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Heinz-Werner Hof Joins IAU Board

The International Underwriting Association of London (IUA) has announced that Heinz-Werner Hof, CEO of Allianz Marine and Aviation, has joined its board. Hof was co-opted to the board at its meeting in December. Prior to his current role, Hof was a board member at Allianz-Elementar in Austria, responsible for the property & casualty division. From 1993-2000, he was a board member of Allianz Hamburg and Allianz Globus MAT, holding the chairman's position from 1999-2000. Before that, Hof held various senior management positions within the Allianz Group in Munich, which he joined as an underwriter after graduating in 1977.

Chevron To Change Controversial Name Of Tanker

Chevron Corp. has reversed its decision to name an oil tanker after U.S. national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, a former board member, Reuters reported. Chevron named the tanker after Rice in April, highlighting what public watchdog groups called the close ties between the Bush administration and the energy industry, but renamed the vessel after complaints grew louder. The spokesman would not comment on whether the White House or Rice requested that the oil tanker be renamed

Bowsher Named Newport News Board Member

Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. named Charles Bowsher as a member of its board of directors. Bowsher served as the comptroller general of the United States from 1981 until October 1996. Prior to this appointment, Bowsher was a partner with accounting and auditing firm Arthur Andersen LLP.

Tognum Appoints New Executive Board Member

Jörg Schwitalla: Photo credit Tognum

Jörg Schwitalla will be the new Executive Board member for Personnel and Integrity at Tognum AG as of 1 January 2013. Tognum has created the new position on the Executive Board on the one hand to meet future requirements – such as the planned integration of Bergen Engines AS and the group’s growth targets – and on the other hand to achieve the aim of bringing the Personnel, Legal Affairs and Compliance divisions closer together and to underline the growing importance

POLB’s First Woman Commissioner Dies at 93

Louise M. DuVall (Courtesy POLB)

Louise M. DuVall, the first woman to serve on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, died Saturday, April 19. She was 93. She was appointed to two terms on the Harbor Commission, serving from Feb. 6, 1979, to July 18, 1990. She advocated for women to rise in the legal profession and the maritime industry. “Louise led the way and broke through barriers for other women who would follow,” said current Harbor Commissioner Susan E

Appointment Of Board Members Of Lerwick Port Authority

Lerwick Port

Three Members of Lerwick Port Authority have been re-appointed to the Board of the Authority. Three existing Business Ratepayer Members were the only applicants for the three positions. Brian Anderson, Harry Jamieson and Ronnie Gair all applied to serve a further three year term until July 2017. Their applications have been approved under the procedures set down by Government guidelines and the Authority’s own legislation.

Appoints New Member to Advisory Board

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has appointed Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) President Koji Miyahara as its newest Advisory Board member. This appointment helps strengthen the Canal's focus in maritime shipping and provides the Board with representation from Japan, one of the largest users of the Panama Canal. Additionally, Mr. Miyahara will play a key role in the implementation of the ACP's expansion plans.

J.L. Holloway Resigns as Chairman of FGH

Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. announced today that J.L. Holloway has resigned from the company's Board of Directors. Holloway, 57, has been the Chairman of the Board since April 1997. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Friede Goldman Offshore, Inc. (formerly HAM Marine, Inc.) from its formation in 1982 until April 1997. "The Board has accepted J.L.'s resignation and is grateful for the many years of service he has given to Friede Goldman Halter and its predecessors

GL Receives Russian Flag Authorization

Alexander Klyavin (left), Assistant Secretary Deputy Minister of Transportation of the Russian Federation, and Dr Hermann J. Klein, Executive Board Member of Germanischer Lloyd signing the agreement. The Russian Maritime Authority has authorized classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL) to perform statutory duties on ships with Russian flag. Germanischer Lloyd is the very first foreign society to be granted this right

FreeSeas Appoints Kalogeropoulos to Board

FreeSeas Inc. (Nasdaq:FREE) a transporter of drybulk cargoes through the ownership and operation of a fleet of Handysize and Handymax vessels, announced today that George Kalogeropoulos has joined its Board of Directors as a Board member, replacing Kostas Koutsoubelis, who resigned for personal reasons. Kalogeropoulos brings to FreeSeas over 30 years of marine transportation experience, holding managerial positions in brokering, chartering, ship management

Besselink of Royal HaskoningDHV Quits

Piet W. Besselink

  Mr Piet Besselink, Executive Board Member of international engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, has decided to step down by the end of the year. This change was announced by the company’s Supervisory Board.  

