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New CEO for Drives Portfolio at Siemens

Jürgen Amedick

Jürgen Amedick becomes new CEO for the drives portfolio for industry and infrastructure applications at Siemens. Jürgen Amedick took over the leadership of the Large Drives Business Unit of the Siemens Drive Technologies Division on October 1, 2012. The Large Drives Business Unit develops, manufactures, and markets products, systems, solutions, and services for drive engineering in industrial and infrastructure application as well as industries such as shipbuilding, pulp and paper, mining, and cement. Amedick follows Jürgen Brandes, who took over the leadership of the Rail Automation Business Unit in the Infrastructure & Cities Sector. Amedick most recently headed the Products segment of the Large Drives Business Unit. The 53-year-old engineer has been at Siemens since 1984 and started his career as a project engineer. Afterwards, Amedick held several positions in engineering, sales and management. After being in charge of the automation and drives business in Canada for three years, Amedick took over the leadership of the Standard Drives Division in 2008, which was transferred to the Large Drives Business Unit in 2010.

Crowley Promotes Dugan To Manager Oil Transportation

Chris Dugan has been promoted to manager, Oil Transportation for Crowley Marine Services in Seattle. Dugan began his career with Crowley in early 1997 as manager of Customer Service in Long Beach, Calif., in the company's Harbor Services business unit. He was later promoted to the position of sales manager in the Bulk Petroleum business unit in Seattle. Dugan holds a bachelors degree in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from Pepperdine

Crowley Promotes Miller

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Mark Miller has been promoted to director of corporate communications with responsibility for internal communications, media relations, advertising and marketing communications for the corporation and its subsidiaries and business units operating around the world. Miller joined Crowley in April 1995 as manager of public relations and advertising for the corporation’s Jacksonville-based container shipping subsidiary, Crowley Liner Services

Piikkio Works Established Under Kavaerner-Masa Yards

A separate company, Piikkio Works Oy, has been established under Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc. as a result of transfer of assets. The new company continues as of January 1, 2002, the operations of Kvaerner Masa-Yards Piikkio Works, which previously was a separate business unit within Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc. The reason for incorporating the company is the independent and different nature of Piikkio Works business activities as a builder of prefabricated cabin and bathroom modules.

Heuer to Take Helm at MTU

Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen, after more than 10 years as CEO of MTU and Head of the DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway Business Unit, will terminate his contract as planned with effect from December 31, 2004. The Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and the Supervisory Board of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH have selected Volker Heuer, who is currently still Presidente de los Centros Industriales of Mercedes-Benz Espana S. A., to take over as the CEO of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Head of the

Fincantieri 2012 Profits Up on Previous Year

Shipbuilders, Fincantieri, publish its 2012 financial results; announce resignation of Chairman Corrado Antonini. Highlights: ·         Profit for the year in excess of euro 15 million (euro 9 million in 2011); ·         EBITDA at euro 137 million (euro 138 million in 2011) with a margin of 5.7%; ·         Revenues at euro 2,385 million (euro 2

Southco Appoints Hottinger to Sales Director

Southco, a supplier of marine access hardware, has recently promoted Mike Hottinger to Marine Sales Director of North America. Mike has been with Southco for 17 years in various sales and marketing roles and most recently performed as North American Sales Director for the Southco Diversified Markets Business Unit. Southco’s marine business has recently expanded with the acquisition of Mobella AB, a leading supplier and premier brand of marine locks, latches and accessories

Viatran Restructures Company

Viatran announced that it has restructured the company into divisions serving specific market segments. The new Oil & Gas Segment has been created to focus on product development and customer service in Viatran’s most important market. As part of the restructuring, Douglas Joy has been appointed to the newly created position of Oil & Gas Segment Leader, and Don Seewagen to the position of Sales Channel Manager Americas – Oil & Gas Segment

SMIT Acquires GB Diving

SMIT has acquired all shares of GB Holding B.V., the parent company of the renowned subsidiaries GB Diving B.V. and GB Diving -Inshore B.V. GB Diving is a Dutch company that provides ROV (Remote Operated Vehicles) and diving services, including project management, project engineering and related services for the high end of the oil and gas market. GB Diving's 30 employees will be integrated into the SMIT organization as a business unit named SMIT Subsea Europe.

