Crane Worldwide appoints Osterwald as MD for Germany

By Damian Brett

Jens Osterwald. Source: Crane Worldwide

Crane Worldwide has appointed Jens Osterwald as managing director of its Germany business.

Osterwald has worked internationally in leadership roles in the logistics industry for over 20 years.

He joins Crane Worldwide to “drive future growth and development of both the freight forwarding and contract logistics footprint in Germany”.

Meanwhile, Christian Nielitz, formerly country manager of Germany, has been promoted to director of airfreight Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and “will continue to build on the growth in service portfolio and air cargo volumes to and from the region”.

Alexandros Kotarakos has also recently joined the Crane Worldwide team to lead the airfreight team in Germany and procurement within the market.

“Kotarakos has strong relationships with the airlines and significant experience in creative solution design,” the company said.

Jason Stretton, regional vice president EMEA at Crane Worldwide Logistics, said: “Growing organically, as we have done in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf and Hamburg, we have significant development plans for our business in Germany and are looking to continue to invest in our services and facilities in 2022.

“Adding further supply chain expertise with established relationships will drive continuous improvement and progress for our clients.”

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]