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Sunday, August 19, 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

Andrew Gray (Photo:  CJC)

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)

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

(Photo: Wavelink)

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.

Genco Sets Up Minor Bulk Subsidiary

leading charterers and cargo providers on a 24-hour basis,” said Genco CEO, John C. Wobensmith. “We are pleased to have established a European subsidiary in Denmark and have Sune join our in-house commercial team, complementing our group of seasoned chartering professionals in New York and Singapore, and further strengthening our position in our key trading markets. The ongoing success we have had incorporating voyage charters and direct cargo liftings to our global major and minor bulk operation position us well to continue to take advantage of a market recovery.”   Fladberg

Michael Scott, Well-Centric Business Development Manager  Photo courtesy of Rory Raitt/Well-Centric

Scott Joins Well-Centric

expansion in global markets, notably the U.S., Middle East and Asia.   Prior to his appointment, Scott was technical sales manager for strategic projects at Babcock LGE. This followed a business development and engineering career which included leading Rig Control Products expansion in to Singapore.   Gary Smart, Well-Centric CEO, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Michael to Well-Centric at an exciting time for the business. We are looking to support and grow our customer base and develop our product lines further, significantly increasing Well-Centric’s market share

Pascal Bounin is the new Operations Director at Boreas Maritime (Photo: Boreas Maritime)

Boreas Maritime Names Bounin Operations Director

crewing services in challenging environments, and Pascal and Eric joining the team is an important step towards achieving this goal.”   Boreas Maritime said it has been on a path of considerable growth since its establishment in 2017. The company has offices in the Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia and UAE

Pradeep Verma (Photo: Kreuz Subsea)

Kreuz Subsea Strengthens Senior Management Team

Global integrated subsea services business, Kreuz Subsea, has strengthened its senior management team with two key appointments at its Singapore headquarters to support its global expansion plans.   Pradeep Verma has joined the company as chief commercial officer while Marek Kaminski is welcomed as director of marine assets. The duo brings more than 50 years of combined oil and gas experience to Kreuz Subsea.   Verma will be responsible for strengthening the company’s position in its core markets of India, Asia Pacific, and the growth of business into the Middle East market.  

From top Richard Inman,Steve Myatt and Simon Williams Photo Britannia

Britannia Bolsters Underwriting Team

recruitment drive comes as the curtain falls on the 30-year underwriting career of Steve Myatt, who has decided to step down from his role as underwriting Director, marking the successful 2018 renewal as his last.   John O’Flaherty joins from broker JLT to head up the Club’s new Singapore operation. John worked for JLT in Dubai for five years having previously worked for Skuld P&I Club and brokers AON Heath Lambert.   The move to put an underwriting presence in Singapore comes as the Club looks to bring parity of operations across the Association which will also see current

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

as General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle East

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

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

candidates and hires we have received from the university.” In fact, there are six Texas A&M Galveston graduates working at BP Shipping, including Long.With a staff of 390 and 1,270 BP Maritime Services Officers, BP Shipping has main offices in Sunbury and Canary Wharf in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Houston and Chicago serving Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific. The company brings more than 100 years of expertise in providing a variety of skills such as seafaring, engineering, chartering and legal services to manage shipping risks and deliver innovative and agile marine solutions

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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