Axel Marschall has officially moved to a new position at DB Schenker Rail this week assuming management responsibility for Sales at the European DB Schenker Rail Group. He is now member of the Board of Management of DB Schenker Rail Deutschland responsible for Sales, the responsibility he took over on a provisional basis last November when Karsten Sachsenröder left the company last year.
Marschall was previously the head of the automotive industry sector in rail freight and has been the CEO of DB Schenker Rail Automotive GmbH since 2009.
“Axel Marschall and his colleagues transformed the automotive industry sector at DB Schenker Rail into the largest and most powerful automobile logistics services provider in rail transport in Europe and developed successful international solutions together with customers,” said Dr Karl-Friedrich Rausch, member of the Board of Management of DB Mobility Logistics, responsible for Transportation and Logistics, and chairman of the Supervisory Board of DB Schenker Rail. “He has the expertise we need for the expansion of our European sales.”
DB Schenker has yet to announce a successor to Marschall at DB Schenker Rail Automotive.  
Xavier Vazquez Porta has become the new managing director at Autoterminal, which handles vehicle terminal operations at the port of Barcelona in Spain. He replaces Jacinto Seguí Dolz del Castellar.
Vazquez has held various roles in Autoterminal and moved to the role of deputy general manager in 2002.
Commenting on his departure, Seguí said: "From now on, I will devote my career in other fields but I will continue as external advisor to Autoterminal.” He added: “I am forever grateful to Xavier for having stood by me throughout all these years, he is the best candidate that Autoterminal could have.
Vazquez Porta acknowledged that times were not easy for the logistics sector but there was a future for Autoterminal because of its “international point of reference” which was built on the hard work and effort of the people within the organisation.
Claes Nilsson, previously president of the Europe division at Volvo Trucks, has settled into his new role as president of Volvo Trucks, EMEA Sales & Global Brand, with operational sales and marketing responsibility for the European, Middle East and Africa region. The position also involves responsibility for managing the global product strategy and developing the Volvo Trucks brand.
The move is part of a wider reorganisation at Volvo Trucks, which has broken down sales and marketing into three geographic areas: Americas (North and South America), EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and APAC (Asia Pacific). It will also include investments in expanding the service and aftermarket network.
"We already have more than 2,300 dealers and workshops all over the world and this figure will grow,” said Nilsson. “Our relationship with our customers plays a central role and our business goes much further than just selling trucks. This is only the beginning of what we do. For us it is all about offering our customers effective transport solutions with guaranteed quality, safety and the greatest possible care for the environment,” he added.