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Johan Sperling (Photo: Tidewater Transportation and Terminals)

Tidewater Hires Sperling as COO

, dispatch and terminal operations. Additionally, he will work closely with Tidewater Environmental Services and Tidewater’s Canadian entity, Island Tug and Barge, to support their efforts for safe and reliable operations. Before joining Tidewater, Sperling was the Vice President, Marine Services for the Crowley Shipping Group. He led ship assist and tanker escort services, as well as oversaw the ocean-class tug and flat-deck barge fleets, which provide specialized cargo transportation. Sperling was previously Vice President of Marine Solutions, and managed Jensen Maritime, Crowley&rsquo

Gulf Copper Hires Irelan

Ship repair and marine services firm Gulf Copper & Manufacturing has hired Robert “Bob” Irelan as Director, Federal Business Development.In his new role, Irelan will leverage his experience doing business with the federal government to head up Gulf Copper's government services business development, focusing primarily on the federal market. Ireland previously served as a Naval Officer for over 25 years, including the command of three different U.S. Navy vessels. He brings a broad experience of federal government contracting together with the Navy’s maintenance planning

Arjen Van Dijk (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Americas MD

customers. I believe that the multi-local engine behind Svitzer is a benefit to terminal operators and customers calling ports across the Americas region. We are continuously looking at improving what we do and exploring new opportunities to deliver safe, efficient and innovative towage and related marine services.&rdquo

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Crowley Realigns Its Marine Services Group

US-based Crowley Maritime Corp. announced on Wednesday that it has realigned its marine services organization and introduced new leadership.In a move that aims to provide better support to customers, Crowley Marine Services, part of the company’s shipping arm, will now be comprised of three distinct, yet interrelated business segments: offshore services, ship assist and tanker escort and engineering services – those provided by Crowley and subsidiary Jensen Maritime Consultants.Jeff Andreini, Porter Sesnon and Coulston “Cole” van Gundy have been appointed to top leadership

Matthew Long (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Phoenix Promotes Long

U.S.-based marine services contractor Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that Matthew Long has been promoted to Corporate Vice President. Long will retain his current duties as General Manager of Phoenix’s Largo, Md. operations, and in his additional role as Corporate VP will assume responsibilities for company-wide financial forecasting, reporting and budgeting.A retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer and diver, Long has decades of experience managing technically challenging marine engineering projects worldwide. Additionally, through multiple defense system acquisition and

Ben Sharples was tapped as the new director of Malin Marine. Photo: Malin

Malin Group Expands

Marine services company Malin Group has diversified its leadership team. Ben Sharples joins as Director of Malin Marine, following a successful stint at JFD (James Fisher). Alan Hunter joins as Malin’s new Business Development Manager, an oil and gas veteran with more than 30 years’ experience. In addition Malin appointed Stephanie Collins as Business Unit Manager of its ship mobilization arm Malin React. Malin’s specialist welding division – John Tracey Specialist Welding (JTSW) – has brought in ex-oil and gas senior engineer Iain Wilson to help shape the company as it

Helen Samuels  (Photo: Bibby Marine Ltd)

Bibby Marine Appoints Samuels as CEO

Utilities, and also held a series of senior positions at Halcrow/CH2MHill (now Jacobs) including Operations Director, Global Director and Managing Director.Bibby Marine Limited is the holding company for Bibby Maritime Limited which provides floating accommodation to major projects worldwide: Bibby Marine Services Limited which provides services to offshore windfarms and installations, including the award-winning Bibby WaveMaster 1 : and Bibby HydroMap which provides leading subsea mapping and data analysis services.Bibby Marine Ltd is a subsidiary of Bibby Line Group – a diverse, $1 billion global

Jonathan Zier (Photo: Crowley)

Zier Joins Crowley Offshore Services

. He will also be responsible for providing solutions for alternative energy projects such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, offshore wind power generation, and other projects requiring offshore or coastal equipment and expertise.Zier will report to Johan Sperling, vice president of marine services in the Crowley Shipping group. That business unit provides domestic petroleum transportation, commercial ship management, ship assist and tanker escort services, and marine logistics (tug, barge and project) services

Franco out as Harley Marine Services CEO

The Board of Directors of Harley Marine Services announced via press release that Harley Franco will no longer be serving as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Matt Godden will remain as President of the Company. “Since the beginning of 2019, Harley Marine has made significant progress in ensuring its long-term stability as one of the nation’s leading marine transportation providers” said Godden. “Harley Marine is renowned for its track record in safety and operational capabilities and we intend to continue with this unparalleled commitment to quality.” 

