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Thursday, September 19, 2019

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Paddy Rodgers Departs Euronav

Patrick (Paddy) Rodgers, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Belgium's tanker shipping company Euronav, has decided to step down from his role during 2019 after 18 years of service.However,  he will remain in his position until a successor is appointed, said a press note from the tanker owner.Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav said: “It has been a real honour and privilege to lead Euronav as CEO. The company has progressed from a family operation with 17 vessels to the largest crude tanker company in the world with 73 vessels, listed on both Euronext and NYSE.""Having now completed

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

Svitzer, aprovider of harbor and terminal towage to the global shipping industry, has recently appointed Fred Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international

SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the Project Manager for the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in the Zeebrugge Port (Belgium). In 2015, he was appointed as SENER Country Manager in Mexico, one of SENER’s main offices in the area of Engineering and Construction, with nearly 500 employees. During its time in Mexico, SENER has undertaken several major projects, such as the Toluca – México City intercity

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New Crane for OCHA Training Center

The Belgium port worker training center OCHA recently received a new Liebherr mobile harbor crane type LHM 120. The machine will be used for practice-based trainings of crane operators. Located in the heart of the Port of Antwerp OCHA offers various trainings for port workers. OCHA specializes in practical crane training. Crane operators can train their driving skills in a realistic environment and get down to business with state-of-the-art material. OCHA belongs to CEPA, a cooperative organization of private port operators. The first crane Liebherr provided to OCHA was a fixed cargo crane FCC 230

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Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK

internal market,” declared Port Authority CEO Jacques Vandermeiren on the occasion of the visit to the port of Antwerp by Robin Walker, British Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Exiting the EU.   Under-Secretary of State Robin Walker: “Our trading and political ties with Belgium are deep and longstanding, and we know they will continue and strengthen as we leave the EU. As we look forward to our future relationship, an Implementation Period will be essential to provide certainty to people and businesses in the UK and in Belgium.”   Antwerp Port Authority is

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ELA Offshore Plans International Expansion

ELA Container Offshore GmbH announced that three new employees have joined the company to expand its international activities. Since its founding in August 2014 the company now counts 15 employees. “Next to our sales representative in the Netherlands and Belgium we decided to expand our activities within Northern Europe and the Middle East,” said managing director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH, Hans Gatzemeier. Within the first six months the new employees will complete a training at the headquarters in Haren (Ems), Germany, to learn everything about the offshore container business:

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European Dockworkers to Hold Two-hour Strike

and 152 be ratified and complied with by all member states of the European Union.   The IDC added it completely opposes any attempts to increase job instability and precariousness in the ports, along with any form of privatization that opposes the interests of workers.   Dockworkers from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Britain, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden and Latvia met in Koper, Slovenia in a demonstration of unity

Antwerp Port Authority has supported Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ plan to expand  (Photo: Hydrex)

Hydrex to Expand Antwerp Facility

. A new storage warehouse has also been added. “Asiadok is the ideal location for the rapid deployment of our dive teams and workboats, said Hydrex Production Executive Dave Bleyenberg. “With direct access to the Scheldt and beyond, we can swiftly carry out emergency ship repairs in Belgium, the Netherlands and France from fully equipped dive support vessels that can be mobilized at moment’s notice.” The Antwerp Port Authority also extended the space available to Hydrex and closed off the approach road to the dock to traffic

 Kineteco senior technical manager Max Sheppard. (Photo: Kineteco)

Kineteco Expands Distributor Network

be tasked with increasing sales and raising Kineteco’s profile across continental Europe and Russia, aside from the Benelux countries.    This deal follows the earlier appointments of Atlantic Diesel Services (ADS) as UK distributor and Kemper en Van Twist (KVT) for the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.   Kineteco currently sells around 1,000 spring starters a year and has set a target to grow that to 5,000-10,000 in the next five years. The Asian and North American markets are also on its radar.   Kineteco’s prime market is maritime, targeting leisure and commercial

