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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Johan Gustafsson (Photo: Ocean Technologies Group)

Gustafsson Joins Ocean Technologies Group

Experienced maritime technology and ship management executive Johan Gustafsson has joined learning and operational technology company Ocean Technologies Group as Chief Revenue Officer.Based in the group’s Norwegian office, Gustafsson will lead account management, customer support and sales teams based globally across Ocean Technologies Group companies. He will report to group CEO Manish Singh.Gustafsson’s experience in maritime technology businesses spans two decades with blue-chip organizations including Transas, Wartsila and most recently with Wallem Group, as its Chief Operating Officer.

(Photo: BSM)

BSM Opens Liquid Cargo Simulator Facility

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) said it has launched a new liquid cargo training facility at its maritime training center in Cyprus as part of a wider boost to LNG training across the whole company, reflecting increasing industry demand and more LNG vessels entering the market.The new Liquid Cargo Simulator (LCS) has been designed and developed by BSM’s inhouse technical team and uses GTT Training software. It offers realistic training on a wide range of vessel types: LNG fueled ships and LNG gas carriers with a combination of cargo containment systems and different propulsion systems

Alex Gregg-Smith (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Gregg-Smith as China Chief Executive

to have Alex back onboard with BV – and in such an important role," Maillot said. "China is so central to our activities, both for new construction and ships in service, so we needed someone with the expert background in classification that Alex provides. His executive experience in ship management and shipbuilding provides additional critical commercial and technical experience and expertise."Gregg-Smith began his career at BV over 15 years where he served as a Plan Approval surveyor; a Marine Centre Surveyor; an Assistant to the Operations Manager for Middle and Far East; as well

(Photo: Wilhelmsen Ship Management)

Wilhelmsen Crowdfunds to Support Seafarers COVID-19 Relief

Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM) is crowdfunding to support Mission to Seafarers (MtS), one of the largest maritime charities serving merchant crews around the world in addressing the hardships faced by the affected seafarers.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruption on crew change operations. The fallout effect of this has impacted approximately 150,000 seafarers onboard unable to be signed off and another 150,000 seafarers onshore unable to sign on. This disruption has impacted the affected seafarers’ welfare. For those onboard, the mental distress and anxiety to get home can be

Dr. Lars Grünitz (Photo: Norstar Ship Management)

Norstar Hires Grünitz as Managing Director

Singapore-based manager Norstar Ship Management (NSM) has appointed Lars Grünitz as its new Managing Director, replacing Christopher Kirton.Grünitz was most recently Head of Vessel Management and Process improvement for Berge Bulk and was previously Managing Director for Thome Ship Management. He holds a doctoral degree in naval architecture and started his career in building naval submarines before moving into various technical and commercial leadership roles with Germanischer Lloyd.Norstar Shipping (Asia) Managing Director Tom Bonehill said, “We feel confident that Lars possesses the

Photo: Wärtsilä

New LNG Bunkering & Fuel Supply System Simulator

. The LNGPac simulator enables a number of different configurations tailored to the customer’s needs.Installations have been carried out at maritime academies and consulting facilities in Italy, Malaysia and Finland. The simulator can also be utilized for in-house training by ship owners and ship management companies

John Adams  (Photo: V.Group)

Adams Appointed as Managing Director of V.Ships

of Shipping, where he Chairs a strategic industry Working Group focusing on meeting the IMO GHG reduction targets.As managing director of V.Ships UK Ltd, based in Glasgow, Adams has been brought on board to strengthen our management team, and will be instrumental in leveraging V.Group’s new ship management operating model to deliver better results for customers. In this model, V.Group’s fleet cells are prioritized with access to support groups and centers of expertise around the globe with market-leading expertise in HSEQ, compliance, and technical management, thus ensuring that they can

Image: Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australia Bans Two Bulkers Over Mariner Pay Spat

ship was immediately detained.On Wednesday, 11 September AMSA surveyors boarded the Xing Jing Hai in Brisbane following similar complaints from the International Transport Workers’ Federation.The complaints related to unpaid crew wages and the operator, Dalian Ocean Prosperity International Ship Management, has previously been warned over unpaid wages with a sister ship, the Xing Ning Hai.AMSA’s investigation revealed the crew of the Xing Jing Hai had been paid late for the months of May and June, while wages for July and August amounting to about AUD $140,000 were still outstanding.AMSA

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V.Group to Manage ADNOC's 93 Offshore Vessels

