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Friday, February 22, 2019

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Photo: Danica

Danica Takes on Ultramax New Building

Danica has announced it has been entrusted with the crew management of the newbuilding ultramax Port Imabari for Lisbon headquartered Portline Bulk International.Delivered in January, the 63,500 DWT Port Imabari, equipped with four 30.5 tonnes (SWL) grab cranes, was built at Japan’s Imabari Shipyard. The Marshall Islands-flagged bulk carrier brings Danica’s fleet of crew managed vessels to 23.Henrik Jensen, Danica Managing Director, said: “We thank the owners for the trust they have shown in us and we appreciate the good cooperation shown by teams in both companies which helped

New President & CEO Izumisawa will guide MHI to the next stage of its development focused on global integrated engineering solutions in a world of rapid change. Photo: MHI

MHI Appoints Izumisawa President & CEO

chapter of growth for the company.During his tenure as President & CEO, Mr. Miyanaga led the successful transformation of the MHI Group's structure, growing revenues from $30 billion to $38 billion, expanding the global workforce from 68,000 to 80,000 and doubling the number of employees outside Japan to 28,000. He also worked to overcome challenges related to the Group's cruise ship business and U.S. nuclear arbitration, and continues to address challenges in the development of the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ).As Chairman, Mr. Miyanaga will continue to oversee the MRJ program and the fossil

David Harley will head up Britannia's Greek office (Photo: Britannia)

Harley to Lead Britannia's Greek Office

members of the Club include, Atlantic Bulk Carriers, Neda Maritime Agencies, Diana Shipping, Olympic Shipping, Konkar, Star Bulk, Navios, Eastern Med, Minerva, Thenamaris, Sun Enterprises and ENESEL.Britannia said it will soon open an office in Singapore, in addition to the upgrading of its presence in Japan and Hong Kong, as well as the recent opening of an exclusive Correspondent in Copenhagen

Peter Kim (Photo: Seaspan Shipyards)

Building the Next Generation of Shipbuilders

Government of Canada that seeks to increase shipbuilding efficiency, is part of how the NSS is shaping and securing the future of Canada’s shipbuilding industry.Getting the proposal approved was just the first step of many, and Peter managed them all: from finding an expert (Tomonori Tsugita, of Japan, a country renowned in the industry for its Line Heating expertise); to ensuring that the forming shop was ready; to obtaining the special heating torches for line heating; to helping Mr. Tsugita and his interpreter deliver the training.It was a huge success, with nine tradespeople and apprentices

Teruyuki Yamaoka (Photo: YANMAR)

YANMAR Announces Key Appointments

customer needs across the world.Lettinga started his career with YANMAR in 2003 as a sales engineer for the leisure marine market in the Benelux, progressing to Area Manager Marine for Europe and then Project Specialist for marine, leisure and commercial high-speed engines with Yanmar Co. Ltd, in Osaka, Japan, before returning to specialise in sales in Europe, Russia and Africa

David Richards (Photo: North P&I Club)

Richards Joins North P&I

North P&I Club said it has appointed David Richards as Deputy Director (Cargo), part of the group’s specialist cargo claims team.Richards, formerly a partner with Ince & Co and a Legal 500 recommended dispute resolution lawyer, is a specialist in commercial shipping and trade and brings a range of experience and expertise in dealing with commodities, bill of lading and charterparty contracts. Richards regularly lectures on all areas of shipping and trade law, as well as on litigation and arbitration generally and has a special interest in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

DR R V Ahilan Photo LOC Group

Ahilan Named Joint CEO at LOC Group

of our clients with a sense of urgency."   "The ability to leverage our existing global network of consultants has ensured we are well positioned to support the expansion of our clients into new markets, just as we are doing right now for offshore wind energy clients in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the United States."   Jerome Rutler, joint CEO, LOC Group, who joined LOC as Group COO in March 2016 bringing with him more than 20 years' experience in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and marine industries said: "I'm delighted that Ahilan will work alongside me to reinforce

Britannia Appoints Exclusive Correspondent in Taiwan

In a move to maintain the highest possible service levels to its Members in Asia, Britannia P&I has recently made two important changes.   In April last year, Britannia’s Managers, Tindall Riley, acquired the club’s Exclusive Correspondent in Japan, Cornes P&I.   Renamed Tindall Riley (Britannia) Japan, the acquisition demonstrated the importance of Japanese shipowners to Britannia.   “The renaming of the Tokyo office was the immediate change, with the office continuing to provide Britannia’s Japanese Members with outstanding levels of service”

