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Bleu Hilburn (Photo: Crowley)

Hilburn Rejoins Crowley Solutions as VP, Business Development

to the 2017 hurricanes, including relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico resulting from Hurricane Marine.In advancing to leadership roles, including vice president at Crowley, Hilburn led logistics support in 2015 that was critical to relief efforts as part of Operation United Assistance in West Africa during the Ebola virus crisis. Crowley supplied emergency shipping, warehousing, trucking, stevedoring, customs brokerage and other logistics services in partnership with the U.S. government, including support for 3,000 deployed troops and 17 treatment centers.“We are looking at further enhancing

Jack Mahoney is the new President and CEO of Westwood Shipping Lines (Photo: Westwood Shipping Lines, Inc.)

Mahoney Named President and CEO of Westwood Shipping Lines

at Maersk's Copenhagen, Denmark headquarters.During his time in Canada, Mahoney and his team worked to elevate Maersk's position there, including entering new markets in Canada and abroad. One step was the introduction of a new liner service, which connected eastern Canada with the Mediterranean, Africa, the Middle East, India, Pakistan and the Far East.Mahoney earned his B.A. at The College of William and Mary and an M.Sc. in transportation management and logistics from the University of Denver. He is a Certified Supply Chain Professional, or CSCP.Mahoney will officially begin in his new position

Mike Holliday - LR's Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA) - Credit: LR

LR Names Marine & Offshore President for SAMEA

LR has appointed Mike Holliday as Marine & Offshore president for South Asia, the Middle East, and Africa (SAMEA).In his new role, Holliday will lead LR’s Marine and Offshore operations across SAMEA, primarily based in Singapore, and be responsible for developing the business in current and emerging markets as well as identifying growth opportunities in the region including key gas, naval and offshore projects.Holliday’s remit will also include LR’s traditional portfolio such as classification, compliance, and advisory services to as well as collaborating with clients on industry

Tareq Kawash / Credit: McDermottt

McDermott Names Senior VP for EMEA Region

Engineering and construction company McDermott International Ltd. has appointed Tareq Kawash as Senior Vice President for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.Kawash was formerly the Senior Vice President for the Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian (EARC) region, which has been combined with the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.David Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott, said, "Tareq has a wealth of experience and is a strategic, high-performing leader who understands the challenges and opportunities of our business and is committed to finding the best

Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

commercial and technical experience and expertise."Gregg-Smith began his career at BV over 15 years where he served as a Plan Approval surveyor; a Marine Centre Surveyor; an Assistant to the Operations Manager for Middle and Far East; as well as the Regional Marine Manager for East and Southern Africa. During his time at Bureau Veritas, he qualified as a Surveyor, ISM, ISPS, and ISO Lead Auditor.He subsequently spent three years at DNV GL as Manager of the London Maritime Service Center, although most recently Alex has spent the past nine years at Siem Shipping as Vice President Technical managing

Otto Energy's Gulf of Mexico assets

Otto Energy Looking to Appoint Gulf of Mexico Veteran as New CEO

2014 and Managing Director in June 2015. He joined Otto Energy in 2009 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Otto,  Allen worked for Woodside Energy for over 8 years in leadership roles in a number of Woodside business units, including within Woodside’s overseas businesses in Africa.Allen has agreed to remain with Otto Energy as a senior advisor for a period of six months to assist with the leadership transition to a new successor. Australia-headquartered Otto Energy, with exploration and production assets in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and Texas, said it has started the process

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Nigeria Tells Oil and Gas Firms to Cut Staff in Covid-19 Fight

is keen to protect oil production, which provides 90% of much-needed foreign exchange. A coronavirus case on an offshore rig could spread quickly among workers and have a potentially devastating impact on production.Health experts are concerned about the potential for a widespread outbreak in Africa's most populous country, which has about 200 million inhabitants. Nigeria has 174 confirmed coronavirus cases and two deaths from the virus so far.The country has shut international airports, closed all land borders and locked down its two main cities, Lagos and the capital Abuja, in an effort

For Illustration; Polarcus Adira - Image by Thomas Reid - MarineTraffic

Polarcus to Cut Jobs, Salaries

any details on the financial terms of the deal, nor on the identity of the client.Worth noting, Polarcus used the photo of its Polarcus Adira vessel to illustrate a social media post announcing the contract. Marine Traffic data show the vessel is currently in moving from the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa to Las Palmas, Canary Islands.The new contract comes after Polarcus in the past month lost two survey deals in Africa in Asia.COVID-19 precautionsWhen it comes to COVID-19 response in the offshore environment, Polarcus has said it is screening all field crew before traveling from home, immediately

