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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Christian Berven joings Aquaterra Energy as director of business development. Photo: Aquaterra Energy

Aquaterra Appoints Berven

systems. Four of the five systems have already been contracted for work in 2018.    Berven joins the company following 10 years as Managing Director of Norwegian oil service company, Toolserv. He has more than 22 years’ experience in the global oil and gas industry and has worked across Europe, in Saudi Arabia and Oman. He has also held senior positions with global players, Cameron and Interwell. George Morrison, Managing Director of Aquaterra Energy, said: “2018 is going to be an extremely exciting year and I’m delighted to welcome Christian into our business as we expand

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.  

Espen Martinsen (Photo: Nautisk)

Nautisk Names Martinsen Commercial Director

implementation of reporting and management systems, Espen will be responsible for streamlining Nautisk’s processes, and will be the driving force behind its global sales presence. He will be based at the company’s head office in Oslo, Norway, working together with strategic partners across Europe, Asia and the U.S.    Nautisk has been supplying maritime charts and publications to the commercial shipping market for over 130 years. In 2015 they started a transition to digital that has seen them develop some unique navigation and compliance products. The new Commercial Director appointmen

Photo: Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK

to provide certainty to people and businesses in the UK and in Belgium.”   Antwerp Port Authority is keen to maintain and indeed further strengthen the port’s position in the UK in the near future. Antwerp is ideally located for the UK, firstly as an investment location close to the European centres of decision-making and secondly as a gateway to Europe from where the continent can be served quickly and efficiently. “The same also applies to Zeebrugge. We therefore seek to further expand our network of shortsea container services with the UK and Ireland,” declared Arnouts

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

 Samir Ferguen (Photo: Intermarine, LLC

Intermarine Promotes Ferguen

Intermarine, LLC named Samir Ferguen as Chartering Manager – Europe. Ferguen rejoins Intermarine from Nordana. He will be based in Naestved, Denmark.  In his new role, Ferguen will be responsible for developing and maintaining commercial chartering relationships throughout Europe. Additionally, he will manage the negotiation of contracts for vessels and cargoes; and oversee the training of commercial employees and trainees. Ferguen has more than eight years of international experience in the heavylift and project cargo chartering markets. He began his career with Scan-Trans prior to the

Neal Mankey (Photo: Halcyon Recruitment)

Townley, Mankey Join Halcyon Recruitment

Director in Singapore and Neal Mankey as a Principal Consultant in the U.K.   Townley's expertise lies in the oil and gas and marine sectors where he has placed candidates in graduate through to CEO positions. With over 10 years experience as a recruitment manager for positions in the U.K., Europe and Asia Pacific, Townley has been involved with a wide range of roles for companies such as Shell, Maersk and BP. Mankey, a principal consultant with over four years’ experience within the maritime sector, has placed technical and marine superintendents, HSEQ managers, crewing managers

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

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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