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Jorge Unda (Photo: SENER Group)

Unda Named CEO of SENER Group

Jorge Unda, until now the Managing Director of the Engineering and Construction area of the SENER Group, has been appointed CEO for the entire Group, replacing Jorge Sendagorta, who previously combined the positions of President and CEO. Unda becomes the top executive of the company, and Sendagorta remains as President of SENER’s Board of Directors.An industrial engineer in the field of Mechanics from the Higher School of Industrial Engineering of Bilbao (Spain), University of the Basque Country, and doctor of industrial engineering from the ESII (Higher School of Industrial Engineers) of San

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Kongsberg Digital Wins ACE Award

Kongsberg Digital has received a 2018 Confirmit ACE (Achievement in Customer Excellence) Award in the Overall Business Impact category.  This years ACE Awards winners have been selected for demonstrating unwavering commitment to listening to the Voice of the Customer and driving customer-focused change throughout their organizations. Established in 2005 to highlight dedication and contribution to achieving universal customer excellence, Confirmit’s ACE Awards program is a well-respected cross-industry, international initiative. Kongsberg Digital’s service and support for companies

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Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge

in the private and public sectors to face digital change. Cybercom is an IT consulting company enabling companies and organisations to benefit from the opportunities of the connected world and to enhance their competitiveness.   "Our partners have deep knowledge of service design, digital technologies and concept creation, and combining that with Kalmar's expertise in container handling during the most significant annual event of the industry gives us a unique setup for co-creation and exploration of new solutions. Together we can shape the future of our industry," Lasse Eriksson concludes

Terry Makewell  (Photo: UKHO)

UK Hydrographic Office Appoints Makewell CTO

The UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO) appointed Terry Makewell to the position of Chief Technology Officer.   Makewell has more than 20 years’ experience in leadership positions in government, academia and the creative industries, and will be instrumental in further developing the UKHO as a world-leading center in the marine domain. This will support the UKHO in delivering its vision of becoming the world-leading marine geospatial information agency and hydrographic office by 2020.   Makewell  joins the UKHO from the Office for National Statistics, where he held the role of Chief

David Marchetti (Photo: Hawboldt Industries)

Hawboldt Adds Senior Sales Presence

over 27 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, engineering, project management and aftermarket / customer service, including experience with ROV systems, and subsea oil and gas operations. Marchetti has held various positions with companies such as Schilling Robotics, GE Vetco Gray, and FMC Technologies, and most recently held the position of VP of Operations - Subsea at Forum Energy Technologies.    David will be based in Houston where he will lead the sales and service efforts for the Launch and Recovery product lines globally for Hawboldt

San Diego Launches Blue Tech Vision

Mayor, Supervisor & City Council President Propose Blue Tech Incubator    As part of a new blue tech vision that will create more maritime jobs for the San Diego region, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and County Supervisor Greg Cox today proposed an initiative that was jointly approved by the City of San Diego and County of San Diego to help give San Diego’s blue economy a boost by creating a blue tech incubator.    Mayor Faulconer said, “Thanks to our fast-growing blue-tech economy, San Diego has yet another opportunity to be a global leader in technology and innovatio

Jan-Erik Räsänen (Photo: Foreship)

Räsänen Joins Foreship

Foreship has appointed Jan-Erik Räsänen as its Head of New Technology effective from March 1, 2017. The new role expands Foreship’s energy-saving consulting services at a time when the cruise industry is considering the best way of harnessing fast-emerging hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies.   Based in Helsinki, Mr Räsänen will focus on helping owners implement energy-saving measures already developed by Foreship. He will also offer expertise on the application of digitalization, hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies in shipping, for which he is widely known

DeCrosta Named a FMC Senior Advisor

John K. DeCrosta will serve as the Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs, announced FMC Chairman Mario Cordero. The position reports directly to the Chairman and coordinates all legislative and public affairs activities throughout the Commission.   DeCrosta has worked in both the government and private sectors. He began his career as a staff member for a U.S. Senator and subsequently held several government affairs positions in the maritime industry.   DeCrosta is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and San Francisco State

Stephen H. Vengrow (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Montgomery McCracken Adds 2 Maritime Attorneys

