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Shepherd Non-Executive Dir. Ashtead Tech


Ashtead Technology announced that Derek Shepherd has joined the Board as a non-executive director. Shepherd is a main board director of Aggreko plc.  For the last 10 years, Shepherd has been Managing Director of Aggreko International, one of the key drivers of Aggreko’s recent growth.  Under Shepherd’s leadership, its revenues have grown from $48.8m to $696.7m.  This appointment forms the latest addition to the Board since Ashtead Technology was acquired in June 2008 by Phoenix Equity Partners in a $131.1m MBO.

Odfjell Board Announces New CEO’s Start Date

Kristian Mørch (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell's new president and CEO Kristian Verner Mørch to start August 1, 2015    Kristian Verner Mørch will take up his new position as president and CEO of Odfjell SE from August 1, 2015, the company’s board of directors announced. His appointment was announced in May 2015.   Mørch, a member of the board of Odfjell SE since May 2014, will step down as board director of the company from the same date.  

Saipem: BOD Appoints Chairman, CEO, Deputy CEO


San Donato Milanese, 9 May 2011 - The Board of Directors of Saipem S.p.A., convened and following the resolutions taken by the Shareholders’ Meeting on May 4, 2011, approved the appointments of the Chairman, Deputy Chairman and CEO and Deputy CEO of Saipem S.p.A. It also ascertained the independence requirements for Board Directors and Statutory Auditors and appointed the members of the internal Board Committees. Saipem’s Board of Directors is comprised of:

Petrobras to Appoint Director


Petrobras’ Board of Directors approved at a meeting today (25 Nov.) the appointment of a director of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance, charged with ensuring process compliance and risk mitigation, including the risk of fraud and corruption, and therefore guaranteeing compliance with laws, norms, standards and regulations, including the rules of the Comissão de Valores Mobiliários (CVM - Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission) and U.S

ASRY Active in Bahrain Coast Guard Newbuilds

(Image: ASRY)

ASRY holds keel-laying ceremony as it starts landing craft construction.   ASRY marked the commencement of erection of a new Landing Craft being constructed for the Bahrain Coast Guard (BCG) with a keel-laying ceremony. The event was attended by the yard’s Chairman Shaikh Daij Bin Salman Al Khalifa, Alternate ASRY Board Director Hassan Ali Al-Majid, ASRY Chief Executive Nils Kristian Berge and BCG Brigadier Ala Abdulla Seyadi.   

AET Orders Eight Tanker Newbuilds

Photo: AET

AET, an owner and operator of petroleum tankers, has signed contracts worth approximately $500 million combined for the construction of eight new vessels.   AET on Tuesday contracted Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd (SHI) for four 113,000 dwt Aframax vessels to be delivered in 2018.   The shipper then signed an additional contract Wednesday with another Korean builder Hyundai Heavy Industries Co Ltd (HHI) for two 114,000 dwt LR2 product vessels and two 158

Horizon Offshore Names Frank as Chairman of the Board

Horizon Offshore, Inc. announced the board of directors has elected J. Louis Frank as chairman of the board of the Houston-based marine construction company. Replacing outgoing chairman, James Devine, a UK national, with Frank, a U.S. citizen, allows Horizon to meet certain U.S. regulatory requirements relevant to a recently awarded contract. Mr. Devine remains a member of the board of directors. J. Louis "Corky" Frank joined the board of directors at Horizon in July 2001

Rowan - Ralls CEO, Lentz COB

Rowan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: RDC) announced that, effective January 1, 2009, its Board of Directors has named W. Matt Ralls as the company's new President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, succeeding D.F. McNease, who announced his retirement in late October 2008. Mr. Ralls, 59, most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of GlobalSantaFe Corporation, an international contract drilling company

ISS Announces 2012 Leadership

The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is pleased to announce the appointment of its 2012 Officers and Executive Committee. The Officers include the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary who are distinguished superyacht industry leaders elected by the organization’s Board of Directors and who will serve a one-year term at which time they may be re-elected to the same post for not more than three consecutive years.  

