Uotinen Joins Robert Allan Ltd.
Sami Uotinen will join naval architecture firm Robert Allan Ltd. on October 1, responsible for European Business Development initiatives, operating from Turku, Finland. Uotinen, a graduate naval architect, joins Robert Allan Ltd. from Rolls Royce, where he has worked since 2000, most recently as North American Sales Manager for Z-Drive propulsion. He has also held positions at Aquamaster, Kamewa and Kvaerner Masa Yards.
EVAC to be Acquired by Bridgepoint
Evac is to be acquired by private equity group Bridgepoint. Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, Evac was established in 1979 and to date has successfully completed over 20,000 marine, 2,000 offshore, and 2,000 building projects for customers around the world. The company has offices in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, South Korea, Norway, Sweden, and the USA, as well as representatives in more than 40 countries. Since 2014 Evac has been owned by the IK VII Fund. In the course of the fund’s ownership, Evac has achieved strong growth, with turnover increasing by 55% and, in 2016, exceeding
Ice Navigation Training for Maersk Line Officers
Maersk Line meets Polar Code Deck Officer Training requirements through a series of tailor-made Ice navigation courses by Aboa Mare in Finland Deck officers and captains from Maersk Line have begun a series of ice navigation training courses at Aboa Mare in Turku, Finland. The first course was taught in July, with the rest scheduled to take place during the second half of 2017. The courses fulfill the Polar Code training requirements and are designed according to the particular needs of Maersk Line’s navigating officers, taking into account the Baltic Feeder newbuildings that
MV WERFTEN Promotes Luukkonen
has taken over the position of Director of Project Management at MV WERFTEN as of August 1, 2017. He is a member of the senior management, responsible for all shipbuilding projects, and reports to CEO Jarmo Laakso. Luukkonen was previously a member of the Meyer Werft management team in Turku, Finland. Now as director, he is responsible for the project management of MV WERFTEN’s newbuilding program. “Tomorrow we will deliver the first vessel under the flag of MV WERFTEN: Crystal Bach, the world’s most luxurious river ship. Crystal Mahler is to follow next month. Delivery
NAO Names Executive Vice Chair
Director of NAO, now reports to Ms Lie, who has a wealth of offshore energy experience in the main markets of NAO, above all in the British and Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Having studied law and sociology at the University of Oslo, she has served on the boards of large energy companies in Finland and Sweden and has spent close to 20 years in the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, including seven years as its CEO. She also serves as an advisor to Nordic American Tankers Limited. In her new role, Ms Lie continues to report to Herbjorn Hansson, the Chairman of NAO
4th Edition of International Graduate Program
both at local and Group level, with the aim of having 40 more young people join the Group during the first quarter of 2015. After the success of the first three editions, which has seen the recruitment of some 100 graduates from 30 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela), this year’s program once again offers successful candidates a permanent employment contract, competitive salary
Paris MoU Reports 113 MLC Detentions in First Year
20, 2013. As a result, the following 12 member States started enforcing the MLC, 2006 from August 20, 2013: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Spain and Sweden. During the first year of implementation, member states Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta and the United Kingdom began to enforce MLC, 2006, bringing the total to 21
Kaunonen to Head Automation & Projects at Kalmar
Paper EMEA Region and, most recently, Voith Hydro Automation. Before Voith, Antti worked for Metso Automation over 20 years in various key roles. During this time he lived five years in the USA and over one year in China. Antti has a close relationship with the Tampere University of Technology, Finland, where he is currently a Board Member. He has a Doctor of Technology degree in Control Engineering from Tampere University of Technology and an MBA from Emory University, Atlanta, USA. Olli Isotalo, President, Kalmar, comments: "Antti's strong international background together with
Greencarrier Freight Services Strengthens Management Team
and has a strong track record and extensive experience in working internationally. Halonen, the new Group Director Road Freight, has an extensive knowledge of the European road freight market over the past two decades. He joined Greencarrier three years ago as Managing Director of Freight Services in Finland. “We have a very ambitious plan to become a serious road freight operator in Europe over the next three years,” Halonen said. Greencarrier Freight Services, one of the Nordic region’s largest privately owned companies specializing in global transport solutions, has been growing
Wärtsilä Cuts 600 Jobs, Cites Weak Market
a realignment of its Ship Power business, now renamed Marine Solutions. The reorganization, triggered by “sluggish global marine market situation” will see the reduction of approximately 600 jobs across Wärtsilä Marine Solutions' global operations, of which some 160 will be in Finland. Wärtsilä says it hopes the realignment will bring annual savings of around €40 million, the effect of which is expected to gradually materialize beginning from the third quarter of 2015, and will take full effect by the end of 2016. The nonrecurring costs related to the
Partners Aim to Encourage Maritime Entrepreneurs, Innovation
SUNY Maritime College and EEX Maritime Oy, of Finland, will be working together to encourage entrepreneurs and technological innovations in the maritime industry. The two recently signed a memorandum of agreement that will allow the two to promote collaboration between start-ups, large companies and thought leaders in the maritime industry. The maritime industry is in the midst of a period of change, as technological innovations and advancements change the way the world does business and, increasingly, the way goods transit the globe. “Entrepreneurial start-up companies are, in the
Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments
and was part of the editing committee for the API’s 2SK / 2F updated specifications on mooring chains and connectors. Clement holds an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from The National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Lyon in France and from the Tampere University of Technology (TUT) in Finland
Ferry Sunflower is Test Bed for "Intelligent Awareness"
running since June 2015. The company has been conducting a series of tests of the sensor arrays in a range of operating and climatic conditions on board Finferries’ 65 metre double ended ferry Stella, which operates between Korpo and Houtskär in the Archipelago Sea on the southwest coast of Finland.
GAO: U.S. Can Do Better on Arctic Policy
study out today that was released by Reps. Rick Larsen (WA-02), Tim Bishop (NY-01), John Garamendi (CA-03) and Senator Lisa Murkowski (AK). The GAO study focused on U.S. participation in the Arctic Council, a voluntary body started in 1996 that includes the eight Arctic nations—Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S., as well as indigenous groups and other stakeholders. The State Department leads participation for the U.S. The U.S. has not prioritized its commitments to the Arctic Council and is limited in its ability to respond to emergencies in the Arctic region
NAPA Group Names Kuutti President
NAPA Group (Napa Ltd.) has appointed Ilmo Kuutti as its new President. Kuutti assumes the position from Juha Heikinheimo, who served as President of NAPA Group for five and a half years. Kuutti holds a master’s degree in naval architecture from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. He started his career in shipyards, where he undertook various roles throughout the 1980s. Since joining NAPA in 1991, he has been taken on various leadership positions, most recently Executive Vice President, NAPA for Design and Senior Vice President, Key Customers. Under the new leadership
Port of Hamburg Reports Q1 Results
Europe’s leading hub for container services with the Baltic region. Transhipment services by feedership in the North Sea and Baltic region reported an advance of 6.5 percent in the first quarter of 2014. On container traffic in the first three months, Russia with 168,000 TEU (+ 4.0 percent), Finland with 95,000 TEU (+ 20.1 percent) and Poland with 93,000 TEU (+ 26.6 percent) were among Hamburg’s leading trade partners. Container services with Asia also grew distinctly in the first quarter of 2014, with 1.3 million TEU handled representing a 9.0 percent advance. Container handling