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Corwin Head of Environment at Wilhelmsen

Andrew Stephens, Senior Vice President International Operations, and Thea Corwin, Head of Environment.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is underlining its commitment to the protection of the environment by appointing a new Head of Environment, Thea Corwin. Thea, who takes up the position on 1st January 2011, will be dedicated to developing a vision, policy, strategy and related plans for the implementation of environmental safeguards throughout the organisation in relation to the marine market.   Wilhelmsen Ship Service’s Central Management Team considers the new position to be vital in its aim to develop the company’s position on aspects of environmental concern.  The company’s range of products, services and other activities will all be under consideration regarding environmental impact.    Thea was formerly a Strategy Consultant for two years at Wilhelmsen Maritime Services. Prior to that she was with Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics where she worked in finance and strategy and later with performance management. She holds a bachelors degree in business from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia and a masters degree in international political economy from the University of Warwick in the UK.


Fendercare Opens Office in Sharjah

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Fendercare Marine Middle East celebrate the official opening of their new regional Head Office in Sharjah with an official event to celebrate at The Address, Dubai Mall before the invited guests – including customers, local dignitaries and staff from the Fendercare Marine global locations - were transported to the new base. After the official opening ceremony, conducted by Fendercare Marine Managing Director Eric Plane


Thome Offshore Bolsters Top Management

Thome Offshore Management (TOM) and Thome Oil & Gas (TOG), the offshore services arm of Singapore-based Thome Ship Management, has appointed John A. Sydness, as Managing Director for Thome Offshore and Thome Oil & Gas.  His appointment is effective immediately.   Buoyed by the rising offshore markets, Thome’s Offshore and Energy Division is expanding its management capability to better support its activities and ensure its service standards are maintained and improved


New Head of Marine Business at Voith Turbo

Dr. Christian Strahberger

Dr. Christian Strahberger (40) will take over the responsibility for the Business Division Marine of Voith Turbo. After studying physics in Regensburg, Colorado (USA) and Munich, Strahberger obtained a doctorate at the Walter Schottky Institute of TU Munich in 2001. Prior to joining Voith AG he worked for seven years at Siemens Management Consulting (Siemens AG) in Munich as a Consultant and Project Manager of international industrial projects of Siemens AG


SAL Heavy Lift Now Operates Global Fleet from Hamburg

SAL Heavy Lift has opened the doors of its new head office at Brooktorkai 20 in HafenCity, Hamburg. The premises sprawl over the 6th floor, and 116 employees are working there. SAL Heavy Lift, a member of the Japanese “K” Line Group, is one of the leading heavy lift shipping companies worldwide. For more than 30 years, SAL Heavy Lift had been based in Steinkirchen on the Lower Elbe, 40 kilometers outside of Hamburg.


VSTEP Appoint New Head of Sales

Joost van Ree: Photo VSTEP

International developer of simulators and virtual training software, Rotterdam-based VSTEP, says it has appointed Joost van Ree as head of sales with responsibility for worldwide sales and growth of the company’s simulator products. Van Ree will be heading up the company’s global sales force for all its simulator products, including the NAUTIS maritime simulator and RescueSim Incident Command departments.


Kongsberg Maritime Launches Type-Approved GPS Compass

The new Seapath 20 GPS Compass from Kongsberg Seatex has achieved IMO type approval from DNV, Norway as THD (Transmitting Heading Device) using GNSS principle. The Seapath 20 replaces several vessel instruments with one compact navigation package (gyrocompass, GPS system, speed log and rate-of-turn indicator) that outputs heading, position, velocity and rate-of-turn, together with 1-second time pulse (1PPS) for synchronization of other survey systems.


New Head of Ulstein Verft

Photo: Ulstein

Kristian Sætre has been appointed managing director of Ulstein Verft. He will commence the position by June 1, 2013. Kristian Sætre has 30 years’ experience in the maritime industry. He has worked in Scana for more than 20 years, most recently as managing director for Scana Propulsion AS. He has also held a number of board positions in the Scana group. Sætre is a chartered engineer from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). He resides in Volda, Norway


New Veripos GNSS Mobile for Offshore Positioning

Veripos GNSS Mobile

Aberdeen-based Veripos, a supplier of GNSS positioning services to the world offshore industry, has extended its range of integrated mobile receiver units with introduction of a new multi-frequency system featuring GNSS heading, L-band positioning and wireless communication capabilities, the LD7. Compatible with both GPS and Glonass networks, the 272-channel system includes an additional processor for onboard configuration and customized applications separate from its GNSS engine


New Head of Havyard Ship Technology

Kenneth Pettersen: Photo Havyard/Siv Nærø

Havyard Group says that Kenneth Pettersen has taken over as Executive Vice President of its Ship Technology business area; details as follows: Kenneth Pettersen becomes Executive Vice President of Havyard Ship Technology AS, thereby becoming head of the business area and general manager of the company. Pettersen will also continue as COO of the Havyard Group as well as being deputy for CEO Geir Johan Bakke of Havyard Group.


