New president leads domestic and international operations; French company appoints executive board; and Jamaican maritime leader chairs subcommittee.
Robert Dickey has been named president of Metro Ports.
Dickey, based in Long Beach, Calif., will have oversight responsibility for all domestic and international Metro Ports operations. Metro Ports companies include Metropolitan Stevedore Co., Suderman Contracting Stevedores, Southeast Crescent Shipping Company, Great Lakes Stevedoring LLC and Metro Ports Canada Ltd.
Most recently, Dickey served as vice president of technical services for Total Terminals International. For 20 years prior to that assignment, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Ports America (formerly Marine Terminals Corp.), including vice president of operations and director of labor relations.
SOGET on Thursday appointed a new executive board following its annual general meeting.
Hervé Cornède, general manager, was appointed chairman. He succeeds Gilles Paumier, who is retiring after 29 years with the company.
Muriel Folliot-Olivier, secretary general, again will serve as vice chairman. New members of the executive board are Julien Prével, head of human resources, and Jérôme Steinlé, head of administration and finance.
“This new executive board is a solid team that is committed to managing the SOGET organization and boosting the company,” Cornède said. “We aim to continue to develop high value-added solutions for our customers. For this reason, our capability in business processes and our technological excellence are our assets to face the challenges of the digitalization of logistics operations.”
SOGET, headquartered in Le Havre, France, said it “provides fluidity to port operations by intelligently and instantly coordinating the shared management of logistics information between public and private stakeholders.”
The company currently is implementing its latest generation of PCS (Port Communit System) S)ONE on the Seine Axis, which represents more than two-thirds of French foreign trade.
Claudia Grant, deputy director general of the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ), has been elected chair of the International Maritime Organization Subcommittee on Implementation of IMO Instruments.
Grant was elected during the fifth session of the subcommittee, held last week in London. She had served as vice chair for the past year.
Grant has served as president of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) since its inception in 2015. She also spearheaded the establishment of MAJ.
Since 2016, she has participated in mandatory audits of IMO member states.