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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Redzic Joins Caterpillar as Digital Enabled Solutions VP

years of global experience in delivering digital solutions like connected vehicles, digital services and autonomous technologies, most recently in the automotive industry. He previously served as senior vice president of connected vehicles and mobility services at Renault Nissan Alliance based in Paris, France.Prior to Redzic's role at Renault Nissan Alliance, he held leadership positions at Mitsubishi, Nokia HERE, NAVTEQ, PCTEL, Inc., cyberPIXIE, and Motorola. He holds an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and a master's degree in computer science from the Illinois

The Maritime Alliance Seeks Executive Director

development. The ideal candidate would be in position to start on November 1, 2018.Entering its 13th year in 2019, TMA has over 90 regional and international members and is a proud charter member of the BlueTech Cluster Alliance made up of 10 leading BlueTech clusters from 8 countries (Canada, France, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, U.K. & U.S)The Executive Director works closely with the President and the Board of Directors to promote a common Blue Voice and create an ecosystem of companies, policy makers, economic development officials, researchers, educators, innovators and students

Schlumberger CFO Ayat to Retire Soon

of 2018, James West, a senior managing director for Evercore ISI, wrote in a note on Monday.Biguet previously held positions as Schlumberger's treasurer and as controller of operations, according to its financial filings. He has worked at Schlumberger since 1995 with roles in Venezuela, Canada and France before taking on his current position in December, 2017, according to his LinkedIn profile.Biguet "is very skilled in managing the organization," said one person familiar with proposed changes. "Now, he needs to manage the Street."Ayat started at Schlumberger in 1982, serving

Steven Matthew (Photo: BIO-UV Group)

Matthew to Head BIO-UV Group's New Asia Office

BIO-UV Group, the France-headquartered manufacturer of the fully type-approved BIO-SEA ballast water management system, has appointed Steven Matthew to head up the company’s new sales office in Hong Kong.While Matthew’s focus initially will be on increasing sales of the UV-based BIO-SEA ballast water treatment system in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam, BIO-UV Group ASIA, established on August 4, 2018, will target the Asia-Pacific market as a whole.With fewer components and welded parts, the UV-based BIO-SEA system is designed and manufactured at BIO-UV Group’s production plant

Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

as Sales Director and Export Manager at Le Béon Manufacturing, a specialist manufacturer of forged alloy steel components in the offshore oil and gas, marine and renewables. Mochet also built and managed the consortium in charge of the supply of mooring for the first floating wind turbine in France 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

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European Dockworkers to Hold Two-hour Strike

with by all member states of the European Union.   The IDC added it completely opposes any attempts to increase job instability and precariousness in the ports, along with any form of privatization that opposes the interests of workers.   Dockworkers from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Britain, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden and Latvia met in Koper, Slovenia in a demonstration of unity

France Approves of Siemens/Alstom Tie-up if Jobs Spared

 France has nothing against a potential tie-up between German engineering group Siemens and Alstom if the deal does not bring job cuts, the French government's spokesman said on Friday. Earlier on Friday, Le Monde newspaper reported Siemens was in advanced talks to combine its rail activities with Alstom in a deal that could be announced on Sept. 26. "It is important that we can strengthen our industrial sectors ... in partnership with Germany," government spokesman Christophe Castaner told journalists in response to a question about the tie-up. "There is no concern on the

Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group

EVAC to be Acquired by Bridgepoint

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 &euro

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CMA CGM among the Top Companies for Trainees

year, which rewards the way we welcome and integrate our trainees,” said CMA CGM Group Secretary General, Thierry Billion. “This index places us among the best companies in which to have one’s first professional experience. This label also shows that CMA CGM, a growing company in France and internationally, offers fascinating internships to young people.&rdquo

Elizabeth Jackson (Photo: KVH)

Jackson to Direct Global Marketing at KVH

Elizabeth Jackson has joined KVH Industries, Inc. as chief marketing officer and senior vice president for strategy.   Jackson has worked at a variety of companies including Proctor & Gamble, Campbell Soup Company, Summer Infant, and HookLogic, a Bain Capital Ventures portfolio company in ad tech performance marketing. Most recently, Jackson was CMO at DOTS Technology Corp, an NEA portfolio company in health tech.   Jackson has a B.A. from Princeton University and an MBA from INSEAD in France.   

