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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Kjeld Dittmann (Photo: SEA Europe)

Dittmann Named Chairman of SEA Europe

Kjeld Dittmann, the Managing Director of Lyngsø Marine A/S, is the new Chairman of the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe).    He succeeds Govert Hamers, CEO of Vanderlande Industries in the Netherlands, who has completed his term as Chairman.    The announcement was made at the SEA Europe Annual General Meeting in Istanbul on June 26 hosted by the Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists (full member of SEA Europe).    “SEA Europe has established a strong voice in Brussels for both Europe’s shipyards and equipment

Seaspan Appoints Bing Chen As Chief Executive Officer

, stated, "We are pleased to have reached a very successful conclusion to our CEO search, and to have a seasoned professional like Mr. Chen join our executive team. Mr. Chen has diverse operating and financial business experience as well as strong relationships in our key markets in Asia and Europe. We feel the talents he brings to the table make him an ideal complement to the talents of Peter Curtis, EVP and COO, Mark Chu, General Counsel, and David Spivak, CFO."   Sokol concluded, "On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to thank Gerry Wang for his nearly twenty

Ronnie Garrick (Photo: TWMA)

TWMA Appoints Garrick as CEO, President

expansion; and new product and technology development.    Specialists in the oil and gas sector, private equity investors Buckthorn acquired TWMA in May 2017.  With a current a turnover of £50million ($65mln), TWMA employs 540 personnel across offices and service bases in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa and the Americas.  The firm’s expertise and technology continue to be internationally recognised for providing tailored, drilling waste management solutions that reduce drilling costs and maximise operational efficiency.   With a strong

Nils Smedegaard Andersen (File photo: Danish Maritime Days)

Former Maersk Boss Named Unifeeder Chairman

Director at BP plc, Non-Executive Director at Unilever as well as Chairman of the Board of international retail group, Dansk Supermarked A/S. “Unifeeder is a well-run company, fulfilling an important role as partner to both global liner shipping companies and industrial customers across Europe,” Andersen said. “Unifeeder has significantly expanded its network and service offering in recent years and I look forward to working with management to further strengthening Unifeeder’s market position by building closer customer relationships and developing the service offering

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

Terminals (APMT) joint venture in Africa; and with Hutchison Port Holdings, he was the chief executive officer of Alexandria International Container Terminals (AICT) and, subsequently, Tanzania International Container Terminals (TICT), among other senior management roles in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.   Hamad Port began operations in early October 2016. In its first phase, the port is capable of handling 2 million TEUs annually, and the number will rise to 7.5 million TEUs upon scheduled completion in 2020. Hamad Port spans 28.5 square kilometers, and allows the latest generation of vessels

Valsinni Barge (Photo: GP)

Gulf Petrochem Bolsters its European Bunkering Division

Gulf Petrochem Group (GP) has strengthened its bunker trading team in Europe with the appointment of Maxime Cramer to the group’s Rotterdam office . He joins a team of bunkering traders headed up by Chris Todd in Europe’s largest bunkering port, Rotterdam. Cramer  has in-depth knowledge and vast experience on both the customer and supply side of the business, having previously held trading positions with OW Bunker and Minerva Bunkers. The appointment of Cramer  will further bolster GP’s global bunkering division which is currently headed up by Chris Todd, West of

Guillaume Delcourt (Photo: ACR Electronics)

ACR Electronics Names Delcourt Sales Manager

 ACR Electronics, Inc. manufacturer of maritime safety and survival products, has appointed a new sales manager within its Land and Marine Division for Europe, Middle East and Africa.   Guillaume Delcourt will focus on expanding ACR’s international sales footprint in these geographic regions as demand increases for its popular range of 406 MHz beacons, AIS man overboard devices, distress lights and other safety products for the recreational and commercial markets.   Delcourt brings several years of experience in the marine sector to his new role at ACR, including European

Tom Fecke (Photo: CLIA)

Fecke Named CLIA Europe Secretary General

Tom Fecke will join Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) on January 3, 2017 as Secretary General, CLIA Europe. Fecke will be responsible for managing the European region and will play a key part in strategically implementing CLIA Global programs across Europe. A seasoned professional in the travel industry, Fecke began his career as a travel agent. He holds a degree as master of business administration and had various management roles with Galileo/ Travelport and Avis Rent-a-Car. For more than eight years he worked for RCL Cruises as a regional General Manager. In his previous role, Fecke

Nick Sloane and Joe Farrell (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Nick Sloane Joins Resolve Marine Group

