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Svitzer Names Manager for Middle East & Africa

including the Indian subcontinent and Sri Lanka.   Ahmed has been with the Maersk Group for 11 years, most recently working as Maersk Line Cluster Manager of Africa Horn Cluster in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to this, Mohammed has worked in various commercial roles in East and West Africa, United Arab Emirates as well as in the United Kingdom.   Ahmed is tasked to further accelerate growth of the Svitzer MEA region and will replace Torsten Pedersen, who has been instrumental in improving the performance of our MEA and Asia operations and portfolio over the last three years, the company said

BP workers in Iraq (Photo courtesy of BP)

Oil Majors Cut Staff in Iraq on Violence Fears

have alternatives: "They should have a contingency plan ready to avoid any supply disruption from Iraq," he said. In 2013, Iraqi oil accounted for 14.5 percent of Indian needs. An official at an Indian refiner said he saw no supply problem at the moment and that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates could make up any future shortfall. International oil executives note that their assets in Iraq are a long way from the seat of the troubles in the north: "The people we are dealing with appear to be very much in control of the oil communications that we have," said BP's Dudley

Vijay Minocha (Photo: INTTRA)

Minocha Joins INTTRA as President, Asia Pacific

strategy.   Mr. Minocha brings 34 years of ocean carrier experience spanning executive leadership, commercial, operations, eCommerce and seafaring. Starting in 2013, he served as Global Head of Customer Service, eCommerce and Agency Management at UASC as well as Chairman of the Board of the United Arab Shipping Agency Company - Egypt. Mr. Minocha joined UASC after serving as a Managing Director and a founding member of Emirates Shipping Agency, a carrier that launched in 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Minocha spent seven years at CSAV Group in roles including President of CSAV Group for India, Vice

Kemp: Gulf Migrant Workers Will Be Biggest Victims of Oil Shock

workers will be among the biggest losers from the slump in oil prices and the impact will reverberate to poor countries across the Middle East and South Asia where many of them originate.   Saudi Arabia relies more heavily on migrant labour than any other large country except neighbouring United Arab Emirates, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs.   The oil boom brought an unprecedented influx of migrants mostly from poorer countries in the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia.   The number of migrants resident in the kingdom has almost doubled

Caterpillar Plans Training Center for Dubai

Caterpillar announced that it will build a Regional Training Center for the African and Middle East Region (AME) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Center will offer hands-on machines and power systems technical and sales training to Caterpillar's dealers and customers in the AME region.    At an investment of more than $7 million, the approximately 1,700 m2 center will employ about 40 people, mostly high-level technical staff who will primarily be recruited from the region. The more than 7,000 technicians at AME Cat dealers have some of the most direct connections with Caterpillar

Photo courtesy of The Great Lakes Towing Company

Great Lakes Shipyard Hires Skeeter as GM

design to development, commercial to government vessels, diesel to LNG and LPG, domestic to foreign cargo vessels, and special projects such as offshore structures and jackup drilling rigs.   Prior to joining Great Lakes Shipyard, Skeeter spent seven years working at shipyards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and previously worked for Newport News Shipbuilding and NORSHIPCO (Norfolk Shipbuilding & Drydock Corporation), a subsidiary of BAE Systems Ship Repair. Skeeter holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Florida International University and a Master of Science in Electromechani

Zakee Siddiqi, Chairman & CEO SIDDCO Group, joined by the Italian Ambassador to the UAE, and Alberto Lauro, CEO, istituto Italiano della Saldatura during the signing ceremony (Photo: Abu Dhabi Ports)

MOU Signed for O&G Fabrication Training in UAE

of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between SIDDCO Group and Istituto Italiano della Saldatura (ISS), that will see the two organizations collaborate to provide internationally recognized training and certification programs to Emirati and non-Emirati professionals in Abu Dhabi and across the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The training center is part of SIDDCO Group’s new facility, iNGENIUM, based in Abu Dhabi Port’s Khalifa industrial zone (Kizad).   The MoU was signed at Kizad, under the patronage of the Italian Ambassador to the UAE, H.E. Giorgio Starace, following the SMA signing

(Photo: Mammoet)

Mammoet Expands in the Middle East

Dutch heavy lift specialist Mammoet said it has opened new branch offices in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, having seen an increase in projects across the Middle East. Mammoet has been operating in the Middle East for over 40 years and has already established a head office in Dubai. The company has now branched out and taken up residence in the Mussafah Industrial area in Abu Dhabi, and in Sohar, Oman, enabling Mammoet to provide more localized support and increase its offering of specialist services in engineered heavy lifting and transport across the region.

