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Sunday, May 27, 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

Thieu-vi Phung

DB Singapore Promotes Two Bunker Traders

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that as of May 1, 2014 Bunker Traders Thieu-vi Phung and Koh Kuan Hua have been promoted to Senior Bunker Traders.   “Thieu-vi Phung was originally employed by Dan-Bunkering in Copenhagen in 2007 and moved to Singapore in May 2013. He is of French nationality born to Chinese parents and is responsible for the office’s French speaking customers. Koh Kuan Hua’s Dan-Bunkering career started in the company’s Shanghai office in 2010 and he relocated to Singapore in 2013”, Morten Mortensen explains and continues: ”Both

Hill Dickinson Bolsters Its Asian Presence

Hill Dickinson announced it has strengthened its presence in the Asian Shipping Market by making a series of new appointments to its Hong Kong and Singapore offices. Formerly a partner at Clydes in Singapore, Chris Edwards joins the Singapore office in June. Additionally, Hill Dickinson sad a senior associate from a leading international shipping law firm in Hong Kong will join its Singapore office in September as a legal director, but said further details will be announced shortly. Edwards has over 18 years of experience in handling shipping, trade and insurance disputes in Singapore and the

Captain Nick Haslam

Haslam Joins London Offshore Consultants Board

services within the LOC Group," Squire explained. "These will include traditional P&I activities, hull and machinery work and new business streams." Captain Haslam joined LOC in 1997, was a Director with LOC London prior to taking up the position of Managing Director of LOC in Singapore in 2008, developing the office into the LOC Group’s second largest of 27 worldwide offices. Haslam is an expert in major marine casualties, particularly salvage and wreck removal, is on the Lloyds of London panel of Special Casualty Representatives (SCR) and has attended a number of high-profil

Ong Ka Yee

Dan-Bunkering Employs Office Administrator

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. is pleased to announce that Ong Ka Yee has been employed as Office Administrator. Ong Ka Yee who is born and raised in Singapore and holds a bachelor in Mass Communication will be joining the Singapore Dan-Bunkering team which now comprises 15 members of staff.

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Opens in Singapore

Global energy recruiter Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) has launched its Asia hub Singapore office. Based on the 36th floor of the UOB building in the heart of the central business district, the new office is slated to open its doors in May.    Following the 2014 launch of its Kurdistan office, the new Singapore office is part of a strategic move by the business to service clients’ needs within the APAC region after successful development of the business operations over the past three years, WRS explained.   Mark Brown, Managing Director of WRS, said, “We’re

Gustaf Kristiansson (Photo: Markel International)

Markel International Appoints Kristiansson in Singapore

Markel International Singapore, the specialist insurer, has appointed Gustaf Kristiansson as marine underwriter based in Singapore.   Kristiansson joins the Singapore office from Markel International’s Sweden office where he held the same position. Prior to that, he was located in Dubai, UAE working for Gulf Agency Co., an international shipping logistics and marine services company. Kristiansson brings with him more than 10 years of shipping and marine insurance experience.    

Captain Raja Ray

Isle of Man Flag Appoints Raja Ray as BDM, Singapore

  The Isle of Man Ship Registry has appointed Captain Raja Ray as business development manager in Singapore. The senior appointment is aimed at strengthening the flag’s position in the growing shipping markets of Asia Pacific. Captain Raja is a senior maritime professional who spent almost 20 years working for American Eagle Tankers (AET) as master and then ashore in Singapore and London in Health, Safety, Security and the Environment (HSSE) positions and also as their Designated Person Ashore (DPA). His most recent posting was Head of AET’s Atlantic fleet in Houston. The

ST Engineering Appoints Seng as Director

  Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of Mr Lim Sim Seng as an independent non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 15 May 2015. Mr Lim, 56, is currently the Country Head, DBS Singapore and Chairman of DBS Vickers Securities Holdings Pte Ltd.  He was a senior banker for 26 years with Citibank before joining DBS in 2010 as Country Head, DBS Singapore. With Citigroup/Citibank, Mr Lim served Citigroup in various senior appointments in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, New York, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He was a Japanese

Philip Shepherd (Photo: WRS)

