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Hans Christiaan Laheij - Credit: Hamworthy

Hamworthy Names New CEO

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 execution with excellent results, " said Søren K. Nielsen, CEO at Svanehøj Group, which is the parent company of Hamworthy Pumps."Hans Christiaan Laheij takes over the leadership

DVocean is an 8-meter-long, 2.65-meter-wide survey boat. (Photo: HafenCity University)

Subsea Europe Services Supports Hydrographer Training in Hamburg

Donation of multibeam technology and support strengthens hydrographic research capabilities of university’s new dedicated survey vesselMarine survey technology specialist Subsea Europe Services GmbH has pledged to support HafenCity University in training a new generation of expert marine hydrographers by ensuring availability of the latest hydroacoustic technology aboard the new survey boat DVocean.Based in Hamburg, HafenCity University is the only facility in Germany certified to the highest standards of training for marine surveyors. Its hydrography program was modernized in 2016 and subsequentl

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

talented addition who will continue our growth in this area and complement other aspects of our global practice.”Sherrard specializes in the financing of maritime and offshore oil and gas assets. She represents corporates, leasing companies, banks and financial investors on matters across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas and is ranked by Chambers Global as a leader in International Shipping Finance.Sherrard has advised on a wide range of structured financing transactions across the maritime and offshore oil & gas sectors with a focus on LNG carriers and offshore oil and

Effective 1 December 2020, Mattias Hellström, currently Svitzer’s Managing Director for Scandinavia and Germany, becomes CCO of Svitzer Europe

Svitzer Europe Appoints Hellström as Chief Commercial Officer

Svitzer Europe announced that Mattias Hellström has taken up the role of Chief Commercial Officer from December 1, 2020, reporting to Svitzer Europe’s Managing Director, Lise Demant. Hellström has more than 25 years of experience in shipping and towage, and joined Svitzer Europe in 2014 as Managing Director for Scandinavia. His role expanded to cover Svitzer’s important operation in Germany in 2017.During his time as Cluster MD, Mattias managed Svitzer Europe’s acquisition of Port Towage Nordic and its recent expansion of line handling services in Bremerhaven and

Simon Judson (Photo: Peters & May)

Peters & May Appoints Judson as CEO

current pandemic. As a business, we have held steady and I pay credit to our dedicated team who have stepped up to the new way of working. Throughout the year we have continued regular sailings for the transportation of boats on behalf of manufacturers, private owners and racing teams throughout Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Transatlantic routes. We have seen a strong increase in demand for routes in and out of Asia and Australia, and our offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, which are supported by a wider local agency network, are well placed to maximize these opportunities.”He added, &ldquo

Suba Sivandran (Photo: BMT)

Sivandran Named Managing Director of BMT Asia

launched this month. He will oversee all commercial operations with a focus on driving new business into more complex, emerging markets including defense, offshore renewable energy and marine infrastructure engineering and advisory offerings.With more than a decade of consulting experience throughout Europe and the APAC region, Sivandran’s appointment comes at a pivotal time of accelerated growth in Asia, where BMT has already established a 25-year legacy of helping customers, governments and industrial partners meet their global business needs through technology products, solutions and services

John Godwiin (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names Godwin APAC Business Development Director

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 Director for the Australian defense and security business.During his Royal Australian Navy career, Godwin served as a weapons electrical engineer. Prior to BMT, he worked in operational risk

Martijn van den Berg (Photo: Zuyderzee Capital)

Martijn van den Berg joins Zuyderzee Capital

of services comes at a point in time where the regulatory and administrative pressure on businesses has never been greater. Regulation requires financial institutions to have more stringent KYC and CDD requirements, there has been the introduction of the Ultimate-Beneficial-Owner (UBO) register across Europe, there is more diligence on so-called high-risk-country money transfers and many other regulations. We see a large opportunity to assist businesses in addressing the burden ensuing from this; failing to manage this may not only mean missed opportunities but can cause real harm to a company,&rdquo

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LISCR Expands Its Leadership Team

and South America.Klenum, based at the Registry’s headquarters, is in charge of the Regulations and Standards, Investigations, and Fleet Security and Certifications Divisions. Klenum joins the headquarters team after spending the last six years within the Registry and its group of companies in Europe. While in that role, he served as Technical Director and represented Liberia at IMO, spearheaded many technical projects, and represented the Registry in numerous industry forums globally. This follows a twenty-year career as a senior executive in Lloyd's Register where he was General Manager