Capt. Milind Karkhanis (Photo: KVH Videotel)

KVH Videotel Names Karkhanis Middle East Sales Director

location. Capt. Karkhanis has more than 40 years’ experience in the maritime industry, including 15 years at sea on tankers, bulk carriers, and container ships; on shore, he worked in Mumbai and Hong Kong in ship manning and operations roles. Capt. Karkhanis has recently relocated to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. “I am looking forward to servicing our current clients in the region and expanding our operations to new clients who are based in this part of the world,” says Capt. Karkhanis. “With the launch of Videotel Performance Manager earlier this month, we have an exciting platform

DP World Jebel Ali. Photo: DP World

Dubai Shipping Volumes Sink

 Dubai shipping volumes - cargo handled at Dubai's ports, which includes flagship terminal Jebel Ali - fall for third quarter Gulf News reports quoting the latest DP World figures.   DP World's  ports in the United Arab Emirates, all located in Dubai, handled 3.75 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the three months to June 30.    That is 6.2 per cent lower than the 4 million TEUs it reported for the second quarter of 2015 and follows a 5.9 per cent decline in the first quarter of 2016. Cargo volumes at its Dubai ports fell by 2.89 per cent in the fourth quarter

Technip Recertified to Gender Equality Standards

Equality) global standard for gender equality in the workplace, including the group’s headquarters and the Innovation and Technology center both located in Paris, as well as Technip’s manufacturing plants in Le Trait, France, and Vitoria, Brazil. With Australia, Malaysia, the U.K., United Arab Emirates and the U.S. certified last year, Technip counts eight countries EDGE Certified and remains the first and only company in the energy industry to achieve this certification.   EDGE is a global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality applicable across

Peter Porter (Photo: Imtech Marine)

Porter Appointed GM for Radio Holland

Imtech Marine has appointed Peter Porter as General Manager for Imtech Marine Belgium, also known as Radio Holland, per October 1, 2015. Porter will succeed Frans Ploegaert, who has started in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, as Director Middle East and India. Porter started at sea as Deck Officer and has since 1989 further developed his career ashore. He worked, amongst other things, as Operations and Capacity Manager Container Trades at CMB N.V – CMBT N.V. and as Fleet and Operations Director at Safmarine Container Lines. In 2012 he started his own shipping consultancy company Antwerp

Brian Kim

Northrop Grumman Appoints Kim

. In this new position, he will be responsible for coordinating the corporation's relationship with South Korea, supporting current programs and developing strategies for growth.   Kim has more than 30 years of experience working in the aerospace industry in the U.S., South Korea and the United Arab Emirates. He joins Northrop Grumman after five years with Boeing Defense, Space and Security, where he was vice president of business development and country director for South Korea. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in the U.S. working for Korea Aerospace Industries, Samsung Aerospace and Hughes Aircraft

Raymond Pirie, Vice President of Intertek’s global Exploration and Production business line, at one of Intertek’s laboratories

Intertek Invests in O&G Lab in Abu Dhabi

country. Intertek has already worked on a number of Middle East reservoir projects using its laboratories in other international locations, but this investment delivers services locally to oil and gas companies in the area for the first time. The company has a number of existing offices in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and works with national oil companies to deliver third-party inspection, expediting, quality assurance, and asset integrity management services on major projects. The UAE regional offices also extend service support into Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, India, Iraq, Algeria

Massa Joins North Carolina Ports

role will allow us to continue that growth today and into the future,” said NC Ports Vice President, Trade Development, Hans Bean.   Massa brings decades of expertise in the maritime industry with him to NC Ports. Massa previously served as Commercial Director, AVP Sales and Marketing for United Arab Agencies, Inc. In addition to his time with UAAI, Massa spent six years with the Jacksonville Port Authority where he was directly responsible for developing new carrier, terminal operating and cargo business opportunities.  

Jan-Arie Sepers (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Sepers Netherlands GM

his career began 26 years ago. On October 3 he started as General Manager of Radio Holland Netherlands, after a career at Nokia.   Sepers started at Radio Holland in Rotterdam as a service engineer in 1990 after studying electrical engineering. A year later he was transferred to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he worked as Middle East service manager for six years. In 1998, he returned to Rotterdam as service manager. After that, his ambitions took him to another industry and he joined Nokia. In Italy he set up mobile networks and sold services and maintenance contracts to telecom operators

Sylvia Boer (Photo: Damen)

Damen's Boer Secures WISTA Post

Damen’s Head of Communications, Sylvia Boer, has recently been appointed President of the Netherlands chapter of WISTA – the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. WISTA the Netherlands was founded in 2000 and currently has 140 members from across the maritime industry. WISTA the Netherlands focuses on a number of priority topics affecting the industry. Amongst these are sustainability, new technologies, big data, health & safety, cyber security, block chain, developing cultural sensitivity and last, but by no means least, clean oceans. WISTA has 3,000

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