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Joyce Grigorey - ©Westwood

Westwood Names Director of Hydrogen

firm Westwood Global Energy Group (Westwood) has appointed Joyce Grigorey as Director of Hydrogen.Grigorey has 15 years of analytical and project management experience in research and consulting, having worked across the natural resources sectors – with cross-sector expertise in energy, petrochemicals, plastics, oil refining and gas, and shipping. She joins Westwood from Wood Mackenzie, where she was a member of the hydrogen consulting team and played a part in developing the chemicals research practice.David Linden, Head of Energy Transition, Westwood, said: “We’re already

Image courtesy Port of Rotterdam Authority/ © Ernst Bode

CEO in Focus: Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam

;s walls, extending the hydrogen infrastructure to the southern parts of the Netherlands and into Germany to supply industrial clusters in Germany with green hydrogen, with CO2 taken back in return to be stored in that same depleted field.The circularity pillar is multi-faceted, including a waste to chemicals facility, a recycling facility for lithium ion batteries as well as the construction of a sustainable aviation fuel facilities.In leading to discussion of the fourth pillar – decarbonization of modalities – Castelein simply says “either we invest, we facilitate, we allocate land

Mohamed Tounkara (Photo: PTL Marine)

PTL Marine Hires Two Managers on US West Coast

its flurry of recent hiring as it shores up operations in major West Coast ports including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Both Tounkara and Lowe will be based at PTL Marine’s Seattle operation where the company services the Marine and C&I industries with fuels, lubricants, chemicals and last-mile logistics solutions.“I’m excited to be joining PTL Marine during a time of the company’s continued emergence in the very competitive West Coast market,” said Tounkara, “I look forward to helping our team exceed our customers’ and partners&rsquo

Steven Taylor (Photo: PTL Marine)

PTL Marine Hires Taylor as Business Development Manager

markets. With operations in major ports including Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, the company has continued growing its network along the U.S. West Coast. Taylor will be based in Southern California where the company services the Marine and C&I industries with fuels, lubricants, chemicals and last-mile logistics solutions.“With more than 75 years of experience in California through the legacy brands General Petroleum and Maxum Petroleum, I was well-aware of the customer-centric culture at PTL Marine, and I am thrilled to be joining the team,” said Taylor. “With

Lasse Carøe Henningsen, 46, will become the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Hamburg Süd

Henningsen Named CFO at Hamburg Süd

Furthermore, he has extensive experience in the shipping industry. He previously served as Head of Accounting & Control at Maersk Tankers A/S and, since 2018, he has been CFO and a member of the Executive Board of Christiania Shipping A/S, a Copenhagen-based carrier that specializes in transporting chemicals

Patrick Jany (File photo: Clariant)

Maersk Names Jany CFO

A.P. Moller - Maersk has appointed Patrick Jany as its new chief financial officer, effective May 1, 2020.Jany, a German citizen, joins the world's largest shipping company as CFO and a member of the executive board after more than two decades with Swiss chemicals company Clariant, where he's been CFO since 2006. Prior to his role as CFO, he held several leadership positions within finance, general management and corporate development in Clariant in Germany, Mexico, Singapore, Indonesia and Spain.“I am pleased to welcome Patrick Jany to A. P. Moller - Maersk where he will play a key role

“The iDiver, a Remotely Operated Robotic Diver , performs underwater inspections on vessels and underwater structures, hence eliminating the need for divers to perform hazardous tasks under water.” (Photo: Keppel)

Keppel Wins 18 Awards at WSH 2019

systems located in trenches. Using the Smart Robot has reduced the manpower required for each inspection from eight workers to two and has achieved a 95% reduction in man hours required.The "Smart Chemical Handling" project team at Keppel Merlimau Cogen designed a device to tackle the risk of chemicals being transferred to wrong tanks, preventing adverse chemical reactions that would cause major disruptions to operations.At Keppel Logistics, technicians no longer need to work in narrow spaces over extended periods of time to manually lubricate the wire ropes of the cranes in their warehouses

Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, Group CEO Samskip (Photo: Samskip)

Samskip Appoints Laaksonen as Group CEO

Samskip, a European multimodal service provider group, appointed Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as the Group Chief Executive.Laaksonen, who takes up his post at Samskip’s Rotterdam headquarters on August 1st, 2019, is the former CEO of Samskip competitor Containerships, where he led the Finnish group’s aggressive growth from 2012. He also brings significant experience from the shipper perspective, having occupied progressively senior logistics roles in the chemicals, forest products and automotive sectors.

