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Shepherd Non-Executive Dir. Ashtead Tech

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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.


Saipem: BOD Appoints Chairman, CEO, Deputy CEO

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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:


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


VT Halter Appoints Laborde Board Director

VT Halter Marine, Inc. (VT Halter Marine), a subsidiary of VT Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), announced the appointment of Cliffe F. Laborde to its Board of Directors. Laborde is owner and co-manager of Laborde Marine Services, LLC and Laborde Brothers Crewboats, LLC. These companies own and operate platform supply vessels and crewboats that service the offshore energy sector. Laborde previously held the position of Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to Tidewater, Inc


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


Kursiu Linija Sells Eimskip Share

Kursiu Linija sold a further 20-percent share of its equity to Icelandic transport company Eimskip. The move gives Kursiu Linija additional financial power and paves the way for expansion plans. Following the increase in Eimskip’s stake, Kursiu Linija will be run by a four-man board consisting of Bragi Thor Marinosson, Bjorn Einarsson, Stefan August Magnusson and Kursiu Linija founder and former managing director Arijus Ramonas


ABS Elects Carlsson, Wolcott and Goulandris to Board of Directors

Lars Carlsson, president, Concordia Maritime AB; Douglas Wolcott of Wolcott Associates; and Peter George Goulandris of Capeside Steamship Company Ltd., were elected to the ABS Board of Directors, by the ABS Council, following yesterday's Annual Members Meeting of the classification society in New York. All three have a long association with the governance of ABS and have previously served on the classification society's Board


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


Transocean Chairman Announces Retirement Plans

Transocean Ltd. announced that J. Michael Talbert has advised the Board of Directors that, if reelected at the company's upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 17, he will retire from the board no later than the company's 2014 AGM. To facilitate an orderly transition of leadership, should Mr. Talbert be elected by the Board as Chairman following the upcoming AGM, he will step down as Chairman no later than the Board's November 2013 meeting, at which time a new


Dometic Sea XChange Watermaker Launched

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Dometic Marine launched the Dometic Sea Xchange Sea Water Reverse Osmosis system following the confirmation of an exclusive worldwide marketing agreement with Spot Zero Reverse Osmosis Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., USA. Under this agreement


DNV GL Introduces Energy Efficiency Methodology

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DNV GL presents a novel approach that overcomes challenges of assessing on board energy efficiency in a consistent manner. As a result, priorities for improvement can be determined accurately. In a new report released, DNV GL answers the question: How can a ship manager identify the biggest


Change of Management at Yanmar

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Having reached the age of retirement, Geert Jan Mantel will resign from his position as President of Yanmar Europe B.V. as per June 30, 2014, a position he has occupied since April 1, 2002. He will simultaneously step down as Managing Director of the Yanmar Co


All Items Approved at Stolt-Nielsen Meeting

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Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced that all agenda items were approved and all nominated directors were elected at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders held yesterday in Bermuda. The final dividend for 2013 of $0.50 per common share recommended by the Board of Directors on February 7


Crewtoo Launches Online Maritime Jobs Board

Crewtoo, an online network dedicated to seafarers, launched an online maritime jobs board. Founded by KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc. (KVHI), Crewtoo, which says it has more than 100,000 members,  is premiering the service today in Stamford, Connecticut, at Shipping 2014


New DPO Certification Authority Announced

OSVDPA seeks to start training and certifying DPOs by the end of this year. A new organization, the Offshore Service Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority, Inc. (OSVDPA), held its first board meeting Thursday, March 12, charting the course toward a new dynamic positioning operator (DPO)


ASAP Supplies Celebrates 25 Years

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On April 1, 2014, it will be 25 years since Peter Edwards & Mark Reynolds officially started trading as ASAP Supplies. At 36 and 26 respectively, they were working for a marine engine supply company, and when the company stopped promoting the smaller engines and spares


BOURBON Committee to Examine JACCAR Bid

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At its meeting of March 21, 2014, the board of directors of BOURBON noted JACCAR Holding’s proposed bid for shares of BOURBON. It decided to appoint a committee of four independent group directors (Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Guy Dupont


CMB 2013 Results Positive, but Weaker than 2012

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During its meeting of March 25, 2014, Belgian shipping company CMB’s board of directors approved the final annual accounts as per December 31, 2013. The consolidated result for 2013 amounts to $49,694,000, compared to $133,954,000 in 2012.


Dredging Permits for Bayport & Barbours Cut Expected Soon

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Following the recent meeting of the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority, the following news items  of note were released. Dredging The Port Commission approved a $68 million construction contract with Orion Construction L.P. for Bayport and Barbours Cut channel improvements


Port of New Orleans Mourns Former Chairman Lauricella

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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.


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


Nonlethal Equipment Prevents Robbery at Sea

The P-Trap installation releases lines in the water on both sides of the fishing vessel. Propellers of hostile vessels tangle in the lines, engines stall as a result of this and the intruder remains at a safe distance, meaning that pirates cannot climb aboard.

Multilayered approach deters criminals and prevents unwanted boarding Westmark BV has recently performed a test in which passive nonlethal equipment served in a multilayered strategy to protect fishing crews from the threat of robbery at sea


IHC Merwede Appoints Bram Roelse as CEO

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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.


SCI Announces Silver Bell Honorees

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The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) announces the recipients of awards it will confer at its 37th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner in New York City on Thursday, June 5, 2014. SCI presents the Silver Bell Award, in recognition of outstanding leadership in the maritime community, to Orrin H


 
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