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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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Mark Guthrie (Photo:  KVH Industries)

​Guthrie to Direct KVH Initiatives in Asia-Pacific Region

for global channel management. Mark’s extensive experience in the satellite communications and telecom industries includes roles held prior to joining KVH – at SES, BT (British Telecom), Europe Star, and Verestar.Guthrie will work out of KVH’s Asia-Pacific headquarters, located in Singapore; KVH also has a presence in Tokyo and in Hong Kong. KVH first established an office in Singapore in 2010, and recently relocated to a larger space including an area for demonstrating live satellite antenna feeds of such KVH products as the TracPhone V7-HTS, a 60 cm Ku-band marine satellite antenna

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Campbell Johnston Clark Bolsters Admiralty and Casualty Team

Specialized international shipping law firm Campbell Johnston Clark (CJC) has announced new senior appointments to the Admiralty and Casualty teams in its London and Singapore offices.Paul Apostolis is joining CJC’s Singapore office from HFW Singapore while Andrew Gray joins as a partner in London from Clyde & Co. The appointments are effective from August 1. Both Apostolis and Gray have extensive casualty experience and are proficient in all aspects of the dry side of casualties that necessarily arise from incidents.Alistair Johnston, Director and one of the three founders of Campbell

ExxonMobil Hires Crude Trader in Singapore

Crude oil trader Michael Huang is expected to join Exxon Mobil Corp in Singapore soon as the U.S. major expands its trading team to sell its oil into China, the world's top importer of the commodity, three industry sources said.   Huang was recently a Singapore-based crude trader for Chinese independent refiner Wonfull Petrochemical, purchasing feedstock for its Shandong refinery and carrying out hedging activities. He left the company in late June, the sources said on Monday.   Before Wonfull, Huang has worked for China's CEFC International Singapore, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

David Harley will head up Britannia's Greek office (Photo: Britannia)

Harley to Lead Britannia's Greek Office

Members Representative Committee (MRC). Other key Greek members of the Club include, Atlantic Bulk Carriers, Neda Maritime Agencies, Diana Shipping, Olympic Shipping, Konkar, Star Bulk, Navios, Eastern Med, Minerva, Thenamaris, Sun Enterprises and ENESEL.Britannia said it will soon open an office in Singapore, in addition to the upgrading of its presence in Japan and Hong Kong, as well as the recent opening of an exclusive Correspondent in Copenhagen

Chembulk Tankers Hires Two SVPs

Arthur “Art” Allen and Stuart Peerless have joined the Chembulk Southport and Singapore teams respectively in the positions of Senior Vice President of Trading – West and Senior Vice President of Trading - East. The two will be responsible for oversite of fleet allocation, chartering and client relationships in their respective hemispheres reporting directly to Chief Commercial Officer Steve Laino.Allen, a chemical tanker trader with nearly two decades of experience both at sea and ashore in commercial and operational roles, was most recently Vice President of Chartering at Fairfield

Pascal Bounin, Operations Director, Richard Leistra, Regional Manager Singapore and Harrie van der Steldt, CEO (Photo: Boreas Maritime)

Boreas Maritime Opens Singapore Branch Office

Crewing agency Boreas Maritime bv, headquartered in the Netherlands, said it has set up a new regional office in Singapore to provide services and support to clients based in the Asia Pacific region.Boreas Maritime Operations Director, Pascal Bounin, said, “Having a dedicated office in Singapore is crucial to fulfilling our mission of providing the best in class crewing services to our clients around the world.”The new branch office has been formed after Boreas acquired the shares of a Singapore-based company, where Richard Leistra will be Regional Manager.The company said it has been on a

Pictured left to right are Simon Brebner, chief executive  of Peterhead Port Authority; Linda Hope, center manager for the Scottish Maritime Academy; Frazer Smart; and John Forman harbor master, Peterhead Port Authority. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Young Seaman Sets Sail on Journey to Career with Sentinel Marine

rescue towing.Sentinel Marine senior crewing officer Natalie Fitzpatrick says that Smart has a bright future ahead with the firm and has already had an excellent appraisal with very positive feedback following his first trip to sea.Sentinel Marine is headquartered in Aberdeen, with a second office in Singapore. It specializes in providing reliable, disruption-free and safe services to the oil and gas marine industry

