Tim Lovain was named vice chairman and chairman-elect for the Coalition for America’s Gateways and Trade Corridors (CAGTC).
Lovain has been involved in the coalition for 12 years, serving on its board and helping its efforts with Congress and federal agencies. The board consists of 16 members representing the geographic and organizational diversity of CAGTC and works toward advancing the nation’s freight network.
CAGTC was established in 2001 to raise public and congressional awareness of freight transportation and promote sufficient funding in federal legislation for trade corridors, gateways, intermodal connectors and freight facilities.
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has appointed Tim Cahill to the new role of vice president of bulk commodity business development.
He was the founder and former chief executive officer of Coal Export Services International (CESI), now a subsidiary of ISS, which offers a range of consulting and field services to coal and petroleum coke producers across the world.
Rand Logistics, a Great Lakes vessel operator, has hired Robert Bezan for the newly created position of vice president of planning and analysis at its subsidiary, Lower Lakes Towing Ltd.
Bezan has spent the past 14 years at Algoma Central Corp. and Seaway Marine Transport serving in similar capacities.
Vessel management and services firm V.Group has appointed Bob Bishop to executive director and Andrea Zito to group director for technical.
The company also named Lawrie Campbell to group director of offshore and Keith Parsons to group director for Asia.
Simon Pressly has become group director for crew management, while Matt Dunlop was promoted to group director of ship management, taking over this position from Bishop.
Group Commercial Director Andrea Sessa will widen his role to include merger and acquisition activity and special projects. Martin Stafford and Elliot Gow will continue to focus on their existing areas of marine services and ship supply chain, respectively.
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