Sea IT Welcomes New Recruits
; Puonti holds an academic degree in network technology and security along with a CCNA certificate. He has previously worked at Ericsson, a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Sweden. The new team members will be stationed at the Sea IT headquarters in Sweden and travel on assignment to serve customers all over the world.
Aquaterra Names Hawkes Financial Director
Offshore engineering solutions provider Aquaterra Energy has appointed Nick Hawkes as Financial Director based at the company’s headquarters in Norwich. Hawkes has more than four years’ experience in the oil and gas industry and joins Aquaterra having spent nearly 20 years with Babcock International Group where he latterly held the position as Financial Director for 15 years. Hawkes graduated from Bournemouth University in 1987 with a BA (Hons) Business Studies. His appointment follows the announcement in July that Aquaterra Energy secured a multimillion pound investment
MSC Consolidates HQ in Norfolk
Military Sealift Command (MSC) received approval Oct. 30 to officially begin geographically consolidating at Naval Station (NS) Norfolk, Virginia, a single headquarters that since 2012 has been physically split between the Washington Navy Yard, D.C., and NS Norfolk. The consolidation is scheduled to be complete by the end of Fiscal Year 2019. Consolidating MSC headquarters staff in Norfolk helps streamline processes, maximize customer service with our Navy, and cut costs associated with maintaining two geographic headquarters' locations. Additionally, it collocates MSC with the other U.S.
Woo to Head HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s APAC Division
Henry Woo has been appointed to head up the Asia-Pacific (APAC) division at HANSA HEAVY LIFT, taking over from Joerg Roehl. Woo, who will be based at the shipping line’s Asia headquarters in Singapore, has two decades of experience in the supply chain and shipping industry, including senior roles with BBC Chartering, DHL Global Forwarding Management and DB Schenker, where he helped build teams in the region. Roehl, who was part of the company’s founding management team, decided to move back to Europe after almost six years with the organization. He will remain in close
Stream Marine Training Building New HQ
U.K. safety training company Stream Marine Training (SMT) has broken ground on a major project to refurbish its newly purchased 20,000 sq ft headquarters at Glasgow Airport. SMT was founded in 2014 by Martin White at smaller premises at Glasgow Airport. SMT specializes in providing firefighting, sea survival, rescue craft and health & safety courses to the maritime, oil and gas, renewables and construction sectors. In just two years SMT has grown turnover rapidly to circa £2 million with 22 full-time staff and 15 consultants. Clients include Disney Cruises, Caledonian MacBrayne and
UK Chancellor Visits NorSea Group HQ
U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne toured NorSea Group’s U.K. headquarters during a visit to Aberdeen this week. During the tour, Walter Robertson, MD of NorSea Group, gave the Minister an update on the work the company is carrying out in support of the subsea, construction and decommissioning sectors. NorSea Group provides a vendor consolidation service at its Altens HQ prior to transporting equipment to the company’s deepwater quayside facilities at Peterhead and Montrose. The primary role is to ensure the safe and efficient transfer of goods and equipment to and
Faststream Opens New Global Headquarters
Faststream Recruitment founder and CEO Mark Charman launched the group’s new global headquarters in Southampton alongside Guy Patten, CEO of the U.K. Chamber of Shipping, at an official unveiling event on June 21. Faststream was established in Southampton in 1999, having gone on to launch further international offices in North America and Asia, with its Southampton office remaining as its global headquarters and housing more than 70 of its 100 worldwide staff. Charman commented, “We are hugely proud of our achievements over the past 18 years and very excited about our new
Liverpool Seafarers Center to Open Eastham Hub
by The Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside Dame Lorna Muirhead in the presence of The High Sheriff of Merseyside, The Deputy Mayor of Wirral, The Lord Mayor of Liverpool and The Mayor of Sefton. LSC CEO John Wilson said the new £40,000 ($51,000) center will work in partnership with its headquarters at Colonsay House in Crosby to provide support to the 50,000 seafarers who pass through Merseyside’s ports each year. It has been supported by donations from Essar’s Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port, Peel Ports, the Merchant Navy Welfare Board, proceeds from Mersey River
5 Tips to Manage Wellness at Sea
The safety, health and wellbeing of Wallem’s seafarers is something which is top priority and reinforced at every level of the organization. Clinical psychologist and author of Wallem’s Wellness@Sea guide Kevin Menon has been working with Wallem Ship Management for over two years, helping to conduct wellness workshops at regular Wallem Fleet Officers’ Meetings held around the world. According to Menon, wellness is particularly important when it comes to life at sea due to the unique conditions seafarers face. These include weather concerns, piracy fears, workload, isolation, fatigue
SeaDek Adds Installers in New Zealand
Fabricator Batavian Rubber, the new Installers will be strategically located to provide custom SeaDek patterning and installation for boat builders, marinas and end-users. Members of SeaDek's ownership recently traveled alongside SeaDek factory CAD technicians to Batavian's New Zealand headquarters to conduct a training program for the new installers, which included in-depth hands-on instruction on SeaDek's digital patterning processes, CAD design and advanced installation techniques, preparing them for SeaDek applications in the field.
