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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Nick Hawkes (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director

engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy has appointed Nick Hawkes as Financial Director based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich.   Hawkes has more than four years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and joins Aquaterra having spent nearly 20 years with Babcock International Group where he latterly held the position as Financial Director for 15 years. Hawkes graduated from Bournemouth University in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Business Studies.   His appointment follows the announcement in July that Aquaterra Energy secured a multimillion pound investment from EV

(Photo courtesy Damen)

Damen Buys shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries

Damen Shipyards Group has entered into a share purchase agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) for the acquisition of its majority share in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries (DMHI).    The Daewoo shipyard in Mangalia, Romania was established in 1997 as a joint venture between Daewoo and 2 Mai Mangalia Shipyard with Daewoo as majority shareholder.    With the acquisition of the majority share in the shipyard in Mangalia, Damen takes the next step in strengthening its international shipbuilding and ship repair activities. The Mangalia shipyard is

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

Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

 The UK Chamber of Shipping, with backing from 40 shipping companies, has this week written to the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, asking the Government to double the amount of funding available for seafarer training as soon as possible.    The letter was also sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and the Minister of State, Department for Transport, John Hayes.    The UK Chamber, in conjunction with Nautilus International, has submitted a proposal for the Government's existing Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme to be extended.

Lifeline Offered to Ferguson Shipyard Apprentices

these new apprentices be part of – and take great pride in - the Scottish ship repair industry.” In recent years, Ferguson Shipyard completed work to deliver two sea-going roll-on roll-off vehicle and passenger diesel-electric hybrid ferries for CalMac. The yard also completed work for Babcock related to the contracts for two huge Royal Navy aircraft carriers. Along with the jobs offered to the Fergusons workers and the five apprentices starting next week, there are already three people doing apprenticeships within Dales Group. There are three at Garvel, an additional 11 in Aberdeen

Ajay Menon

New MD for Glander Int'l Bunkering (India)

  Glander International Bunkering is proud to announce that Ajay Menon has been appointed as the Managing Director of Glander International Bunkering (India) Private Limited. Prior to his promotion, Mr. Menon was Senior Bunker/Lubricant Trader & Team Leader in the Dubai office. Ajay is a native of Kerala and has an MBA from Warwick University, UK. He is the longest serving employee of the Glander International Bunkering Group and has been working from the Dubai office. The company has made the decision to change the leadership in order to boost the performance level of the office and

Maritime Careers Day - Flyer

Global Entities Convene for Maritime Career Day

The Malta Maritime Careers Day will see the participation of three eminent international entities in its first year of staging. These will be ICOMIA - the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, SNAME - The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers - based in Virginia, U.S. and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute. The objective of the Malta Maritime Careers Day is to bring together professionals, educators and leading industry players to discuss and encourage the improvement in academic and practical training for the common benefit of interested students, the industry

Andreas Maierhofer  (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Names Maierhofer Oslo GM

Less than two months after the merger of Glander International Bunkering and Scandinavian Bunkering AS, the newly established Glander International Bunkering (Norway) AS has expanded locally, opening an office in Oslo. As part of the group’s ongoing European growth strategy, November 16, 2016 will mark the opening of the group’s second Norwegian office under the name Glander International Bunkering (Norway) AS. Newly appointed Andreas Maierhofer will run operations in Oslo as General Manager, and brings with him a diversified and international shipping background scaling more than 10 years.

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

AJ Jain (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

New Senior Management at Kreuz Subsea

Singapore registered subsea solutions provider Kreuz Subsea has named AJ Jain chief executive officer and Balaji Bhashyam as chief operating officer.   Jain brings to the CEO role more than 25 years of executive industry experience, having held a number of leadership positions in the oil and gas industry. His previous posts include managing director at Harkand Group where he was responsible for operations in North America and Africa. Prior to Harkand, he was part of the senior management team at Dynamic Industries International LLC responsible for international operations. He also held several

4th Edition of International Graduate Program

Prysmian Group  is launching the Fourth edition of its international program to recruit 40 new graduates in Engineering and Economics, with the aim of helping develop the business's managers and professionals of the future. The new recruits will be mainly placed in the Research & Development, Manufacturing and Sales functions.   Candidate identification, which started in the past few days and will last until the end of December 2014, involves a structured selection and assessment process both at local and Group level, with the aim of having 40 more young people join the Group during

U.S. BTS Seeks Nominations for Port Performance Working Group

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is seeking nominations for the newly-created Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group. The working group, mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, is to make recommendations on nationally consistent measures of port capacity and throughput and a process to collect timely and consistent data. The working group was established by BTS in a Feb. 23 Federal Register notice. As mandated, BTS is seeking nominations for a representative of the following: the rail industry, the

Guyson Kang (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Relocate Kand to Dubai

Glander International Bunkering has announced the relocation of one of its leading Bunker and Lubricant Traders, Guyson Kang. After joining the Singapore office more than a year ago, Guyson has proven himself to be extremely adaptable and has brought an unfaltering determination to the office every day; a truly energic team player.   The Dubai office welcomes Guyson and looks forward to the “regional expertise he will bring on board. While our office is bursting with niche skills and specialisations, it is together that our knowledge transfers across the globe, leaving no port untouched&rd

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

Crowley names Daniel Vargas new Vice President of International Business Development, prtnering with Jeffrey de la Combe to enhance Caribbean services   Veteran sales executive in ocean transportation and logistics Daniel Vargas has been appointed vice president of international business development to support the Crowley Maritime Corp. liner and logistics services groups. He will work closely with Crowley's new director of logistics in St. Maarten, Jeffrey de la Combe, to bring supply chain solutions for customers and their cargoes originating outside the U.S.     In the newly

Nick Sheperd (Photo: Wikborg Rein)

Wikborg Rein Bolsters London Team

 International law firm Wikborg Rein has further strengthened its leading presence in the shipping and offshore and onshore construction sectors with the appointment of three key senior hires to its London offices.   Nick Shepherd has joined as a partner from Ince & Co, where he was most recently the head of that firm’s office in Piraeus, Greece. According to Wikborg Rein, Shepherd has a reputation as an 'owner's lawyer' for the Greek shipping market, where he is the first-choice lawyer for a number of the largest shipping groups, including TMS / Dryships / Ocean Rig (George

Todd Shou (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments

CMR Group, the control instrumentation and electrical engineering specialist, has announced two senior appointments as it continues to develop and expand its global operations. Jean-François Michel has joined as vice-president in charge of production, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role.   He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East.   CMR’s Asia operations will

Rod Jones (left) and Louis Martel (right) (Photo: CSL Group)

CSL Head Rod Jones to Retire

CSL Group head Rod Jones will retire effective March 31, 2017, after a career with the Canadian dry bulk shipper that spans over 30 years, including nine years as president and chief executive officer. Louis Martel, currently CSL International president and CSL Group executive vice-president, will assume the role of chief executive officer effective April 1, 2017.   During his three decades at CSL, Jones helped to transform what was a Great Lakes focused shipping business into the world’s largest owner and operator of self-unloading ships, expanding beyond Canada and the Americas to

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