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Engelstoft Takes Over as Maersk Tankers CEO

Morten Engelstoft

Morten Engelstoft has been appointed CEO of Maersk Tankers with effect from January 1, 2014 following Hanne B. Sørensen’s appointment as CEO of Damco. Morten Engelstoft has also been appointed CEO of Services & Other Shipping which consists of Maersk Supply Service, Maersk Tankers, Svitzer and Damco. Maersk Tankers is one of four businesses in Services & Other Shipping which consists of Maersk Supply Service, Maersk Tankers, Svitzer and Damco. The target for Services & Other Shipping is to strengthen the next level of businesses in the Group and reach USD 500 million in operational profit by 2016. Morten Engelstoft brings with him several years of experience from the Maersk Group. He joined A.P. Møller – Maersk in 1986 and has held several positions in the group. He has most recently held the position as COO of Maersk Line. Morten Engelstoft holds an Executive MBA from IMD (2005). Hanne B. Sørensen leaves her position as CEO of Maersk Tankers to become CEO of Damco after Rolf Habben-Jansen, who announced his departure in September 2013.

Horst Binnig to Succeed Dr. Gerd Kleinert as Rheinmetall CEO

Horst Binnig

Horst Binnig was appointed CEO of Rheinmetall Automotive's parent company KSPG AG and will take over beginning January 1, 2014. As Executive Board member of Rheinmetall AG, he will also represent the interests of the automotive sector within the Rheinmetall Group. From the start of 2014 and in both these positions he is succeeding Dr. Gerd Kleinert who after 13 years of successful activities in the Rheinmetall Group is stepping down from his CEO position and enetering retirement.

Arntzen Appointed CEO of OSG

The Board of Directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) announced the appointment of Morten Arntzen as the company's new President & CEO. Mr. Arntzen, who last served as CEO of American Marine Advisors, Inc., a U.S. based merchant banking firm specializing in the maritime industry, has extensive experience in the international shipping business. Arntzen, 48, will succeed OSG's long-time CEO, Morton P. Hyman, who recently retired at the end of this year.

Arntzen Appointed CEO of OSG

The Board of Directors of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) today announced the appointment of Morten Arntzen as the Company's new President & Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Arntzen, who currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of American Marine Advisors, Inc., a U.S. based merchant banking firm specializing in the maritime industry, has extensive experience in the international shipping business. Mr. Arntzen, 48, will succeed OSG's long-time CEO, Morton P

Aggressive Superyacht Investment Pan for Blohm+Voss


 Fred van Beers, the newly appointed CEO for Blohm+Voss, unveil details of an aggressive new investment plan in the superyacht sector.    Over the next year, the company is restructuring some independent divisions under the same roof. It’s further offering lifetime warranties and monitoring equipment on all new builds.   This plan has been prepared over the past few months in partnership with Star Capital and the Board of Directors.  

Anglo-Eastern and Univan Set Sail Together: Largest Ever Ship Management Merger

Pic: Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Ltd

 There has been a great deal of merger activity in the shipping industry over the past few years, especially amongst owners, but, Anglo-Eastern Group and Univan Group have reached an agreement, with the culmination of the largest ever merger of independent, third party ship management companies – the Anglo-Eastern Univan Group.   Already in the top three global ship management companies, Anglo-Eastern’s merger with Univan Ship Management creates the industry leader

Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Appoints New Chairman

At its recent meeting in Oslo, Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, 70, informed the Board of Stolt-Nielsen S.A. that as part of the handover of his responsibilities he whished to resign as chairman of the Stolt-Neilsen Transportation Group Limited (SNTG), the Group's chemical transportation business. Jacob Stolt-Neilsen is the founder of SNTG and has been its chairman since 1959. As a pioneer of the deep sea, multigrade parcel trade in chemicals and other specialty products, he remains chairman of SNSA

Silversea Cruises Appoints Albert Peter As CEO

Luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, Ltd., has announced that its owners, Italy's Lefebvre family, have completed a restructuring of its family holdings. As part of this process, Dr. Manfredi Lefebvre has been appointed Chairman of Silversea, assuming this responsibility from his brother Professor Francesco Lefebvre. In his first order of business, Dr. Lefebvre has appointed Albert Peter to the position of CEO, effective immediately.

