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Jillian Carson-Jackson (Photo: The Nautical Institute)

Nautical Institute's New President Outlines Top Goals

The newly elected President of The Nautical Institute, Jillian Carson-Jackson has vowed to help the Institute and wider maritime community meet three important challenges – those of diversity and inclusion, branch engagement and managing the impact of technology.Speaking at today’s Nautical Institute Annual General Meeting she announced a pledge from the Institute on diversity and inclusion saying: “There has been a concerted effort over the past years to raise visibility of not just women, but the overall role of diversity and inclusion in maritime. The pledge of the Institute

Kasper Karlsen (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

of Transformation Office and Customer Solutions at Maersk Drilling. Karlsen holds a Master's Degree from the Technical University of Denmark in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, along with several other business and leadership qualifications from among others the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and IMD Business School.Kasper Nilaus, recently named Svitzer CEO, said, “With the towage sector undergoing a significant transformation and our industry under unprecedented strain, Kasper is ideally placed to help Svitzer Europe adapt to the new normal and help bring in a new age of customer-focu

Matt Green (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Hires Green as Senior Robotics Engineer

Greensea, creator of OPENSEA, the open software architecture platform for the marine industry, recently added key personnel to its engineering team to support the development of its EOD technologies. Matt Green, Senior Robotics Engineer, is leading the technology development of Greensea’s EOD Workspace, a navigation, control, and user interface system for inspection class ROVs used  in military subsea EOD mitigation.“We wanted a robotics engineer who would push the boundaries of what a small ROV is capable of in the EOD world. These ROVs require highly accurate navigation and control

NPD Director General Ingrid Sølvberg - Credit/NPD

Norwegian Petroleum Directorate Names New Senior Management Team

from BI. For the last five years, she has been Managing Director of Greater Stavanger, which is an inter-municipal industrial and commercial development company in the Stavanger region.Her previous positions have included market director in Stavanger Aftenblad, managing director for Prekubator Technology Transfer Office and managing director in Stavanger Helseforsikring. Prior to that, she was a controller and head of finances and planning in what was then Statoil, and she also worked as a commercial financial consultant in SR-Finans.She also has experience from public administration as chair of

Daniel Toerner (Photo: TSGI)

The Shearer Group Hires Toerner

for Texas A&M’s Human Powered Submarine Team where he designed, modeled and built a submarine which raced in the International Submarine Races against other universities from numerous countries. He was also the President for both the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and Marine Technology Society Texas A&M Chapters

Gwynne Lewis (Photo: IMarEST)

IMarEST Names Lewis Chief Executive

The Insitute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology  (IMarEST) has appointed a new chief executive - Gwynne Lewis - who will begin the role on June 29.David Loosley, the IMarEST’s current chief executive, previously announced that he will be stepping down in June of 2020, after leading the organization for over eight years, to take up the role of Secretary General and CEO of BIMCO.Gwynne has a background in marine consultancy and, prior to joining the IMarEST, was the Global Head of Data and Digital at Lloyd's Register until 2018. He has since been the Maritime Product Line

Jonas Persson (Photo: Lean Marine)

Lean Marine Names Persson Sales Director

experience in cargo and passenger access equipment sales for Ro-Ro, RoPax and cruise vessels in international markets to his new sales director role. His academic qualifications include a master’s degree in Naval Architecture and a Sea Captain bachelor’s degree from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden

Martin Gilbert - Credit: OGTC

OGTC Names New Chair

Aberdeen-based research and technology organization the Oil & Gas Technology Centre has appointed Martin Gilbert as its new Chair.Gilbert succeeds Archie Kennedy who has been Vice-Chair and Chair of the OGTC since it was established in February 2017.Gilbert was a founding director of Aberdeen Asset Management in 1983 and was instrumental in its £11bn merger with Standard Life in 2017, when he became co-chief executive of Standard Life Aberdeen.Welcoming Gilbert's appointment, Colette Cohen, CEO of OGTC said:"We’re excited to welcome Martin to the Oil & Gas Technology

Captain Ted Morley, COO and Academic Principal at MPT in Fort Lauderdales.

