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Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

, has recently appointed Fred Jeeninga as Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Netherlands, Belgium, Georgia) and Maurice McKeating as Cluster Managing Director, UK South.Fred Jeeninga holds nearly 20 years of experience from the marine service industry. His work has taken him to Russia, Germany, Denmark, Brazil, and the Caribbean. He has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was

Raimon Strunck (53) has been appointed as MV WERFTEN's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Photo: © MV WERFTEN

Strunk Named CTO at MV Werften

and reports to CEO Peter Fetten.Strunck has 24 years of professional experience in the shipbuilding industry. After studying mechanical engineering at the University of Hanover, he held various positions in the areas of project management, sales and planning, working for different shipyards in Germany and abroad. His experience includes three years at HDW in Kiel and 15 years at the Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft. Most recently, Raimon Strunck served as managing director of the Neptun Shipyard in Rostock, where, amongst other things, he oversaw the construction of 14 river cruise ships, an

Photo: Sea Machines

Sea Machines Quadruples Headcount in 18 Months

in Europe, is the result of multi-year strategic plans that are now positioning the company as a leader in the new marine technology space.Sea Machines’ employee growth comes on the heels of the company’s announcement in March that it had opened a second office in the port city of Hamburg, Germany, which provides convenient access to several key locations and is supporting the company’s growing demand for engineering, sales and marketing across Europe. Then, in April, Sea Machines shared that it had signed a contract with A.P. Moller-Maersk, of Copenhagen, Denmark, to trial its industry-lead

Image: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd Runs Germany’s Largest Maritime Training Program

of them will be starting dual-track courses of study (for a Bachelor of Science degree) in the fields of Business Administration, Logistics Management, Maritime Management, Information Systems and Applied Informatics.With a total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students, Hapag-Lloyd continues to be Germany’s largest provider of training in the shipping industry. Once apprentices complete their training program, their chances of securing future employment with the company are very good: Historically, up to 90 percent of all apprenticeship graduates have subsequently been offered permanent job

Magnus Hall (Photo: Vattenfall)

Sweden's Vattenfall to Cut 1,500 Jobs

million) cost-savings programme that Vattenfall announced a year ago. "The fact that we now show a positive financial result doesn't mean that we can rest on our laurels," Vattenfall Chief Executive Magnus Hall said in a statement. Vattenfall has about 20,000 employees, primarily in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Britain. The resources freed up but the job cuts would help fund new investment and maintain the group's profitability, Hall added. After five straight years of losses, partly due to a disastrous expansion into continental Europe, Vattenfall in February swung

Photo: Carnival

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

The maritime sales division in the regions Australia, New Zealand and Oceania will be developed out of the Sydney office (Photo: Liebherr)

Liebherr Bolsters Its Australia Maritime Business

mobile harbor crane types and offshore cranes.   Morrow Australia has represented Liebherr’s mobile harbor cranes business in Australia for the last 27 years, using its connections to assist in sales from first the Nenzing factory in Austria, and now the maritime headquarters in Rostock, Germany. The main business of Morrow is the purchase and rental of tower cranes, and this will become their focus, while at the same time continuing their links to Liebherr through this business. After a relationship of so many years, Liebherr will offer them every support.   With the Morrow target

Photo: Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Recognized as a Top Employer

also extends to MTU Friedrichshafen group companies, such as, for the first time, the subsidiaries MTU Onsite Energy Gas Power Systems in Augsburg, MTU Onsite Energy Systems in Ruhstorf, and MTU Reman Technologies in Magdeburg. In recognition of its credentials as one of the most attractive employers in Germany, it has now received its eighth 'Top German Employer' accolade and its sixth 'Top Engineering Employer' accolade. It also has a 'Fair Company' certificate testifying to its excellent working conditions and internship opportunities.   Marcus A. Wassenberg, the member of the board carrying

Photo: © MV WERFTEN

MV WERFTEN Takes On 90 New Trainees

; time, with the third and fourth currently under construction and due for delivery in the spring of 2018. Production on the first “Endeavour” expedition yacht will start in the spring of 2018, as well as on ships of the “Global” class, the biggest cruise ships ever to be built in Germany.   Applications for trainee positions for 2018 are already open

Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

Parpala Joins The Switch

savings and environmental performance to the shipping industry worldwide.    Parpala joins the Finnish headquartered business, part of the €3.3 billion ($3.9 billion) turnover Yaskawa Electric Corporation, from Marioff Marine, where he spent almost three years as Area Sales Manager for Germany and Italy. Prior to that, he spent nearly 10 years at Emerson, including a stint growing the firm’s Marine Tank Management division in Dubai, and over seven years at ABB, working with azimuth propulsion and variable speed drives.   “There’s a clear trend towards cleaner

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

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 French side when big companies are working together if synergies do not come at the expense of jobs," he said. Siemens has held tie-up talks with

Tomi Gardemeister, CEO and President, Evac Group

EVAC to be Acquired by Bridgepoint

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 €100 million

Siemens May Cut Jobs in Power Turbine Business Overhaul

view," Barclays analysts said in a note on Thursday. They said they expected Siemens to restructure its U.S. plant in Charlotte, North Carolina, as part of an overhaul at Power and Gas. Excluding its services business, the division has 30,000 employees worldwide, of which 12,000 are based in Germany. Process Industries had about 45,000 employees last year. Analysts at Berenberg have said they expect that Siemens could ultimately seek to tackle the large gas turbine business by striking a joint venture with a sizeable player, such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Siemens has already taken

Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd North America President Freese Retires

, President Region North America, will be retiring after almost five decades with Hapag-Lloyd.    Freese began his career in the shipping company in 1971 with an apprenticeship to become a shipping agent. In recent decades, he has held management positions in several locations, including Germany, Indonesia, Great Britain and the U.S.    Since 2009, Freese has led this region headquartered in Piscataway, near New York City. Following a transitional period, he will be succeeded on April 1, 2018 by Uffe Ostergaard, who joined Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017 following its merger with the

Dirk Balthasar (Photo: Thermamax Inc.)

Balthasar Named President of Thermamax

increase in business compared to the previous year.   Balthasar joins from MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, a company producing large diesel engines and turbomachinery for marine and stationary applications. He has held various positions with the worldwide organization based in Augsburg in Southern Germany, most recently as Vice President, Head of Turbocharger Sales & Promotion.   

Stephan Aumann (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Aumann Named CEO of Oman Drydock

. Aumann assumed the role June 15 and replaced the former CEO Jin Han Lee (DSME), who advised at the end of 2016 that he would be stepping down.  With a bachelor's degree in naval architecture and a master degree in industrial engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel/Germany, the 50-year-old German Aumann brings 20 years of senior management experience with overall P&L responsibility within the international maritime industry, especially in the ship repair and conversion as well as the oil and gas business. Stations of his career are spanning around the globe:

(Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Next Class of Apprentices Begin at Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd to 131, which also includes six apprentices who had started their apprenticeships at UASC and are now in the second or third year of their program. Hapag-Lloyd and UASC merged on May 24, 2017.   Now with a total of 235 apprentices and dual-track students, Hapag-Lloyd continues to be Germany’s largest provider of training in the shipping industry. Once apprentices complete their training program at Hapag-Lloyd, their chances of securing future employment at Hapag-Lloyd are very good: according to experience, up to 90 percent of all graduates will be offered permanent job positions

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