Falck Safety Services, Simwave Partner on Training
handling. Thanks to the co-operation with Falck Safety Services, we are able to offer tailor-made products and services in the maritime domain for each subsector, as well as a total solution. It also allows us to share specific knowledge. This is also cost-effective for shipping companies," says Joost van Ree, commercial director and co-founder of Simwave.
Asahi/America Promotes Van
Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. has promoted Rodney Van to industrial business development manager for the eastern and central regions effective January 1, 2017. Based out of North Carolina, Van will lead Asahi/America’s sales efforts of industrial single wall and double wall piping systems for chemical service. Van has been with Asahi/America for 27 years in various roles; most recently as district sales manager in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
Verkuyl New CEO at Feadship Royal Van Lent Yard
Jan-Bart Verkuyl has been appointed the new CEO of Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard, where he will have overall responsibility for the day to day operations of the current operation in Kaag, its subsidiaries and the second new yard in Amsterdam when it opens in 2018. Dick van Lent has stepped down from official duties after over forty years of service, although he will continue to offer his invaluable experience to the Feadship cause. A passionate sailor who has participated for many years in national and international regattas, Verkuyl started his career as project manager at the renowned
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
Global Ship Lease Expands Board of Directors
Global Ship Lease, Inc. (GSL) announced today the appointment of Alain Wils and John van de Merwe to the company's board of directors, increasing the board to six members. Wils and van de Merwe were appointed by the existing Board of Directors following their nomination by the company's largest shareholder, CMA CGM. Wils currently serves as a consultant in the shipping and logistics industries, with more than 40 years of experience. After serving as Chairman and CEO of Sceta International, a European logistics and freight forwarding company, Wils was a Managing Director and then Executive Board
Marcel van Galen Joins CG/LA Infrastructure
Marcel van Galen has joined global infrastructure market maker CG/LA Infrastructure as Managing Director, Business Development. In addition to bringing sales leadership to CG/LA, van Galen will be responsible for shaping the sales team and optimizing the customer sales experience. An executive leader with over 25 years of sales and business development experience, Van Galen brings to his new role an extensive background in building businesses around data, analysis, market insights and developing long-term strategic business relationships. Prior to joining CG/LA, van Galen was a partner
Rotterdam Port Fund Supports Tagpoint Training
Investor Rotterdam Port Fund has taken an interest in Tagpoint Training bv, a Rotterdam technology company that has developed a unique digital platform for offering online modules for safety training. Tagpoint Training is the first to offer training that focuses on behavioral change. This makes Tagpoint innovative in the area of safety awareness training. Tagpoint Training provides high quality attractive and insightful online modules for safety training. The modules contain game elements, questions, photos, drawings, videos and exercises. These training modules were developed in collaboration with
Roozendaal to head MacGregor Business Area
Michel van Roozendaal (M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering; MBA INSEAD, Fontainebleau; b. 1963) has been appointed President of the MacGregor business area. He will be a member of Cargotec's Executive Board and report to President and CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Michel van Roozendaal joins from Ingersoll-Rand where he has been heading the Thermo King Global Marine, Rail and Bus businesses. Prior to this he has held global general management roles with companies such as United Technologies, Danaher, JCI and Honeywell. With over 25 years in technology businesses with exposure to product development
AKD Recruits Two Senior Execs
AKD said it has strengthened its position in the shipping and offshore sectors with the arrival of two senior executives. Pieter den Haan, a specialist in handling maritime casualties, with particular expertise in major collision cases as well as in salvage and wreck removal and insurance disputes, joins from Van Traa as a partner in AKD’s Transport & Energy team with effect from 1 July, 2015. Pieter also advises shipyards, shipowners and private clients in connection with shipbuilding and repair contracts, as well as dealing with the enforcement of claims against ships and ship arrests.
