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AVEVA Strategic Initiative in China

AVEVA has restructured its Chinese operations into two operational divisions. The move will dedicate AVEVA’s VANTAGE engineering solutions and personnel to the unique requirements associated with each of the industry sectors; delivering solutions, support and consultancy more effectively. The two divisions will be run from AVEVA's Asia Pacific operation and headed by: Ms Liu Xiao Bin, Vice President, for the Guangzhou-based China Process and Power Division; and Ms Zhou Chun, Vice President, for the Shanghai-based China Marine Division. The China Marine Division will be responsible for serving all aspects of marine engineering and construction (including both shipbuilding and offshore facilities), to organizations including: China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC), and China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company (COSCO). The China Process & Power Division will service the needs of the Power Design Institutes, process engineering companies and Plant Owner Operators, including: Sinopec, China Power Engineering Consulting (Group) Corporation (CPECC), China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), and China National Chemical Engineering Corporation (CNCEC).

New MD for Hallin’s West Division

Hallin Marine, a Superior Energy Services Company, has appointed a new managing director for its West Division as it grows the capability and assets of its Aberdeen-based operation. Hallin has promoted Giovanni Corbetta to the Managing Director’s role after he distinguished himself as the division’s projects director.  Giovanni has strong, industry-wide experience and is considered ideal to lead Hallin’s expansion in the region as it continues its growth from ROV

Bourbon Presents Horizon 2012 Plan

In February 2006, Bourbon announced the Horizon 2010 plan, a strategy based on an original vision of the market and substantial investments in a modern fleet. In February 2008, Bourbon is announcing its Horizon 2012 strategic plan, which continues and prolongs its outlook. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jacques de Chateauvieux explains: "This new strategic plan is an extension of our 2010 horizon to 2012. It again illustrates the ongoing improving approach adopted by BOURBON which

Superior Relocates Two Louisiana Facilities

From left to right: Bridget Patterson, Catina Guidry, Candace Landry, Michelle Breaux, Edna D. Lopez, Sarah Schultz, Mona Delcambre, Ed Schultz, Selina Henry (cutting the ribbon), Sara Faulk, Jason Bergeron, Sheila Peckinpaugh, Charlie Hardy, Gerald Faulk

Superior Energy Services has relocated two of its facilities to better serve the oil and gas industry operating in and along the Gulf Coast. The company’s Marine Services Division and Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals operations are now in New Iberia, La. Superior’s Marine Services Division, now located at 2917 Oliva Road, and Concentric Pipe and Tool Rentals, now located at 6203 U.S. 90 West, both hosted a luncheon and ribbon-cutting ceremony recently to celebrate the successful

ABS Elects Corporate Officers

Mark A. McGrath (Photo courtesy ABS)

The ABS Board of Directors has elected two senior executives of the classification society to the position of Corporate Officers. Mark A. McGrath currently serving in the appointed role of President and Chief Operating Officer of the ABS Pacific Division and Kenneth L. Richardson who serves as Vice President of Energy Project Development now join the society’s executive management team. Both are ABS veterans

OW Bunker Buy Two Bunker Barges

OW Bunker acquire two bunker barges for Nordic operations: 'OW Copenhagen' and 'OW Aalborg'. Prior to the acquisition, OW Bunker operated both vessels on a bare-boat charter from international shipping company the Clipper Group. OW Copenhagen and OW Aalborg are modern double-hulled 3,500dwt tanker barges, built in 2006 and 2005 respectively. Both vessels have a tank capacity of 4,260 m3, fast pumping rates of up to 600 m3/hr and are oil major approved

Pelling Joins HSBC Marine Division

Paul Pelling has been appointed a director of the Marine Division of Lloyd's insurance broker HSBC Insurance Brokers Limited. Paul has twenty years' experience of marine insurance broking, most recently as an Executive Director of the Marine Division of Aon Group. Prior to that he spent six years as an executive director and head of P&I at Willis Faber, and ten years with the Sedgwick Group, rising to the position of Director of Marine & Cargo.

New appointments at IMO

Two new senior level appointments have been made at the International Maritime Organization following the accession of Mr Efthimios E. Mitropoulos of Greece to the position of Secretary-General at the beginning of the year. Mr Koji Sekimizu of Japan moves across from the Organization's Marine Environment Division to fill Mr Mitropoulos's previous role as Director of the Maritime Safety Division, while Mr Jean-Claude Sainlos of France steps up to become Director of the Marine Environment

Braemar Announce Year Financial Results

Braemar Shipping Services PLC announce preliminary results for year ended Feb 29, 2012 OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS · Increase in shipbroking chartering transactions and robust sale and purchase performance in a challenging market · Expansion of Braemar Technical Services with the purchase of Casbarian Engineering in addition to The Salvage Association · Significant role played by the Environmental division in handling the containers from the stricken RENA in New Zealand

