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Schulte Retires from MAN B&W

After 32 years of service with MAN, Dr. Hans-J. Schulte, Member of the Executive Board of MAN AG (Munich) and Chairman of the MAN B&W Diesel Executive Board, officially retired from professional life today. At the farewell celebration attended by 150 guests, Håkan Samuelsson, Chairman of the Executive Board of MAN AG and Chairman of MAN B&W Diesel AG’s Supervisory Board emphasised: “Thanks to his international experience and his extensive knowledge of the diesel engine markets worldwide, Dr. Schulte has always been able to give fresh impetus to the Executive Board of the MAN Group and has pushed the diesel engine division decisively forward.” At the end of January, Dr. Hans-J. Schulte will retire from professional life. After his studies in law at Münster, Genf and Harvard, the Westfalian by birth joined MAN in 1973 as a young lawyer. Six years later, he was in charge of the Investment Division of the former M.A.N. Aktiengesellschaft in Augsburg. In 1984, Dr. Schulte was appointed Member of the first Executive Board of the newly founded MAN B&W Diesel AG and MAN B&W Diesel A/S (Copenhagen). In 1998, he was appointed Chairman of the MAN B&W Diesel Executive Board and Member of the MAN Aktiengesellschaft Executive Board. Dr. Schulte had significant involvement in the development of the present MAN B&W Diesel Group. 25 years ago, MAN acquired the Danish B&W Diesel A/S. In 1987, a stake in the French engine manufacturer, S.E.M.T. Pielstick in Paris and St


GL: New shareholder Structure to Safeguard Independence

At a shareholders' meeting, Germanischer Lloyd's Executive Board announced the successful defense against the hostile takeover bid by a French competitor. The binding purchase offer by the Hamburg entrepreneur Günter Herz, with secure long-term perspectives for the Society, met with the approval of shareholders who were willing to sell. More than 40% of the shares changed hands. The Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd has already approved the transfer of these registered shares.


Changes in GL’s Executive Board

Rainer Schöndube, Member of the Executive Board at Germanischer Lloyd AG, will conclude his tenure at the classification society based in Hamburg on 30 September 2007. Over 200 guests came to his farewell at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hamburg. At the beginning of Schöndube's career, in 1980, Germanischer Lloyd had 535 employees. Today, over 4,100 employees in over 76 countries work for the classification society. During this period Germanischer Lloyd's newbuilding orderbook rose from 1


Casjens to Leave Hapag-Lloyd Board

Günther Casjens, a member of the executive board of Hapag-Lloyd AG, is leaving the company at his own request with effect from March 1, 2004. "I greatly regret the decision, but must accept that Günther Casjens has other plans," stated Michael Behrendt, chairman of the executive board of Hapag-Lloyd AG, adding that he welcomed Mr Casjens' intention to remain linked with the company on an amicable basis. Günther Casjens joined Hapag-Lloyd AG in 1974 and has been a member of the executive


ClassNK Announces New Appointments to the Board

Japanese ship classification society Nippon Kaijikyorkai (ClassNK) has announced the following changes in its Executive Board of Directors effective March 1. Chairman and President Kenji Ogawa, Executive Vice President Yukio Tsudo, and Managing Director Kazunori Yamanaka have retired, resulting in three new appointments to the board. New Board Chairman and President Mr. Noboru Ueda (previously Executive Vice President)*


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.   Piet Besselink (56), member of the Executive Board of Royal HaskoningDHV since 2012 and of former DHV since 2006, has decided to take on a new direction in his career and pursue opportunities outside of the company effective from 1


GL Announces Good 1H Results

Germanischer Lloyd (GL) recently presented the key figures for the first half-year of 2001. Rainer Schöndube, Executive Board Member in charge of financial affairs, said: "The positive developments in turnover and performance for the first half of 2001 lead us to expect a Group result for the entire year that is about as good as last year's." The turnover of the GL Group grew in the first half of 2001 by 11.4 percent to 81.0 million EUR (previous year: 72.8 million EUR)


MAN B&W Extends Reach in China

Håkan Samuelsson (left), Executive Board Chairman of the MAN Group, and Li Changyin, CSIC President, signing the contract in Munich. The MAN B&W Diesel Group and the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) agreed upon comprehensive cooperation with regard to the development and production of large diesel engines. The frame agreement, which was recently signed in Munich, also provides for close cooperation in the purchase and production of components


New Executive VP for Van der Velden Marine Systems

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Paul van Maanen (48) has joined Van der Velden® Marine Systems as Executive Vice President. He brings with him years of experience as a Managing Director in the shipbuilding  and aircraft industries. Van Maanen will join the Corporate Executive Board and be co-responsible for the overall operation and management of the entire Van der Velden group of companies. He joins a four men strong Corporate Executive  Board, which also includes Gerrit Spekman (CEO)


ClassNK Announces Boardroom Reorganization

Tokyo - Japanese ship classification society Nippon Ippon Kyokai (ClassNK) has announced the following changes in its Executive Board of Directors, effective March 22, 2012. Executive Vice President Hiroshige Kitada has retired, and two executive officers, Tetsushi Agata and Tetsuya Kinoshita, General Managers of the General Affairs Department and Planning Department, respectively, have been promoted to the position of managing director