Tor Martin Anfinnsen (Photo: Harald Pettersen / Equinor)

Equinor Expands Asian Presence

Equinor will open a new office in Tokyo later this week and its first office in India by early next year, said Tor Martin Anfinnsen, senior vice president for trading and marketing for Equinor."It's our ambition to grow in Asia both in terms of volumes and geography," he said during the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore.Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has a presence in over 30 countries across the globe.(Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan and Koustav Samanta; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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McLoughlin Joins North P&I Underwriting Team

Eccleston joined the Club in 2006 and initially worked in the P&I claims department before relocating to North’s Piraeus office in 2008 as part of the local claims team. He then joined the underwriting department on his return to head office in 2010.In July 2019, Mike Hustler will relocate to Singapore from North’s Newcastle upon Tyne headquarters to their Singapore office. As part of the 16-strong Singapore based team, this new role reflects the Club’s commitment to the development and growth of its membership across Asia Pacific. In this new role, Hustler will work closely with

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Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions

A Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation camp was held September 23 to 28 in Singapore, where corporate partners MacGregor and PSA Corporation asked student to find a way to reduce the stress level of stevedores while working on board.The students from Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore worked on the challenge during an intensive one-week camp, with the team presentations and results announced during the closing gala. MacGregor said the judging panel had a difficult task in selecting the winning team

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

and the chat-based nULTA App.“Numerous studies into the psychological health of seafarers have shown that large numbers of seafarers suffer from obvious manifestations of impaired psychological well being such as social isolation and depression,” said Capt Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder of Singapore-headquartered Synergy Group.“That’s why we decided to create a 24/7 counselling center for anybody who’s sailing, not just Synergy personnel. It is also available to shore-based personnel anywhere in the world.“These types of problems can’t be wished away when people

Nigel Clark (Photo: Solis Marine Consultants)

Solis Marine Consultants Hires Clark

also a past Finance Director at the London Marine Group.Established in 2012, Solis is an independent company providing expert witness and all types of incident investigation services as well as salvage support, SCR attendances and casualty management to the maritime industry. It has offices in London, Singapore and Shanghai and has plans to open further offices in strategic locations in the near future

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Huisman, ATC Offer Offshore Crane Training in Singapore

Operator, Offshore Rigger, Offshore Crane Inspector and other associated training packages and competency assurance solutions. With this partnership, Huisman and ATC are the only parties offering American API RP2D & Spec 2C training courses for crane operators, riggers and crane inspectors in Singapore. This makes them the only service providers in the Australasian region offering internationally recognized offshore crane training and qualifications to Australian, British and American standards at the one location.Public courses offered in Singapore make use of real Huisman cranes or SMST cranes

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

Mintra Group's CEO Scott Kerr (left) and UK Managing Director Gareth Gilbert (Photo: Mintra Group)

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

and international course libraries. Combining these with the Atlas portfolio enhances our support to standards bodies, regulators and corporate customers whilst helping more than a million learners to develop their skills and stay safe.”With offices in Aberdeen, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Dubai and Singapore, Mintra offers a full suite of services from HR, rotation and payroll to workforce development and management tools. Over 150 offshore and maritime customers use its HR systems on thousands of vessels and 150,000 seafarers and personnel on offshore installations are paid through its OCS HR system

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Seafaring Cadets Upskilled the ‘Singapore Way’

In its 36th run, The CadetsPlus program has benefitted close to 3,000 cadets across 15 cities in six countries.A historical training collaboration between the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU), the Thai Seafarers’ Association (TSFA) and various shipping companies in Thailand, upskilled close to 90 Thai cadets who are ready to be deployed onboard Singapore’s shipping fleet having completed a two-week CadetsPlus pre-sea preparatory program developed by Singapore’s Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI).In conjunction with SMOU’s first Bangkok Nite for its Thai union

ST Engineering Appoints New Director

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) announced MG Ong Su Kiat Melvyn has been appointed as a non-independent non-executive director of the company with effect from June 8, 2018.MG Ong is currently Chief of Defense Force. He joined the SAF in 1994 and has held a broad range of staff and command appointments in the course of his military career. MG Ong holds a Master of Science, (Science) from the London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London.ST Engineering also announced SLTC Xu Youfeng has been appointed as alternate director to MG Ong on the same date.

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