Trevor Whitworth (Photo: Pentonet)

Whitworth Joins Maritime IoT Firm Pentonet

start-up business into a company that kept over 3,000 vessels connected on a daily basis.With an extensive background in maritime operations with O.I.L. Ltd in South America, the Middle East and the UK, Trevor can also claim marketing success securing specialist tonnage contracts in South-East Asia, West Africa and Central America. Trevor has a BSc in Maritime Commerce from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology and is certified as a British Navigating Officer.Pentonet was founded in 2016 by Darryn Trowell and Markus Sandelin with the goal of providing onboard cellular connectivity

Photo: Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI)

Nestlehutt tapped to lead SCI

;s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI) selected Rev. Mark S. Nestlehutt as its new President & Executive Director, succeeding the Rev. David Rider, effective February 18, 2020.With more than two decades of church experience in Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, Australia and South Africa, Mark joins SCI from Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where he serves as Rector. His previous employment and interests include service as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Director of Planned Giving at Opera Philadelphia, various positions for five years in the field of commercial

Jochen Engelmann (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Hires Engelmann as Sales VP

Torqeedo announced it has appointed Jochen Engelmann as vice-president sales for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective January 1.In this position, Engelmann will have responsibility for expanding sales and driving the company’s growth across the EMEA region for Torqeedo’s marine electromobility systems.Engelmann comes to Torqeedo from Volvo Penta, where he was head of sales, central Europe for the industrial engine division. Prior to joining Volvo Penta, he worked in the engine development department at Stihl as a technical project manager.Engelmann holds a degree in mechanica

Dr Peter Ramsay (Photo: Mitcham)

Mitcham Appoints New Tech Positions

technologies within the hydrographic industry and assist in identifying and developing new opportunities.Prior to joining Mitcham in January 2020, Dr Ramsay held a number of important positions within the hydrographic industry, including Director and co-owner of Marine GeoSolutions in Australia and South Africa.  Dr Ramsay's extensive list of publications includes one book, 18 peer-reviewed publications and 36 conference abstracts. He holds a PhD (Marine Geophysics) and a BSc Honors in Engineering Geology and is a Certified Professional Hydrographic Surveyor Level 1 with the Surveying & Spatial

Alexandros Margaritis (Photo: Amoil)

Amoil Appoints Margaritis MD

Amoil has appointed Alexandros Margaritis as Managing Director as of January 1, 2020.Margaritis brings 14 years of industry experience and has held previous positions in Singapore and Dubai respectively.Amoil was established in 1984 as the first independent bunker trading and supply service in South Africa.

Richard Byno (Photo: TDI-Brooks International)

TDI-Brooks Hires Byno

, Intelligence Community and Executive Branch.He previously served in the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a Member of a Marine Special Operations Command team in which he performed airborne and combat dive operations, air reconnaissance, and direct action in regions of Iraq, Afghanistan and northern Africa. He received an Honorable Discharge in October of 2006. 

Photo: ITF

ITF Expands into Asia Pacific

projects and campaigns, all under the coordination of an experienced ITF inspector.The total number of countries covered by this close coordination and the ITF Inspectorate combined is now 90, with Contacts Networks already established in the Arab World and Iran, Latin America and the Caribbean, and West Africa.The Arab World network now has contacts in 14 countries and has proven on numerous occasions to be effective in assisting seafarers despite difficult and challenging situations

Marc Clayton (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Staff Changes in Houston

William and thereby a strengthening of the management team is well in line with the ambitions of the company.Marc Clayton was employed as Senior Bunker Trader Offshore Division as per 1 July 2019 and will be supporting William by primarily focusing on the oil and gas sector. Marc is originally from South Africa and has more than 10 years’ experience within the oil and gas industry, thus he brings along valuable knowledge and expertise to the relatively small but growing offshore division of the company

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO Movie Promotes Gender Diversity

fellowship and since graduating from the World Maritime University my career has really skyrocketed," says Deniece Aiken, Lawyer, General Counsel, Jamaica.As well as training opportunities, IMO has facilitated the establishment of seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, some 152 countries and dependent territories and nearly 500 participants

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