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Florian Dussler  (Photo: Xeneta)

Dussler tapped to Lead Xeneta's U.S. Ops

Xeneta is moving to accelerate the growth of its North American operation with the appointment of Florian Dussler as General Manager and VP Sales, Americas. Dussler, previously VP Americas for logistics software firm Transporeon, will head Xeneta’s New York office and aim to grow both awareness and market share for the leading global freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform. The news comes as Xeneta announces it has now built its database to over 55 million contracted rates, while also welcoming some major names to its community of global shippers. Xeneta, which crowd-sources data

Photo: Nordic Yards

Wind Server Gets its Legs

by Danish offshore wind service provider DBB Jack-Up Services in 2012 -    With the installation of the four giant jack-up legs, a major milestone in the building of the specialized vessel has been reached   In Wismar, Rostock-Warnemünde, Germany, today the fourth and last steel jack-up leg was settled into its jacking position on the wind turbine service vessel WIND SERVER, currently under construction at Nordic Yards in Wismar for Danish customer DBB Jack-Up Services. During the past eight days the four huge steel pipes, which were transported to the Wismar shipyard by

(Photo: NSSMC)

NSSMC Opens Vietnam Representative Office

Nippon  Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) held an opening ceremony on February 27 for its new Vietnam Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, established through the company’s subsidiary Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (Thailand) Co., Ltd.    The ceremony was attended by Japanese Consul General Satoshi Nakajima, those concerned with the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Vietnamese government officials, and about 160 invited parties.   Among the ASEAN countries, Vietnam is a major country following Thailand in the Great Mekong Sub-region

Larry Parnacott (Photo: LGH)

Parnacott Joins Lifting Gear Hire

Lifting Gear Hire (LGH) has hired Larry Parnacott as a national account representative.   Parnacott’s work background focuses on power plants, steel mills and shipyards, bringing to LGH with more than 20 years of experience in the rental industry, having most recently worked as an account representative for Delta Rigging.   His new duties at LGH will include maintaining the company’s current national account, looking for new opportunities in national accounts, and staying on top of market conditions regarding products.  

Photo: TNPA

Safety Milestone for Maydon Wharf Infrastructure Upgrade

; Berths 1-2 and 13-14 are currently under construction, following the reconstruction of berth 12, which was completed in November 2012.  Berths 3-4 will be under construction early in 2016.   The work has involved demolition of paving, rail track work and services, construction of new steel sheet piled quay walls, demolition of existing piled crane beams, extraction of timber, concrete piles and a limited number of steel sheet piles and removal of the existing quay wall and capping beams.   Work includes driving of inclined grouted steel anchor piles (being used in South Africa

Bill Heller (left), new President and CEO of Messer Cutting Systems; and retiring President and CEO Gary Norville. In the Background is Messer’s Titan III Cutting Machine

Messer's CEO Norville Announces Retirement

car from the golden era – a 1969 Chevy Malibu SS 396. Messer Cutting Systems is global company headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisc. and is a manufacturer of thermal cutting gantry machines. Messer machines use advanced Plasma, Oxyfuel, drills and laser cutting tools to cut shapes from mild steel, aluminum and stainless steel plate. Messer has sales and service offices located throughout United States, Canada and Mexico.  

Maximillian Natzet

Natzet Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

facilities. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a Senior Structural Engineer and designer of record for numerous transportation infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. He also authored U.S. Navy criteria documents and was the technical leader for the waterfront permitting of a $3 billion steel mill in Alpharetta, Georgia. Natzet received master of civil engineering and bachelor of civil engineering degrees from the University of Virginia. He is a member of the American Institute of Steel Construction.

Jan Flores (Photo: NETSCo)

Flores Named VP at NETSCo

, classification societies, and other regulatory agencies.   Prior to NETSCo, she held the principal engineer position at the American Bureau of Shipping in New Orleans for the machinery group and assisted in the development of the machinery sections of the Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels Under 90M in Length. Her other responsibilities included the role of project leader, vessel and equipment surveyor with extensive experience in code, rule and regulation compliance in both design and implementation phases. Trish was also part of DNV-GL where she held positions of senior engineer

Dennis Thomsen

Thomsen Joins Strategic Marine

for all wind vessel and European workboat related business development activities including strategic planning and market growth. He has experience in the offshore wind industry and joins Strategic Marine from Samsung Heavy Industry where he was the general manager, sales, in Europe for Offshore Wind Steel Foundation. He also held various senior roles in European companies with the primary focus on wind industry including Smulders Group and Vestas Towers.

