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New Chairman of the Board of Directors at A.P. Møller

Mærsk A/S informs that at its Board of Directors’ meeting today Mr. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller announced that he will retire as Chairman of the Board of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S December 15, 2003 and simultaneously retire from the Board.As new Chairman of the Board of Directors of A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S Mr. Michael Pram Rasmussen was elected with effect as of that same date. The Board and Mr. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller consider Mr. Pram Rasmussen as especially suited for that important office.Mr. Møller will remain Chairman of The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, Chairman of Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. and will remain as member of a few Boards, including Mærsk Olie og Gas AS.Mr. Møller will remain partner of the Firm of A.P. Møller and Mr. Jess Søderberg will continue as Chief Executive.


Change of Command Effected at Bureau Veritas

Frank Piedelièvre: Photo courtesy of BV

Frank Piedelièvre has informed the Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas that he has decided to leave the Board to devote himself fully to personal projects, having fulfilled his mission to provide support to Didier Michaud-Daniel in his role of Chief Executive Officer since March 1, 2012. The Board of Directors of Bureau Veritas has expressed its huge gratitude for all he has achieved for the Group and the key role he has played in the success of Bureau Veritas


New Leadership for INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum

INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Forum last week elected its new Chairman and governing team. Emmanuel Vordonis of Thenamaris Ships Management will be the next Chairman, succeeding Ceres Hellenic’s Nicholas G. Fistes who held the position for three years, and is the Hellenic Forum’s third Chairman. Nick Fistes will remain as a Vice Chairman alongside Costis Kertsikoff of Eletson Corporation and Spyros Polemis of Seacrest Shipping.


AWO Elects New Chairman, Vice Chairman

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected Mr. Royce C. Wilken as Chairman and Mr. H. Merritt Lane as Vice Chairman on Friday, April 20 during the AWO Spring Convention in Washington. Mr. Wilken is President of American River Transportation Co. (ARTCO), headquartered in Decatur, IL, and served as vice chairman for the past year. Mr


ERRIA Buys APM Terminals

Bien Hoa Container depot operated by ECS has a capacity of 3,500 teus strategically located next to Bien Hoa Industry zone & Binh Duong Industry zone.

ERRIA A/S confirmed that they have acquired APM Terminal´s 51 percent stake in APM Saigon Shipping (APMSS). APM Saigon Shipping (APMSS) is an inland container services company with about 300 employees, which annually handles and maintains approximately 350,000 containers in Vietnam. APMSS is a 51/49 Joint Venture with "Saigon Shipping J/S Company”, where ERRIA has had a 34 percent ownershipfor more than 10 years.


Speedcast Announces Buyout

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Speedcast announces buyout; also announces appointment of new Board Director and Chairman. SpeedCast Ltd. announced the buyout of SatComms Australia, a satellite solutions provider in Australia. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval. The acquisition will further consolidate SpeedCast’s leadership position in the Asia-Pacific region and provide SpeedCast with an expanded presence in Australia


Nyda New Chairman, CEO at Davie Yards

Davie Yards Inc. (TSX:DAV) announced that Gustav Johan Nydal will be joining the corporation as President and CEO. Nydal-who has extensive experience in the marine industry-is taking over for Steinar Kulen, who will become Chairman of the Board of Davie. Both appointments are effective as of February 15, 2010. Over the last two years, Kulen has built up Davie's shipbuilding activities and has taken Davie through a financial and organizational restructuring


IMCA’s Central & South America Officials Elected

The first Chairman and Vice Chairman for the Central & South America Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have been elected. Giorgio Martelli from Saipem is Chairman of the Section and Gilles Lafaye from Acergy is its Vice Chairman.   The new section, formed in 2009 and host of the IMCA Annual Seminar in Rio de Janeiro in November 2009, provides a forum for members to address local issues


Stena Bulk Doubles Medium Range Fleet with Danish Merger

Stena Bulk is increasing its MR segment (Medium Range product tankers of 50,000 dwt) by acquiring 50 percent of the Danish shipping company Weco. This means that Stena Bulk has doubled its fleet in this segment from 15 to 30 tankers. Its objective over the next couple of years is to build up an operation with upwards of 50 vessels under the new brand name of Stena Weco. Weco, which is part of the privately owned shipping group Dannebrog


New Chairman Announced at Intercargo

John Platsidakis

Intercargo the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry, has announced the appointment of Mr John Platsidakis as Chairman. Mr Platsidakis is currently Managing Director of Piraeus-based Anangel Maritime Services Inc., a function that he will continue to perform alongside his role as Intercargo Chairman. The appointment was made at the Annual General Meeting of Intercargo in London on 9 October


