Xavier Urbain has been appointed as CEO of Ceva Logistics, and will replace the outgoing Marvin Schlanger on 2 January 2014. Schlanger has only been in the role since October 2012, when he replaced the retiring John Pattullo. Under his stewardship the firm has cut costs, renegotiated poor performing contracts and restructured Ceva’s debt. Urbain, the former head of road and rail logistics and Kuehne + Nagel, and CEO of ACR Logistics, will take control of a firm that retained […]
Ceva Logistics has beaten other 3PL providers to clinch a new contract with private healthcare provider BMI Healthcare.
Ceva Logistics, which recently saw its long-running relationship with Crown Paints extended, has seen group profit fall after its contract logistics businesses was affected by Europe’s economic malaise. While revenue in the first half of the year was up 5.5% at €3.5bn (2011: €3.4bn), EBITDA slipped 10.5% to €136m (2011: €152) as a consequence, despite growth in the group’s ocean freight business. John Pattullo, chief executive of Ceva, says: “Transpacific volume and weakness in Southern Europe remain a concern. As […]