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New Step in GreenCarrier Development

Niklas Olsson, Managing Director of GreenCarrier Sweden AB, has also been appointed Managing Director and CEO of GreenCarrier International with effect from 1 June, 2009. With the Nordic countries and the Baltic States as home markets, GreenCarrier provides forwarding and logistics services, based on the concept of one contact person for all types of transportation all around the world. GreenCarrier International is a key member of the Björk.Eklund Group. Olsson has been with the group since 1987 and became Managing Director of GreenCarrier Sweden in 2004. The GreenCarrier team is also being strengthened at a senior level by the addition of Ulf Sundberg, who was formerly Managing Director of Kuehne + Nagel Sweden. He has considerable managerial experience with large forwarding organisations and will assist Olsson as COO, Chief Operating Officer.   Staffan Kjellberg, who was previously Managing Director of GreenCarrier International, remains with the group and will work on overall business strategies and the development of new concepts for the Björk.Eklund Group. (www.greencarrier.com)


Fratelli Cosulich Names Spiess Zurich Managing Director

Fratelli Cosulich has appointed a new managing director to take forward its Zurich-based cruise and ferry travel agency business, Cosulich Ltd. Stefan Spiess takes over as managing director from Detlev Bandi, who retires after 26 years with the travel agency. After receiving his diploma in economics in Baden and studying law in Fribourg, Spiess began work in tourism fifteen years ago. He has experience in the fields of tour operating, destination marketing


Keppel Philippines Appoints New Execs.

Keppel Corporation Ltd.'s Group Finance Director, Teo Soon Hoe has been appointed Chairman of Keppel Philippines Holdings, Inc (KPH), following the retirement of Loh Wing Siew. Charles Foo, who currently serves as the managing director of Keppel Hitachi Zosen, will assume Loh's post as Chairman of Keppel Philippines Marine, Inc (KPMI) and Subic Shipyard and Engineering Inc (SSEI). Kevin Wong, who is the executive director and managing director of Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) in


Bouygues Offshore Announces Management Changes

Herve Le Bouc will now serve as Chairman of Bouygues Offshore and ETDE (Bouygues Construction's electrical contracting and networks subsidiary) while Jacques Leost will become CEO of Bouygues Offshore. Herve Le Boucwas Chairman and CEO of Bouygues Offshore since 1999. Previously Herve Le Bouc was CEO from 1996 to 1999, COO from 1994 to 1996 and Vice President Europe -Middle East - Pacific Area - Mexico from 1989 to 1994


Industry Leaders Elected To ABS Membership

Twenty-four prominent shipping industry executives have been elected as new Members of ABS bringing the classification society's worldwide membership to 817. The members, each eminent in their maritime field of endeavor, provide broad governance and oversight of ABS. Members are drawn from various sectors of the marine, offshore and related industries worldwide. The new members are: Timothy J. Casey, President & CEO, K-Sea Transportation, Staten Island, NY;


Ringbakken Managing Director at DNK

Svein Ringbakken has been appointed by the DNK Board to take over the mantle as Managing Director upon Bjørn Eidem’s retirement. Before joining DNK in 2004 Svein Ringbakken had a 14 year-long career with INTERTANKO, based in London, Washington DC and Oslo, where his last position was Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel. Current Managing Director, Bjørn Eidem, has held a number of key positions in both Norwegian and international business including the


VT Group Makes Appointment

VT Group announced the appointment of Peter McIntosh, managing director of VT Shipbuilding to the position of chief executive of the Alliance Management Team (AMT) for the Ministry of Defense Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF) project. McIntosh’s background includes a 30-year career spent with Cammell Laird, as managing director of Fleet Support Limited (FSL) – a joint venture between BAE Systems and VT – and over the past three years as managing director of VT Shipbuilding.


Gould Named Managing Director of Kelvin Hughes

Russell Gould has been appointed managing director of Kelvin Hughes Ltd, part of the Specialty Engineering Division of Smiths Group plc. Russell joined Kelvin Hughes in 1985 as a graduate engineer responsible for the development of new navigation products. In 1995 he became head of radar techniques and was appointed engineering and operations director in 2001. For the past 5 years he has been the Company's commercial business director.


