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Exxon to Lay Off 300 Workers in Singapore

.The city-state will remain a strategic location for the company, it said."This is a difficult but necessary step to improve our company's competitiveness and strengthen the foundation of our business for future success," said Geraldine Chin, chairman and managing director, ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.Last year, Exxon said it remained committed to a multi-billion-dollar expansion at the Singapore complex amid an ongoing review of its projects globally. (Reporting by Shruti Sonal in Bengaluru and Florence Tan in Singapore; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Christian Schmollinger

Mike Corrigan, CEO, INTERFERRY

VIDEO: Profiles in Training - Mike Corrigan, CEO, INTERFERRY

. We’ve had a conference in Manila in 2016. Their training programs – not only for a developing country but for a developed world – are second to none. They’ve done an outstanding job of a blended learning approach and really have raised the bar exponentially on safety in the Asia-Pacific region. They’ve done that in conjunction with rebuilding their fleet too. I mean, there’s still many ferries that operate in the Philippines that are wooden boats, if you can believe that. But Chet and Mary Ann have rebuilt pretty much their entire fleet to world-class standards

Poul Hestbaek (Photo: Hamburg Süd)

Hestbaek Takes the Helm at Hamburg Süd

shipping company.Hestbaek has been with Hamburg Süd since 2004 and is currently the company's CCO. The 59-year-old shipping-industry veteran has previously been responsible for the liner shipping company’s commercial business on several continents, including Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.Vespermann joined Hamburg Süd in 1999 as the head of its legal department and became the director of the tramp shipping subsidiary Rudolf A. Oetker KG in 2006. He has been a member of Hamburg Süd’s Management Board since 2009 and the company’s CEO since late 2017.Hamburg

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Fueltrax Announces Expansion in Asia

Maritime fuel management systems provider Fueltrax said it is expanding its representation in Asia in response to growing demand for its solutions in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific regions. Joining the company is Faiz Azani, Director of Operations – Southeast Asia, and Chris Pemberton, Regional Representative – Asia PacificAzani joined the FUELTRAX team last month and brings 11 years of experience in the oil and gas, shipping, and marine industry, focusing on Southeast Asia, Europe, & the Middle East. He is a former marine expert to Malaysia Petroleum Management (MPM) of PETRONAS.

Hans Christiaan Laheij - Credit: Hamworthy

Hamworthy Names New CEO

CEO will join the company on January 15, 2021. He has recently worked with German propulsion specialist Schottel in the position of Deputy CEO & President Marine. For a number of years, he has held several managerial positions at Wärtsilä and he has previously been living and working in the Asia-Pacific Region for a total of 15 years."Hans Christiaan Laheij is a global leader with a strong marine industry background and significant experience from senior positions in both Asia and Europe. He has proven himself very effective in multicultural change management and fast-paced strategy

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Kongsberg Sim-based eLearning Solutions for MAAP

Kongsberg Digital reports that the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) has adopted its new K-Sim eLearning solution, as well as commissioning installation of a cutting-edge K-Sim Safety firefighting simulator at its premises in the Philippines.K-Sim Connect has provided more than 23,000 cloud-based simulations to customers worldwide this year.MAAP – a leading institution of excellence for maritime education and training in the Asia-Pacific region – has for decades been a pioneer in the use of new simulation-based training tools. Now, the Academy has started using Kongsberg

Squire Patton Boggs continued the expansion of its commodities and shipping capabilities with the addition of partner Kate Sherrard into its Financial Services Practice.

Sherrard Enhances Squire Patton Boggs Commodities and Shipping Capabilities

Squire Patton Boggs continued the expansion of its commodities and shipping capabilities with the addition of partner Kate Sherrard into its Financial Services Practice. She joins the firm from Clifford Chance where she was Head of the Asia Pacific Maritime and Offshore Group and is accompanied by senior associate Bernice Chia.“When we launched our commodities and shipping group last year we set our sights on creating one of the premier practices in the market,” said Steve Mahon, global managing partner – clients and strategy. “The team has gotten off to a fast start and Kate

Will Erith has been appointed as CEO of Babcock's Marine sector. Photo: Babcock

Erith Named Babcock's New Marine CEO

Babcock, the aerospace and defence company, announces that Will Erith has been appointed as CEO of its Marine sector, effective immediately.Will was previously Managing Director of the Surface Ships Business Unit within the Sector, and before this held a range of leadership roles at Rolls Royce including international appointments based in the Asia Pacific region.He succeeds Derek Jones who will return to his role of Corporate Services Director, Marine.

