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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Eddie Aston (Photo: CEVA Logistics)

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

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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.  

Rob McAdams (Photo: XL Catlin)

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.  

Joseph Barry (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

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.          

Patric McGonigal (Photo: Hill Dickinson)

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 

left to right: Ecosse Subsea Systems commercial manager Iain Middleton (center) with operations director Mo Petrie, left, and managing director Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

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.  

Captain Harry Gale (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

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.  

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

Thomas P. Ostebo (Photo: CLIA)

Ostebo Chosen to Head CLIA

in Washington D.C., and will work with the orgainzation’s 15 offices across the globe, including Abremar-Brasil, Alaska, Australasia, Belgium & Luxembourg, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, North America, North Asia, North West & Canada, Southeast Asia, Spain and UK & Ireland.  

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The Brits Turn Again to the Sea

applicants having achieved 3 or more passes in A-Level, or equivalent standard, this year than ever before. It’s not all good news though as Training Officer Lesley Ellis who is responsible for engineering Trainees at City of Glasgow College and also Trainees at the National Maritime College of Ireland explains: “For Professional Diploma or Foundation Degree Officer Trainees we require applicants to have Higher or A-Level Maths and preferably Physics as well, but we haven't seen an increase in applicants achieving this. There is a big demand for Trainees in the Merchant Navy – especially

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Fit for Sea Medical Program Tests 300,000th Applicant

to support PEME while placing their ships with other clubs. There are thirteen clinics in the Philippines including Manila, Davao City and Iloilo City and twelve clinics in India, four in Croatia, three in South Africa and the UK, two in Romania and Australia, one each in Indonesia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine as well as extensive coverage throughout the USA & Canada. The busiest clinics are in the Philippines as that country accounts for largest percentage of total examinees. www.ukpandi.com      

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Frank Inouye Appointed MD of AZIPAC

, the global energy investor. AziPac is headquartered in Singapore. Frank Inouye commented, “I am delighted to be working with the Azimuth Group and look forward to developing AziPac using the same strategy that has enabled the Company to create a global offshore exploration portfolio in Nambia, Ireland and the North Sea. Azimuth’s unique strategy of utilizing existing state-of-the-art seismic data to drive portfolio development has proven to be very successful in other areas of the world and with their extensive SE Asian seismic database and access to capital, AziPac is in an excellent position

Navico Bolsters Global Marketing Team

brands.” In addition to the position changes and new employees listed above, Navico has added five individuals to its EMEA marketing team. Simon Conder joins Navico as EMEA Marketing Director from TUI Travel, where he had overall global brand responsibility for Sunsail, as well as UK and Ireland marketing responsibilities for the Moorings and Le Boat brands. Ben Smith is the Trade Marketing Manager, joining the team from Regent Seven Seas Cruises, where he was its European Trade Marketing Manager. Lucy Nicholson brings experience with Premier Marinas and Camper & Nicolson to her position

Robert McCabe

McCabe Named President at Nautical Institute

Irish Shipping since 1973. A career-long member of The Nautical Institute, he joined as a student in 1976 and was the first winner of the Luddeke Prize for the best Command Diploma papers in 1991. He has served as Chairman of the Institute’s Technical Committee, Secretary and Chairman of the Ireland Branch and is currently a member of the IMO Committee and Chairman of the Assurance Committee. A member of the Institute’s governing council, a Fellow and Vice-President, he was elected as Senior Vice-President in 2012. The 2014 AGM elected Captain David (Duke) Snider FNI of Canada as

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Caterpillar Rejigs Top Deck

our business make him a great fit to lead FSD,” said Halverson. DeWalt joined Caterpillar in 1981 as an accountant followed by a series of positions with increasing responsibilities in accounting and finance areas. From 1996-2001, DeWalt was the senior finance leader for F.G. Wilson in Northern Ireland and Perkins Engine Company in Peterborough, UK – both wholly owned subsidiaries of Caterpillar. Following those assignments, he was named director of Strategic Investments, leading Caterpillar’s corporate mergers and acquisitions group, and was the director of Investor Relations from

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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

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