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Anup Vittal (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names Vittal MD in India

BMT has appointed Anup Vittal as Managing Director in India.An aerospace and defense industry veteran, Anup has over 28 years’ experience working in both the private and government sectors. He joins BMT following his most recent role as an industry expert and external consultant with Ernst & Young and prior to this, as Managing Director and Member of the Board at Safran Engineering Services India.

Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

in new markets, plus increase internal efficiency and minimize costs, the company said. Serving both the leisure and commercial marine markets, Actisense grew by over 25 percent in 2017 alone. Based in Poole they also expanded their extensive international network into new markets including China, India and South America. The company now works with more than 70 distributors in 42 countries, stretching from Norway to New Zealand, Canada to Korea and all of mainland Europe

Ashutosh Dixit  (Photo: DAMCO)

DAMCO Names Dixit CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Supply chain management and freight forwarding services provider DAMCO, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, has announced the appointment of Ashutosh Dixit as CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (IBS) effective from June 15, 2018.A seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in Supply Chain, Ashutosh will lead the next phase of growth for Damco across IBS with a key focus on offering innovative and seamless solutions to customers shipping from and to the IBS markets.Ashutosh comes to Damco from DHL Global Forwarding where he held different leadership positions across functions. Prior to

Jyothi Mani (Photo: EMAC)

EMAC Welcomes Mani To its Case Management Team

and Secretary General, EMAC. Having been in Dubai for just short of a decade, Jyothi brings with her a wealth of case management experience from the likes of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).  Before joining DIAC, Jyothi worked as an in-house counsel for a large corporate in the Indian entertainment sector, followed by a role with a legal consulting firm in Dubai dealing real estate and construction in the UAE.   While in India, Jyothi has been involved with various NGOs dealing with Mental Health and Human Rights issues, playing an important role in contributions towards

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Drydocks World Initiates Health Care Campaign

process improvement plan and our strategic initiative to prioritize the well-being of our staff. We hope to deliver a better experience at Drydocks World to meet medical needs, while cost effectively improving our medical resources.”Dr. Hesham Abdallah, Galderma Head for ME, Africa, Russia, India and Turkey said, “At Nestle Skin Health we aim to enhance the quality of people’s lives by focusing on science based solutions in skin health and we want to change the way the world talks about skin health. The skin is the largest organ in the body; healthy skin is a reflection of our

Zineddine Benhadid (Image: CMR Group)

CMR Names Benhadid MD in Tunisia

resources and reorganizing the business, to secure long-term efficiencies and high production volumes for the future.”Benhadid takes over from Lassaad Ketata, who steps-up to a new role as Group manufacturing leader and will focus on overseeing the production transference on CMR’s Tunisia, India and China sites

Tor Martin Anfinnsen (Photo: Harald Pettersen / Equinor)

Equinor Expands Asian Presence

Equinor will open a new office in Tokyo later this week and its first office in India by early next year, said Tor Martin Anfinnsen, senior vice president for trading and marketing for Equinor."It's our ambition to grow in Asia both in terms of volumes and geography," he said during the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore.Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has a presence in over 30 countries across the globe.(Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan and Koustav Samanta; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

Guido Kerkhoff (Photo: Thyssenkrupp)

Thyssenkrupp Taps Kerkhoff as Interim CEO

interim CEO of Thyssenkrupp on Friday and won the backing of the German industrial group's biggest shareholder, as the search began for a permanent replacement for Heinrich Hiesinger.Hiesinger quit last week after failing to win unanimous shareholder backing for a deal to create a steel venture with India's Tata Steel.Kerkhoff, 50, will run the company until the process of finding a Hiesinger's replacement is completed, Thyssenkrupp Chairman Ulrich Lehner said, adding that he enjoyed the "full confidence" of the supervisory board.In a letter to the company's 158,000 staff, Kerkhoff

Mr. Arun Sharma  (Photo: CEMS)

CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs

Shortly after announcing the launch of its labs in Mumbai, Center of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding (CEMS), a startup in skill development for maritime and shipbuilding sector, has announced readiness of its labs in Visakhapatnam.CEMS is promoted by Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) in partnership with Siemens and support from Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping. Its Visakhapatnam campus is located in the Indian Maritime University (IMU) premises.CEMS has planned 18 labs for its Visakhapatnam campus of which six labs are ready and will be operationalized shortly. The construction of 12 labs

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

, suicidal thoughts, sexual and reproductive health, LGBT issues, violence against women, body image concerns and work-life anxieties.The foundations of iCALL were put in place when Synergy Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Mumbai, India, in August committing the parties to establishing the new service.iCALL was subsequently inaugurated by Dr Malini V. Shankar, India’s Director General of Shipping, when she made the first call to the service last month.Addressing industry leaders, principals and maritime technology and equipment

Sailors’ Society CEO Stuart Rivers presented ING ship-finance managing director David Grant with a certificate of support (Credit: Geoff Garfield)

Sailors’ Society Celebrates 200 Years

evening to a much-loved Sailors’ Society staff member, Pastor Joseph Chacko, and his wife Leena, who tragically died in a road accident along with Meru Kaku, a driver at the Deendayal Seafarers’ Center, earlier this year.Joseph was Sailors’ Society’s regional superintendent for India. His vision was to see, during his lifetime, a seafarers’ center in every port and the charity has now launched a fund in his memory.The fund initially aims to raise $130,000 (USD) towards Sailors’ Society’s work in India, where it is estimated that 70 per cent of seafarers arriving

The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya. Photo: PIB, Govt of India.

Number of Indian Seafarers Jump by 42.3%

The number of seafarers in India has seen an unprecedented growth of 42.3% due to various policy level changes brought in by the Government in the last four years, said a Minister in India.According to Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport & Highways, Chemical & Fertilizer, from 108,446 seafarers in 2013, India now has 154,349 seafarers. India now provides 9.35% of the global seafarers and ranks 3rd in the list of the largest seafarer supplying nations in the world.At present, there are 17 lakhs seafarers globally including the 154,349 Indian seafarers. The Maritime

Tobias Hahn (Photo: Diab)

Hahn Named CEO for Diab Group

Tobias Hahn has been chosen as new CEO for core materials manufacture Diab Group. He will join the company before the beginning of September, the company announced today.Lennart Hagelqvist is leaving the company today after six years as CEO.Mats Persson, current EVP EMEA & India, will take on the role as acting CEO alongside his current role until Hahn steps in.Hahn has 10 years of operative and international experience from the Atlas Copco Group. He is coming from the role as President for Industrial Assembly Solutions. Before that he had various positions within ITT Flygt both in Sweden and the U.

François Dupont (Photo: Naval Group)

Naval Group Names Dupont Director, International Trade

. François Dupont 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

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

Alexander as General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle

Photo courtesy of Liverpool Seafarers Centre

Liverpool to Lead Way in Cruise Ship Crew Welfare for Third Year

center in a cruise terminal. This makes all the difference to the crew, who would otherwise struggle to find the time to travel to outreach centers. Liverpool is leading the way in offering support to cruise ship crew. The seafarers are mostly from poor third world countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, India and the Philippines. They are bread winners and spend their lives working away from their families just to send money home. With such a tough life it is vital they have a friendly person they can turn to, to offer confidential support, in case they have difficulties either on ship or at home.&rdquo

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

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 oil & gas industries, partly due to the growth in cruise ship operations based

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