From left: Navin Mahajan and Dale Walsh (Photos: Chevron)

Chevron Announces Leadership Changes

Oil major Chevron announced Monday it has named Navin Mahajan vice president and treasurer, effective February 1, 2019, and Dale Walsh vice president of Corporate Affairs, effective March 1.Mahajan, who is currently vice president, Finance Downstream & Chemicals, succeeds Randy Richards, who is retiring from Chevron after 40 years of service. Mahajan will oversee banking, financing, cash management, insurance, pension investments, and credits and receivables activities across the corporation. He will report to Patricia Yarrington, Chevron’s vice president and chief financial officer.Walsh

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

on a training cruise in Maine aboard the Texas Clipper II.Michael Flannery was a Maritime Administration major at Texas A&M Galveston. He is now a ship operator for BP Shipping using his commercial experience and marine awareness to manage risks associated with the transportation of hydrocarbons, chemicals and dry bulk. Applying as an out-of-state student, Flannery admits his main goal at Texas A&M Galveston was to move to the main campus in College Station. “Texas A&M Galveston opened my eyes to the world of shipping and the maritime industry,” said Flannery. “Instead of

David J. Keehan (Photo: APC)

Keehan Promoted to President of Advanced Polymer Coatings

from 1993 to 2017, engaged in introducing, promoting and selling the company’s leading coating brands, ChemLine for a wide range of industrial coating and tank transport equipment applications, and MarineLine for coating cargo tanks of chemical and product tankers carrying hazardous and other chemicals. In his new role, David Keehan will provide strategic leadership for the company, working with the management board, employees, strategic partners and key managers to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He will focus efforts to make APC the leader of innovation, product

(Image: Wilhelmsen Ships Service)

WSS: Digital Solution Focus @ Norshipping

two new innovative digital solutions.   The first, the automated boiler water maintenace system, is currently in final testing on both Color Line and WWL vessels. The company’s first connected solution, the system constantly measures boiler water condition and automatically doses chemicals when required, greatly reducing the risk of a boiler failure. Paired with a tailor made desktop dashboard, streaming live critical boiler water information, accessible by customers 24/7, the system continues to be refined with input from the test vessels. The second, the Smart Ropes system, is

Chakraborty Appointed Branch Manager, GAC Bangalore

to become a gateway for the entire region, as well as an international hub, strategically located to manage cargoes from Tamil Nadu and Kerala. “Besides providing freight, project logistics and relocation services, GAC India seeks to carve a niche for ourselves in the pharmaceutical and wet chemicals, engineering and automotive sectors in and around Bangalore,” he adds. “I firmly believe that with the support of GAC Group’s global resources and the dedicated team at the Bangalore office, we can serve these sectors well.&rdquo

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

;Paul DeVivo, independent strategic advisor   Damian Seipel joins RSC Bio Solutions in the role of account executive. He will be focusing on helping the company identify, prospect and capture new opportunities on the West coast. Seipel has over 16 years of experience working in the chemicals, lubricants and automotive industry and has a bachelor of science in business administration degree from Arizona State University.   Chris Griffin and Mark Fretz join RSC Bio Solutions as business development managers. In their roles, Griffin and Fretz will work to identify and capture business

Photo courtesyof Sailors' Society

Sailors’ Society Funds Eye, Ear Testing Equipment

at the centre, which include a fully staffed medical centre, free internet and hairdressing.   Administrator and treasurer of Kandla Seafarers’ Welfare Association, Joseph Chacko, said: “Seafarers experience rough conditions at sea and in ports and their eyes can be damaged by the chemicals or hazardous cargoes being transported. The testing will help seafarers to protect their eyes and prevent any further deterioration, which is vital for their job and livelihood.”   In the past month, eye tests have detected six seafarers suffering from age-related macular degeneration

Jeff White (Photo: INTTRA)

White Joins INTTRA as CFO, Head of Strategy

.   White has over 20 years of experience as a C-level executive, providing leadership to rapidly changing companies in dynamic industries, ranging from major public international corporations to private equity-backed startups.   White joined INTTRA after serving as CFO of bio-fuels and chemicals start-up Virent, Inc. Prior to that, he was the CEO of Renew Energy. White also has deep experience in the telecom industry, where he was President and later CFO of Nasdaq-listed RCN Corporation after serving as CFO of New Zealand Telecom, an NYSE-listed company.  

Chevron Names Morris VP of Human Resources

Chevron Corporation has named Rhonda J. Morris corporate vice president of Human Resources, effective October 1, 2016. Morris is currently vice president of Human Resources for Chevron's Downstream & Chemicals business.    In her new role, Morris will oversee Chevron's Human Resources, Diversity and Ombuds, and Medical and Health Services groups. She will report to Chevron's corporate vice president of Human Resources and Corporate Services, Joe Laymon, who will continue to oversee Chevron Business and Real Estate Services, Global Security and Aviation until his planned retirement in

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