Sloane to oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as Resolve Marine Group expands global response presence   Senior Salvage Master Nick Sloane has joined the senior management team at Resolve Marine Group., aiming to help guide the global growth of the marine services company.   The news comes just months after Resolve opened its operations in Gibraltar, expanding its emergency response capabilities to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.    “Nick is a force in the industry and now that Resolve has a worldwide footprint, he is a natural fit,” said

Steve Williams  (Photo: Terma North America)

TNA Appoints Williams as President & CEO

Effective August 6, 2016, Terma North America Inc. has appointed Steve Williams as President & CEO.   Since the beginning of 2014 until present, Williams has held the position of Regional Executive, Lockheed Martin International Business Development, Europe-Americas. Prior to this, Steve was Regional President for Lockheed Martin Continental Europe, and before that, Senior Director, Europe-Eurasia at Lockheed Martin Corporate.   Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was president of a security and telecommunications company, leading business partnerships in the U.S.

Matthias Hansen (Photo courtesy: Geodis Wilson)

Geodis Wilson Names Hansen Regional VP

Geodis Wilson has appointed Matthias Hansen as the new regional vice president (RVP), EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with immediate effect.  Hansen has been acting as interim RVP for the last few months. He now replaces Alain Chimene on a permanent basis. Hansen became managing director for Germany in 2009 and also served as managing director North Europe (including Belgium, Netherland and United Kingdom). Hansen will continue with his responsibilities in the North European region in addition to his new role, until a successor is nominated.  

Joachim Kjaeldgaard Pedersen

Trumf Bunker Promotes Pedersen

Joachim Kjaeldgaard Pedersen has been promoted as Trumf 's Head of Trading, Europe & Americas. Pedersen has been with Trumf since 2009 and has shown strong commitment and willingness to lead and train the company’s bunker suppliers. This, combined with his knowledge of the business and of the market makes him the ideal candidate for this new position in Trumf Bunker. Effective from November 1, 2014, Joachim has thus taken over management of Team Europe & Americas which now comprises a total of four Bunker Suppliers.

Aries Dijkhuizen

Dijhuizen Named Petersen's Business Development Manager

our business and this appointment will ensure we can keep that momentum going while continuing to provide the excellent technical service we are famed for.” Before joining Petersen, Aries served as Commercial Manager at Holmatro Marine Equipment.  Previously he held positions at Lewmar Mid-Europe and Mennnens working in sales management, product management, and project management in the Netherlands, Europe and the Middle East.  

Tideworks Grows with New European Office

Tideworks Technology, Inc., a full-service provider of comprehensive terminal management and planning software solutions, announced that it is moving to a newly renovated office space at the World Port Building in Rotterdam to accommodate growth and better serve its customers in the European region. The move will be complete in September 2014. “We are excited to house our new regional office at the largest commercial port in Europe,” says Michael Schwank, president of Tideworks Technology, “Our European customer base is growing, and we want to solidify our commitment to the

essDOCS Names Toet Board Chairman

. Andre Toet possesses over 30 years of maritime industry experience and has held numerous supervisory board positions, of which PortInfolink (subsequently Portbase), directly supported his previous role as Non-Executive Board Member for essDOCS. He has served as Managing Director of P&O Nedlloyd Europe, CEO of Maersk Central Europe, COO of the Port of Rotterdam and, since 2011, CEO for Sohar Industrial Port Company in Oman. In his new role as Executive Chairman, Toet  will focus on expanding the company’s relationships with prospective partners and customers, in addition to advising

Jim George (Photo: OEM Group)

George Joins OEM Group

OEM Group said it has welcomed on board a new global business development manager as the company gears up for growth in the U.K. and internationally. The firm created the position for Jim George to support ongoing operations in Europe and the Middle East.   Based at OEM Group’s Aberdeen headquarters, George will focus on all commercial matters as well as building and strengthening client relationships across all regions.   George has more than four decades’ experience in the oil and gas industry with a track record across a diverse portfolio of companies covering operators as

Mark Charman (Photo courtesy of Faststream)

Faststream Wins Chevron Recruitment Contract

recruitment services by Chevron Products UK Limited   Maritime, offshore and oil and gas recruitment group Faststream has been awarded a two-year supplier agreement by Chevron Products UK Limited. The agreement will see Faststream supply permanent recruitment services to Chevron in the U.K. and Europe within four of its operating companies covering gas and midstream, downstream and chemicals, technology, products and services and corporate/business services.   Faststream noted it has been a preferred supplier to Chevron Products UK Limited for the past three years within these disciplines

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