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Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)

Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO

Nozipho Mdawe has been appointed as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective May 21, 2018. She takes over the role recently vacated by Phyllis Difeto and briefly held in an acting capacity by Moshe Motlohi.The role of TNPA COO has been expanded and will include: Marine Services, Aviation Services and Pilotage, Continuous Improvement, Port Planning, Lighthouses, SHE & Risk, Security, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Dredging Services, Ship Repair, Port Control and Port Maintenance.Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)Mdawe has most recently served as Secretary

Terry Makewell  (Photo: UKHO)

UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Makewell CTO

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) appointed Terry Makewell to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   Makewell has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in government, academia and the creative industries, and will be instrumental in further developing the UKHO as a world-leading center in the marine domain. This will support the UKHO in delivering its vision of becoming the world-leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office by 2020.   Makewell  joins the UKHO from the Office for National Statistics, where he held the role of Chief

Adam Singer, Chair, UKHO

New UK Hydrographic Office Chair Appointed

of Trustees for The Sixteen, one of the U.K.’s leading choral groups. Adam has worked in broadcasting and telecoms in the U.K., U.S., France and Japan. He launched the Discovery Channel in Europe, helped create UKTV with the BBC and is a former Chairman and CEO of Flextech plc. He was also Chief Operating Officer of TCI international a company with worldwide cable and programming investments. He was CEO of the Performing Rights Society and Deputy Chair of the Ofcom Content Board. As an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence, the UKHO provides navigational services for the Royal Navy

Steve Harrop (Photo: CTI Marine)

New Operations Director for CTI Marine

Maritime travel specialist CTI Marine has appointed Steve Harrop as Operations Director.    Harrop joins the company from Dubai based Destinations of the World Travel, a global distributor of hotel accommodation and other ground related travel products where he was Group Chief Operating Officer for four years.     Harrop will lead and oversee all of the company’s six operational offices teams, together with the technology teams, and report directly to CTI Chief Executive Officer, Ian White.  

Jacqueline Brown (Photo: TNPA)

New Port Managers for TNPA

changes – which follow the recent resignation of the Cape Town and Saldanha Port Managers – will introduce new Port Managers in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape. TNPA will also establish a new department that will strengthen the authority’s research and development capabilities. TNPA Chief Executive, Richard Vallihu said: “TNPA has bid farewell to the Port Managers of Cape Town – Sipho Nzuza – and Saldanha – Willem Roux – both of whom served our organization admirably for a number of years. We are indeed grateful to them for their contribution to the organizati

Carsten Ladekjær

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints New CEO

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has appointed Carsten Ladekjær as Chief Executive Officer for the group.   Ladekjær is an industry veteran with 20 years in the bunker business. He joins the KPI Bridge Oil Group from previous positions as Senior Vice President and CEO of leading global bunker companies. Carsten took over the position as CEO as of August 1 and will primarily be based at KPI Bridge Oil’s office in London

Carsten Ladekjæras

Ladekjær Named KPI Bridge Oil CEO

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has appointed Carsten Ladekjær as Chief Executive Officer for the group. Carsten Ladekjær is an industry veteran with 20 years in the bunker business. He joins the KPI Bridge Oil Group from previous positions as Senior Vice President and CEO of leading global bunker companies. Carsten took over the position as CEO as of August 1 and will primarily be based at KPI Bridge Oil’s office in London. kpibridgeoil.com  

Duane Kenagy (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Kenagy Named No. 2 Head at Port of Long Beach

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners has appointed Duane Kenagy as the Port of Long Beach’s deputy executive director.   Kenagy most recently served as interim chief executive, overseeing the nation’s second-busiest seaport during the search that ended in naming Mario Cordero as executive director.   “Duane provided exceptional leadership during an important transition period at the Port of Long Beach,” said Harbor Commission president Lori Ann Guzmán. “It was exactly what the board was hoping for, and this appointment is a reflection of

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore Expands in Norway

gas experience from an international career focused on offshore inspection, repair and maintenance (“IRM”), construction and marine operations, including the role of Senior Subsea Engineer for Statoil early in his career. More recently, Arne has held several executive roles including Chief Executive Officer of Norfield AS and Managing Director of Gulfmark Norge AS. He is currently a non-executive director of Simon Møkster Shipping and has previously been a non-executive director for AGR Group. Arne is a civil engineer, QHSE qualified and a former saturation diver. He has an MBA from

