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A&P Group Targets New Markets in Marine Engineering


A&P Group is embarking on a strategic marketing drive to promote its engineering and fabrication services to new industry markets particularly the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. The company has unveiled a new corporate ID and brand styling in line with its vision for the future to become a leading international marine engineering organisation. The new look, alongside the business and marketing strategy, demonstrates that A&P Group’s engineering capabilities and services are extensive and reach beyond the shipping industry, where the company has earned itself the position as one of the UK’s foremost ship repair and conversion businesses. A&P Group’s new brand style has also been created to reflect the company’s determination to maximise the benefit of consolidation of its three UK yards in Falmouth, Tyne and Teesside into a cohesive operational unit and, its changing market proposition. A&P Group has moved from its insignia of over three decades and created a new bold logo and two sub brands of A&P Marine and A&P Energy, alongside a company tag line “Engineering Strength”. The brand strategy and design was undertaken by UK branding and communications agency TDG Integrated who have previously worked with shipping and marine clients. A&P Group have launched a new corporate website and a corporate video.

Veson Nautical Moves to New Corporate Headquarters

Veson Nautical, the US-based maritime software developer that delivers outstanding chartering, operations and accounting solutions for cargo transportation, is pleased to announce its move today to new corporate headquarters located at 162 Columbus Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts. Veson also announced today the addition of Jamie Sheldon, Director of Product Management, to Veson’s growing staff located at the new Boston headquarters.

Schottel Reorganizes

With a revised product range and a new corporate structure, Germany’s Schottel announced that its headquarters in Spay/Rhine and Schottel Antriebstechnik GmbH in Wismar have been merged to form the new Schottel GmbH with its registered office in Spay and branches in Wismar and Hamburg. Schottel Schiffsmaschinen GmbH, which is also based at the Wismar location, will continue to develop and manufacture controllable-pitch propeller systems as an independent company.

ABS Announces Executive Appointments

The ABS Board of Directors announces executive appointments. Effective January 1, 2002 the following staff will assume new leadership positions: Robert J. Bauerle, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer; Gary A. Latin, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer; Dr. Donald Liu, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer; and Vincent F. Roth, Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff ABS promoted James C. Card to Senior Vice President, Technology

Drew Marine Christens New Headquarters

Photo courtesy Drew Marine

Drew Marine, a worldwide supplier of water treatment, fuel management, safety, maintenance and cleaning products to the maritime industry, celebrated its first year under J.F. Lehman’s private equity ownership on September 13 and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new corporate headquarters. Whippany Mayor, John Sheridan, Chairman and Founding Partner of J.F. Lehman & Company and former Secretary of the Navy, John Lehman, and J.F

ITC Global Rebrands as Single Company, Unite Acquisitions

ITC Global, a leading provider of satellite communications to remote and harsh environments announce that it has launched a new corporate brand as the final step in bringing a series of recent acquisitions together as a single global company. The firm retains the ITC Global name with a modernized look and feel and a reinforced commitment to customer service.  The new brand identity marks a major milestone for ITC Global

Swire Oilfield Services Expands in North America

Swire Oilfield Services (Swire), has reinforced its commitment to growth with a significant investment in its North American operations, as part of the company’s global  $150 million investment this year.   The company entered the Gulf of Mexico in 2007 with the establishment of an operations headquarters in Houma, Louisiana. Since then it has expanded with nine new facilities across the Gulf coast and North America, including Port Fourchon

American Cruise Lines – Online Travel Agent Training & Certification Program

  American Cruise Lines web site to offer travel agent training, certification & marketing tools American Cruise Lines announce plans for an upcoming travel agent portal, the first of many new features to be added to the company’s new website. In an effort to maximize travel agent potential with American Cruise Lines, as well as accessibility to product information, the new agent portal, which will be available this summer, will feature the following:

Baltic Exchange Seeks Mutual Status

The Baltic Exchange -- the world's oldest shipping market -- is seeking mutual status as a means to overcome conflicts between shareholders over the use of assets. "The board feels that a company moving toward mutual mode is the best for the future of the Baltic Exchange," chairman Hugh McCoy said. Under proposals to be put out for consultation, the shipping market would be restructured so that existing shareholders became members of a new corporate body limited by guarantee

Falck Nutec Boost Management Team

L to R: Allison Walker, Niel Rennie and Gillian Jagger.

