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New Seafarer Social Network App Launched

The eMaritime Group have launched a free social network app eMaritime Exchange for Apple and Android.   Developed by seafarers for seafarers, the focus of the app is solely on improving the lives of mariners around the world. From breaking news to latest jobs posted daily and an interactive forum allowing  the community to ask questions relevant to them and gain free advice from their global colleagues.   The app was conceived through extensive research from both users and others within the industry and has highly interactive content by the use of push notifications for breaking

FIle photo from pictures of the past ESPO Conferences. Courtesy:  European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

European Social Dialogue on Ports: Employers Bullish

 The European social dialogue on ports was established in June 2013 by port employers and employees to identify challenges faced by the sector, improve health and safety conditions and raise awareness about the essential contribution of port stakeholders to the EU economy and its growth.   No less than 2.2 Million ships have called EU Ports in 2012. More than 300.000 workers are directly employed by port employers who are committed to ensuring a high level of efficiency, health and safety.   Since 2013, the social partners have been working on issues that fall within the competence

Brian Yoder (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Moffatt & Nichol Hires Chief Software Architect

Brian Yoder has joined Moffatt & Nichol as Chief Software Architect at its Long Beach, Calif. office to help manage the software product development of FlexTerm, a simulation and emulation tool developed mainly for the container terminal planning, the terminal operating system testing, the logistic system modeling and optimization in ports and terminals. The software allows for better analysis of dynamic processes and visualization of operational processes through 3D animations. Moffatt & Nichol has successfully used FlexTerm on a number of terminals, including fully automated container

MV Adonia (Photo: Carnival Corporation)

Cuba Opens Up for Carnival Corp. Brand

Carnival Corp. granted U.S. licenses to operate direct U.S.-to-Cuba travel for the purpose of providing cultural exchange Carnival Corporation & plc said that the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Department of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, social impact experiences, initially in the Dominican Republic. Carnival Corporation intends to operate fathom travel itineraries

Kathryn Geivett Director Social Media

Holland America Line Appoints Geivett as Director, Social Media

  Holland America Line has hired Kathryn Geivett as director, social media. In this capacity Geivett’s primary responsibility will be to drive, plan and oversee the execution of strategic social media and digital initiatives for the cruise line.   She will report to Mary Beth Wressell, vice president, marketing communications, for Holland America Line.   “Social media is an important way we communicate with our fans, and we’re thrilled to have someone of Kathy’s caliber join the company to oversee all of our different engagement channels,” said Wressell.

Seafarer Happiness Index Relaunched

International seafarer welfare charity, the Mission to Seafarers, has announced its relaunch of the Seafarer Happiness Index to support a sustainable future for the global maritime industry. The Mission is partnering with project founder, Steven Jones, to pick up the reins from seafarer social network Crewtoo.   The Mission to Seafarers Seafarer Happiness Index will consist of the same ten questions as the previous index, delivering a mark out of ten on key welfare issues like shore leave, wages, food, training, social interaction and family contact. The anonymous survey also seeks first-hand

Celebrity Cruises Names Giorgi as Chief Marketing Officer

Celebrity Cruises has named Peter Giorgi Chief Marketing Officer. Giorgi will oversee the bold new “Modern Luxury Lives Here” brand campaign, as well as all aspects of the cruise line’s global marketing platforms, brand strategy and development, digital marketing, social media, research, loyalty, direct marketing and advertising.  Giorgi will join Celebrity on April 15, 2016, and will report to Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.   Giorgi most recently served as Head of Global Advertising for Airbnb, where he led the development and execution of

Jannie Slone

Slone Joins ASA Electronics

ASA Electronics has hired Jannie Slone as their new Public Relations and Digital Marketing Specialist. Slone will handle all written promotional materials, social media, public relations, email marketing campaigns as well as SEO/SEM strategies for the corporation and its product lines.  “We are excited to have Slone on our team. Her background in digital marketing is going to be a valuable asset to our team as we continue to expand our marketing mix as well as embrace current technology trends,” said Monica Pletcher, ASA Marketing Manager. Slone recently graduated from FIT in

Kongsberg full mission engine room simulator, National University ‘Odessa Maritime Academy’ (Photo: ITF)

IMEC, ITF Invest $3 Mln in Ukraine Maritime Training

The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have agreed to invest $3 million in Ukrainian marine training. The donation is being made from the Seafarers’ Employment Promotion Fund (SEPF), a unique training fund sourced from collective bargaining agreements negotiated by the two organizations.    IMEC and the ITF work together as social partners to administer the SEPF. The funds will support the work of the Kherson State Maritime Academy (KSMA) and the National University ‘Odessa Maritime Academy’

