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From left to right: Alastair Pettie, Rune Haukom, Steve Nell, Shaun Ortell, Pierre Marais, Wojtek Kowalczyk  (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime Opens South African Facility

Kongsberg said it has opened its first office and warehouse facility in the Republic of South Africa on Friday, November 4, 2016. Located in Cape Town’s airport zone, the new Kongsberg Maritime South Africa facility joins the company’s global network of first party sites, consisting 64 offices located in 20 countries, employing more than 4,000 people.   Kongberg's expansion in South Africa comes as the Government’s National Development Plan turns toward maritime resources as part of ‘Operation Phakisa’; a program implemented to unlock the economic potential of

Brian Turnball

Glander Bunkering Hires New Senior Trader

Glander International Bunkering announced that they have hired Brian Turnbull as a Senior Bunker & Lubricant Trader. Brian will begin working with Glander International Bunkering in their Dubai office. Brian comes to Glander International Bunkering with 23 years of experience in the bunker industry. He has previously been one of the driving forces in starting up and managing multiple successful bunkering companies in South Africa. His experience in business development and knowledge of the South African markets is welcomed at Glander International Bunkering.  

IBIA: Bunker Market Opportunities in Africa

of service is improving. However, the increased regulation has in some places reduced competitiveness and as a result, is restricting market growth. This was the conclusion of the speakers and delegates at the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Africa Regional Forum held in Cape Town, South Africa last week. The Forum was chaired by IBIA board member Patrick Holloway of the law firm Webber Wentzel. Captain Peter Hall, IBIA CEO led the discussions which focused on key developments across the region and stressed the importance of establishing good bunkering hubs for economic growth. There

Bruno Pollet (Photo: Coldharbour Marine)

Pollet to Lead R&D at Coldharbour Marine

Coldharbour Marine Ltd. has appointed Professor Bruno Pollet to head its R&D department.   Bruno Pollet moves to Linby, Nottinghamshire from the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa where he was Professor of Energy Materials and Systems and Director of the National DST Hydrogen South Africa Systems Competence Centre, an industry led R&D group with an emphasis on prototype development and manufacturing.    Pollet’s first task will be to recruit and build a strong R&D team of senior engineers and scientists with the brief to optimize and improve

Jeremy D. Thigpen, President & CEO

Executive Changes at Transocean

team." Mr. Mey most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atwood Oceanics ("Atwood"). Including his almost five years at Atwood, he has over 28 years of experience in the energy and financial services industries in both the United States and South Africa.  Prior to Atwood, Mr. Mey was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Scorpion Offshore Ltd. He also held positions of increasing responsibility during his 12 years with offshore driller Noble Corporation, including Vice President and Treasurer. Mr. Mey earned

Guillaume Delcourt (Photo: ACR Electronics)

ACR Electronics Names Delcourt Sales Manager

sector to his new role at ACR, including European sales experience with a major emphasis with French OEM boat builders. He joins ACR following three years at marine equipment manufacturer Lewmar and three years as International Sales Manager at Karver Systems, covering Europe, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and the U.S. In a previous role, he also managed equipment logistics for the Extreme Sailing Series Europe based on the Isle of Wight

Manuel Jiménez (Photo: SENER)

SENER Names Jiménez Financial, Administrative Director

within the Abengoa Group. During his last years in the company, he served as Financial Director of Inabensa, a subsidiary of Abengoa specializing in the fields of Power Transmission, Renewable Energy and Infrastructure, in which his responsibility included U.S., Canada, U.K., Denmark, India, and South Africa, and the regions of Latin America and North Africa. Prior to this, he was Financial Director for Latin America and Abengoa Brazil

Thoresen Shipping

Thoresen Shipping goes to Middle East

its explansion to the Middle East. The office will be led by Baard Osland, a dry bulk shipping industry veteran. A press statement from Ian Claxton, managing director, Thoresen Shipping says: "This is the fifth market we have expanded into, and follows successful launches into Denmark and South Africa over the last eighteen months or so, both of which, combined with our Singapore presence, have delivered solid business performance improvements."   Thoresen Shipping is an international dry bulk shipping company with offices in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark With a heritage of offering

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Empowering Maritime Women in East and Southern Africa

is key, as it provides a platform for women to discuss gender issues and help each other climb the professional ladder. At the end of the conference, WOMESA launched its latest local chapter in the Seychelles, joining others in Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, Somalia, South Africa, and the United Republic of Tanzania.     The conference also adopted a resolution, setting out WOMESA's obligations and responsibilities to achieving the SDGs and related targets, to ensure that the purpose of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is realized through the

