P&O and Royal Nedlloyd N.V. announced the appointment by P&O Nedlloyd Container Line Limited of Philip Green as Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 2004. Green was, until recentl,y Chief Operating Officer of Reuters Group plc which he joined in 1999. His responsibilities included the design and implementation of a global change management program. Prior to this he worked for nine years with DHL International, the global market leader for cross-border express delivery, becoming Chief Operating Officer for Europe and Africa. Green holds an MBA from London Business School and a BA (hons) degree from the University of Wales. Haddo Meijer, CEO of Royal Nedlloyd NV, will stand down as Chairman of the Executive Committee of P&O Nedlloyd on January 1, 2004. As announced previously, Robert Woods, currently Group Managing Director of P&O Nedlloyd, will relinquish this position when be becomes Chief Executive of P&O, also on January 1, 2004. Both Haddo Meijer and Robert Woods will become non-executive directors of P&O Nedlloyd.
Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc. Names Tacoma Terminal In Memory of Legendary Leader. Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.’s (TOTE) Tacoma Terminal has been named the Robert P. Magee Marine Terminal in memory of and tribute to TOTE’s legendary leader. The new name is proudly displayed on signs at each gated entrance to the terminal, as well as in front of the administration building. A formal dedication ceremony will take place on Wednesday, September 21
The Southeastern New England Shipbuilding Company (SENESCO) has appointed Gary C. Schuler, the former President of Stanley-Bostitch, as the company’s CEO. In addition to his new post as CEO, Schuler becomes one of two private investors in SENESCO having made a personal investment in the fast growing company. Robert Jarvis, who has served as President of SENESCO for the past two years, will continue in this position and also serve as the COO.
New Directors Named at NOL Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has appointed Ang Kong Hua and Willie Cheng Jue Hiang, to the Board of Directors, and confirmed Ron Widdows as CEO of its container transportation unit, APL. Ang Kong Hua becomes a Vice Chairman of the Board, joining Dr Friedbert Malt in this role, and will sit on both the Board’s Executive Committee and Nominating Committee. Willie Cheng Jue Hiang will serve on the Audit Committee in addition to his responsibilities as a member of the
P&O's ongoing return to its maritime roots continued Thursday with the acquisition of European cruise firm Festival in a deal worth up to $400 million. Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. chairman Jeffrey Sterling said privately held Festival is a dynamic business with a strong brand name and reputation. P&O said Festival would be developed as an independent brand and would continue to be run by current CEO George Poulides
Conrad Industries announced the hiring of David Freeman as the general manager of its Morgan City, La., shipyard. Freeman has spent the past 7 years as the Vice President and CEO of Breaux Brothers Enterprises, Inc. and joins Conrad with over 30 years of experience in the marine industry.
Christer Granskog, President and CEO of Bromma Conquip's sister company Kalmar Industries, has been named as the new Chairman of the Board of Bromma Conquip. The new appointment follows the resignation of some of Bromma Conquip's key board members including the former Chairman of the Board, Carl-Gustaf Bergström. The new appointment also follows a period of restructuring within the parent company, Partek Corporation
Horizon Lines Inc., a container shipping and integrated logistic company, on Friday said its board of directors voted to appoint current President and Chief Executive Charles "Chuck" G. Raymond as the company's first chairman. Raymond will retain his current responsibilities. Raymond has served as president, CEO and as a director of Horizon Lines Inc. since July 2004, and of Horizon Lines LLC since February 2003. Before joining Horizon Lines
Juha Heikinheimo has been appointed as President of Aker Yards' business area Cruise & Ferries and President of Aker Yards Oy in Finland. He will also be a part of the executive management team in Aker Yards. He will be based in Helsinki. Heikinheimo takes over from and reports to Mr. Yrjö Julin, who was earlier this week appointed President and CEO of Aker Yards ASA.
Yantai Raffles Shipyard is pleased to announced that Klyne Tugs ( Lowestoft ) Limited, UK have placed an order with the shipyard to build a repeat UT719-T 67m Anchor Handling Towing Supply Vessel. The contract was signed on November 23 in Yantai by Carl Beare,managing director of Klyne Tugs and Brian Chang – Chairman/CEO of Yantai Raffles Shipyard. “ We are extremely pleased to receive a repeat order from Klyne Tugs and it is our desire to deliver once again a quality vessel
On March 21, 2014, senior management from N-KOM and Nakilat attended the launching and naming ceremony of N-KOM’s Q-Max sized floating dock at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries in South Korea. 42,000T of fabrication work has been completed for the floating dock named Laffan
Philippine shipbuilder Tsuneishi Heavy Industries Inc plans to expand into Indonesia this year, said CEO Hitoshi Kono, adding that the firm plans to build a shipyard here. (Investor Daily) Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy.
Commercial transportation and supply chain management firm Ryder System Inc. say that their Chief Marketing Officer, Karen Jones, was named one of 2014’s Most Powerful & Influential Women by the Florida Diversity Council. Ms. Jones was presented with the award at the 2014 Florida
Endofa, an independent marine fuel supplier and bunker trader, informs it has named Lars Hoffmann as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Endofa, Hoffmann served as Chief Executive Officer for Shipping.dk. He also served on the board of the Danish Shipbrokers Association.
Hicks Equity Partners (HEP), a private equity firm led by the Thomas O. Hicks family, announced that its portfolio company, Directional Rentals, Inc., has acquired Reamco, Inc., a company based in Lafayette, La., that manufactures, rents and refurbishes downhole drilling tools and related products
Devon Grennan joined Global Diving & Salvage in 1995 and has served many roles. When company founders Tim Beaver and John Graham stepped down from direct operational involvement, Grennan was named CEO. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News caught up with Grennan for his insight into his
State elected, transportation and manufacturing leaders were on hand today to celebrate the christening of the state’s first 144-car Olympic Class ferry, the M/V Tokitae, at Vigor Industrial’s shipyard in Seattle. Lynn Peterson, Washington’s Secretary of Transportation
The countdown to the naming of the U.K. Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier has begun today, marking 100 days until the major milestone in the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carrier program. HMS Queen Elizabeth will be officially named by Her Majesty The Queen in a ceremony at Rosyth on
Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) announced that Tor-Øyvind Bjørkli will join the company as chief executive officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2014. Tor-Øyvind will be working from out of the Oslo office on the same premises as Orion Tankers; the chartering department of
Maritime Craft Services (MCS) recently took delivery of a new Damen Shoalbuster 2609. Damen has delivered numerous Crew Transfer Vessels, Multicats, and Shoalbusters to MCS – the two companies have a long-standing relationship. What is notable about this latest delivery, however
New barge operated with company’s biolubricants outlines commitment to environment and ship operators in Belgium Marine lubricant provider Total Lubmarine has welcomed the naming of the newest addition to its fleet, Trafuco 7. The naming ceremony for the newly-built vessel took place at
Today in U.S. Naval History - April 3 1797 - Capt. Thomas Truxtun issued first known American signal book using numerary system 1942 - Adm. Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
French transport firm Transdev expects to return to profit this year, but sees no quick solution for its troubled Mediterranean ferry unit SNCM, which is blocking a reshuffle in Transdev shareholdings between Veolia and state-owned bank CDC.
Port staff received news that the Port of Hueneme was among the awardees to receive funds through the EPA’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA). The funds will be used to complete an enhanced phase II to the Port’s existing Shore Power Project that will allow additional vessels to
EU antitrust regulators will clear a PVC joint venture between Solvay and Swiss-based INEOS after the Belgian chemicals group agreed to sell five sites across Europe to ease competition concerns, two persons familiar with the matter said on Monday.