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Konecranes strengthens bulk handling presence in Japan

Miike Port Logistics has ordered a Konecranes Gottwald Model 4 mobile harbour crane, which will be used for bulk handling – primarily of coal and coconut husk – at the Japanese port of Miike.



New Secretary General for ICS

The International Chamber of Shipping appoints a new Secretary General, whose appointment will become effective from mid-2018.


4.5 km ropeway connects Turkish mine and valley

The ropeway began operating in December 2017 and has been transporting 60 tph of copper ore from the Cerattepe underground copper mine to a river over a distance of 4.5 km.


RightShip appoints new CEO

Martin Crawford-Brunt has been appointed as CEO, replacing Warwick Norman who announced he would step down in 2017.



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J. Lauritzen appoints two new Directors

Danish shipping company J. Lauritzen A/S has announced the upcoming appointment of two new members to the Board of Directors of the company. At the annual general meeting of J. Lauritzen A/S in March 2018, Kristian V. Morch, CEO at Odfjell SE, Norway and Barbara Plucnar Jensen, Chief Financial Officer at ISS UK and Ireland will be elected as new members of the Board of Directors of J. Lauritzen.

In connection with the upcoming annual general meeting, Marianne Wiinholt, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Ørsted will resign from the Board of Directors of J. Lauritzen.

Kristian V. Morch has been CEO at Odfjell since August 2015. Prior to that, Morch was Partner and Group CEO at Clipper Group from January 2011 until May 2015. Previously, Morch worked for A. P. Moller Maersk from July 1987 until December 2010 and held various managerial positions within ship brokering, dry bulk as well as crude, product and gas tankers. Morch holds an MBA from IMD, Switzerland.

Barbara Plucnar Jensen has been Chief Financial Officer at ISS UK and Ireland since October 2016. Prior to that, she was Head of Group Treasury at ISS A/S from January 2009 until September 2016. Previously, Plucnar Jensen held various managerial positions at Danske Bank. Plucnar Jensen holds an M.Sc. in economics from the University of Copenhagen.

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