Rhenus appoints co-VPs for project logistics

Moritz Becker (L) (Copyright Foto-Studio Penz oHG) and Colin D'Abreo. Source: Rhenus Global

The Rhenus Group has appointed Moritz Becker and Colin D’Abreo as co-vice president directors of its project logistics global division.

Becker will lead operations in Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), and Southeast Asia and the Pacific (SEAPAC). D’Abreo will oversee operations in the Americas, India, China, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

They will replace Carsten Schröter, who has left the company.

Rhenus said that Becker has more than two decades in leadership roles. He joined Rhenus in 2017 as the head of projects in Germany and later advanced to become the managing director of Project Logistics Germany.

“His unwavering dedication and strong leadership skills culminated in his appointment as managing director of Rhenus Offshore Logistics Germany in 2023,” the company said.

D’Abreo has more than 30 years of experience and started his logistics career at KOG Transport Inc.

The company was acquired by Rhenus in 2015 and D’Abreo was appointed as executive vice president and later as president of KOG until the company rebranded and operations transitioned to Rhenus in 2019. At that point, he became president of Rhenus Projects Logistics in the US.

“Together, they will spearhead Rhenus Project Logistics on a global scale, with a strategic focus on network expansion and product development within renewables, energy, mining, oil & gas, and steel plants.

“Furthermore, they will lead decarbonisation efforts and prioritize chartering and engineering as key success factors for global development.”

In Europe, Becker will prioritise strengthening the company’s presence in the renewables sector and providing turnkey solutions for industrial projects in Turkey and the CIS.

Additionally, he will supervise the network’s expansion in SEAPAC.

D’Abreo will concentrate on bolstering the North American market, specifically in oil, gas, and renewables.

He will also further expand Rhenus offshore services in Eastern Canada and grow Rhenus project logistics services in Latin America, particularly in the mining and solar industries.

“D’Abreo will also strengthen connections in India’s export market for industrialised and project cargo, maintain the Rhenus Group’s position as the top provider of choice in China for project cargo, and establish a robust project structure in the MEA region,” the company said.

Jan Harnisch, global chief executive of Rhenus Air & Ocean, said: “We have the utmost confidence in Colin and Moritz as co-vice president directors of Project Logistics.

“With their combined expertise and proven track record, we trust their strategic leadership will play a pivotal role in propelling the ongoing success and expansion of Rhenus Project Logistics on a global scale.”

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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]