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Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

In order to provide cadets with hands-on environmental compliance training with the latest technology, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College will install a digital environmental compliance tool aboard the Training Ship Empire State (T/S Empire State) for Summer Sea Term 2018.Ocean Guardian is a digitization tool developed by Total Marine Solutions to match a vessel’s location to a comprehensive regulatory database of international, national, regional, port and company regulations for discharge streams. The solution helps operators immediately understand what can and cannot be

Andreas-Klauser appointed CEO Photo PALFINGER AG

Klauser appointed CEO of PALFINGER

business in Europe and the US. In Turin, as COO of CNH Industrial for the EMEA region, he was responsible for the integration of 12 brands and 9 sub-organizations (including Iveco, New Holland, Case IH and STEYR). In these functions, he was responsible for up to EUR 25bn in revenue and around 60,000 employees by 2015. Most recently, Klauser worked as President of Case IH and STEYR worldwide based in the USA (Racine / WI). Klauser began his career in 1990 at STEYR Landmaschinentechnik in St. Valentin / Upper Austria.     "The management task at PALFINGER is a challenge that I am

Hans Gieskes (Photo: Chartco)

Chartco Appoints Gieskes as Chairman

Global supplier of maritime digital data and compliance services, ChartCo, has announced the appointment of Hans Gieskes as Chairman. In addition to chairing a range of companies, including the successful AXIO Data Group, Mr Gieskes has been CEO and President of organizations such as Cision – global market leader of cloud-based software and services for PR professionals, and LexisNexis - global market leader for online information and services for legal and risk-management industries.  Almost all of his career has been associated with digital technology businesses.    ChartCo

Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Creates Digital Solutions Organization

DNV GL announced it is creating a specialized Digital Solutions organization that will set out to capture the opportunities that lie in data sharing, advanced analytics, automation, and machine learning as well as addressing challenges related to data quality and security.   Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad will leave her post as CEO for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business to head the new Digital Solutions business, which will consist of 1,000 digital experts. She will be based at DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the Executive Committee for the DNV GL Group.  

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

Nearly 200 delegates from across the world gathered in Den Haag, The Netherlands in September 2017 to hear about the latest developments in maritime training based on state-of-the-art simulation technology. The three-day Kongsberg UC2017 International Maritime Simulation User Conference brought attendees up to date on developments in digitalization, maritime training, navigation technology, maritime operations simulation and the use of virtual reality in training. Tom Mulligan reports.   New digital technology and advanced simulation are set to improve modern education and training methods

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Norway Offshore MMO Slowdown: Aker Helps Redundant Workers

Aker Solutions says it is transferring employees to a new subsea engineering hub in Stavanger and using the Aker Advantage recruitment agency to find work for more than 200 employees impacted by the slowdown in Norway's offshore maintenance and modifications market. The company is acting proactively to ease overcapacity in its Norwegian MMO business, which is being affected by lower demand as oil companies reduce spending plans. About 100 MMO engineers will be moved to a subsea hub that's being established in Stavanger to support and ensure flawless execution of Aker Solutions' significant order

Siemens to Cut Oil and Gas Jobs Amid Wider Hiring

, it said on Wednesday.   Siemens said it would realign its two business units Large Drives and Process Solutions, affecting about 2,000 jobs in Germany, mainly in Bavaria. It added that it would keep its current sites.   Worldwide, Siemens said it planned to hire at least 25,000 new employees in each of the coming years, thanks to its announced increase of more than 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in research and development, productivity and sales.   About 3,000 of these would be in Germany, it said.    (Reporting by Georgina Prodhan

Paul Østergaard (Photo: DMS)

Digital Marine Solutions Names Østergaard Executive Chairman

Digital Marine Solutions AS (DMS), the parent company of C-Map, has appointed Paul Østergaard as executive chairman. Together with the DMS board of directors and the C-Map leadership team, Østergaard will develop and implement the company’s strategic plan and lead the company in achieving its growth targets for 2017 and beyond.   Østergaard began his career as an officer with the Danish Royal Guards and then spent five years with ship-owner J. Lauritzen in commercial and operational roles in Denmark and Brazil. He worked as a consultant with the Boston Consulting

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How HR Can Make Maritime Organizations Future Proof

that as ships are becoming more complex, with the drive to increase operational efficiency, modern day seafarers and workers in shipyards will need ever greater technical abilities.   In the maritime organization of today, the HR department must recognise that new generations of employees see digital solutions as the starting point for engagement with training, internal bulletins and professional development. Digital transformation is already driving many of the changes in HR, but future-proof strategies require significant development.   The Human Factor is a key theme of Europort

