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Arno van Poppel (Photo: N-Sea)

N-Sea Names New Chief Executive

N-Sea Holding announced Thursday it has appointed Arno van Poppel as Chief Executive of the Netherlands based subsea inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) services provider.van Poppel succeeds Gerard Keser, who steps down from his current role after eight years with the company to take up a position on the company’s advisory board.With a solid track record in the marine contracting environment, van Poppel has contributed to the growth and transformation of companies such as Fabricom and Boskalis Subsea Cables & Flexibles (formally VBMS), creating market leaders renowned for their innovative

The Fjords CEO Steps Down

Rolf A. Sandvik is leaving his position as CEO of The Fjords. Sandvik, who has led the company since its formation in January 2015, has informed the board of his intention to step down. Vidar Hauståker, the Chief Financial Officer of The Fjords and Flåm AS, will act as interim general manager until a permanent replacement is recruited.The Fjords has delivered a strong performance since its launch, in addition to launching a new breed of environmentally friendly, passenger focused and multi-award winning vessels. The company’s first three operating years (2015-2017) generated a

Rod shaking hands with Alec Don Photo courtesy

British Ports Chairman Steps Down

 Shoreham Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn stood down as Chair of the British Ports Association (BPA), at their Annual General Meeting on yesterday after a two-year term. Rodney had been the Vice Chair of the BPA for two years prior to taking on the role of Chair in 2016.   During his time as Chair, Rodney has been proactive in addressing key issues facing the ports industry. This has included developing good governance principles across the sector.    Rodney has also championed for investment in the transport network, despite difficult times for public funding. He has

MD S. S Teo takesover as Chairman of PIL Photo courtesy PIL

PIL Founder Steps Down as Chairman

 The founded and Chairman of Pacific International Lines (PIL) Chang Yun Chung announced that he is stepping down and the current Managing Director SS Teo will take over from him.    In a statement he said, "I wish to inform you that as part of PIL’s ongoing renewal and succession plan, I will step down as Chairman with effect from 1 April 2018. The Board has selected SS Teo, current Managing Director, to lead the Company in the role of Executive Chairman & Managing Director.   "At the same time, I will also retire from the Board and relinquish all my board

(Left) Thorsten Haeser and Joachim Schlotfeldt. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Thorsten Haeser Steps Down as CCO of Hapag-Lloyd

 Thorsten Haeser has quit as chief commercial officer of Hapag-Lloyd, which has reorganised its executive Board.   CCO Thorsten Haeser is leaving the Company as at 31 March 2018 on the most amicable of terms. With great professionalism and personal dedication, he managed and realigned the Executive Board’s sales responsibilities.    Following the merger with container liner shipping company United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), Haeser played a key part in the smooth integration of UASC’s business into Hapag-Lloyd AG.    Haeser was also instrumental in

Styrk Bekkenes, President of Palfinger Marine, has stepped down from his position. (Photo: Palfinger Marine)

Bekkenes Steps Down from Palfinger President Post

Styrk Bekkenes, President of Palfinger Marine, has stepped down from his position.   “With the strengths that lie within the company, both in terms of personnel and products, Palfinger Marine is very well positioned to be the preferred supplier of cranes, lifesaving equipment and winches for vessels and installations worldwide.  I feel that the time is right for me to step down and seek new challenges,” said Bekkenes. Coming from the role of CEO of Harding Safety, Styrk has been the President of Palfinger Marine since January of this year. Prior to this he was part of a

Ocean Signal founder, Alan Wrigley (left), hands over the reins to Neil Jordan (right) (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal MD Wrigley Steps Down

Alan Wrigley has announced that he is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of communication and safety at sea specialist Ocean Signal. Effective from June 1, 2017, company founder Wrigley is replaced by Ocean Signal’s current Senior Project Manager, Neil Jordan, in a planned transition developed to continue the rapid growth of the Margate-based business. Wrigley, who has been involved in the marine electronics industry for over 41 years, has steered engineering-led Ocean Signal from a new company with a small portfolio of devices in 2011 to an international brand and world

Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

his open and engaging style of leadership. It’s obvious that he cares deeply for the shipbuilders at Newport News. HII would not be the successful company it is today if it were not for Matt’s leadership during the spin-off six years ago and since that time.”   After Mulherin steps down as Newport News Shipbuilding president, he will assist with the transition and continue to report to Petters until his retirement.  

Jim Hagemann Snabe (Photo: A.P. Moller-Maersk)

A.P. Moller-Maersk Elects New Chairman to Steer Digital Transformation

on the restructuring plan set out by new group Chief Executive Soren Skou in September. This included bulking up the group's transport and logistics operations while seeking alliances or a separate listing for its capital intensive energy division. Snabe replaces Michael Pram Rasmussen, who steps down after 14 years in the job. "Jim is a man of the future, I firmly believe in that ... I hope that technology will play a bigger role than it has played so far in our business," said Ane Maersk Mc-Kinney Uggla, Chairman of A.P. Moller Holding. A.P. Moller Holding, wholly-owned by

Helge Olsen (Photo: Odfjell SE)

Odfjell SVP Olsen Steps Down

Norway based shipping and tank terminal company Odfjell SE said its Senior Vice President Helge Olsen will step down from his role as Head of Ship Management, effective January 9, 2017.   Olsen, who has been with the company since 2000, holds no Odfjell shares or options.   Harald Fotland, SVP Odfjell Tankers, has been appointed to temporarily cover the position as SVP Ship Management until Olsen’s successor is in place.

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

André Meijer will step down from his position as CEO of Huisman, with immediate effect. The company said it will implement an internal solution and adjust the management structure accordingly, if required. Joop Roodenburg will remain involved in the day-to-day management of the company and continue in his role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Huisman is a globally operating company with extensive experience in the design and manufacturing of heavy construction equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is

Curtis Foltz (Photo: GPA)

GPA Executive Director to Step Down

Curtis Foltz steps down; Griff Lynch named new executive director of Georgia Ports Authority   Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today.   The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.   “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the

MTS Executive Director Steps Down

Richard Lawson, Executive Director of the Marine Technology Society (MTS), has stepped down to pursue other professional opportunities, MTS’ Board of Directors announced today.   Lawson has served as MTS Executive Director since December of 2007. He steps down effective today.   In the coming weeks, the MTS Board of Directors will develop a formal search process for a new executive director, as well as a restructuring of job responsibilities to better utilize the talents of the remainder of the MTS staff.   Chris Barrett, currently the Director of Meetings and Professional

Peter Ganz (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Hapag-Lloyd CFO Ganz Steps Down

Hapag-Lloyd CFO Peter Ganz steps down from position; CSAV CFO Nicolas Burr appointed his successor   Peter Ganz will step down from his position as company CFO effective April 1, 2015, also leaving the company on the same day, as announced during today’s meeting of Hapag-Lloyd’s Supervisory Board. The Supervisory Board has given its approval.   The change on the Executive Board comes following an agreement between shareholders stipulating that CSAV, as the new largest shareholder in Hapag-Lloyd, has the right to nominate an individual of its choice to assume the position of

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