Thyssen Taps Anil Group for Sub Bid

Photo: ThyssenKrupp

 Diversified German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp AG has initiated talks to partner Anil Ambani-led ADAG in building up to 12 submarines in a contract expected to be worth Rs50,000 crore ($7.6 billion), reports PTI.   ThyssenKrupp, the Germany-based 41-billion euro company

PG Flow Solutions Acquires Calder

PG Flow Solutions AS (PG), majority owned by Norvestor VI, L.P. has acquired 100 percent of the shares in the U.K. high-pressure pumping specialist Calder ltd.   Calder’s founder and chairman, Ian Calder-Potts, will continue his active role in the business as a board member in PG

New Chair for Townsville Port

Renita Garard is the new chair of Port of Townsville

  The Palaszczuk Government has appointed one of Queensland’s most respected businesswomen, Renita Garard as the new Chair of the Port of Townsville. In a statement released earlier today, Acting Premier Curtis Pitt said that Ms Garard was being appointed at a pivotal time in Port

WISTA-Sri Lanka Celebrates 1st Anniversary


  WISTA International Board Member and INDIA President Ms.Sanjam Sahi Gupta attended the first Annual General Meeting (AGM) of WISTA Sri Lanka that was held on 22nd of July 2015 .The event was graced by government heads such as the Hon. Minister of Shipping and Aviation Mr

Hapag-Lloyd Names Haeser Next CCO

Thorsten Haeser (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd AG’s supervisory board has appointed Thorsten Haeser as a new executive board member in charge of Hapag-Lloyd’s global sales activities as chief commercial officer (CCO). Haeser, a law graduate, is currently managing director of Versatel GmbH

Contship Italia Signs Iran MoU

MOU between Contship and the largest Iranian port operato

  Contship Italia Spa, also on behalf of Eurogate GmbH & Co. KGaA, KG, recently signed a strategic Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) with Sina Port & Marine Company (SPMCO), part of SINA Group which is one of the largest Iranian companies

Alberta Panel to Review Climate-change Policy

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips

  The Canadian province of Alberta, the biggest source of U.S. oil imports, announced the members of its climate change policy review panel on Friday, part of its pledge to implement new rules on greenhouse gas reductions. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said the panel would offer

Ulstein Implements Organizational Changes

The management team in Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, from left Nick Wessels (Marketing & Sales Manager), Edwin van Leeuwen (Managing Director), Bram Lambregts (Deputy Managing Director), and Alwin Hendriks (Finance Manager

Naming and organizational changes are underway in the Ulstein Group companies in the Netherlands. As of August 1, 2015, the ship design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Design & Solutions BV (UDS BV), while the equipment company Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions has

Sivertsen is New CEO of EMGS

Stig Eide Sivertsen

  Stig Eide Sivertsen is appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Electromagnetic Geoservices Bjarte Bruheim has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA with immediate effect. He has held this position since 7 January 2015, and before that

CFSAI Shifts to New Office in New Mumbai

Mr. Sanjeev Behari, Chief Commissioner (Customs) JNPT cutting the ribbon

  Container Freight Station Association of India (CFSAI) has set up a full-fledged Secretariat and moved to its new office at “Anchorage Building” in Dronagiri  Node on 26th August 2015. Mr. Sanjeev Behari, IRS,  Chief Commissioner of Customs

Mary Anne Rooney Named APP President

Mary Anne Rooney (Photo: Port of Hueneme)

Mary Anne Rooney, Harbor Commissioner at California’s Port of Hueneme, has been named President of the Association of Pacific Ports (APP), a trade and information association promoting increased efficiency and effectiveness of Pacific ports.  

Silverstream Technologies Names Potts as Head of Supply Chain

Stephen Potts

  Silverstream Technologies, pioneers of air lubrication technology for the shipping industry, today announced the appointment of Stephen Potts as its new Head of Supply Chain.  The development is based on the company’s strategy to further expand its infrastructure on the back of

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

Genting HK to Buy Lloyd Werft Shipyard

Photo: Lloyd Werft

Genting Hong Kong has agreed to acquire the Lloyd Werft shipyard in Bremerhaven, Germany, in a deal that will see the company invest €17.5 million for a 50 percent ownership of the land and 70 percent of the new build business. The acquisition remains subject to final purchase conditions.

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