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By the , Tuesday 2nd August 2016

JSA Global, leading liner agency based in Felixstowe, have recently appointed John Foord as Director with immediate effect.
John Foord has spent all of his working life in the shipping industry, both at sea and ashore. He started his career as a foreign-going officer and after coming ashore joined the shipping line sector in the City of London, then moving to ship agency as a representative of both liner and tramp owners. 
He has been involved with the container shipping industry since the mid 1970’s, beginning in vessel operations and stowage coordination for a number of major Far Eastern carriers. Since then he has gained senior management experience in the container, general cargo and freight forwarding trades, from the perspective of both the carrier and the agent. 
“We were very sad to report recently the passing of John Van Bergen, he was a truly great man and will be sadly missed by us all and could never be replaced. However we have to move on and we are delighted with appointment of John Foord, his experience in the industry will be invaluable, I am confident that JSA Global is in safe hands.” Andy Thorne, CEO
In addition to his practical experience, John has also played a significant role in promoting the ship agency sector in the UK and internationally. He is currently President Designate of FONASBA, the international ship agents and ship brokers’ global representative organisation, as well as Chairman of its Liner & Port Agency Committee. In addition, John is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a past Chairman of its Federation Council, the FONASBA member in the United Kingdom.
Part of the Kestrel Group, earlier this month, JSA Global announced a new deep sea service connecting Liverpool with East Africa. The company has a long history of shipping to the Red Sea and East Africa and are liner agents for several niche operators. Fundamental to JSA is the dedicated team who have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to container shipping. Part of the Kestrel Group, JSA Global can help with all container shipping needs. For more information contact +44 1394 678678 or


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