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10,000 km Kayak Journey Ends in Istanbul

French students complete epic Mediterranean research expedition - Total Lubmarine sponsored 10,000km kayak journey which encompassed 14 months around the Mediterranean coast Two French students arrived yesterday (9th October) in Istanbul, finishing a 14 month epic 10,000km journey by sea kayak, having set off from Gibraltar in July 2013. Sponsored by leading marine lubricant supplier Total Lubmarine, the pair conducted important research into toxic algae and noise pollution in the Mediterranean. The journey, part of the Mare Nostrum Project, saw Louis Wilmotte and Douglas Couet paddle the whole

David Doig (Photo: OPITO)

Oil & Gas Skills Body Invests in Eastern Mediterranean

OPITO is to play a major role in helping Cyprus to become a regional centre of technical excellence for oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean. Following discussions with senior Cypriot government officials, the global oil and gas skills body has invested in a new office in Cyprus which opens its doors today (22 April 2015) in the presence of the British High Commissioner for Cyprus, Mr D R Todd. The Eastern Mediterranean is considered a new energy frontier with an estimated 122 trillion cubic feet of gas in the area. With additional exploration on the horizon and neighbouring countries such as

Laura Toplar

Glander Appoints New Trader to Dubai Office

, the appointment comes as Glander International Bunking expands its market presence globally after a year of immense growth, the company reported. Toplar has over a decade of experience working with trading houses in Turkey. She will bring knowledge of bunkering in Turkey, the Caspian Sea, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea to the Dubai branch of Glander International Bunkering.  

Marco Fumagalli is Continental Investment Partners' Managing Partner and a well known Italian Businessman

Sound Oil Appoints Marco Fumagalli as Non-exec Director

  Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream oil and gas company, announced the appointment with immediate effect of Marco Fumagalli as a Non Executive Director of the Company following the institutional investment announced on 25 April 2014.   Marco Fumagalli is Continental Investment Partners' Managing Partner and a well-known Italian businessman who was previously a Group Partner at 3i.  Marco is a 25% shareholder in Continental Investment Partners.   Last month, Sound said that Continental Investment Partners had completed its due-diligence and the investment agreement

Maritime Careers Day - Flyer

Global Entities Convene for Maritime Career Day

be addressing the ‘Day’. Since 2009 Wilfred Sultana & Associates (WSA) has organized three international seminars on the super yachts industry and Malta. This was done with the collaboration of the International Superyacht Society, the Professional Yachting Association and the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association with Transport Malta providing the local alliance. WSA were also responsible for a pre-election yachting industry forum in 2013. WSA are organizing the Maritime Careers Day 2014 in collaboration with Transport Malta and Tug Malta together with a team of Associate

Marseilles Fos Targets Antwerp Trade Potential

body Via Marseille Fos (VMF), which represents the port authority, port professionals and the chamber of commerce.  More than 20 Antwerp forwarders attended, including their association president, and were said to have expressed ‘real potential and interest’ in developing ties for Mediterranean trades.   The VMF delegation, which included personnel from ten local companies, highlighted the competitive transit times available from Marseilles Fos due to extensive maritime and rail connections - five daily services to the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, supported by 12

Alejandro Pla. Photo: Intermarine, LLC

Intermarine Appoints Alejandro Pla as Mexico Manager

the group and their clients.   In his role with Intermarine, Pla will match worldwide cargo opportunities with the Company’s regional chartering desks and work closely with line management on established routes. Intermarine’s three Americas liner services and the newly established Mediterranean Service will offer the opportunity to match Mexican ports with regularly scheduled sailings.   In addition to serving in various roles with shipping operators and agencies, Pla also brings deep multi-modal knowledge and experience having managed terminal, rail, and trucking logistics for

Morten Langthjem

Glander International Bunkering Hires Langthjem

new Sales Manager. Morten will begin working in Glander International Bunkering’s Dubai office.   Morten has previously worked as a Trading Manager in Gibraltar and has more than 17 years experience in the bunkering industry. He has an in-depth knowledge of supplies in Europe, the Mediterranean, the Black Sea, Africa and the Middle East as well as a large amount of experience in starting up new bunkering offices globally. At Glander International Bunkering, we are proud that we are able to attract such capacity to our team and look forward to continuing our development into the