Zack Bolien (Photo: YANMAR)

Bolien Shifts to Digital Marketing at YANMAR America

Effective August 29, 2016, YANMAR America announces that Zack Bolien will transition from his current role of Parts Marketing Specialist to Digital Marketing Specialist.   The Digital Marketing Specialist is a new position for the company created in an effort to support YANMAR’s premium brand initiative, as well as to provide more solutions to customers using the latest technology. In this role, Bolien will be responsible for helping the company utilize marketing automation software to enhance online marketing efforts, managing the company’s digital assets, including the recently

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WSS: Digital Solution Focus @ Norshipping

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) are bringing the maritime digital solutions of the future to life at Nor-Shipping. Unveiling their augmented reality (AR) project at the world’s biggest maritime show, this immersive, interactive tool enables visitors to view the company’s very latest products and systems, inside and out.   Developed in conjunction with Austrian technology company Imagination Computer Serv. GesmbH, using their AR software ‘MagicLens’, visitors will download a reader app to their phones and scan a printed image to unlock the AR system. Kjell Andre Engen

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ZIM Hires Geffen as Chief Digital Officer

Israel's largest cargo shipping firm ZIM has hired Liav Geffen to serve in the newly created position of chief digital officer (CDO).   “The new Digital Unit in ZIM will drive the digital transformation the company has already embarked upon,” said ZIM president & CEO, Eli Glickman. “We intend to foster innovation and technology across the board, impacting every aspect of our operations. Our vision is to combine top-notch technological solutions with a personal and dedicated service to our customers.”   Over the last eight years, Geffen was VP Marketing of

Matthieu de Tugny  (Photo:  Bureau Veritas)

Donche-Gay Steps Up to BV Group Role

, the larger Bureau Veritas Group is an important source of expertise and capability that will benefit our marine and offshore sector markets. We expect to continue to broaden and deepen the services we offer to these important sectors.’ With €4.55bn in revenue in 2016 and nearly 70,000 employees, Bureau Veritas is the largest testing, inspection and certification body that offers ship classification, technical and risk services to the marine and offshore markets. Through acquisitions, such as TMC and MAC in 2016, it has been growing its risk management service capabilities and portfolio

Transas Collaborative Decision Making Platform uniting Ship, Fleet Operations, Training and Ship Traffic Control Image Transas

Wärtsilä acquires Transas

. Transas leverages the latest advances in machine learning to create a unified cloud-based platform for managing operations across the entire marine ecosystem.  The company has 22 regional offices worldwide and a distribution network that spans 120 countries. Its workforce of approximately 1000 employees includes a large and competent team of engineers who, together with Wärtsilä’s team, will accelerate the development of smart digital products.   “It is incredibly exciting to have this opportunity to join the Wärtsilä brand in delivering the future of

ABB Names Jouret Chief Digital Officer

ABB has appointed Guido Jouret as Chief Digital Officer, reporting to ABB’s CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer, effective October 1, 2016. Jouret, a pioneer of the Internet of Things, will lead the next level of development and deployment of ABB’s digital solutions for customers globally and across all businesses.   Jouret is a citizen of both the United States and Belgium, with long experience in Silicon Valley. He served for 20 years at Cisco after obtaining a PhD in Computer Science. His most recent role at Cisco was as General Manager of the Internet of Things division, which aims to

Azeez Mohammed (Photo: GE)

GE Appoints Mohammed as Power Conversion President & CEO

GE has announced Azeez Mohammed has been appointed President & CEO of GE Energy Connections’ Power Conversion business, effective July 11, 2016.  Mohammed comes to Power Conversion from his most recent role as President and CEO, of GE’s Power Services business for Middle East and Africa. He was instrumental in leading GE’s digital transformation, helping to position the organization as the world’s foremost digital-industrial company by launching innovative customer solutions in the power and LNG sectors. Today, he brings that experience to the Power Conversion

Petey Rozands, Regional Sales Manager Nautisk New Orleans (Photo: Nautisk)

Nautisk Names Rozands New Orleans Sales Manager

Global chart distributor Nautisk has appointed a new regional sales manager for its New Orleans hub. Petey Rozands will take up management of sales and new business activity for North America and the surrounding region.   Working out of Nautisk’s New Orleans hub, Petey will work with both local and global customers providing a range of core maritime navigational solutions including POD (Print on Demand), Neptune (Nautisk’s vessel information service) and Nautisk’s digital publications library, NaviTab as well as digital and paper chart products.    With over 20

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