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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Courtesy of S.P. Inter Marine

S.P. Inter Marine Expands Cargo Handling

Long established in the trucking, warehousing, cargo transfer and barging industry of Thailand, S.P. Inter Marine can be described as a broadly horizontally integrated firm. With a well constructed presence at Ayutthaya, about 80 kmup the Chao Phrya River from the Gulf of Thailand; it continues to expand its warehousing capacities for Thai agricultural cargos like tapioca. Its barge loading facility can handle a wide range of products from domestic aggregate to export agriculture products. In addition to typical river barges, its fleet includes some larger 60 by 16-m barges with 3,000-ton capacities.

Dr Tao Zhao (Photo: Xodus)

Xodus Appoints Dr. Tao Zhao

as its new advanced engineering lead.With more than 15 years’ experience in subsea pipeline and riser design and analysis, Dr. Zhao joins Xodus from Heerema Marine Contractors. Throughout his career, he has provided a range of analysis for offshore contractor and engineering consultants in both Thailand and the UK.The appointment of Dr. Zhao follows the recent additions of David Livermore and Gareth Jones.Livermore joins as a technical safety and human factors consultant, who specializes in the human element of risk. Joining as a principal consultant in decommissioning, Jones has more than 12 years&rsqu

(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

(Photo: Wavelink)

Seafaring Cadets Upskilled the ‘Singapore Way’

In its 36th run, The CadetsPlus program has benefitted close to 3,000 cadets across 15 cities in six countries.A historical training collaboration between the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU), the Thai Seafarers’ Association (TSFA) and various shipping companies in Thailand, upskilled close to 90 Thai cadets who are ready to be deployed onboard Singapore’s shipping fleet having completed a two-week CadetsPlus pre-sea preparatory program developed by Singapore’s Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI).In conjunction with SMOU’s first Bangkok Nite for its Thai union

MIKE SANGSTER (Courtesy Total)

Sangster Appointed Sr VP of Total

team, Mike Sangster was the Managing Director of Total E&P Australia since 2010.   He has held a variety of positions in Exploration & Production within Total since 1995. Before his role in Australia, Mike was President & General Manager of Total’s Upstream subsidiary in Thailand. Other roles have included Vice President of Economics, Strategy and Planning, Vice President Business Development & Strategy for Total E&P USA, and Senior International Negotiator.   Prior to joining Total, Mike qualified as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Aberdeen and

Dickson Chin (Photo courtesy of Wallem)

Chin to Lead Wallem Ship Agency

further their careers in the group.” Chin will be leading a network of 26 offices across Asia, with teams delivering a full port agency service and a range of marine and logistics services to vessel owners, operators, charterers and cargo interests in all Asian ports. Chin has lead teams in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar, mentoring staff, coordinating the navy calls in the region and building the business. He has also continued to support the growth of Wallem’s cruise business across Asia; Wallem now handles more than 450 cruise port calls every year. wallem.co

GAC India Names Delaney Managing Director

2004.   Delaney, now responsible for overseeing the continued growth of GAC’s shipping and logistics businesses in India, brings to the role more than 30 years of related industry experience. During his 23 years at GAC, Delaney has held various positions including Managing Director of GAC Thailand, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi, Commercial Director of GAC Marine and Commercial Development Manager of GAC China. Prior to joining GAC, he worked for a number of established shipping and logistics companies.   Fredrik Nyström, GAC’s Group Vice President, Asia Pacific speaks of

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Rolls-Royce Appoints Ruth Cairnie as Non-Executive Director

Cairnie was formerly Executive Vice President Strategy & Planning at Royal Dutch Shell Plc, where she held a number of senior international roles, including managing the Global Commercial Fuels business. She served on the boards of Shell Pakistan Ltd and joint venture companies in Germany and Thailand. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Associated British Foods plc and Keller Group plc. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Rotterdam School of Management. Ruth graduated in Joint Honours Mathematics & Physics from Bristol University and then took a Masters in Advanced

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

and participation help drive company culture and human behaviors and lead to the success of HSE.   Recent Singapore projects include a Marine Warranty Services project in the Keppel Shipyard on an FPSO which will be transported offshore Angola; mooring analysis for tender barges in the Gulf of Thailand; marine inspection and audit services; and technical advisory and due diligence services for a major LNG Floating Storage Unit (FSU)

Kenneth Lim (Photo: GIB)

GIB Appoints Lim as Bunker Trader

Glander International Bunkering, a bunker and lubricant trading and brokering firm, has appointed  Kenneth Lim as Bunker and Lubricant Trader for the Singapore office. Lim has knowledge and experience supplying bunkers and lubricants in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. Lim holds a degree in Marketing and has completed the Basic Course on the Code of Practice for Bunkering (SS600:2008). Kenneth speaks fluent English and Mandarin.  

Jos Goris

Ship Repair Specialist Goris to Join ASRY

in the Shiprepair & Conversion division of Damen Shiprepair in Europe. Prior to that Goris was Fleet Manager at AP Moller-Maersk & Maersk line for five years, having already completed fifteen years in a variety of senior positions at P&O Nedlloyd BV in the Netherlands, Unithai Shipyard in Thailand and Shell Tankers.  asry.net  

Mo Tafazzoly (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Expands Its Global Footprint

provider of rigging and mooring equipment and services primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry. Under the terms of the agreement with Vryhof Anchors, Franklin will market and resell Vryhof’s anchoring and mooring equipment in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Vryhof Anchors will provide engineering support to Franklin as and when required

Darren Yeo, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer

Vallianz Acquires OER Holdings for $28m

; for $27.7 million (USD). Headquartered in Singapore, OER is a provider of manpower services to the offshore industry and has been supplying professional crew with proven experience in offshore work and related hospitality services to clients worldwide including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, India and Mexico. OER was founded by Sugianto Tandio, a respected business entrepreneur who has gained recognition for his achievements through several awards, notably the World Economic Forum's 2013 "Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award" and the "Ernst and

4th Edition of International Graduate Program

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. This job

Thoresen Shipping

Thoresen Shipping goes to Middle East

, and follows successful launches into Denmark and South Africa over the last eighteen months or so, both of which, combined with our Singapore presence, have delivered solid business performance improvements."   Thoresen Shipping is an international dry bulk shipping company with offices in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark With a heritage of offering shipping related services since 1904 and dry bulk since 1985, the Company has well-established and deep roots in the global maritime community.  

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

Graeme Alexander as General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities

(Photo: Galileo Maritime Academy)

Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

Since mid 2015 when MCA first approved a Thailand based seafarer training facility, that destination has experienced growth as a popular focus for both advanced seafarers and also entry level crew to complete STCW 2010 and the new updating STCW courses.Anthony Gould, CEO and major investor in Galileo Maritime Academy, said at the recent launch of their Survival Craft and Fast Rescue Boats training facility in Phuket, “Over the last three years international professional seafarers coming to Phuket, Thailand for advanced refresher and other MCA courses in approved marine engineering, efficient

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