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Brown Appointed COO at Lloyd’s Register

A 19-year veteran at Lloyd’s Register, Nick Brown will take over as the group’s new Marine Chief Operating Officer. (Photo courtesy of Lloyd’s Register)

Nick Brown appointed Marine Chief Operating Officer (COO) while EMEA area is split into two operating regions in Lloyd’s Register announced the appointment of Nick Brown, previously Director Business Development & Innovation, as the group’s new Marine Chief Operating Officer. Reporting to Marine Director Tom Boardley, Nick will be responsible for LR’s four global operating regions – Asia, Americas, Northern Europe and Southern Europe. David Barrow becomes Regional Marine Manager (RMM) for a new Northern Europe region while Apostolos Poulovassilis is RMM for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. Iain Wilson and Tim Protheroe remain in their Asia and Americas roles. Brown is a 19 year LR veteran, beginning his career as a graduate engineer before commencing work as a field surveyor. Since leaving the field he has held increasingly important business development and operational roles in London and Asia. Before returning to the Marine headquarters in Southampton to take up his most recent role as Director, Business Development & Innovation, he was in charge of LR’s Greater China activities and operations. Nick will retain leadership of the Business Development & Innovation team, including Luis Benito (Marketing), Hector Sewell (Sales) and Gwynne Lewis (Consulting) who will be joined by LR’s other Nick Brown, the Global Marine Communications Manager.

Bollinger Announce New President, New COO

Photo: Bollinger

Bollinger Shipyards’ Chairman and CEO Donald “Boysie” Bollinger announced the appointments of Chris Bollinger as President and Ben Bordelon as Chief Operating Officer of Bollinger Shipyards, effective August 29, 2013. “As an ongoing part of my personal transition plan and long-term growth strategy for Bollinger Shipyards, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Bollinger as our company's new President

Jeffboat Names Herre As President & COO

Robert P. Herre has been appointed as president and COO of Jeffboat LLC, a subsidiary of American Commercial Lines. Herre, who will assume his new position on September 1, 2001 will succeed Robert W. Greene III, who plans to retire. Herre joined ACL 10 years ago as manager of Jeffboat's Engineering Department. Since then, he has served in a variety of positions for the company, most recently as vice president of Vessel Management for ACL.

ARCOMS Elects New Boatracs COO

Advanced Remote Communication Solutions (ARCOMS) has promoted Charles J. Drobny, Jr. to COO for its business unit, Boatracs. Drobny, who has served as vice president of Application Development for Boatracs Gulfport since November 1997, brings a vast amount of senior level management experience along with knowledge in the development of various critical software integration solutions for the marine industry. A graduate of The U.S. Military Academy with a B.S. in Engineering, Drobny holds an M

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

Pimentel Steps Down From Top Post At Cunard Line

Carnival Corp. announced the resignation of Larry Pimentel, president and CEO of its Cunard Line Limited unit. Pamela Conover, COO of Cunard, has been given the additional title of president and will replace Pimentel as head of the luxury cruise operator. Both management changes are effective immediately. Pimentel has served at the helm of Cunard Line, which is comprised of both the Cunard and Seabourn cruise brands, since 1998, when the Miami-based combined entity was formed

Troy Container Announces Atlanta / Singapore / Hong Kong Leg


NVOCC Expands Presence in South Atlantic Market; Adds Ninth New Service in 2013.   Troy Container Line, one of the world’s largest American-owned NVOCCs, has announced the launch of new, direct services from Atlanta to Hong Kong and Singapore.  The weekly service to Singapore will commence with a maiden voyage out of Charleston on the MOL Proficiency 50w on September 21, 2013.  Troy Container Line’s first

Troy Launches Direct Italy Container Service

Having recently announced improved Genoa to New York import service, Troy Container Line, one of the world’s largest American-owned NVOCCs, continues to meet the demand from this European market with its direct LCL import services from Naples, Italy to New York. Through collaborative efforts, Combi Line International Spa and Troy Container Line offer a 14-day, direct transit from Naples, in addition to pick-ups throughout Italy

Topaz Appoints Bayliss as COO

Topaz Energy and Marine announced the appointment of Bill Bayliss as the Chief Operating Officer of Topaz Engineering, the company’s engineering division. Bayliss has been appointed COO of Topaz Engineering, effective immediately. He replaces the outgoing COO Jim Masterton who remains with the company in an advisory capacity. A 20 year veteran of the oil & gas industry, Bayliss has had a successful career with industry names such as KBR and Petrofac

ACL Makes Appointments

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) appointed W.N. Whitlock as its executive vice president, Governmental Affairs and Jerry R. Linzey as senior vice president and COO for ACL. Whitlock is expected to utilize his knowledge of the industry, locks, dams and waterways to address regulatory issues and shape the infrastructure of the industry. He was named senior vice president, COO of ACL in January 2005. He has served as COO since April 2004 and served as president from April 2004 through

Saudi Aramco, HHI Ink Yard Build & Operate Deal

The signing ceremony was presided by Amin H. Nasser, President and CEO of Saudi Aramco; Ki-sun Chung, Senior Vice President of HHI Corporate Planning, Courtesy Aramco

  Saudi Aramco, the world’s leading integrated energy and chemicals company, and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group signed a general memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly collaborate on business development opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

essDOCS Names Toet Board Chairman

essDOCS announced that Non-Executive Board Member, Andre Toet, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Barry Williams, who is standing down after chairing the board since 2013, having previously served a term as Chairman from 2006 to 2011.

