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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.


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.


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


Transocean Appoints New President, COO

Transocean Inc. has named Jean P. Cahuzac as president and Steven L. Newman as chief operating officer. Cahuzac, who previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the company, will report to Robert L. Long. Long was president and CEO but will now continue as CEO and as a director of the company. Cahuzac joined a predecessor company of Transocean in 1979 and has held various international technical and senior management positions in the oil and gas


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.


Samer Halawi Appointed CEO of Thuraya

Photo courtesy Thuraya Telecommunications Company

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a mobile satellite communications company, appointed Samer Halawi as Chief Executive Officer. Halawi assumed the office on January 23, 2011 following the return of Yousuf Al Sayed to the Etisalat Group. Halawi has held several leadership positions in major regional and international telecom firms. Most importantly, he brings with him several years of experience in managing satellite telecom businesses and major customers across the Middle East


Nordic American Offshore Appoints CEO

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) announced that Tor-Øyvind Bjørkli will join the company as chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2014. Tor-Øyvind will be working from out of the Oslo office on the same premises as Orion Tankers; the chartering department of


Konecranes Appoints Flynn as Executive VP

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Ryan Flynn is returning to Konecranes Plc and he has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Business Area Equipment. Flynn will be a member of the Konecranes Group Executive Board and will report to Pekka Lundmark, President & CEO


IHC Merwede Appoints Bram Roelse as CEO

Bram Roelse (Photo: IHC Merwede)

IHC Merwede announced that it has appointed Bram Roelse as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect as of April 1, 2014. He has taken over this leading role within the company from predecessor Dirk Philips who stepped back in November 2013.


NCS Survey Hires Goldsworthy

Simon Goldsworthy

NCS Survey, an Acteon company, has appointed Simon Goldsworthy as business development manager in its Aberdeen office. Goldsworthy will be responsible for building relationships with existing and potential clients and growing NCS Survey’s presence in the offshore industry globally


Scania Evaluates Volkswagen Buyout Offer

Calculator credit Dominic Alves CCL

At an extraordinary board meeting in Scania the board of Scania – excluding Martin Winterkorn, Hans Dieter Pötsch, Francisco J. Garcia Sanz, Leif Östling and Ferdinand K. Piëch – has decided to appoint an independent committee


Transportation & Logistics CEOs More Optimistic: New Report

Brian Molefe CEO Transnet: Video still photo

According to a recent report from PwC, transportation & logistics, CEOs are more optimistic this year compared to last despite having some big worries, like transport infrastructure readiness. They’re currently focusing on developing a strong workforce, where they need it


Marine Engineering Consultancy LOC Appoint Chairman

Robin Bidwell: Photo courtesy of LOC

Dr Robin Bidwell CBE has been appointed as LOC Group chairman informs the London-headquartered international marine and engineering consultancy and survey company. LOC add that for 35 years, Dr Bidwell built and led Environmental Resources Management (ERM) the global environmental advisory firm


Wärtsilä Corporation to pay EUR 1.05 Dividend

Wärtsilä Corporation logo

Wärtsilä Corporation's, Annual General Meeting, on 6, March 2014, amongst various other matters, approved the Board of Directors' proposal to pay a dividend of EUR 1.05 per share to shareholders on 18, March 2014. Briefly: The AGM also approved the following fees to the members of the


Jona Takes Over as SVP at Cobham SATCOM

Cobham SATCOM has appointed Paul H. Jona as its new Senior Vice President (SVP). Starting March 03, 2014 Paul will work alongside incumbent SVP Walther Thygesen. After completing seven years of service as CEO of Thrane & Thrane A/S, and since July 2012 heading up Cobham SATCOM as SVP


Lee Recognized with Royal Danish Award

The award was presented to Lee (center) by the Danish Minister for Trade and Development, Mogens Jensen (left), and CEO of the Danish Export Association, Ulrik Dahl (right).

The Danish Export Association’s Diploma, and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honor, was awarded to VIKING Life-Saving Equipment’s Korean representative, J.W. Lee, for close to thirty years’ of successful business partnership.


Aquina Named CEO at Hertel

Victor Aquina

Hertel hereby announces that Victor Aquina, currently Managing Director of the Hertel Caspian region and the former CEO of Nacap, will be appointed as CEO of Hertel as of 1 April 2014. He will succeed Paul Broekhuijsen who will leave the company as of April 1


Today in U.S. Naval History: March 12

USS Intrepid (CV-11) (U.S. Navy photo)

Today in U.S. Naval History - March 12 1917 - All American merchant ships to be armed in war zones 1942 - President Franklin D. Roosevelt designates Admiral Ernest J. King to serve as the Chief of Naval Operations, as well as the Commander-in-Chief


DRYNET Appointed Maritime Broadband Agent

Maritime Broadband C-Bird antenna

Maritime Broadband Inc. announced that DRYNET GmbH, Kiel, Germany, has been appointed as agent of the company’s C-Bird VSAT in Germany. Mary Ellen Kramer, CEO of Maritime Broadband, is very confident that DRYNET Maritime Communication Solutions and Consulting has the expertise


Grand Circle Cruises Buys 'MV Corinthian'

MV Corinthian: Photo courtesy of Grand Circle

Vince Cook, CEO of Grand Circle Cruise Line, informs that the company has acquired the 'M/V Corinthian', a 98-passenger, ocean-going vessel that currently operates in Antarctica.  They had chartered the ship for the past year and intend to expand the Corinthian's operations with the launch of


Port of New Orleans Mourns Former Chairman Lauricella

Aspect of port: Image courtesy of Port of New Orleans

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans mourns the passing of former Board Chairman Francis E. “Hank” Lauricella. Gov. Mike Foster appointed Mr. Lauricella to the Board in April of 1997 and he served as Board Chairman from October 2001 until June of 2002.


 
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