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Thursday, November 23, 2017

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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

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

AJ Jain (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

New Senior Management at Kreuz Subsea

was part of the senior management team at Dynamic Industries International LLC responsible for international operations. He also held several senior executive assignments at Global Industries Ltd (acquired by Technip in 2011) including chief operating officer and senior vice president responsible for Asia Pacific and the Middle East earlier in his career.   New COO Bhashyam has been with Kreuz Subsea for the last two years as vice president, business development and corporate strategy. He has more than 25 years’ operational experience in subsea project management and engineering. He previously

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

North P&I Club Boost Loss Prevention Team in Asia Pacific

North P&I Club has boosted its loss-prevention presence in the Asia Pacific. Loss prevention executive George Cuthbert moved to Singapore from North’s head office in Newcastle this month to work alongside loss prevention executive Aniruddha Desai, who joined North last April.   North’s Singapore office manager James Moran says, ‘There is a growing demand for loss prevention support and advice from our members in Asia Pacific. Having senior staff from North’s 13-strong loss prevention team based in the region will help to provide a more effective service and strengthen

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

.   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 contact with the organization in an advisory role.   Woo joined HANSA HEAVY LIFT in 2012 as Head of Commercial, Asia Pacific, and built the commercial network and the team in the APAC region.   HANSA HEAVY LIFT opened its Singapore office in 2012 and has eight offices globally, including Shanghai, Perth, Sao Paulo, Houston, Monaco and Dubai, with global headquarters in Hamburg. The specialist heavy lift shipping

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Opens in Singapore

has already opened doors for us in the APAC region and we believe our presence there will improve the quality of service we can give to new and existing clients operating in Asia.”   WRS has appointed Regional Director Philip Shepherd, who will spearhead the launch and development of the Asia Pacific expansion. Philip has many years’ experience working in the Asia Pacific region, with a background within recruitment and business operations management in oil and gas. Supporting Philip will be Business Development Manager Zue Ling, who has APAC recruitment experience having previously

New GM for of Thrustmaster Asia Pacific

Thrustmaster of Texas has appointed Joshua Song as General Manager of Singapore-based Thrustmaster Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.   "Thrustmaster manufactures L-Drive azimuthing thrusters for drillships, FPSOs and semi-submersibles best suited for Asia Pacific's growing offshore industry," said Joshua Soong. "[Thrustmaster] also provides a unique portable dynamic positioning system for quick dockside conversion of any work barge or ship to a dynamically positioned vessel."   Soong has been in the marine and offshore industry all his working life, holding several senior positions

Anna Keen (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Appoints Asia Pacific Manager

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has appointed Anna Keen as Regional Manager for the Asia Pacific region.   Keen, who previously held a management role at Global Maritime Mooring Group, will be responsible for bringing increased cohesion to Global Maritime’s Asia Pacific operations and driving new business in the region. She will report to Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering CEO, David Sutton.   Keen has worked in the oil and gas and marine consultancy business

Ankit Munjal (Photo: James Fisher Subsea Excavation)

Munjal Joins James Fisher Subsea Excavation

Mass flow excavation company James Fisher Subsea Excavation has appointed Ankit Munjal as business development manager to concentrate on the Asia Pacific region as the company continues to grow its global footprint.   Munjal joins the team at James Fisher Subsea Excavation, supporting Asia Pacific regional director Richard Beattie. James Fisher Subsea Excavation has offices and equipment strategically located in Singapore and China to service clients throughout this region.   Munjal brings to the role technical and project management expertise, having worked in Australia and Singapore in

Dr. Sukhy Barhey (Photo: BMT)

BMT Hires Barhey to Lead Regional Development in Asia

BMT Asia Pacific, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, has appointed Dr. Sukhy Barhey as Director to lead the implementation of BMT Asia Pacific’s strategy and expand its specialist service offering across the region.   Dr. Richard Colwill, Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific commented, “The ports, infrastructure and built environment sectors are increasingly faced with complex challenges requiring ever greater specialization, efficiency and problem-solving capability across their value chains. Dr. Barhey’s appointment reinforces our commitment to assisting investors, developers

Adrian Lau

WSS Appoints HR Director in Singapore

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has appointed Adrian Lau as Regional Human Resources and Organization Development Director, Asia Pacific, with a focus on driving the company’s performance culture, talent management and training and development. Singapore is one of the world’s leading maritime industry centers but is facing challenges in attracting and retaining the staff needed to maintain this position. The Lion City is also critical to the WSS safety service business, which is growing at a rate of 15% per year. A combination of aging workforce and the need to recruit 20-25 safety

FSL Trust Appoints New CFO

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.  

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Vivek Bhatia New CEO of Thyssenkrupp AsiaPac

 Vivek Bhatia (38) will become the new CEO of thyssenkrupp Asia Pacific effective October 1, 2016.    He succeeds Dr. Stefan Schmitt (40), who will move to thyssenkrupp AG as Head of Human Resources Strategy effective October 1.    Vivek Bhatia has been Head of Strategy, Markets and Development at the Regional Headquarters in Singapore since May 2014, prior to which, as part of the Boston Consulting Group for several years, he advised industrial businesses on their strategy and operations, in markets across the world and as part of Engineers India Ltd. gained extensive

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