Global provider Imperial Logistics International has announced two new key appointments. Marc-Oliver Hauswald (46), pictured, becomes Director Business Unit Shipping, Dry from 1 April onwards. The graduate in business management will provide dual leadership in this position with Thomas Küpper (50), who is also Director Business Unit Shipping, Dry. Both men will gear this line of business towards the challenges of the future.
Before joining Imperial Logistics International on 1 February this year, Hauswald worked as manager of the internationalisation, corporate development and finances departments at the port services company, Buss Port Logistics (Hamburg). Prior to this, he held various management positions at logistics companies with international operations. He is also co-managing director of the Buss Imperial Logistics (BIL) joint venture, a company, which guarantees supplies of raw materials and aggregates for the Krupp Mannesmann (HKM) smelting works in Duisburg and operates the works port there.
The Dry business is still one of the segments that generates the highest turnover in the Imperial Transport Solutions division. Using its own fleet of motor vessels comprising about 200 units with subcontractor owner-operators, which makes it one of the largest push-boat fleets in Europe, the company specialises in transporting coal and ores, metals and steel products, cereals, fertilisers and timber products. In geographical terms, the company covers the complete river Rhine area, including its tributaries and canals, France, the Benelux countries and the states bordering on the rivers Main/Danube. The company also provides logistics solutions particularly geared to meet the demands of the steel, aluminium and power station industries and plant construction.