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Croatian Shipbuilders Strike Again Over Late Salary

. Management has yet to complete another restructuring plan.The chosen strategic partner reportedly aimed to convert part of the shipyard into a tourism business, drawing worker opposition. Economy Minister Darko Horvat said the government was also in contact with potential investors from Ukraine, Italy and the Netherlands.Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said last week the state might have to pay 4.2 billion kuna ($651 million) for the costs of state guarantees extended to Uljanik in the past.Workers control less than 50 percent of the company, with the state also being a minority shareholder. Other

Klaus Heim (Photo: WinGD)

WinGD Names Heim CEO

Klaus Heim has been named chief executive officer of WinGD, a Switzerland headquartered developer of two-stroke gas and diesel engines for marine propulsion.Heim is slated to take up the role August 6, 2018, joining the company from OMT in Turin, Italy, where he currently serves as chief technical officer. He brings to WinGD more than 25 years of experience in the large engine industry, having held a variety of senior roles, including vice president technology two-stroke and vice president global research and development at Wärtsilä from 2004-2010. Heim holds the position as president of

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore.

Hicks takes the Helm at LR Americas

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore. Hicks returns to the U.S. after two years of leading LR’s Global Passenger Ship Center in Trieste, Italy as Global Passenger Ship Sector Manager and Italy’s Marine Manager. Previously based in the U.S., he was Business Development Manager for the Americas as well as LR’s Applied Technology Group (ATG).One of the key priorities for John in his new role is continued focus on LR’s expansion of its Digital Innovation services. This single platform works independently pulling from

Pic: MOL Group

MOL Group Eyes Talents for Its GROWWW Program

talents more than ever.   Within the 2017 programme, MOL Group offers 175 positions in 10 countries, in the areas of engineering, IT, economics, natural and social sciences. There are available positions in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Pakistan, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. Young professionals may hand in their applications until 7 April 2017.   Available positions are open not only at local subsidiaries, but applicants are invited to participate in international projects and spend their GROWWW year in the Budapest Headquarters

Enrico Salardi (Photo: Xodus Group)

Salardi to Lead Xodus’ Decom Division

the management of oil and gas assets, joining Xodus from operator Quadrant Energy where he was senior project manager for a number of decommissioning programs in Australia.   Throughout his career, Salardi has managed many projects in various phases of their lifecycle around the world, including Italy, Nigeria, Norway, Libya, Croatia, Egypt and Australia. After more than 15 years working for Italian supermajor Eni, he joined Apache in Perth, Australia where, besides decommissioning work, he also managed a number of new development projects.   “Xodus has been ahead of the game when

Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

Parpala Joins The Switch

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, more sustainable

Hadewych Reintsema, Design and Proposal Manager Cruise, Damen Shipyards Group; Andrea Trevisan, Sales Director Cruise New Building, Damen Shipyards Group; and Henk Grunstra, Product Director Cruise and Ferries, Damen Shipyards Group (Photo: Damen)

Damen Hires Trevisan as Sales Director, Cruise Newbuilds

.”    “On a personal note, I am truly excited and honored to take on this new position for Damen. It is like returning to my roots because I have had a passion for cruise ships ever since I was a child. This was the reason why I decided to study at the Nautical College in Venice, Italy – to fulfill my dream of sailing in one of them one day. I became a Master Mariner and served as a Navigation Officer on large cruise liners for 11 years, sailing all the oceans and visiting several destinations.   “In the course of my onshore carrier I initiated a commercial path

Technip Recertified to Gender Equality Standards

Technip entities in Brazil, France and Italy have been recertified to the EDGE (Economic Dividends for Gender Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace, including the group’s headquarters and the Innovation and Technology center both located in Paris, as well as Technip’s manufacturing plants in Le Trait, France, and Vitoria, Brazil. With Australia, Malaysia, the U.K., United Arab Emirates and the U.S. certified last year, Technip counts eight countries EDGE Certified and remains the first and only company in the energy industry to achieve this certification.   ED

Knud Sörensen is being seen off into retirement (Photo: Port of Kiel)

Port of Kiel Bids Farewell to Knud Sörensen

Paperboard in Kiel’s Ostuferhafen” recalled Dr Dirk Claus, Managing Director of the PORT OF KIEL, in a speech honouring the outgoing Marketing Director. Knud Sörensen was also behind the positive development of intermodal traffic and the creation of block train connections with northern Italy.   Commented Dirk Claus: “Together with our partners at the Schwedenkai Terminal we have succeeded in switching a big part of the growth in seaport hinterland traffic from road to rail.” For the first time ever, more than 30,000 consignments will be loaded onto the railways in