Ship management and services major V.Group has signed a contract with Abu Dhabi-based ADNOC Logistics & Services to provide crew management services to 93 offshore support vessels.The ship management company said that to support the contract, and to enable further expansion in the region, it has opened a new Abu Dhabi office, which began operations in early August.The office and service function was successfully delivered within a 90-day period, as part of a formal agreement between the two parties.Senior management from both companies attended an official signing ceremony at the ADNOC L&S

Waving company's flags by Delgado, chairman of TDG(left)and Kudo of NYK (right). Photo: NYK Line

NYK-Fil Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary

NYK-Fil Ship Management, the provider of qualified Filipino seafarers to international-going vessels of NYK Line, held a ceremony in Manila to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the company’s establishment and the completion of a renovation of the head office.The NYK Group company said in a press release that The ceremony was attended by Yasumi Kudo, NYK senior adviser; J. Roberto C. Delgado, chairman of the Philippine-owned business group  Transnational Diversified Group (TDG);  Josephine J. Francisco, president of NYK-Fil and about 1000 guests including business partners, seafarers

Ms. Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine, is the first female President in SSA’s 34 years’ history  (Photo: SSA)

Yang to the Helm at Singapore Shipping Assoc.

;                  Represented ByA P Moller Singapore Pte Ltd.              Rene Piil Pederse  (Vice President)COSCO (Singapore) Pte Ltd                Gu Jing SongExecutive Ship Management Pte Ltd   Steen Brodsgaard LundHong Lam Marine Pte Ltd                     Caroline Yang (President)Iseaco Investment Pte Ltd                     Katie Men (Vice President)Pacific International

Grool Named CEO at ZEABORN Ship Management

Rob Grool has taken over the leadership of ZEABORN Ship Management from Holger Strack, who has been acting as the company’s interim CEO since the beginning of the year.“With the appointment of Rob Grool, we are very excited to have found an internationally renowned executive for our company’s top management. Rob has an excellent industry network, possesses extensive know-how in all areas of ship management and operations, as well as international expertise and many years of leadership experience. He is renowned for managing clients’ vessels with an owner’s view. With the

Photo: SQLearn

Euronav Taps SQLearn for Training

SQLearn announced its collaboration with tEuronav, providing e-learning courses from its Dolphin Library and Dolphin System for the EURONAV Ship Management Hellas & SAS operating fleet of 52 vessels.SQLearn’s Dolphin Library is consisted of interactive e-learning courses that cover the training needs of the shipping companies. The e- learning courses are based on STCW topics that cover national, international and flag requirements.

A Fish Out of Water

;Tony highlights the key attributes required to ensure we plug the middle management skills gap the industry is facing sooner rather than later.Over the past decade, the shipping industry has experienced many struggles.  Following the 2008 financial crash, consolidation and undercutting within ship management companies was rife – understandably so given the situation. However interestingly, the companies that survived were not the cut throat types, but those that delivered a good quality service.  As rates became comparable, shipowners had the opportunity to decide who they wanted to work

Jonathan Zier (Photo: Crowley)

Zier Joins Crowley Offshore Services

gas (LNG) terminals, offshore wind power generation, and other projects requiring offshore or coastal equipment and expertise.Zier will report to Johan Sperling, vice president of marine services in the Crowley Shipping group. That business unit provides domestic petroleum transportation, commercial ship management, ship assist and tanker escort services, and marine logistics (tug, barge and project) services

Graham Westgarth (Photo: V.Group)

Westgarth to Lead V.Group

V.Group, a global provider of ship management and marine support services, has announced the appointment of Graham Westgarth as Chief Executive Officer. Graham has served on V.Group’s board since September 2018 and will take over from Ian El-Mokadem who has informed the Board of his desire to leave the company.Graham has a distinguished track-record in the maritime sector, having worked in the industry for almost 50 years. During his career, he has operated across almost all sectors and functions in the industry, with a particular focus on ship management and helping companies achieve

Vivian Maia (Photo: OSM)

OSM CEO to Build Opportunities for Female Seafarers

In his first week in the new role of OSM Maritime CEO, Bjørn Tore Larsen has outlined his vision for greater female participation in the maritime industry, particularly with regards to vessel crews.Larsen, the founder and Chairman of the global ship management company, believes a healthier gender balance will help shipping in the quest for long-term success and commercial sustainability.OSM is a leader in the ship management segment, with over 500 vessels in the fleet, approximately 30 office locations and some 11,000 expert seafarers. As a member of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) the

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