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Monday, May 1, 2017

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Mingfa Liu (Photo courtesy of the Wallem Group)

Liu Joins Wallem Ship Management China

Wallem Group has appointed Mingfa Liu to the newly established role of managing director at Wallem Ship Management China. Liu will concentrate on Wallem’s relationships with shipyards and drydocks in China, and represent Wallem’s ship management and technical services to the country’s large number of ship owners. In his career Liu sailed as a marine engineer before coming ashore to work in the ship management industry. His management career has developed through senior roles in Hong Kong, U.K. and China, and most recently included the senior management position in China for a

Emilia Shao (Photo: WSS)

WSS Appoints Ships Agency Manager for China

Heading up Wilhelmsen Ships Service’s (WSS) ships agency sales team in China, Emilia Shao brings both industry experience and an eclectic academic background to one of the company’s largest agency markets.   Located in Shanghai, Shao will manage WSS’s agency business across its three offices located in Northern, Central and Southern China. Shao’s day-to-day responsibilities include joining Account Managers for customer visits and monitoring communications to ensure port enquiries are handled promptly and properly, at the same time overseeing the performance of the entire

Photo: Schiffer Publishing

Book Review: Matterhorn

Matterhorn: The Operational History of the US XX Bomber Command from India and China: 1944-1945 is the operational history of the XX (20th) Bomber Command and its combat missions from India and China.  The book traces the development of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress program and the Allied plans to stage long-range bombers through China for strikes against Japan’s strategic industries. Each of the 49 combat missions flown by the XX Bomber Command from India and China is examined, producing the first detailed history of the B-29 campaign flown from these countries. The book is written

(Source: Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook)

Djibouti Breaks Ground on Massive FTZ

president of Djibouti on Monday formally launched the construction of a project touted as Africa's largest free trade zone, to be built in the tiny Horn of African nation with Chinese backing.   The agreement to build the 48 sq km (19 sq mile) free trade zone was signed in March 2016 as part of China's bid to expand trade routes, a series of infrastructure initiatives stretching across 60 countries that the Chinese have dubbed "One Belt, One Road".   Tiny Djibouti, population 876,000, has long punched above its weight. It hosts large U.S. and French naval bases; China is also

Zhengyu Li (Frank)

Li to Head MacGregor's China business

MacGregor develops operations in China and strengthens its organisation by appointing Zhengyu Li (Frank) as Vice President, Head of China as of 1 October 2015. Mr Li drives the development of MacGregor business in the most important market in the marine industry. He will be a member of the MacGregor Group Executive Team and based in Shanghai. Mr Li has over 25 years of international business experience, during which he has held various leadership positions in successful global companies like General Electric and Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region. He joins MacGregor from Caterpillar, where his

CS Fan

Fan Named Enteq Upstream Sales Manager

Enteq Upstream PLC (Enteq), a provider of systems and components for Measurement While Drilling (MWD) and directional drilling, has appointed CS Fan as China and South East Asia (SEA) sales manager, announced Martin Perry, Enteq’s chief executive officer. Based in Dongying, China, near the Shengli Oilfield, Fan’s responsibilities include developing the company’s logistics and support infrastructure, while expanding Enteq’s growth throughout the Far East. Fan brings thirty years’ experience to Enteq and has held various positions supporting and marketing downhole

Claus Schensema (Photo: GAC)

Schensema Named GAC Managing Director

GAC, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, has moved Claus Schensema, its previous Managing Director in Shanghai, China, to Houston, Texas, to take the helm of GAC North America Logistics. Schensema brings 25 years’ experience in shipping and logistics to his new role as GAC North America Logistics’ Managing Director, including expertise in international freight forwarding, contract logistics management, automotive logistics, oil & gas support and ship agency management. Prior to his latest appointment, he served as Managing Director of GAC

SBR Factory Jundiai

Sulzer Takes Measures in the Pumps Equipment Division

capacity and improve quality. At the same time, the oil and gas market remains challenging, leading to low investment levels and project suspensions. Based on this situation, Sulzer decided to react to the current market conditions and to streamline the manufacturing capacities in Brazil, the USA, and China in its Pumps Equipment division. By the end of July 2015, about 410 employees were affected by these restructuring measures. Reducing workforce and closing foundry in Brazil As a consequence of the division’s new global manufacturing network and accelerated by the current economic situation

Richard Lidinsky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner (Source: FMC)

