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Kasper Karlsen (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

Kasper Karlsen, Senior Director at Maersk Drilling, will join Svitzer Europe as Chief Operating Officer from 1 July 2020, the company has announced today.Karlsen joins Svitzer Europe as COO after nearly 13 years with Maersk Drilling, where he has held a variety of leadership roles spanning the organization’s operational, technical and support functions. He was recently Head of Transformation Office and Customer Solutions at Maersk Drilling. Karlsen holds a Master's Degree from the Technical University of Denmark in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, along with several other business


Kasper Friis Nilaus, CEO, Svitzer A/S (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Names Kasper Friis Nilaus CEO

operator Svitzer announced its Board of Directors has appointed Kasper Friis Nilaus, VP and current Managing Director (MD) of Svitzer Europe, to succeed Henriette Thygesen as global CEO of Svitzer A/S, effective June 15.Going forward, Nilaus will continue to report to Thygesen in her capacity as CEO of Maersk Fleet and Strategic Brands. Svitzer A/S remains a fully-owned AP Moller-Maersk company.Nilaus joined Svitzer as Business Development Manager in 2007 and has since held various global and regional positions within commercial and general management, latest as MD of Svitzer Europe -- a role he will

A Maersk Drilling rig - Image Credit: Maersk Drilling

New Round of Layoffs at Maersk Drilling

Offshore drilling company Maersk Drilling has announced a new wave of layoffs and has revised its financial guidance for 2020, citing oil and gas companies' budget cuts and delays and cancellations in offshore drilling tenders.As previously reported, Maersk Drilling in April said it would lay off around 250-300 people in its North Sea crew pool, and mothball several drilling rigs due to the effects of low oil price on offshore drilling activities.The Danish offshore driller on Thursday announced a new round of cuts, this time onshore."...the need for onshore support is expected to be adversely

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

Henningsen Named CFO at Hamburg Süd

Lasse Carøe Henningsen, 46, will become the new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Hamburg Süd, succeeding Jakob Wegge-Larsen, who has held this position since December 2017 and will be returning to Maersk in Copenhagen at the end of June. Already at the end of February 2020, he in parallel assumed the position of CFO of the Maersk division Ocean & Logistics there. When Henningsen starts at Hamburg Süd on June 1, he will be in charge of the Business Finance and Accounting divisions as well as the important SAP project. He and Dr. Arnt Vespermann, the company’s Chief Executive

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Ransomware: The IT Danger on the Horizon

system-specific and broad enough to override manual safety checks. The only two confirmed instances of such attacks in the wild are Stuxnet and ‘Crash Override,’ both highly targeted, and nation-state-level attacks.The real risk is disruption: The attacks on the Port of San Diego, COSCO and Maersk underline how heavy reliance on IT systems coupled with huge outage costs make this a serious concern for the industry. Different maritime facilities were put on high alert after news broke of a ransomware attack during the Christmas break. A virus labelled ‘Ryuk’ apparently penetrated

Martin Helweg (Photo: P&O Maritime Logistics)

P&O Maritime Logistics Names Helweg CEO

to Mike Bhaskaran, DP World’s Chief Operating Officer for Logistics and Technology.For the past three years, Helweg has been responsible for P&O Maritime Logistics’ global operations. Earlier, Martin spent over 15 years in marine service solutions working for Svitzer, an A.P. Moller-Maersk Company in regional CFO and CEO roles across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.P&O Maritime Logistics was created last year following DP World’s acquisition of Topaz Energy and Marine and its integration with P&O Maritime. POML focuses on three strategic segments &ndash

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

Arjen Van Dijk (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Americas MD

Maersk's towage operator arm Svitzer announced on Thursday it has appointed Arjen Van Dijk as its new Regional Managing Director (MD) for the Americas region, effective February 1, 2020.Van Dijk is taking over from Marc Niederer, who has decided to step down due to personal reasons and is currently considering various options for his future role, the company said.Van Dijk joined Svitzer in July 2019 as regional CCO and is now advancing to Regional MD. With more than 15 years in global shipping and transportation, he has lived and worked in the region for years and is today a well-known profile

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APM Terminals Pipavav Appoints Sørensen

APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Limited), has appointed Mr. Jakob Friis Sørensen as Managing Director, effective January 1, 2020Sørensen has been a part of A.P. Moller Maersk Group since 1987 starting at the internal A. P.  Moller Shipping School in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has held various positions within the Group in Maersk Line, Maersk Logistics and Damco in countries like Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and India.  Sørensen holds an MBA from Henley Management College, UK and has attended several Executive Management courses at IMD, Lausanne, Penn

Maersk COO Søren Toft Leaves Company

Chief Operating Officer (COO) Søren Toft has decided to pursue another opportunity outside the company and will leave A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S effective today. CEO Søren Skou will take on the responsibilities of the COO in the interim.The Executive Board will hereafter consist of Søren Skou, Carolina Dybeck Happe, Vincent Clerc, and Morten Engelstoft.Søren Toft joined A.P. Møller - Mærsk in 1994 and became a member of the Executive Board in December 2017.   

