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Ozburn-Hessey promotes HallOzburn-Hessey Logistics, the nation's largest privately held 3PL, has promoted Karen Hall to Director of Marketing and Communication. Ms. Hall had previously served as a Marketing Manager for the company.
Young to succeed Davidson at UP CorporationJames R. Young, president of Union Pacific Railroad, will succeed Dick Davidson as corporate president and chief executive officer of Union Pacific Corporation in January.
Young will remain president of Union Pacific Railroad when he assumes control of the corporation as part of a previously announced succession plan, while Davidson will remain chairman.
BAX Global sold to Germany's Deutsche BahnBrink's Company has signed an agreement to sell its BAX Global express unit for approximately $1.1 billion in cash to Deutsche Bahn of Germany. The acquisition of BAX, the world's largest heavy shipment carrier, positions rail operator Deutsche Bahn, which also owns logistics provider Schenker, into a major role in the global logistics market.
CP Railway taps GreenCanadian Pacific Railway has appointed Fred Green as president, succeeding Rob Ritchie. Ritchie, who held the post for a decade, will retain the title of chief executive he has also held since 1995.
Knatz appointed to head Port of Los AngelesLos Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wednesday named Geraldine Knatz as new executive director of the Southern California gateway.
For the past six years, Knatz was the managing director of development at the Port of Long Beach, where she oversaw the port's $2.5 billion capital improvement program and was responsible for developing the Long Beach Green Port Policy.
Manugistics names WeaserSupply chain software provider Manugistics Group has named Mark R. Weaser as president of its Asia Pacific operations.
Weaser, based in Shanghai, was previously the vice president of Asia Pacific operations at Manhattan Associates.
Schenker renews deal with Management DynamicsGlobal 3PL Schenker has renewed a deal with Management Dynamics to use that company's BridgePoint service for supply chain visibility and event management. Schenker will use BridgePoint to drive its Global Visibility and Control Service.
South Carolina home to new trade center
The state of South Carolina has opened a new 75-acre trade facility intended to boost trade with China. The Global Trade Center features a 200,000-square-foot building and exhibition hall in Mauldin, about 200 miles from the Port of Charleston.
More than 140 Chinese companies will display their products to U.S. purchasers in the initial year of operation, the South Carolina State Ports Authority said.
The role of the Global Trade Center is to act as a market-entry incubator to assist both foreign companies entering the U.S. market and U.S. companies entering international markets.