Horizon Lines named William A. Hamlin executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Hamlin joined Horizon in March 2011 as senior vice president of operations from Jamian McElroy & Hamlin, a consulting firm specializing in transportation and infrastructure, domestic and international security and environmental issues. He served as a partner at the firm from 2009 to 2011.
Prior to that, he held various executive positions with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which he joined in 2004, and from 1999 to 2004, he worked for APL Ltd., where he rose to president of the liner carrier’s Americas region after serving as vice president of operations. He also served as president of APL’s Eagle Marine Services.
Ruslan Alikhanov was appointed president and chief executive officer of the FESCO Transportation Group.
Yury Gilts, who earlier acted as president, remains an adviser to Alikhanov and will be responsible for strategic development of the group.
Since 2001, before joining FESCO Group, Alikhanov was a partner at McKinsey & Co, where he headed the Russian Practice of Strategy and Corporate Finance, as well as Eastern European Practice of Corporate Management. From 1996 to 1998, he served as a project officer at the World Bank, and from 2000 to 2001 worked at Dell as a strategic business manager.
FESCO is one of the largest Russian port owners and operators with rail and logistics services.
John Batten will take over as managing director of all-cargo carrier Coyne Airways in September.
Batten, who has more than 35 years in the air freight industry, will be located at the London-based airline's Dubai hub.
He joined Coyne from Swissport Cargo Services, where he was executive vice president of global cargo for five years. He has also worked with Qatar Airways, where he was senior vice president of cargo worldwide, and spent 25 years with TNT.
Baltimore-based Hoffberger Holdings, Inc. (HHI), parent company of MTC Logistics, named Harry D. Halpert to chief executive officer of HHI and chairman of MTC Logistics.
For the past 13 years, Halpert served as president of MTC Logistics.
F. Brooks Royster III will succeed Halpert as president of MTC Logistics. For the past six years, Royster served as vice president overseeing the construction of MTC Logistics’ Port of Baltimore distribution center and worked to expand the company’s international footprint. Royster has over 35 years in the maritime industry in both the public and private sectors. Prior to MTC Logistics, he served as executive director of the Maryland Port Administration.
Kenneth W. Johnson was appointed senior vice president of operations at MTC Logistics. He joined the firm 22 years ago and has served in various managerial roles.
Abu Dhabi Ship Building has appointed Khaled Almazroui as chief executive officer.
He was most recently general manager of Fujairah International Airport and was chairman of the Gulf Airport Services Association. Almazroui was also the founding president of the Green Aviation and Logistics Group, an environmental body based in the United Arab Emirates.
The International Bunker Industry Association has elected Jens Maul Jørgensen of Oldendorff Carriers as its vice chairman.
Jørgensen will become chairman in April 2014.
Dilip Mody of Global Fuels & Lubricants has been re-appointed honorary treasurer.
The appointments were made at the association’s board meeting in Istanbul this week.
The U.S.-China Business Council has elected Ellen Kullman, chairwoman and chief executive officer of DuPont, as its chair.
The new vice chairmen are Robert Iger, chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., and Thomas Lynch, CEO of TE Connectivity.
The USCBC works to create favorable business conditions in China for its members. DuPoint has 40 wholly owned or joint venture entities and 7,000 employees in China.