WISTA Conference Headlines Critical Concerns

WISTA (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) will be hosting the WISTA Annual Conference in .  With a conference theme of “Raising the Profile- Reducing the Footprint”, the 2008 Conference will host over 200 international and national delegates with sessions covering the most pressing issues faced by the industry today.   Featured speakers include a welcome to conference participants by Admiral Vivien Crea


Transas Opens Office in India

Transas is opening a new office in Mumbai, India. By establishing the presence on the ground, Transas will be able to more effectively market its capabilities and target the growing opportunities in this strategically important region. By strengthening the presence in India, Transas will also expand into new market segments, like aviation, defence and edutainment. Transas India will continue to closely cooperate with the Company’s long-term Partner in the marine market Elcome Marine


A/S Trumf Bunker Joins KPI Bridge Oil Group

Carsten Ladekjaer (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has announced the take over of A/S Trumf Bunker. A/S Trumf Bunker in Denmark becomes a full member of the KPI Bridge Oil Group as of July 1


Lifting Specialists Modulift, IMES form Joint Venture

(Photo: Lift Management Services)

Lifting industry specialists Modulift and IMES have formed a joint venture to offer an integrated management service to clients internationally.   The two companies have combined to create the new customizable package which will focus exclusively on “below the hook” operations


ASRY Inks UK Royal Navy Support Contract

ASRY chief executive Nils Kristian Berge (right) signs the agreement with Babcock warships managing director Mike Whalley (left). (Photo: ASRY)

ASRY and Babcock have signed a long term support facility agreement to provide ongoing services to the U.K. Royal Navy in Bahrain   ASRY (Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard), a shipyard in the Arabian Gulf, has signed a long-term collaborative enabling agreement with U.K


NITC Tankers Chart Western Course

Sourena is a FSU for Iranian crude export located in the Persian Gulf, south of Iran. Photo: NITC

 Iran’s largest shipping company NITC, the privatized Iranian shipping company, is in talks for permission to sail in Western waters, says a report in WSJ.   NITC has amassed the world’s largest fleet of super tankers and is in talks to sail back into western waters should


TMS Expands Environmental Compliance Training

Total Marine Solutions “TMS” launched a new training program to address the growing need for comprehensive environmental compliance training in the maritime industry.  The “Culture of Compliance” training program has already been launched fleet wide by major


Submarine INS Sindhukirti to Boost Indian Navy's Fleet

Photo: Hindustan Shipyard Limited

 Submarine INS Sindhukirti set for final "full-power trials" from Friday after being stuck in a refit for a decade. The Kilo-class submarine is expected to be formally handed over to the Indian Navy next month, reports Times News.  


Varun Splits into Two

Image: Varun Shipping Co. Ltd

 Mumbai-based shipping firm Varun Shipping Co. Ltd  will be split into two listed entities after the Bombay high court approved a demerger scheme.   The Company announced that according to the Composite Scheme of Arrangement and Amalgamation


New Vessel Traffic Management System for Portsmouth

Image courtesy of BAE Systems

BAE Systems has been awarded a £5.5 million contract to install a new Vessel Traffic Management System to assist in the controlling and monitoring of all ship movements within Portsmouth Harbor and the Eastern Solent.    The contract is the latest development in the partnering


ABB: Top Innovator for Marine Industry

ABB team with the Innovation of the Year Award

  ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has been awarded the Innovation of the Year Award for the recently introduced Azipod D electric propulsion product at the Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.  


MarineNav Debuts Rack Mount Computers Range

Image: MarineNav

MarineNav has launched a new range of rack mounted computers, available now in Europe through distributor Eurotask. The X1 Standard and X1 Fanless rack mounted computers are designed for use in commercial vessels, workboats, superyachts and specialist hydrographic and research vessels.  


UASC Behemoth Calls at Felixtowe

18,800 teu Barzan, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe

  United Arab Shipping Company's (UASC) newest vessel, the 18,800 teu Barzan, has made its maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. The biggest container ship in the UASC fleet, the mega-ship arrived at the UK's largest container port from Port Kelang in Malaysia


FUGRO, Cross Group Awarded Multi Well GoM Contract

Photo courtesy of FUGRO

Fugro’s dynamically positioned multi-purpose drilling, well intervention and geotechnical vessel, Fugro Synergy, will showcase her capabilities on a multi well intervention campaign which recently started in the Gulf of Mexico. The campaign involves utilization of a top tensioned 6


SeaZip Offshore Service Commences Operation

SEAZIP OFFSHORE SERVICE GETS OFF TO A SUCCESSFUL START IN THE OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

  Harlingen-based SeaZip Offshore Service has entered into a partnership agreement with Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). HMC, the world's market leader in transporting, installing and dismantling offshore oil and gas installations, has contracted service vessel SeaZip 4 for its annual


Dittmann Named Chairman of SEA Europe

Kjeld Dittmann (Photo: SEA Europe)

Kjeld Dittmann, the Managing Director of Lyngsø Marine A/S, is the new Chairman of the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe).    He succeeds Govert Hamers, CEO of Vanderlande Industries in the Netherlands, who has completed his term as Chairman. 


FLEX Acquires LNG Assets from EXMAR

Image: EXMAR LNG

 Nicolas Saverys-led Exmar has agreed to integrate its LNG assets and infrastructure with those of John Fredriksen’s Geveran and Flex LNG under a new USD 2.3 billion company – Exmar LNG Ltd.   Belgian liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier owner and operator Exmar and Geveran






 
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