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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Peter Fetten (Photo: MV WERFTEN)

Fetten Named CEO at MV WEFTEN

MV WERFTEN as of May 1, 2018. Jarmo Laakso will remain as Managing Director and step into the position of COO to focus on cruise shipbuilding.Fetten was previously the Senior Vice President of Corporate Ship Refits at Carnival Corporation & PLC for the past nine years. He was also Vice President Newbuilding and Fleet Design of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for eight years and held several executive positions during his 16 years at Blohm+Voss Shipyard. Fetten is also a past member of the board of directors of Grand Bahamas Shipyard and has worked together with Laakso at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Janne Luukkonen (© MV WERFTEN)

MV WERFTEN Promotes Luukkonen

. He is a member of the senior management, responsible for all shipbuilding projects, and reports to CEO Jarmo Laakso.   Luukkonen was previously a member of the Meyer Werft management team in Turku, Finland. Now as director, he is responsible for the project management of MV WERFTEN’s newbuilding program.   “Tomorrow we will deliver the first vessel under the flag of MV WERFTEN: Crystal Bach, the world’s most luxurious river ship. Crystal Mahler is to follow next month. Delivery of numbers three and four of the Rhine Class is scheduled for spring 2018. Production of

Steen Nygaard Madsen (Photo: Thome)

Thome Appoints Tanker Fleet COO

as well as his time with A.P Moller in Copenhagen where he was operationally responsible for a large section of its fleet. Previously, he was also Technical Director for Nordic Tankers/Herning-Shipping . According to Thome, Madsen also adds leadership knowledge and hands-on experience in overseeing newbuilding projects from various yards in Denmark, Germany, Korea and China. thome.com.sg  

Mingfa Liu (Photo courtesy of the Wallem Group)

Liu Joins Wallem Ship Management China

. Speaking of the appointment, Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty said, “We have the opportunity to provide a wider range of maritime solutions to clients, and build a stronger local client base in China. As a shipbuilding and ship owning country, China offers opportunities for ship management, newbuilding supervision, ship agency, procurement services, lifeboat repair and maintenance, technical and crewing services and much more, Wallem noted

Photo: Oldendorff

Oldendorff to Open Copenhagen Office

start with chartering, operations, marine accounting and vetting.   Oldendorff currently has offices in 17 locations globally and operates a fleet of more than 600 vessels ranging in size from Handysize (35,000 tdw) up to Newcastlemax (210,000 tdw).   In 2013, the company embarked on a newbuilding program with more than 50 eco ships under construction or delivered. In 2016 the company took delivery of 13 eco newbuildings and purchased an additional 20 bulk carriers.  

Jan-Erik Räsänen (Photo: Foreship)

Räsänen Joins Foreship

on the application of digitalization, hybrid, battery and fuel cell technologies in shipping, for which he is widely known in the maritime sector, drawing on a career in energy efficiency and retrofits.   In a 20-year period with ABB that included extensive managerial experience in both newbuilding and retrofits, Mr Räsänen ultimately became Head of New Technologies for the group’s Marine business. He played a leading role in advancing energy management and decision support through software and the adoption of battery technologies on working vessels, with landmark projects

Mark Charman

Top 10 Trends in Maritime Recruitment

sector is bonkers! With more than 90 cruise ships being built, new types of vessels and new types of companies entering the market, hiring in cruise will continue to go crazy! However, it is not a case of 'if you build it they will come' for cruise, with demand already outstripping supply for Cruise newbuilding talent. When it comes to hiring on-board, companies are increasingly having to look outside of the sector, whether they are hiring a Captain or a Chef De Parties. A major threat to cruise would be the return of the offshore sector where officers may jump ship for the higher salaries and shorter

“I think our industry has to take a more proactive role in cleaning ourselves up, instead of simply defending ourselves and trying to say it’s not that bad. It is going to be expensive and the cost of transportation is going to increase, but I think the world understands that.”  -Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., Chairman and CEO,  Crowley Maritime Corporation

The Crowley Way

to its oil major customers to know their needs in regards to transport. “I think my dad and his management team found very unique designs of equipment, built a whole bunch and then they went and found opportunities,” Crowley said. “We’ve taken a different tack in our recent newbuilding program, with costs being a lot higher than they were in the 1970s. We have to take a hard look at new technologies and the efficiencies they offer in terms of crewing and fuel. We have to look at the deployment of more specialized assets that have specific purposes instead of a more general vessel

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