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Sunday, September 23, 2018

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Kanoo Shipping Acquires Wallem South Africa

Kanoo Shipping, a shipping agencies in the Middle East will acquire Wallem South Africa, a provider of integrated maritime solutions in the cities of Durban and Cape Town. Wallem South Africa, now Kanoo Africa PTY LTD, was part of The Wallem Group, the world’s largest providers of Ship Management, Ship Agency, Ship Broking, Commercial Vessel Management and Freight & Logistics.   The strategic acquisition by the fully owned business division of Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group (YBA Kanoo) will give it access to all South African ports as well as clients in Mozambique, Namibia and

Raymond Peter (Photo: BSM)

BSM Singapore Relocates to Larger Office

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has relocated to a new, larger Singapore office in the Republic’s Central Business District.The new premises now house Bernhard Schulte, the group’s ship owning arm, alongside with BSM, the third-party ship manager and MariApps, the Group’s digital solutions company.“BSM’s presence in Singapore has grown steadily in recent years and we believe that the new ‘Bernhard Schulte House’ will cater to the future growth and expansion of the group’s entities in Singapore,” Raymond Peter, Managing Director of BSM Singapore

L-R Olav Eek Thorstensen, Executive Chairman of the Thome Group officially opens the training facility with his son Claes Eek Thorstensen, President and COO of the Thome Group (Photo: Thome)

Thome Opens Training Facility in The Philippines

Thome Ship Management Pte. Ltd., has opened a modern training facility in Makati city in the heart of the Philippines, so that its seafarers and cadets can practise using the latest equipment which will be the same as the machinery they encounter once onboard. All guests were welcomed by Capt Ivar Thomasli, Managing Director of Thome Ship Management – ROHQ, followed by the ribbon - cutting ceremony led by Thome Group Executive Chairman, Olav Eek Thorstensen, President and Chief Commercial Officer (COO), Claes Eek Thorstensen, Deputy Managing Director Sartaj Gill and Regional Training Manager

Jan Flores (Photo: NETSCo)

Flores Named VP at NETSCo

Committees.   Davidson recently joined the Florida office at NETSCo as Jr. naval architect/marine engineer. His responsibilities include design and analysis related to marine vessels, including stability, structures and systems design. Prior to NETSCo, he was project engineer for OSC Ship Management overseeing the engineering requirements for 24 tankers and ATBs. At DNV GL, he was responsible for the structural verification of offshore constructions including semi-submersibles, TLPs and topside structures. Matt has a BS in Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture from the Memorial University

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A Flexible Workforce is Crucial Offshore

WRS CEO Mark Brown investigates the importance of marine and ship management companies’ utilization of a more flexible workforce.   As offshore-focused businesses weather the unprecedented industry downturn, many companies servicing the sector are looking for ways to more efficiently manage costs in order to survive. Since the oil price started to contract in June 2014, radical cost reductions across all upstream businesses began in earnest as capital expenditures were slashed by 40 percent in the period up to 2016 (PWC). Almost half a million employees were made redundant or released

Fifty Years of Seafarer Training in the South Pacific

in Tarawa, these places are closely connected.    Hamburg Süd cofounded the school for training seafarers 50 years ago. The company is also the managing partner of the joint venture SPMS (South Pacific Marine Services GbR), which brokers the placement of trained seafarers with the partner shipping companies. In addition to Hamburg Süd, the sponsors of training, and Kiribati’s largest employers, include the shipping companies Aug. Bolten, F. Laeisz, Fisser & van Doornum, Leonhardt & Blumberg, and Reederei Nord. Currently, more than 625 seafarers trained there are employed

Bob Bishop (Photo: Selandia Ship Management)

Bishop Appointed Chairman of Selandia Ship Management

V.Group announced Bob Bishop has been appointed chairman of Selandia Ship Management in addition to his current role in business development of the Group. The acquisition of Selandia Ship Management in 2016 provided V.Group a unique opportunity to promote and develop a well-established specialist brand working in vibrant and developing markets. This appointment will allow Bishop to focus and use his expertise to build on the quality reputation of Selandia to enhance and expand their current fleet of more than 140 vessels.  

