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Jorge Unda (Photo: SENER Group)

Unda Named CEO of SENER Group

Jorge Sendagorta, who previously combined the positions of President and CEO. Unda becomes the top executive of the company, and Sendagorta remains as President of SENER’s Board of Directors.An industrial engineer in the field of Mechanics from the Higher School of Industrial Engineering of Bilbao (Spain), University of the Basque Country, and doctor of industrial engineering from the ESII (Higher School of Industrial Engineers) of San Sebastian (Spain), University of Navarra, Jorge Unda has had a long career at SENER. He joined the company in 1986 as a Project Engineer, and subsequently became a

Photo: Costa Cruises

Costa Cruises to Grow Capacity by 43 Percent by 2021

The majority of the work was focused on the cabins, the internal and external public areas, with the creation of a new "tapas and paella bar". In fact, during the next summer season, the ship will offer a week-long itinerary dedicated to the beaches and entertainment of the Balearic Islands and Spain.    Under this growth programme, the number of ships in the Costa fleet will increase to 17 in 2021, compared with the current 14. Overall, the Costa Group currently has seven new ships on order, for a total investment of over six billion euros. In addition to Costa Cruises four new ships

Photo courtesy of RCCL

Quantum of the Seas to Embark on World Tour in 2015

collection of fascinating destinations for an experience only found on Royal Caribbean.   Alternatively, vacationers can choose among five sailings, ranging from three to 16 nights, which comprise the Quantum Global Odyssey:   An 11-night Ocean Voyage – Cape Liberty to Spain cruise, departing May 2, 2015, from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J., to Barcelona, Spain, with calls at Ponta Delgada, Azores; and Cartagena and Palma De Mallorca, Spain, A 16-night Suez Canal – Barcelona to Dubai itinerary, departing May 13, with calls at Rome (Civitavecchia)

Photo: ConocoPhillips

Conoco to Cut 7% of Canadian Workforce

for the company, said in an email.   ConocoPhillips shares were up 4 cents in midday trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $62.05.   The layoffs follow one from Talisman Energy Inc on Wednesday; the company will cut 15 percent of its staff due to low prices ahead of its acquisition by Spain's Repsol SA .   Other Canadian producers that have already announced job cuts include CNOOC-owned Nexen Energy, Suncor Energy Inc and Royal Dutch Shell.     (Reporting by Anna Driver and Scott Haggett; Editing by Terry Wade and Bernadette Baum

Photo courtesy of Trelleborg

Trelleborg Welcomes Pianc Young People to Factory

on the understanding of fender performance and lifecycle.   Key to the organization of the event was Alfred Roubos, Project Leader at the Port of Rotterdam.  Mr Roubos commented: “The event was a great success, with attendees coming from all over the world, including Belgium, Iceland, Spain and as far away as Brazil and Argentina.”   Mr Roubos presented some preliminary findings from PIANC Working Group 145, which is focused on updating PIANC guidance on berthing velocities and fender design.  The objective of the Working Group is to produce a report providing data

Spanish Dockers Call Strike over Non-union Labor

it would not change parts of the plan, El Pais said, citing the CETM union.   Reuters could not reach CETM for comment.   The proposals would allow companies operating in ports to hire staff that do not belong to unions, a move unpopular with union members but which would help bring Spain in line with European Union regulations.   The nine days of stoppages across dozens of Spanish ports would take place on alternate days, meaning disruptions could drag on for three weeks between March 6 and March 24, El Pais said.   Negotiations between the unions and the government

Image: C-Job

C-Job to Open Rotterdam Office

looking abroad for possibilities.”   While the company currently has sales agents in certain regions of the world, the next step is to found worldwide proposal offices. “Using the same principle as we have used in Rotterdam, we have ideas to copy the C-Job concept to other locations; Spain, Germany and China, for example. As long as we have the projects, the talented people and we are able to guarantee quality, we will continue to expand our business,” Basjan said

FIle photo from pictures of the past ESPO Conferences. Courtesy:  European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

European Social Dialogue on Ports: Employers Bullish

for ports because it allows constructive discussions that will help the sector to continue to play its vital role for the EU.   During the Social Dialogue for Ports meeting held today in Brussels, the employees’ delegations has decided to leave in reaction to national developments in Spain. The employers’ delegations regrets this decision and wishes to remind that the competence of the social partners involved in the Social Dialogue for ports is a European one.   The employers’ delegations remains committed to the social dialogue process at European level and believe

Estefania Fenoy (Photo: Peli Products)

