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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Trafigura Hires ex-Noble Crude Oil Trader

Trading house Trafigura has hired Dan Stirk, formerly a North Sea crude oil trader at commodity trader Noble Group, to join its crude desk, according to trading sources. Stirk started his new job this week, one of the sources said. He served as North Sea trader at Noble starting in July 2016, according to his LinkedIn page. The move comes after Chinese trader Unipec hired three former Noble employees to join its middle distillates desk in London. Reporting by Ahmad Ghaddar

Rafael Cigarruista (Photo: The Liberian Registry)

Liberia Registry Makes Key Appointments

; joins the Registry from Sparrow Marine, a shipping audit and consulting company which he founded.   Also in the US, Kevin Smith has been appointed Manager for Vessel Compliance in the Liberian Registry’s Houston office. Smith, who was previously Regulatory Compliance Manager with Noble Drilling Services, will oversee the regulatory compliance of vessels and managers operating in the Gulf of Mexico.  

Chad Fuhrmann (Photo: Faststream)

Faststream Awards Inaugural Leadership Scholarship

State University’s E.J. Ourso College of Business Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute. Fuhrmann is the business director for the Americas at Maritime Assurance and Consulting, Ltd. (MAC), where he is responsible for all U.S. operations. He previously held leadership roles at DNV GL, GL Noble Denton, and Oceaneering International. Fuhrmann has nearly 20 years of experience in the marine industry and was a commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy Individual Ready Reserve. Eric Peters, managing director, Americas, Faststream Recruitment Group, said, “Chad’s impressive employment

Orlando  Ashford

Orlando Ashford is President, Holland America Line

and the industry alike.”   “Holland America Line is a remarkable and highly respected company that delivers exceptional experiences and indelible memories of joy and adventure to their guests,” said Ashford, newly appointed president of Holland America Line. “It’s a noble mission, and I am eager to get to work with this talented group of service-minded employees to unleash new ideas while building on the success of this thriving global business.”   Ashford will oversee Holland America Line’s sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and

Dr. Andreas Strecker was named CFO, Deutz AG. (Photo: Deutz)

Deutz Names Strecker CFO

Dr. Andreas Strecker, 56, was appointed as a member of the Board of Management of DEUTZ AG, effective 1 March 2018, and will assume responsibility for Finance, Purchasing, Human Resources and Information Services from 1 April 2018. He succeeds former CFO Dr. Margarete Haase, 64, whose contract ends on April 30 2018. Dr. Strecker previously worked in managerial positions in the Bus and Controlling units of the Daimler Group, most notably for many years as the President and CEO of Daimler Buses North America. More recently, he was the CFO at Novoferm Group for four years, before becoming CEO of Solaris

Photo: Crowley

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group announced that it is reorganizing and establishing new leadership to better serve customers in need of engineering, project management and government services.  Solutions is the company’s dedicated, full-service engineering, project management and government services team, reporting to Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services. Jay Edgar, who is new to Crowley, has been appointed vice president and leader of the company’s newly formed engineering services team, which encompasses all

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ZIM Hires Geffen as Chief Digital Officer

Israel's largest cargo shipping firm ZIM has hired Liav Geffen to serve in the newly created position of chief digital officer (CDO).   “The new Digital Unit in ZIM will drive the digital transformation the company has already embarked upon,” said ZIM president & CEO, Eli Glickman. “We intend to foster innovation and technology across the board, impacting every aspect of our operations. Our vision is to combine top-notch technological solutions with a personal and dedicated service to our customers.”   Over the last eight years, Geffen was VP Marketing of

Jeremy D. Thigpen, President & CEO

Executive Changes at Transocean

energy and financial services industries in both the United States and South Africa.  Prior to Atwood, Mr. Mey was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Scorpion Offshore Ltd. He also held positions of increasing responsibility during his 12 years with offshore driller Noble Corporation, including Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Mey earned an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. He is a Chartered Accountant and attended the Harvard Business School Executive Advanced Management Program

MAJ Celebrates Day of the Seafarer

; 2015. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the campaign to raise awareness about seafarers and the seafaring career.    “On this day, we salute seafarers all over the world and urge bright young students to ‘dip their feet’ in the grand opportunities presented by this noble profession.”  