Olav Hetland - Credit: Ocean Installer

Ocean Installer Names Director to Lead Offshore Wind Branch

and developing offshore wind farms going forward."The newly appointed Offshore Wind Farms director, Hetland, has more than 30 years’ experience within the energy industry, of which more than 17 years within renewable energy. He is currently Senior Vice president, Wind and Solar Northwest Europe in Statkraft, where he has held senior management positions for more than a decade. He was previously responsible for building up Statkraft’s offshore wind activity from 2010 until the projects were sold in 2018. He has previously also worked in Statoil (now Equinor).Hetland will take up his

Videlina Georgieva (left) with Lise Dumant (right) (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Announces Leadership Changes

Towage operator Svitzer announced Monday that effective September 1, 2020, Lise Demant will leave her role as global chief commercial officer and take up the position of managing director for Svitzer’s Europe region, succeeding Kasper Friis Nilaus, who was recently appointed CEO of Svitzer A/S. Also effective September 1, Videlina Georgieva will succeed Demant as global CCO and enter Svitzer’s global leadership team.Both Demant and Georgieva are based in Copenhagen and will report to Nilaus.Demant joined Svitzer in 2013 as chief operating officer in Svitzer Asia Pte Ltd., coming from her

Dennis de Bruin (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names de Bruin Managing Director for Europe

BMT announced Dennis de Bruin has been appointed Managing Director for BMT’s Commercial Shipping Europe business, with immediate effect.A BMT employee since 2004, de Bruin has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime industry. He has served for the last seven years as Marine Director for BMT's nautical and cargo department of the Rotterdam office.He will succeed Jeroen de Haas as Managing Director of our European offices in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland, who has been at the helm of Commercial Shipping Europe since 2001, and will continue his career outside of BMT.“We

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Life on Hold for Many Philippine Seafarers

account for nearly 10% of the country’s gross domestic product.But hundreds of thousands were likely to lose their jobs this year, cutting an important lifeline for many poor families.RemittancesAbout 10 million Filipinos work or live overseas, official figures show, spread across North America, Europe, the Middle East and parts of Asia such as Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong.Remittances by overseas Filipino workers reached a record high of $33.5 billion last year, according to the central bank.But as global coronavirus cases keep climbing, up to 400,000 Filipino overseas workers were projected

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BSM Opens Liquid Cargo Simulator Facility

far more realistic and immersive experience, complimenting the existing training offered. It makes the center, which will be open to seafarers from other companies and organizations, a gas training hub for the whole region and will benefit new LNG seafarers, many of whom are expected to come from Eastern Europe.The LCS will be used to train seafarers to meet the requirements of the STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers) Code and SIGTTO (Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators) as well as offering a range of bespoke in-house courses developed to a higher

Tareq Kawash / Credit: McDermottt

McDermott Names Senior VP for EMEA Region

Engineering and construction company McDermott International Ltd. has appointed Tareq Kawash as Senior Vice President for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.Kawash was formerly the Senior Vice President for the Europe, Africa, Russia and Caspian (EARC) region, which has been combined with the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region.David Dickson, President and Chief Executive Officer of McDermott, said, "Tareq has a wealth of experience and is a strategic, high-performing leader who understands the challenges and opportunities of our business and is committed to finding the best

Neil Palomba (left) and Gus Antorcha (Photos: Carnival Corp)

Carnival Makes Leadership Changes at HAL, Costa

where appropriate to improve our business," said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation.Carnival Cruise Line has announced plans to restart some of its voyages in phases, while Costa Cruises has suspended sailings through August 15 and Holland America Line has canceled all cruises from Alaska, Europe and Canada/New England for 2020.Reporting to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK, Antorcha will guide Holland America Line's return to cruise operations and plans for future growth, including sales and marketing, revenue management, deployment and itinerary planning

Sören Scheid (Photo: Ecochlor)

Ecochlor Hires Scheid as Europe Business Development Manager

U.S.-based ballast water treatment systems manufacturer Ecochlor announced Sören Scheid will be managing the company's new office in Germany as the Regional Business Development Manager for Europe, Scandinavia and the U.K.Scheid brings to the role more than 10 years of work experience in the maritime industry, including roles in sales, process engineering and operational environmental protection.The Ecochlor ballast water management system (BWMS) uses a two-step process to treat ballast water; filtration followed by an injection of chlorine dioxide (ClO2) into the ballast lines. The system

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