Hansen Joins Hempel as CCO
board on 1 May, reporting directly to group president and chief executive officer (CEO), Henrik Andersen. Hansen joins Hempel after 19 years with Maersk, where he most recently held the position of vice president and global head of sales in Maersk Line. Based in Hempel’s headquarters in Denmark, Hansen will cooperate with his colleagues across the world and across Hempel’s different coating segments: protective, marine (including container and yacht) and decorative
Faststream Appoints Keogh As Executive VP
Maritime recruitment company Faststream Recruitment Group has appointed Jamie Keogh as Executive Vice President of its Houston based North American headquarters. Keogh is a recruitment professional with 19 years' experience withn the sector. Keogh previously specialized in major project recruitment within oil and gas, power and petrochemicals and has experience working onsite with major operators and EPCs. Keogh will drive the development of Faststream’s established U.S. operations.
New Chief Administrative Officer at Mallory Alexander
Robert “Bob” E. Mallory has been appointed Chief Administrative Officer for supply chain specialist Mallory Alexander International Logistics. Based at the company headquarters in Memphis, Tenn., Mallory will focus on developing programs to drive company growth through expansion and acquisitions. He is a member of the fifth-generation family owning Mallory Alexander International Logistics. Mallory has over 20 years’ experience in international sales in the United Kingdom, Europe and Canada through Morgan Keegan and Company and Raymond James.
Maersk Says to Cut 200 Jobs in Oil Unit
Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk will cut 200 jobs in its Maersk Oil unit due to a drop in the oil price and to reduce operating costs by 20 percent over the next two years, it said on Thursday. The cuts will fall in Maersk's headquarters, Qatar and UK business locations, and will affect both permanent Maersk Oil employees and core contractors. Reporting by Alexander Tange
Oilennium Gears Up for Demand
services continues to fuel dramatic growth in the UK and USA. Oilennium has bolstered its employee ranks by 30%, bringing the total number of employees in the UK and USA to 44, over the last five months. To accommodate its growing numbers, Oilennium also doubled the size of its global headquarters in Norfolk, England, and its US office has recently moved along with PTS into new, larger premises in Houston. The expansion is in response an increase in demand for its online training systems - such as the ConTrainer, Learning Management System, and simulators – which has tripled
GEOxyz Names GM to Lead New UK Location
GEOxyz Group has launched a new U.K. headquarters for offshore geophysical, geotechnical and ROV survey headed by Sarah Cashmore, who has been hired as General Manager of the Norwich facility. Founded by Patrick Reyntjens in 1999, GEOxyz has since developed into a survey company employing more than 110 people across five European bases. GEOxyz owns and operates 16 vessels as well as a range of seabed mapping and sampling equipment, which is deployable across its vessel, ROV, drone and surface mapping platforms. In recent years GEOxyz has moved into the offshore markets with the purchase of
Mech-Tool Engineering Appoints Scott as MD
, capitalizing on its impressive track record on projects including leading offshore wind schemes such as Galloper 2 located off the Outer Thames Estuary and Sheringham Shoal in the North Sea. Scott will be based in Mech-Tool’s headquarters in Darlington and will be responsible for overseeing the company’s facilities in multiple locations across the world including its state of the art Korean manufacturing plant. He has a Master’s degree from Imperial College London and an MBA from Heriot-Watt. Mech-Tool Engineering