Kevin Menon conducting wellness workshop during recent Wallem Fleet Officers' Meeting in Manila. Photo: Wallem

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

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

(Photos: Crowley)

Crowley Shipping Announces Management Team

 Crowley Maritime Corp. appointed four industry veterans to oversee the consolidated lines of business under the recently formed Crowley Shipping group, which provides petroleum and chemical transportation, commercial ship management, offshore energy support and ship assist and tanker escort services in the U.S. and international markets.   Crowley said the new business unit structure better aligns vessel operations and services with customers, positioning the company for greater growth and efficiency under Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager.   Leadership of

Harald Fotland (Photo: Odfjell)

Fotland Named COO at Odfjell

Odfjell SE has appointed Harald Fotland as chief operations officer (COO), effective January 5, 2018.    The Norwegian tanker shipping firm said it is introducing a COO function to ensure full integration between ship management and commercial operations. “With the new structure, Odfjell Tankers will have common and aligned goals across all functions relating to chemical tankers,” the company said.   Fotland joined Odfjell as chief of staff in 2010, and in 2015 was appointed senior vice president of Odfjell Tankers. He has also held the position as intermediate senior

Antonia Panayides (Photo: Reed Smith)

Reed Smith Adds Two Shipping Partners

Reed Smith announced shipping lawyers Antonia B. Panayides and Jane M. Sarma have been promoted to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018. Panayides joined Reed Smith in 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in 2008. Panayides deals with a wide range of dry shipping and offshore matters from the firm's London office. Her experience includes charter party disputes, shipmanagement, bill of lading, sale and purchase and contract of affreightment disputes whether subject to High Court and arbitration jurisdiction. Panayides acts for owners, charterers, ship managers and brokers, as well as P&I clubs.

Photo: Crowley

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

, joined Crowley in 1987 and has served as senior port engineer, manager of ship operations, director of engineering and director of contract operations prior to his appointment to general manager in 2009. In that role, he coordinated all sales, marketing and operations activities for Crowley's ship management group and its growing number of customers and vessels served, including container ships, heavy-lift ships, tankers, U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Ready Reserve Force ships, state-of-the-art deep sea construction-vessels and a self-propelled jack-up barge. In 2011, he, too, was awarded

Geir Sekkesaeter (Photo: OSM Maritime Group)

OSM Looks to Boost Mozambique Maritime Education

OSM Maritime Group says it is aiming to make the shipping industry accessible to all as part of its involvement in the UN Global Compact (UNGC) initiative. The ship management company,has signed a MOU to re-launch the Mozambican Higher School of Nautical Sciences. It is also actively working to increase the number of females in its global pool of 11,000 qualified seafarers.   OSM is one of the first companies in the ship management segment to join the UNGC. The Norwegian-headquartered business has now submitted an initial report detailing its desire to set new industry standards, with a focus

MOU signing with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector. Photo MPA

MOU to Develop Human Capital for Seafaring Sector

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector.  The collaboration will focus on:(i)identifying new competencies and skills required to operate the next generation of ships;(ii)enhancing the current training syllabus; and(iii)developing Singapore as a maritime training hub.  Inked at the 3rd

Photo courtesy of Liverpool Seafarers Centre

Liverpool to Lead Way in Cruise Ship Crew Welfare for Third Year

as access to WIFI and money exchange we are also there for more serious matters,” he said. “This may relate to a health issue or a major life event for them or a family member such as a birth, marriage, divorce or bereavement. We can act as a go-between and can talk to the cruise line or ship management company if there are problems to ensure the seafarer is being properly cared for. Last year, for example, we provided extensive support to a crew member who needed urgent hospital treatment. We arranged for the treatment to happen and organised transport and overnight accommodation at our Crosby

Junshan Zou (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Names Zou Managing Director for China

V.Group said it has appointed Junshan Zou to build, lead and drive V.Group’s activities in China, including business development, ship management and marine services.“We have made a long-term commitment to growing our business in China,” said Alastair Evitt, Group Managing Director for V.Group’s Ship Management East division. “This new role will enable us to focus our efforts on growing all aspects of V.Group’s business including expanding our pool of Chinese seafarers to meet the future growth needs of the market.”Zou has more than 20 years’ experience

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