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V.Group Showcases Seafarer App, Manila Training Facilities

a leading provider of marine support services, has announced that it will unveil a new app for seafarers as well as an upgraded training center in Manila as progress accelerates on Project Embark, a program designed to transform the way the leading supplier of independent ship management and related marine services handles crewing for its pool of 44,000 seafarers.The app will enhance the seafarers’ experience, while enabling V.Group to utilize regularly updated seafarer data to improve crewing performance and assist in planning. The app will provide a seamless experience to support professional developmen

Top (left to right): Jeremy Troughton, General Manager - Marine Leisure & Events, GAC UK and Wynne Raymond, General Manager - Shipping, GAC UK; bottom (left to right): Adrian Henry, General Manager - Oil, Gas & Renewables, GAC UK and Mark Horton, General Manager - Freight Services, GAC UK (Photos: GAC)

GAC UK Announces New Senior Management

Shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC UK has appointed four General Managers to strengthen its core services and commercial focus.“Each of the General Managers brings a wealth of experience to their respective role,” said Herman Jorgensen, Managing Director of GAC UK. “The new structure evidences our commitment to providing the best possible products and service to the Oil, Gas and Renewables, Shipping, Freight, Marine Leisure and Events sectors we serve and heralds in an exciting new era for GAC UK.”Jeremy Troughton, General Manager - Marine Leisure and

Chris Williams (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Williams Joins Phoenix in GM Role

Marine services contractor Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that Chris Williams has joined the company as general manager (GM) of its Norfolk, Va. office.In addition to his GM duties, Williams will manage Phoenix’s U.S. Navy Diving Services Contract, providing underwater ship repair capability to U.S. Navy ships worldwide.Williams is a retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer and diver with extensive experience coordinating technically challenging marine engineering projects around the globe. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)

Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO

Mdawe has been appointed as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective May 21, 2018. She takes over the role recently vacated by Phyllis Difeto and briefly held in an acting capacity by Moshe Motlohi.The role of TNPA COO has been expanded and will include: Marine Services, Aviation Services and Pilotage, Continuous Improvement, Port Planning, Lighthouses, SHE & Risk, Security, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Dredging Services, Ship Repair, Port Control and Port Maintenance.Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)Mdawe has most recently served as Secretary General

Junshan Zou (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Names Zou Managing Director for China

V.Group said it has appointed Junshan Zou to build, lead and drive V.Group’s activities in China, including business development, ship management and marine services.“We have made a long-term commitment to growing our business in China,” said Alastair Evitt, Group Managing Director for V.Group’s Ship Management East division. “This new role will enable us to focus our efforts on growing all aspects of V.Group’s business including expanding our pool of Chinese seafarers to meet the future growth needs of the market.”Zou has more than 20 years’ experience

Britannia Appoints Exclusive Correspondent in Taiwan

of service” said Andrew Cutler, CEO Britannia.  He added that “2018 will see further initiatives in Japan, which we will announce in due course”.   In another development, and after many years of representing Britannia in Taiwan, Capt. Mike Chiang, the founder of Chiang Marine Services (CMS), has decided to retire.   CMS’s Exclusive Correspondent role is therefore passing to a successor company, B Taiwan P&I Correspondent Co., Ltd. which will be headed by Ms Euly Luo who is well known Britannia’s Membership in Taiwan, having served with CMS for 30 years

Milford Haven's simulator suite has the potential to put you at the helm of any marine vessel, in any port. (Photo: MPHA)

Tug Safety Training Offered at Port of Milford Haven

from across Britain. The Navigation Suite, based at Milford Waterfront, creates highly realistic computer-generated versions of any port in the world, giving trainees the opportunity to take the controls of any vessel, including tugboats, to practice scenarios. Tug skippers from Williams Marine Services and Teignmouth Harbor Commission spent two days undertaking theory based safety training and working on simulated ‘as real’ scenarios within the port. Training focused on the dangers around small conventional tug handling, the importance of good communication between pilots and tug

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Crowley Shipping Announces Management Team

, based in Jacksonville, was previously vice president, marine operations, managing both the international liner chartered vessels and the domestic Puerto Rico liner services vessels, as well as shore-side marine support operations.     Johan Sperling, vice president, marine services, will lead ship assist and tanker escort services as well as oversee the ocean-class tug and flat-deck barge fleets, which provide specialized cargo transportation. Based in Seattle, Sperling was previously vice president of marine solutions, and managed Jensen Maritime, Crowley’s naval

Glenn Hong (Photo: Saltchuk)