Milaha launches Qatar - India Service

Khalifa Ali Al Hitmi

Milaha Maritime & Logistics, a subsidiary of the Qatar based Milaha Group which delivers integrated transport and supply chain solutions in the GCC, has announced the launch of the first direct container service between Qatar and India. The non-stop service will connect Qatar’s Doha


Houston Port Throughput Up 22%

Courtesy Port  of Houston Authority

Activity across Port of Houston Authority docks continues to show strength as February 2015 tonnage figures reflected a 22-percent increase compared to February 2014. Executive Director Roger Guenther released the information today during the monthly meeting of the Port Commission of the Port


Cosco Bulk Shipping Losses Down in 2014

China Cosco said losses in its main dry bulk shipping business fell sharply in 2014 and its container shipping gross profit grew amid a still subdued global shipping market. The comments were made by the firm's chief financial officer, Tang Runjiang, at its results briefing in Beijing on Friday


HHI’s 2014 Results Fall Short

The world’s biggest shipbuilder, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), held its 41st Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in Ulsan, South Korea.   The meeting agenda included approval for the financial statements, and the ceiling for the Board of Directors’ remuneration as well as


Launch of Mississippi River Cruise Service

Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announces the selection of the Port of New Orleans today as the homeport for Viking River Cruises first North American river cruise service.

 Governor Bobby Jindal and Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen announced the selection of New Orleans as the homeport for Viking River Cruises’ first North American river cruise itineraries. The Mississippi River cruises will operate from docking facilities near the French Quarter


Her Majesty The Queen to Name Britannia

Britannia (Photo courtesy of P&O Cruises)

Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will name the new P&O Cruises vessel Britannia in Southampton on March 10, 2015, P&O Cruises announced.   The naming will be a milestone in British maritime history and will be an event of great national


Genting Acquires Crystal Cruises

 CRYSTAL SERENITY at sea, courtesy of Crystal Cruises

 Crystal Cruises has been sold for $550 million to the owner of Asia's largest cruise line and a major shareholder of Norwegian Cruise Line.    Crystal's parent company, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha has sold the line to Genting Hong Kong, which owns Star Cruises


IACS and European Commission Hold Joint Workshop to Kick Off European Shipping Week

Philippe Donche-Gay (Photo courtesy of IACS)

  The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) held a joint workshop in Brussels with the European Commission to kick off European Shipping Week, the association announced today.   The joint workshop featured speakers from the European Commission's Transport


Gulf Craft Makes a Splash with New Luxurious Yachts

Majesty 122 by Gulf Craft Inc.

 UAE-based yacht and boat builder, Gulf Craft has made three global launches of latest super yacht - the Majesty 122, the Nomad 65 and 75 from the new collection of yachts designed for the passionate seafarer.    Three new luxury yachts worth a total of Dh53 million were unveiled


Egypt on a War Footing to Expand Suez Canal

Image by Suez Canal Authority

 The Suez Canal Authority is in a race to quickly expand the vital waterway for two-way traffic by August 2015, says an Associate Press report. Workers dig round the clock on Suez Canal expansion, hoping for surge in East-West trade.  


OTC Names Technology Award Winners

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The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), which takes place May 4-7 in Houston, has announced 17 technologies that will receive the Spotlight on New Technology SM Award. The 2015 awards will be presented May 4, in the NRG Center Rotunda Lobby.  


Norchem Buys Odfjell SE B-shares

Photo: Odfjell

Norchem AS in Denmark, in which Laurence Odfjell, Chairman of the Board in Odfjell SE, has a controlling interest, has today acquired 1,121,287 Odfjell B-shares in Odfjell at NOK 18.85 per share, the company reported.   Following this transaction, Norchem AS owns 25,966,492 A-shares and 3


Malaysia Playing It Safe with South China Sea

ASEAN - Republic of Korea Commorative Summit (Pic: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia)

 Malaysia, as the Asean Chairman, will push forward the drafting of a code of conduct (CoC) with China to settle the territorial maritime dispute in South China Sea.   Deputy Foreign Minister Datuk Hamzah Zainuddin said this was in line with the nation's position as chairman of Asean


Drydocks World Chief in Top 50 Maritime Greats' List

khamis juma buamim - chairman - drydocks world and maritime world

  Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman Drydocks World & Maritime world has been recognized by Tanker Shipping & Trade as being among the top 50 most influential people in the tanker industry worldwide & is one of only 4 Chairmen globally to be so recognized.  


ICTSI Chairman Visits Basra Gateway Terminal

Construction underway fro the new BGT Quay

  Enrique K. Razon Jr., International Container Terminal Services Inc.(ICTSI) chairman and president, recently visited Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT), ICTSI’s subsidiary in the port of Umm Qasr, Iraq. Razon personally inspected the continuing upgrade works in Berth 20






 
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