Ravi Edirisinghe, Director/Chief Executive Officer - GAC Sri Lanka (Photo: GAC)

GAC Sri Lanka Taps Edirisinghe as Director

of knowledge and experience in strategic planning, business development and re-engineering, supply chain management, logistics and project management in diverse industries to this role. He is responsible for the strategic growth and business direction of the Group comprising GAC Shipping Ltd, GAC Marine Services Pvt Ltd and GAC Logistics Ltd. He replaces Mahesh Kurukulasuriya, who continues to be a member of the Group’s board of directors.Lars Bergström, GAC’s Group Vice President, Asia Pacific and Indian Subcontinent, said Ravi’s appointment comes against the backdrop of an optimistic

Stuart Nicholls (Photo: Shoreham Port)

Shoreman Port Announces Changes in Board

Shoreham Port bid farewell to Stuart Nicholls, who has been on the Board for six years. Nicholls joined the Board in January 2013, with more than 25 years of experience in shipping and marine services. In 2016 Stuart chaired a new subcommittee of the Board – the Compliance Committee. His maritime and safety expertise made Nicholls the ideal candidate to lead this Committee and to question and challenge the Port’s safety culture.Replacing Nicholls, Shoreham Port welcomes Sir Alan Massey to the Board. Massey has extensive maritime experience, having served for 33 years in the Royal Navy

Photo: V.Group

V.Group Showcases Seafarer App, Manila Training Facilities

a leading provider of marine support services, has announced that it will unveil a new app for seafarers as well as an upgraded training center in Manila as progress accelerates on Project Embark, a program designed to transform the way the leading supplier of independent ship management and related marine services handles crewing for its pool of 44,000 seafarers.The app will enhance the seafarers’ experience, while enabling V.Group to utilize regularly updated seafarer data to improve crewing performance and assist in planning. The app will provide a seamless experience to support professional developmen

Top (left to right): Jeremy Troughton, General Manager - Marine Leisure & Events, GAC UK and Wynne Raymond, General Manager - Shipping, GAC UK; bottom (left to right): Adrian Henry, General Manager - Oil, Gas & Renewables, GAC UK and Mark Horton, General Manager - Freight Services, GAC UK (Photos: GAC)

GAC UK Announces New Senior Management

Shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC UK has appointed four General Managers to strengthen its core services and commercial focus.“Each of the General Managers brings a wealth of experience to their respective role,” said Herman Jorgensen, Managing Director of GAC UK. “The new structure evidences our commitment to providing the best possible products and service to the Oil, Gas and Renewables, Shipping, Freight, Marine Leisure and Events sectors we serve and heralds in an exciting new era for GAC UK.”Jeremy Troughton, General Manager - Marine Leisure and

Chris Williams (Photo: Phoenix International Holdings)

Williams Joins Phoenix in GM Role

Marine services contractor Phoenix International Holdings, Inc. announced that Chris Williams has joined the company as general manager (GM) of its Norfolk, Va. office.In addition to his GM duties, Williams will manage Phoenix’s U.S. Navy Diving Services Contract, providing underwater ship repair capability to U.S. Navy ships worldwide.Williams is a retired U.S. Navy Engineering Duty Officer and diver with extensive experience coordinating technically challenging marine engineering projects around the globe. He is a licensed Professional Engineer with a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)

Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO

Mdawe has been appointed as Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective May 21, 2018. She takes over the role recently vacated by Phyllis Difeto and briefly held in an acting capacity by Moshe Motlohi.The role of TNPA COO has been expanded and will include: Marine Services, Aviation Services and Pilotage, Continuous Improvement, Port Planning, Lighthouses, SHE & Risk, Security, Emergency Management, Infrastructure, Dredging Services, Ship Repair, Port Control and Port Maintenance.Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)Mdawe has most recently served as Secretary General

Junshan Zou (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Names Zou Managing Director for China

V.Group said it has appointed Junshan Zou to build, lead and drive V.Group’s activities in China, including business development, ship management and marine services.“We have made a long-term commitment to growing our business in China,” said Alastair Evitt, Group Managing Director for V.Group’s Ship Management East division. “This new role will enable us to focus our efforts on growing all aspects of V.Group’s business including expanding our pool of Chinese seafarers to meet the future growth needs of the market.”Zou has more than 20 years’ experience

Britannia Appoints Exclusive Correspondent in Taiwan

of service” said Andrew Cutler, CEO Britannia.  He added that “2018 will see further initiatives in Japan, which we will announce in due course”.   In another development, and after many years of representing Britannia in Taiwan, Capt. Mike Chiang, the founder of Chiang Marine Services (CMS), has decided to retire.   CMS’s Exclusive Correspondent role is therefore passing to a successor company, B Taiwan P&I Correspondent Co., Ltd. which will be headed by Ms Euly Luo who is well known Britannia’s Membership in Taiwan, having served with CMS for 30 years

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