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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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(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

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

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

Nick Hawkes (Photo: Aquaterra Energy)

Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director

Offshore 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

Kevin Menon conducting wellness workshop during recent Wallem Fleet Officers' Meeting in Manila. Photo: Wallem

5 Tips to Manage Wellness at Sea

The safety, health and wellbeing of Wallem’s seafarers is something which is top priority and reinforced at every level of the organization. Clinical psychologist and author of Wallem’s Wellness@Sea guide Kevin Menon has been working with Wallem Ship Management for over two years, helping to conduct wellness workshops at regular Wallem Fleet Officers’ Meetings held around the world. According to Menon, wellness is particularly important when it comes to life at sea due to the unique conditions seafarers face. These include weather concerns, piracy fears, workload, isolation, fatigue

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

BAE System Wins $139.8M Contract

BAE Systems Norfolk Ship Repair, Norfolk, Virginia, is being awarded a $139,818,901 firm-fixed-price contract for the execution of USS Tortuga (LSD 46) fiscal 2018 modernization period Chief of Naval Operations availability.  This availability will include a combination of maintenance, modernization, and repair of USS Tortuga.  This contract includes options which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of this contract to $183,794,039.  Work will be performed in Norfolk, Virginia, and is expected to be completed by May 2019.  Fiscal 2018 operations and maintenance (Navy);

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

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.

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

Agencies, successfully launching ocean cargo service offerings in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing.    De la Combe, who reports to Crowley Vice President Ken Black in Miami, has more than 20 years of experience in the Caribbean trade lane, working in diverse aspects of the industry. He previously served as an island manager in St. Maarten as well as in operations management, providing expertise to enhance marketing and to develop logistics service. Along with

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