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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

Marco Simonetti (Photo: Contship Italia Group)

Contship Italia Group Names Simonetti VP

.   “The need for constant and targeted improvements in Contship’s global efficiency requires specific focus and exclusive commitment. Marco Simonetti, in his new role, will achieve further significant goals which are imperative to consolidate Contship’s leadership both in Italy and abroad,” says Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, President of Contship Italia Group.   With simultaneous effect, Contship’s Marine Terminals Business Units will now report directly to the Group President

Nick Sloane and Joe Farrell (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Nick Sloane Joins Resolve Marine Group

oil and gas projects across the globe including the Americas, Europe, Russia, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. He was a member of the Lloyds Panel of Special Casualty Representatives and most recently served as the Senior Salvage Master of the Costa Concordia salvage operation off the Island of Giglio, Italy.  

Fincantieri Inks Training Deal with URI

undergraduate and graduate students from URI.   In particular, Fincantieri will consider the insertion of some of the most skilled students from the faculties of mechanical, electrical and electronic engineering of the American university, in an internship program to be held at its premises in Italy. In fact, after a training period, the students will be given the chance to increase and upgrade their systemic and transversal skills in the company’s Italian facilities, integrating the specialist know-how given from the academic world with the concreteness and professionalism of the business

Harkand general counsel, Jacqueline Hill

Harkand Hires New Group General Counsel

and day-to-day compliance issues. In her previous role as general counsel at Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd., Hill also provided high level support to the board as well as leading a team of more than 30 legal and compliance staff to establish bases in the U.K., North America, Singapore, France, Italy and Belgium. She was also senior legal counsel at EDF Trading Ltd. and worked for private practices in London and Melbourne, Australia.  

EU Adriatic and Ionian Strategy Targets Blue Growth

members, in particular contributing to the integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union. This is the first EU 'macro-regional strategy' with such a large proportion of non-EU countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia) cooperating with EU members (Croatia, Greece, Italy and Slovenia). The Strategy mainly revolves around the opportunities of the maritime economy - blue growth, land-sea transport, energy connectivity, protecting the environment and sustainable tourism – sectors that are bound to play a crucial role in creating jobs and boosting economic growth

Thomas P. Ostebo (Photo: CLIA)

Ostebo Chosen to Head CLIA

Agent professional development training, CLIA noted.   Ostebo will be located at CLIA global headquarters 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.  

Sara Scaramelli (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

New Hires at Dan-Bunkering

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. ihas announced that Sara Scaramelli has been employed as Bunker Trader as per May 4, 2015. Scarmelli is originally from Italy, but has been living in the UK, the Netherlands and Singapore respectively for the past 10 years providing her with both an education within Maritime Economics and Business as well as a solid experience from the shipping business where she has been working for two major dry bulk companies. Furthermore, Lee Saiw Hua has been employed as Assistant Accountant as of 7 April 2015. Lee Saiw Hua has worked for construction and precision

Federico Decio (Photo: ZF)

ZF Appoints Pleasure Craft Product Manager

Federico Decio has assumed the role of product line manager for the pleasure craft business of ZF Marine Propulsion Systems, effective June 1, 2015. He is based out of ZF Marine’s headquarters in Padova, Italy.   Decio joined ZF in 2014 as operations manager for the ZF Padova srl plants in Padova and Arco. With a Bachelor’s degree in engineering management, Decio began his career as a consultant, gaining experience in project management and business processes. Further, he developed a background in supply chain and production process through management roles in international companies

James Parsons, Sound Oil's Chief Executive Officer

Sound Oil Rejigs Top Deck

  Following the recent announcement of its Moroccan country entry, Sound Oil has made the following management changes:    * Luca Madeddu, an existing director of the Company and currently Managing Director Italy will assume the role of Managing Director Morocco.  Luca will relocate to Rabat and head a small but expert team in preparation for Sound Oil's operatorship and development of the Tendrara licence.    * Leonardo Spicci, currently Deputy Managing Director Italy will assume the role of Managing Director Italy.   The Company will now initiate a search

Luca Madeddu, Sound Oil's Italian Managing Director

Sound Oil Promotes Italy MD to its Board

a reservoir geologist by background and has extensive experience in hydrocarbon production, field development, petroleum engineering, supply chain management and reservoir engineering.  He has managed large teams in complex operations in sensitive onshore and offshore environments and has worked in Italy, Venezuela, Nigeria, Indonesia, UK and Congo.   Luca holds a Degree in Geology from Milan University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).    Simon Davies, Sound Oil's Chairman, commented, "Luca is a core part of the Sound Oil team and has made a significant

(Photo: Piraeus Port Authority)

Greek Cruise Operators Fret over Strikes Sparked by Port Sale

year and the sector has been growing since May after cruise lines shunned Turkey and Egypt for Greece, due to safety concerns.   But Kontes said he was concerned that this positive trend could be reversed after two cruise ships left Piraeus over the weekend to dock at other ports in Greece and Italy due to the port workers' labour action.   "If the strike continues and many companies perceive the situation unpredictable, there is a risk that they dock elsewhere, or even make more permanent changes to their schedule," said Giorgios Paliouras, a member of the board of the Greek

4th Edition of International Graduate Program

40 more young people join the Group during the first quarter of 2015.   After the success of the first three editions, which has seen the recruitment of some 100 graduates from 30 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela), this year’s program once again offers successful candidates a permanent employment contract, competitive salary, and an initial period of induction and training

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

Photo: Paris MoU

Paris MoU Reports 113 MLC Detentions in First Year

12 member States started enforcing the MLC, 2006 from August 20, 2013: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Spain and Sweden. During the first year of implementation, member states Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta and the United Kingdom began to enforce MLC, 2006, bringing the total to 21

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

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

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