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NOL Chief Aims To Beat The Odds

Neptune Orient Lines' (NOL) new CEO Flemming Jacobs reportedly announced his top priority was to turn around the indebted Singapore-based shipping group.


NOL Chief Aims To Beat The Odds

Neptune Orient Lines' (NOL) new CEO Flemming Jacobs reportedly announced his top priority was to turn around the indebted Singapore-based shipping group.


Lang Manufacturing Appoints New CEO

David W. Ek. has been elected as president and CEO of Lang Manufacturing effective, February 12, 2001. Ek succeeds Jack Sparacio, who had held the position for the past seven years and will continue to sit on the board of directors. Ek joined Lang In October of 2000 as executive vice president. Prior to this, he was executive director of Business Development with FSbuy.com, an e-commerce business designed to serve the food service industry.


New CEO for Aker Yards

Torstein Dale Sjøtveit has been appointed new president and CEO for Aker Yards ASA. Sjøtveit comes from the global industrial company Norsk Hydro, and brings a strong international top management experience. He will start in his new position with Aker Yards at the latest 1 September 2008.In March 2008, Aker Yards announced the start of a recruitment process for a new CEO. In the intermediate period, the chairman of the board of directors, Svein Sivertsen, has acted as CEO


International Bunkering Group Appoints New CEO

Christopher Berg Lassen

International Bunkering Group announced that a new CEO has been appointed as of June 1 2013.   Mr. Christoffer Berg Lassen has been promoted from the position of International Sales Manager to Group CEO. Mr. Christoffer Berg Lassen has worked with the International Bunkering Group since early 2008 and he will replace the former CEO, Mr. Carsten Ladekjaer, who has accepted a position outside the International Bunkering Group.


Marseilles, France, FOS Port Leadership Appointments

Jean-Marc Forneri: Photo credit Marseilles FOS

The Marseilles FOS port authority’s supervisory board has backed a French transport ministry proposal nominating Port of Dunkirk head Christine Cabau Woehrel as the new CEO in Marseilles. There is also a new chairman and deputy chairperson. Backing for the CEO's nomination came when the supervisory board launched its latest five-year term by also electing a chairman and deputy chairman from the 17-strong line-up of governmental, industry, business and staff representatives


MTS Appoints New CEO

Rune Mejer Rasmussen, Executive Chairman of the MTS board, will replace Brynjar Gevelt as CEO on March 1. Rune Mejer Rasmussen will take on the task of leading MTS through its next phase of expansion. MTS aims to strengthen its industrial positioning, and achieve profitable growth in a rapidly growing e-business market. Rune comes form the position as Chief Information Officer in Unitor. He has been a member of the MTS board since 2001 and its Chairman since 2003


Lundmark New CEO of KCI Konecranes

KCI Konecranes' Board of Directors appointed Pekka Lundmark as President and CEO of KCI Konecranes. Stig Gustavson has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Björn Saven, KCI Konecranes' Chairman since 1994, has been appointed vice Chairman of the Board. "KCI Konecranes' strategic direction will not change," Lundmark says. "All our strategic cornerstones - Growth, Technology Leadership and Operational Efficiency -are as important as ever and I see no reason to change anything


San Francisco Bay Area WTA Appoints New CEO

On October 30, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Transit Authority Board of Directors appointed Steve Castleberry as the WTA’s new Chief Executive Officer. He will take the helm on January 1, 2004. Castleberry has been serving as the WTA’s manager of System Planning since shortly after the inception of the organization. Prior to joining the WTA, he served as deputy director of the Alameda County Transportation Authority. (ACTA)


Polish Port Appoints New CEO

Maciek Kwiatkowski will take up the leadership of DCT Gdansk at the beginning of April 2013. As DCT continues its preparations for the next major extension phase, an internationally experienced authority in port management, Maciek Kwiatkowski, will join DCT to lead the Baltic’s fastest growing container terminal. He will commence as DCT’s CEO at the start of April, and has 30 years of experience in the port industry with a strong focus on operation


New Shell CEO Sets Agenda

Ben van Beurden

Speaking to investors, new Shell CEO Ben van Beurden updated on the company’s priorities: improving Shell’s financial results and achieving better capital efficiency, as well as continuing to strengthen operational performance and project delivery.