Two Directors Join Global Ship Lease’s Board of Directors
CMA CGM announced that following its nominations, Alain Wils and John Van de Merwe joined the Board of Directors of Global Ship Lease Inc. Wils currently serves as a consultant in the shipping and logistics industries, with more than 40 years of experience. He was managing director of the shipping group Delmas Vieljeux from 1982 to 1992. After serving as Chairman and CEO of Sceta International, a leading European logistics and freight forwarding company, Wils was a Managing Director and then Executive Board member of CMA CGM from 1996-2008. Van de Merwe provides consultancy services in transportat
Alphatron Marine Appoints Regional Manager
Alphatron Marine announced it has appointed Erik van Boom as country manager for the Euro border region Scheldemonden. With recent changes in Belgium, where Alphatron Marine has taken over the sales and service activities of maritime navigation and communication equipment of Astron NV, expansion in the region was required, the company said. In his new role, van Boom will leverage more than 25 years of experience in the maritime navigation and communication sector to help support the growth of Alphatron Marine.
New Industrial Director at Port of Rotterdam
Yvonne van der Laan will commence her duties as Director of Process Industry & Bulk Goods at the Port of Rotterdam Authority starting February 1, 2016. Van der Laan will succeed Bas Hennissen, who left in 2015. She brings to the role more than 20 years of experience in the petrochemical industry, the last 12 years in various management positions. Van der Laan began her career in 1995 at DSM Specialty Intermediates. As of 2000, she served in various positions for SABIC at the business units Hydrocarbons, Chemicals & Intermediates and PolyPropylenes, in that order.
Port of Rotterdam Appoints Matthijs as Logistics Manager
Matthijs van Doorn has been appointed as the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Logistics Manager as of 1 September 2016. Van Doorn joined the Port Authority team over a year ago as Business Manager Forwarding. His ambitions are in line with the Port Authority’s plan to develop the port of Rotterdam into Europe’s foremost logistics hub. Van Doorn, who fulfilled a number of positions at TNT (Express) before joining the Port Authority, will be succeeding Wouter van Dijk, who has accepted a position at ProRail. The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Logistics
SBM Offshore Nominates Wood as CFO
SBM Offshore has nominated D.H.M. Wood as a member of the management board and chief financial officer (CFO) to replace current CFO, P.M. van Rossum, who is set to retire. The company will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on November 30, 2016 where it will be proposed that Wood be appointed as a member of the management board for a period of four years until the 2021 AGM. Van Rossum will then step down 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
North P&I Club Names de Groot Vice Chairman
North P&I Club has appointed Job de Groot of Van Oord as its new vice chairman, succeeding Lars Christensen of Norden, who stood down from the role as well as from the club’s board at the directors’ meeting on November 5. de Groot first joined North as a director in 2006 and continues to serve on its group risk and audit committees. He is also a director of North’s fishing and aquaculture subsidiary Sunderland Marine. de Groot currently heads the legal and contracts department at Rotterdam-based Van Oord, one of the world’s leading dredging, marine engineering and
MCTC Signs Catering Training Contract with Exmar
Global training provider Marine Catering Training Consultancy (MCTC) has signed a two-year contract with EXMAR Ship Management, through its catering managers VAN HULLE Catering, to provide training to crew members on 34 of its ships. MCTC, which specializes in the training of multi-national crew all over the world on all aspects of cuisine and galley safety, made the agreement through VAN HULLE Catering, global specialists in maritime provision and services, based in Antwerp. Cyprus-based MCTC will focus on implementing its successful Catering Competency Development Program, using an
Atlas, Amplo Launch Partnership in South Africa and Namibia
Atlas Knowledge and its strategic partner Amplo Development Services have launched a new initiative that will bring internationally certified construction, commercial and oil & gas training to the burgeoning South African and Namibian energy industries. The alliance is in response to the soaring demand for accessible, affordable world-class training for the growing indigenous workforce in the rapidly developing energy regions. With certified training a pre-requisite to enter the industry, it will make specialist e-learning training and qualifications more readily accessible to South African and