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Boudewijn Siemons (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Siemons Takes Over as Port of Rotterdam CEO

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 Rotterdam Authority Executive Board now consists of Boudewijn Siemons (CEO and interim COO) and Vivienne de Leeuw (CFO). The process of looking for a new COO has begun.Siemons&rsq

Martin Bloem will start as Group Director Corporate Affairs at Damen Shipyards Group
effective 1 January 2024.  Image courtesy Damen Shipyards

Bloem Appointed Group Director Corporate Affairs at Damen

Martin Bloem will start as Group Director Corporate Affairs at Damen Shipyards Group effective January 1, 2024 a new position at the largest shipbuilding concern in the Netherlands.Bloem was involved with the shipbuilding sector when working for the Ministry of Economic Affairs and he was later the general director of the industry association Netherlands Maritime Technology. After that, he took up a position as a partner at the strategic maritime consultancy Marstratand held public-private positions in the Rotterdam region.

Sven Zaadnoordijk (Photo: Radio Holland)

Zaadnoordijk Named CEO of Radio Holland

group through an important transformation over the last few years.Zaadnoordijk joined the group in 2012 and brings a wealth of experience in the maritime industry. Having served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Regional Director for both Asia and Americas, stationed in various countries like The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore and USA.“During the strategic development phase back in 2020, Sven Zaadnoordijk enhanced the global processes and brought Radio Holland back to the marketplace, having a continuous focus on a seamless customer journey, customer loyalty, employee engagement and group

Marina Frkovic, Senior Account Manager & Co-Owner Boreas Maritime Croatia  Image courtesy Boreas

Boreas Maritime Opens New Branch in Croatia

Crewing agency Boreas Maritime, headquartered in the Netherlands, announces the opening of a new branch in Croatia. The team has been expanded with two new, dedicated team members to run the branch in Rijeka, Croatia.The branch office will be largely focused on the offshore industry, offering new employment opportunities to Croatian seafarers.Marina Frkovic, senior account manager and co-owner Boreas Maritime Croatia, and Ivan Plisic, senior account manager and co-owner Boreas Maritime Croatia, will run the new branch. Frkovic is a law graduate and will be responsible for the management of the branch

Boudewijn Siemons (Photo: Port of Roterdam Authority)

Port of Rotterdam Names Siemons Interim CEO

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.an economist, de Leeuw has been the CFO of the Port of Rotterdam Authority since July 2019. Before then, she was CFO at RTL Nederland and CFO at KPN Consumer Residential. She began her

BMT appointed Ronald Radder to head up its Groningen office. Image courtesy BMT

Radder to head up BMT’s Groningen Office

BMT appointed Ronald Radder to head up its Groningen office, a new relocation move for Radder that will see his Marine Surveying services and leadership going beyond Groningen to cover the Northern region of the Netherlands and Germany’s ports as well, with effect from January 1, 2023.

Moritz Fuhrmann (Photo: MPC Container Ships ASA)

MPC Container Ships Appoints Fuhrmann as CFO

will succeed the current CFO, Dr. Benjamin Pfeifer, who has resigned his position to pursue new opportunities.Fuhrmann joins the company from London-based Hayfin Capital Management LLP, where he has served as Principal in the maritime team. Prior to that, he has worked for DVB Bank in Germany and the Netherlands, Credit Suisse in Germany and the U.S., as well as for a German ship broker.Fuhrmann is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds an MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School in London

Fredrik Hellström (Photo: Echandia)

Echandia Names Hellström as New CEO

;s long-term competitiveness. The change takes place with immediate effect.“The world's largest fleet of electric ferries in Kochi, India, is equipped with our energy solutions, and so are the award-winning Copenhagen commuter-ferries. The major global shipyard Damen Shipyard in the Netherlands is a big customer. The CEO shift will increase our capacity – and thus, the ability to take Echandia to the next level,” Eriksson said

Image courtesy Port of Rotterdam Authority/ © Ernst Bode

CEO in Focus: Allard Castelein, Port of Rotterdam

that Shell will build the largest (200MW) electrolyzer in the world, with the expectation that by 2030 it will have 1.2 gigawatts of electrolyzed capacity installed. The plan for this extends far beyond the port’s walls, extending the hydrogen infrastructure to the southern parts of the Netherlands and into Germany to supply industrial clusters in Germany with green hydrogen, with CO2 taken back in return to be stored in that same depleted field.The circularity pillar is multi-faceted, including a waste to chemicals facility, a recycling facility for lithium ion batteries as well as the