Heikinheimo Named President of Aker Yards, Cruise & Ferries

Juha Heikinheimo has been appointed as President of Aker Yards' business area Cruise & Ferries and President of Aker Yards Oy in Finland. He will also be a part of the executive management team in Aker Yards. He will be based in Helsinki. Heikinheimo takes over from and reports to Mr. Yrjö Julin, who was earlier this week appointed President and CEO of Aker Yards ASA.

Wärtsilä Appoints Chairman of Chinese Operations

Jukka Murtoaro, currently President of Wärtsilä Singapore, has been appointed Chairman of Wärtsilä's Chinese operations starting from January 1, 2004. Murtoaro will relocate in Shanghai. In his new position he will report to Ole Johansson, President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation. Mr Richard Wang, President of Wärtsilä China Ltd. and Mr Matti Mikkonen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Ventures will continue in their present positions reporting to Jukka Murtoaro.

essDOCS Names Toet Board Chairman

essDOCS announced that Non-Executive Board Member, Andre Toet, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Barry Williams, who is standing down after chairing the board since 2013, having previously served a term as Chairman from 2006 to 2011.

Verifavia to Monitor Shipping Firms for EU MRV Requirements

Image: Verifavia Shipping

 Verifavia, the world’s leading emissions verification company for the transport sector, has been tasked by five shipping companies with performing a pre-verification gap analysis against the European Commission’s (EC) Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) rules. 

Waldner Appointed LR's Group CFO

Mary Waldner is Group CFO

  Global engineering, technical and business services organisation, Lloyd’s Register (LR), has announced the appointment of Mary Waldner as Group CFO. Mary is currently Group Finance Director at FTSE 250 listed defence, security, transport and energy company Ultra Electronics and

Liberian Registry Appoints London GM

Kostas Ladas (Photo: Liberian Registry)

The Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR), the U.S.-based manager of the Liberian Registry, has appointed Kostas Ladas as general manager of its London office. Ladas joins LISCR from London-based ship and insurance broker and agent Victoria Steamship Co. Ltd

Petrobras Chairman Ferreira to take Leave

Murilo Ferreira graced the cover of Maritime Professional.

Murilo Ferreira will take a leave of absence as chairman of state-run oil firm Petrobras, turning his full attention to his job as chief executive of Vale SA as the mining giant grapples with a downturn in the sector.   Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known

Strum Named Samson President & CEO

Andrea Sturm

Samson, the worldwide leader in performance cordage, announces that after 41 years with the company, Tony Bon will step down as CEO on January 1, 2016. Andrea Sturm has been appointed as Bon’s successor and will be joining the Samson team in November 2015

New CEO Takes the Helm at Transas

Frank Coles (Photo: Transas)

Frank Coles has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors for Transas Marine, a provider of equipment, software and system integration for the maritime industry.   A maritime business professional, Coles brings to the position leadership experience in

New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America

© Rickmers

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc.    Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen

Reimelt Named Head of GE Power Conversion

Stephan Reimelt has been appointed as president and CEO of GE’s Power Conversion business, succeeding Joe Mastrangelo who becomes president and CEO of Power Generation Products for GE Power & Water, GE Energy Management president and CEO Mark Begor announced today.  

New Head for Odfjell Tankers

Harald Fotland (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell announced it has appointed Senior Vice President Harald Fotland to new Head of Odfjell Tankers. Fotland comes from the position as SVP/Chief of Staff and has for the past 18 months also been responsible for the cost-cutting and efficiency program in Odfjell.

Scandinavian Bunkering Names Vinde Managing Director

Erik Vinde (Photo: Scandinavian Bunkering)

Marine fuel supplier Scandinavian Bunkering A/S announced today that Erik Vinde has been appointed as Managing Director, effective from August 1.   Vinde joined Scandinavian Bunkering in 2006, and prior to his promotion held the position of COO

Sweden’s PowerCell Establishes German Arm

PowerCell Sweden, an energy technology company with a patented technology for generating electricity from fuel cells, announced today it will establish PowerCell Germany GmbH.   André Martin, a senior fuel cell expert and former and Member of the Board of Directors of PowerCell Sweden

Burdeau Appointed COO of GTT

GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced that its board of directors met on October 14 and appointed Julien Burdeau as chief operating officer of the company

Port of Portland Welcomes New Commissioners

Alice Cuprill-Coma

  The Port of Portland Commission today welcomed new commissioners Alice Cuprill-Comas and Gary Young. Both were earlier nominated by Gov. Kate Brown and confirmed the Oregon State Senate. Alice Cuprill-Comas Cuprill-Comas of Portland is a transactional lawyer

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

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