30 August 2012 – MarseillesFos appoints head ofdevelopment
Intermodal logistics specialist Arnaud Ranjard has joined leading French port Marseilles Fos as director of development in succession to Dirk Becquart.
The 59-year-old French national has spent most of his career in Antwerp, but his work with various companies based in the Belgian port has included major initiatives involving Marseilles Fos.
From 2008 he was strategy and development director for the container division of stevedoring company Euroports, which employs 2, 500personnel. In this role he developed and marketed several inland multimodal platforms including Trilogi port at Liege and Pagny in Bourgogne. The Marseilles Fos port authority is a minority shareholder inPagny, one of its partners in the Medlink network of logistics hubs along the Rhone-Saone axis.
Previously Ranjard was commercial director for logistics companies Franbelti & Eurofram until 1996 and then Norfram Logistics until2007. In 2000 he created Norfram’s Marseilles-based agency, which now operates as Manuport Logistique.
The newcomer to the senior management team at Marseilles Fosholds a diploma from advanced commercial studies institute l’Ecole desHautes Etudes Commerciales.