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Monday, February 19, 2018

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Joseph Foo Chew Tuck (right) will take over for retiring CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat (left) at Jason Marine Group (Photos: Jason Marine Group)

Jason Marine CEO to Retire

Joseph Foo Chew Tuck will take over as chief executive officer at Singapore based marine electronics systems integrator Jason Marine Group, following the retirement of long-serving CEO Ronald Tan Lian Huat.   On March 31, Ronald Tan Lian Huat will step down as a director of the Jason Marine and its subsidiaries and associated companies after more than 35 years with the group.   Company founder Joseph Foo Chew Tuck, who currently serves as executive chairman, will assume the role of CEO from April 1, 2018.

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

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

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.

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.    

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

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

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

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

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

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

North P&I Club Boost Loss Prevention Team in Asia Pacific

North P&I Club has boosted its loss-prevention presence in the Asia Pacific. Loss prevention executive George Cuthbert moved to Singapore from North’s head office in Newcastle this month to work alongside loss prevention executive Aniruddha Desai, who joined North last April.   North’s Singapore office manager James Moran says, ‘There is a growing demand for loss prevention support and advice from our members in Asia Pacific. Having senior staff from North’s 13-strong loss prevention team based in the region will help to provide a more effective service and strengthen

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

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

Mads Holm

Dan-Bunkering Appoints Holm Sales Manager

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. announced that Mads Holm has been appointed Sales Manager effective from August 1, 2014. Mads Holm started his career as Bunker Trader at the Company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark, in 2006 and subsequently transferred to Singapore in 2010 where he was appointed Trading Manager & Team Leader in 2013. “Mads will in his new position take over the daily responsibility for the Dan-Bunkering office in Singapore driving customer service and sales growth, enabling us to strengthen and expand Dan-Bunkering’s position in the Asian Market

ST Engineering Appoints New Director

  Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced the appointment of Dr Beh Swan Gin as an independent and non-executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 September 2014. Dr Beh, 47, is the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Law. He was Managing Director of the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) from 2008 to 2012. Dr Beh is a medical doctor by training and graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is also a Sloan Fellow with a Master of Science in Management from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, and completed the

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

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