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Monday, June 17, 2019

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Ken Loke (Photo: KVH Industries)

KVH Appoints Loke VP Asia Pacific

services used by thousands of vessels worldwide.Prior to joining KVH, Loke held the positions of chief commercial officer and chief executive officer for Eutelsat – Asia Pacific, and senior vice president for General Electric Satellite for North Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Oceania region. A Singaporean citizen, Loke speaks English, Mandarin, Bahasa, and Cantonese.Loke has a master’s degree in business administration from the National University of Singapore and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical and production engineering

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Charity Helps Cadets Achieve Career at Sea

was trusted to load the main deck and lower holds, take charge of mooring stations and even manoeuvre the ship off the berth under the Captain’s supervision.”She then joined a large cargo vessel with a multinational crew.“I saw a great deal of the world, sailing to Brazil, America and Singapore.“It was hard getting used to not having any passengers on board.”Although she doesn’t speak any Tagalog, that didn’t hinder Rachel from engaging with her crewmates.“The crew spent time honing their English skills and even managed to learn a few Geordie phrases.&rdquo

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Keppel to Add 1,800 Offshore, Marine Staff

Singapore conglomerate Keppel Corp is planning to add 1,800 staff this year at its offshore and marine business, the first time the company is hiring for the division after cutting thousands of jobs since 2015.The slump in oil prices in 2014 and a global oversupply of drilling rigs had hit orders at the company's O&M division, but demand is slowly returning."With the expected increase in work flow as well as preparing for the upturn we would be looking to add to our (O&M) workforce this year," Keppel CEO Loh Chin Hua said at the company's results briefing. "And this

Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Quah Ley Hoon with President of World Maritime University, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

WMU, MPA Sign MoU

The World Maritime University (WMU) signed an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), to cooperate on global maritime leadership training and capacity building for the international maritime community.  The enhanced MoU was signed by Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, MPA, and Dr. Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU.The agreement provides for cooperation between the two partners on the education of maritime leaders, leadership development programmes, as well as exchange of faculty members.Under the agreement, MPA Academy will continue to

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New CEO at POSH

Lee Keng Lin will take over as the new CEO and executive director of Singapore based offshore services provider PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH) following the retirement of Gerald Seow Kang Hoe, effective May 1.Lee, who is currently the group's deputy CEO, has more than 10 years of experience in the offshore marine industry and has been with the company since 2007.

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Atals Sets Sights on Asian Offshore

. As the European offshore wind sector is still continuing to grow, we need to develop our own executive expertise in Asia-Pacific and therefore recruiting and training senior-level people here”, says Edgare Kerkwijk. He  joined Atlas Professionals as Strategic Director Renewables APAC in Singapore and will lead this initiative for the region.Atlas is currently supporting  their clients  from their Bristol (UK) and Hoofddorp (Netherlands) offices  with permanent recruitment. Atlas’ vast, worldwide network and track record in providing professionals for nearly all of the

Left to right: CEO Søren Kringelholt Nielsen and Chairman Søren Ø. Sørensen (Photo: ????Svanehøj Group)

New CEO at ​​​​Svanehøj Group

independent company in the autumn of 2018, when investment company Solix purchased what was then Wärtsilä Pumps from the Finnish Wärtsilä Group.The new Svanehøj Group is present in more than 100 markets globally, and employs approximately 230 employees in offices in Denmark, Singapore and the UK

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Boreas Maritime Moves HQ

Boreas Maritime, a full-service crewing agency based in the Netherlands, moved its headquarters into a new, own building in Arkel, the Netherlands. Since the company’s start-up in 2017, Boreas Maritime has experienced rapid growth, with offices in the Netherlands, Singapore, Indonesia, India, Nigeria and the UAE. The new office location offers larger premises to accommodate the growing team, as well as better accessibility for visiting customers.The new Dutch headquarters not only houses the current team, but also offers room for future expansion. Additionally, its location at the junction

Fred Jeeninga, Cluster Managing Director, Continental Europe (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Appoints Jeeninga, McKeating as Cluster Managers

has been with Svitzer since 2009, most recently as Operations Manager in Svitzer Americas before taking on his new role.Maurice McKeating has nearly 30 years of international experience, the majority of which were regional or managing director roles. He was born in the UK and has worked in Sri Lanka, Singapore, Bangladesh, and The Philippines before moving back to the UK. Prior to joining Svitzer, he was most recently Cluster Head, UK, Ireland and Mediterranean of APL. 

