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Bart B. Kelleher has taken over as CEO of Chembulk Tankers (Photo: Chembulk Tankers)

Chembulk Tankers Announces Leadership Changes

Chairman by the Board of Directors. As Chembulk continues to drive stakeholder value, Regan will closely coordinate support to the Company and its Board of Directors, which he initially joined at the end of 2018.Continuing the company’s global trading coverage and regional customer focus, chartering responsibilities will continue to be managed by Chembulk’s regional heads in Singapore and Connecticut, who will now report to Kelleher.As part of the transition, Chief Commercial Officer Steve Laino will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities

Rupert Lawson, Head of Tankers – Partner; Oliver Rae, Senior Suezmax Broker; Marialiki Christopoulou, Suezmax Broker; Ali Kader, Suezmax Broker; Dean Abrahams, Senior Suezmax Broker; Robert Boles, Global Suezmax Head (Photo: SSY)

SSY Grows Suezmax Team

that time spent at Genesis Shipbrokers. Dean Abrahams has 15 years of broking experience and has worked at a range of shipbroking companies including Affinity and EA Gibson.SSY's tanker teams are based in London, Singapore, Houston, New York, Madrid and Mumbai and offer the full range of deep-sea chartering and operational support services

Anders Jorgen Røine (Photo: Pacific Green Technologies)

Røine Joins Pacific Green Technologies

ENVI-Clean Exhaust Gas Scrubbing Systems, said that Anders Jorgen Røine has joined the company as Direct Sales Commercial & Business Development Director based in the office in Oslo.Røine has more than 25 years of commercial shipping experience as a ship broker and senior chartering manager in London, New York and Oslo. After he left The Royal Norwegian Navy he joined Simpson Spence & Young in London, one of the world’s leading shipbrokers, as a trainee broker.Then he moved to New York where he worked for Skaarup Chartering as a ship broker and also as Chartering

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Clipper Bulk Axes 40 Staff

guidance on job seeking and career planning, etc.  Additional initiatives will be launched to tightly manage costs and prioritize resources.In continuation of the changes, Clipper Bulk announces a new Senior Management Team, comprised of Peter Norborg (CEO), Amrit Peter Kalsi (COO, Head of Chartering & Operations), Thomas Martinussen (Head of Legal), Britt Jørgensen (Head of HR & Comms) and Anders Bruun (Head of Business Development). A Head of Finance & Accounting will be named later.The new Senior Management Team will put great emphasis on making Clipper a more focused

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Bellships CEO Muller Resigns

company and I wish the company and its skilled employees the best of luck in this next chapter" said Ulrich Müller.Ulrich Müller has served as Managing Director of Belships ASA since 1 May 2011.Belships operates three bulk ships in addition to managing additional 12 ships owned by Elkem Chartering (which is 50% owned by Belships)

Michael Morland (Photo: AAL)

AAL Appoints Morland as Americas GM

Schutzbier as its Canadian Commercial Manager at the end of 2017, Morland’s appointment continues to strengthen AAL’s North American expansion strategy and the promotion of the carrier’s growing capacity and portfolio of highly competitive MPV services – comprising tailormade chartering solutions and scheduled semi-liner sailings that offer US customers regular and seamless ‘around-the-world’ connectivity.Morland brings more than 17 years international experience in the shipping, offshore, and maritime industries. This specifically includes the heavy lift, project

Chembulk Tankers Hires Two SVPs

Arthur “Art” Allen and Stuart Peerless have joined the Chembulk Southport and Singapore teams respectively in the positions of Senior Vice President of Trading – West and Senior Vice President of Trading - East. The two will be responsible for oversite of fleet allocation, chartering and client relationships in their respective hemispheres reporting directly to Chief Commercial Officer Steve Laino.Allen, a chemical tanker trader with nearly two decades of experience both at sea and ashore in commercial and operational roles, was most recently Vice President of Chartering at

Laino Named Chembulk CCO

Chembulk Tankers named Steve Laino its Chief Commercial Officer, based out of the Southport office and responsible for all facets of our commercial strategy worldwide, including chartering, projects and client relations.  Laino comes to Chembulk with more than two decades of diverse experience in the maritime transportation industry, with experience in the chemical tanker sector.  Laino has held roles in operations both at sea and ashore, in commercial capacities as a tanker broker, projects broker and shipowner.  Most recently, Laino held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Chemical

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

Services Officers, BP Shipping has main offices in Sunbury and Canary Wharf in the United Kingdom, Singapore, Houston and Chicago serving Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific. The company brings more than 100 years of expertise in providing a variety of skills such as seafaring, engineering, chartering and legal services to manage shipping risks and deliver innovative and agile marine solutions.Long says that summer training cruises with the Texas A&M Maritime Academy were always very memorable. “One of the best memories is when we were on the Texas Clipper II off of Maine,” said