Queen Elizabeth Class Carriers Use Imtech

Photo courtesy Imtech Marine Group

Imtech has been awarded a design & build contract for the high-tech climate technology aboard the new Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers being built for the British Royal Navy. The order represents a value of more than about $187m. The ships, which are 918.6 ft long, are the largest naval ships ever to be built in the UK. The two aircraft carriers are about 65,000 tons each, a size between the American Nimitz class and the French Charles de Gaulle class

Calnetix Technologies Notches 3 New Patents

The U.S. Patent Office has awarded three new patents to Calnetix Technologies, a developer of high-speed motor generators, magnetic bearings and control systems and energy recovery technologies. These new awards bring the company’s total patent count to 33.  

Crowley Appoints Tornga as VP - Stakeholder Relations

Crowley Veteran Craig Tornga

  Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that company veteran Craig Tornga has assumed the role of vice president of stakeholder relations for Alaska, and will coordinate with all of Crowley's Alaska business units to leverage relevant company relationships

Honeywell to Automate Finland's First LNG Terminal

The liquid natural gas terminal under construction in Finland. Image credit: SkanGas

 Honeywell has announced that it has received a contract to supply its Experion Process Knowledge System (PKS) automation controls and tank gauging systems for Finland’s first LNG import terminal.   The new terminal will efficiently supply natural gas to marine vessels and

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

ZF Turns 100

Daniel Härter, VP Industrial Technology, Head of  Business Unit Marine Propulsion Systems, ZF Marine

ZF Friedrichshafen AG is celebrating its centennial in 2015. Founded in the city of Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance in 1915 as “Zahnradfabrik GmbH,” the company developed from an aviation specialist with regional roots to an international technology company active on the global

Husain appointed ABB’s CTO

Bazmi Husain

  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has appointed Bazmi Husain as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), effective January 1, 2016. Husain, an expert in power and automation who has been with ABB for more than 30 years, will report to CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer.

Port Pipavav Berths its Largest Box Ship

Maresk Saltoro at APm Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port). (Photo: APM Terminals)

APM Terminals Pipavav (Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd.), a gateway port in western India, has berthed the largest container vessel in the Port Pipavav’s history, the terminal announced today.   Maersk Saltoro, a containership with approximately 9

Maersk's APM Snaps up 11 More Terminals

A Maersk Containership alongside during intermodal cargo operations (file image: Maersk)

Port operator APM Terminals, part of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, is buying 11 container ports from Spanish shipping and logistics group Perez y Cia to boost its presence in emerging markets and better serve bigger container vessels. No terms were given for the deal

Seaspan Appoints Three to its Executive Team

Vancouver Shipyards (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan, an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal and deepsea transportation, bunkering, ship repair and shipbuilding services, named three senior leaders to its corporate executive team, the company announced today.  

MN 100: Cummins Marine, Inc.

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The Company: Global power leader Cummins, Inc. is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service engines and related technologies, including fuel systems, controls, air handling, filtration, emission solutions and electrical power generation systems

Xerox, MHI Ink ITS Project Deal

Signing ceremony

  Today, at the ITS World Congress and Exhibition, Xerox and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), both leaders in transportation solutions, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore, globally, on a case-by-case basis, potential joint Intelligent Transport System (ITS) opportunities.

ABB Steps Up Marine R&D with New Lab

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Next generation of maritime technology will be developed with ship owners at high technology facility in Helsinki, Finland.  Power and automation group ABB has upped its commitment to research and development in the marine sector by opening a new laboratory in Helsinki

Sembcorp Marine Opens Largest Fabrication Unit in Southeast Asia

Pic: Sembcorp Marine

 Sembcorp Marine launched its new state-of-the-art steel structure fabrication workshop – the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia – which is set to boost the company’s steel fabrication capacity for its future needs.  

Maersk Q3 Profit Drops

The Maersk Group delivered an underlying profit of USD 662m in the third quarter

  The Group delivered a profit of USD 778m (USD 1.5bn) negatively impacted by the lower oil price and lower average container freight rates, down 51% and 19% respectively compared to the same period last year. The return on invested capital (ROIC) was 7.6% (12.7%)

Crowley Formalizes New Business Segments

Wendy MacDonald and Mike Golonka (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley formalizes new GlobalShip Management and Government Services groups; Golonka and MacDonald assume new vice presidential roles   Crowley Maritime Corp. has formalized two new groups, Government Services and Global Ship Management

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