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Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

Nils Smedegaard Andersen has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Denmark based feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder, taking up his first directorship within the logistics and shipping industry after stepping down from his position as Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S in 2016. Andersen, who is a board member and strategic adviser to Unifeeder’s largest investor, e.g. Nordic Capital Funds, also serves as Non-Executive Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of international retail group, Dansk Supermarked

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

The Board of Directors of QTerminals, the recently-established operator of the first phase of Hamad Port in Qatar, has appointed Neville Bissett as the company’s first Chief Executive Officer.   QTerminals was established as a jointly-owned entity by Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Qatar Navigation (Milaha), with the former owning 51 percent and the latter 49 percent of the company.   Bissett brings to the role international experience in port management and terminal operations. Prior to joining QTerminals, he was the general manager of Ports Development Company

Henriette Thygesen (Photo: Maersk Group)

Thygesen Named CEO of Svitzer

Henriette H. Thygesen, currently Damco CEO for the Americas, has been appointed CEO of Svitzer with effect from September 1.   Thygesen, who joined Maersk Group in 1994, has been with the group for 22 years, of which the last nine with Damco. She has previously worked for Maersk Tankers and Maersk Oil and prior to her current role, she was VP and CEO for Damco in North Asia, based in Hong Kong.   She holds a Master of Science, a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and an Executive MBA from Columbia University, New York and London Business School.   Svitzer’s current CEO, Robert M.

Jim Hagemann Snabe (Photo: A.P. Moller-Maersk)

A.P. Moller-Maersk Elects New Chairman to Steer Digital Transformation

A.P. Moller-Maersk's new chairman committed to automating its systems as the oil and shipping group steps up its drive to become more efficient and save costs at a time of low oil prices and declining freight rates. The more than 100-year-old conglomerate's digital push will mean that in theory, it should be as easy to book a container as booking an airline ticket, Chairman Jim Hagemann Snabe told Reuters shortly after he was elected. "We transport goods in the physical world and that won't change as we won't start beaming things around the world," the former co-CEO of German software

Photo: AP Govt

Andhra Signs MoU with Russian Maritime Varsity

 The Indian state of Andhra Pradesh (AP) Andhra Pradesh will soon have a world class maritime university.   AP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia's State Marine Technical University to promote marine education and technology.   The agreement was signed at the port city of St. Petersburg on the first day of AP Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu's visit to Russia on Wednesday. The Chief Minister held consultations with the heads of the university during his tour.   The representatives of the university have also signed an MoU with the Andhra Pradesh

Photo: Maersk Tankers

Maersk Axe on Jobs

 Maersk Oil, part of Danish conglomerate A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S, will cut 10% to 12% of its workforce as part of a plan to reduce operating costs by a fifth by the end of next year, amid weak oil prices.    The oil business of Danish conglomerate sets to cut 1,250 jobs this year. The planned cuts are part of a bid to reduce operating costs by 20 percent this year.    The company said the move would help reduce operating costs by 20 per cent by the end of 2016 and “follows an extensive internal review of business activities and continued low oil prices.” &

Pic by Rickmers Maritime

New CEO for Rickmers Maritime

Singapore-listed Rickmers Maritime Trust (RTM) will have a new ceo at the helm in June this year. Its CEO Thomas Preben Hansen has resigned from his post.  Soren Andersen, a shipping executive with 17 years of experience at AP Moller-Maersk Group and American President Lines, will take over the helm.   Hansen has held the role of ceo at RTM since its listing on the Singapore Exchange in May 2007.    Andersen is currently head of global network and alliance, following a 15 years at AP Moller – Maersk.   Andersen started his career with AP Moller-Maersk in Denmark

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maersk’s Container Unit

Sean S. Fitzgerald has been named Chief Executive Officer of Maersk Container Industry (MCI), effective January 1, 2018. MCI develops and manufactures refrigerated containers, dry containers and the Star Cool refrigeration machine for the global intermodal industry and is part of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Transport & Logistics division.   Fitzgerald will assume overall responsibility for the strategic direction and the entire operations of the company including its more than 5,000 employees in three container manufacturing plants in Chile and China and its R&D center in Denmark.

