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Kamel Tlili (Photo: TT Club)

TT Club Appoints Regional General Manager for APAC

. He also has seagoing experience at the start of his career after taking a Master’s Degree in Maritime Law at Aix-Marseille University.Kevin King, TT’s deputy CEO said, “We are excited to have Kamel join TT with his wealth of marine insurance experience and extensive contacts in the Asia Pacific markets. Kamel is leading a highly experienced, first-class team of underwriting and claims executives and will look to build upon the success the region has had in building and servicing its membership.”UK P&I Club, also managed by Thomas Miller, has recently announced the appointment

The Yangtze Harmony's crew at Singapore Changi Airport. Source: ITF

Abandoned Seafarers Repatriated After Five Months on Livestock Carrier

Federal Court at Portland over the owner’s refusal to make urgent repairs.Between the Yangtze Harmony and the Yangtze Fortune, the ITF has advocated for the recovery of US$1 million in backpay and flights home for 43 seafarers.The ITF’s Flags of Convenience Campaign Network Coordinator for Asia Pacific, Sandra Bernal, said: “The seafarers on board the Yangtze Harmony were suffering from fatigue, anxiety and stress.” She said the contrast between the way authorities in Singapore and Australia handled the two abandonment cases showed how a port state’s response to an abandonment

Vincent Clerc, CEO of A.P. Moller - Maersk (Photo: A.P. Moller - Maersk)

Maersk Announces New Executive Leadership Team

said.The new organizational structure is shaped around 15 roles and areas of responsibility:Vincent Clerc, Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - MaerskAymeric Chandavoine, President, Europe RegionCaroline Pontoppidan, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer & General CounselDitlev Blicher, President, Asia Pacific RegionHenriette H. Thygesen, Chief Delivery OfficerJohan Sigsgaard, Chief Product Officer – OceanKarsten Kildahl, Chief Commercial Officer & Latin America, Africa, and West-Central AsiaKatharina Poehlmann, Head of StrategyKeith Svendsen, Chief Executive Officer of APM TerminalsNarin

Shahrom Bin Ali (Photo: BMT)

Shahrom Bin Ali Joins BMT Singapore as Marine Engineer Surveyor

Engineering and design consultancy BMT announced Shahrom Bin Ali has joined BMT Singapore as Marine Engineer Surveyor, expanding the company's capabilities and survey offering in the Asia-Pacific region.Shahrom brings over 20 years of industry experience in P&I and H&M investigations, salvage and vessel operations to his new role.After obtaining his diploma in Maritime Engineering at the Singapore Polytechnic, Shahrom started his seagoing career at A.P. Moller, serving as a marine engineer on a wide range of different vessels, including very large crude carriers (VLCC), car carriers and

Dr. Holger Klein (52) will take up the post of Chairman and CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG at the turn of the end of 2022. Photo courtesy ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Klein Appointed Chairman, CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen

Dr. Holger Klein, Member of the Board of Management responsible for the Asia-Pacific region, Car Chassis Technology Division, Aftermarket and Production, will succeed Wolf-Henning Scheider as Chairman and CEO of ZF Friedrichshafen AG at the end of 2022.At the same time, Dr. Peter Laier will join the Board of Management to lead the Commercial Vehicle Solutions (CVS) and Industrial Technology divisions succeeding Wilhelm Rehm. ZF Chief Financial Officer Dr. Konstantin Sauer will leave the company by the end of 2022 after many years of service. The Supervisory Board will fill the position in the

MTS Names Ostrander Executive Director

and principal investigator, he has published two dozen book chapters, scientific papers, and technical reports spanning marine biology, ocean physics, marine conservation, domestic policy, and operational analysis. Chris has extensive experience on the international stage—working across the Asia-Pacific region in partnership with APEC members, UN programs, and myriad foreign and US government agencies. He has served as a formal marine science advisor to state, territorial, and federal agencies, including as a founding member of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) Advisory Committee

Jochen Eickholt (Photo: Siemens Gamesa)

Siemens Gamesa Replaces CEO; Eickholt to Take the Helm

replace Markus Tacke, who himself served three years in the role after the 2017 merger between Spain's Gamesa and what was then the wind business of Germany's Siemens AG.Eickholt is currently Siemens Energy's board member responsible for Power Generation and Industrial Applications, as well as Asia-Pacific and China, Siemens Gamesa said in a statement. He has worked at Siemens for more than 20 years."As the majority shareholder we support a new start in ... leadership. Jochen has a long and proven track record turning around businesses in challenging situations and I wish him all the best

Seçkin Uz has been appointed Managing Director for SCHOTTEL Turkey. Photo courtesy Schottel

Uz Tapped as MD for Schottel Turkey

Effective January 1, 2022, Seçkin Uz has been appointed Managing Director for Schottel Turkey.Uz has extensive experience and expertise in the area of ship propulsion. After earning a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, he began his career with Berg Propulsion in the Asia/Pacific and Middle East region. Upon joining Caterpillar Marine as Managing Director for the entities in Dubai and Istanbul, he steadily pursued to enrich his knowledge and capabilities in the fields of market development, new sales, technical sales and after sales service. In his recent positions, he

