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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Adam Drechsel (Photo: SEA IT)

Drechsel Joins Sea IT Technical Team

 Adam Drechsel has joined the international team at the Sea IT headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden.   Drechsel has a background in system development and networks. He has previously held positions as technical account manager and IT technician at Gotanet, an internet and telecommunications provider.

Jonathan Puonti (Photo: Sea IT)

Sea IT Welcomes New Recruits

Sea IT continues to win large scale integration projects from the maritime sector and has welcomed John Olsson and Jonathan Puonti, two technical specialists to the team. Olsson has studied at Chalmers University of Gothenburg in Sweden and holds a wide array of maritime certificates. He has served several years working for shipping companies around the world in different positions. From his maritime career, Olsson has expertise in technical integrations including C and Ku-band, Vsat, TV, communication, radio and navigation equipment from suppliers such as Seatel, Jotron, Intellian, Sailor, STM

Martin Bjuve (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Bjuve VP, Customer Support/Training

investment projects in the Americas. He has been with Volvo Penta since 2003, with positions of responsibility in finance, parts pricing and logistics, as well as both parts and engine distribution. Before moving to the U.S., Bjuve was chief financial officer for Region Europe, based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Prior to that, he headed up sales of parts and distribution development in the Nordic countries. Martin earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Karlstad, Sweden.   Bjuve will report directly to Huibers and will continue to be a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas

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.    

Cavotec Names Norin as New CEO

global industrial services group based in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Recall, Mikael Norin spent 14 years with global engineering group ABB in increasingly senior executive roles based in Asia and Europe, culminating as Senior Vice President and head of the group's Power Systems division based in Sweden. Mikael Norin is a native of Sweden, has engineering training and he attended Lund University and obtained a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Economics with a specialisation in International Business

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Cargotec to Sack 220 at MacGregor

MacGregor to respond to the weakening market situation due to the low oil price and low number of new merchant ship orders.   Cargotec is laying off some 220 employees globally at its MacGregor business. The countries where the impact of the planned measures is estimated to be biggest are Sweden, Singapore and Norway.   "MacGregor is planning to reach savings by reviewing resourcing and making the necessary adjustments with a plan to reduce the use of external workforce and the number of own personnel. Simultaneously MacGregor continues to have a strong focus on the earlier announced

Courtesy Nordic American Tankers Limited

NAO Names Executive Vice Chair

of NAO, now reports to Ms Lie, who has a wealth of offshore energy experience in the main markets of NAO, above all in the British and Norwegian sector of the North Sea. Having studied law and sociology at the University of Oslo, she has served on the boards of large energy companies in Finland and Sweden and has spent close to 20 years in the Norwegian Shipowners' Association, including seven years as its CEO. She also serves as an advisor to Nordic American Tankers Limited. In her new role, Ms Lie continues to report to Herbjorn Hansson, the Chairman of NAO

Trident to Acquire Callenberg

to acquire Callenberg Technology Group (Callenberg) from Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS. Callenberg designs, assembles, integrates, and supports HVAC, electrical energy management, and insulation systems for commercial and government vessels around the world.  It is headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden and employs approximately 900 employees in 14 countries. Trident is an independent provider of turnkey marine joiner, distributed, electro-mechanical, and power, propulsion and control systems and solutions for government and commercial customers both in the U.S. and internationally.  Completion

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European Dockworkers to Hold Two-hour Strike

it completely opposes any attempts to increase job instability and precariousness in the ports, along with any form of privatization that opposes the interests of workers.   Dockworkers from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Britain, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden and Latvia met in Koper, Slovenia in a demonstration of unity

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Expanded World Maritime University Campus Inaugurated

Expanded premises for the World Maritime University (WMU) were inaugurated on Monday, May 19, 2015 in Malmö, Sweden, by IMO Secretary-General and WMU Chancellor Koji Sekimizu.   WMU is an international educational institute for the maritime community, operating under the auspices of IMO. At close to 6,000m2, WMU’s new facility is nearly double the size of the previous Malmö campus. It provides a new auditorium, multiple research laboratories, seminar rooms and video-conferencing capabilities for hosting international conferences. An integrated information system embracing

Mikael Kromli (Photo: The Swedish Club)

Swedish Club Names New CFO

Mikael Kromli, who will take up the position on June 15, 2015 and will be based in Gothenburg.   Kromli, a Swedish national, brings with him experience in the corporate finance field, especially in the areas of investor relations, treasury and risk management in the insurance sector. A past CFO in Sweden’s Volvo Group and at TitanX, Kromli has also worked as CFO at Nobel Biocare, at the time a listed company on the Stockholm Stock Exchange.    The Swedish Club used the occasion of the 2015 Annual General Meeting in Gothenburg to also welcome the election of Lim Sim Keat, Managing

Alex Harsema-Mensonides

Harsema-Mensonides Joins Braemar Engineering

Harsema-Mensonides as Director of Marine Business Development, effective from September 1, 2014. Harsema-Mensonides joins Braemar Engineering with a wealth of experience. He has held key roles across Europe, including technical and commercial positions in the marine industry across the Netherlands, Sweden and Germany, and also founded his own consultancy operating at the vanguard of the LNG sector around the world, advising GE Energy, ABB Marine and Caterpillar, amongst others. A well-known figure in the industry, his expertise encompasses all aspects of LNG, including LNG as marine fuel, small

Photo: Paris MoU

Paris MoU Reports 113 MLC Detentions in First Year

, 2012 were entitled to conduct PSC inspections on MLC requirements from August 20, 2013. As a result, the following 12 member States started enforcing the MLC, 2006 from August 20, 2013: Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation, Spain and Sweden. During the first year of implementation, member states Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Malta and the United Kingdom began to enforce MLC, 2006, bringing the total to 21

4th Edition of International Graduate Program

success of the first three editions, which has seen the recruitment of some 100 graduates from 30 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela), this year’s program once again offers successful candidates a permanent employment contract, competitive salary, and an initial period of induction and training at the Milan headquarters followed by a 12-month job rotation in their country of origin.

APM Terminals to Cut 160 Staff at Gothenburg after Strikes

Port operator APM Terminals, part of A.P. Moller-Maersk, said it will cut 160 staff at its Gothenburg terminal in Sweden, the largest in Scandinavia, as labour disruptions had caused container volumes to drop by 25 percent over the past year. "We have lost about 70,000 containers in revenue over the past year," Henrik Kristensen, head of APM Terminals in Gothenburg, told Reuters on Tuesday. Around half of all Swedish container traffic moves through the terminal in which APM Terminals invested 800 million Danish crowns ($120 million) in 2012-16, and is currently investing a further 250

Thustmaster Expands Its Waterjets Team

with higher thrust, especially at low vessel speeds.   Jason Hill has been working on waterjets since the age of 15, starting with NAMJet, and later moving on to Motor Services Hugo Stamps where he sold MJP and Alamarin waterjets in North America. Jason next moved on to Marine Jet Power out of Sweden as America’s prime salesman and program manager for the Ultra jet product line.   Leonard and Jason join Thrustmaster as the company continues to ramp up its waterjets focus. Thrustmaster acquired the IP rights for waterjets from Australian manufacturer Doen in 2014, and has since started

Lars Ljungström (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO

activities and implementation of financial policies and procedures, and played a key role in the Systems Applications Products roll out across sites.   Ljungström has also served as controller and held other positions within Volvo Penta and the Volvo Group.     Originally from Sweden, Ljungström holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Gothenburg

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