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Geir Bjørkeli (Photo: Corvus Energy)

Corvus Energy Names Bjørkeli CEO

presence for offshore construction equipment solutions. Bjørkeli will remain based in Bergen, Norway. Prior to joining Huisman, Bjørkeli was a design engineer with the ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein. He held several positions with Rolls-Royce, including VP Sales for North East Asia and Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Marine Japan, during which time he was based in Korea for six years and Japan for two years. Subsequently, he was appointed VP Systems Sales & Marketing Campaigns with global responsibility for Rolls-Royce systems in merchant vessels. Bjørkeli is

American Welding Society Opens Asian Offices

The American Welding Society (AWS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the science of welding, has announced  the opening of AWS Asia. Based in Hong Kong, China, with a second office in Beijing, AWS Asia will help serve AWS’s growing Asian market. In early May, AWS purchased the World Engineering Xchange International Limited (WEX Asia) office in Hong Kong.  The office, located at Technology Park, Unit 2508, 25/F, 18 On Lai Street, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, will now serve as AWS Asia’s headquarters and Yoanne Lau will lead as Managing Director of AWS Asia. Bob Wing

FSL Trust Appoints New CFO

Management Pte Ltd has announced the appointment of Philip Tan Eng Lay as the company’s Chief Financial Officer, effective July 1, 2014. Philip most recently served as Regional Head of Finance at AET Tankers Pte Ltd. Previously, he held various executive positions including Finance Director for Asia region at World Fuel Services, a Fortune 500 company. Prior to this, he served as Managing Director and Regional Financial Controller in Asia at Celanese Pte Ltd and as Director of Finance & Administration for Asia region for Kemet Electronics Asia Pacific (S) Pte Ltd.

Sonnie Groombridge (Photo: Ferguson)

Ferguson Names Groombridge APAC Manager

Ferguson, specialist provider of DNV certified containers, tanks, refrigeration, accommodation and workspace modules to the offshore energy industry, has appointed Sonnie Groombridge to the new role of APAC Business Unit Manager. Based in Perth Australia, Groombridge joined the business in 2011 as the Australian Operations Manager and was then appointed to the position of Australian Business Unit Manager in 2013. In his new role he will be responsible for the company’s activities in the Asia Pacific region, spanning East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania.  

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Opens in Singapore

Global energy recruiter Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) has launched its Asia hub Singapore office. Based on the 36th floor of the UOB building in the heart of the central business district, the new office is slated to open its doors in May.    Following the 2014 launch of its Kurdistan office, the new Singapore office is part of a strategic move by the business to service clients’ needs within the APAC region after successful development of the business operations over the past three years, WRS explained.   Mark Brown, Managing Director of WRS, said, “We’re

Jürgen Kuntz  ((Photo credit: SAL Heavy Lift)

New Head of Asia Desk at SAL Heavy Lift

SAL has announced Jürgen Kuntz as its new Head of Asia Desk in Hamburg. Originally setting up the SAL office in Shanghai, Kuntz will continue to strengthen the Asia related business with his 15 year long experience from China, the company said. Kuntz started with SAL as a trainee in 1993. In 2001 he opened the first overseas office for SAL in Shanghai, this soon to be followed by a second office in Beijing. Having worked as General Manager for SAL in China for ten years, Jürgen decided in 2011 to seek new challenges with BBC Chartering in the Chinese market. Here Jürgen was

Photo courtesy of Direct Search

Direct Search Asia Launches in Singapore

A new recruitment business catering for the specialist recruitment needs in the shipping, maritime, logistics and oil and gas sectors has been launched in Singapore. Headed up by Managing Director Jason Tay, Direct Search Asia will seek to deliver innovative and flexible recruitment solutions for partner companies in these key shipping sectors. It promises to treat businesses and individuals equally, “sharing information, challenging assumptions, maintaining open communications and operating with integrity”. With offices strategically located in Singapore and the UK, Direct Search

Capt Vijayachelvan, Pacific International Lines; Alok Nautiyal, Liberty Navigation; Ryan Kumar, Direct Search Asia; and Sugato Roy, BW LPG

Direct Search Asia Launched in Singapore

A new recruitment business catering for the specialist recruitment needs in the shipping, maritime, logistics and oil and gas sectors has been launched in Singapore. Headed up by Managing Director Jason Tay, Direct Search Asia will seek to recruitment solutions for partner companies in these shipping sectors. It promises to treat businesses and individuals equally, “sharing information, challenging assumptions, maintaining open communications and operating with integrity”. With offices in Singapore and the U.K., Direct Search has set plans to provide a recruitment service covering

XL Group Grows in Asia

XL Group strengthened its Insurance Marine team with the appointment of Mike Davies as Chief Underwriting Officer, Marine, Asia Pacific and Ian Picton as Senior Upstream Underwriter.   Understanding the local industry and what is impacting it, is a key recruitment driver for XL Group. Explaining, Lee Meyrick, Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Marine and Offshore Energy, said: “Asia is an important market for our global clients and it plays a huge part in supply chain logistics for companies operating around the world.   “We have made these appointments because we recognize