Peli Names Fenoy Marketing Director

behind every aspect of the company’s marketing in EMEA and has been instrumental in building Peli into a truly global brand. Prior to joining the company, she worked in the Media/Broadcast Industry with the ITB TV Channel in London (UK) and previously in the Biotechnology Industry in Barcelona, Spain.   “Estefania has been extremely effective at driving marketing, public relations and social media initiatives to elevate the Peli brand and support our dealer network,” said Scott Ermeti, Senior Vice President of Peli Products - International Business. “Her focus on our

Thomas P. Ostebo (Photo: CLIA)

Ostebo Chosen to Head CLIA

CLIA global headquarters in Washington D.C., and will work with the orgainzation’s 15 offices across the globe, including Abremar-Brasil, Alaska, Australasia, Belgium & Luxembourg, Europe, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, North America, North Asia, North West & Canada, Southeast Asia, Spain and UK & Ireland.  

Photo: IDC

European Dockworkers to Hold Two-hour Strike

The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called a Europe-wide port stoppage in support of the conflict faced by Spanish dockers and in opposition to the policies of the European Commission (EC).   Once the conflict in Spain has been resolved, the IDC said it expects the EC to reconvene the European Commission Sectorial Social Dialogue Committee, which the IDC will re-join in order to promote new changes.   The IDC said it demands that International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions 137 and 152 be ratified and complied with by all member states of the European Union.   The

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

efficiency, emissions reduction, and power generation including diesel and gas generation, wind, and solar energy.   Christensen comes from Odense Maritime Technology, where he held the position as Sales & Business Development Director. Prior to this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at Spanish shipyard group Astilleros Españoles, and then ten years as CEO for Spain for all group companies, simultaneously responsible for business development in Latin America.   Christensen is a mechanical

Carlos del Corral (Photo: iContainers)

iContainers Hires Barcelona Office Director

career in 1998 at the maritime operations department of logistics firm Servicios Logísticos Integrados in Madrid. After multinational firm UTI Worldwide acquired the company, Del Corral took charge of transforming the processes and systems. As UTI Worldwide’s operating controller of Spain, his work involved ensuring process compliance, continuous improvements, and performance measurement through metrics.    At UTI Spain, Del Corral was responsible for commercial and operational management. In 2006, he went over to UTI New York, where he led the team dedicated to strategic

Mercedes Sierra is SENER’s new CEO in the U.S. (Photo: SENER)

Sierra Named CEO of SENER US

Mercedes Sierra CEO of SENER in the United States.    Sierra joined SENER in 1985, growing within the organization and functioning in many management roles. This experience includes leading many of the international and multidisciplinary contracts for SENER in the aerospace field. In 2005 Spain’s Ministry of Economy appointed Sierra the Director of Aeronautics and Space of the Agency for Technology & Innovation where she served on a number of international oversight organizations and committees. Finishing her duties in July 2009, she rejoined SENER in the San Francisco offices

Maria Teresa Pisabarro Castanedo, Manager DNV GL Academy Spain (3rd from the right) accepted the “Impulso a la Formacion” award on behalf of DNV GL. (Photo courtesy: DVN GL)

Spanish Cluster Recognizes DNV GL’s Maritime Academy

DNV GL’s Maritime Academy has been recognized for its training program by the Spanish Maritime Cluster. DNV GL received the “Impulso a la Formación” award, in recognition of the Maritime Academy’s efforts in the Maritime Training Sector in Spain. The award is under the patronage of King Felipe VI and honours initiatives that improve training programs and promote the development of new opportunities for professionals in the Spanish maritime sector. It also rewards projects that enable professionals to more easily move careers to a new maritime subsector. “We

Andreas Maierhofer  (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Names Maierhofer Oslo GM

industry, including Project Broker and Commercial Director. His diverse industry awareness is further complemented by his cultural adaptability and impressive language skills. As a result of the many countries he has lived in, including but not limited to; Canada, Norway, Germany, U.K., Hong Kong, Spain and Dubai, Andreas is fluent in English, Norwegian and German

(Photo: SUNY Maritime)

Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

oversee the installation of Ocean Guardian and SUNY Maritime alumna Anna Silva (’98) will be on hand to deliver training to officers, instructors and approximately 740 cadets before the ship departs campus on May 7. This year, the ship will be calling on San Juan, Puerto Rico; Palma de Mallorca, Spain; Glasgow, Scotland; Gaeta, Italy; and Ponta Delgada, Azores before returning to New York on August 10, 2018.“The ship’s worldwide itinerary will really give cadets the chance to understand first-hand how complex the regulatory environment is,” said Total Marine Solution’s

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