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

More Women in Ports

 Female officials from maritime and port authorities from developing countries are attending a training course aimed at improving management and operational efficiency of their ports.    Hosted in Le Havre, France (27 November - 8 December), women from 21 countries are taking part in the two-week course entitled "Women in Port Management" which includes lectures on subjects such as port management, port security, port marine environment, facilitation of maritime traffic, port marketing, port logistics and other topics.   Alongside classroom lectures, visits were

Abdullah Aldubaikhi will take over as CEO at Saudi Arabia’s largest shipping company Bahri, effective January 1, 2018 (Photo: Bahri)

Aldubaikhi Named Bahri’s Next CEO

Company (SALIC), where he served as CEO for six years. He previously held senior management roles at several firms, including Afwaf Investment, Awalnet and DowLog Technology Company.   Aldubaikhi is a member of the joint business councils between Saudi Arabia and the nations of Canada, Russia and France, and sits on the board of directors of several local and global companies, including Bank Alkhair, Alessa Industries, Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros. Co. W.L.L., G3 Global Grain Group (G3), and United Farmers Holding Company (UFHC). He holds an Executive MBA from the University of Oxford, and a B

Vallourec Drilling Products Cuts Roughly 150 Jobs in Texas

Vallourec Drilling Products, a subsidiary of Paris, France-based steel pipe maker Vallourec , will lay off roughly 150 employees in Texas, according to a regulatory filing. Vallourec specializes in making tubular products for the energy and other industrial sectors. It has about 19,000 employees worldwide. The layoffs come as companies that supply equipment and services to the oilfield are still recovering from a three-year rout in oil prices. Although benchmark crude futures have traded above $60 a barrel for much of the year, they have fallen recently amid concerns of growing supply. On

Zurquiyah Named CEO of CGG

on April 26. Until then, the Group remains managed by Jean-Georges,” Dorval said.   Zurquiyah joined CGG in 2013 after 22 years in the oilfield services industry, working for Schlumberger in global executive positions ranging from business, operations, functional to technology, based in France, the U.S. and Brazil. She is a graduate from École Centrale de Paris, holds a master in Numerical analysis from the University of Paris VI (UPMC) and a master in Aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado

François Dupont (Photo: Naval Group)

Naval Group Names Dupont Director, International Trade

joined Naval Group at the age of 54 as Director of the International Trade department after having dedicated 28 years of his career to the export market. A graduate of Columbia University, he spent 18 years with Thales, as manager of the Thales subsidiary in Malaysia then in India. Since 2011, he headed France and export trade at the Thales sonar subsidiary. The International Trade Department (DCI) is responsible for order taking and sales follow-up through to the signature of the contracts and their amendments for export trade in the Group's vessels, services, underwater weapons, systems and naval

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Carnival Maritime, ENSM Partner for Cadet Training

Carnival Maritime GmbH of Hamburg, Germany, and the ENSM French Maritime Academy of Le Havre and Marseille, France, have agreed on cooperation to ensure future high standards in nautical and technical training of cadets.The aim of the collaboration is to train the next generation of qualified officers for the cruise industry and their future responsibilities, based on both the nautical and the technical IMO curriculum at the ENSM. Moreover, the collaboration aims to provide cadets with the necessary experience at sea on board the Costa Group fleet (Costa Crociere and AIDA Cruises) to qualify for STCW

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

and ISPS facilities came on line, but what has surprised us is the distance that so many of our students and captains are travelling to attend MCA courses here in Phuket.  Over the last twelve months we have welcomed professional seafarers from USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Sweden, Norway, France and the UK, in addition to our local  student groups from Thailand, Malaysia, India, Hong Kong and Indonesia.”Now with more than 20 MCA approved courses being delivered each month, Galileo Maritime Academy is expecting similar growth in international students from the cruise ship and offshore

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