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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Laura Toplar

Glander Appoints New Trader to Dubai Office

comes as Glander International Bunking expands its market presence globally after a year of immense growth, the company reported. Toplar has over a decade of experience working with trading houses in Turkey. She will bring knowledge of bunkering in Turkey, the Caspian Sea, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea to the Dubai branch of Glander International Bunkering. gibunkering.com  

Morten Langthjem

Glander International Bunkering Hires Langthjem

. Morten will begin working in Glander International Bunkering’s Dubai office.   Morten has previously worked as a Trading Manager in Gibraltar and has more than 17 years experience in the bunkering industry. He has an in-depth knowledge of supplies in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Africa and the Middle East as well as a large amount of experience in starting up new bunkering offices globally. At Glander International Bunkering, we are proud that we are able to attract such capacity to our team and look forward to continuing our development into the future.   Commen

Paillette Palaiologou (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Palaiologou Named Marketing Director at Bureau Veritas

in Oceanbulk Maritime S.A, as Technical Superintendent and then Head of Hull & Classification Department. In July 2005, she joined Bureau Veritas as a Marine Surveyor. She has subsequently been promoted first to Senior Surveyor then Marketing & Business Development Manager for the Hellenic and Black Sea region.  

Guyson Kang (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Relocate Kand to Dubai

for the Glander International Bunkering group in terms of shared knowledge; with the Dubai team especially benefitting from Guyson’s expertise within Asian ports. Moreover, Guyson’s Asia Pacific clients will be better assisted with regional supply requirements in the UAE, Mediterranean and Black Sea.   The transition is also a primary example of the group’s mobility program, which allows employees to gain international experience and bring an integrated approach to practices as a result

(Photo courtesy Damen)

Damen Buys shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries

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 located on the Black Sea coast. The yard is spread over an area of 980,000m2, has three drydocks with a total length of 982 metres and 1.6 kilometres of berthing space. The docks, with a width of between 48 and 60 metres, will provide Damen with capacity to cater for the largest maritime vessels and structures. As such

Image: VSTEP

City of Burgas Opens Maritime Simulator Center

maritime training in the region in line with the expansion of the port of Burgas. The maritime simulator center was developed as part of a EU project to provide enhanced training of fishermen and post graduation of mariners in Bulgaria. As the second-largest city and important port on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, Burgas serves as an important industrial and economical hub. VSTEP was selected as maritime simulator supplier and has delivered and installed a DNV certified Class A NAUTIS Full Mission Bridge Simulator with 240° projection view at the facility, as well as an instructor station and

China's "Ordinary" Billionaire Behind Nicaragua Canal Plan

Jiang Zemin and Wen Jiabao have all visited the state-connected wireless communication technologies company Wang took control of four years ago.   Wang, whose entrepreneurism went mostly unnoticed in China and elsewhere before last year's Nicaragua announcement and a subsequent $3 billion Black Sea port development plan, has not helped matters by refusing to talk in detail about himself or broad swathes of his career.   During two interviews at the headquarters of Beijing Xinwei Telecom Technology Inc and in several follow-up emails, the 41-year-old Wang discussed Nicaragua, Beijing

Glander International Bunkering Announces Promotions

East and Indian subcontinent market, Abdur Rahman, who joined the Dubai office in 2013, has been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader.   Laura Toplar joined the Glander International Bunkering group in 2014 as Bunker and Lubricant Trader in Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the Black and Mediterranean Sea, and has now been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader.     Elza Adamyan has also been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader and will continue to handle the regional areas of Middle East and Africa. Adamyan began her career with Glander International

Andrea MacIntosh (Photo: OceanWorks International)

OceanWorks Names MacIntosh Operations Manager

. She brings broad experience to the OW team in manufacturing, quality, supply chain and materials, legal, regulatory and environmental compliance and industrial security.   Andrea is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, and holds a degree in Physics. She is also a certified Master Black Belt in Lean, and also holds both Lean Green Belt and Lean Black Belt certifications

James J. Cannon  (Photo: FLIR Systems)

Cannon Tapped to Lead FLIR Systems

, Inc. has appointed James J. “Jim” Cannon as its new president and chief executive officer, effective June 19, 2017, succeeding Andy Teich, who will retire after 33 years of service. Cannon previously served for more than 16 years in a variety of senior leadership positions at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., most recently as president of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets. Prior to that, he was president of the company’s Industrial & Automotive Repair (IAR) business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America, before then

