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Helge Olsen (Photo: Odfjell SE)

Odfjell SVP Olsen Steps Down

Norway based shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE said its Senior Vice President Helge Olsen will step down from his role as Head of Ship Management, effective January 9, 2017.   Olsen, who has been with the company since 2000, holds no Odfjell shares or options.   Harald Fotland, SVP Odfjell Tankers, has been appointed to temporarily cover the position as SVP Ship Management until Olsen’s successor is in place.

Mingfa Liu (Photo courtesy of the Wallem Group)

Liu Joins Wallem Ship Management China

Wallem Group has appointed Mingfa Liu to the newly established role of managing director at Wallem Ship Management China. Liu will concentrate on Wallem’s relationships with shipyards and drydocks in China, and represent Wallem’s ship management and technical services to the country’s large number of ship owners. In his career Liu sailed as a marine engineer before coming ashore to work in the ship management industry. His management career has developed through senior roles in Hong Kong, U.K. and China, and most recently included the senior management position in China for a

Mark Robertshaw, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management – Isle of Man

Bibby Ship Management Grows in the Offshore Sector

Bibby Ship Management has secured a contract to supply crew management services for Chevron’s floating storage unit, the Alba-FSU. The crew will provide operating, loading and equipment handling services on the Alba Floating Storage vessel. Mark Robertshaw, Managing Director, Bibby Ship Management – Isle of Man said: “This is an important contract for us as it underpins Bibby Ship Management’s continued growth as a trusted business partner in the offshore sector. We invest a great deal in the selection and training of our crew to ensure we provide well-qualified and

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

Wallem Ship Management Names New Director

David Price has started in the role of Managing Director Wallem Ship Management, taking a key position in Wallem’s continued growth as a ship management and technical services provider, the company announced.   David has worked in all senior levels of ship management and has a high degree of experience in technical management, manning, procurement and quality and safety. He began his career in shipping as a deck officer, leaving his sea career at the rank of captain.   Wallem Group CEO Simon Doughty said David will lead the ship management team in working with the broader services

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

Donald Macfarlane (Photo: Bibby Ship Management)

Bibby Ship Management Appoints SHEQ Director

Bibby Ship Management announced the appointment of Donald Macfarlane as Director responsible for managing and developing Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) related initiatives across the group. With over 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry, Macfarlane has previously worked at Archer as a QHSE Manager where he completed a NVQ 5 Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety. In 2005 he became a Chartered Member of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and is involved with IOSH Scotland, as well as being Chairman of the NE of Scotland Branch. He is

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.  

Photo courtesy of Istanbul Technical University

Maritime Career Days Commence in Turkey

The annual Career Days at Istanbul Technical University each year is scheduled to continue with its 19th organization from November 4-21, 2014. The 19th Career Days will begin with V-Ships Ship Management on November 4 and conclude with Yasa Shipping on November 21, including several other shipping companies in between, as listed below. November 4: V.SHIPS SHIP MANAGEMENT November 6: INCE SHIPPING November 7: BESIKTAS SHIPPING November 10: TERSAN SHIPPING November 11: GEDEN LINES November 12: ZENITH SHIP MANAGEMENT November 13: ARKAS SHIPPING November 14:

Photo: Istanbul Technical University

Student Career Day Hosts Zenith Ship Management

The 19th Annual Career Days organized by the Istanbul Technical University Maritime Faculty Career Club hosted Zenith Ship Management, represented by personnel manager Barış Ziya KAYA and inspector Mehmet ÖNEN. In the conference, the Zenith Ship Management representatives spoke about various subjects associated with the company, explaining that they are a wholly owned affiliate and they work together with Scorpio Group, also expressing that customs which belonged to Dünya Shipping haven't changed. Zenith Ship Management manages 13 ships and will manage one more ship in December 2014

(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

Capt. Sanjiv Wagh

Wagh Joins BSM India as Dy MD

  Bibby Ship Management welcomed Sanjiv Wagh as Deputy Managing Director of its India offices. With over 30 year’s industry experience, Mr Wagh joins Bibby Ship Management from Kongsberg where he was General Sales Manager for Kongsberg Maritime India. During his time with Kongsberg, he occupied a number of roles covering research and development, ship simulation and analytics. Mr Wagh joins Bibby Ship Management India handling the support functions and other operational areas within each local business. Following the announcement of Mr Wagh’s appointment, Chris Stone

Sanjiv Wagh (Photo: Bibby Ship Management)

Bibby Adds New Deputy MD in India

Bibby Ship Management has welcomed Sanjiv Wagh as Deputy Managing Director of its India offices. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Wagh joins Bibby Ship Management from Kongsberg where he was General Sales Manager for Kongsberg Maritime India. During his time with Kongsberg, he occupied a number of roles covering research and development, ship simulation and analytics. Wagh will handle Bibby Ship Management India support functions and other operational areas within each local business.   

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

(Photo: OSC)

OSC Holds Mumbai Seafarers’ Conference

Oman Ship Management Company (OSC) said it hosted a high-level conference in Mumbai for senior officers following a rapid rise in crew numbers.   The ‘Seafarers’ Safety Conference’ was a platform for Oman Shipping Company’s subsidiary Oman Ship Management Company (OSMC) to share the best safety practices and current and future trends in the maritime industry with its sea team.   It comes as the company released latest employment figures showing 1775 crew members working across 41 vessels – rising 500pc since 2010 when crew numbers remained under 400.  &n

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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