Gerardo Borromeo (Photo: ICS)

New Training Record Books for the Philippines

to use a special version of the existing ICS/ISF books to help them meet fully their obligations under STCW 2010, before the IMO deadline at the end of next year.” On behalf of the Maritime Industry Authority, (MARINA), Dr Max Mejia, Administrator added: “MARINA is pleased to support this noble project of the ICS and FSA. The ICS Training Record Book serves as an excellent tool to help guide the competency development and career advancement of our future Filipino global maritime professionals.”  

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WEC, MTL Partnership Saves 135 Engineering Jobs

 WEC Group has funded a partnership deal to acquire the business and certain assets of metal manufacturing specialist MTL Group out of administration, saving 135 jobs. The Administrators of MTL Group Limited chose the deal offered by WEC Group as the best option. It will allow the South Yorkshire company to move forward with WEC as a new force in the U.K.’s fabrication and engineering sector. MTL Group encountered difficulties on a large overseas defence contract which resulted in losses and cash flow problems. Despite best efforts to secure new investment or a sale of the company

Guy Tomlinson (Photo: BMT)

BMT Hires Strategy Director Tomlinson

BMT has appointed Guy Tomlinson as Group Capability and Strategy Director.   Tomlinson joins BMT from QinetiQ where he led a 35-strong business development team as UK Sales Director. He brings to the role experience from across the maritime, defense, cyber and information and training domains, as well as leading on several sales and business development transformation programs. Prior to joining QinetiQ, Tomlinson served in the Royal Air Force for 23 years as an engineer officer, with operational tours in Iraq, Kosovo and the Falkland Islands. A Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the IET, Guy is

Richard Smith, CEO

Smith Appointed Ferguson Group CEO

Ferguson Group announced the appointment of Richard Smith to lead its executive team.   This appointment follows on from the acquisition of Ferguson Group by the global supply-chain logistics company, Brambles Limited, in September 2014.   Richard Smith will act as Chief Executive Officer of Ferguson Group during the period of transition into Brambles, and reports to Jason Rabbino, Group President of Brambles’ Containers segment.   Smith joined the Ferguson Group in 2012 as Group Finance Director and has played an important role as a member of the company’s Board of

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen and Tor E. Svensen (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Rejigs Top Deck

DNV GL Group has appointed Tor Svensen as Group Executive Vice President.  Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen will succeed Tor Svensen as Chief Executive Officer of its Maritime business area. Both will report to the incoming Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen, starting August 1, 2015.   Ørbeck-Nilssen has served as COO and Senior Vice President of DNV GL’s Maritime business area since 2013. He will now take on the new role as CEO and continue to operate out of the maritime headquarter in Hamburg, Germany.   Tor E. Svensen has been the CEO and President of DNV GL - Maritime

Capt. Deepak Arora Photo Elektrans Shipping

Arora Promoted to MD of Elektrans Shipping

Elektrans Group has promoted Capt. Deepak Arora to Managing Director of Elektrans Shipping Pvt. Ltd. Arora has been with the Elektrans Group for four years during which he has served in several executive positions within Elektrans. Arora will take the helm and lead the group's shipping portfolio, which is going through a phase of consolidation, organizational adjustment, internationalism as rapidly expansion of its tanker owned fleet. Arora will report directly to the Group CEO of Elektrans Group.  

Evac Names Rudling President, Offshore and Merchant

Evac Group has appointed Claes Rudling as global Business Area President, Offshore and Merchant, effective January 23, 2017. Rudling will continue as CEO of Uson Marine, which was acquired by Evac Group in December 2016.   Rudling is a member of the Evac Group Management Team. He is based in Stockholm and reports to Tomi Gardemeister, President and CEO of Evac Group.   Evac Group is aprovider of integrated waste, wastewater, and water management systems for the marine, offshore and building industries.

Dene Heywood

3sun Group Appoints Commercial Director

3sun Group, a specialist provider of products and services to the global energy industry, has appointed Dene Heywood as commercial director. Operating in the oil and gas and wind sectors both onshore and offshore, 3sun Group is an established supplier of control panels for offshore oil and gas subsea and platform applications, as well as the installation, inspection and maintenance of wind turbines. Dene Heywood joins 3sun Group after 14 years as group finance director and company secretary for Gardline Shipping Ltd where he contributed to identifying and developing areas of growth within the