Atlas, Amplo Launch Partnership in South Africa and Namibia

Atlas Knowledge and its strategic partner Amplo Development Services have launched a new initiative that will bring internationally certified construction, commercial and oil & gas training to the burgeoning South African and Namibian energy industries. The alliance is in response to the soaring demand for accessible, affordable world-class training for the growing indigenous workforce in the rapidly developing energy regions. With certified training a pre-requisite to enter the industry, it will make specialist e-learning training and qualifications more readily accessible to South African and

Captain Harry Gale (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Cape Town Hosts Nautical Institute Command Seminar

The second in The Nautical Institute’s 2017 series of Command Seminars continues to focus on Navigation Accidents and their Causes, a topic that is receiving considerable attention in the industry.   The seminar began today in Cape Town, South Africa, with NI President Captain Duke Snider FNI giving the opening address before handing over to South African Maritime Safety Authority CEO Sobantu Tilayi for the keynote address. Independent marine consultant Captain Alan Reid MNI, then introduced the main theme.   Navigation assessments play a key role in helping maintain high standards

Imraan Bux (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Strengthens Ports & Shipping Department

.  Clients includes governments, port authorities, terminal operators, shipping companies, civil engineering contractors, maritime lawyers and protection & indemnity (P&I) clubs. Professionally, Bux  has many years’ experience working for the National Ports Authority of South Africa within port engineering, as senior maritime engineer at Ove Arup and Partners in London as well as working on major civil and marine engineering projects for oil & gas majors Shell International and ExxonMobil. He has worked on various large scale port and marine infrastructure projects across

Richard Welge (Photo: AIDA Cruises)

AIDA Names Welge VP Customer Experience

Head of Marketing. Prior to that, he held various management positions at comdirect bank for twelve years, most recently serving as Head of Marketing and Sales for eight years. Welge has an interesting biography. He grew up in Namibia and obtained a degree in business administration in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is married with two children. AIDA Cruises is one of Germany’s fastest growing and most financially successful tourism businesses and currently employs around 7,000 people from 40 countries. Of these employees, 6,000 work on board and 1,000 work at the company headquarters in Rostock

GAC is Awarded ISO 29990 Certification (Credit GAC)

GAC Corporate Academy Certified

, complying with quality standards for learning service providers, benefiting both participants and GAC’s management and clients. The certificate was presented to GCA General Manager Damien O’Donoghue by Alireza Ramin Majd, DNV Country Manager for the Middle East, Northeast & South Africa and West Asia. Majd says: “Training is an increasingly important investment for companies large and small. That’s why it’s important for training services providers like the GAC Corporate Academy to develop processes and performance standards to measure and meet the challenges

Lady engineer: File photo

Fit for Sea Medical Program Tests 300,000th Applicant

fleets enjoy protection & indemnity cover from the UK P&I Club but a few continue to support PEME while placing their ships with other clubs. There are thirteen clinics in the Philippines including Manila, Davao City and Iloilo City and twelve clinics in India, four in Croatia, three in South Africa and the UK, two in Romania and Australia, one each in Indonesia, France, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Spain, Singapore, Thailand, Ukraine as well as extensive coverage throughout the USA & Canada. The busiest clinics are in the Philippines as that country accounts for largest percentage of total

Padhraic O'Connor (Credit: Marine Projects)

Marina Projects Adds O’Connor as Project Manager

still.” O’Connor studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Limerick and completed a postgraduate degree in Stellenbosch University with First Class Honours MSc in Port & Coastal Engineering.  He has five years’ experience as a Port & Coastal Engineer in South Africa and relocated to the U.K. with aims to expand his maritime engineering portfolio. O’Connor adds, “I am excited to have the opportunity to join Marina Projects as a Project Manager and to use the skills I have learned and developed in recent years.  I hope to bring something

Nigeria Energy Sector Closing the Gender Gap

to hold your homes together, and we are beginning to translate that into boardroom jobs, and then owning companies." Winihin Ayuli-Jemide, a Lagos-based entrepreneur and former lawyer, is a leading activist of research on women in business and government. She argues that one of the reasons South Africa was the dominant economy in Africa for so long is that women were actively involved in businesses of all sizes. She advocates that it is now time for Nigerian women to think bigger and turn to booming areas such as oil and gas. A McKinsey study titled Women Matter, found that companies with

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