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Florian Dussler  (Photo: Xeneta)

Dussler tapped to Lead Xeneta's U.S. Ops

Xeneta is moving to accelerate the growth of its North American operation with the appointment of Florian Dussler as General Manager and VP Sales, Americas. Dussler, previously VP Americas for logistics software firm Transporeon, will head Xeneta’s New York office and aim to grow both awareness and market share for the leading global freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform. The news comes as Xeneta announces it has now built its database to over 55 million contracted rates, while also welcoming some major names to its community of global shippers. Xeneta, which crowd-sources data

Captain Robert "Bob" Glas. Photo: BTC

Glas Joins Bouchard Transportation

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. said that Captain Robert “Bob” Glas has joined the company as Vice President of Vessel Compliance and Auditing.  In this role Captain Robert Glas will usethe management afloat approach by rotating throughout the fleet and accompanying crews on voyages aboard Bouchard vessels to conduct ISM, and operational based audits and assessments, including underway navigation audits in accordance with OCIMF TMSA 3 element 5.

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.    The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators, solution providers and development partners.   "We at Kalmar want to shape the industry through promoting openness and collaboration. We have invited three teams from our partner network to work on specific customer pains. TOC

Photo: Rickmers-Linie

Senior Management Changes at Rickmers-Linie

Rickmers-Linie, which specializes in worldwide project and heavy lift liner services, said it continues to streamline operations and improve its global organization. Robert Sappio, who has been heading Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc since September 2012, will step down from the position of President and CEO effective July 1, 2014. However, he will remain connected to the company as a member of the Board of Rickmers-Linie (America). Waldemar (Val) Poulsen has been named President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc. based in Houston, Texas effective the same date. Before joining Rickmers-Linie

Ralf Lehnert, VP for the Transas Academy (Photo: Transas)

Transas Academy Launched

; Transas used its fourth Simulation User Conference to invite key industry representatives to participate in an open debate and conversations about regulatory changes, technological advances in the maritime industry, growing training demands and the needs for non-regulatory and type-specific training for crews.   The conference attracted almost 400 maritime simulation and training experts, regulators, suppliers and maritime administrations' representatives from at least 50 countries, engaging in a global movement to advance maritime simulation and training around the world. More than 60 papers were

Ship's officer: File photo

Global Seafarer Supply & Demand Questions: New Report

tackles the question, and also provides forecasts up to 2018 in a new publication on sale now. Contents Supply - Where is the global supply coming from and how has this changed from 1990? Demand - Fleet sector changes 2004 -2014 for 6 vessel types, projected officer requirements. Crew wages and employment terms - Master wages 2001 - 2014, ITF uniform "TCC" collective agreement 2012, 2013 & 2014, calculating crew budget, terms & conditions of service. Country analysis - Seafarer numbers 1990 - 2014, wage breakdowns 2014 across 10 grades, premium rates, reputation

Matt McKinley (Photo: Datum360)

McKinley Named VP at Datum360

Engineering information management company Datum360 has announced the appointment of Matt McKinley to the role of Global Vice President of Business Development.   With prior leadership experience at several major engineering software vendors, including Intergraph, AVEVA, COMOS and most recently Siemens Oil and Gas, McKinley brings with to the role more than 20 years’ experience of providing enterprise solutions to serve the oil and gas industry.    From his home location in Houston, he steps up to this role having previously engaged with Datum360 via his consultancy, 6T

Bill Eastwood (Photo: Shakespeare Marine)

Eastwood to Lead Shakespeare Marine

Bill Eastwood has been appointed business manager for the Shakespeare Marine Electronics product line of Jarden Applied Materials, a business unit of Newell Brands.   In his new role, Eastwood is responsible for the global sales and marketing of Shakespeare antennas and accessories, as well building upon its well-known brand to increase market share. He also oversees the continued development of connectivity technology advancements such as Wi-Fi extenders and cellular amplifiers, aimed at keeping recreational and commercial mariners connected.   Eastwood comes to Shakespeare with over

Frank Olsen (Photo: ISS)

ISS Names Olsen VP for Ship & Crew Solutions

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) announced the appointment of Frank Olsen as Vice President, Ship & Crew Solutions.   Based in Oslo, Olsen will aim to drive the growth and strategic development of ISS’ Ship & Crew Solutions, a combination of traditional vessel husbandry with centralized services. Working as a leading member of the company’s global commercial team, Olsen will ensure that the company’s Ship & Crew Solutions continue to deliver cost savings and value-added services to its expanding customer base. Key focus areas

Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the United Kingdom, where the IMO kicked off its 2017 World Maritime Day theme ‘Connecting ships, ports and people.’ Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

"It is Easy for Seafarers to Feel Lonely and Isolated" Says UN

lonely and isolated. To imagine that they do not matter. This year, we want to show [everyone] that seafarers do matter,” stressed  Lim, which is also the theme for this year's commemoration.   In particular, he praised the role of seafarer's centres at port cities, where sailors and crew of ships visit for a “small taste of home” – a sanctuary where they can rest, recuperate, connect with loved ones back home, especially through social media, and if necessary avail of support to help them adjust and cope.   “We want to create a platform to give ports

Royal Caribbean Selects Quintiq Software

  Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has selected its software solution to optimize the assignment of more than 80,000 crew members across its various brands and ships globally.   As a global company, Royal Caribbean required a solution that could handle increasingly complex workforce planning conditions unique to the cruise business, and its manual approach to crew planning and scheduling was time-consuming and left no room for optimization.   Quintiq is able to incorporate all the rules, regulations and requirements of its

Tracy Crocker (Photo: Evinrude)

Crocker Joins Evinrude as Senior VP, GM

Tracy Crocker has been appointed to the position of senior vice-president and general manager, Evinrude following the retirement of his predecessor last month.    “Tracy brings over 30 years of experience, 20 in senior executive roles, for global companies such as Proctor & Gamble, Pepsi, Nabisco, Ecolab, and most recently, Arctic Cat,” said José Boisjoli, president and CEO. “Tracy is an accomplished strategist and team leader with a solid track record, one who has helped organizations connect strategy to action plans and action plans to people.”

INTERSCHALT Shuffles Executive Management

INTERSCHALT maritime systems GmbH, a provider of maritime software for cargo operations and fleet management, NavCom services and manufacturer of VDR systems, announced a change in the company’s executive management today. This follows Cargotec Corporation’s acquisition of INTERSCHALT in January 2016.    Robert Gärtner, who has served as CEO of INTERSCHALT since 2006, stepped down from his position on June 20 to pursue other opportunities. Two managing directors have now been appointed: Benoit de la Tour, President of Navis, and Rainer Twisterling, former Vice President

Stuart Ostrow, President, ShipMoney (Photo: ShipMoney)

Continuing to Pay Crews with Cash Will Bring Further Challenges

Paying crew members in cash will lead to further challenges of increased incidents of piracy and theft, says global financial payments company ShipMoney.   ShipMoney President Stuart Ostrow will address delegates at Crew Connect Global, taking place between in Manila November 6 to 8, explaining the challenges ship managers face by continuing to pay their seafarers with cash.   The company believes that shipping businesses are leaving themselves open to increased incidents of piracy and theft by not looking at alternative payment methods and fully embracing the new digital age.   Giv

Tommy Olofsen Managing Director OSM Crew Management (Photo: OSM)

OSM Crew Management for Lauritzen Kosan Fleet

Global ship management company OSM Maritime Group said it has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of liquefied gas tankers, including 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers.   OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

WRS Launch Global Managed Services Division

Global energy, maritime, construction and mining recruitment provider Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) have launched a Managed Services product across all its divisions.    WRS' specialist Marine division has won a contract with a major offshore support services provider to manage crewing requirements for a number of vessels. To bolster delivery capabilities, WRS welcome Donna Watson to the operational board where she will lead capabilities in her position as Head of Marine Managed Services. Watson works out of WRS’ Abu Dhabi office.   Scottish-born Abu Dhabi resident

Esben Poulsson, Chairman of ICS  (Photo: ICS)

ICS Chairman: Use Training to Direct the Future of Shipping

Training acts not only as a career enhancer, but also plays an essential role in the modernization of the shipping industry as a whole, said Esben Poulsson, Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), as he delivered the keynote speech at this year’s Crew Connect Global Conference in Manila. “The future sustainability of the industry requires an evolutionary response to the training and retention of seafarers,“  he stressed. “We need to do more than simply respond to changing needs, we must learn to anticipate them and thereby control the development of the

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