Maersk, MSC Win U.S. OK to Launch Shipping Pact

. The so-called 2M alliance would see the two carriers pool 185 ships on European, transatlantic and transpacific services, which Maersk Line says would save it $350 million a year. The proposal follows the rejection in June of a larger planned venture involving Maersk, MSC and France's CMA CGM by China's Ministry of Commerce on competition grounds. The tie-up won U.S. approval on Wednesday after four out of five commissioners at the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) voted not to seek further information from the two shippers about the impact of the alliance on exporters and ports. The approval

New SENER Directors for Asia and Pacific

is focused on marine projects, both for marketing the FORAN System – SENER’s shipbuilding CAD/CAM software, whose new V70R3.0 release has just been launched – and for developing engineering projects. Meanwhile, Guangwu Liu has been appointed as SENER’s Country Manager in China, reporting to Alfonso Cebollero, with the mandate to develop business in this country and enhance the contact with domestic customers. China, Japan and South Korea are currently the worldwide leaders in shipbuilding; combined, the three countries produce 90% of the world’s ships and SENER estimates

Photo: WMU

World Maritime University Graduates Largest Class

Maritime University (WMU) and IMO Secretary-General Sekimizu conferred postgraduate degrees on the WMU's Class of 2014. Compiling the largest class in the 31-year history of WMU, 124 students graduated from the Malmö-based M.Sc. program in Maritime Affairs, 47 from the M.Sc. program in Dalian, China, 36 from the M.Sc. program in Shanghai, China, and 19 from the distance-learning Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance. Overall, the graduates represented 49 countries. Each year, students from roughly 50 countries live and study together at WMU to serve the global maritime community in the

Zhengyu Li (Photo: MacGregor)

MacGregor Appoints Li as VP

MacGregor develops operations in China and strengthens its organization by appointing Zhengyu Li (Frank) as Vice President, Head of China as of October 1, 2015. Li drives the development of MacGregor business in the most important market in the marine industry. He will be a member of the MacGregor Group Executive Team and based in Shanghai. Li brings to the role more than 25 years of international business experience, during which he has held various leadership positions in successful global companies like General Electric and Caterpillar in the Asia Pacific region. He joins MacGregor from Caterpill

Jürgen Kuntz  ((Photo credit: SAL Heavy Lift)

New Head of Asia Desk at SAL Heavy Lift

SAL has announced Jürgen Kuntz as its new Head of Asia Desk in Hamburg. Originally setting up the SAL office in Shanghai, Kuntz will continue to strengthen the Asia related business with his 15 year long experience from China, the company said. Kuntz started with SAL as a trainee in 1993. In 2001 he opened the first overseas office for SAL in Shanghai, this soon to be followed by a second office in Beijing. Having worked as General Manager for SAL in China for ten years, Jürgen decided in 2011 to seek new challenges with BBC Chartering in the Chinese market. Here Jürgen was

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under own management, from concept to installation and service. The operations are divided between the offices in The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and the production facilities in The Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and China

New Recruits and Promotions at METALUBE

years, will now manage the Metaform range of products.    Dutton joins Metalube from Houghton and will support Thornhill in his first commercial role having started his career in the laboratory.   Luo, a chemistry graduate from Manchester University, will work closely with METALUBE China, helping to develop their technical excellence.  She will divide her time between the U.K. and China

Todd Shou (Photo: CMR Group)

CMR Group Makes Two Senior Appointments

two senior appointments as it continues to develop and expand its global operations. Jean-François Michel has joined as vice-president in charge of production, supply chain and purchasing, bringing over 20 years’ international experience working for industrial organizations in Tunisia, China and France to the role.   He will have specific responsibility managing all production and supply chain activities worldwide with the exception of CMR Far East.   CMR’s Asia operations will also be boosted with Todd Shou’s appointment as sales manager for China, where he

Michael Chen (Photo: Wilhelmsen Ships Service)

Chen Named General Manager of WHSS China

Wilhelmsen Ships Service announced that Michael Chen has accepted the role as General Manager for Wilhelmsen Huayang Ships Services China (WHSS).   Based in Shanghai, Chen takes up the role immediately, replacing Captain Bi Yuping, who leaves the company after a decade.   Starting his career with the Wilhelmsen group as a vessel operator in 2005, Chen has been working as Agency Service Manager for China for the past five years.   With a naval background, following the completion of his studies at the University of Jimei, Navigation Institute in 2000, Chen sailed as a deck officer

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