John Godwiin (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names Godwin APAC Business Development Director

Engineering firm BMT said it has appointed John Godwin as Regional Business Development Director for the Asia Pacific region. Based in Adelaide, Australia, Godwin will oversee the business development for the Asia Pacific region including Asia, Australia, and the Pacific.Godwin has over 25 years’ combined defense and industry experience, spanning engineering, consulting, business development, programs, operations, and general management. His international experience includes Europe, South East Asia, and the Middle East. He joined BMT in September 2019 as Business Development and Commercial

Katarina Lindström (Photo: Hempel)

Lindström Joins Hempel as COO

lead sustainability in the coatings industry,” she says. “I’m very excited to be part of that.”As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel says it is investing in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific. Lindström will be responsible for many of these initiatives.Lars Petersson, Group President and CEO of Hempel, comments, “Katarina is a strong addition to our team. It is important to us to take a leading position in the industry within market-driven innovation and sustainability

John Harris / Credit: AqualisBraemar

AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as maintain control of adjusting across the greater SEA and Asia Pacific region. He will report to AqualisBraemar’s CEO, David Wells.Harris has been promoted internally to regional managing director of the South East Asia region from a position as head of loss adjusting in the Asia Pacific region. "He is a chartered quantity surveyor and arbitrator

Don E. Wallette - Image Credit: ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips CFO Retires After 39 Years with the Company

U.S. oil company ConocoPhillips on Wednesday announced the retirement of Don E. Wallette, Jr. as executive vice president and chief financial officer after a 39-year career with the company. Wallette’s retirement is effective on Aug. 31, 2020.William (Bill) L. Bullock, Jr., currently president, Asia Pacific Middle East, will assume the role of executive vice president and chief financial officer on Sept. 1, 2020. Bullock has more than 34 years of experience in leading engineering, operations, commercial and business development functions across the company. Bullock has a bachelor’s degree

David Cox (Photo: MatthewsDaniel)

MatthewsDaniel Names Cox as CEO

of the business through those three decades will now act as a Special Advisor.Cox started his career as a Subsea Engineer in 2001 with BBP Technical Services and began his career as a Loss Adjuster when he joined MatthewsDaniel in 2006.  Based in Singapore for seven years as the Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, he returned to London in 2016 as Managing Director for Europe in 2018. Since 2019 he has held this role alongside that of Group Chief Operating Officer.Cox is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, graduating from University College London (UCL)

Masato Yamada - Image Credit: MHI Vestas

MHI Vestas Eyes Further Asia Pacific Growth. Appoints Regional Manager

Offshore wind turbine specialist MHI Vestas has appointed Masato Yamada as Regional Manager Asia Pacific to facilitate broader growth across the region.The company, a joint venture between Denmark's Vestas and Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, said Wednesday Yamada would oversee the company’s growth across the Asia Pacific region. He was formerly the company’s Chief Strategy Officer based in Aarhus, Denmark, and will now be based in MHI Vestas’ Tokyo office."Mr. Yamada has been with MHI Vestas since the formation of the joint venture between the two parent

Katarina Lindström (Photo: Hempel)

Hempel Taps Lindström as COO

Officer (COO), Katarina Lindström will be a member of Hempel’s Executive Management Board.As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel is making significant investments in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific. Lindström will be responsible for driving many of these initiatives.Lars Petersson, Group President and CEO of Hempel. “We’re an ambitious company on a strong growth curve. Our target is to double Hempel in five years, and we remain on track. We want to lead the industry

Erno Tenhunen (Photo: Danfoss)

Danfoss Editron Appoints Tenhunen as Marine Director

a growing number of vessels in the marine industry. Significant projects delivered this year include the Ellen E-ferry in Denmark, which is the world’s most powerful fully-electric ferry, while the company also provided the electric power equipment for two workboats operating on the Miyun Reservoir, Asia-Pacific’s largest artificial lake

ITF Expands into Asia Pacific

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has established its latest Contacts Network, covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Thailand.ITF has seen a significant increase in seafarers requesting assistance from countries without an inspector or contact, in recent years.Attempting to resolve these requests is often challenging due to several factors, including the local political context and the effectiveness of maritime authorities.To address this problem the ITF initiated a project in 2018 to create a network of contacts

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