Alberto Faravelli  (Photo: Sea-Fire Europe)

Faravelli Joins Sea-Fire Europe

leads technical support, especially in the critical pre-sales and planning phase. Additionally, he engineers systems, using schematics and piping diagrams. His responsibilities extend to commissioning and startup of supplied systems, and continued technical assistance to customers. Based in Genoa, Italy, Faravelli works closely with Sea-Fire's distributor for Italy, Indemar S.P.A. Most recently, Faravelli privately engineered fire protection and HVAC systems for a broad range of industries including maritime, civil, industrial, and oil and gas. Prior, he worked for Marioff and Minimax SRL

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

on 1 January. He joins the Executive Leadership Team for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business area, leading a 500-strong team of experts serving a diverse range of oil and gas clients from Portugal in the west to India and Russia in the east. DNV GL’s regional head office will remain in Milan, Italy. Oudman brings a wealth of relevant experience to his new position from both within DNV GL and outside the company. Oudman joined DNV GL in 2013 and has previously held senior positions in Phillips and Kiwa Technology.  In his previous role, he was Country Manager for DNV GL’s Oil &

Klaus Rud Sejling (Photo: Maersk)

Management Changes in Damco

former CEO for Maersk Tankers from 2012 to 2014, has decided to leave the Maersk Group as of October 14, 2016 to explore new opportunities. Sørensen started her career at Maersk in 1994 when she joined as an economist. Between 1997 and 2002, she held various CFO positions for Maersk Line in India, Italy and Singapore. From 2002 to 2006 she was Global Program Director for the implementation of the SAP-based financial system in Maersk Line. In 2006, Hanne Sørensen was promoted to Group Vice President and Maersk Line Area Manager for the Eastern Mediterranean region with base in Genoa. She became

Jan-Arie Sepers (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Sepers Netherlands GM

1990 after studying electrical engineering. A year later he was transferred to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he worked as Middle East service manager for six years. In 1998, he returned to Rotterdam as service manager. After that, his ambitions took him to another industry and he joined Nokia. In Italy he set up mobile networks and sold services and maintenance contracts to telecom operators. Subsequently, he worked in Athens and then Singapore, where he was Head of Sales for Asia between 2003 and 2006. After that he worked for both Vodafone and Nokia in Düsseldorf.  In 2009 he returned

Saipem CEO Could Be Reappointed in May

The main shareholders of Italy's Saipem indicated on Thursday they would support the reappointment of Stefano Cao as chief executive of the oil service company.   State lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP) and oil major Eni, who jointly control Saipem, included Cao's name in the slate of directors they will propose at a shareholder meeting in May.   Cao's name was second in the list, a position which traditionally indicates the name of the potential CEO.   Saipem shares have fallen more than 80 percent in the last three years as the sector continues to suffer from lower spending

(Photo: SUNY Maritime)

Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

Guardian and SUNY Maritime alumna Anna Silva (’98) will be on hand to deliver training to officers, instructors and approximately 740 cadets before the ship departs campus on May 7. This year, the ship will be calling on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Glasgow, Scotland; Gaeta, Italy; and Ponta Delgada, Azores before returning to New York on August 10, 2018.“The ship’s worldwide itinerary will really give cadets the chance to understand first-hand how complex the regulatory environment is,” said Total Marine Solution’s manager of business development and

Crowley Maritime awarded six U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadets with Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarships. (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Scholarships for USMMA Cadets

, Pa., is midshipman first class studying maritime logistics and security. She previously served as the first rotation regimental commander and is the current Regimental Honor Board vice chairman of education. Glass was awarded accolades from the International Institute for Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy, and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City for her thesis on rules of engagement. Glass sailed aboard the Crowley-managed M/V National Glory during her sea term.    - Sexton, a midshipman first class from Vermilion, Ohio, is majoring in marine transportation

Kirkland H. Donald (Photo: HII)

Donald Joins HII Board of Directors

Leadership Fellow in the National Association of Corporate Directors and an executive advisor for NexPhase Capital Partners.   Prior to being assigned as director, Naval Nuclear Propulsion, in 2004, Donald served as commander, Naval Submarine Forces, and commander, Submarine Group 8 in Naples, Italy. He also commanded the attack submarine USS Key West (SSN 722). He also served on the Pacific Fleet Nuclear Propulsion Examining Board, the staffs of the Bureau of Naval Personnel and the Pacific Fleet, and the Joint Staff.   Donald is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds a

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