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AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

;s continued growth across the South East Asia region,” says David Wells, CEO of AqualisBraemar.Phil Lenox will continue in his role as regional managing director for the Asia Pacific region, overseeing operations in China including Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia and the regional hub, Singapore

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New TFG Marine CEO to Leave in September

leadership."Reuters was unable to reach Gronborg for immediate comment.Trafigura holds a majority stake in TFG. The other owners are tanker company Frontline and dry bulk carrier Golden Ocean.In April TFG Marine was awarded bunker fuel supplier licences by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).(Reporting by Roslan Khasawneh Editing by David Goodman

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Genco Makes First Full Crew Change Under Singapore's New Rules

U.S.-based drybulk shipowner Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced the successful full crew change of the Genco Liberty, a 180,032 DWT Capesize vessel, marking the first full crew change under new COVID-19 protocols in Singapore.  A total of 37 seafarers were involved in this crew change, which was completed on June 6, 2020 and executed in accordance with protocols established by Genco, Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and the Synergy Group.John C. Wobensmith, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, many individuals have been onboard

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KrisEnergy's Ang Becomes Permanent CFO

in 2013 as Corporate Finance Manager and was appointed Group Treasury Manager in the following year. She began her career with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney in 1999 in financial market operations and progressed to research analyst before departing in 2007. Ang moved to Singapore in 2008 and joined CLSA as a research analyst. From 2009 to 2013, she worked as VP, Corporate Finance at Brighton Capital Advisors, a corporate finance firm established in Singapore with a primary focus on the oil and gas sector. She holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Banking and Finance)

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ShipMoney Digital Payment Solutions for Cash-to-Master Virtual Payments for Seafarers

industry moves away from cash-to-master and is searching for digital solutions, the Covid 19 pandemic has markedly accelerated interest in card and digital payments," said Ostrow. "The trend is underscored by GAC’s announcement last week of the suspension of cash-to-master services in Singapore. Our Virtual Card solution is easily implemented, scalable across the globe and offers significant cost savings compared to how the industry currently administers crew wages via cash-to-master and wire payments sent to home bank accounts.”A second feature is the Transfer Marketplace, a proprietary

Brookes Bell Expands Marine Casualty Capability

. They are appointed by the Lloyd’s of London’s SCOPIC Committee for their exceptional level of expertise in the field of salvage and wreck removal.Joining the Brookes Bell team are William Leschaeve and Michael Riddell.Riddell is a senior master mariner, based in Brookes Bell’s Singapore office. Following an initial career at sea with Safmarine, he later served on ocean-going salvage tugs responsible for ocean towage and emergency response. Ashore, Riddell has extensive experience in emergency response, wreck removal, ship stability, condition surveys and other related work.Leschaeve

MCTC Opens Singapore Office

MCTC announced it has opened an office in Singapore to service its growing client base in this important international maritime hub. The experienced team at MCTC Singapore will support local clients as well as the galley crews through regular vessel visits in the port.Our Catering Competency Development Program training package is designed to increase standards in the galley by training and supporting catering staff. MCTC uses distinctive training methods and offers 365 days a year support which incorporates a 360 degree development and upgrade training with a range of training programs, both

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X-Press Feeders Names Yoskovitz CEO

X-Press Feeders CFO Shmuel Yoskovitz will take over as CEO, the Singapore-based feeder containership operator announced.Yoskovitz replaces Tim Hartnoll who has served as CEO since 2017. Hartnoll will transtion back to his role as group chairman."I am turning 65 in May, and I am now most keen on ensuring that the dynamism of X-Press is maintained into the future," Hartnoll said. "I have decided to hand the role of CEO to Shmuel effective May 4, 2020, which will enable me to function at a higher level as Chairman of the Group." In addition, Ofir Vilzig will be promoted to

Alfonso Castillero (Photo: The Liberian Registry)

Liberia Calls for Flag States to Join Together for Crew Changes

service, which to date has been largely not possible.  I have been very pleased with the cooperation and communication thus far in working closely with key bodies such as ITF, ICS, and the IMO.”  Castillero continues, “It has also been good to see the efforts of nations such as Singapore and others progressing to allow the continuous operation of their ports, and the recognition of the importance that seafarers play in the global economy.  There is a lot of work being done globally to get this achieved.  I strongly feel that the major flag States must work together in

David Cox (Photo: MatthewsDaniel)

MatthewsDaniel Names Cox as CEO

years. Jarman having led the growth and expansion of the business through those three decades will now act as a Special Advisor.Cox started his career as a Subsea Engineer in 2001 with BBP Technical Services and began his career as a Loss Adjuster when he joined MatthewsDaniel in 2006.  Based in Singapore for seven years as the Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, he returned to London in 2016 as Managing Director for Europe in 2018. Since 2019 he has held this role alongside that of Group Chief Operating Officer.Cox is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, graduating from University College London (UCL)

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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

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Connecting Crew During COVID-19

and in touch with loved ones during this difficult time.In February, Inmarsat enabled free of charge additional call time for users of our ChatCard voice services for crew. All ship managers offering the service have been made aware of the offer, while we also sought help from groups such as the Singapore Shipowners Association to spread the word.Inmarsat also provides medical advice and assistance free of charge to seafarers over Fleet One, FleetBroadband and F77 services - anywhere, anytime and for anybody in need. We have also prioritized telemedicine as an area for service development with our

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FSL Trust Names Wenker CFO

Singapore-based First Ship Lease Trust (FSL Trust) has appointed Markus Wenker as chief financial officer, to replace Alan Mitchell, who is retiring.Wenker will take over the role and responsibilities May 4, following a handover process.Wenker was most recently head of ship finance at Hellenic Bank from 2016. Previously, he held a number of roles at HSH Nordbank from 2002 to 2016.FSL Trust's current fleet of 16 vessels comprises containerships and a variety of tankers. Of these, 10 vessels are leased to international shipping companies on long-term bareboat charters. Six vessels are employed on

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Lee Named GNS Chief Executive

on the R&D of an AI-driven intuitive analytics engine and the development of a simplified ERP solution that enables businesses with mobile workforces to operate more effectively. Prior to joining the Cornes group and the subsequent appointment to his current role, he was CEO of Dimension Data in Singapore, the USD 8 billion global systems integrator and managed services provider

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Maersk Names Jany CFO

as CFO and a member of the executive board after more than two decades with Swiss chemicals company Clariant, where he's been CFO since 2006. Prior to his role as CFO, he held several leadership positions within finance, general management and corporate development in Clariant in Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia and Spain.“I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany to A. P. Moller - Maersk where he will play a key role in the acceleration of our strategic transformation. Patrick brings solid financial experience and a proven record of managing cost discipline as well as profitable growth through

Bart B. Kelleher has taken over as CEO of Chembulk Tankers (Photo: Chembulk Tankers)

Chembulk Tankers Announces Leadership Changes

industries at Bear Stearns and HSH Nordbank. Kelleher holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, Master’s degree from MIT and a B.E. from New York Maritime College.Solomon Tan, Senior Vice President of Finance, will replace Kelleher as Chief Financial Officer. Tan will remain located in Singapore. Tan has been with the company since 2015 and held several key roles within Chembulk. Prior to joining the company, Tan was with the global financial advisory firm Borelli Walsh and the international accounting firm Deloitte. Tan is a Chartered Accountant and is a graduate of Nanyang Business School

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Britannia P&I sets up Shop in NY

claims service to all its Members, while also focusing on the needs of Britannia’s North American Members.This development follows other recent steps taken by the Club, including the opening of new offices in Denmark and Greece and the strengthening of its teams in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore

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