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Paul Soulsby

posted 12 Jan 2014 11:41 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 12 Jan 2014 11:41 ]
Former P&O Nedlloyd colleague Paul Soulsby has been appointed Senior Vice President Shared Services at Costa Crociere, also known as Costa Cruises.,   

From 1992 to 1995 Paul was European Finance Manager at P&O Containers B.V. and after the merger he was P&O Nedlloyd's West Mediterranean Financial Controller.

Bob Bransdon

posted 1 Oct 2013 00:18 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 1 Oct 2013 00:18 ]

I started at Joint Cargo, then to ACTA thru to P&O Containers/P&O Nedlloyd, all in the Sydney offices. 

I worked in State Commercial, HO DP, HO Trade, State Commercial again at JCS/ACTA, then State Commercial, ATLAS Project, HO & State Operations/MARs at P&O. Made redundant 2001, then worked as part time sports commentator, wine facilitator and bottle shop attendant. 

Now retired and living in Las Vegas, trying to play golf.

James Baldwin

posted 28 Sep 2013 14:32 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 28 Sep 2013 14:32 ]

Joined OCL in 1973 in the ICM division. Over the next twelve years worked in various management divisions in Barking and Beagle House. Left in 1985 to join Inchcape Shipping Services ending up as Regional Director for the Middle East in 1992. 

Appointed MD of Elder Dempster Nigeria in 1994 and then in 1999, Group MD of the Ocean group of Companies in West Africa. Led the MBO in 2007 to own the various companies and subsequently set up the Hull Blyth and Stellar Group which between them have a turnover of over £100m and a staff of 1000. 

Delegated most of the management to members of the family allowing myself to semi -retire in Kent..

Craig Bowen

posted 7 Sep 2013 00:39 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 7 Sep 2013 00:39 ]

"Since leaving P&ONL (it’ll be 10 years this October) I have been working at BHJ. It’s a Danish company that make food ingredients, I do the orders/exports.

"I have just received my 20 years service award from Acorns Hospice where I’m a volunteer. And I was recently 50 so had a great holiday touring Switzerland by train.
"I keep in touch with several people from the Birmingham office and we have a yearly reunion in the City Centre.

"Miss the old days still but it’s good to catch up with people."

Craig Bowen

Craig Bowen

Bill Wightman

posted 6 Sep 2013 12:00 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 7 Sep 2013 10:42 ]

William Wightman…known as Bill Wightman

"Joined OCL in 1973 in Coatbridge, Scotland, as a Movements Controller.  Stayed with the company, as it became P&OCL, P&O Containers, and finally P&O Nedlloyd.
Bill Wightman

"I served abroad, in Dar es Salaam in the East African Trade (Beacon Service) 1982 -1987.  Then went to India (based in Bombay) from 1987 until 1991.  Then back to our forwarding arm Adams Express (which became Oceanlink),  based in Ashford, Middlesex.  It was then off to Saudi Arabia in 1995…initially Dammam, and then Jeddah.
"I remained with Maersk, after the buy-out…based in Bahrain, until 2010, when I 'retired'.
"Today, I am with Hoegh Autoliners, based in Dubai, looking after the Farrell Lines service between USA and Middle East."

Peter Ongley

posted 4 Sep 2013 12:00 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 4 Sep 2013 12:01 ]

Peter Ongley has always been based in Leeds and his career in shipping included fulfilling the following roles:

Overseas Containers Ltd. 
  • Freight Clerk 1972 - 1976 
  • Senior Section Leader 1976 - 1977
  • Trade Leader 1977 - 1982
P&O Containers Ltd. 
  • Assistant Import Freight Manager - 1982 - 1984
  • Import Customer Services Manager 1984 – 1985
  • Depot Services Manager 1985 – 1989
  • Quality Assurance Manager 1989 to 1997
P&O Nedlloyd Global Logistics. 
  • Customer Service & Quality Manager - 1997 to 1999
  • Key Account Manager - P&O Nedlloyd Logistics - 1999 to 2001
P&O Nedlloyd Limited. 
  • Quality Manager UK - 2001 to 2006 

After taking early retirement in 2006, Peter took a year out and had a part time job as a library assistant from 2006 – 2007 with Leeds City Council then returned to work full becoming Group HSQE Manager with Prismo Road Markings Limited 2007-2010

In addition, Peter carried some work as an Independent Quality Consultant from 2006 to date with an orthotics manufacturing company and a previous employee.

Peter is now enjoying retirement, mainly with family and grandchildren, walking, cycling, holidays and basically enjoying life to the full, well as much as one can on a pension!

Tim Harris

posted 3 Apr 2013 12:10 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 3 Apr 2013 12:19 ]

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Former CEO of P&O Nedlloyd and P&O SNCo main board director Tim Harris joined James Fisher & Sons Plc in 2002 as chairman.  He retired from that position in July 2012.  An interview marking his retirement from James Fisher & Sons appears in the July 2012 edition of Pelican, the James Fisher staff magazine.

Tim Harris, non-executive director of NOL
Tim Harris' replacement as chairman of James Fisher & Sons was Charles Rice, also a former P&O SNCo main board director and Managing Director of the P&O Trans European Division.

Tim Harris is currently listed as a member of the board of directors of the global container line NOL (Neptune Orient Lines)

Philip Green

posted 29 Mar 2013 06:29 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 29 Mar 2013 06:31 ]

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The former P&O Nedlloyd CEO, Philip Green, has joined the board of the global shipping services company, Clarksons.

Logan Moodley

posted 14 Nov 2012 02:27 by Mike Chapman   [ updated 14 Nov 2012 02:28 ]

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I worked for PONL until December 2005.  My last position at PONL was Regional Export Manager based in Cape Town.  Since Dec 2005, I am with Maersk Line and will terminate my services as Freight Collections Manager on 30 November 2012.

Logan Moodley

Mariola Skrzyszewska - Gdynia

posted 6 Nov 2010 15:53 by Mike Chapman

At first I was working in Nedlloyd agency in Gdynia, both Sales and Customer Service. After a merge with P&O I was "Inside Sales" in P&O Nedlloyd. It was a great time which lasted almost ten years :). Now I'm in Maersk, also in Sales Team.
It is quite amazing, but we, "ex PONL people", are still in touch here in Gdynia. Maybe You can join one of our "beer-meeting" here, in Gdynia?? :)  
After hours I care about my garden, my house and my ...dogs (

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