Tadaaki Naito, President, NYK Photo: NYK Line

NYK Partners with KOSEN

student-exchanges between students at KOSEN maritime schools and the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy, which NYK operates in the Philippines.   In addition to these overseas exchange programs and the promotion of maritime affairs awareness, NYK will boost its cooperation with KOSEN to include training in Japan and overseas for teachers and students. This training will begin this summer.   NYK will continue to support maritime education and encourage young adults to gain a maritime perspective.   KOSEN comprises 51 national (public) colleges, five of which are maritime colleges, united under

NAVTOR CEO Tor Svanes with new CTO Anders Holme (Photo: NAVTOR)

NAVTOR Hires Holme as Chief Technology Officer

E-navigation specialist NAVTOR said it has appointed Anders Holme for the role of Chief Technology Officer.     Holme will manage teams that work across offices in Egersund, Norway, Singapore, Japan, Sweden, Russia, the U.S. and U.K. NAVTOR’s main software development takes place at the company’s head office in Egersund and its dedicated base in St Petersburg.   “There is a growing appreciation within shipping that new technology can unlock real operational advantages and business opportunities,” Holme said. “NAVTOR’s product range has shown

Jaecheol Lee, Harris Pye Country Manager for South Korea

Harris Pye Opens Korea Office

Harris Pye Country Manager Jaecheol Lee said that previously LNG carriers were dry-docking in Singapore, "but now owners prefer to bring them to Korea. This has enabled Harris Pye to set up a new office and offer repair and inspection services using our skilled workforce from our Singapore and Japan facilities initially for all necessary work on these marine boilers. In time we expect to extend our service to include industrial boilers.    “We are also able to undertake boiler construction, as well as offering all necessary engineering for, and installation of, ballast water

Geir Bjørkeli (Photo: Corvus Energy)

Corvus Energy Names Bjørkeli CEO

solutions. Bjørkeli will remain based in Bergen, Norway. Prior to joining Huisman, Bjørkeli was a design engineer with the ship designer and shipbuilder Ulstein. He held several positions with Rolls-Royce, including VP Sales for North East Asia and Managing Director of Rolls-Royce Marine Japan, during which time he was based in Korea for six years and Japan for two years. Subsequently, he was appointed VP Systems Sales & Marketing Campaigns with global responsibility for Rolls-Royce systems in merchant vessels. Bjørkeli is a mechanical engineer by training from Western Norway

Photo: International Maritime Organization

IMO Addressing Substandard Shipping Issues

organizations can make it harder for sub-standards ships to slip through their net. IMO actively promotes and supports strong and collaborative Port State Control.   During his visit to Canada,  Lim also had meetings with  Marc Garneau, Canada’s Transport Minister; Yasutada Ohno, Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and He Jianzhong, the Chinese Vice Minister of Transport.  

Photo courtesy fo SUNY

SUNY Maritime Graduates 17 to US Navy

The afternoon before they received their SUNY Maritime degrees, 17 students received their commissions into the U.S. Navy. Of the 17, two were commissioned as surface warfare officers and, upon graduation, will report to USS Shiloh forward deployed and homeported in Yokosuka, Japan, and USS Somerset homeported in San Diego, California, respectively. Four were commissioned as submarine warfare officers and will report to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina. The rest were commissioned as strategic sealift officers and will go on to work in the U.S. Naval Reserves. Four received

Enrico Salardi (Photo: Xodus Group)

Salardi to Lead Xodus’ Decom Division

; decom division which has undertaken more than 100 decommissioning projects globally ranging from M&A due diligence and commercial advice, to training and detailed planning and approvals for decom execution.   Tipler recently helped Xodus deliver a decommissioning ‘trend survey’ to Japanese government organization JOGMEC (Japan Oil and Gas and Metals National Corporation) to provide oil and gas companies in the country with a better understanding of the decommissioning process and how to manage their global asset and abandonment liabilities.   Wim van der Zande, CEO of Xodus

Active discussions in small groups. Photo: Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

MOL Launches 2017 Session of 'One MOL Global Management College'

in a cross-cultural environment and develop the next generation of executives who will be leaders in the MOL Group's global management.    The 2017 session marks the fourth year MOL has offered the program. In response to today's global marketplace, the program targets not only employees in Japan, but also personnel from overseas subsidiaries who represent the future of the MOL Group. This year, the program will host 14 participants from 7 countries who will continue to meet and learn over the next four months.   The participants will take part in energetic, hands-on sessions focused

RMI Registry Strengthens Support for Japanese Owners

International Registries, Inc. and its affiliates (IRI), which provide administrative and technical support to the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) Maritime and Corporate Registries, has appointed a new Technical Officer in its Imabari office, strengthening its support and services for the Japanese ship owning market.   “We now have more than 400 employees in our 27 offices worldwide and by hiring an extremely experienced technical officer in Imabari, who understands every aspect of vessel safety and day-to-day operations, we are upgrading our service commitment to our growing

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