Wind Server Delivered with Kongsberg Tech Package

Photo courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime

The new Wind Server Wind Turbine Service Jack-Up Vessel was delivered to owner DBB Jack-Up Services in December 2014, with a full complement of Kongsberg Maritime control and automation technology on board. Built at Nordic Yards in Wismar, Germany


Panama Canal Sets Sight on Another Expansion

Photo: Panama Canal Authority

As it enters the final stretch of a massive expansion, the Panama Canal Authority is setting its sights on an even more ambitious project worth up to $17 billion that would allow it to handle the world's biggest ships.   Workers are now installing giant


Changes in Aker Solutions' Top Deck

Chief Executive Officer Luis Araujo

  Tore Sjursen will assume the position as executive vice president for operational improvement and risk management at Aker Solutions on April 1. Knut Sandvik will at the same time replace Sjursen as head of the company's maintenance, modifications and operations business.


Shipping Season Opens on the Mississippi

M/V New Dawn broke through Lake Pepin ice overnight and locked through Lock and Dam 2 around 7:45 a.m. on March 25 (Photo by Pamela Niebur)

First tow marks unofficial opening to Mississippi River navigation season   M/V New Dawn arrived at Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings, Minn. Wednesday morning, marking the unofficial opening of the 2015 shipping season on the Upper Mississippi River, according to the U.S


Propulsion is the Next Step for Survitec's MES

Photo courtesy of Survitec

The company that launched the world's first MES is now actively developing an Alternative Escape System (AES) for large passenger ships.  Survitec Group wants to combine the benefits of chute evacuation with the advantage of propulsion


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


Indonesia Seeks Foreign Investors for Port Expansion

Image:  Port Planning & Development Indonesia Forum

 Indonesia is seeking US$7 billion in foreign investment to upgrade its ports as part of a five-year plan to improve its ports network, Finance Asia said.   The plan involves modernizing existing ports and building new ones in the country


BMT Group Finalizes Purchase of NavCon

Maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group Ltd. has agreed to purchase Navegação e Controle Indústria e Comércio Ltda (NavCon), a Brazilian specialist in monitoring systems for the offshore oil and gas industry.  


Georgia Ports Enhance Breakbulk Cargo Handling

Photo courtesy of GPA

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has instituted a new tracking system to process breakbulk cargo more quickly, and provide real-time freight tracking for GPA and its customers.   "The new system means faster service and better communication with our breakbulk customers


Air Hoists Give Tank Cleaning a Lift

J D Neuhaus air operated hoist in operation for precise handling of pressure injection head during tank cleaning operation. (Photo: J D Neuhaus)

More and more companies are turning to air-operated hoists for effective ways to clean storage tanks, manufacturer J D Neuhaus (JDN) reports. These lifting devices, which offer precise load placement control through hand pendants, are deployed in a variety of transport tank cleaning applications


Mercuria Expanding Maritime Fuel Business

Photo: Mercuria Expanding Maritime Fuel Business

Company will hire 20 to 40 bunker fuel specialists   Independent energy and commodities group Mercuria’s global head of trading discussed the expansion of the group's maritime fuel business, Minerva.   "We believe we are forging a strong new model in the maritime fuel


Smooth Sailing for MSC with GE Marine On Board

MSC Preliminary Courtesy GE Marine

  When it comes to taking thousands of passengers on the luxury cruise of a lifetime, it’s reassuring to have a name like GE ensuring you a smooth and pleasant journey.  While MSC with its next generation ships may be setting off to conquer more distant waters


Egypt Woos Investments in Suez Canal

Suez Canal (by Suez Canal Authority)

 With Legislative Reform Committee giving the go-ahead for the suggested Suez Canal Project regulatory legal frame work, Egypt is offering investors massive projects worth billions of U.S. dollars for the development of the Suez Canal region.  


Australia Favored Foreign Submarines

Australian submariner, Pic by Royal Australian Navy

 The Australian Government was in favour that most submarine building would be done overseas, says a report in ABC.   Cabinet’s national security committee last October favoured Australia’s new submarine fleet being mostly constructed overseas with the Australian Submarine


EU Supports Somali Coast Guard

As part of the European Union’s efforts to enhance regional states’ maritime security capabilities in the Horn of Africa, on 15 March EUCAP Nestor gave six Nissan 4x4 veh (Photo: EU)

European Union (EU) missions work together to support Somali Coast Guard and to strengthen its maritime security capabilities   As part of the European Union’s efforts to enhance regional states’ maritime security capabilities in the Horn of Africa






 
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