Fugro Report 2013 Growth in Subsea Services

Fugro Saltire: Photo courtesy of the owners

Fugro mention they intend to step up investments in their offshore fleet on the back of growth in subsea services reported in its year 2013 financial report, extracted as follows: An in-depth strategic review resulted in the updated strategy ‘Growth through Leadership’, which Fugro explains, builds on the same strategic drivers which are core to Fugro’s historic success. Fugro is targeting expansion of its activities in the strong Geotechnical and Survey divisions

U.S. Joins Lawsuit Alleging ISS Overbilling

The government has announced  that it has joined a lawsuit alleging that Inchcape Shipping Services Holdings Limited and certain of its subsidiaries (collectively, Inchcape) violated the False Claims Act by knowingly overbilling the U.S

Barnett Promoted to Director, Holland America Line

Amy Barnett Director Division Sales

Holland America Line has promoted Amy Barnett to the position of division sales director for the East.   In her new role, she will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing sales programs, as well as analyzing and implementing strategic and tactical initiatives to increase sales

New Charges in 2012 Fatal Platform Blast

West Delta 32 platform after the explosion (Photo: BSEE)

Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC, Grand Isle Shipyards Inc., Wood Group PSN Inc., as well as Don Moss, 46, of Groves, Texas, Curtis Dantin, 50, of Cut-Off, La., and Christopher Srubar, 40, of Destrehan, La., have been charged with crimes for a November 2012 explosion on an oil production

Tote Cargo ship adrift near Haida Gwaii

M.V. North Star loading operations. Photo: U.S. Voluntary Observing Ship (VOS)

 The MV North Star, a cargo ship that is owned by TOTE Maritime, spent more than half a day adrift Tuesday off the coast of British Columbia, Canada.   The Canadian Coast Guard reported late Tuesday that the cargo ship lost propulsion and was adrift near the coast of Haida Gwaii.

Thyssen Manager to Focus on Australian Sub Deal

German industrial group ThyssenKrupp is moving one of its top managers to focus on a hotly contested $35 billion bid to build stealth submarines for Australia, it said on Thursday.   Hans Christoph Atzpodien, 60, will leave his post as head of the German group's Industrial Solutions

China Gets Port of Darwin

Photo: Northern Territory Government

 The Northern Territory (NT) Government in Australia announced the successful bidder for the Port of Darwin – Landbridge Group, based in the People’s Republic of China.    Chinese privately owned energy and infrastructure conglomerate Landbridge Group has won a $A506

Brian Armour Joins Braemar

Brian Armour

Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Brian Armour as Senior Maritime Civil Engineer within its Ports & Harbours division. Brian will be based in the Singapore office and has many years’ experience in the design

Phillips Heads Gulf Petrochem's Credit Risk, Bunkering Div.

John Phillips

Gulf Petrochem has appointed John Phillips as Head of Credit Risk for the Group’s Bunkering division. With over 30 years experience in the Maritime sector, John is a well known expert in the industry and will focus on areas such as Credit Management (focused on Bunker business)

Hyundai and Hanjin Deny Merger Talk

Pic: Hanjin

 While merger talks between South Korean shipping companies Hanjin and Hyundai Merchant Marine lines hit the newspapers, the latter has refuted rumors that the government asked the carrier to merge with the former.   HMM said, "With regards to the report in Korea Economic News

APL Antes Up in DoD False Claims Case

APL Ltd. to Pay $9.8 Million to Resolve Alleged False Claims Under the Department of Defense Shipping Contract. APL Limited has agreed to pay the government $9.8 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act in connection with a contract to provide GPS tracking of

ABS to Class US' First LNG Bunker Barge

ABS has been selected to class an LNG bunker barge under construction at Conrad Orange Shipyard, Inc, a division of Conrad Shipyard, LLC, for WesPac Midstream LLC and Clean Marine Energy LLC (CME), the classification society announced.  

New GM at Perkins Marine Facility in Wimborne

Andrew Goldspink (Photo: Perkins)

Engine manufacturer Perkins hires Andrew Goldspink to succeed retiring general manager Steve Phillips. After 30 years at engine manufacturer Perkins, Steve Phillips has elected to retire from his role as General Manager of the company’s marine facility in Wimborne

Mackay Acquires CMC’s Marine Business

Mackay Communications, Inc. acquired CMC Electronics’ commercial marine business on October 30, 2015, from Canadian parent, Esterline, a supplier of aviation systems. Esterline divested their marine sector to concentrate efforts on its core aviation business

New RIB Delivered to Vermont State Police


The Vermont State Police Department Marine Division has taken delivery of a specialized RIBCRAFT 7.8 RIB built by RIBCRAFT, a U.S. manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for safety professionals, law enforcement and military agencies.  

Høyesen to Head MacGregor's Offshore Solution Division

Høye G. Høyesen

MacGregor, part of Cargotec, creates a new division 'Advanced Offshore Solutions' by merging its two Norway-based divisions and combining the strengths in offshore mooring, loading and load handling businesses.   With the new joint division MacGregor aims to gain synergies and improve the

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