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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Sweden News

Wallén, Scheja Join Ports of Stockholm

be responsible for all business areas at Ports of Stockholm – containers, RoRo, ferries, cruises and bulk. He has extensive and thorough experience of the container sector and will focus particularly on sales and marketing efforts regarding the Stockholm Norvik Port. Ports of Stockholm is building Sweden’s newest freight port, south of Stockholm, which will open in 2020.   Stefan Scheja will be responsible for the sailings that annually carry 12 million passengers to and from Stockholm within the ferries and cruises segment. Ports of Stockholm is Sweden’s biggest passenger port

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University.   Kelleher replaces Martin Bjuve, who has been promoted to CFO and senior vice president business office at Volvo Penta’s global headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden

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

The MarTID partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University. L to R: Associate Professor, Michael Manuel, WMU; Greg Trauthwein, Vice-President, New Wave Media; Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, WMU; Murray Goldberg, CEO, Marine Learning Systems.  Photo courtesy WMU

MarTID Survey Closing Today

(MarTID), giving the industry one last chance to take 20 minutes and become a part of this historic initiative. The partnership was started more than a year ago, a partnership solidified in the summer of 2017 in the office of Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President, World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden, with the signing of an MoU with the World Maritime University, Marine Learning Systems and New Wave Media, publishers of Maritime Reporter & E‪ngineering News and MarineLink.com. Once the MarTID survey is closed, the information will be analyzed and the results published, first in the pages

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.

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.    

Photo: Ports of Stockholm

Page Named CEO of Hutchison Ports Sweden

 Bob Page is the sailing Englishman who loves Sweden. Now he is ready for his final major assignment: To ensure that the container terminal at the Stockholm Norvik Port becomes exactly as good as everyone anticipates.   In the 1990s Robert “Bob” Page worked with logistics for Volvo in Gothenburg. He really enjoyed his work and became close friends with his colleague Göran.   “Our families celebrated Midsummer according to Swedish traditions and we often went out sailing together. It was a really wonderful time,” Bob Page reminisces.   After

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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APM Terminals Announces New Labor Pool

it essential for us to be able to adjust the size of our workforce to keep pace with our customer requests. We believe this new option can translate into more customer success that will grow our business.”   APM Terminals Gothenburg has been involved until now in an arrangement known in Sweden as the Blixtsystem, in which additional personnel were shared with three other port facilities in Gothenburg. Just over 300 people are currently employed temporarily on an hourly basis in the Blixtsystem, which is shared by APM Terminals, Logent Ports & Terminals AB and Gothenburg Ro/Ro Terminal

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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

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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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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

Stephan Aumann (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Aumann Named CEO of Oman Drydock

, especially in the ship repair and conversion as well as the oil and gas business. Stations of his career are spanning around the globe: Curacao Drydock Company, Curacao/Netherland Antilles, Blohm & Voss Shipyards, Hamburg/Germany, Topaz Engineering in Dubai/UAE, Damen Ship Repair, Gothenburg/Sweden and the family owned Theodor Buschmann Shipyard in Hamburg/Germany. Aumann is a past member of the executive board of the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM), the biggest European maritime association

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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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

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