Image: ZIM

Glickman takes the Helm ZIM

Eli Glickman, 56, took office as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of ZIM effective July 1, 2017. Glickman is taking over from Rafi Danieli, who has been President & CEO of ZIM since 2009.    "I’m pleased and honored to take office as ZIM’s CEO. ZIM is a dynamic company with a proud heritage. I‘m confident in our ability to deliver exceptional service to our customers, while striving for profitability and growth,” Glickman said. He added: “I want to thank Rafi Danieli, who has steered ZIM through rough seas. As CEO, my primary goal is to

Ms Shulami Qalinge (Photo: TNPA)

Qalinge Named TNPA Chief Executive

Shulami Qalinge has been appointed Chief Executive (CE) of Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA), becoming the first female CE of the organization. Qalinge succeeds Richard Vallihu who has been appointed Group Executive: Operational Readiness, Transnet Corporate Center. Both appointments are effective, July 7, 2017. Qalinge will provide strategic direction and leadership in the implementation of the overall TNPA strategic objectives and operational targets, including total oversight of the operation of eight commercial ports with more than 3,500 employees. She will also drive Transnet’s

Michael Butler (Photo: BSS)

Butler Joins BSS as Nonexecutive Chairman

Michael Butler, former Chief Operating Officer of Inmarsat and current board member at Thuraya, has joined Satcom Global and AND Group’s parent company, Broadband Satellite Services Ltd (BSS) as Non-Executive Chairman. Butler brings with him senior level insight and operational experience in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) market, following a successful career spanning over 20 years in world class technology based companies. This new appointment will bring extensive market knowledge and expertise to the Senior Management team at BSS, said the company, which also recently welcomed Matt

The trainees Photo Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Training for Apprentices

Sixty-four young men and women started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd today. Chief Executive Office Rolf Habben Jansen warmly welcomed the new apprentices this morning during an event held at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg. In the land division, 21 young men and 17 young women began their training programs to become shipping agents, forwarding and logistics clerks, office management clerks and warehousing specialists. In addition, some of the on-shore apprentices are also starting dual-track courses of study in Logistics Management, Business Administration, Maritime Management, Information

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

Hapag-Lloyd Begins Training Programs

 Sixty-four young men and women started their careers at Hapag-Lloyd on yesterday (August 01). Chief Executive Office Rolf Habben Jansen warmly welcomed the new apprentices this morning during an event held at Hapag-Lloyd’s headquarters in Hamburg.   In the land division, 21 young men and 17 young women began their training programs to become shipping agents, forwarding and logistics clerks, office management clerks and warehousing specialists.    In addition, some of the on-shore apprentices are also starting dual-track courses of study in Logistics Management, Business

Abdullah Aldubaikhi will take over as CEO at Saudi Arabia’s largest shipping company Bahri, effective January 1, 2018 (Photo: Bahri)

Aldubaikhi Named Bahri’s Next CEO

Saudi Arabian maritime transport and logistics company Bahri has appointed Abdullah Aldubaikhi as its new chief executive office.   Aldubaikhi’s appointment, which takes effect January 1, 2018, comes as the company gears for a new phase of expansion following several months of growth, according to Bahri chairman, Abdulrahman M. Al-Mofadhi.   Aldubaikhi said, “My immediate priority will be charting short and long-term goals for Bahri while strengthening the company’s commitment to the Saudi Vision 2030 and ensuring a positive impact on the continued growth of the global

Mark Charman

Top 10 Trends in Maritime Recruitment

see us move back to going on offense. This year we plan to expand our geography, increase our maritime sector offering in some key markets and grow our consultant numbers. All in all, we are working hard to grow our position as global market leader.     The Author Mark Charman is Chief Executive Office, Faststream Recruitment Grou

Photo: Maersk Drilling

Maersk Offshore Service Units to Cut Head Office Jobs

and efficiency enhancement programme", said Maersk Drilling. A spokeswoman declined to specify financial details.   "It is regrettable that we have to scale down the head office. However, under the current market conditions it will be irresponsible not to act," Maersk Drilling's chief executive Claus Hemmingsen said in the statement.   Maersk Supply Services, which provides marine services to such as towing anchors and supplying offshore platforms, has also been hit by a slowdown in the industry.   "We are facing challenging market conditions in the coming years

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