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Siemens to Cut Oil and Gas Jobs Amid Wider Hiring

German industrial group Siemens plans to cut about 2,500 jobs related to the oil and gas, metals and mining sectors - mostly in Germany - while pursuing a hiring drive to boost its digital industrial expertise, it said on Wednesday.   Siemens said it would realign its two business units Large Drives and Process Solutions, affecting about 2,000 jobs in Germany, mainly in Bavaria. It added that it would keep its current sites.   Worldwide, Siemens said it planned to hire at least 25,000 new employees in each of the coming years, thanks to its announced increase of more than 1 billion euros

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:

Rolls The Top Employers Institute honored Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG with its `Top-Employer, Germany 2014´ award. Kerstin Geßler, team leader, HR Recruiting at Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, accepted the award

Rolls-Royce Power Systems Is A Top Employer

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG has been confirmed as one of Germany´s most attractive employers. The company has received awards for its exemplary HR management policies and for the outstanding benefits it offers employees. Over recent years, the prestigious Top Employers Institute awarded RRPS predecessor Tognum AG its ´Top Employer, Engineering´ seal of excellence four times and conferred the `Top Employer, Germany´ title three times. The Top Employers Institute recognizes leading employers worldwide who offer outstanding working conditions. This year, in addition to Rolls-Royc

Germans Push Renewable Energy Reform

reform of renewable energy laws designed to slow cost increases as Europe's largest economy moves to nearly double its green power share to 45 percent by 2025. Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet will adopt reforms to put the 'Energiewende', or transition to renewable energy, on a sustainable path as Germany attempts to wean itself off of nuclear energy and fossil fuels without killing off industries and jobs. The reforms will slow the rapid expansion of green power, which already accounts for 25 percent of Germany's electricity; force new investors in green power to take some risk; and protect households

Imad Shanta and his family fled the war in Syria and headed to Germany. Since then, they have been living in a refugee center in Hamburg. (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

From Refugee to Hapag-Lloyd Trainee

Imad Shanta followed a rather unusual path to Hapag-Lloyd: Eight months ago, he and his family fled the war in Syria and headed to Germany. Thanks to the “Hapag-Lloyd Helps” project, Imad had an opportunity to complete a traineeship in the company.   The “Hapag-Lloyd Helps” project was launched in early 2015. Since then, company employees have been using a wide range of activities to assist some 7,000 refugees who have come to Germany from Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Somalia. Among these activities have been German language instruction, the World Café, donation drives

Matthias Hansen (Photo courtesy: Geodis Wilson)

Geodis Wilson Names Hansen Regional VP

Geodis Wilson has appointed Matthias Hansen as the new regional vice president (RVP), EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) with immediate effect.  Hansen has been acting as interim RVP for the last few months. He now replaces Alain Chimene on a permanent basis. Hansen became managing director for Germany in 2009 and also served as managing director North Europe (including Belgium, Netherland and United Kingdom). Hansen will continue with his responsibilities in the North European region in addition to his new role, until a successor is nominated.  

Carnival Announces Leadership Changes

Carnival Corporation names Michael Ungerer to new Chief Operations Officer Role for Asia, also appoints Felix Eichhorn as President of AIDA Cruises   Carnival Corporation & plc announced that Michael Ungerer, currently President of Germany-based AIDA Cruises, has been appointed Chief Operations Officer-Shared Services for Carnival Asia, effective September 1, 2015. Ungerer will relocate to Shanghai, China, and directly support each of the Carnival Corporation brands operating in the region to leverage the company's industry-leading presence and scale in the region.   Ungerer will

Jean-Gabriel Tridon (Photo: Blohm+Voss)

Blohm+Voss Strengthens Team

of Blohm+Voss extremely well and has contributed significantly to the preparation process for the new megayachts refit site in La Ciotat.”   Jean-Gabriel Tridon is a French citizen and holds a degree in nautical sciences (Master Mariner) from the University of Applied Sciences Ostfriesland (Germany), a degree in naval architecture and ocean engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Bremen (Germany) and a degree in marine services from Lloyd’s Maritime Academy (England). He has worked at sea and ashore for renowned companies such as Hapag-Lloyd and Meyer Werft, and worked

Photo: ELA Container Offshore

ELA Offshore Plans International Expansion

in the Netherlands and Belgium we decided to expand our activities within Northern Europe and the Middle East,” said managing director of ELA Container Offshore GmbH, Hans Gatzemeier. Within the first six months the new employees will complete a training at the headquarters in Haren (Ems), Germany, to learn everything about the offshore container business: from production and transportation up to assembly and customer service. According to Gatzemeier these basics are essential for explaining and highlighting the different types of ELA Offshore Containers and its benefits to potential clients

