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AqualisBraemar Names South East Asia Head

Marine and offshore consultancy AqualisBraemar has appointed John Harris as its new regional managing director of the South East Asia region.Harris will oversee the company’s operations in South East Asia (SEA), including its offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as maintain control of adjusting across the greater SEA and Asia Pacific region. He will report to AqualisBraemar’s CEO, David Wells.Harris has been promoted internally to regional managing director of the South East Asia region from a position as head of loss adjusting in the Asia Pacific region. "

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ITF Expands into Asia Pacific

The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) has established its latest Contacts Network, covering Bangladesh, Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Thailand.ITF has seen a significant increase in seafarers requesting assistance from countries without an inspector or contact, in recent years.Attempting to resolve these requests is often challenging due to several factors, including the local political context and the effectiveness of maritime authorities.To address this problem the ITF initiated a project in 2018 to create a network of contacts

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Renewable Energy Brings 11 Million Jobs

industries have remained relatively concentrated in a handful of major markets, such as China, the United States and the European Union.Increasingly, however, East and Southeast Asian countries have emerged alongside China as key exporters of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. Countries including Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam were responsible for a greater share of growth in renewables jobs last year, which allowed Asia to maintain a 60 per cent share of renewable energy jobs worldwide.“Beyond climate goals, governments are prioritising renewables as a driver of low-carbon economic growth in recognition

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Atals Sets Sights on Asian Offshore

for permanent roles," pointed out offshore specialist recruiter.The offshore wind sector in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is growing at a remarkable rate. The APAC offshore wind capacity will rise mainly in China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan the coming years. New markets such as India, Thailand, Australia and Vietnam will start within five years. This growth poses a serious manpower challenge for companies involved in this region, simply because it is growing so quickly. Next to this, the Asia-Pacific needs to rely on the European-based experts because the APAC does not yet have their

Anthony Gould AFNI FRGS,  Chairman and CEO  (Photo:Galileo Maritime Academy )

New Seafarer Training Center Opens in Phuket

Galileo Maritime Academy has this month announced the completion of its new architect designed professional crew training center and crew residence in Phuket, Thailand.The “T” shaped buildings comprise state-of-the-art training and recreation rooms, a seafarer medical center, a culinary arts and hospitality school, a three meter deep survival training pool and first class accommodation for 30 students.This central complex is located just above Yacht Haven Marina, the largest superyacht marina in Asia, with spectacular views over Phang Nga Bay and is just a few minutes drive from Phuket

Dr Tao Zhao (Photo: Xodus)

Xodus Appoints Dr. Tao Zhao

as its new advanced engineering lead.With more than 15 years’ experience in subsea pipeline and riser design and analysis, Dr. Zhao joins Xodus from Heerema Marine Contractors. Throughout his career, he has provided a range of analysis for offshore contractor and engineering consultants in both Thailand and the UK.The appointment of Dr. Zhao follows the recent additions of David Livermore and Gareth Jones.Livermore joins as a technical safety and human factors consultant, who specializes in the human element of risk. Joining as a principal consultant in decommissioning, Jones has more than 12 years&rsqu

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Seafaring Cadets Upskilled the ‘Singapore Way’

In its 36th run, The CadetsPlus program has benefitted close to 3,000 cadets across 15 cities in six countries.A historical training collaboration between the Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU), the Thai Seafarers’ Association (TSFA) and various shipping companies in Thailand, upskilled close to 90 Thai cadets who are ready to be deployed onboard Singapore’s shipping fleet having completed a two-week CadetsPlus pre-sea preparatory program developed by Singapore’s Wavelink Maritime Institute (WMI).In conjunction with SMOU’s first Bangkok Nite for its Thai union

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Thailand Emerges as an International Maritime Training Center

Since mid 2015 when MCA first approved a Thailand based seafarer training facility, that destination has experienced growth as a popular focus for both advanced seafarers and also entry level crew to complete STCW 2010 and the new updating STCW courses.Anthony Gould, CEO and major investor in Galileo Maritime Academy, said at the recent launch of their Survival Craft and Fast Rescue Boats training facility in Phuket, “Over the last three years international professional seafarers coming to Phuket, Thailand for advanced refresher and other MCA courses in approved marine engineering, efficient

