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From left: Peter Cotopoulis and Mark Kethisouaran (Photo: Lomar Shipping)

Lomar Shipping Promotes Two Executives

their roles, proving that they are more than worthy and capable of taking on more responsibilities in senior leadership. We are therefore delighted and very proud to confirm their promotions, to strengthen and enhance the leadership of Lomar for years to come.”Cotopoulis joined Lomar in 2011 as a Chartering Executive in London, before relocating to establish the Singapore office in 2015 as Chartering Manager for the Asia region. He subsequently became director of the Singapore office and in 2021 was promoted to become Lomar’s Chartering Director. Peter has over 17 years of experience in the

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Maritime Careers: How to Get Ahead in Shipbroking

be a mark of a broker’s fundamental understanding and commitment to the business of shipping.  About the Author: Glenn Murphy is currently chair of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. He has over 25 years in shipbroking and is the founder and managing director of Irish Shipbrokers & Chartering, based in Dublin, the Republic of Ireland

Costamare Names Peter Lund Chief Commercial Officer

Shipowner Costamare has appointed Peter Lund as Chief Commercial Officer. He is expected to take up his position with Costamare in October 2023.Lund is currently Vice President, Head of Chartering of A.P. Moller-Maersk in Copenhagen, and has worked for a total of 24 years in the A.P. Moller group of companies in different geographic locations.Konstantinos Konstantakopoulos, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Costamare, said, “We are very pleased to welcome back Mr. Lund as the new Chief Commercial Officer of our company. His broad international shipping background and detailed knowledge of

Tina Revsbech (Photo: Maersk Tankers)

Maersk Tankers Names Revsbech CEO

of Maersk Supply Service.Revsbech brings to the role more than 30 years of industry experience. She was previously executive vice president at Fednav Limited, CEO at BW Tankers and senior vice president at Torm. Earlier in her career, Revsbech worked for more than 15 years for Maersk Tankers as head of chartering and Head of Maersk Tankers for Americas and Singapore, respectively.Chair of the Board of Directors, Robert M. Uggla, said, "The Board of Maersk Tankers is very pleased to announce Tina Revsbech as the new CEO of Maersk Tankers. Tina holds extensive leadership experience and an outstanding

Palle Laursen (Photo: Royal Caribbean Group)

Royal Caribbean Names Laursen EVP, Head of Marine

well, especially as we continually work to decarbonize our business.”Most recently, Laursen served as chief fleet and technical officer at A.P. Moller – Maersk and was responsible for its entire fleet of more than 750 container vessels, 400 chartered vessels and 350 owned vessels as well as chartering, technical management, crew management, safety and compliance, newbuilding activities and engineering services. He also led Maersk’s effort to have the entire fleet operating fully carbon neutral by 2040.Having joined the Maersk Group in early 1998, Laursen has spent his entire professional

Felina Lin (Photo: Wilhelmsen Ship Management)

Wilhelmsen Ship Management Names Lin VP of Services and New Growth

;s core business, the company said.Lin brings in over a decade of commercial experience from her role working in ship owner and ship manager for the offshore and marine segment. Having a full spectrum of all dimensions, her expertise includes technical management, commercial optimization through fleet chartering, sales and purchase, post fixtures contract management, inspection services and newbuilding supervision.Prior to Wilhelmsen, Lin was based in Dubai as the Commercial Director with CS Offshore Ship Management. She graduated from the University of London School of Business with a Bachelor in Business

Elpi Petraki (Photo: WISTA International)

Petraki Appointed President of WISTA International

Hellas, at its Annual General Meeting on October 26, in Geneva, Switzerland. WISTA International consists of 56 National WISTA Association (NWA) and each one is represented by the President or a delegate at AGM and casts their vote for their country's choice for the President.Petraki, Operations, Chartering & Business Development Manager at ENEA Management, said "I am truly honoured to have been elected as President of WISTA International. Diversity and inclusion in maritime have never been in the spotlight like today and whilst much has been achieved in recent times, there is still a great

John Beckwith (Photo: Braemar)

Braemar Names Beckwith HR Director

Braemar, expert advisors in shipping investment, chartering, and risk management, today announced the appointment of John Beckwith as Group Director of Human Resources.The hire of Beckwith strengthens Braemar’s leadership team, enhances and enables Braemar’s ability to grow organically and via Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), and it represents a further investment in the professional development of its shipbroking and corporate finance teams.Beckwith has been the HR/people subject-matter expert on multiple mergers, demergers, and acquisitions throughout his career, including an IPO

