September 14 - HLPFI understads that Marco Sorgetti has been selected to fill the post of director general and chief executive of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) following the retirement of Marco Sangaletti.

FIATA president Jean-Claude Delen said: "As FIATA President, I am delighted to see such a smooth transition. The future of our organisation's secretariat is secured and continuity will prevail.

"Marco Sorgetti, whom I personally know very well, is a professional with a proven track record in the logistics industry. He has developed our European sister organization, CLECAT, the European association for forwarding, transport, logistic and customs services, to the highest level of professionalism and reputation. I wish Marco Sorgetti the best of luck in this new endeavour and a successful career with FIATA."

FIATA will officially announce the leadership change and introduce Sorgetti to members at the FIATA World Congress in Cairo (Egypt, October 16-21, 2011).