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

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

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 experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was born in the UK and

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GAC Expands in South America

Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region with the opening of GAC Brazil’s office in Fortaleza, and the establishment of GAC Panama.Based in the key port of Montevideo, GAC Uruguay is well positioned to offer a full range of ship agency services nationwide, with particular focus on the growing offshore oil & gas and product tanker sectors.

Wael Sawan (Photo: Shell)

Shell Appoints Sawan as Upstream Boss

largest publicly-traded oil company behind Exxon Mobil, produced nearly 3.6 million barrels per day of oil and gas equivalent in the third quarter of 2018.Shell transformed its upstream operations following the $54 billion acquisition of smaller rival BG Group in 2016 that gave it a leading position in Brazil's rapidly growing deepwater production.Since then Shell has sold many oil and gas assets in order to focus on the most competitive fields in areas such as the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico.(Reporting by Ron Bousso; editing by Jason Neely and Susan Fenton

Doug Robertson (Photo: Carlton)

Strategic Appointment for Carlton Resource Solutions

contractors.Most recently president of operations – Canada for a global recruitment business, Robertson has an honors degree in Business Studies from the Robert Gordon University and has extensive experience in global oil and gas producing regions such as the former Soviet Union, West Africa, Brazil and India.He worked for 14 years in several senior roles for Orion Group, including the past three years in Calgary where he performed a key turnaround role against the backdrop of the oil price downturn. Whilst group recruitment director, Robertson was also responsible for establishing a dedicated

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO to Empower Port Women

to join the maritime ranks in many aspect of the industry.Twenty-seven women from 18 developing countries are taking part in the two-week "Women in Port Management" course, hosted in Le Havre, France (12 – 23 November).  The countries are Antigua & Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Dominica, Guyana, Jamaica, Kenya, Mauritius, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, the Sudan, Uganda and Viet Nam.The course includes lectures on subjects such as port management, port security, marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, marketing, port logistics

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

For a long time there has been a deficit of trained maritime officers in Brazil, as for decades the only accredited training institutes were run by the Brazilian Navy, where a very limited number of prospective maritime deck and engine officers could be trained at its two training institutes in the country. That's all changing now with the Institute of Nautical Sciences (ICN) leading the way.With the discovery of the pre-salt in 2007 and the continued growth of the maritime and offshore sectors, the lack of qualified Brazilian officers became acute. For many years, and even today, most offshore

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

area. He was, until now, the country manager of SENER in Mexico. SENER's Engineering and Construction area, which will be managed by Cudós, comprises three Business Units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, 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

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

Andrews aboard the bulk ship Edwin H. Gott sailing the St. Mary’s River on the border of Michigan and Ontario, Canada.It’s been an exciting career for Andrews. “One of the ships that I helped operate during my training here happened to be our first delivery to Porto do Açu, Brazil, a brand new port that supplies fuel for deep water oil and gas exploration off the east coast of Brazil.”Mark Lee, the Voyage Operations Manager - Americas at BP Shipping and manager of these graduates likes what he see in his Aggie employees. “Whilst we advertise our vacancies to ensure

Margareth Øvrum (Photo: Ole Jørgen Bratland / Statoil)

Changes in Statoil's Top Deck

Statoil said on Friday it had expanded its leadership team and changed its corporate structure to reflect the company's increased focus on Brazil.Statoil's Brazilian operations will become a separate business unit headed by Margareth Oevrum, the company's current head of technology, project and drilling.Meanwhile, its separate U.S. business is being brought back within the broader international development and production division, which will be headed by current U.S. chief Torgrim Reitan."Torgrim Reitan strengthens his position as a candidate for being the next CEO," brokerage

Zurquiyah Named CEO of CGG

then, the Group remains managed by Jean-Georges,” Dorval said.   Zurquiyah joined CGG in 2013 after 22 years in the oilfield services industry, working for Schlumberger in global executive positions ranging from business, operations, functional to technology, based in France, the U.S. and Brazil. She is a graduate from École Centrale de Paris, holds a master in Numerical analysis from the University of Paris VI (UPMC) and a master in Aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado

Philip Bannerman, Regional Director Americas Radio Holland (Photo: Radio Holland Group)

RH Taps Bannerman to Head Americas

April 1, 2018, Radio Holland Group appointed Philip Bannerman as Regional Director Americas. Bannerman will be based at the RH regional head office in Houston and will be responsible for all offices and activities of Radio Holland in the Americas region, being USA, Canada, Curaçao, Panama, Brazil and Trinidad & Tobago. Philip Bannerman is a senior business development executive with 20 years in the international maritime, cruise and energy industries. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Glasgow University. Philip has spent a considerable part of his recent career within

Signing ceremony Photo courtesy Port of Antwerp

Antwerp Sets up Maritime Training Institute in Brazil

The port of Antwerp is to make its know-how and expertise available to further professionalise the management of ports in Brazil. It will do this by among other things providing a special series of seminars in two already active training centres for maritime professionals in Brazil. The initiative is laid down in a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed on Tuesday this week by Marc Van Peel with among others Maurício Quintella, the Brazilian minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation. The port of Antwerp has already applied a similar model successfully in India, where a special

The signing of the letter of intent to close the TCP transaction was held in the Federal Senate of Brazil. Photo courtesy China Merchants Group

CMPort Acquires Container Terminal in Brazil

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) said that the Company's transaction regarding the acquisition of Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) in Brazil is completed. The acquisition is the biggest merger and acquisition so far in Brazilian and Latin American port sector. It is not only the first investment of CMPort in Latin America, but also the first M&A in mature port assets overseas with controlling stake. Since then, TCP has officially become a subsidiary of CMPort, which is a gesture of the Company's overseas port network expansion from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

Liam Warren (Photo: Rovco)

Rovco Names Warren Operations Manager

in 2002 when he joined Subsea 7 as a project engineer. He quickly progressed through the ranks and held a number of operational and engineering roles both on and offshore, managing full lifecycle projects including the design and manufacturing of associated equipment.  He also spent four years in Brazil as a senior project engineer working on large offshore developments.    In his role at Rovco, Warren will manage the implementation of all ROV and survey projects, while sourcing the skills and resources required to ensure flawless execution, from tender to completion.   Brian

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17 Keppel Employees Pay for Petrobras Bribery Case

Keppel Corp's rig-building unit has taken disciplinary action against 17 current and former employees as part of its Brazil bribery case, a U.S. court document showed, including $8.9 million of financial sanctions, demotions and departures. The measures were revealed after the Singapore-based company agreed to pay $422 million to settle charges it bribed Brazilian officials, including some at state-run oil company Petrobras. Singapore authorities are investigating individuals involved.   In the document seen by Reuters, U.S. authorities listed remedial measures taken by Keppel Offshore &

Cinthya Lopes (Photo: Simwave)

Simwave Welcomes Lopes

Cinthya Lopes has joined Simwave, the maritime simulation center in Rotterdam, as simulator operator. Prior to joining Simwave she worked in a variety of roles in the field of maritime training at the Brazilian Navy and Kongsberg.   After finishing her studies in her home country of Brazil at the Merchant Marine Academy, Lopes completed her Post Graduate Program in Conference Interpretation at PUC Rio. Lopes started her career as a Navigation Officer at Norsul Shipping Company. She developed her skills as a Deck Officer and Dynamic Positioning Operator in the offshore field at different companies

Larry Rigdon

Rigdon Named Interim CEO at Tidewater

, which positioned the company to weather current industry conditions and achieve success in the future, the board and I have agreed that the time is appropriate to transition the leadership of the company,” said Platt, who  joined Tidewater in 1996 as general manager business activities in Brazil and moved up the ranks through various leadership roles before being promoted to president and CEO in 2012.   Thomas R. Bates, Jr., Chairman of Tidewater's Board, said, “The board and management are excited about Tidewater's future, but there are still challenges that confront Tidewater

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