Hong to Take up New Role at Saltchuk

within our organization, he is a valued and respected member of the Hawaii business community. We are grateful for his contributions at Young Brothers and are looking forward to his new role at Saltchuk.”   Young Brothers has not yet named a successor for Hong, though Saltchuk said its marine services business, Foss Maritime, is expected to make an announcement in the coming months.   Foss Maritime president John Parrott recognized Hong’s service and accomplishments: “We take this moment to honor Glenn – for his dedication, his deep employee, community and industry

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Harley Marine Hires Adlakha as CFO

Harley Marine Services is pleased to welcome Sterling Adlakha to its executive team where he will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer.   A graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Sterling served 10 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. He began his career as an engineer on a 210' cutter before moving to the West Coast and becoming a double-ended marine inspector and plank owner of the country's first Sea Marshal program following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He later earned a Masters of Business Administration and International Business Diplomacy Certificate from the McDonough School of

Gwynneth Hall (Photo: Stone Marine Services)

Stone Marine Services Names Hall Operations Manager

Stone Marine Services has promoted Gwynneth Hall to the position of Operations Manager. She will be responsible for operations across all the Stone Marine Services Group companies and report to the Directors.   Hall, who has a degree in business and finance, has been with the company for the last 14 years during which time she has held positions in Accounts, Service Co-ordination and Management, and Human Resources.

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Abu Dhabi Ports Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day

, amongst those are Aisha Hassan Al Marzouqi and Laila Al Bishr, the first two women to operate dock cranes at Khalifa Port, Afra Salem Al Marzouqi the first Emirati to operate forklifts at Khalifa Port. Fawziya Hasan Al Dhaheri is the first Emirati woman to work as VTS operator within Abu Dhabi Marine Services "SAFEEN" and Sahar Rasti is the first woman to work at ‘SAFEEN’ and the first to obtain a certificate from the International Association of Marina Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse “IALA”.  

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Emirati Women Graduate Abu Dhabi Maritime Training Center

their practical experience by completing tasks on board vessels.   With this achievement, the first Emirati woman who successfully passed Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) IALA course Fawziya Al Dhaheri, who is considered to be the first Emirati woman to work as VTS operator within Abu Dhabi Marine Services “SAFEEN”. Through the participation of the Emirati women in the maritime, the country has seen a rise in Emirati women’s’ contribution to the economy and the delivery of Vision 2030.   Emirati women have made progressive achievements in many sectors throughout

Fifty Years of Seafarer Training in the South Pacific

South Pacific. Although some 13,700 kilometers lie between Hamburg and the school in Tarawa, these places are closely connected.    Hamburg Süd cofounded the school for training seafarers 50 years ago. The company is also the managing partner of the joint venture SPMS (South Pacific Marine Services GbR), which brokers the placement of trained seafarers with the partner shipping companies. In addition to Hamburg Süd, the sponsors of training, and Kiribati’s largest employers, include the shipping companies Aug. Bolten, F. Laeisz, Fisser & van Doornum, Leonhardt & Blumberg

Dorothy Shepherd (Photo: Bibby Offshore)

Shepherd Joins Bibby Offshore's Renewables Team

supporting infrastructure.   In her new role, Shepherd will be instrumental in the delivery of new business in the renewables sector. The position includes supporting existing business development and tendering efforts, while collaborating with Bibby Offshore’s sister companies Bibby Marine Services, which offer SOV and Walk to Work vessels and Bibby HydroMap, which offer a range of seabed survey services. The appointment follows the formation of Bibby Offshore’s new business optimization team, led by Graeme Wood, as part of the company’s strategic growth strategy. The primary

Gustaf Kristiansson (Photo: Markel International)

Markel International Appoints Kristiansson in Singapore

Markel International Singapore, the specialist insurer, has appointed Gustaf Kristiansson as marine underwriter based in Singapore.   Kristiansson joins the Singapore office from Markel International’s Sweden office where he held the same position. Prior to that, he was located in Dubai, UAE working for Gulf Agency Co., an international shipping logistics and marine services company. Kristiansson brings with him more than 10 years of shipping and marine insurance experience.    

Global Opens New Alaska Office

operations with the addition of a new office in Juneau, Alaska. The new Juneau office will support southeast Alaska through several of Global’s primary service lines: marine construction, marine salvage and emergency response, diving operations and more.   Global has been providing marine services in southeast Alaska for years through its Anchorage and Pacific Northwest offices; the new Juneau office is being established in response to client requests for a dedicated base, which will bolster the capacity of operations in that region.   Bill Akan, a longtime member of the Global

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