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Sunday, February 18, 2018

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Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, gave a talk on cruise careers (Photo: HKCYIA)

HKCYIA Gives Talk on Cruise Careers

of Worldwide Cruise Terminals which operates the Hong Kong Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, gave an overview of the development history of Kai Tak and the prospects of the cruise industry. Other speakers included Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, and Michael Cheng, Corporate Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong, and Hong Kong Sea Transport and Logistics Association. The speakers provided insights on the ever-changing business environment in the cruise and maritime logistics industries.   Laura Escobar, Purser Trainer of HKCYIA, who has over 10 years of experience

Alejandro Pla. Photo: Intermarine, LLC

Intermarine Appoints Alejandro Pla as Mexico Manager

 Intermarine, LLC, a global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has named Alejandro Pla as Country Manager – Mexico. He will be based in Mexico, City. Pla has more than 24 years of experience in a variety of roles in shipping and logistics.    Most recently, he served as Chartering Manager for Representaciones Maritimas S.A. agency in Mexico City where he oversaw commercial and chartering activity for the group and their clients.   In his role with Intermarine, Pla will match worldwide cargo opportunities with the Company’s regional

Ron Mathison

Changes in Swire Pacific's Top Deck

his able leadership, the company clinched the prestigious Shipowner of the Year award in April 2015, at the biennial international Maritime Awards ceremony organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. He is also a Member of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT). Mr Glenn will be moving on to his new appointment as the General Manager, Europe for Cathay Pacific Airways.   SPO’s Finance Director, Mr Nigel Gribble, has also stepped down from his current role to undertake the role of Chief Financial Officer in

On the left Ms Julie Lithgow - Director Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. On the right Ms Karin Orsel - President WISTA International (Photo: WISTA)

Maritime Partners Aim to Increase Opportunities for Women

Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA International) and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (The Institute) are partnering to increase the professional competence and enhance educational opportunities for women in the maritime industry. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has signed  in London, the two organizations will offer five scholarships annually over the next 10 years to individuals nominated by WISTA International. The scholarship will cover the Foundation Diploma program at The Institute. In addition to a general shipping component, the

Dean Xeros (Photo: Principle Logistics Group)

Principle Logistics Group Names Xeros as President

Principle Logistics Group, a Fort Worth-based, strategic planning and transportation logistics and management company, has announced the hiring of Dean Xeros as their new president.   In his role, Xeros will be responsible for leading an aggressive re-launch of the former Principle Transport Group, which will include the offering of a wider range and more technologically sophisticated range of logistics tools and efficiencies. Bringing more than 30 years of proven logistics, sales, and business development experience to Principle Logistics Group, Xeros will focus on the company’s

(L-R standing) Godwin Xerri, MMF Board Member and Managing Director, Focal Marine Shipping Agency, Joe Borg, MMF Chairman and former EU Commissioner, Dr Ann Fenech, MMF Board Member and President of the Malta Maritime Lawyers’ Association, Joseph Bugeja, MMF CEO and General Manager, Malta Motorways of the Seas, (seated) Michael Callus, MMF Board Member, Head of Education, Safety, Quality Sub-Committees and Director Medsea Shipping Agency, and Matt Gilbert, Head of Business & Partnerships, The In

Malta Maritime Forum Targets Professional Education

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and the Malta Maritime Forum have signed an MoU which will support the education of shipping professionals in Malta as part of the island’s maritime growth strategy.   The MoU formalizes informal co-operation between the MMF and the Institute which goes back 40 years and will serve as a vehicle to jointly formulate and develop activities. The MMF will build upon this link to provide the local maritime industry with formal education which is recognized internationally.   “Malta is already well served with courses for engineers, masters

Chris Coull (Photo: Peterson)

Peterson Hires Regional Director

; Coull will be based at the firm’s Aberdeen office and joins Peterson from TAQA where he held a number of senior roles most recently supply base and materials manager where he was responsible for quayside, warehouse, transport and environmental contracts for UK operations.     The Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics began his career as a business analyst with ASCO and progressed through the ranks to regional director responsible for the offshore logistics business in Aberdeen.    

