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Mark Guthrie (Photo:  KVH Industries)

​Guthrie to Direct KVH Initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region

.Guthrie joined KVH in 2013, and has held a variety of roles, most recently serving as vice president for global channel management. Mark’s extensive experience in the satellite communications and telecom industries includes roles held prior to joining KVH – at SES, BT (British Telecom), Europe Star, and Verestar.Guthrie will work out of KVH’s Asia-Pacific headquarters, located in Singapore; KVH also has a presence in Tokyo and in Hong Kong. KVH first established an office in Singapore in 2010, and recently relocated to a larger space including an area for demonstrating live satellite

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Heyman Joins Tymor Marine

Tymor Marine hired Matthew Heyman as Business Development Manager.   Heyman has more than 20 years maritime industry experience with companies including Wilhelmsen, Maersk and Stena, in the UK, Europe and Australasia. Tymor Marine is a UK- and USA-based independent marine and naval architectural consultancy with offices in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Lafayette.  Tymor delivers a range of design and analysis functions, such as vessel and rig stability and modifications, seafastening of cargo and equipment, subsea deployment analysis, mooring analysis and offshore equipment design and modification.

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

25 percent in 2017 alone. Based in Poole they also expanded their extensive international network into new markets including China, India and South America. The company now works with more than 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe

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Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

that due to the strike it was temporarily closing production at its Knarr field, which has a daily output of 23,900 barrels of mostly oil, but also natural gas liquids and natural gas.Shutting the field, whose owners are Idemitsu, Wintershall and DEA, could take up to 36 hours, it said.Norway is Western Europe's biggest oil producer. The disruption added to a rise in global oil supply outages and helped push Brent crude up 1.2 percent to $79.03 per barrel.The output of Norway's biggest oil producer Equinor , formerly known as Statoil, was not affected so far, the company said, even though it was

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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

Teruyuki Yamaoka (Photo: YANMAR)

YANMAR Announces Key Appointments

and ensuring YANMAR’s proven expertise and technological innovations as a total system supplier continue to meet customer needs across the world.Lettinga started his career with YANMAR in 2003 as a sales engineer for the leisure marine market in the Benelux, progressing to Area Manager Marine for Europe and then Project Specialist for marine, leisure and commercial high-speed engines with Yanmar Co. Ltd, in Osaka, Japan, before returning to specialise in sales in Europe, Russia and Africa

Hardy Takes Over as Vitol CEO

to succeed Taylor alongside another Vitol veteran Chris Bake.   Vitol said in a statement that Hardy joined the firm in 1993 and held a number of trading and management roles in Singapore and London. He has been a member of Vitol's executive committee since 2007 and was named CEO of the Europe, Middle-East and Africa region in 2017. He has a Master of Engineering from Imperial College, London.   An Oxford graduate, Taylor began his career at Shell in 1978 working in South America and southeast Asia. He joined Vitol in 1985 and became group President and CEO in 1995.   Taylor

Magnus Hall (Photo: Vattenfall)

Sweden's Vattenfall to Cut 1,500 Jobs

employees, primarily in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Britain. The resources freed up but the job cuts would help fund new investment and maintain the group's profitability, Hall added. After five straight years of losses, partly due to a disastrous expansion into continental Europe, Vattenfall in February swung to a pretax profit of 12.9 billion crowns for 2017 against a 5.0 billion loss a year earlier. The company is now also looking into a limited number of acquisitions, Hall told Reuters in February, and Vattenfall said earlier this month it would invest 1 billion crowns

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Norway Calls in Mediator to Avert Strikes

Norwegian employers and labor unions failed to reach a deal in initial wage talks on Thursday, union sources told Reuters, leaving it up to a state-appointed mediator to avert widespread strikes that risk impacting output in western Europe's biggest crude producer. Negotiations will resume after the upcoming Easter holiday, ahead of an April 7 deadline, after which most workers are allowed to go on strike. While Norway's production of oil and natural gas is unlikely to be targeted from the start since the contract for rig workers' is valid until June, unions may still hit the sector by shutting