Profiles in Training: Capt. Ted Morley, MPT

will always require a “bricks and mortar” facility.Which technologies do you view as most promising to deliver maritime training more effectively and efficiently?Video conferencing and virtual simulations will play a larger role. Efficient yet safe classrooms are a must. The level of technology and infrastructure to effectively deliver and measure the students’ knowledge, understanding, and competence levels will continue to rise. The blended approach will allow students to receive the classroom material early, review and develop a baseline, complete pre-entry familiarization, and

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Wärtsilä Upgrades USCG Academy's Training Simulator

The technology group Wärtsilä has completed replacement of the Ship Analytics simulator solution at the United States Coast Guard Academy’s Ship Control and Navigation Training System (SCANTS) facility. The original simulator system was installed at the Academy in the 1990s, and the replacement work was carried out primarily by, and in partnership with, NavSim Services, Inc., the prime contractor. The upgrade was accomplished in two stages to accommodate the operational training schedule of the Academy, and to fit within the academic breaks.The primary purpose of the USCGA SCANTS

Bob Goldenberg (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Logistics Promotes Goldenberg

commercial logistics team, including U.S. and offshore locations.In this new position, Goldenberg will report to Steve Collar, Crowley’s senior vice president and general manager, logistics, and will continue to be based in the company’s Miami office. Goldenberg will use his experience, technology and industry-knowledge to develop a comprehensive commercial strategy focused on increasing efficiencies and value adds in the global supply chain for Crowley’s retail, apparel, perishable, pharmaceutical, breakbulk and general cargo customers.Goldenberg joined Crowley as vice president,

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Crew Training for a Future that Includes Autonomous Vessels

As we continue to contemplate a future with ships transitioning to automated and autonomous operations, the need for new and innovated crew training will only increase. Our current and future ship crews will need to straddle both new and existing vessel operation technology. This will present challenges, but ones that the industry can address in a proactive manner.Traditionally, maritime skills have changed slowly and new technology was assimilated on the fly in many cases. The Merchant Marine was a place where you learned on the job. From entry-level positions to cadet shipping, the very rank structure

“I think we need to be bold in our thinking, but cautious in our applications. It doesn’t cost that much money to play around with ideas; and that small investment could turn up some great benefits. But if you’re afraid to make that initial investigation, things will pass you by.”
John Waterhouse, Elliott Bay Design Group

Interview: John Waterhouse, EBDG - “Be Bold in Thinking but Cautious in Application”

no fun, because the people you work with are not simply numbers on a ledger, they are your friends, you know their families. Keeping business coming in the door has been a large part of my focus for 30 years.”Governors Island  passenger only ferry delivered May 23, 2019. Photo: EBDGEvolving TechnologyFrom pencils, drawing boards and slide rules to 3D modeling and computing in the cloud, the tools used to design vessels have changed dramatically since 1988. While technology acceleration has assisted firms like EBDG to “develop things quicker, faster and better” Waterhouse warns that

Map showing KrisEnergy's assets - Credit: KrisEnergy

KrisEnergy's Ang Becomes Permanent CFO

as a research analyst. From 2009 to 2013, she worked as VP, Corporate Finance at Brighton Capital Advisors, a corporate finance firm established in Singapore with a primary focus on the oil and gas sector. She holds a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Banking and Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney. She is also a CFA charter holder and a member of the CFA Society Singapore

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ShipMoney Digital Payment Solutions for Cash-to-Master Virtual Payments for Seafarers

for maritime companies, introduced ShipMoney Virtual Cards and the Transfer Marketplace, a pair of services designed to expedite payments to crew members and their families while providing a broad range of remittance options.ShipMoney’s Virtual Card solution uses Visa’s virtual card technology, which enables crew members to immediately access their wages from anywhere in the world while onboard or at home, directly from the ShipMoney App.“We are all deeply concerned about the struggles seafarers are facing and are doing everything possible to help them and their families during

Martyn Thomas is the Chief of Staff at Stream Marine Training Ltd (SMT Ltd.)

Profiles in Maritime Training: Martyn Thomas, Chief of Staff, Stream Marine Training Ltd. (SMT)

Martyn Thomas is the Chief of Staff at Stream Marine Training Ltd (SMT Ltd.) following many years working for both global training providers and cruise companies.  SMT is a maritime skills and technology business providing fire-fighting, sea survival, survival craft and HSE training to the global maritime, oil and gas, renewables and construction industries.Thomas works out of SMT’s head office in Glasgow where SMT trains the majority of its theoretical based courses, including Alternative Fuels, HELM, Security Awareness, and Security Duties, as well as its pool-based training courses like

Rick Bucher (Photo: Victaulic)

Victaulic Names Bucher President

. Bucher will continue reporting to John F. Malloy who has served as Chairman, President & CEO for the past 16 years. Malloy will remain Chairman and CEO.Bucher began his career with Victaulic in 2009 as Vice President, Product Development, and rose to the position of Executive Vice President, Technology & Product Development. In June 2019, he was named COO. During his 11-year career at Victaulic, Bucher has led the design and development efforts of numerous construction industry innovations currently in use worldwide.Bucher joined Victaulic after spending 14 years at W.L. Gore, where he worked

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