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Marcus Höglund (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Eyes US West Coast Cruise Business

of its management team in Finland to head its Seattle operation, in a move aiming to expand West Coast activities and provide a new focus for its U.S. cruise ship customer base.Marcus Höglund, Foreship Senior Vice President Engineering Services, will take up a position as Head of Operations North America, Foreship LLC with effect from October 8 to lead a team including existing staff in Seattle and in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office.Höglund has worked worldwide in the cruise sector throughout a 20-plus year career and was one of Foreship’s founders in 2002, playing

Tim Haas (Photo: CMA CGM)

Haas Named COO at CMA CGM America

Canada, including direct management of the Greens Port Industrial Park in Houston and its 200 employees until 2016.Most recently Haas was the Senior Advisor, Port and Terminal Sector of InstarAGF, a fund that has raised over $750 million to invest in ports, terminals, and transportation projects in North America

Greg Tuthill (Photo: SeaCube Container Leasing)

Tuthill Named COO of SeaCube Container Leasing

recently serving as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Americas Region, for CMA CGM, Tuthill brings 30 years of industry experience to this position. He began his career with American President Lines, Ltd in 1988 where he held several positions in marketing and sales before heading up North America Operations for APL, Ltd. After leaving APL, he continued to expand the depth and breadth of his responsibilities at NYK Line and later at TOTE Logistics.Tuthill is a graduate of State University Maritime College and holds a master’s degree in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University

Dario Deste named Fincantieri Marine Group President and CEO

Fincantieri Marine Group Announces CEO Succession

for Business Development‐Naval, before being appointed as President and CEO of Fincantieri Marine Group the following May.Deste, A former Navy officer, has nearly 30 years of industry experience, including 11 years with Fincantieri. Since 2014 Dario has been CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, a company providing maintenance and repair support services on several U.S. Navy programs.Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated, “I would like to thank Francesco for building up our presence in the United States and preparing us for an even greater future. We wish him the best

Photo: Sailors’ Society

Half a Million Seafarers Benefited from 'Ship Visitor' App

the seafarers into the city for a well-earned break from their duties and the intensity of life on board.”The network of organizations using the app has grown since it launched in 2015. Furthermore, Sailors’ Society now has an affiliate program for maritime welfare providers in North America, which includes: Houston International Seafarers’ Center, the Ministry to Seafarers in Montreal, Saugenay International Seafarers’ Ministry and most recently International Seafarers’ Center in Brunswick, Georgia.Jan Kubisa from the Houston International Seafarers’ Center

Mark Montgomery (Photo: Ports America)

Montgomery Named CEO of Ports America

Board of the National Association of Waterfront Employers, the North Atlantic Ports Association and the General Stevedoring Council.Concurrent with the transition, Dave Starling will assume the responsibility of chairman of the board of directors. Starling has more than 40 years of experience in the North American rail, intermodal and global shipping logistics industries. Most notably, he served as the CEO of Kansas City Southern (KCS), a publicly traded Class I railroad. He currently serves on the board of directors of Greenbrier, an international railcar manufacturing and leasing company. Prior to KCS

AGCS Makes Leadership Changes in North America

Allianz Group’s specialist corporate insurer Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) announced today that effective December 31, Henning Haagen will take over as North American Regional Head of Specialty Lines, and Rich Soja will become the North American Regional Head of Marine. These appointments follow the retirement of John Barnwell after more than 20 years with the company. While taking on these new responsibilities, both Haagen and Soja will continue in their current roles as Northeast Zone Executive in the U.S. and Global Head of Inland Marine, respectively.     Sin

Patrik Ziegler (GNAL)

New Managing Director for GAC North America

Industry veteran Patrik Ziegler has been appointed Managing Director of GAC North America – Logistics (GNAL). He brings to the role more than 30 years’ experience in logistics and oil and gas.   In his new role, Ziegler is tasked with overseeing the continuing expansion of GAC’s integrated logistics services throughout North America. He is based at the company’s main office in Houston. The Group also serves the U.S. logistics market through its offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.    