FairfieldNodal Names New President, CEO

began his career at Oceaneering as vice president of the umbilical solutions division in 2007. During the eight years prior to this, he served in several executive and general management roles at General Electric.   Davison holds an MBA from the University of Tennessee. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and has international training and experience in operational excellence and executive management.   He is a member the Institute of Industrial Engineering, the Petroleum Equipment Services Association and the American Society for Quality

SAMSUN has three SAILOR 6222 VHF DSC Class A systems on board (Photo: Cobham SATCOM)

Turkish Cadets Learn GMDSS Operation

TUDEV, the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation, are the foundation of a diverse curriculum delivered during extended training in Turkish waters. The most recent voyage took place over 60 days, with 219 cadets navigating the Aegean and Mediterranean coasts of Turkey before moving to Istanbul and the Black Sea coast. Key learning criteria during the cruise was effective communication with the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) centers at Istanbul Strait, the Marmara Sea and Canakkale Strait using SAILOR 6000 GMDSS radios. The course also covered general operation of MF/HF DSC, VHF DSC and setting of Navtex

Shawn Lobree (Photo: Silver Ships)

Silver Ships Hires Lobree as Federal Contracts Manager

Silver Ships, Inc. announced the hiring of Shawn Lobree, a recently retired U.S. Navy captain, as Federal Contracts Manager. Lobree has more than 25 years of military experience in maritime operations, human resources, information technology, shipbuilding and repair. His skillset will help give Silver Ships military customers a seamless contract and build process experience.   In addition to his service in the Navy, Lobree’s career has included working as a maritime and defense consultant and assistant to a shipbuilding supervisor.    As Federal Contracts Manager, Lobree will

Christian Berven joings Aquaterra Energy as director of business development. Photo: Aquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Appoints Berven

Aquaterra Energy appointed Christian Berven as Business Development Director, as it strengthens its EMEA operations by opening offices in Stavanger, Norway. The company, headquartered in Norwich, UK, was the first to secure a multi-million pound investment from EV Private Equity, as part of its pledge last year to support fast-growing North Sea businesses. The investment from EV is supporting Aquaterra Energy’s global growth strategy, as well has enabling it to invest in capital expenditure. It has already used part of the funding to expand its fleet of high pressure riser systems. Four of the

Pinky Zungu has again made history with her appointment as Transnet National Ports Authority’s first black female Deputy Harbor Master – Nautical for the Port of Durban. (Photo: Philip Wilson)

First Female Deputy Harbor Master at Port of Durban

One of the first three women in Africa to obtain a Marine Pilot open license in 2011, Pinky Zungu has again made history with her appointment as Transnet National Ports Authority’s first black female Deputy Harbor Master – Nautical for the Port of Durban.   Having been selected by TNPA as a development candidate in 2001, Zungu is one of a growing number of women who have been promoted into senior positions through their hard work and dedication, who are changing the face of the male dominated maritime industry.    A week after obtaining her open license in 2011, Zungu

Kjeld Dittmann (Photo: SEA Europe)

Dittmann Named Chairman of SEA Europe

Kjeld Dittmann, the Managing Director of Lyngsø Marine A/S, is the new Chairman of the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe).    He succeeds Govert Hamers, CEO of Vanderlande Industries in the Netherlands, who has completed his term as Chairman.    The announcement was made at the SEA Europe Annual General Meeting in Istanbul on June 26 hosted by the Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists (full member of SEA Europe).    “SEA Europe has established a strong voice in Brussels for both Europe’s shipyards and equipment

O&G Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report

losses added to a 5,800 drop in January.   Jobs in the oil extraction sub-sector, which includes rig workers, dropped 1,100 to 198,300, adding to a 1,800 drop in January. Support activities for mining, which includes oil and gas workers, fell 7,400.   That made the energy sector a rare black mark in the jobs report, which showed nonfarm payrolls soaring 295,000 last month, beating expectations, and the jobless rate falling to a more than 6-1/2-year low of 5.5 percent.   Job losses in the oil and gas sector have been relatively modest since June, in part due the lag between falling

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