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Mathieu Philippe, Commercial Director of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Philippe Named Commercial Director of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

to decarbonize and evolve sustainably. Partnerships beyond shipping will be necessary and as a Group, we are in a position to help create and develop those connections,” Philippe says.Philippe began his shipping career in 1999 with Barry Rogliano Salles (BRS), initially in Paris and from 2002 in Dubai. In 2010, after eight years at the helm of BRS Middle East, he joined United Arab Chemical Carriers (UACC) as Senior Vice-President, Commercial and then Chief Operating Officer of the team growing the fleet from eight to 24 MR and LR Tankers, helping establish UACC as a major Middle Eastern Tanker

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Dubai Reopens For Crew Changes

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) announced it is allowing crew changes to resume across all ports and anchorage areas in the region after crew changes in the major global shipping hub had been paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel restrictions and border closures imposed by governments around the world have caused significant hurdles to crew changes and left hundreds of thousands of seafarers stranded onboard ships or unable to join ships. It is currently estimated that at least 200,000 seafarers worldwide are stranded on ships and require

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Report: Petrofac to Let Go 20% of Workforce

use government support to pay employees in countries where a programme had been put in place, he added.Petrofac, which operates globally including with national oil companies ADNOC and Saudi Aramco had revenues of $5.5 billion last year and employs around 11,500 people.(Reporting by Hadeel Al Sayegh in Dubai; Additional reporting by Shadia Nasrallah in London; Editing by Edmund Blair and Toby Davis

Group photo from left: Shiwei, Farid, Jinu, Elise. (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Appoints Four Bunker Traders

Dan-Bunkering has announced the employment of four new bunker traders for the office in Dubai: Shiwei Liao, Elise Huang, Farid Babayev, Jinu Jagan.The latest hiring makes the Middle Eastern office the largest office of the Dan-Bunkering group in terms of number of traders.Shiwei Liao was born and raised in southern China and started his career within the Dan-Bunkering group in the Shanghai office in 2013. During an internal desk swap exercise a couple of years back, Liao found himself quite fund of the international environment Dubai had to offer, thus he recently relocated as part of the Group’s

Alexandros Margaritis (Photo: Amoil)

Amoil Appoints Margaritis MD

Amoil has appointed Alexandros Margaritis as Managing Director as of January 1, 2020.Margaritis brings 14 years of industry experience and has held previous positions in Singapore and Dubai respectively.Amoil was established in 1984 as the first independent bunker trading and supply service in South Africa.

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Overcoming Local Crew Challenges

Dubai headquartered offshore support vessel (OSV) company Topaz Energy & Marine provides marine solutions to the global energy industry with primary focus on the Caspian, Middle East, West Africa and Subsea operations in the North Sea and Gulf of MexicoIn 2017, Topaz awarded Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) a contract as sole provider of managed services, which saw the UK based workforce solutions provider undertake crew management responsibilities for five vessels, all Topaz owned and operated, and based in Nigeria.The vessels used in this project consisted of dynamically positioned (DP)

Søren Emil Dam  (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Promotes Bunker Trader

Dan-Bunkering promoted  Bunker Trader Søren Emil Dam to Bunker Trader & Team Leader as of February 1, 2019.Søren Emil Dam is a Danish national and joined Dan-Bunkering’s Danish head office in Middelfart in 2013. One year after his employment, he relocated to become part of the company’s Middle Eastern office in Dubai.  Søren has during his engagement with Dan-Bunkering demonstrated excellent leadership skills, dedication and business acumen, making his advancement to Team Leader an obvious next step in his career.

Mintra Group's CEO Scott Kerr (left) and UK Managing Director Gareth Gilbert (Photo: Mintra Group)

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

maritime and international course libraries. Combining these with the Atlas portfolio enhances our support to standards bodies, regulators and corporate customers whilst helping more than a million learners to develop their skills and stay safe.”With offices in Aberdeen, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Dubai and Singapore, Mintra offers a full suite of services from HR, rotation and payroll to workforce development and management tools. Over 150 offshore and maritime customers use its HR systems on thousands of vessels and 150,000 seafarers and personnel on offshore installations are paid through its