John-Kaare Aune has been appointed Chief Executive Officer at Wallem Group after a successful term as Interim CEO. Photo courtesy Wallem Group

Wallem Group Makes Interim CEO Pick Permanent

Group, effective October 1, 2021, after a successful term as Interim CEO.He joined Wallem in 2019 as Managing Director, Shipmanagement, andtook over as Group CEO on an interim basis in January 2021 following the resignation of Frank Coles.Before joining Wallem, he worked as Regional Director – Asia Pacific at the Cayman Registry, playing a key role in the growth of its global commercial activities. He had previously worked at the Norwegian Maritime Directorate. He is a naval architect and holds a degree from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Tony Hamilton (left), Thordon’s new Technical Director and Michael Skrzypczak (right) Thordon’s new Global Service & Support Manager (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

Thordon Bearings Appoints New Technical Director

Manager – Navy and Coast Guard; Jason Perry to Regional Manager – North America; Yves Silva to Regional Manager – LATAM; as well as the appointment of Danny Caffa to Business Development Manager – Marine (EMEA); and Heiko Pohland to Business Development Manager – Marine (Asia/Pacific).Related: Profile - Anna Galoni CEO, Thordon Bearing

Credit; FutureON

FutureOn Appoints CFO, Head of People

tech start-ups. David joins FutureOn from the global software firm, Callsign, where he held the role of Head of People.FutureOn said the appointments marked a key phase in the Norwegian firm’s international expansion as it grows its operations in the UK, across Europe, the USA, Middle East, and Asia Pacific to meet the demand for its suite of digital twin technologies


Exxon to Lay Off 300 Workers in Singapore

.The city-state will remain a strategic location for the company, it said."This is a difficult but necessary step to improve our company's competitiveness and strengthen the foundation of our business for future success," said Geraldine Chin, chairman and managing director, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.Last year, Exxon said it remained committed to a multi-billion-dollar expansion at the Singapore complex amid an ongoing review of its projects globally. (Reporting by Shruti Sonal in Bengaluru and Florence Tan in Singapore; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Christian Schmollinger

Image: Kongsberg Digital

Kongsberg Sim-based eLearning Solutions for MAAP

Kongsberg Digital reports that the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has adopted its new K-Sim eLearning solution, as well as commissioning installation of a cutting-edge K-Sim Safety firefighting simulator at its premises in the Philippines.K-Sim Connect has provided more than 23,000 cloud-based simulations to customers worldwide this year.MAAP – a leading institution of excellence for maritime education and training in the Asia-Pacific region – has for decades been a pioneer in the use of new simulation-based training tools. Now, the Academy has started using Kongsberg

(Image: Fueltrax)

Fueltrax Announces Expansion in Asia

Maritime fuel management systems provider Fueltrax said it is expanding its representation in Asia in response to growing demand for its solutions in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific regions. Joining the company is Faiz Azani, Director of Operations – Southeast Asia, and Chris Pemberton, Regional Representative – Asia PacificAzani joined the FUELTRAX team last month and brings 11 years of experience in the oil and gas, shipping, and marine industry, focusing on Southeast Asia, Europe, & the Middle East. He is a former marine expert to Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM) of PETRONAS.

Hans Christiaan Laheij - Credit: Hamworthy

Hamworthy Names New CEO

CEO will join the company on January 15, 2021. He has recently worked with German propulsion specialist Schottel in the position of Deputy CEO & President Marine. For a number of years, he has held several managerial positions at Wärtsilä and he has previously been living and working in the Asia-Pacific Region for a total of 15 years."Hans Christiaan Laheij is a global leader with a strong marine industry background and significant experience from senior positions in both Asia and Europe. He has proven himself very effective in multicultural change management and fast-paced strategy

Poul Hestbaek (Photo: Hamburg Süd)

Hestbaek Takes the Helm at Hamburg Süd

shipping company.Hestbaek has been with Hamburg Süd since 2004 and is currently the company's CCO. The 59-year-old shipping-industry veteran has previously been responsible for the liner shipping company’s commercial business on several continents, including Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.Vespermann joined Hamburg Süd in 1999 as the head of its legal department and became the director of the tramp shipping subsidiary Rudolf A. Oetker KG in 2006. He has been a member of Hamburg Süd’s Management Board since 2009 and the company’s CEO since late 2017.Hamburg

Mike Corrigan, CEO, INTERFERRY

VIDEO: Profiles in Training - Mike Corrigan, CEO, INTERFERRY

. We’ve had a conference in Manila in 2016. Their training programs – not only for a developing country but for a developed world – are second to none. They’ve done an outstanding job of a blended learning approach and really have raised the bar exponentially on safety in the Asia-Pacific region. They’ve done that in conjunction with rebuilding their fleet too. I mean, there’s still many ferries that operate in the Philippines that are wooden boats, if you can believe that. But Chet and Mary Ann have rebuilt pretty much their entire fleet to world-class standards

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