Hong Kong: Following the stalled sale of its towage division, Pacific Basin has decided to bring back Charlie Kocherla from his stint heading up PB Towage in Australia. Kocherla, an executive director of Pacific Basin for the past two years, has been appointed chief technical officer of Pacific Basin and will work back at headquarters in Hong Kong. Kocherla has been with Pacific Basin since 2000.
In his new role, Kocherla will have overall responsibility for the company's activities and long-term strategy and development in the areas of shipmanagement, newbuilding, marine insurance as well as environmental and sustainability matters. [01/07/14]