Arve Johan Kalleklev regional manager for Oil & Gas in South East Asia

Kalleklev to Head DNV GL's SE Asia Oil & Gas

  Energy demand in South East Asia is expected to grow at twice the rate of the rest of the world. DNV GL has appointed Arve Johan Kalleklev regional manager for Oil & Gas in South East Asia just as the company is establishing a dedicated LNG and Gas Consulting unit in Singapore. The unit will support the extensive development plans for a safe, secure and reliable gas and LNG infrastructure in Asia. It is estimated that USD 460 billion will need to be invested in South East Asia’s gas and LNG infrastructure by 2035 to meet energy demand. “This will secure robust growth in LNG

Optimus Seventh Generation Chief Executive Derek Smith

Two New Contracts for Optimus Seventh Generation

Optimus Seventh Generation Ltd., an Aberdeen headquartered behavioral change consultancy, recently secured two contracts to provide safety leadership training to clients including Bibby Ship Management in the North Sea, and a new Asia-based client. According to Optimus Seventh Generation , these contract wins provide the company with a firm foundation on which to build upon its 2013 turnover of £5.8million, up 40% on 2012, and add a further five positions to its 40 strong team. “The recent contract wins strengthen our recent 2014 successes in Asia, and boost our presence into the

(L-R) Doug Whyte, Hydro Group managing director, and Steve Ang, Hydro Group Asia technical sales manager (Photo: Hydro Group)

Hydro Group Plans for Asia Pacific Growth

 Aberdeen-headquarter subsea cable and connector specialist Hydro Group plc announced multiple Asia Pacific Business Partner agreements as the firm continues strategic growth in the region.   As part of international expansion plans in 2013 the firm formed its Singapore based division, Hydro Group Asia, which has shown an annual increase of sales in the region of over £1.5 million. The five new Business Partner agreements with Uni-One in Taiwan, ISL in China, Oceanpixel in the Philippines, PT Indonesia in Indonesia and DKHG in Vietnam will aid Hydro Group’s cabling interconnect

Photo: Maersk Line

Cargo Shipping Market to Reach 12.52 Bln Ton by 2021

trade compared to other types of cargos.    Demographic changes and the increased globalization drive the growth for container transport. Additionally, the investments in port infrastructure, global supply & demand cycle will have positive impact on container transport.    Asia-Pacific region dominates the container transport followed by Europe and North America in 2016. Asia-Pacific accounted for the largest share of the global cargo shipping trade in 2016. Developing Asian economies are driving growth in Asia-Pacific region.    China is major exporter in Asia-Pacifi

Patric McGonigal (Photo: Hill Dickinson)

McGonigal Joins Hill Dickinson Commodities Team

; was partner in Barlow Lyde & Gilbert's international trade and commercial arbitration practices working across its London and Singapore offices for 11 years.    Following qualification in Ireland, McGonigal joined Clifford Chance, Shanghai and continued his career working across Asia and London advising on a broad range of commercial and international trade related areas  including commodities, insurance and shipping. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, McGonigal  has over two decades’ experience conducting international trade and commercial arbitration

Henry Woo (Photo: HANSA HEAVY LIFT)

Woo to Head HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s APAC Division

Henry Woo has been appointed to head up the Asia-Pacific (APAC) division at HANSA HEAVY LIFT, taking over from Joerg Roehl.   Woo, who will be based at the shipping line’s Asia headquarters in Singapore, has two decades of experience in the supply chain and shipping industry, including senior roles with BBC Chartering, DHL Global Forwarding Management and DB Schenker, where he helped build teams in the region.   Roehl, who was part of the company’s founding management team, decided to move back to Europe after almost six years with the organization. He will remain in close

GAC Appoints New Group VP for Asia Pacific

GAC has appointed Fredrik Nystrom as its new Group Vice President for the Asia Pacific region. He takes over from Dan Hjalmarsson, who has retired. Nystrom has been GAC's Regional Business Controller based at the Regional Office in Singapore since 2007. He continues the work of his predecessor to guide the activities and expand the business of GAC companies throughout the region in line with the group’s ongoing growth strategy. GAC Group President Bengt Ekstrand said, "In the 12 years since Fredrik joined us, he has served key roles in the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Asia

David Kelly (Photo: IMarEST)

IMarEST Further Expands into Asia-Pacific

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) has strengthened its expansion in the Asia-Pacific region by appointing David Kelly MCIM MIMarEST, currently Head of Marketing at IMarEST’s London headquarters, as Director of Asia-Pacific. The new position, based in Singapore, will be taken up in August this year and has been created to support the existing Asia-Pacific team and to drive growth and awareness of the Institute in the region. A Chartered Marketer, Kelly  graduated with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations and rose through the ranks to become

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