Dan-Bunkering DMCC Welcomes Three New Bunker Traders

Dan-Bunkering said it has hired three new Bunker Traders in its Dubai office.Benedek Nagy was born and raised in Hungary, however, at the age of 18 he moved to Denmark to study International Shipping and Trade as well as gain experience within the shipping industry.Fabio Rossetti grew up in Denmark and holds a graduate diploma in Managerial Economics and Innovation Management from Copenhagen Business School.Nemish Jose is of Indian descent. He is an MBA Port & Shipping Management graduate from Indian Maritime University and speaks English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil. Furthermore, he has six years

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Drydocks World Initiates Health Care Campaign

Drydocks World - Dubai organized a health care campaign in cooperation with Al Baraha Hospital and Dubai Health Authority.Employees benefited from medical tests, examinations, information and health advice from doctors and experts at 12 stations covering: safety, nutrition, urology, dermatology, physiotherapy, pharmacy, accident and emergency. This annual health care campaign aims to bring specialist medical services and educational awareness to the yard’s large workforce, in order to promote healthy lifestyles and practices.At Drydocks World putting the well-being of employees first is a

Jyothi Mani (Photo: EMAC)

EMAC Welcomes Mani To its Case Management Team

deal of case handling experience with a detailed know how as to arbitration and mediation procedures.  We maintain confidence that EMAC will deliver excellence in maritime arbitration and mediation”, said Majid Obaid bin Bashir, Acting Chairman and Secretary General, EMAC. Having been in Dubai for just short of a decade, Jyothi brings with her a wealth of case management experience from the likes of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).  Before joining DIAC, Jyothi worked as an in-house counsel for a large corporate in the Indian entertainment sector, followed by a role with

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities in the Middle East.Alexander

Britannia Bolsters Underwriting Team

falls on the 30-year underwriting career of Steve Myatt, who has decided to step down from his role as underwriting Director, marking the successful 2018 renewal as his last.   John O’Flaherty joins from broker JLT to head up the Club’s new Singapore operation. John worked for JLT in Dubai for five years having previously worked for Skuld P&I Club and brokers AON Heath Lambert.   The move to put an underwriting presence in Singapore comes as the Club looks to bring parity of operations across the Association which will also see current London head office based underwriter

Clockwise from top left: Pravin Kirolikar, R Sudharshan, Viraj Padiyar, B. Jeyanthan (Photo: Goltens)

Goltens Bolsters Middle East and India Teams

Several senior staff members have stepped up in the latest round of promotions at Goltens Worldwide.   Goltens appointed Pravin Kirolikar to the position of Managing Director of Goltens Dubai. Kirolikar makes the move from Goltens India, where he served as Managing Director for eight years. Starting his career as a professional marine engineer, Kirolikar sailed for 13 years before going ashore to work as a marine surveyor for the Indian Register of Shipping. Prior to joining Goltens, Kirolikar worked in after sales services for Wärtsilä India for 12 years. Kirolikar holds degrees in

Lamin Bara  (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Promotes Two Bunker Traders

Dan-Bunkering has announced the promotion of Bunker Traders Rali Bara and Lamin Bara in its Dubai office as of March 1, 2018.   Rali Bara, who joined the Dubai office in 2013 was promoted to Bunker Trader & Team Leader and has during his career with Dan-Bunkering shown great business instinct and strong leadership skills, which is why a promotion to Team Leader was an obvious next step up the internal career ladder.   Lamin Bara, who was also promoted to Bunker Trader & Team Leader started with Dan-Bunkering in Dubai in 2015 and has demonstrated the ability to motivate the team

Capt. Milind Karkhanis (Photo: KVH Videotel)

KVH Videotel Names Karkhanis Middle East Sales Director

maritime 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

Ville Parpala (Photo: The Switch)

Parpala Joins The Switch

the €3.3 billion ($3.9 billion) turnover Yaskawa Electric Corporation, from Marioff Marine, where he spent almost three years as Area Sales Manager for Germany and Italy. Prior to that, he spent nearly 10 years at Emerson, including a stint growing the firm’s Marine Tank Management division in Dubai, and over seven years at ABB, working with azimuth propulsion and variable speed drives.   “There’s a clear trend towards cleaner, more sustainable shipping solutions,” Parpala said. “Consider the shift towards hybrid vessels, increased focus on emissions, ballast water

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