International health and safety training specialist, Falck Nutec, has strengthened its UK management team with the appointment of two new directors. Allison Walker steps up to director of sales and marketing, Niel Rennie has been appointed finance director and they will be supported by human resources manager Gillian Jagger who takes on a senior role within the management team. Falck Nutec operates in the oil and gas, marine and renewable sectors

Moody's: Ratings of Overseas Shipholding on Review for Downgrade

Photo: OSG

 Moody's Investors Service, has placed the ratings of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) under review for downgrade, including its B2 corporate family and Caa1 senior unsecured ratings, and the B1 and Ba2 senior secured debt ratings of its subsidiaries, OSG Bulk Ships, Inc

Philippine Navy Orders 2 Frigates from Hyundai Heavy

Image of to-be-built 2,600ton Frigate for the Philippine Navy (Image: HHI)

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has signed a contract to build two 2,600 ton frigates with the Department of National Defense, Republic of the Philippines.   The frigates, scheduled to be delivered from 2020, will be a smaller light combatant and successor to the Incheon class frigate now in

NYK Establishes Logistics Company for Finished Cars in Kenya

Photo: NYK Line

 NYK has signed a joint-venture agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya Limited (Bolloré) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics Limited, a logistics company for finished cars. 

Cosco Raises $1.8bln Capital

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 China’s COSCO Shipping Development Co Ltd  announced a proposed nonpublic issuance of about 3.28 billion shares to specific investors, including its parent company, to raise up to 12 billion yuan ($1.79 billion), reports China Daily.  

CMA CGM Bags Award for CSR Performance by EcoVadis

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 For the second consecutive year, CMA CGM has won the “Gold Recognition Level” by EcoVadis a specialist agency in CSR evaluation.    This award acknowledges CMA CGM’s CSR ambition and performance especially regarding: the improvement of its Carbon performance by

NAT Announces Public Offering

Nordic American Tankers Limited (the "Company") today announced an underwritten public offering of 11,000,000 common shares pursuant to the Company's effective shelf registration statement.  At the Company's request, the underwriters have reserved for sale an aggregate of 534

Nordic American Offshore Relocates HQ

Nordic American Offshore Ltd. (NAO) said it will move its corporate domicile from the Republic of the Marshall Islands to Bermuda.   According to NAO, the change of corporate domicile will not affect the company’s day-to-day business

Hamburg Süd Receives Gold Rating from EcoVadis

Photo: Hamburg Süd

 Hamburg Süd has been awarded gold, the highest-possible recognition level, for its evaluation completed in July 2016 by the supply chain sustainability network EcoVadis.    The scorecard provided by independent sustainability expert EcoVadis indicates that Hamburg Süd

Star Bulk Announces $51.5M Offering Common Stock

Courtesy Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the “Company” or “Star Bulk”) (Nasdaq: SBLK) today announced it plans to make an underwritten public offering for $51.5 million gross proceeds of its common stock. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate

Matson Closes $200 Mln Debt Private Placement

Matson, Inc. announced the issuance of $200 million in privately placed 15-year final maturity senior unsecured notes pursuant to a previously announced commitment letter on July 18, 2016. The notes will have a weighted average life of approximately 8.5 years and will bear interest at a rate of 3

Wärtsilä In Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Wärtsilä has been selected as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), both in the DJSI World and DJSI Europe indices. S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world's leading index providers, and RobecoSAM

Sovcomflot $ 1.26 bln Debt Financing Complete

Courtesy SCF Group

SCF Group completed a series of financing transactions in the total amount of USD 1.26 billion. The deals include USD 750 million of unsecured public debt and USD 512 million of bank loans raised for purposes of funding the fleet renewal and expansion programme and for the refinancing of maturing

Vallianz Rejects Payment Request from Swiber Managers

(Photo: Vallianz Holdings)

Vallianz Holdings, which provides support vessels for the oil industry, said on Wednesday it had refused a request from the judicial managers of shareholder Swiber Holdings to pay around $63.5 million in outstanding dues.   Vallianz, in a statement, said Swiber

MN100: McAllister Towing

(Photo: McAllister Towing)

The Company: McAllister Towing & Transportation operates a fleet of more than 75 tugboats, crew boats and barges in 17 locations along the U.S. East Coast from Portland, ME to San Juan, PR. The fleet consists of 28 Z-Drive/ Tractor tugs, 11 Tier II compliant tugs

Hammond New International Sales Manager, Fairline Yachts

Robert Hammond

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, announces Robert Hammond as its new International Sales Manager. Robert will be responsible for Fairline's global sales operations and managing its worldwide dealer network.   A former military pilot, Robert

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