New Leadership at Alphatron Marine

Arno Metzemakers (Photo: Alphatron Marine)

Alphatron Marine announced that Arno Metzemakers will join the company's management team as General Manager responsible for all operational matters worldwide, effective June 1. Next to Metzemakers, Karin Hoogendam will be appointed as COO


McClain Appointed MD of Braemar Engineering

Sheila McClain

Braemar Shipping Services Group PLC is pleased to announce that Sheila McClain, Executive Vice President of Braemar Engineering, has been appointed Braemar Engineering's new Managing Director.  Sheila will continue to be based in Houston


HCI Capital Renamed Ernst Russ AG

Photo HCI Group

A vote was passed at the ordinary shareholders’ meeting of HCI Capital AG yesterday to change the company’s name to Ernst Russ AG. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board put the proposal to the shareholders’ meeting as one element of the corporate strategy to strengthen the


Hapag-Lloyd Still Strong in Canada

From left to right: Rolf Habben Jansen, CEO of Hapag-Lloyd; Philippe Couillard, Premierminister von Quebec; Anthony J. Firmin, COO of Hapag-Lloyd. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

 Hapag-Lloyd remains the market leader among liner shipping companies in Canada. In the past year, the shipping company saw its market share increase to over 18%.    Hapag-Lloyd is the largest liner shipping company in terms of throughput volume at both the Port of Vancouver and


Management Shuffle at Atlas Elektronik

Dr. Rolf Wirtz will become Chief Executive Officer of the naval electronics systems provider Atlas Elektronik GmbH, with effect from January 1, 2016. He will succeed Volker Paltzo who will leave the company on December 31, 2015 and take on a new role as Chief Executive Officer of Eurofighter


DHL Names Hamburg Süd ‘Carrier of the Year’

Peter Frederiksen, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd (front row r.), was presented with the ‘Carrier of the Year 2015’ award by Dominique von Orelli, Head of FCL Product & Capacity Management, DHL Global Forwarding (front row l.). (Photo: Hamburg Süd)

Logistics enterprise DHL Global Forwarding presented container shipping company Hamburg Süd with the ‘Carrier of the Year 2015’ award, underscoring the working relationship between the two companies   The award was received by Peter Frederiksen


Restructuring at Royal HaskoningDHV

Clockwise from top Craig Huntbatch,  Marije Hulshof, Anke Mastenbroek and Anton van der Sanden

  International engineering and project management consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV has announced a simplified organisation and management structure. As of 1 January 2016 the company has consolidated its activities into four Business Lines and four regions


Port of Hamburg Reports Bulk Cargo Jump in 2015

Image: Port of Hamburg

The Port of Hamburg reports higher bulk cargo throughput and strong growth in rail and inland waterway seaport-hinterland traffic in 2015 – downturn in container handling. In 2015 seaborne cargo throughput in the Port of Hamburg was 5.4 percent lower at 137.8 million tons.  


Maersk Drilling Posts Record Profit

Courtesy Maersk Drilling

Maersk Drilling delivered the best result ever with a profit of USD 751m (USD 478m) in 2015 generating a ROIC of 9.3% (7.1%). The result was positively impacted by continued strong operational performance, fleet growth and general cost savings


Royal HaskoningDHV appoints two Directors

Cindy Meervis Photo Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV has appointed new Corporate Directors for Human Resource Management and Corporate Strategy.   Cindy Meervis (40), joining from AkzoNobel, will further develop the global HR strategy in support of building a performance and client driven culture


SCF's Profit Zoom Fourfold

Sovcomflot is Russia’s largest shipping company, and one of the global leaders in the maritime transportation of hydrocarbons, as well as the servicing and support of offshore exploration and oil & gas production. Photo SCF

SCF Group (PAO Sovcomflot) reported steep jump in their net profit to USD 354.5 million from USD 83.9 million in the earlier year. Its gross revenue increased by 7.6 per cent to USD 1,483 million (2014: USD 1,378 million) and its time charter equivalent revenue rose by 18


Wassmer Named CEO at Kelvion

Robert Wassmer (Photo: Kelvion)

Robert Wassmer will join Kelvion, a globally active manufacturer of industrial heat exchangers, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director of Kelvion Holding GmbH effective as of July 1, 2016, the company’s shareholder committee announced.  


Hamburg Süd Reports Sustainably

Courtesy Hamburg Süd

Hamburg Süd is the first container shipping lines to publish its Sustainability Report in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Standard Disclosures (Core). Entitled “Setting standards and acting sustainably”


Damen Delivers Its Largest Shoalbuster to Date

Shoalbuster 3512 Noordstroom (Photo: Damen Shipyards)

The first of Damen’s new Shoalbuster 3512 class was recently handed over to Dutch marine services specialist Van Wijngaarden Marine Services B.V. in the port of Boven-Hardinxveld, the Netherlands. At the ceremony the Lady Sponsor Elske de Bruijn-de Vries officially named the vessel and made


HCI Group Takes Over 13 Feeder Containerships

Courtesy HCI Capital

The HCI Group and two other investors have taken over a total of thirteen ships from the loan portfolio of HSH Nordbank. The HCI Group structured the portfolio acquisition and is investing a substantial amount itself. The portfolio consists of thirteen feeder ships of between 800 and 1,800 TEU






 
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