EST-Floattech has appointed Mark Witjens (right) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Joep Gorgels as Chief Financial Officer/Chief Business Development Officer (CFO/CBDO). Image courtesy EST-Floattech

Witjens, Gorgels Tapped to Lead EST-Floattech

has a track record of more than 200 projects and a growing number of recurring customers. Recently, the first successes have also been achieved by its Hamburg office, which opened in August 2021. With the arrival of Witjens and Gorgels, who will be working from the headquarters in Badhoevedorp, the Netherlands, the company is reinforcing its growth ambition.Witjens previously worked for Damen Shipyards Group, including a stint as Managing Director of several yards within Damen Shiprepair & Conversion and Director Projects at Damen Cruise RoPax & Offshore. Gorgels graduated in chemical engineerin

Robert Chesters, Global Business Development Manager, Van Ameyde Marine (Photo: Van Ameyde Marine)

Chesters Joins Van Ameyde Marine

Van Ameyde Marine, the Netherlands-headquartered marine surveying, consultancy and loss prevention group, has appointed Rob Chesters as its new global business development manager.Based in the UK, Chesters has a remit to work with teams across group to develop a global strategy and service offering, with the aim of expanding the company’s international reach geographically and by market sector.Chesters, who has more than 20 years’ business development experience in the maritime services sector, having held senior positions with Wilhelmsen Ships Service, joins Van Ameyde Marine from Oceanic

Roy Storeng (Photo: Echandia)

Echandia Opens Branch Office in Norway

hired to lead business development.Echandia is a developer of zero-emission energy solutions for heavy-duty maritime electrification, with customers in Europe, Asia and Oceania, including Cochin Shipyards, building the world's largest fleet of electric ferries in Kochi, India, and Damen in the Netherlands. The company delivers heavy-duty battery and fuel-cell systems and proprietary, lightweight battery racks and system architecture.Storeng brings to the role extensive experience from the maritime industry, with leading business development positions at Wärtsilä, GE Transportation and

Mark Martecchini (Photo: Webb Institute)

Martecchini Named President of Webb Institute

is especially well prepared to lead Webb in this time when rapid technological advancement demands innovative approaches to engineering education.”Martecchini holds a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute and an MBA from New York University. He lives in Rotterdam, Netherlands, with his wife Laurie. They have two children, Niko, who is a 2009 graduate of Webb Institute, and Thomas. With the strong family connection to Webb Institute, Martecchini brings a deep appreciation for the mission and values of the college

Leen Schipper (Photo: SPBES)

Schipper Joins Sterling PlanB as VP, Inland Waterways Europe

with SPBES.SPBES said it sees increasing opportunities for marine battery use in the inland waterway shipping market, as customers move toward decreasing their climate change impacts through electrification.Schipper, who is Dutch, has an abundance of knowledge regarding inland waterway shipping in the Netherlands and in Europe as his family has worked in the field for generations. Schipper was raised on his family’s inland vessel and has owned barges himself in the past.Schipper has shown a commitment to making inland waterway shipping as clean as possible; he himself has designed and built two &ldquo

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COVID-19 Vaccine Offered Free for Seafarers

all mariners of any nationality arriving in Belgium for crew changes. There is a fee for the medical services provided by the port authorities.“Getting as many seafarers as possible vaccinated is absolutely vital to supply chains and global markets,” said Hans Boers, Co-CEO of Boers, the Netherlands-based shipping crew transport services operator for Northern Europe.“We’ve seen with the crew change crisis the challenges shipping companies face in hiring seafarers for their vessels, creating a shortage of available mariners which in turn has led to rising prices for goods, food

Christel Pullens (Photo: Sea Ranger Service)

Sea Ranger Service Names Pullens Managing Director

Sea Ranger Service, the Netherlands-based company that has been carrying out surveying and research tasks in the North Sea with emissions-free sailing offshore work vessels since 2018, has appointed Christel Pullens as its new managing director effective March 1, 2021.A WISTA board member with nearly 25 years of technical and commercial experience in shipbuilding and offshore, including as senior sales manager projects at Dockwise (now Boskalis), head of sales and marketing at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion and global sales and marketing director at Alewijnse, Pullens said she is joining the Sea

Dennis de Bruin (Photo: BMT)

BMT Names de Bruin Managing Director for Europe

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 are at an exciting juncture in our journey as we focus on growing our ‘traditional player’ markets and meeting new client demand for specialist

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