David Barrow (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

BV Appoints Barrow as Vice President

Bureau Veritas has announced that it has appointed David Barrow as Vice-President for its Marine & Offshore South Asia Zone. He succeeds Kerem Kiper, who has already taken up the post of Vice-President, Middle-East, Africa and India.Based in Singapore, Barrow is responsible for leading the development and delivery of new activities and services for Marine & Offshore for the region. Alongside this, Barrow will be at the helm of a number of key accounts and will ensure compliance with both Group and Marine & Offshore Division standards.With over 35 years of experience in the maritime industry

Mintra Group's CEO Scott Kerr (left) and UK Managing Director Gareth Gilbert (Photo: Mintra Group)

Mintra Group Acquires Atlas Knowledge

and international course libraries. Combining these with the Atlas portfolio enhances our support to standards bodies, regulators and corporate customers whilst helping more than a million learners to develop their skills and stay safe.”With offices in Aberdeen, Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Dubai and Singapore, Mintra offers a full suite of services from HR, rotation and payroll to workforce development and management tools. Over 150 offshore and maritime customers use its HR systems on thousands of vessels and 150,000 seafarers and personnel on offshore installations are paid through its OCS HR system

Nigel Clark (Photo: Solis Marine Consultants)

Solis Marine Consultants Hires Clark

also a past Finance Director at the London Marine Group.Established in 2012, Solis is an independent company providing expert witness and all types of incident investigation services as well as salvage support, SCR attendances and casualty management to the maritime industry. It has offices in London, Singapore and Shanghai and has plans to open further offices in strategic locations in the near future

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Synergy Group Launches iCALL Help Line

and the chat-based nULTA App.“Numerous studies into the psychological health of seafarers have shown that large numbers of seafarers suffer from obvious manifestations of impaired psychological well being such as social isolation and depression,” said Capt Rajesh Unni, CEO and Founder of Singapore-headquartered Synergy Group.“That’s why we decided to create a 24/7 counselling center for anybody who’s sailing, not just Synergy personnel. It is also available to shore-based personnel anywhere in the world.“These types of problems can’t be wished away when people

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McLoughlin Joins North P&I Underwriting Team

Eccleston joined the Club in 2006 and initially worked in the P&I claims department before relocating to North’s Piraeus office in 2008 as part of the local claims team. He then joined the underwriting department on his return to head office in 2010.In July 2019, Mike Hustler will relocate to Singapore from North’s Newcastle upon Tyne headquarters to their Singapore office. As part of the 16-strong Singapore based team, this new role reflects the Club’s commitment to the development and growth of its membership across Asia Pacific. In this new role, Hustler will work closely with

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Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions

A Finland-Singapore Maritime Innovation camp was held September 23 to 28 in Singapore, where corporate partners MacGregor and PSA Corporation asked student to find a way to reduce the stress level of stevedores while working on board.The students from Turku School of Economics at the University of Turku, National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore worked on the challenge during an intensive one-week camp, with the team presentations and results announced during the closing gala. MacGregor said the judging panel had a difficult task in selecting the winning team

David Harley will head up Britannia's Greek office (Photo: Britannia)

Harley to Lead Britannia's Greek Office

Members Representative Committee (MRC). Other key Greek members of the Club include, Atlantic Bulk Carriers, Neda Maritime Agencies, Diana Shipping, Olympic Shipping, Konkar, Star Bulk, Navios, Eastern Med, Minerva, Thenamaris, Sun Enterprises and ENESEL.Britannia said it will soon open an office in Singapore, in addition to the upgrading of its presence in Japan and Hong Kong, as well as the recent opening of an exclusive Correspondent in Copenhagen

Tor Martin Anfinnsen (Photo: Harald Pettersen / Equinor)

Equinor Expands Asian Presence

Equinor will open a new office in Tokyo later this week and its first office in India by early next year, said Tor Martin Anfinnsen, senior vice president for trading and marketing for Equinor."It's our ambition to grow in Asia both in terms of volumes and geography," he said during the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC) in Singapore.Equinor, formerly known as Statoil, has a presence in over 30 countries across the globe.(Reporting by Jessica Jaganathan and Koustav Samanta; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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