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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Photo: OPITO

O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

A report into UK oil and gas workforce dynamics launched indicates that more than 40,000 new people will need to be recruited into the industry over the next 20 years, including 10,000 in posts that don’t exist today.The UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, by global energy skills body OPITO in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, assesses the changing skills requirements for the industry over the next 20 years. The research will assist in providing a roadmap for a new skills strategy to ensure the sector is ready to take advantage of emerging roles and

Scott Weldon. Photo: HII

Shipbuilding: Weldon Named VP at HII Ingalls

Scott Weldon was promoted to vice president of supply chain management at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In this role, Weldon will provide leadership to all Ingalls supply chain management functions, including sourcing, procurement, inventory control and material warehousing. He succeeds Lori Harper, who will retire on Aug. 1 after more than 15 years of service at Ingalls.   Weldon joined HII in 1998 and served in various leadership positions across the shipyard. Most recently, he served as chief procurement officer. He was named Instructor of the Year in 2017 for his work as an

“Consider, for example, that South America was not an LNG consuming region seven years ago. In 2014, more than 100 cargoes will be sold there. As floating technologies gain acceptance, there will continue to be a big shift in the market demographics.”  Edward Scott, COO,  Excelerate Energy

Excelerate Energy & the Year of LNG

significant resources to applying the technologies and practices we have developed to solutions both smaller and larger than our current mid-scale capabilities. Can you sum up your near term business prospects in a sentence.     We have developed a full suite of midstream value chain solutions and are capable of working from the well head all the way through the downstream LNG marketing downstream, and continue to work with counterparties on a global basis to be midstream partners in monetizing reserves and/or capturing the cost savings and environment benefits of fuel switching

Michael Braun (Photo: Xeneta)

Xeneta Hires Braun as Director, Value Engineering & Advisor Services

Xeneta, an ocean freight rate benchmarking and market intelligence platform, has appointed Michael Braun as Director, Value Engineering and Head of Xeneta Advisor department.   Braun comes to Xeneta after 10 years with TIM Consult where he held the position of Project & Community Manager of Ocean Freight.   "Xeneta is experiencing rapid growth and as the density of our ocean freight data increases there is a need to enhance our customer's knowledge of how to best use our data. Michael's extensive background in ocean freight working closely with hundreds of global shippers will

Irving's shipyard in Halifax is the company's largest (Photo courtesy of Irving Shipbuilding)

Irving Welcomes Mi’kmaq Tradesmen to Halifax Shipyard

we are faced with an aging workforce and a shortage of qualified applicants for skilled, trade positions,” said Doug Flynn, CEO of the Flynn Group of Companies. “From what I have seen so far, I have complete confidence this program will be beneficial to all stakeholders in the construction value chain…..from the workers, right up to the building owner. We fully intend to support this program as it continues to develop, and as more people take advantage of this opportunity, and we look forward to meeting future graduates.” “We want to work with business and help them succeed

TT Club Supports Supply Chain Learning Initiative

Storrs-Fox is TT Club’s Risk Management Director.  He explains TT’s enthusiasm for the initiative, ‘The originality of the Business on the Move game and the learning environment it creates is tremendously appealing.  This is especially so in TT Club’s case as we value highly the dissemination of information about, and understanding of, the freight transport industry and particularly the risks involved. We were also excited at the opportunity to promote a greater awareness among younger people of the crucial role supply chain services play in today’s global

Both Friso Bakker and Michel Vachey will report to Brett Bissell, CEVA's Chief Operating Officer for Contract Logistics,

CEVA Appoint Two Sr Executive

and leading continuous improvement projects to enhance customers' existing retail operations. "I am delighted to have Friso and Michel join our Contract Logistics global leadership team," said Mr. Bissell.  "They and their colleagues are responsible for delivering sector-specific value-added services and solutions to our customers ensuring globally consistent practices and processes, fostering innovation and delivering best-in-class performance. We look to this team to strengthen our culture of continuous improvement that helps our customers successfully navigate business risk

Remi Eriksen (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Names Remi Eriksen Group CEO

and fast-changing world and a period of slower global growth. However, the world economy is still on track to more than double in size over the next 40 years. I see a future where trusted independent parties are increasingly needed to enable safe and responsible business performance and sustainable value chains. In this context, DNV GL’s innovation capabilities, as well as our role as a standard setter and driver of joint industry collaborations, will be an increasingly relevant strength. It will be important for me that we continue our investments in people, R&D and innovation to develop

