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Long-Range Clean Tanker Rates Hit 8-Month High

MR tankers on the U.S. Gulf (USG) to Europe route were negative at W70.00 or -$3,237 a day. That compared with W70.00 or -$3,297 a day on Friday and W72.14 or -$2,674 a day last Monday. In November last year, rates on that route rose to their highest level since earnings were published in June 2012, Baltic Exchange data showed. Buoyant demand for diesel products has boosted tanker activity on the U.S. Gulf to Europe route, known as the backhaul journey as vessels usually travel to the U.S. East Coast first and then pick up return cargoes. Average earnings per day are calculated after a vessel

Suncor Appoints Husky Energy's Cowan as CFO

Suncor Energy Inc , Canada's largest integrated oil and gas producer, said on Monday it has appointed Alister Cowan as its chief financial officer, ending a seven-month search. Cowan has had the same role at Husky Energy Inc, the country's No. 3 integrated oil producer, since 2008. He takes over as CFO at Suncor on July 21. "With almost 30 years' experience leading the finance function for a number of companies in the energy and utilities sectors, Alister has the breadth and depth of experience required to build on Suncor's strong financial position," Suncor Chief Executive Officer

Egil Kvannli (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Appoints Kvannli as CFO

Global Maritime, a provider of marine warranty, dynamic positioning and engineering services to the offshore sector, has appointed Egil Kvannli as it new Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  Kvannli, who will take up the role with immediate effect, joins Global Maritime following 20 years of senior financial and management experience in the oil and gas industry with previous roles including Managing Director of Quickflange, a Norwegian based international group providing connection solutions; and CFO of Sevan Marine ASA, a listed company on the Oslo Stock Exchange. At Global Maritime, Kvannli will

Next Geosolutions’ CEO, Giovanni Ranieri

Next Geosolutions Acquires RMS Submarine

of UK-based marine resource solutions company, RMS Submarine Ltd.    The acquisition of the companies enables Next Geosolutions to focus on the operations and maintenance market, for both the cables and renewables industries, and represents a strengthening of its presence in the North Sea and Baltic region.    Based in Suffolk, RMS Submarine provides marine resource and management solutions in the marine survey, submarine cable, offshore renewables and oil and gas industries.  Both companies developed a strong working relationship prior to acquisition, which enabled them to

Claudio Chiste & Gustav Ellingsen

London Shipping Professionals Weigh in for SPNL Report

Lords. “Despite the challenges we believe that London has a powerful brand and legacy which is not being fully leveraged. A particular strength, which is difficult to replicate is London’s rich maritime heritage. This has been built up over centuries and the reputation established by the Baltic Exchange for trust in transactions: ‘our word, our bond’. Not capitalising on these strengths could jeopardise London’s strong market position – the insurance market and the global/open nature of the economy having been highlighted as two of London’s major strengths

Baltic Exchange Names Sykes Chief Commercial Officer

 The Baltic Exchange has appointed a new chief commercial officer; Janet Sykes, former head of communications at shipping services provider Clarksons Platou, will join the Baltic Exchange on July 3.   Sykes worked at Clarksons Platou between 2010 and 2017 where she was responsible for all internal and external communication and marketing. She was previously head of marketing at the Baltic Exchange (2001-2010) and has previously worked as shipbroker at Howe Robinson (1991-2000).   Baltic Exchange chief executive, Mark Jackson, said, “We're delighted that Janet Sykes will be

Ice Navigation Training for Maersk Line Officers

, Finland. The first course was taught in July, with the rest scheduled to take place during the second half of 2017.   The courses fulfill the Polar Code training requirements and are designed according to the particular needs of Maersk Line’s navigating officers, taking into account the Baltic Feeder newbuildings that will be delivered later this year. The Maersk Line officers will receive both Polar Code training as well as knowledge and skills essential to the operation of these newbuildings in ice and winter conditions.    The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Internation

MV Adonia (Photo: Carnival Corporation)

Cuba Opens Up for Carnival Corp. Brand

Carnival Corp. granted U.S. licenses to operate direct U.S.-to-Cuba travel for the purpose of providing cultural exchange Carnival Corporation & plc said that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, social impact experiences, initially in the Dominican Republic. Carnival Corporation intends to operate fathom travel itineraries