No Cruise Ship Tendering In Cayman Islands

Image: Royal Caribbean Cruises

 Moses Kirkconnell, the Cayman Islands’ minister of tourism said that future off-shore tendering of cruise ships is out of the question in lieu of building a $150 million cruise pier and terminal in the Cayman Islands.   Given that in 2014 approximately 82% of Cayman’s

GCSG Delivers Harvey Power

Harvey Power, the second LNG vessel operating in the United States

  Gulf Coast Shipyard Group (GCSG) has delivered Harvey Power, the second LNG vessel operating in the United States—for Shell Upstream America’s deep water operations in the Gulf of Mexico—is fully in service. She is the second of six LNG OSVs being built for Harvey Gulf

Greek Shipping Frets Over Higher Taxes

Image: Greek Liberties Monitor

 Greece's cash-strapped government is proposing to end increase taxes m the country's key shipping sector in order to boost revenues, but some shipping owners are threatening to move their ships abroad as a result, says a report in BBC.  

Market Growth to Bring More Carnival Ships to China

Rendering of Princess Cruises’ new China-based cruise ship, Majestic Princess. (Image: Princess Cruises)

Eying a rapidly growing cruise market, Carnival Corporation announces plans to sail more ships from China The Chinese cruise market, expected to become the world’s largest based on surging demand for cruise vacations by Chinese travelers

Scandinavian Bunkering Names Vinde Managing Director

Erik Vinde (Photo: Scandinavian Bunkering)

Marine fuel supplier Scandinavian Bunkering A/S announced today that Erik Vinde has been appointed as Managing Director, effective from August 1.   Vinde joined Scandinavian Bunkering in 2006, and prior to his promotion held the position of COO

BSM Completes Global Management Program

Bibby Ship Management - IOM - Nicola Quayle

  Bibby Ship Management has successfully completed its second Global Management Programme which, it says, has helped to develop the management skills of all its management team across its global offices. According to Nicola Quayle, Head of Group HR, at Bibby Ship Management

Security in the Indian Ocean Fragile -MAST

The security situation in the Indian Ocean could quickly change for the worse, according to maritime security company MAST.   Gerry Northwood OBE, COO of MAST, said, “For commercial shipping, the Indian Ocean is arguably the safest ocean on the planet

Economic Importance of River Thames

Photo: Totally Thames

 The vital role that the River Thames plays in the economy, the movement of freight and the transport of passengers – and also in the wellbeing of the capital’s residents – has been made clear in two new reports launched by the Port of London Authority (PLA) this week during

Andersen will be CEO of Hempel

Henrik Andersen

  Hempel A/S announced that CEO Pierre-Yves Jullien will be succeeded by Henrik Andersen, Group COO of ISS A/S, by March 1st 2016.   Henrik Andersen has been with ISS A/S since 2000, since 2011 as Member of the Executive Board, first as Group CFO and from 2013 Group COO

Ailing Crewman Medevaced from Cable Lay Ship off US

Screenshot from U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station North Bend

A crew member reportedly suffering from a heart attack was air lifted by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter crew from a cable-laying vessel 80 miles west of Coos Bay, Ore.   An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station North Bend on Thursday safely transferred the 55-year-old

Kirby Selects ABS as Subchapter M Solutions Provider

James Watson, ABS Americas President & COO (image: courtesy ABS)

Proactive effort shows commitment to safety and environmental protection. ABS, a provider of maritime shipping and offshore classification services, has been selected by Kirby Corporation to provide classification and International Safety Management certification for 11 push boats

Shippers Cannot Relax Their Guard in SE Asia -MAST

Following a spate of six attacks in the Singapore Straight over the weekend, maritime security provider MAST is calling for shipping companies to strengthen their approach to maritime security in South East Asia.   “Shipping companies need to look at Best Management Practices (BMP) 4

HSL in Pact with Hyundai to Build Fleet Support Ships?

Image: Hindustan Shipyard Limited

 Hindustan Shipyard Ltd., the largest shipbuilding enterprise under Indian Ministry of Defence, and world’s premier shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) are likely to undertake joint construction of self-propelled fleet support ships (FSS) for the Indian Navy

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