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

Deutz Names Strecker CFO

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 Bus & Coach and working as a strategic consultant. “We are delighted to have appointed someone as our new CFO of DEUTZ AG who has considerable international industry experience and extensive

Chelsea Fairbank (Photo: SBG Systems)

Fairbank Joins SBG Systems’ Sales Team

MEMS-based inertial motion sensing solutions supplier SBG Systems has hired Chelsea Fairbank as Sales Engineer in North America. She will team up with Jack Mawson, Sales Manager North America at the company’s U.S. office in Huntington Beach, Calif. and will be in charge of the marine and education segments.   Fairbank has an extensive background in the hydrographic industry, starting her career as hydrographic surveyor. During her five years with Fugro, she worked on international hydrographic and cable route surveys working with a broad range of Inertial Navigation Equipment integrated

Eddie Aston (Photo: CEVA Logistics)

CEVA Appoints Managing Director for UK, Ireland and Nordics

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 cluster's head office at Ashby-de-la-Zouch in the Midlands and he succeeds Michael O'Donoghue who has been promoted to head of CEVA's North America cluster.  

Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd North America President Freese Retires

 Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America, will be retiring after almost five decades with Hapag-Lloyd.    Freese began his career in the shipping company in 1971 with an apprenticeship to become a shipping agent. In recent decades, he has held management positions in several locations, including Germany, Indonesia, Great Britain and the U.S.    Since 2009, Freese has led this region headquartered in Piscataway, near New York City. Following a transitional period, he will be succeeded on April 1, 2018 by Uffe Ostergaard, who joined Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017 following

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service department and purchasing director within Volvo Penta of the Americas. Kelleher previously held purchasing and quality positions at Ford Motor Company in the U.K. and Visteon Corporation in the U.S. He earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering

The signing of the letter of intent to close the TCP transaction was held in the Federal Senate of Brazil. Photo courtesy China Merchants Group

CMPort Acquires Container Terminal in Brazil

not only the first investment of CMPort in Latin America, but also the first M&A in mature port assets overseas with controlling stake. Since then, TCP has officially become a subsidiary of CMPort, which is a gesture of the Company's overseas port network expansion from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America to Latin America, achieving a full coverage in five continents and taking an important step towards becoming a world's leading comprehensive port service provider. TCP is the 2nd largest container terminal in Brazil, with existing design capacity of 1.5million TEUs and 2.4million TEUs  by

Tom Bell, President and CEO Rolls-Royce Photo courtesy Rolls-Royce

Bell Named President & CEO Rolls-Royce North America

 Rolls-Royce announced the appointment of Tom Bell as President and CEO of Rolls-Royce North America, a post he will hold alongside his current position as President – Defence. Bell's appointment follows the decision of Marion Blakey to retire at the end of June after serving a three year term. Chief executive Warren East said, “To support our ambitions in the [North America] region, we have made significant investments including at our facility in Indianapolis, where we are currently undertaking the largest single investment that Rolls-Royce has made in the U.S. since we acquired

BAE Systems Names Wolstenholme MD in the UK

directly to Chief Executive, Charles Woodburn.   Wolstenholme joins BAE Systems from Crossrail Ltd., where he led Europe's largest infrastructure project for the last seven years. He has extensive experience in business leadership and delivering major engineering projects in the U.K., Asia and North America, including the delivery of Heathrow Airport's Terminal 5

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

.” In fact, there are six Texas A&M Galveston graduates working at BP Shipping, including Long.With a staff of 390 and 1,270 BP Maritime Services Officers, BP Shipping has main offices in Sunbury and Canary Wharf in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Houston and Chicago serving Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific. The company brings more than 100 years of expertise in providing a variety of skills such as seafaring, engineering, chartering and legal services to manage shipping risks and deliver innovative and agile marine solutions.Long says that summer training cruises with the Texas

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