Maersk Says to Cut 200 Jobs in Oil Unit

Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk will cut 200 jobs in its Maersk Oil unit due to a drop in the oil price and to reduce operating costs by 20 percent over the next two years, it said on Thursday. The cuts will fall in Maersk's headquarters, Qatar and UK business locations, and will affect both permanent Maersk Oil employees and core contractors. Reporting by Alexander Tange

Rasmus Nord Jørgensen. Photo: BIMCO

BIMCO Appoints Head of Communications

 World’s largest international shipping association BIMCO has appointed Rasmus Nord Jørgensen as its new Director of Communications to develop the organisation’s communication strategy and increase BIMCO’s media profile.   Angus Frew, Secretary General and CEO at BIMCO said: This is an important appointment reflecting our desire to significantly increase BIMCO’s communications activity. It is vital that our members, who are spread around the world in 120 countries are fully aware of the many services we offer and, as the world’s largest international

Statoil Moves Key IT Tasks from India Back to Norway

Statoil said on Friday it would move its critical information technology (IT) tasks from Indian provider HCL Technologies back to Norway to improve security. A number of IT-related security incidents in recent years, including one that disrupted oil loading at the Mongstad refinery in 2014, had led the Norwegian energy company to create a task force to assess risks. As a result of this assessment Statoil decided to strip its most "critical" tasks from provider HCL, to which the company outsources most of its infrastructure IT management, after internal reports identified potential

Peter Nielsen (Photo: ISS)

ISS Hires New VP for Africa Operations

Peter Nielsen has been appointed by Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) to the position of vice president for Africa operations. Nielsen joined the team this month and will support Mombasa-based senior vice president David Mackay with operations activity across the region.   Nielsen joins ISS with agency experience in West Africa, having operated as a director at OBT shipping for over 10 years, working through Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Gambia. Prior to that, Nielsen was a MISE management trainee with A.P. Moller–Maersk and worked in various departments within Maersk before becoming

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Names Mørch President, CEO

The board of directors of Odfjell SE has appointed Kristian Mørch as the company's new president and CEO. He will succeed current president and CEO Tore Jakobsen by November 1, 2015.   Mørch is a Danish citizen and presently holds the position as co-CEO of Clipper Group. He has previously been COO of Maersk Tankers, and has also held other management positions in A.P. Moller-Maersk. Mørch holds an MBA from IMD (Switzerland), and is an AMP graduate from Harvard Business School. He has been a member of the Board of Odfjell SE since May 2014.   Mørch has more

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell Board Announces New CEO’s Start Date

Odfjell's new president and CEO Kristian Verner Mørch to start August 1, 2015    Kristian Verner Mørch will take up his new position as president and CEO of Odfjell SE from August 1, 2015, the company’s board of directors announced. His appointment was announced in May 2015.   Mørch, a member of the board of Odfjell SE since May 2014, will step down as board director of the company from the same date.   Mørch is Danish citizen with more than 27 years' experience in the shipping industry, of which more than 10 years have been in senior managemen

Steen Nygaard Madsen (Photo: Thome)

Thome Appoints Tanker Fleet COO

Thome Ship Management has added to its senior management tier by appointing Steen Nygaard Madsen as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Thome Ship Management Tanker Fleet. Madsen will take up the position on June 1 this year, bringing with him experience in running ships, stemming from his seagoing career as well as his time with A.P Moller in Copenhagen where he was operationally responsible for a large section of its fleet. Previously, he was also Technical Director for Nordic Tankers/Herning-Shipping . According to Thome, Madsen also adds leadership knowledge and hands-on experience in

Ana-Maria Petrea  (Photo: Safety Components)

Safety Components Grow Management Team

To optimize the production and inventory of its high-performance technical fabrics, and assist sales efforts, Safety Components named Ana-Maria Petrea merchandise planning manager. John Pierce, WeatherMax product manager, made the announcement. Petrea will manage planning for Safety Components' growing product lines, such as WeatherMAX performance outdoor fabric, and Armor AP, Glide Ice and PBI Max structural firefighting materials. She has extensive experience as a demand forecast analyst and is skilled in inventory level control, production planning, customer service and inside direct sales.

Engineering Scholars award, Rolling Meadows, Illinois

Northrop Grumman Awards Engineering Scholarships

Northrop Grumman Corporation recently announced the winners of its 10th annual Engineering Scholars program in the greater Rolling Meadows community. The program will provide college scholarships this fall to two graduating high school seniors interested in studying engineering, computer science, physics or mathematics.   Rick Hallman of Prospect High School and Nicholas Ratajczyk of William Fremd High School each received a merit-based scholarship for their excellent academic achievement and community involvement. The $10,000 scholarships are payable in $2,500 annual installments over four

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