(Left) Thorsten Haeser and Joachim Schlotfeldt. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Thorsten Haeser Steps Down as CCO of Hapag-Lloyd

Executive Committee since 2007. Its members comprise the Executive Board and the Company’s top ten managers. They meet four times year to discuss the most important issues and make decisions.    Schlotfeldt’s most recent role was as Managing Director of the key Regions Asia and Europe. Prior to that, he successfully worked in a variety of other management positions for Hapag-Lloyd in Europe and Asia.   “In Joachim Schlotfeldt, we have obtained a very experienced manager with many years of experience in the Company. He is the ideal fit for this important role,&rdquo

Genco Sets Up Minor Bulk Subsidiary

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced it has established a European subsidiary in Copenhagen to be led by newly appointed Commercial Director, Minor Bulk, Europe, Sune Linné Fladberg.   “We continue to take steps to solidify our sizeable and leading dry bulk platform and further enhance our ability to provide a full-scale logistics solution to leading charterers and cargo providers on a 24-hour basis,” said Genco CEO, John C. Wobensmith. “We are pleased to have established a European subsidiary in Denmark and have Sune join our in-house commercial team, complemen

DR R V Ahilan Photo LOC Group

Ahilan Named Joint CEO at LOC Group

of LOC's key offshore markets to the leadership team. Over a 30-year career in maritime, oil and gas and renewable energy consulting, Ahilan served as Executive Vice President of the Renewables Advisory Division at DNV GL, President of GL Garrad Hassan and MD of GL Noble Denton in Americas and Europe before he joined LOC Group in February 2016.   Commenting on his appointment, Ahilan said: "We must be prepared as a business to serve our industry as it continues to evolve, and to provide support to all our clients for the successful construction and operation of shipping, energy and

Andreas-Klauser appointed CEO Photo PALFINGER AG

Klauser appointed CEO of PALFINGER

corporate success for the PALFINGER Group. "     Prior to his current job, Klauser was a member of the Sergio Marchionne CNH Industrial board and Brand President of Case IH and STEYR worldwide. He has successfully managed, refocused and kept profitable large parts of the business in Europe and the US. In Turin, as COO of CNH Industrial for the EMEA region, he was responsible for the integration of 12 brands and 9 sub-organizations (including Iveco, New Holland, Case IH and STEYR). In these functions, he was responsible for up to EUR 25bn in revenue and around 60,000 employees by 2015

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle East.Alexander brings more

Oliver Glück (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Names Glück Marketing VP

Electric and hybrid drives manufacturer Torqeedo has appointed Oliver Glück as its new vice president marketing.Prior to joining Torqeedo, Glück was head of marketing communication and brand strategy for Hyundai Motor Europe. His experience includes in-house positions at automotive companies and consulting for several automotive brands. He worked for Fiat Auto, BBDO Worldwide, Millhaus, and Allianz Global Automotive, among others. He holds a degree in marketing, innovation management and advertising psychology from Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

from the university.” In fact, there are six Texas A&M Galveston graduates working at BP Shipping, including Long.With a staff of 390 and 1,270 BP Maritime Services Officers, BP Shipping has main offices in Sunbury and Canary Wharf in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Houston and Chicago serving Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific. The company brings more than 100 years of expertise in providing a variety of skills such as seafaring, engineering, chartering and legal services to manage shipping risks and deliver innovative and agile marine solutions.Long says that summer training cruises

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The Underwater Centre Under New Ownership

secure an outcome which maintains the breadth of expertise and institutional knowledge at this excellent facility.”David McGhie, Managing Director of The Underwater Centre, welcomed the move, saying, “The center is of crucial importance to the North Sea industry as one of only two centers in Europe which provides closed bell diver training – a skill set which is vital to the North Sea sector.“We are delighted that the industry and Scottish Government have collaborated to ensure the future of the center. This genuinely positive collaboration will help to increase the value we can

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