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CMA CGM Appoints New CFO

mineral-based specialties for industry, which he joined in 1999. Michel Delville started his career at the Schlumberger group where he held various financial responsibilities in France and abroad for ten years.   Michel Delville is a graduate of law with a MBA from the University of Liège (Belgium) and a graduate of INSEAD.   CMA CGM wishes to thank Michel Sirat for his important contribution to the Group.    Michel Sirat played a critical role in reinforcing the financial strength and flexibility of the Group leading major projects such as: CMA CGM‘s financial reorganizat

ABB Names Jouret Chief Digital Officer

ABB’s CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, effective October 1, 2016. Jouret, a pioneer of the Internet of Things, will lead the next level of development and deployment of ABB’s digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses.   Jouret is a citizen of both the United States and Belgium, with long experience in Silicon Valley. He served for 20 years at Cisco after obtaining a PhD in Computer Science. His most recent role at Cisco was as General Manager of the Internet of Things division, which aims to connect billions of devices to the internet across a wide range of industries

New Harbormaster for Port of Taharoa

(FG) license and his seagoing experience includes time on oil tankers, container and general cargo ships, reefers and dry bulk carriers. He has also worked as Ship Agency Operations Manager and Marine Surveyor in Hong Kong, as well as Cargo Superintendent/West Africa for Conti-lines N.V. Antwerp Belgium

Miriam Maes (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Maes Joins Port of Rotterdam Supervisory Board

Commission, which advises the Greater London Authority on how to set a strong example in the field of sustainability.   Maes is a Dutch national and lives in London. She is a graduate of Nyenrode Business University. Maes is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the listed BEL 20 firm Elia Group (Belgium), as well as serving on the supervisory boards of Urenco (U.K.), Ultra Centrifuge Netherlands (Netherlands), Vilmorin & Cie (France), Assystem (France), and Naturex (France)

Teekay Veteran Glendinning to Retire

sizes.   Glendinning's successor, Kremin, has 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. In 2000, he joined Teekay as in-house counsel, and in 2006 was promoted to his current position of Vice President, Teekay Gas. He represents Teekay Gas on the boards of joint ventures with partners in Belgium, Indonesia, Japan and Qatar. Prior to joining Teekay, Kremin was an attorney in an admiralty law firm in Manhattan. Prior to attending law school in New York City, he worked for a leading owner and operator of containerships

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New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America

development of Rickmers-Linie’s U.S. organization, driving its expansion throughout the Americas and further enhancing customer relations, the company said.   Huybrechts joined Rickmers-Linie in 1992 as a member of the sales and marketing team when the company established a subsidiary in Belgium. He became General Manager Sales in 2001 and was appointed Managing Director of Rickmers-Linie Belgium in 2005, a position he retains alongside his new role.   Huybrechts started his career in shipping in 1982 after completing his studies in marketing and shipping. His rich and varied experience

Peter Porter (Photo: Imtech Marine)

Porter Appointed GM for Radio Holland

Imtech Marine has appointed Peter Porter as General Manager for Imtech Marine Belgium, also known as Radio Holland, per October 1, 2015. Porter will succeed Frans Ploegaert, who has started in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, as Director Middle East and India. Porter started at sea as Deck Officer and has since 1989 further developed his career ashore. He worked, amongst other things, as Operations and Capacity Manager Container Trades at CMB N.V – CMBT N.V. and as Fleet and Operations Director at Safmarine Container Lines. In 2012 he started his own shipping consultancy company Antwerp

Erik van Boom (Photo: Alphatron Marine)

Alphatron Marine Appoints Regional Manager

Alphatron Marine announced it has appointed Erik van Boom as country manager for the Euro border region Scheldemonden.   With recent changes in Belgium, where Alphatron Marine has taken over the sales and service activities of maritime navigation and communication equipment of Astron NV, expansion in the region was required, the company said.    In his new role, van Boom will leverage more than 25 years of experience in the maritime navigation and communication sector to help support the growth of Alphatron Marine.