IPIC Takes Over Chairmanship of Gulf Energy Maritime

(L-R): Mr. Khalifa Abdulla Al Romaithi, new chairman of GEM; Mr. Saeed Abdulla Khoory; current chairman of GEM; and Mr. Ahmed AL Falahi, CEO of GEM.

Abu Dhabi Government-owned investment group, International Petroleum Investment Company’s (IPIC) Khalifa Abdulla Al Romaithi, Head of Portfolio Management Division, has taken over chairmanship of Gulf Energy Maritime PJSC (GEM),  from Saeed Abdulla Khoory, Chief Executive officer of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC). Al Romaithi assumes GEM's top post in its Board of Directors, which rotates every three years between IPIC and ENOC

Celata Heads BOEM's Gulf of Mexico Office

Michael Celata

  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced Mike Celata as the Regional Director of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region. Celata, who starts his position immediately, has been with BOEM and its predecessors since 1988

MAN Selects Rud to Head PrimeServ Diesel

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s executive board has appointed Per Rud as the new head of PrimeServ Diesel.   Rud will assume his new role on January 1, 2016 and takes over from Wayne Jones, who will join the executive board as the new chief sales officer.  

Fincantieri Launches Nuclear Waste Vessel for Russia

Photo: Fincantieri

New semisubmersible floating platform will be used to transport special material decommissioned by the Russian Navy    Itarus, the new semisubmersible floating platform built to transport Russia’s nuclear materials, was launched at a ceremony on November 19 at Fincantieri’s

BTӦ Orders Damen ASD Tug

Photo courtesy of Damen Shipyards

Sweden-based BogserTeam Ӧresund (BTӦ), part of MarCon gruppen, recently signed a contract with the Damen Shipyards Group for the delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2810. MarCon gruppen is currently experiencing growth and is undertaking a program of renewal and expansion to its fleets.

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)

Canada Investigating Leviathan II Sinking

Leviathan II (File photo: Jamies Whaling Station and Adventure Centres)

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) continues its investigation into the sinking of passenger vessel which killed at least five near Tofino, British Columbia, Sunday.   Of the 24 passengers and three crew aboard the whale-watching tour boat Leviathan II at the time of the

Leadership Changes at Huntington Ingalls Industries

Christopher D. Kastner (Photo: HII)

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today a number of changes across its leadership team. HII’s Board of Directors has elected Christopher D. Kastner to succeed Barbara A. Niland as the company’s chief financial officer and corporate vice president

Aker Shipyard Declares Dividend

Aker Philadelphia Shipyard

  On 4 November 2015, the Board of Directors of Aker Philadelphia Shipyard ASA resolved to pay a dividend to the shareholders of AKPS as of expiry of 10 November 2015, of USD 0.25 per share, in aggregate USD 3,026,975.25. The dividend is classified for accounting purposes as a repayment

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.

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

Investment in Vard Tulcea SA

Photo Vard Tulcea SA

  The Board of Directors of Vard Holdings Limited would like to announce that the Company has invested a total of NOK 0.027 million in its indirectly held subsidiary, Vard Tulcea SA (“Tulcea”), thereby increasing the shareholding in Tulcea to 100%.

Jamaican Elected to WMU Board

MAJ DG Rear Admiral Peter Brady

  Maritime Authority of Jamaica’s (MAJ) Director General Rear Admiral Peter Brady has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden.  The appointment has been welcomed by Jamaica’s maritime community as

Cohen Retires from ExxonMobil, McCarron to Takeover

Ken Cohen Courtesy ExxonMobil

  Ken Cohen, vice president, Public and Government Affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation, has announced his intention to retire effective Jan. 1, 2016, after more than 38 years of service. It is anticipated that the board of directors will elect Suzanne McCarron as vice president

Tidewater Declares Quarterly Dividend


  Tidewater Inc. announced that its Board of Directors declared on November 12, 2015, a quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock payable December 15, 2015, to shareholders of record on December 4, 2015. Tidewater is the leading provider of Offshore Service Vessels (OSVs)

Georgia, South Carolina Ports Advance Joint Venture

The Georgia and South Carolina Ports Authorities have signed a new joint venture agreement that provides framework for the two states to work cooperatively toward the development of the Jasper Ocean Terminal (JOT), which will be jointly owned and operated by both port authorities.  

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