Rickmers-Linie Appoints Sales Agent in France

first_imgzoom Rickmers-Linie, the heavylift and project cargo liner service specialist, has appointed Marmedsa Noatum Shipping Agency as its sales agent in France with immediate effect.Marmedsa has offices in Paris, Le Havre and Marseilles and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. It will focus on sales activity for project cargo, strengthening existing partnerships and developing new relationships with French cargo owners and project companies. Marmedsa will report to the Antwerp office of Rickmers-Linie.Wouter Huybrechts, managing director of Rickmers-Linie Belgium, which has the overall responsibility for sales and agency activities in the Benelux countries and France, says: “The nomination of Marmedsa is a clear signal of commitment to our French customers. Our business is set to grow both in France and around the world, so we want to ensure we can continue to offer the personal service and dedicated client solutions that we are known for. We know the team at Marmedsa will be a great asset to Rickmers-Linie.”Rickmers-Linie, October 15, 2013last_img read more

Italy UN rights expert voices concern over changes to criminal procedure code

Special Rapporteur Dato’ Param Cumaraswamy wrote to the Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs late last week to call attention to potential delays in justice caused by the proposed changes, the UN announced today.Under the amended Code of Criminal Procedure, trials could be transferred to a different court on the basis of “legitimate suspicions” that a case could be compromised by serious local circumstances. The Special Rapporteur warned that these changes could add to the long delays that already characterize the Italian judicial system, and could be used by accused persons to further delay trial proceedings.Mr. Cumaraswamy, who visited Italy earlier this year, said he feared that if the changes were adopted and applied retrospectively – a proposal under consideration – then prominent politicians facing charges before Milan courts could take advantage of the amendment to further delay due process in their cases.Those politicians, he stressed, “should not be seen as delaying that process.” He added that “because they are in positions of power, delaying the judicial process in their cases would be perceived with suspicion and could be detrimental to the integrity of the justice system.” read more