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Green Named CEO P&O Nedlloyd Container Line

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 Names Tacoma Terminal

Robert P. Magee

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


GD Appoints Welch As Senior VP

General Dynamics (GD) has named John K. Welch as senior vice president of the corporation and head of the marine systems group, which includes all of the company's shipbuilding and marine service operations. Welch will report to Nicholas D. Chabraja, GD chairman and CEO, at the company's Falls Church, Va. headquarters. Welch, who has been a vice president of the corporation and president of the company's Electric Boat business since 1995, will succeed James E. Turner, Jr


Bromma Conquip's Board of Directors to Change

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


P&O Acquires Rival Cruise Operator Festival

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


Repeat Order From Klyne Tugs

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


SENESCO Names Schuler as New CEO

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

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


Bessero Recieves UKHO Alexander Dalrymple Award

Gilles Bessero, the outgoing French Hydrographer has been honoured by the UK Hydrographic Office for his outstanding contribution to Hydrography by being named the recipient of the prestigious Alexander Dalrymple Award 2010. The announcement was made by Mike Robinson, CEO of UKHO, at a reception for World Hydrography Day held at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Singapore on Wednesday, 30 June, 2010. In attendance was Rear Admiral Ian Moncrieff CBE, UK National Hydrographer


Chemoil Acquires Oceanconnect’s Marine Fuel Group

Tom Reilly

SGX Mainboard-listed Chemoil (SGX-ST: CHEL.SI), supplier of marine fuel, announced its acquisition of OceanConnect Holding’s (OCH), marine fuel business.  The purchase price as agreed by both parties is expected to be approximately $25m and took into account factors such as the marine fuel business’ historical and future earnings potential.   The deal includes the acquisition of OCH’s marine fuel business, its independent online bunker auction portal


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


Ovation Of The Seas Sets Sail From China

Ovation Of The Seas. Photo by Royal Caribbean

 Royal Caribbean christened their third Quantum class cruise ship, Ovation of the Seas, to huge fanfare in a ceremony in Tianjin, China.   The event marked the first time a Royal Caribbean ship has been named in China, and actress Fan Bingbing became the company’s first ever


Winners of International Seafarers' Welfare Awards

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The winners of ISWAN's International Seafarers' Welfare Awards 2016 were announced on 24th June at a high-profile ceremony held in Manila, the Philippines. The ceremony forms part of ISWAN's celebrations in the Philippines for the IMO Day of the Seafarer


New Era of Global Trade with Expanded Panama Canal

The first commercial transit of a Neopanamax vessel through the Expanded Panama Canal (Photo: ACP)

The Expanded Panama Canal is now officially open for business.   During the official inauguration ceremony, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panama Canal Administrator and CEO Jorge L. Quijano spoke to a crowd of more than 25,000 jubilant Panamanians, Canal employees


Nordic American Tankers Fixes Suezmax on Timecharter

Courtesy Nordic American Tankers Limited

Nordic American Tankers Ltd. (NYSE:NAT) entered into a 30 months charter contract with a subsidiary of ExxonMobil (EM) for one of the NAT suezmaxes.  The firm period is 18 months with an option of further 12 months. The gross revenue from the contract of 30 months is about $25 million


Parrott to Take the Helm as Foss Maritime President

John Parrott (Photo: Foss Maritime)

John Parrott to assume role of president of Foss Maritime; Paul Stevens to transition to executive role at parent company    Foss Maritime Company chief operating officer John Parrott will take over the role of president of Foss Maritime


nexAir Further Expands Its Southeast US Footprint

Distributor of atmospheric gases and welding supplies, Memphis-based nexAir LLC, announced its merger with 23 Praxair Distribution Southeast, LLC (PDSE) branches located in Florida and southeast Georgia and the acquisition of two Praxair Distribution, Inc. (PDI) branches in eastern Georgia


Port of New Orleans COO Joins Green Marine Board

Brandy Christian (Photo: Port of New Orleans)

Green Marine, an environmental certification program for the North American marine industry, elected Port of New Orleans Chief Operating Officer Brandy Christian to its Board of Directors during its annual conference last month.   “Brandy Christian’s nomination shows a


Arora Promoted to MD of Elektrans Shipping

Capt. Deepak Arora Photo Elektrans Shipping

Elektrans Group has promoted Capt. Deepak Arora to Managing Director of Elektrans Shipping Pvt. Ltd. Arora has been with the Elektrans Group for four years during which he has served in several executive positions within Elektrans. Arora will take the helm and lead the group's shipping


Wärtsilä Offloads its WinGD Stake to CSSC

5X72DF engine cut-out view. (Photo: Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD))

In a prepared statement China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and Wärtsilä announced that Wärtsilä transferred its 30% shareholding in Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. (WinGD), headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, to CSSC


Cruise Leaders to Meet in New Orleans

Dream-Dawn 2016 Photo Port of New Orleans

More than 150 leaders in the cruise industry from around the world will meet here this week, as the Port of New Orleans hosts the 2016 Platinum Associate Membership Advisory Council Conference of the Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA).  


Bollinger Delivers FRC Joseph Tezanos the US Coast Guard

Sister ship of the USCGC Joseph Tezanos, USCGC Margaret Norvell operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Bollinger Shipyards)

Bollinger Shipyards has delivered the 18th Fast Response Cutter (FRC), USCGC Joseph Tezanos, to the United States Coast Guard on June 22, 2016 in Key West, Fla. The vessel is scheduled to be commissioned in Puerto Rico during August 2016.  


Skou Replaces Andersen as Maersk CEO

Soren Skou (Photo: Maersk)

Danish shipping and oil company A. P. Moller-Maersk has appointed Soren Skou, head of its container shipping unit Maersk Line, as new chief executive for the group replacing Nils Smedegaard Andersen who has been in the job since 2007. Soren Skou will remain as CEO of Maersk Line in addition to


Merger: Survitec Joins Forces with WMS

 Survitec Group announced a transformational deal with the Marine Safety business of Wilhelmsen Maritime Services AS (WMS), in which WMS will transfer into Survitec all related safety products and services, including Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions


Vandermeiren is CEO, Antwerp Port

Jacques Vandermeiren Photo Antwerp Port Authority

Jacques Vandermeiren (52) has been appointed CEO of Antwerp Port Authority as of 1 January 2017. He succeeds Eddy Bruyninckx who after 25 years at the head of the Port Authority is retiring on 31 December 2016. Until January 2015 Vandermeiren held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Elia






 
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