May 17, 2020

Conference on maximising African port capacity, June 4, Lagos

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Freddie Pierce
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Challenges facing African ports to be discussed
Active Communications Internationals 3rd Maximising African Port Capacity conference will address the key challenges faced by African ports when faced...

Active Communications International’s 3rd Maximising African Port Capacity conference will address the key challenges faced by African ports when faced with operational change and site expansion.

This includes issues in construction, infrastructure, access, hinterland and storage. There will be the opportunity to hear case studies of how ports have faced and overcome these challenges and the corresponding benefits of completing projects successfully.

In addition, there will be “essential” updates in issues of security, safety and quality, and global trade patterns so as to ensure that any developmental projects are refined to cope with the modern challenges the industry currently faces. 

Key presentations this year include:


Developing working partnerships in Africa


Assessing investment options


Overcoming new construction challenges


Expanding and upgrading entrance channels


Cargo-specific port infrastructure models


Effective inland depot development


Matching operations to hinterland potential


Improving safety and quality culture


Assessing security challenges and solutions


Market analysis of international trade flow


Including ‘green’ design elements in port portscrease efficiency in the management of throughput


Understand how to incorporate environmental sustainability into development plans


The organiser ACI said: “All ACI’s meetings are strictly end-user focussed and attract a targeted group of senior level decision-makers from industry.

“Delegates will be drawn from Port Authorities, Port Operators and Terminal Operating companies and include VPs, Directors and Managers. Also local and national government, Private Investors in port/ infrastructure, Port development consultants Suppliers of specialist port technologies and equipment.”

Previous attendees include the Nigerian Ports Authority, Namibian Ports Authority, Namport, Siemens, United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and Toyota Tsusho Africa Ltd, to name but a few.

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Jul 25, 2021

People Moves: Kuehne+Nagel, Asuccini, Algo

2 min
Stay up to date on the latest supply chain executive moves and promotions, including Kuehne+Nagel, Algo, and Asuccini LLC

Peer Gjeow Rasmussen


Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia 

Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success." 


Heidi Turk


Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo

Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.

Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."

Jim Vrtis


Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini

Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc. 

Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”

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