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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

Epic Gas Secured Credit Facility for 7 Newbuilds

Pic: Epic Gas Ltd.

 Epic Gas Ltd has closed a new USD 120 million post-delivery senior secured credit facility to finance its remaining seven owned vessels under construction.   The facility covers approximately 65% of the contract price of the vessels, and has been closed in partnership with Coordinator

Matson Closes $75mln Debt Private Placement

Matson, Inc., a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, announced today the issuance of $75 million in 30-year final maturity senior unsecured notes pursuant to a previously announced private placement on July 30, 2015. The notes will have a weighted average life of approximately 13 years and will

Intermarine Promotes Corporate Finance Director

Chad Call (Photo: Intermarine LLC)

Project, breakbulk and heavylift cargo transporter Intermarine, LLC reports it has promoted Chad Call to Director of Corporate Finance. Call will continue to report to Michael Dumas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

NYK Acquires Coal Carrier

Tenryu Maru

  On September 25, a new 100,000 deadweight tonnage coal carrier ordered by NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., an NYK Group subsidiary company based in Singapore, was delivered at Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saikai city, Nagasaki prefecture)

A Pleasant Sub-prise for Penang Ferry Passengers

The sudden appearance of a submarine has caused excitement among hundreds of ferry users at Penang Port, Malaysia.  The Australian navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrived in for a visit Penang at around 11.30am Monday. HMAS Sheean is in the port for the crewmen’s holiday before they start a joint exercise with a Malaysian submarine later.  Penang Port Sdn Bhd senior general manager (corporate support division) Md Derick Basir said the vessel, which is 77.8m long and 7.8m wide, will be here until Oct

 The sudden appearance of a submarine has caused excitement among hundreds of ferry users at Penang Port, Malaysia.   The Australian navy submarine HMAS Sheean arrived in for a visit Penang at around 11.30am Monday. HMAS Sheean is in the port for the crewmen’s holiday before they

'Blue' Economy Ocean Industries & the Next 50 Years

Chemical tanker leaving  Cape Town.

“Sustainable development” has gone from buzz word to business imperative in the two decades since the initial Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. Companies are increasingly evaluated on how well they address sustainability as a critical measure of their commitment to the triple

NYK Selected for DJSI

logo of DJSI

  NYK has been selected for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)* for a 13th straight year.   The DJSI, which is a major yardstick for companies engaging in socially responsible investment (SRI),** is composed of select sustainability-driven companies from over 3

India Drops Plan to Give More Autonomy to State-run Ports

India will change existing laws governing ports to make them more profitable and efficient, the shipping minister said on Wednesday, putting on hold a plan to turn them into corporate entities under pressure from trade unions and political parties.

South Korea Takes Stab at Slaying Zombie Company Menace

Okpo Shipyard of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (Photo: Visit Korea)

South Korea is getting serious about tackling its "zombie company" problem and will set up its first restructuring firm backed by the government and banks in November, spooked by some huge corporate losses and a darkening economic outlook.  

Cyprus Pledges Support for Shipping

Image: Cyprus Shipping Chamber

 The government of Cyprus will support and bolster growth of the country’s maritime sector, Marios Demetriades, minister of transport, communications and works, said, reports In-Cyprus.   “I would like to assure you that the Cyprus government is fully committed to

Law Maker Attacks Korean Shipbuilders

Image: Hyundai Heavy Industries

 Lee Jin-bok, a lawmaker of the ruling Saenuri Party in Korea says that the government has given an "incentive for mutual growth" to Korea's major shipbuilders while they are accused of an unfair business practice.   The three shipbuilders - Hyundai Heavy Industries

MOL Earns Listing on ESG/RI Index

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that the company has been selected again as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Asia Pacific for 13 consecutive years since 2003. This month, S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM announced their selections for the DJSI after

Caterpillar Again Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Doug Oberhelman, Caterpillar Chairman and CEO

  Caterpillar Inc. has been named to the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), recognizing Caterpillar as a sustainability leader in the Industrial Engineering sector. This marks the 16th time Caterpillar has been included in the DJSI list.

Total-Alliance to Support Refugees


  Air Liquide, Michelin, Sodexo and Total are joining forces to assist refugees being resettled in France. The initiative was driven by the solidarity felt by employees and management of these companies for the refugees, mostly coming from Africa and the Middle East, and their suffering.

Silverstream Technologies Names Potts as Head of Supply Chain

Stephen Potts

  Silverstream Technologies, pioneers of air lubrication technology for the shipping industry, today announced the appointment of Stephen Potts as its new Head of Supply Chain.  The development is based on the company’s strategy to further expand its infrastructure on the back of

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