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Boudewijn Siemons (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Siemons Takes Over as Port of Rotterdam CEO

the CEO of the Port Authority.”Siemons has been the interim CEO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority since July 15, 2023, and COO since October 2020. Before then, he served as President of Royal Vopak’s Americas division. He also worked in management positions at that company in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. From 1998 to 2006, Siemons had a range of management positions at Royal VolkerWessels. Siemons started his career in 1987 at the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he worked until 1998. He studied at the Royal Naval Institute and at Delft University of Technology.The Port of

Jean-Baptiste Rambaud (Photo: Bolloré Logistics)

Rambaud Named CEO of Bolloré Logistics Middle East

Bolloré Logistics announced Jean-Baptiste Rambaud has been appointed as CEO of Bolloré Logistics Middle East.Based in Dubai, he will work toward the development of the region. He also aims to launch new projects to drive the company’s growth in several key sectors such as aerospace, healthcare, luxury goods and food and reefer.Rambaud joined the Bolloré Group in 2003, where he oversaw different operations and commercial departments across Africa (Kenya, DRC, Zambia, Mozambique, Nigeria). For the last three years, he held the position of sales and marketing director for

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ACE Winches Urges Industry to Invest in Young Talent

engineers and technicians, bolstered by our business support functions. We have a team of over 200 highly experienced individuals, who take on client challenges and transform them into creative, innovative, world-leading solutions.”Earlier this year ACE announced the opening of a new hub in the Middle East as part of its global growth strategy, adding to existing physical locations in the U.S. and Norway

Boudewijn Siemons (Photo: Port of Roterdam Authority)

Port of Rotterdam Names Siemons Interim CEO

office, we are safeguarding management continuity."A mechanical engineer, Siemons has been COO at the Port of Rotterdam Authority since October 2020. Before then, he served as President of Royal Vopak’s Americas division. He also worked in management positions at that company in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. From 1998 to 2006, Siemons had a range of management positions at Royal VolkerWessels. Siemons started his career in 1987 at the Royal Netherlands Navy, where he worked until 1998. He studied at the Royal Naval Institute and at Delft University of economist

Jean-François Bauer (Photo: James Fisher)

James Fisher Appoints Bauer as Group General Counsel

James Fisher’s executive team.Bauer brings with him extensive experience as an international energy lawyer after nearly 30 years at Schlumberger Limited. He has vast global expertise, having assumed various senior legal and corporate management roles on assignments in the U.K., EU, Russia, the Middle East and South America.

Joel Gard (Photo: ACBL)

ACBL Names Gard SVP of Its New Interchange & Logistics Business

leadership positions, including Chief Technology Officer and President of the company's technology-enabled freight brokerage platform, Xpress Technologies. At Coyote, Gard served as Senior Vice President and Head of Europe, leading the company's entry and rapid scale-up in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, following various senior leadership positions within Coyote's North American business. He holds a B.A. in Economics (Honors) and Environmental Studies from Lake Forest College and completed his MBA studies at INSEAD

(L-R) Craig Walker, Global Asset Manager and Chris Blake, Vice President - Survey at Unique Group’s Aberdeen office. (Photo: Unique Group)

Unique Group Announces Key Appointments

subsea equipment and engineering firm Unique Group announced it has appointed Chris Blake and Craig Walker to leadership roles in Aberdeen, Scotland.  Blake joins Unique Group as Vice President – Survey, utilizing his 30 years of experience in the offshore industry throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Americas with organizations such as Fugro and N-Sea. He brings to the role a track record in global survey products and services as well as business leadership.Walker’s appointment as Global Asset Manager will further enhance client project experience through data-driven

LR Names Richard de Vries Area Manager for SAMEA

LR (Lloyd’s Register) has appointed Richard de Vries (pictured right) as Area Manager for South Asia, the Middle East and Africa (SAMEA).In his new role, de Vries will lead LR’s operation across SAMEA and will be responsible for developing the business in current and emerging markets as well as identifying growth opportunities in the region including key gas, naval and offshore projects.De Vries' remit will also include LR’s traditional portfolio such as classification, compliance and advisory services as well as collaborating with clients on industry challenges such as digital

Harry Heasman (Photo: Cox Marine)

Cox Marine Names Heasman EMEA Sales Director

Diesel outboard engine specialist Cox Marine announced it ahs appointed marine industry specialist Harry Heasman as its Sales Director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).The new regional position strengthens the company’s focus on wholesale activity within EMEA as it builds a global sales structure for the CXO300 diesel outboard engine.Bringing over a decade of experience working, Heasman has been immersed in the U.K. sailing scene from a young age and now cruises in the Solent on both power and sail vessels.Effective immediately, his areas of responsibilities at the British manufacture