Luca Madeddu, Sound Oil's Italian Managing Director

Sound Oil Promotes Italy MD to its Board

  Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream oil and gas company, is pleased to announce that Luca Madeddu, Sound Oil's Italian Managing Director, has been appointed to the Board with immediate effect.   Luca has been with Sound Oil since 2012 and brings over 24 years of experience in the upstream oil and gas industry with ENI, the major integrated energy company.  Luca is 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

Bart Reynolds (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Marine Names Reynolds President

to lead Seaspan’s Marine Division, Reynolds joins the company with more than 20 years of experience in leadership positions and senior management.    In the last 15 years, Reynolds has held positions in the offshore supply boat business in the United States, West Africa, the Mediterranean and Latin America, most recently serving as Vice President, Americas at GulfMark Offshore Inc. Prior to that, he worked at Tidewater Marine LLC as Area Manager, U.S. Operations.   Reynolds is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

Glander International Bunkering Announces Promotions

Indian subcontinent market, Abdur Rahman, who joined the Dubai office in 2013, has been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader.   Laura Toplar joined the Glander International Bunkering group in 2014 as Bunker and Lubricant Trader in Turkey, Russia, Ukraine and the Black and Mediterranean Sea, and has now been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader.     Elza Adamyan has also been promoted to Senior Bunker and Lubricant Trader and will continue to handle the regional areas of Middle East and Africa. Adamyan began her career with Glander International Bunkering

Guyson Kang (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Relocate Kand to Dubai

advantageous for the Glander International Bunkering group in terms of shared knowledge; with the Dubai team especially benefitting from Guyson’s expertise within Asian ports. Moreover, Guyson’s Asia Pacific clients will be better assisted with regional supply requirements in the UAE, Mediterranean and Black Sea.   The transition is also a primary example of the group’s mobility program, which allows employees to gain international experience and bring an integrated approach to practices as a result

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

Plan B Energy Storage (PBES) has announced Sven Thy Christensen has joined the firm to develop marine and power markets in the Mediterranean region. Christensen brings decades of experience of green solutions for ship efficiency, emissions reduction, and power generation including diesel and gas generation, wind, and solar energy.   Christensen comes from Odense Maritime Technology, where he held the position as Sales & Business Development Director. Prior to this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at

Photo: Hyundai Merchant Marine

HMM May Hire Foreign CEO for Revival

for appointment, saying it will not exclude "people who have no relation with HMM" including foreign experts.   The KDB chairman emphasized performance above anything else in recruitment of the new CEO.    The remark sparked speculation that executives from Maersk or the Mediterranean Shipping Company may be chosen to head the company. The world's two largest container shippers are members of the 2M vessel-sharing alliance, which HMM managed to sign a preliminary deal to join last week.   The KDB is already suffering criticism for "unsuccessful" appointments

James Parsons, Sound Oil's Chief Executive Officer

Sound Oil Rejigs Top Deck

Director in Italy.   The Company also announces the release of a revised investor presentation, available on its website.   James Parsons, Sound Oil's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our Moroccan country entry is the first transformational transaction in pursuit of our Mediterranean gas strategy. In anticipation of our operations on the Tendrara licence, with its multiple Tcf potential, and further growth in Morocco, I am very pleased to report that Luca has accepted this opportunity to lead our team in Rabat.  This enables us to retain the balance of our tight knit

Photo courtesy of Valletta Cruise

Valletta Cruise Port Announces New Appointments

towards the development and implementation of Valletta Cruise Port’s vision. Stephen Xuereb, Chief Executive Officer of Valletta Cruise Port plc, said that the team is being tasked with the delivery of Valletta Cruise Port plc’s vision to be one of the leading cruise ports in the Mediterranean, and ensuring that Valletta Waterfront remains a prime leisure destination. “Valletta Cruise Port is already rated very highly in terms of service delivery. Indeed for the fourth consecutive year, Valletta Cruise Port has been named as the Best Turnaround Port Operator 2014 by Cruise Insight

Jesper D. Rasmussen (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Opens Athens Office

, a global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, has opened a new office in Athens, Greece.   The new venture comes as part of the group’s broader growth strategy and desire to further develop its key markets. KPI Bridge Oil has been covering Mediterranean ports through its Istanbul and London offices for over four decades but the need for a physical presence in the important Greek market has become stronger in recent years.   The new Athens office which is KPI Bridge Oil’s second addition to the group this year, after taking over

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