Port NOLA Chairman Michael Kearney, joined by Port NOLA President and CEO Brandy D. Christian, receives the 2017 Diolkos Award at the 7th Annual Rail Supply Chain Summit in Chicago on June 14, 2017. Photo Credit: MEP&A

Port NOLA Chairman Receives Leadership Award

his community.  The award is named after Ancient Greece’s Diolkos Wagonway, the world’s first supply chain and earliest known form of rail transport, which facilitated the transfer of heavy cargo from sea, over land, to the sea.   “Chairman Kearney understands the strategic value of a strong intermodal system and its importance to our competitive advantage globally,” said Brandy D. Christian, President and CEO of the Port of New Orleans. “I congratulate him on this well-deserved honor. It has been a privilege to work with him to further the Port’s economic

Cohen Joins DCLI as VP of Sales for Steamship Lines

with APL, where she began her career in Finance and Purchasing before moving into a Commercial role,” Haycock said.   DCLI’s CEO, William Shea, said, “Debbie’s joining of the DCLI team marks another step in our strategic growth and planning to accommodate and service our valued Marine Carrier partners. We will also leverage Debbie’s extensive knowledge of the transportation chain to develop new products and services for our widening customer base.&rdquo

Arve Johan Kalleklev regional manager for Oil & Gas in South East Asia

Kalleklev to Head DNV GL's SE Asia Oil & Gas

of becoming Asia’s natural gas hub. I believe DNV GL has an important role to play as an independent partner with more than 50 years of experience at the forefront of the LNG industry. We have the technical knowledge and global insight to support the industry across the entire oil and gas value chain,” he continues. The new unit will bring together local talent with strong support from DNV GL’s wide international network of experts, combined with access to unique testing and training facilities. These include DNV GL's Spadeadam fire and explosion test site and natural gas flow

Dr. Sukhy Barhey (Photo: BMT)

BMT Hires Barhey to Lead Regional Development in Asia

across the region.   Dr. Richard Colwill, Managing Director of BMT Asia Pacific commented, “The ports, infrastructure and built environment sectors are increasingly faced with complex challenges requiring ever greater specialization, efficiency and problem-solving capability across their value chains. Dr. Barhey’s appointment reinforces our commitment to assisting investors, developers and operators in meeting these challenges.”   An expert in safety and risk management with over 25 years’ experience in transportation and rail, marine, power and oil and gas sectors

Ben Oudman (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Taps Oudman as Regional Manager

customers the foresight and support they need to succeed in the years ahead.” Elaborating on the differences in the energy markets which now lie under his new responsibilities in DNV GL, Ben Oudman said: ‘’While Western Europe is rapidly embracing the energy transition across the value chain, the focus in Eastern Europe and in Russia is on gas as the fuel of choice, with security of supply a key concern.  There we see significant investments in transnational pipeline projects such as TANAP and TAP.  In the East Mediterranean, recent developments off the coast of Egypt, Cyprus

The K-Sim Navigation class A ship’s bridge simulator installed at Simwave is now fully operational 24/7 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence Opens

. “We have a team of educational and maritime specialists from around the world on hand and this dream team, our partnership with Kongsberg Digital and our long-term vision on how to improve the learning experience in the maritime sector enables us to bring new customer benefits to the training value chain.” Kongsberg Digital’s full simulator scope of supply for the Simwave facility covers multiple full-mission and part-task simulators for ship’s bridge and engine room operations, all based on the latest simulator technology platforms. The contract also includes a five year

Barry Flower (Photo: BMT)

BMT Isis Adds Marketing and Sales Director

successfully building and leading teams to develop and win a considerable number of strategic high value competitions in professional services, commodities, engineering and logistic service support. Working with organizations such as the UK MOD, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the defence value chain and where organizations can add value.   Recognized across the defense domain as a thought leader, Flower has represented industry suppliers on a number of strategic bilateral steering boards including the Joint UK MOD/Industry Support Steering Group and the Defence Science and Technology

Autonomous shipping company Massterly has appointed Tom Eystø (left) as managing director and Per Brinchmann as chair of the company's board (Photo: Massterly)

Autonomous Shipping Firm Massterly Appoints Top Brass

, Massterly, has appointed Tom Eystø as managing director and Per Brinchmann as chair of the Massterly board.Announced on April 3, 2018 as a new joint venture company between Norwegian ship owner Wilhelmsen and systems and solutions provider KONGSBERG, Massterly sets out to offer a complete value chain for autonomous vessels, from design and development, to control systems, logistics services and vessel operations.“Autonomy will revolutionize shipping and the industry will need technical and operational support from expert organizations such as Massterly if the full economic and environmental

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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