Colin Mercer (Photo: AkzoNobel)

AkzoNobel Appoints Global HullCare Manager

as its first-ever Global HullCare Manager.Mercer takes on the role following a 23-year history of delivering sustainability goals across multiple AkzoNobel business units. Since 2018, he has been the Marine Business Manager in the MEA - championing the environmental sustainability journey in the Middle East.His key ambition in this new role is to build a seamless management program for owner partners that allows them to effortlessly manage the performance of their vessels, while at the same time helping them to ensure they remain compliant with any impending legislation around EEDI, EEXI and CII

From left: Alastair Holland and Mohamed El Hawawy (Photos: Ince)

Ince Appoints New Joint Managing Partners for Dubai Office

International legal and professional services firm Ince has appointed partners Mohamed El Hawawy and Alastair Holland as new joint managing partners of its Dubai office to lead Ince’s business in the Middle East.Mohamed El Hawawy is a UAE shipping lawyers, specializing in litigation and dispute resolution. He assists local and multi-national companies on shipping disputes in the Middle East and has advised on numerous high-profile cases and casualties in the UAE, Egypt, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. He also handles insurance matters for clients relating to life, property, product liability

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Intelatus: The long-tenured, New Name in Market Intel & Planning

of the strategy and actions of companies in the U.S. energy sector to mitigate the impact of the abrupt virus-driven market downturnOffshore Wind: Overview of the market dynamics and supply and demand drivers for the U.S. offshore wind crew transfer vessel segment for a U.S. financial institutionMiddle East: Analysis of current and future market conditions in the Middle East offshore support vessel sectorFloating Production: A study of the options for installing a floating storage vessel (FSO) on a shallow water gas field offshore Nigeria for a European oil major.Headquartered in New York, Intelatus

Seçkin Uz has been appointed Managing Director for SCHOTTEL Turkey. Photo courtesy Schottel

Uz Tapped as MD for Schottel Turkey

January 1, 2022, Seçkin Uz has been appointed Managing Director for Schottel Turkey.Uz has extensive experience and expertise in the area of ship propulsion. After earning a degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, he began his career with Berg Propulsion in the Asia/Pacific and Middle East region. Upon joining Caterpillar Marine as Managing Director for the entities in Dubai and Istanbul, he steadily pursued to enrich his knowledge and capabilities in the fields of market development, new sales, technical sales and after sales service. In his recent positions, he gained additional

Michael Asherson (Photo: North P&I Club)

North P&I Club Appoints Asherson as Claims Director

of maritime and insurance law, specializing in marine casualty litigation and investigations, cargo claims, ship arrests, arbitrations and charterparty disputes. A former Chairman of the International Group Claims Co-operation Sub-committee, he also has strong relationships in the U.K., Greece, the Middle East, South Korea and India, as well as among the South African maritime law fraternity.“It is terrific to be back with North and in my second home of Newcastle upon Tyne, especially at such an exciting time for the Club in terms of its unfolding strategy for growth,” Asherson said. &ldquo

Addleshaw Goddard Hires Ian Le Pelley

presence, the law firm said. With significant cross-border M&A experience, and having acted on a number of $1bn+ projects worldwide, Ian's links with the global ports community will be another boost to Addleshaw's ongoing international growth strategy. Having worked extensively in the Middle East, as well as in other key global markets including Africa and Hong Kong, he is well-placed to complement and enhance AG's current offering.Ian will be joining AG's Edinburgh office, further helping to drive the firm’s Scottish growth strategy.Ian’s appointment comes on the back

Ken Chapman Senior Instructor, Maersk Training. Photo courtesy Maersk Training

Profiles in Training: Ken Chapman Senior Instructor, Maersk Training

us, and we from them, and I am still here and proud of what we do. In Maersk Training, I have also developed and gained accreditation with certain bodies for the courses I deliver. I have developed courses such as the OIM Controlling Emergencies for other companies assessed in Europe as well as the middle east and developed courses like the Assisted Position Mooring Management Course for Premier Oil.I intended to retire this year, but after discussion with my manager, we decided that I will instead work on reduced hours. A gentle easing into retirement is better than the prospect of me being at home

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FutureOn Appoints CFO, Head of People

growth of several tech start-ups. David joins FutureOn from the global software firm, Callsign, where he held the role of Head of People.FutureOn said the appointments marked a key phase in the Norwegian firm’s international expansion as it grows its operations in the UK, across Europe, the USA, Middle East, and Asia Pacific to meet the demand for its suite of digital twin technologies

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