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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

Hans Nagtegaal

Nagtegaal is Head of Containers, Rotterdam Port

  Hans Nagtegaal (49) has been appointed the new Head of Containers at the Port of Rotterdam Authority. He is a highly experienced manager from the world of shipping and logistics, who enjoyed a successful career at P&O NedLloyd (in China, among other places), ultimately becoming director of the NileDutch Africa Line, via Safmarine. Hans Nagtegaal succeeds Joyce Bliek. The Port Authority has created a new position, in which Joyce Bliek will focus on improving and streamlining digital communication and the exchange of information in the supply chain. The increases in scale in container

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Petrobras to Appoint Director

Petrobras’ Board of Directors approved at a meeting today (25 Nov.) the appointment of a director of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance, charged with ensuring process compliance and risk mitigation, including the risk of fraud and corruption, and therefore guaranteeing compliance with laws, norms, standards and regulations, including the rules of the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM - Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition to participating in the decisions of the Executive Board, the director of

Photo courtesy of Parker Kittiwake

Simplex-Turbulo to Host Technical Condition Monitoring Seminar

seminar will cover key topics such as lubrication oil condition monitoring, bunker sampling and acoustic emissions monitoring. Representatives from Parker Kittiwake, the company at the forefront of condition monitoring research and development, will be co-hosting the event.    The Baltic Exchange building is home to the membership organization at the heart of the global maritime marketplace, and a fitting venue for this exciting seminar

ESS managing director Mark Gillespie, global business development manager Andy Readyhough and commercial director Iain Middleton. (Photo: ESS)

Readyhough Joins Ecosse

and maintenance operations.   ESS’s latest appointment follows Mark Brown joining as Engineering Manager and consolidates a management team which is focussed on international growth and rolling out patented technologies and a skills set which has proved highly successful in the UK and Baltic subsea markets.   Banchory-headquartered ESS has developed an impressive portfolio of patented subsea tools and is regarded as a leading innovator in seabed preparation, trenching and backfill. The company’s SCAR seabed systems – including the largest boulder clearing tool in the

Tadaaki Naito, President, NYK Photo: NYK Line

NYK Partners with KOSEN

 Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) and the National Institute of Technology (KOSEN) agreed to collaborate in the fields of education and public relations for the purpose of human resources development in the maritime industry and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness.   NYK has a number of programs to educate the next generation of seafarers, and one of those programs facilitates international student-exchanges between students at KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines.   In addition to these overseas exchange programs

Trans Atlantic Tanker Rates Higher

for MR tankers on the U.S. Gulf (USG) to Europe route were negative at W80.00 or -$1,110 a day. That compared with W80.00 or -$948 a day on Friday and W78.21 or -$1,517 day last Monday. In November last year, rates on that route rose to their highest level since earnings were published in June 2012, Baltic Exchange data showed. Buoyant demand for diesel products has boosted tanker activity on the U.S. Gulf to Europe route, known as the backhaul journey as vessels usually travel to the U.S. East Coast first and then pick up return cargoes. Analysts expect the USG market to see gains this year helped

Shipping 101 Training Course in Seattle

ARTEMUS Transportation Solutions will partner with the Marine Exchange of Puget Sound to hold the Global Commerce- International Transportation & Trade Shipping 101 Course on March 23-27 in Seattle.   The five-day course covers materials needed to effectively trade and ship in the global marketplace, whether as an importer, exporter, NVOCC, Freight Forwarder, Ocean and/or Domestic carrier. The course covers the transportation chain, critical work processes, compliance requirements and different modes of transportation. The course includes an on-site visit to a marine terminal for a first-hand

Andrew Bonfield (Photo: Caterpillar Inc.)

Caterpillar Names Bonfield CFO

Caterpillar Inc. announced today its board of directors has appointed Andrew Bonfield as chief financial officer (CFO) effective September 1, 2018. Bonfield will succeed Brad Halverson, whose retirement became effective May 4, 2018.Bonfield brings more than three decades of financial expertise to the role, most recently serving as Group CFO and board member of National Grid plc, a British multinational electricity and gas utility company.Prior to Bonfield's eight years at National Grid, he was CFO at British confectionary company Cadbury plc. From 2002 to 2008, he was executive vice president and

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