The firm welcomes Stephen H. Vengrow and Eric Chang in New York   Montgomery McCracken has added two attorneys to the Maritime and Transportation practice group in the firm's New York office. Stephen H. Vengrow joins the firm as a partner and Eric Chang joins as an associate. Both were previously at the maritime law firm of Cichanowicz Callan Keane Vengrow & Textor, LLP.   “We are continuing to expand the capabilities of Montgomery McCracken's Maritime and Transportation Practice Group, having grown significantly over the past 10 years, with prospects for additional growth in

FMC Commissioner Doyle Welcomes Parsons as New Counsel

 Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) Commissioner William P. Doyle announced that Patrick W. Parsons will serve as his new Counsel.   Parsons is a 2015 graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law. While in law school, he clerked in my office for two semesters and later worked for the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Inspector General as a legal assistant, and after being admitted to the West Virginia State Bar, he was converted to the position of Attorney Advisor there.   Prior to law school, Parsons graduated from West Virginia University with

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi (Photo: Texas A&M University)

Kondapi Named Subsea Director at Texas A&M

Dr. Phaneendra Kondapi has joined the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University as the director for subsea engineering.   Kondapi brings to the position more than 20 years of experience in the industry with FMC Technologies and KBR, where he focused on engineering and consulting projects worldwide. As the KBR Adjunct Professor of Subsea Engineering at the University of Houston, he helped develop the first subsea engineering program in the United States.    “We are very pleased to have Dr. Kondapi join Texas A&M’s subsea engineering program as director

Richard Lidinsky Jr, Federal Maritime Commission commissioner (Source: FMC)

Maersk, MSC Win U.S. OK to Launch Shipping Pact

Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), the world's two largest container shippers, won approval from U.S. maritime regulators for a planned vessel sharing pact, bringing it a step closer after a bid for a larger alliance failed. The so-called 2M alliance would see the two carriers pool 185 ships on European, transatlantic and transpacific services, which Maersk Line says would save it $350 million a year. The proposal follows the rejection in June of a larger planned venture involving Maersk, MSC and France's CMA CGM by China's Ministry of Commerce on competition grounds. The tie-up

Bill Strahan (Photo: WFS Technology)

WFS Technologies Names Strahan VP Operations

WFS Technology Ltd. has appointed Bill Strahan as Vice President Operations and General Manager, WFS Technologies (NI).   Strahan brings to the role more than 25 years’ experience in manufacturing, logistics, engineering, strategic and quality systems roles.  He has delivered site start-ups, set strategies and led major change projects in telecoms, IT, construction and process industries. Strahan has also developed individuals and teams to succeed both in periods of growth and cost reduction.   To meet market demand, Strahan is tasked with transferring technology and knowhow

Lee Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Eric Lee has been elevated to partnership in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office.    Lee brings extensive experience in domestic and international shipping, supply chain services and logistics, as well as in a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters to bolster the firm's international trade, maritime, transportation and energy groups.    As a member of the international team, Lee helps companies in the supply chain, logistics and other transportation services industries, including maritime, air, road and rail. He also represents industrial

Bruce Stuart (Photo: Interventek)

Interventek Appoints Stuart as Business Development Director

Development Director. Stuart brings with him over 30 years of commercial leadership experience and in-depth operational knowledge of the oil and gas industry.  Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for U.K. and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems. This new position at Interventek will support increasing levels of commercialization activity, as new applications for the company’s Revolution valve technology are rolled out. These new configuration

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Fugro to Train Saudi Students in Marine Technology

of which remain unexplored due to extreme depths, temperature and salinity.“This close working relationship with Fugro will greatly increase KAUST's capabilities in marine research, enabling access to the extreme environments of the Red Sea and advancing the development of subsea research technologies,” explained Jean M.J. Fréchet, KAUST’s senior vice president for Research, Innovation and Economic Development. “The Red Sea is of great importance to Saudi Arabia's economy, and we need to further our understanding of its resource-rich environment for the benefit

Sylvia Boer (Photo: Damen)

Damen's Boer Secures WISTA Post

; the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. WISTA the Netherlands was founded in 2000 and currently has 140 members from across the maritime industry. WISTA the Netherlands focuses on a number of priority topics affecting the industry. Amongst these are sustainability, new technologies, big data, health & safety, cyber security, block chain, developing cultural sensitivity and last, but by no means least, clean oceans. WISTA has 3,000 members in 40 countries from diverse maritime-related organizations including ship operators, shipyards, equipment suppliers, brokers,

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