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The Heavy Lift Group names Cosmatos president

Written by Marine Log Staff
Elisabeth Cosmatos, president of The Heavy Lift Group

Elisabeth Cosmatos has been elected president of The Heavy Lift Group

Elisabeth Cosmatos, managing director of the Thessaloniki, Greece, based Cosmatos Group, has been elected president of The Heavy Lift Group (THLG), an international association for specialized heavy transport companies.

Taking over from FOX Brasil’s Murilo Caldana, Cosmatos becomes THLG’s first female president. She is joined on the executive committee by Rhenus Projects’ Colin d’Abreo, Alessio Bianchi of DCS Liburnus, Vesta Polska’s Natalya Kulagina and new addition Marianne Blechinberg of Hacklin Logistics.

“THLG’s decision to appoint a female president as part of a majority-female executive committee demonstrates the group’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment in the heavy-lift industry,” said Cosmatos. “Together, we will continue to lead THLG along the successful and innovative path that has made it a pioneer in project-cargo networking.”

Part of the THLG executive committee for over six years, Cosmatos was previously responsible for the THLG’s marketing, corporate image and common identity. She brings over 25 years’ experience in shipping, forwarding and logistics to her new role as TLHG resident.

“While I’m not the kind of person to shy away from change, I also have great respect for the tradition and prestige of The Heavy Lift Group as it was introduced to me almost 20 years ago,” said Cosmatos. “As president, I will put all my efforts into maintaining the group’s high standards while working with dignity, transparency and passion. I would like to thank the previous executive committee members for dedicating their time to the THLG cause and working tirelessly to ensure the group achieves far more than standard networking practices.”

Founded in 1987 by a consortium of western-European heavy-lift operators in anticipation of the Single European Market, THLG has since expanded to include companies from other parts of Europe and from North and South America, Asia, and Africa. Its members specialize in large-scale industrial project forwarding, crane operations, machinery installation and rigging, vessel chartering, port operations and more.

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