Huhtala Named CEO at Rautaruukki

served as Executive VP and CFO, and deputy to the president and CEO at Metso Corporation (1999-2003) and as Executive VP and CFO, and deputy to the president and CEO at Rauma Corporation (1991-1999). During Tamminen's term of office, Ruukki has internationalised and focused strongly on special steels, which now account for more than one third of Ruukki Metals' net sales. Ruukki has also evolved into a steel construction actor in the Nordic countries, Eastern Europe and Russia. Recent years have also seen the addition of new energy-efficient innovations to the company's product portfolio. During

Conrad Industries Appoints Leonard as VP

approvals, and production engineering," said Johnny Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer. Conrad Industries, Inc., established in 1948 and headquartered in Morgan City, Louisiana, designs, builds and overhauls tugboats, ferries, liftboats, barges, offshore supply vessels and other steel and aluminum products for both the commercial and government markets. The company provides both repair and new construction services at its five shipyards located in southern Louisiana and Texas.  

John Hunter, P.E. (Photo: BHGI)

Hunter Joins Bristol Harbor Group

Arbor, Michigan. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Washington. He is also a member and a past chairman of the New England section of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). He has 40 years of experience in the design and construction of small (under 295’) steel and aluminum vessels including tugboats, research ships, car ferries, passenger vessels, fishing boats and barges. Prior to joining BHGI, Hunter worked at various naval architecture and marine engineering firms and shipyards throughout the country. He has extensive ferry experience and has worked

John McGuigan (Photo: Aberdeen Harbor)

McGuigan Named Operations Manager at Aberdeen Harbor

activities within the port, while working with others, including customers, port users and the harbor’s safety department, in delivering a safe working environment for all.  Having been involved in the port industry for more than 30 years, McGuigan started his career with British Steel and has since worked for Clydeport, Peel Ports and was previously the E.ON UK terminal manager in Liverpool, handling fuel logistics for a number of power stations

Bollinger Lockport New Construction in Lockport, La.(Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards Achieve Safety Milestones

efforts in keeping safety a top priority.”   With 10 shipyards throughout Louisiana, Bollinger is a designer and builder of fast military patrol boats, oceangoing double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards. Bollinger is also a large vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 25 dry-docks

Eric Coleman (Photo: EBDG)

Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Eric Coleman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's team of naval architects and engineers, bringing with him six years of marine experience.    Coleman’s experience is broad, with an emphasis on preliminary and detail design work of aluminum and steel vessels.  He has worked on a wide variety of commercial vessels and charter yachts up to 210 feet in length.  His background includes hands-on shipyard experience, comprising production oversight, class and regulatory compliance, and designing for production.   Coleman is a licensed professional engineer in Washington

Vallourec Drilling Products Cuts Roughly 150 Jobs in Texas

Vallourec Drilling Products, a subsidiary of Paris, France-based steel pipe maker Vallourec , will lay off roughly 150 employees in Texas, according to a regulatory filing. Vallourec specializes in making tubular products for the energy and other industrial sectors. It has about 19,000 employees worldwide. The layoffs come as companies that supply equipment and services to the oilfield are still recovering from a three-year rout in oil prices. Although benchmark crude futures have traded above $60 a barrel for much of the year, they have fallen recently amid concerns of growing supply. On

James Murray (Photo: Gulfsteam Shipbuilding)

James Murray Joins Gulfstream Shipbuilding Management Team

service,” stated Stuart Reeves, owner of Gulfstream Shipbuilding. “His experience with shipbuilding as well as running a successful passenger excursion company for 12 years makes him a valuable asset to our clients.”   Since 1981, the full-service shipyard has produced quality steel and aluminum vessels up to 300 feet, including U.S. Coast Guard-approved Excursion Vessels, Offshore Fast Supply and Crew Boats, Passenger and Car Ferries, Cruise Boat Tenders and Custom Specialty Boats.   James Murray joined his father’s shipyard in 1997 after graduating college. One

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