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Tommy Olofsen Managing Director OSM Crew Management (Photo: OSM)

OSM Crew Management for Lauritzen Kosan Fleet

Global ship management company OSM Maritime Group said it has been awarded full crew management of Lauritzen Kosan’s entire fleet of liquefied gas tankers, including 26 refrigerated ethylene, semi-refrigerated and pressurised gas carriers.   OSM’s focus on the provision of personal service and expert seafarers, combined with delivering business efficiencies and economies of scale, has seen the company grow considerably in 2017. This latest contract ranks as its largest individual win of the year, bringing the number of vessels OSM provides services to far beyond the 500 mark. It

Lassen, Anderson Join OSM Board

 Jens Lassen, former head of Carnival Maritime and Donald Anderson, former CEO of V. Ships Group, have joined OSM Maritime Group as members of the board.   “Jens Lassen has extensive experience from the maritime industry and ship management in particular, from his years in senior management with companies like V. Ships, Stolt Nielsen, RCL and Carnival. Donald Anderson has more than 25 years in ship management, marine services, private equity and financial investments. Both Jens and Donald will play an important role in developing the strategy for OSM Maritime Group going forward

Bjoern Sprotte (Photo: OSM)

New Global Managing Director in OSM

Bjoern Sprotte has taken over the position as Global Managing Director for Technical Management & Services in OSM Maritime Group. Sprotte will be responsible for all technical management and services worldwide, working out of OSM’s Singapore office. He will focus on expanding and innovating the company’s range of services and thereby supporting the core business of OSM’s customers as a competent, reliable and transparent partner at all times. Sprotte has extensive international experience within the shipping industry and served as CEO Maritime Services at Rickmers Group

From right to left – OSM crew members Giliard Damasceno Miranda (Deck Operator), Wilton Pereira Gomes (Deck Operator) and Alex Fabiano de Figueiredo Oliveira paying attention to the instructions that Bruno Araujo (back) is going through (Photo: OSM)

OSM Officially On Board Statoil’s Peregrino

Efforts in Brazil are reinforced for OSM with more than 90 specialized offshore positions officially on board the Peregrino.   “OSM Brazil have successfully mobilized our crew on board the FPSO Peregrino,” says Tommy Olofsen, Managing Director of OSM Crew Management.  OSM Maritime Group (OSM) began its journey with Statoil’s Floating Production Storage Unit (FPSO) Peregrino back in early 2016.   However, increased efforts and investments in Brazil have been ongoing since 2013 – with multiple office locations, and an EBN Certification that marks the company

President /CEO Ventis, Jose Ramon R. Garcia (left), with Managing Director OSM Crew Management Ltd., Tommy Olofsen (right). (Photo: OSM)

‘K’ Line Partners with OSM for LNG Crewing

, Managing Director for OSM Crew Management.   When the two companies signed the strategic manning partnership agreement, Managing Director of “K” Line LNG Shipping (UK) Ltd., Yuzuru Goto, said, “We believe this to be an excellent partnership, from a supplier with a genuine maritime heritage, understanding of industry operations and aspirations and understanding of our corporate values and organizational culture. This gives us complete peace of mind for future compliance, dependability and importantly for ‘K’ Line’s safe and environmentally responsible operations

Paolo Croatto (Photo: OSM)

OSM Sees Offshore Activity Uptick

200 crew positions added since January 2017   The offshore supply industry is largely in turmoil, staring down issues with overcapacity, lay-ups, layoffs, industry restructuring and asset speculation happening on a broad scale.   OSM, a Norway based third-party management provider in the maritime industry, said it saw an increased number of vessels laid-up in 2016 with a reduction in the available offshore crew positions, but so far 2017 has been a different story.    “Vessels where OSM manage the crew have been entering back into operation and new vessels have come into

Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

UK Shipping Seeks to Double Seafarer Training Fund

.    The letter was also sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond and the Minister of State, Department for Transport, John Hayes.    The UK Chamber, in conjunction with Nautilus International, has submitted a proposal for the Government's existing Support for Maritime Training (SMarT) scheme to be extended.   “The Government’s review of SMarT recognised that change was necessary and recommended the level of support should increase from £15 million to around £30 million annually, to be competitive with other European Countries&rsquo

(Photo courtesy Damen)

