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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

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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


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


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


Training Coastguards is Key to Tackling Piracy

Photo: EU Naval Force

Training and mentoring of coastguards in Africa, Middle East and South East Asia is essential if coastal nations are to have effective control over their Territorial Waters and Economic Zones, says maritime security company Maritime Asset Security & Training Ltd (MAST).  


Editorial: BWTS. Like it or Not, Here it Comes

Gregory R. Trauthwein  Associate Publisher & Editor

With age comes perspective, and in my 20 plus years reporting on this industry I have seen my fair share of regulation that has served to ‘raise the hackles’ of ship owners. It is quite simple really; new regulation often means new procedure, new design, new equipment and new costs


GTT, Conrad Shipyard Ink Deal for LNG Barges and Bunker Tanks

GTT signs license agreement with Conrad Shipyard for membrane containment systems for LNG barges and bunker tanks   Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced that its U.S. subsidiary, GTT North America, has signed a Technical Assistance and License Agreement (TALA) with U.S


Sustreanu Named COO of FleetPro Group

Christine Sustreanu (Photo courtesy of FleetPro Group)

Christine Sustreanu will join FleetPro Group June 1, 2015 as its new chief operation officer (COO), the company announced in a press release.   Sustreanu, who presently serves as general manager at Uniworld Boutique River Cruise collection, will replace Robert Heijlands


Brandy Christian is New Port of New Orleans COO

Brandy D. Christian, Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans

Current COO Patrick J. Gallwey to Retire in March After 34 Years. Brandy D. Christian has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans by President and CEO Gary LaGrange, succeeding Patrick J. Gallwey, who will retire March 1 after 34 years with the Port


Since 1927, The Damen Way

Damen Stan Patrol vessel

Damen is a ubiquitous name in global ship and boatbuilding, delivering its unique brand with customary style and flair from ports of call around the world. For insights on the company’s long, colorful history and its bright future, we received insights from Arnout Damen, COO.  


Van Oord Orders 2 Dredgers to Be Built in Spain

Rendering of trailing suction hopper dredger (Image: Van Oord)

Van Oord has ordered two trailing suction hopper dredgers to be built by Spanish Construcciones Navales del Norte S.L., LaNaval at its yard in Bilbao. Both vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2017.   According to Van Oord, the order is in line with its innovative investment program and


Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

EBDG Designed Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

  Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced that the new freight and passenger ferry it designed for the Woods Hole


Royal Caribbean to Install Scrubbers on 19 Ships

Photo: Royal Caribbean Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCL) will retrofit 19 of its ships with advanced emissions purification (AEP) systems. These systems, also known as scrubbers, will remove more than 97% of the sulfur dioxide emissions generated by the ships' diesel engines.     


Kemp Succeeds Semple at Wood Group

Alan Semple, chief financial officer of the Wood Group

  Wood Group announced following changes to its senior management team. Alan Semple, chief financial officer (CFO) has advised the board that he intends to retire and step down from his current role and from the board at the company’s annual general meeting in May 2015


Drydocks World hosts INTERTANKO Team

Drydocks World received a high-level delegation of the Council members from the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners

  Drydocks World received a high-level delegation of the Council members from the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners (INTERTANKO) on 11 November. The delegation included Mr. Olav Eek Thorstensen, MD & CEO of Thome Shipmanagement, Ms


Howard Fireman Awarded David W. Taylor Medal

Howard Fireman (Photo courtesy of ABS)

SNAME recognizes ABS executive for contributions to naval architecture The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Howard Fireman


Evergas & INEOS Expand Dragon Vessel Series

Evergas announced for the first time that it had secured shipping agreements of up to 15 years with INEOS for the world’s first transatlantic shipments of ethane with commencement in 2015

Evergas has reached an agreement with INEOS to expand its new-building series of ethane/multigas vessels from six to eight units. In January 2013, Evergas announced for the first time that it had secured shipping agreements of up to 15 years with INEOS for the worlds’ first transatlantic


Partners Deliver Modular Floating Tidal Energy Platform

rendering of the platform, courtesy of Damen

A group of offshore companies, including Bluewater, Damen and Van Oord among others, has partnered for a floating tidal energy platform a project to generate clean electricity, marking the first time that a floating tidal platform is used for electricity production into the Dutch grid.


Maritime Terrorist Attacks ‘Increasingly Likely’

Shipping in general and oil tankers in particular should increase levels of security to counter the threat of an increasingly likely terrorist attack, maritime security company MAST has warned. The company issued the warning after Al-Qaeda insinuated it could execute strategic attacks on






 
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