WRS Singapore Relocates to Larger Premises

Global oil and gas, marine, construction, mining and power industries staffing company Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) Ltd have moved into larger premises in Singapore to support their growing APAC team. The WRS Singapore office launched in early 2015 and are now looking to triple their size operationally to meet market demands after a number of key client and project wins in the Asia Pacific region. In particular WRS are now launching their Singapore Marine division, alongside key offerings within construction and commodities trading. To support this growth, WRS have recently moved into

Esben Poulsson (Photo: SSA)

SSA Names Manpower Issues a Top Priority

Playing an active role and making meaningful contributions to the workings and development of the Tripartite Maritime Manpower Taskforce initiatives for both seafaring and shore-based jobs will be one of the major priorities for the new Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Council, its recently elected President has announced.   Addressing a press briefing in Singapore yesterday, Esben Poulsson said the initiative, spearheaded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), was important in assessing the current manpower situation, addressing the possible reasons of attrition and understan

Kasper Bækkegaard Christiansen

Dan Bunkering Transfers Christiansen to Singapore

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that effective from November 1, 2014, Kasper Bækkegaard Christiansen has transferred from Dan-Bunkering’s head office in Middelfart to the company’s office in Singapore. Kasper started his career as Bunker Trader at the Company’s office in Middelfart, Denmark, in 2010 and has a proven track record trading with clients worldwide and in particular in the Asian region. In connection with the transfer, Kasper is promoted to Bunker Trader & Team Leader. “Based on Kasper’s many connections in the region, it is a

WMI TETA training  (Photo: SMOU)

SSG, MPA and Maritime Union to Inject $12.6 mln in Training

The Singapore maritime industry looks well-positioned for the future, with strong support from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) in the form of continued funding for the Tripartite Nautical and Engineering Training Award (TNTA & TETA) Programs worth S$12.6 million.   The TNTA and TETA programs will receive funding support from SSG, MPA and SMOU.  The two cadet training programs are recognized as key opportunities for Singaporeans to develop themselves to the fullest potential through

Office of the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore (Source: Wiki Commons)

Singapore: Maritime Firms Opting for Foreigners

Singapore’s perceived shortage of qualified, competitive maritime staff has come more evident, as  foreign applicants often pip Singaporeans.   A report from The Straits Times says that employers in the maritime sector say that foreign applicants often pip Singaporeans to the job because of a sense that they are more willing to work under the tough conditions in the industry.   Last week maritime company Prime Gold International was barred by the authorities from hiring foreign workers for two years after it was found to have discriminated against Singaporeans.   Prime

(File photo: Jill Friedman)

Singapore Considering Financial Aid to Marine Sector

Singapore's minister of trade and industry S. Iswaran said the government is working in consultation with the marine and offshore engineering sectors, plus the region’s financial institutions, to review the possible need for measures to help them recover from the economic downturn prolonged by the recent slump in oil prices. Government-backed loans are already provided which help small businesses deal with cash flow issues but the offshore sector has been particularly hard hit by the recession with thousands of job losses. “A healthy marine industry is crucial to the Singapore

Radio Holland Singapore Appoints General Manager

Radio Holland Singapore, part of the recently formed company RH Marine Group, has relocated to a modern, new office and appointed effective January 1, 2016 Danny Tan as General Manager. Danny Tan was welcomed back to Radio Holland at the official office opening ceremony on his return to the Group after four years away. Tan has more than 30 years of experience in the maritime business of which some 17 years were spent with Radio Holland. He is well known in Singapore and Malaysia. The new office is located in the center of Singapore, in a district where much of the maritime community and Radio

KPI Bridge Oil Singapore Moves Office

KPI Bridge Oil  said its Singapore office’s move to new premises and appointment of a new Bunker Trader, Zoe Tang. KPI Bridge Oil first established an office in Singapore in 1998.  In addition, Zoe Tang recently joined KPI Bridge Oil Singapore as a Bunker Trader. Tang joins KPI Bridge Oil from a Hong Kong based trading company where she held an Assistant Manager position. She achieved a Master’s Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2012. Tang has worked for more than four years in bunkering in Asia and Russian Far East and is particularly experienced in high seas ship

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