Genco Sets Up Minor Bulk Subsidiary

a full-scale logistics solution to leading charterers and cargo providers on a 24-hour basis,” said Genco CEO, John C. Wobensmith. “We are pleased to have established a European subsidiary in Denmark and have Sune join our in-house commercial team, complementing our group of seasoned chartering professionals in New York and Singapore, and further strengthening our position in our key trading markets. The ongoing success we have had incorporating voyage charters and direct cargo liftings to our global major and minor bulk operation position us well to continue to take advantage of a market

Alejandro Pla. Photo: Intermarine, LLC

Intermarine Appoints Alejandro Pla as Mexico Manager

, a global leader in the transport of project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo, has named Alejandro Pla as Country Manager – Mexico. He will be based in Mexico, City. Pla has more than 24 years of experience in a variety of roles in shipping and logistics.    Most recently, he served as Chartering Manager for Representaciones Maritimas S.A. agency in Mexico City where he oversaw commercial and chartering activity for the group and their clients.   In his role with Intermarine, Pla will match worldwide cargo opportunities with the Company’s regional chartering desks and work

Seaspan Appoints Bing Chen As Chief Executive Officer

Chen was responsible for building the greater China investment banking practice of Houlihan Lokey, Inc. as the Managing Director and Head of Asia Financial Advisory. Between 2001 and 2009 Chen held various leadership roles in Europe, including as CEO, CFO, and Managing Director of leasing and aircraft chartering businesses. Between 1999 and 2001 Chen worked as a Director, Business Strategy at Deutsche Bank in New York.   Chen received a B.S., Accountancy (Magna Cum Laude) (Honours) from Bernard Baruch College and an MBA (Honours) from Columbia Business School.  

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Genco Opens Singapore Office

, Genco Chief Executive Officer. “We are very pleased to have such an accomplished industry veteran like Ivo to spearhead the employment of our major bulk fleet and further position Genco to benefit from a market recovery.”   Kempenaer brings to the role more than 30 years of chartering experience working for both ship owners and commodity charterers, with a focus on major bulk commodities such as iron ore and coal. Prior to joining Genco, Kempenaer was a senior broker on the Capesize desk of Simpson Spence Young Pte Ltd. Previously, he served as General Manager, Pacific Chartering

On the left Ms Julie Lithgow - Director Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. On the right Ms Karin Orsel - President WISTA International (Photo: WISTA)

Maritime Partners Aim to Increase Opportunities for Women

annually over the next 10 years to individuals nominated by WISTA International. The scholarship will cover the Foundation Diploma program at The Institute. In addition to a general shipping component, the diploma allows an individual to select a specialized subject area. These are dry cargo chartering, ship operations and management, ship sale and purchase, tanker chartering, liner trades, port agency, logistics and multimodal transport, port and terminal management, offshore support industry, shipping law, maritime insurance and shipping finance. The scholarship program is available to all

Kristen Chittenden (Photo: Hendry Marine Industries)

Hendry Marine Launches Business Development Team

on a range of business and legal matters. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Tampa." Smith was previously Chief Commercial Officer for Overseas Shipholding Group where he was responsible for business development, as well as the chartering and commercial operations of the company’s 24-vessel fleet.  “Eric and I have hit the ground running,” Chittenden said. “We are looking for partnerships, joint ventures, alliances – anything we can do to enhance the service for our customers while simultaneously

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Oldendorff to Open Copenhagen Office

people. The company intends to relocate a number of people to the new location but will also look to draw on the dry bulk shipping pool of talent in Scandinavia for further expansion.   Oldendorff said it expects the office to grow to include a full range of support services but will start with chartering, operations, marine accounting and vetting.   Oldendorff currently has offices in 17 locations globally and operates a fleet of more than 600 vessels ranging in size from Handysize (35,000 tdw) up to Newcastlemax (210,000 tdw).   In 2013, the company embarked on a newbuilding program

Paul Hilder (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Seaspan Marine Names Hilder Marine Operations VP

and training issues in order to reduce potential risks and liabilities to the company.   Hilder has a long, storied past in the BC marine industry. He re-joined Seaspan Marine in February 2016 as Director of Operations. Prior to that, he worked at Seabridge Marine Services in its International Chartering and Operations divisions where he specialized in heavy lift project cargoes and semi-submersible jobs. In that role, he also managed all new build deliveries and specialized in marine transports. From 2008 to 2012, Hilder was a Project Supervisor (Vessel Operations) with Seaspan. And, from 2005

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