Shell Suspends Alaskan Offshore Drilling

AP photo

Faced with an earnings slump and added pressure from a recent federal court ruling, Shell has abandoned plans for offshore drilling near Alaska in 2014. Shell’s new CEO Ben van Beurden announced to investors today that the company will undergo a major refocus aimed at reversing down


Shell's US Arctic Policy an 'Ongoing Gamble': Greenpeace Analysis

Image courtesy of Greenpeace

The analysis considers that the US Arctic Ocean presents almost a perfect storm of risks: a requirement for a long-term capital-intensive investment for uncertain return; a remote and uniquely challenging operating environment; ongoing court challenges; a lack of extraction and spill response


New CEO Showcases Marseilles Fos Initiatives

Christine Cabau Woehrel

Christine Cabau Woehrel has taken up her new role as CEO of the Marseilles Fos port authority after two years heading the Port of Dunkirk. She succeeds Jean-Claude Terrier following a French transport ministry nomination that was backed by the port’s supervisory board in February and has now


New CEO at Dana Gas

Patrick Allman-Ward

Dana Gas PJSC, a publicly-listed natural gas company in the Middle East, has announced the appointment of Patrick Allman-Ward as the new Group CEO for the company with effect from September 1, 2013. The company, which is listed on the Abu Dhabi Exchange (ADX) and recently announced the


Seadrill Appoint Per Wulff New CEO

Per Wullf will succeed Fredrik Halvorsen (leaving to join technology venture Ubon Partners) as Chief Executive Officer of Seadrill Management Limited. Wullf has worked for Seadrill since February 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Harkand Appoints New CEO

Internatioanl subsea inspection, repair and maintenance (IRM) group Harkand announced the appointment of John Reed as its new chief executive officer as it embarks on the next stage of its ambitious growth strategy. Reed, an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience in the


Gulf Stream Marine Appoint New CEO

One of the largest privately held stevedore firms in the U.S. Gulf Coast region, announce the appointment of Kevin Bourbonnais as Chief Executive Officer. An experienced senior executive, Bourbonnais was most recently Chief Operating Officer of USA Compression Partners


Seaport Industry to Gather for 102nd Annual AAPA Convention

Oct. 13-17 conference to feature keynote addresses from USDOT’s Deputy Secretary, Canada’s U.S. Ambassador and Disney Cruise Line’s President.   For the first time in its 60-year history, the Canaveral Port Authority will serve as host of the American Association of Port


ABB’s New CEO Takes the Reins

Ulrich Spiesshofer: Photo credit ABB

 Ulrich Spiesshofer has succeeded Joe Hogan as chief executive officer of ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, following the three-month orderly transition period announced earlier this year. Hogan will continue as advisor to the Board until the end of March 2014.


AWT Appoints New CEO Haydn Jones

Haydn Jones

Seasoned Maritime Executive Has Deep Industry Experience and Strong Focus on Ship Efficiency Systems.     Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) appointed Haydn Jones as Chief Executive Officer. From AWT’s headquarters in the Silicon Valley


Applied Weather Technology Appoint New CEO

Haydn Jones: Photo credit AWT

Ship routing advisory services & onboard voyage optimization systems provider Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT) has appointed Haydn Jones as Chief Executive Officer. From AWT's headquarters in the Silicon Valley, Jones will lead AWT's 10 offices to deliver industry leading products and


UK Chamber of Shipping Appoint New CEO

Guy Platten: Photo UK Chamber

The UK Chamber of Shipping's new Chief Executive, due to start in January 2014, will be Guy Platten, currently Chief Executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL). Guy Platten is a master mariner with a long background in the marine industry – including serving as a deck officer in


ABB Report Solid Q3 2013 Across its Businesses

ABBs 2013 AGM: Photo courtesy of ABB

ABB reported higher revenues, earnings and cash flows in the third quarter of 2013, on improved performance across all divisions. Financial highlights     •    Revenues and operational EBITDA higher in all divisions, net income up 10 percent


Maersk Tankers, Damco Appoint New CEOs

Morten Engelstoft, CEO of Services & Other Shipping, and Hanne B. Sorensen, CEO of Damco

Morten Engelstoft has been appointed CEO of Services & Other Shipping in Maersk. The appointment will have effect from January 1, 2014. In addition Morten Engelstoft will take over the position as CEO for Maersk Tankers, as Hanne B. Sørensen has been appointed CEO of Damco


 
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