Neil Bruus along with officials from Maersk and AMET at the foundation stone laying ceremony (Photo: Maersk)

A.P. Moller-Maersk Center of Excellence in Tamil Nadu

Maersk, a global integrator of container logistics, has laid the foundation stone of its planned ‘A.P. Moller – Maersk Center of Excellence’ facility at Thenpattinam (Tamil Nadu), to support skill development and training needs for Maersk cadets across job functions (deck, electrical and engine). Maersk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Academy of Maritime Education and Training (AMET) University to jointly operate this facility with an aim to maintain steady channel of Indian seafarers for its operations.The A. P. Moller – Maersk Center of Excellence will be

Frank Relou  (Photo: Sea Machines Robotics)

Sea Machines Expands European Sales Force

work closely with workboat operators and boat-builders serving task-oriented sectors, such as aquaculture, hydrographic and UXO surveying, dredging and oil-spill response. He also will support the company’s advanced situational awareness technology trials currently being piloted on an A.P. Moller-Maersk container ship that calls regularly in Rotterdam.Relou is based in The Netherlands with responsibility over Europe, Middle East and African regions.Strengths developed during Relou’s nearly three-decades-long career include persistence and perseverance, as well as the ability to build lasting

Søren Andersen  (Photo: StormGeo)

Andersen Appointed New CEO of StormGeo

CEO of StormGeo. Andersen will take up his new position on September 2, 2019. Interim CEO, Henrik Dahl, will reassume his role as Non-executive Director on the Board of Directors of StormGeo.Andersen has more than 20 years of leadership experience from companies such as A.P. Møller – Maersk, APL, Rickmers and several start-ups. Most recently, he served as the CEO of 2020seaways, a modern shipowner focused on environmentally and economically superior container tonnage. He brings with him a vast, multi-segmented and multi-disciplinary network, a deep understanding of the challenges

Henriette Thygesen has been appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maersk Supply Service. Image: Maersk Supply Service

Thygesen: Chairman of Maersk Supply Service

Henriette Thygesen has been appointed new Chairman of the Board of Directors of Maersk Supply Service as of 1 June 2019. Current Chairman of Maersk Supply Service and Vice CEO of A.P. Moller – Maersk Claus V. Hemmingsen will leave A.P. Moller – Maersk end June having concluded on the separation of the oil and oil related companies.Thygesen has been CEO of Svitzer since September 2016. She is a member of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Executive Leadership Team and has held leading roles across a number of A.P. Moller – Maersk business units over the last 25 years, including CEO of Damco

Graham Westgarth (Photo: V.Group)

Westgarth to Lead V.Group

. During his career, he has operated across almost all sectors and functions in the industry, with a particular focus on ship management and helping companies achieve operational excellence. Graham has held a range of senior executive roles with companies including GasLog Limited, Teekay Corporation and Maersk UK.  He has also occupied a number of industry positions, most notably as Chairman of INTERTANKO, a position he held for five years.Commenting on the announcement, John Pattullo, Chairman of V.Group, said: “I would like to thank Ian for his significant contribution to V.Group. Ian

Vivian Maia (Photo: OSM)

OSM CEO to Build Opportunities for Female Seafarers

;!”Building successThe OSM CEO believes Vivian Maia* provides a typical example of how females can forge successful careers within the industry. Maia joined OSM in 2011 after graduating from the Merchant Marine Officers School in Rio de Janeiro and spending two years as a Deck Officer with Maersk. She then helped the, at the time, recently formed OSM Brazil set up operations in the country, recruiting, hiring and planning for crew members on the vessels Dan Swift and Deep Sea. Maia is now responsible for crewing a FPSO managed by OSM in Brazil.“It’s been an exciting and fulfilling

Steve Mitchell  (Photo: ASCO)

Mitchell to Head Up ASCO Operations Function

HQ in Aberdeen, will focus on the operation of the company's supply bases in Peterhead and Aberdeen.Mitchell has worked in oil and gas for 34 years and has experience both in the U.K. and internationally with several major international oil companies including Chevron, Oryx Energy, Kerr-McGee and Maersk Oil, where he held the role of Global Head of Logistics. In his role at Maersk

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