UK country manager for US logistics group

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BDP International, the US-based logistics firm, has made two appointments in the UK: Anthony Akerman and David Marshall.

Akerman becomes UK country manager while Marshall becomes Aberdeen branch manager.

“These appointments underscore the importance of the UK market in the global economy, and world trade, particularly its energy and chemical sectors, where we have extensive experience and expertise,” said Yves Letange, managing director of BDP International Europe.

BDP manages more than one million TEUs of chemicals a year, and counts among its clients eight of the world’s ten largest chemical producers.

Akerman will be based in the company’s main office in Dartford, Kent and report to Antwerp-based Letange. Most recently he served as commercial director for Escombe Lambert He has also served as director of commercial operations for the projects division of Agility Logistics.

Marshall is responsible for BDP’s operations in Aberdeen, Scotland which in addition to conventional transport and logistics services, include turnkey solutions from supply chain support for new and existing production facilities to the transport of heavy-lift structures and specialised logistics for offshore equipment.

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