Graeme Alexander (Photo: Pirie & Smith)

Pirie & Smith Names Alexander GM

Graeme Alexander as General Manager to head up the company and take responsibility for leading its activities across the globe.The appointment is in response to a 12-month period of international expansion for the Aberdeen-headquartered firm, which has seen it establish representative agencies in Thailand, India, Singapore, Dubai and Europe to provide a global network for local and international clients in the offshore, marine, fishing, renewables and insurance industries. In addition, Pirie & Smith, which also has an office in London, is actively looking at additional business opportunities

Mo Tafazzoly (Photo: Vryhof)

Vryhof Expands Its Global Footprint

provider of rigging and mooring equipment and services primarily to the offshore oil and gas industry. Under the terms of the agreement with Vryhof Anchors, Franklin will market and resell Vryhof’s anchoring and mooring equipment in Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Vryhof Anchors will provide engineering support to Franklin as and when required

Mei Ling Chan (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Makes Two Hires in Asia Pacific

and participation help drive company culture and human behaviors and lead to the success of HSE.   Recent Singapore projects include a Marine Warranty Services project in the Keppel Shipyard on an FPSO which will be transported offshore Angola; mooring analysis for tender barges in the Gulf of Thailand; marine inspection and audit services; and technical advisory and due diligence services for a major LNG Floating Storage Unit (FSU)

GAC India Names Delaney Managing Director

2004.   Delaney, now responsible for overseeing the continued growth of GAC’s shipping and logistics businesses in India, brings to the role more than 30 years of related industry experience. During his 23 years at GAC, Delaney has held various positions including Managing Director of GAC Thailand, Managing Director of Abu Dhabi, Commercial Director of GAC Marine and Commercial Development Manager of GAC China. Prior to joining GAC, he worked for a number of established shipping and logistics companies.   Fredrik Nyström, GAC’s Group Vice President, Asia Pacific speaks of

Kenneth Lim (Photo: GIB)

GIB Appoints Lim as Bunker Trader

Glander International Bunkering, a bunker and lubricant trading and brokering firm, has appointed  Kenneth Lim as Bunker and Lubricant Trader for the Singapore office. Lim has knowledge and experience supplying bunkers and lubricants in Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand. Lim holds a degree in Marketing and has completed the Basic Course on the Code of Practice for Bunkering (SS600:2008). Kenneth speaks fluent English and Mandarin.  

MIKE SANGSTER (Courtesy Total)

Sangster Appointed Sr VP of Total

team, Mike Sangster was the Managing Director of Total E&P Australia since 2010.   He has held a variety of positions in Exploration & Production within Total since 1995. Before his role in Australia, Mike was President & General Manager of Total’s Upstream subsidiary in Thailand. Other roles have included Vice President of Economics, Strategy and Planning, Vice President Business Development & Strategy for Total E&P USA, and Senior International Negotiator.   Prior to joining Total, Mike qualified as an Electrical Engineer at the University of Aberdeen and

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NSSMC Opens Vietnam Representative Office

Nippon  Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corporation (NSSMC) held an opening ceremony on February 27 for its new Vietnam Representative Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, established through the company’s subsidiary Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal (Thailand) Co., Ltd.    The ceremony was attended by Japanese Consul General Satoshi Nakajima, those concerned with the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Vietnamese government officials, and about 160 invited parties.   Among the ASEAN countries, Vietnam is a major country following Thailand in the Great Mekong Sub-region

Thoresen Shipping

Thoresen Shipping goes to Middle East

, and follows successful launches into Denmark and South Africa over the last eighteen months or so, both of which, combined with our Singapore presence, have delivered solid business performance improvements."   Thoresen Shipping is an international dry bulk shipping company with offices in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark With a heritage of offering shipping related services since 1904 and dry bulk since 1985, the Company has well-established and deep roots in the global maritime community.  

4th Edition of International Graduate Program

of the first three editions, which has seen the recruitment of some 100 graduates from 30 countries (Australia, Brazil, China, Columbia, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Lebanon, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela), this year’s program once again offers successful candidates a permanent employment contract, competitive salary, and an initial period of induction and training at the Milan headquarters followed by a 12-month job rotation in their country of origin. This job

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