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

John Phillips

Phillips Heads Gulf Petrochem's Credit Risk, Bunkering Div.

will play a critical part in achieving Gulf Petrochem’s vision of sustained growth moving into the future.” Phillips is a graduate in Maritime Business with Maritime Law and has completed his MSc in Port Management at University of Plymouth, UK in 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport, and a Member of the Institute of Petroleum, IBIA and IECA

Navigation Systems Donation Supports Industry Training

Rose Point Navigation Systems has donated its Rose Point ECS software to the Inland Logistics and Marine Institute at West Kentucky Community & Technical College, college officials announced today.   Steve Hearn, manager of external education programs - river operations at WKCTC, said Rose Point’s ECS was used to establish an electronic charting and radar training classroom at WKCTC's 631 Marine Way facility and will be used in the Marine Technology program. "This donation will enable the Inland Logistics and Marine Institute to offer the professional mariner access to training

Donald Macfarlane (Photo: Bibby Ship Management)

Bibby Ship Management Appoints SHEQ Director

, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) related initiatives across the group. With over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Macfarlane has previously worked at Archer as a QHSE Manager where he completed a NVQ 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. In 2005 he became a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and is involved with IOSH Scotland, as well as being Chairman of the NE of Scotland Branch. He is also a member of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management, an Associate Member of the Institute of Environmental

Kit Purdy (Photo: Northern Lights)

Purdy Joins Northern Lights

Northern Lights, a manufacturer of marine power generation and climate control products, announced the appointment of Kit Purdy as new Global Sales Manager. Purdy’s responsibilities will include day-to-day management of the sales department and staff, as well as strategically assisting all Northern Lights branches in all market segments – recreational and commercial marine and industrial products. Purdy’s passion for engines and being on the water began as a child growing up on Bainbridge Island, Wash. His love of mechanics took him to Phoenix where he received his degree from

Rob McAdams (Photo: XL Catlin)

XL Catlin Names McAdams Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Marine

XL Catlin has announced the promotion of Rob McAdams to the position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Marine with immediate effect. Previously, McAdams held the role of UK/ Ireland Marine Leader. McAdams has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining legacy XL he held positions at Reliance National in New York. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter.  

Kevin Strachan (Photo: Seatronics)

Seatronics Names Strachan Head of Finance

its survey, monitoring and data business segment, has appointed Kevin Strachan as head of finance. The new role will require Strachan to lead the finance function in each of Seatronics’ global bases and divisions. Strachan holds a masters degree in accounting from Aberdeen University, and a chartered accountant designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. With more than 20 years of experience, he has held a number of managerial roles, including chief financial officer at Chantry Networks in Toronto, Canada, and group financial controller for the Ferguson Group in the U.K

 Samir Ferguen (Photo: Intermarine, LLC

Intermarine Promotes Ferguen

project cargo chartering markets. He began his career with Scan-Trans prior to the Intermarine merger. While with Intermarine he served in chartering roles located in Denmark, Kuala Lumpur and Houston. His formal training includes completing Scan-Trans’ four-year trainee-program and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers courses. While with Nordana he led the European chartering department by managing all commercial activities for the European market. His strengths lie in business development, contract negotiation and managing profitable voyages.   

David Kelly (Photo: IMarEST)

IMarEST Further Expands into Asia-Pacific

Head of Marketing at IMarEST’s London headquarters, as Director of Asia-Pacific. The new position, based in Singapore, will be taken up in August this year and has been created to support the existing Asia-Pacific team and to drive growth and awareness of the Institute in the region. A Chartered Marketer, Kelly  graduated with a degree in Marketing and Public Relations and rose through the ranks to become Marketing Manager at IWSC Group Ltd. before going on to manage Group Sales and Marketing. He joined the IMarEST in 2012 and has since spearheaded the development and execution of

GAC, Hemas team on Sri Lanka Logistics Facility

GAC Sri Lanka has partnered with Hemas Transportation to build an integrated logistics facility in Muthurajawela Industrial Zone in the western part of Sri Lanka. It will comprise a state-of-the-art distribution center, a container yard and a 15-acre warehouse.   A groundbreaking ceremony, graced by the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, the Honorable Ranil Wickramasinghe, was held. The facility is expected to be operational by early June 2017 and the distribution center by February 2018.   This new integrated logistics facility will be equipped with the latest reach stackers and will harness

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