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MOL Names Nakamura as SVP Transpacific, Caribbean and Latin Trade

Trade. For the Transpacific Trade, he will report to Richard Hiller, executive vice president, MOL Line and for the Caribbean and Latin Trade, he will report to Yutaka Hinooka, chief operating officer, MOL Liner, Ltd. Nakamura joined MOL in 1985, most recently serving as general manager of the MOL (Japan), Ltd. administrative group. He earned his undergraduate bachelor of law degree from Waseda University and has also held positions in container operations; import and export sales; sales, planning, and corporate operations; ports and terminals; liner planning; and marketing. Nakamura has served

Eiji Okazaki (Photo: LISCR)

Liberian Registry Names Tokyo Appointments

The Liberian Registry has appointed Eiji Okazaki as president of the Tokyo office operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR).   Okazaki was formerly president and CEO of Japanese ship owner and ship manager IMECS Co Ltd, a subsidiary company of the Japanese major trading house, ITOCHU Corporation. He has nearly forty years’ experience of working at an executive level in the shipowning and ship sales and purchase sectors in Japan, Korea, and Europe. He replaces Takeshi Okamoto, who will return to ClassNK in June after more than five

Shunichi Miyanaga (Photo: MHI)

MHI Welcomrd New Employees

Industries, Ltd. (MHI) held a ceremony  at Shinagawa Intercity Hall in Tokyo to formally welcome new employees joining the company this year.   President and CEO Shunichi Miyanaga addressed the new recruits, about to begin new lives as productive members of society, both as head of one of Japan's leading manufacturing companies and, on a more personal level, as an experienced participant in society. He indicated how they should prepare themselves to serve as MHI employees and expressed his high hopes and strong expectations for their future achievements.    Miyanaga began

Ned Hunter (Photo: Harrington Hoists)

Leadership Change at Harrington Hoists

, Inc.   As second-in-command at KITO Corporation, Hunter will lead eleven of KITO’s fourteen operating subsidiaries. China, Korea and Taiwan will remain a separate division. Hunter will also remain chairman of the Kito Americas, Inc. subsidiary. Hunter is the first individual from outside of Japan to serve in this position for the Tokyo based hoist and chain manufacturer.        Hunter joined Harrington Hoists, Inc. as President and CEO in 2004. He was later named President and CEO of Kito Americas, Inc. where he added the infrastructure necessary to serve the company&rsquo

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.  

ST Engineering Appoints Seng as Director

Securities Holdings Pte Ltd.  He was a senior banker for 26 years with Citibank before joining DBS in 2010 as Country Head, DBS Singapore. With Citigroup/Citibank, Mr Lim served Citigroup in various senior appointments in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, New York, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was a Japanese Government Monbusho scholar and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Yokohama National University, Japan.  

New SENER Directors for Asia and Pacific

has just been launched – and for developing engineering projects. Meanwhile, Guangwu Liu has been appointed as SENER’s Country Manager in China, reporting to Alfonso Cebollero, with the mandate to develop business in this country and enhance the contact with domestic customers. China, Japan and South Korea are currently the worldwide leaders in shipbuilding; combined, the three countries produce 90% of the world’s ships and SENER estimates that, in 2016, 40% of the Marine revenue will come from this region, which gives an idea of its strategic importance.  

Jeff Kelton

EBDG Names Kelton Field Liaison Engineer

and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the hire of Jeff Kelton as its Field Liaison Engineer in Ketchikan. Kelton is a naval architect with more than 38 years of industry experience. His background encompasses hands-on expertise in shipyards and ship design offices on the West Coast, Gulf Coast and in Japan. His vast experience includes project management, shipyard liaison engineering, structural engineering, high speed aluminum vessel design, structural designing to ABS-USCG-Det Norske Veritas-Japan JG Regulatory Standards, environmental engineering and waterborne transportation planning. Throughout

Photo: IMO

Japan Places Focus on Maritime Education

Maritime education and training in focus at Japan’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event   Present and future maritime education and training needs were the focus of an international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event hosted in Japan’s port city of Yokohama and its capital Tokyo, July 20-21. The event was held in conjunction with Japan’s Marine Day, a national holiday.    The opening session, held in Tokyo, was attended by Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, and addressed by Akihiro Ohta, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport

Chris Donzelli (Photo: Troy Container Line)

Troy Container Line Adds Midwest Sales Rep

, Global Account Manager of Troy Container Line.    Donzelli brings five years of experience in the freight industry to Troy Container Line. His professional affiliations include being certified with IATA & IMDG. A Chicago native, Donzelli is a distinguished graduate of Temple University Japan

Kenichi Okamoto (Photo: GAC)

GAC Japan Appoints Operations Manager

Kenichi Okamoto joins the GAC team to meet rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector   GAC Japan is expanding its team, five months after opening an operations office in Tokyo, to meet the rising demand for Oil and Gas and LNG-related ship agency services. Kenichi Okamoto has joined GAC Japan as National Operations Manager to take care of this growing business segment.   Acting as GAC Japan’s primary local interface, Okamoto will manage relationships with the company’s internal and external stakeholders on all ship agency matters. He brings to this role

Steve Williams  (Photo: Terma North America)

TNA Appoints Williams as President & CEO

this, Steve was Regional President for Lockheed Martin Continental Europe, and before that, Senior Director, Europe-Eurasia at Lockheed Martin Corporate.   Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, he was president of a security and telecommunications company, leading business partnerships in the U.S. and Japan.   As part of his 20 year military career,  Williams served four years as Foreign Area Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He holds a double MA in International Economics/Foreign Policy from John Hopkins University and a BSc in General

SBM Offshore Nominates Wood as CFO

as management board member and CFO.    Wood has worked at Royal Dutch Shell plc since 1993 in various financial and management positions, including as Vice President Finance & Planning Exploration (at Shell Upstream International) and most recently as CFO of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. in Japan, a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.    Wood obtained his degree in Classics in 1993 at Oxford University (Wadham College) and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants in 2006.   Wood will join the company per October 1, 2016

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

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

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”

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.

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