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Svitzer AMEA Appoints Benjamin-Lea as COO

will take up the position as new COO in Svitzer’s AMEA region, reporting to Svitzer AMEA’s managing director, Nicolai Vinther Friis. Benjamin-Lea brings with her a wealth of experience within logistics after having worked for more than 30 years in the industry, focusing on cargo operations, chartering, ISPS and terminal operations.Nicolai Vinther Friis, managing director for Svitzer AMEA, said, “I am very pleased that Tina Benjamin-Lea is joining Svitzer AMEA as our new regional COO, as she brings with her many years of experience from the logistics industry and is thus the perfect candidate

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RightShip Expands Its Vetting Criteria

, said the dry cargo trade will now have MLC checks in place, with its vetting superintendents providing recommendations based on international maritime law and agreements with trade unions.In writing the new standard, the team listened and learned from the practices seen by our vetting teams, chartering customers and vessel managers RightShip has worked to consolidate the trends found from RightShip’s proprietary vessel vetting service, cleansed incident database and close out reports with the latest industry requirements, to better frame acceptability.  General additions to the new criteria

United Product Tankers Names Schoeller Co-managing Director

German shipping company UPT United Product Tankers GmbH & Co. KG said Matthias A. Schoeller has been named co-managing director, succeeding Stefan Ciegelski who will retire by the end of June.Schoeller, having worked as the company's chartering manager for the last 10 years, will serve as co-managing director alongside Christos Matarangas, who has been at the helm of UPT for over a decade already.Ciegelski departs UPT after nearly 45 years in shipping, including 17 as one of the firm's managing directors.“I am leaving at a time of change but have strong confidence that our refreshed

Shipbroker IFCHOR Announces New Hires

1 March 2021, initially from Oslo. Lasse expands the reach of IFCHOR’s existing Project and Sale & Purchase capability, bringing a solid experience of the Scandinavian market, with a special focus on the Handy/ to Ultramax segment.Other hires at IFCHOR include in autumn 2020 ex-Norden chartering manager Andreas Kastrup Olsen, a very driven Panamax expert, and earlier in the year Captain Anand Pandey, formerly of Merit Maritime, who strengthens relationships with Indian industrial clients from the Dubai office.In 2020, IFCHOR opened new offices in Tokyo and Mumbai, and a digital transformation

Golden Ocean Names Svensen as Chief Commercial Officer

Wednesday that it has appointed Lars-Christian Svensen as Chief Commercial Officer of Golden Ocean Management AS effective December 1.  Svensen, who is based in Oslo, most recently worked for Western Bulk, an asset-light dry bulk operator, where he was responsible for South Atlantic and U.S. Gulf chartering operations.Ulrik Andersen, Chief Executive Officer of Golden Ocean Management AS, said, "We are extremely pleased to welcome Lars-Christian to our team. His proven experience managing a chartering environment that leveraged digitalization, analytics and risk management aligns with Golden Ocean&rsqu

Nicholas Georgiou

Lomar Promotes Georgiou to CEO

15 years with the company. Having initially joined the operations department, he led the implementation of the International Safety Management (ISM) Code across the company – driving extensive compliance training among both land-based and shipboard personnel. Nicholas joined Golden Union’s chartering division in 2001, where he was engaged in all aspects of chartering including interaction with the company's legal division regarding claims handling.As COO at Lomar for the past decade, he has been responsible for all of the company's day-to-day commercial, technical and operational activities

Mathieu Philippe, Commercial Director of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Philippe Named Commercial Director of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

Officer of the team growing the fleet from eight to 24 MR and LR Tankers, helping establish UACC as a major Middle Eastern Tanker Owner.After nearly 15 years in Dubai, Philippe moved to Geneva to lead the Shipping Company of SOCAR Trading (the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic) focusing on chartering oil tankers.He holds a master’s degree in International Marketing from EDHEC Business School

Bart B. Kelleher has taken over as CEO of Chembulk Tankers (Photo: Chembulk Tankers)

Chembulk Tankers Announces Leadership Changes

Chairman by the Board of Directors. As Chembulk continues to drive stakeholder value, Regan will closely coordinate support to the Company and its Board of Directors, which he initially joined at the end of 2018.Continuing the company’s global trading coverage and regional customer focus, chartering responsibilities will continue to be managed by Chembulk’s regional heads in Singapore and Connecticut, who will now report to Kelleher.As part of the transition, Chief Commercial Officer Steve Laino will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities

Rupert Lawson, Head of Tankers – Partner; Oliver Rae, Senior Suezmax Broker; Marialiki Christopoulou, Suezmax Broker; Ali Kader, Suezmax Broker; Dean Abrahams, Senior Suezmax Broker; Robert Boles, Global Suezmax Head (Photo: SSY)

SSY Grows Suezmax Team

that time spent at Genesis Shipbrokers. Dean Abrahams has 15 years of broking experience and has worked at a range of shipbroking companies including Affinity and EA Gibson.SSY's tanker teams are based in London, Singapore, Houston, New York, Madrid and Mumbai and offer the full range of deep-sea chartering and operational support services

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