Damen Buys shares in Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries

The Mangalia shipyard is located on the Black Sea coast. The yard is spread over an area of 980,000m2, has three drydocks with a total length of 982 metres and 1.6 kilometres of berthing space. The docks, with a width of between 48 and 60 metres, will provide Damen with capacity to cater for the largest maritime vessels and structures. As such, this move represents a strategic complement to Damen’s current shipyard portfolio.    Damen already owns a shipyard in Romania, in Galati on the banks of the River Danube, currently the group’s largest shipyard. Since joining Damen in 1999

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

Marc Warren (Photo: OBMP)

Warren Named OBMP Executive Director

The Oregon Board of Maritime Pilots (OBMP) has appointed Marc Warren as its new Executive Director.    Warren will work in partnership with the OBMP board members, state-licensed maritime pilots, shipping industry representatives and contractors, as well as with environmental, state and federal regulatory agencies and Oregon residents in an effort to implement the objectives and goals of OBMP.   Warren previously served as a regulatory specialist for the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and possesses 25 years of maritime leadership experience with the U.S. Coast Guard, serving as a

Menendez Joins Metro Group Maritime

Lisa Menendez will join the Metro Group Maritime team come mid-September 2016, bringing with her over 12 years of experience in the shipping line industry, 10 of which were working with the U.S Flag segment. She has worked with both the government and commercial customers booking cargo aboard U.S. Flagged vessels.   Metro Group Maritime, headquartered in New York City, is a commercial receivable management, debt recovery and consulting company focused on the maritime and transportation industry.

Gibbs & Cox Names Hans VP, Platform Solutions

maintain oversight of program deliverable quality in coordination with G&C technical Group Managers, as well as ensuring the professional development of program managers within the Group. The Platform Solutions Group provides ship design and naval architecture expertise to military and commercial maritime clients. Most recently, the Platform Solutions Group has served as the design agent for the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) in support of Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri's Marinette Marine Shipyard. The Platform Solutions Group is also designing the future U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter

Port Réunion to Become Strategic Maritime Hub

Visit of the President of the French Republic François Hollande to the Reunion Island Rodolphe Saadé intends to turn Port Réunion into CMA CGM Group strategic maritime hub in the Indian Ocean; New sourcing and export opportunities for the Reunion Island economic players; new strategic hub for CMA CGM at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa The CMA CGM Group announced Rodolphe Saadé, Vice-Chairman, was with President Hollande to Reunion Island to lay the cornerstone for the future Port of Reunion Island. During the ceremony, Rodolphe Saadé signed a

Tor E. Svensen (photo: DNV GL)

Svensen retires from DNV GL

Tor E. Svensen, Group Executive Vice President at DNV GL, has decided to retire effective from August 1, 2016. Svensen is a ubiquitous figure in maritime circles, and he will continue to work in the maritime industry and will, amongst other things, take up a role as professor at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, focusing on education and research related to safety at sea. Svensen’s career at DNV GL spanned more than 20years and saw him lead the Maritime Business for more than a decade.    “Tor has made an outstanding contribution to the company over these past 23 years

Maritime Careers Day - Flyer

Global Entities Convene for Maritime Career Day

The Malta Maritime Careers Day will see the participation of three eminent international entities in its first year of staging. These will be ICOMIA - the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, SNAME - The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers - based in Virginia, U.S. and the IMO International Maritime Law Institute. The objective of the Malta Maritime Careers Day is to bring together professionals, educators and leading industry players to discuss and encourage the improvement in academic and practical training for the common benefit of interested students, the industry

Kevin Hawes  (Photo: TMG)

Hawes Joins TMG

Kevin Hawes has started at  Seattle-based maritime services company and consultancy The Maritime Group (TMG) International Ltd., as Business Development Manager and Senior Consultant. Based at TMG’s London office at Victoria Embankment, he brings a wealth of commercial experience gained since leaving the British Royal Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1993. His appointment comes as TMG continues to grow, including a new website and recent ISO 9001 quality accreditation. Hawes' maritime experience was developed from 17 years in the Royal Naval Submarine Service to

The Impact of Decarbonization on Shipping Finance

line with the transition to a low-carbon economy. To fully achieve this, they must address the climate risks to hundreds of billions of dollars in shipping investments that will emerge as soon as 2023.” - Maurice Meehan, Director of Global Shipping Operation, Carbon War Room   At a Global Maritime Forum roundtable in London yesterday, the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and global NGO Carbon War Room, worked with shipping leads from major global financial institutions to explore the challenges of decarbonisation for ship financing.   With the launch of the report Preparing shipping

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