Felixstowe, the busiest container port in the United Kingdom, where the IMO kicked off its 2017 World Maritime Day theme ‘Connecting ships, ports and people.’ Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

"It is Easy for Seafarers to Feel Lonely and Isolated" Says UN

 Highlighting the challenges faced by seafarers – women and men sailing and working aboard ships – the United Nations International Maritime Organization has called on everyone around the world to show appreciation for their vital contributions.   “Even though seafaring can provide the basis for a fulfilling and life-long career, it is still a very difficult and demanding job,” Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), said in his message on Day of the Seafarer.   In addition to personal issues, conditions onboard

Caleb and chef Serge Nzembele in the galley of Africa Mercy, a floating hospital. (Photo courtesy of Caleb Biney)

Living Life Aboard a Floating Hospital

“news for kids, by kids” from onboard Mercy Ships in Africa.   My parents volunteer for Mercy Ships. Founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens of Lindale, Texas, the organization utilizes hospital ships to serve people in West Africa. Vessels provide clean water, electricity, and free surgical care to people living in poverty.  I have lived on the Africa Mercy since I was six months old. My father, Joseph, works in the engineering department, and my mother, Agnes, is in human resources.    “I find it interesting and full of adventure,” said B.J. Barki

Kris Nieuwenhuis (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal Appoints Nieuwenhuis as Sales Manager

Sales Manager. An experienced technical sales manager in the maritime industry with a strong background in AIS and marine safety, Nieuwenhuis will focus on launching upcoming Ocean Signal productsto the commercial sector. His new role will also involve increasing awareness of the Ocean Signal E101V float-free EPIRB with memory capsule for VDRs and growing sales of the established SafeSea range of GMDSS products. Nieuwenhuis joins the safety and communication specialist following a three-year spell as Sales Manager at world leader in AIS technology and Ocean Signal distributor True Heading in the Netherlands

Estefania Fenoy (Photo: Peli Products)

Peli Names Fenoy Marketing Director

Peli Products, designer and manufacturer of high performance protective cases and advanced portable lighting systems, has appointed Estefania Fenoy as Director of Marketing and Communication for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).   With more than 20 years of media industry and marketing management experience, Fenoy leads Peli’s business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing efforts for the Commercial/Government and Consumer divisions of the company, in nearly 100 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.   Since starting with Peli in 2000 Fenoy has been a

Simon Neo (Photo: IBIA)

IBIA Appoints Manager for Asia Market

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed a new Regional Manager to manage its office in Singapore, covering the Asia region.   Simon Neo, IBIA in Asia’s new Regional Manager has more than 30 years of oil and shipping industry experience including holding senior management roles. He started his career as a supervisor in an oil terminal and then worked as a senior surveyor for different surveying companies. He joined the bunkering industry in 1992 and was involved in the operations, sales and marketing, trading and purchasing of bunker fuel for an international

Students to Compete for SPE Energy Apprentice 2014

Around 66 students from universities across Scotland will compete to be named the 2014 Energy Apprentice in a competition organized and hosted by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Young Professional Aberdeen Section Committee. Sponsored by Total, the event will provide students with a unique opportunity to test their oil and gas knowledge and experience situations similar to those encountered in a graduate employment interview. Students will be challenged throughout four rounds which will include technical questions, team building challenges, fast paced interviews and ‘stand-up’/pu

Tammy Emerson

W&O’s Emerson Elected Propeller Club VP

W&O, a global supplier to the marine and upstream oil and gas markets for pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions, announced that Senior Account Executive Tammy Emerson has been elected as vice president of programs of the Jacksonville Propeller Club. Emerson’s marks the first time in Jacksonville Propeller Club history that there is an all-female Executive Board. “Tammy has been an outstanding ambassador at W&O for many years, and continually displays her passion to succeed within our company and the marine industry. We are all very proud to see

Offshore rig worker: File image

Australia Job Seekers Meet Employers at AOG Perth Conference

. This will ensure alignment between the business strategy, the operating model, the organisation design and the skills and capabilities for success now and into the future.” According to the organizers, students attending the AOG Graduate Careers Day on the 21st February from 10am-1pm will hear free presentations, learn about new career pathways and pick up invaluable job searching and career planning advice. About AOG 2014 The Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference (AOG) is the first major industry event of the international oil and gas calendar in 2014, providing a unique