Gulf Copper Hires Irelan
has hired Robert “Bob” Irelan as Director, Federal Business Development.In his new role, Irelan will leverage his experience doing business with the federal government to head up Gulf Copper's government services business development, focusing primarily on the federal market. Ireland previously served as a Naval Officer for over 25 years, including the command of three different U.S. Navy vessels. He brings a broad experience of federal government contracting together with the Navy’s maintenance planning, funding and execution policies and procedures. In addition, he has
LR Appoints Papageorgiou as M&O President
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has appointed Elina Papageorgiou as its new Marine and Offshore President for UK and Ireland, commencing on April 1, 2020.Papageorgiou has held a variety of roles across North and South Europe in sales, marketing and finance functions since joining LR in 2004. Most recently, she led LR’s Marine and Offshore sales teams in 11 different countries across South Europe.Papageorgiou graduated with a BSc in Economics from Brunel University and has an MBA from Imperial College London.
@ SAMS, Science + Autonomy = Answers
on a wide range of missions. Photo from SAMS.The listening projectAnother SAMS project is COMPASS (Collaborative Oceanography & Monitoring for Protected Areas and Species). Under COMPASS, Dr Andy Dale and Dr Denise Risch have been looking at the way life moves around sea area between the Republic of Ireland, Ireland and Scotland. It’s perhaps not a huge area, relative to the open ocean, but, it’s a complex one. The area is very influenced by slow currents from the continental edge and it follows a slope to the north. Some goes down on to the shelf. There’s a current around the top
Maritime UK Makes Splash on Int'l Women’s Day
its Women in Maritime Taskforce, will be celebrating International Women’s Day with a reception at Belfast Harbor (March 8th) to mark the launch of two new resources aimed at promoting gender diversity within the maritime sector. The reception will also provide an opportunity for Northern Ireland companies to sign up to the Women in Maritime Pledge, which states: “We are committed to building an employment culture that actively supports and celebrates gender diversity, at all levels, throughout our organization and our industry.” Since launching, over 100 companies have signed
V. Group Appoints New CFO
of V.Group’s board of directors, joining the group’s governing body which includes V.Group CEO Ian El-Mokadem and chairman John Pattullo.Henriksen joins V.Group from Compass Group PLC, the world’s largest catering business, where she most recently was finance director for its UK and Ireland business, having formerly been the finance director for the group’s Australian business. In both countries, Henriksen played a key role in the transformation of those businesses that led to both growth and efficiency improvements.Prior to this, Henriksen held a number of senior finance roles
Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers
has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was born in the UK and has worked in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangladesh, and The Philippines before moving back to the UK. Prior to joining Svitzer, he was most recently Cluster Head, UK, Ireland and Mediterranean of APL.
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 that collaborate
Maritime Minister Visits Port of Liverpool
a rail freight service connecting the Port of Liverpool to Scotland, in partnership with DB Cargo. It is now the only major U.K. container terminal to offer tri-modal connectivity, with road, rail and water, the Manchester Ship Canal, plus short-sea shipping offering connections to Scotland and Ireland
Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK
location close to the European centres of decision-making and secondly as a gateway to Europe from where the continent can be served quickly and efficiently. “The same also applies to Zeebrugge. We therefore seek to further expand our network of shortsea container services with the UK and Ireland,” declared Arnouts.
CEVA Appoints Managing Director for UK, Ireland and Nordics
Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has appointed Eddie Aston to the position of Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics (UKIN). Aston joins CEVA from Northgate the commercial van hire and leasing organization where he was UK Managing Director. In his new role he brings extensive, international executive level experience in supply chain management, logistics and business-to-business service companies where he earned a reputation for delivering durable top and bottom line improvements across a number of vertical markets. Aston will be based from the UKIN
XL Catlin Names McAdams Chief Underwriting Officer, Global Marine
XL Catlin has announced the promotion of Rob McAdams to the position of Chief Underwriting Officer for Global Marine with immediate effect. Previously, McAdams held the role of UK/ Ireland Marine Leader. McAdams has 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Prior to joining legacy XL he held positions at Reliance National in New York. He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, and a Chartered Property & Casualty Underwriter.
Cape Town Hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar
.org. All the Command Seminars offer opportunities for debate, discussion and networking with maritime professionals. The next event takes place in London on May 17-18, coinciding with the Institute’s annual general meeting. The Command Seminar roadshow then moves on to Cork, Ireland, on October 12-13, before concluding in Limassol, Cyprus, on November 3.
Middleton Joins Ecosse Subsea Systems
the oil and gas sector, mainly with major operator Shell, Middleton was responsible for the commercial strategy, planning and execution of a number of important onshore and offshore brownfield, decommissioning and greenfield projects. He was latterly supply chain manager for Shell projects in the UK, Ireland and Netherlands, with responsibility for an annual budget in excess of £2.5 billion. ESS managing director, Mike Wilson, said the appointment was a step-change for the business which was a precursor to a sustained period of growth fuelled by expansion in to new markets.
Aqua Comms Taps Bayliff as CEO
Aqua Comms DAC, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, has appointed Nigel Bayliff as its new Chief Executive Officer. A global telecom industry veteran of 25-plus years’ experience, Bayliff joined Aqua Comms in October, 2016, replacing the company’s interim CEO, Greg Varisco, who remains a senior executive of Aqua Comms. Prior to joining Aqua Comms, Bayliff was advisor and consultant to cable development, private equity and government clients in the industry, and Vice-Chairman of the
McGonigal Joins Hill Dickinson Commodities Team
as head of the Tokyo international disputes team. Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, McGonigal was partner in Barlow Lyde & Gilbert's international trade and commercial arbitration practices working across its London and Singapore offices for 11 years. Following qualification in Ireland, McGonigal joined Clifford Chance, Shanghai and continued his career working across Asia and London advising on a broad range of commercial and international trade related areas including commodities, insurance and shipping. A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, McGonigal
Dan-Bunkering Employs Barry as Bunker Trader
Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. announced that Joseph Barry has been employed as Bunker Trader/Offshore Specialist as of January 4, 2016. Joseph Barry is originally from Ireland, and possesses extensive knowledge about the offshore oil and energy sector by virtue of his education and previous job. Joseph has joined the office in Houston, where he will have special focus in developing the company’s presence in the offshore market even further.
North Sea Job Losses Raise Skills and Safety Concerns
overhauled, reducing fatalities to very low levels, but some fear that as collective memory fades, standards will start to drop again. For their part, North Sea operators insist that safety remains paramount. Commenting on job losses back in March, Shell's upstream vice president for the UK and Ireland, Paul Goodfellow, said changes would be implemented without compromising Shell's commitment to "the safety of our people and the integrity of our assets". Loss of Experience A December 2014 study by Ernst & Young estimated that around 38,000 full-time workers were