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd AG

Hapag-Lloyd Begins Training Programs

in January 2017.   At present, Hapag-Lloyd employs 239 apprentices and students in dual-track study programs. Of these, 127 are based on shore and 112 are in the marine division.   “Hapag-Lloyd has been investing in the next generation of maritime staff for many years so that Germany remains one of the leading shipping nations in Europe,” says Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd.    Rolf added: “Many of our managers and captains today are former Hapag-Lloyd apprentices. That’s just one of the reasons why we view hiring young apprentices as laying

Reimelt Named Head of GE Power Conversion

predictive digital platform.   As president and CEO of Power Conversion, Reimelt will oversee global operations and their further expansion, as well as driving commercial growth. In his four years with GE, Reimelt has been responsible for GE in Europe and prior to that for the energy portfolio in Germany. He has been leading a major commercial transformation in the company’s Power & Water, Energy Management and Oil & Gas businesses in Germany. Stephan has industry and entrepreneurial experience from previous leadership positions at MAN Ferrostaal AG, Lurgi AG and also from having run

CWind Appoints Global Head of SHEQ

high levels of safety, health, environmental and quality (SHEQ) as it expands its global footprint.   Kevin ‘Pat’ Paton has been appointed to the role of Global Head of SHEQ, making him responsible for the SHEQ functions of CWind Ltd and its subsidiary companies within the U.K. and Germany. This new appointment reflects CWind’s absolute commitment to the safety of CWind’s people and partners at all times during its operations.   Paton joins the company from RWE, where he occupied the position of HSE&S Manager, responsible for multiple European offshore renewable

Photo: Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises Seeks to Reassure Italy over Job Loss Fears

A unit of one of the world's biggest cruise operators sought to reassure Italy on Friday that plans to transfer some of its operations to Germany did not mean it would move abroad.   Costa Cruises, part of Carnival Corp, is based in the northern Italian port of Genoa, but transport workers union FIT-CISL fears the company's transfer plan spells job losses.   Unions are concerned that the transfer of four Costa Cruises units to Hamburg would result in the loss of about 160 jobs and Italian transport minister Maurizio Lupi had invited Costa chief Michael Thamm to discuss the matter at a

Women Are Moving up in the Maritime Industry

employed at ports.”    The Maritime Career Market is intended to help women in their vocational development – it is a very good sign that this subject is being addressed at an industry fair which is more aimed at technical matters,” said Dagmar Klenk, President of WISTA Germany. The organization has been engaged for more than 40 years in women’s international networking in the maritime industries. If it goes well, she adds, the Maritime Career Market could become a fantastic cooperation opportunity for the women and companies concerned.   WISTA has played

Stefan Gerhard (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Appoints Communications Director

and corporate communications across all media and channels. Gerhard is an experienced communications professional with significant experience in the marine industry. Serving as editor-in-chief of Bootshandel Magazin for over 17 years, Gerhard built one of the most successful boating magazines in Germany. In 2014, he founded and currently chairs the international Best of Boats Award. Prior to his time at Bootshandel Magazin, he was in charge of communications for the Berlin boat show and active as a freelance writer for various magazines. Gerhard studied journalism, theatre and politics in Frankfurt

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany Photo Cargotec

MacGregor to Lay Off 100 Staff

  MacGregor, part of Cargotec, plans to reduce workforce in MacGregor Uetersen site in Germany to restructure the operations to the weak market demand. The market situation has deteriorated due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders. Ensuring competitiveness in the long-term over the current market cycle requires constant development of MacGregor's operations globally. MacGregor is planning to start capacity adjustment measures which are estimated to have an impact on approximately 100 employees at MacGregor Hatlapa GmbH & Co. KG in Uetersen by the end of 2015.

Svante Fielding (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

SCHOTTEL Appoints Two in Houma

steering systems for ships and offshore applications, announced the appointment of Svante Fielding and Randall Freeman at its North American organization, SCHOTTEL Inc., in Houma, La.   Fielding, the new Vice President Operations, Fielding previously worked at the SCHOTTEL headquarters in Spay, Germany, and will join the management team in Houma in spring 2016. He brings to the position 20 years of experience within the marine and propulsion industry, with past leadership positions across Europe / Scandinavia, North America and Asia spanning sales and service, aftermarket and production.  

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