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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


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.


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.


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 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


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


SSA Names Manpower Issues a Top Priority

Esben Poulsson (Photo: SSA)

Playing an active role and making meaningful contributions to the workings and development of the Tripartite Maritime Manpower Taskforce initiatives for both seafaring and shore-based jobs will be one of the major priorities for the new Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Council


Quain Joins Hill Dickinson

Hawkins Patrick

  Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that Captain Joe Quain, formerly of Bentley’s Stokes and Lowless, will be joining the firm as a partner in the Singapore office with effect from 1 September 2015 bringing the firm’s strength of Master Mariner lawyers to six in total.


Syrian Refugee Arrives on Greek Mainland

Syrians want to get to northern Europe. A car ferry carrying just over 2,400 Syrian refugees arrived on the Greek mainland on Thursday as a wave of migrants fleeing conflict and poverty continued unabated, straining a country which is already in economic crisis.


IMEI Certification - Unique Achievement

Director General of Shipping Deepak Shetty in the Center alongwith other guests

  For Institute of Marine Engineers of India having achieved standardisation and maintainenace of quality processes simultaneously not just at their Head Office but also their eight branches and Five Chapters, spread all over the country is unique in India


'Kayaktivists' to Launch Blockade of Shell Icebreaker

Kayaktivists demonstrate in front of the Fennica in Portland Harbor (Photo courtesy Portland Ecofilm Festival)

 A small group of protesters and activists are gathering at the Cathedral Park boat ramp in Portland, preparing to stay for a 24-hour vigil as they wait for Royal Dutch Shell Oil's icebreaker ship, the MSV Fennica, to depart from Portland for the Arctic, reports Reuters.  


BBC Chartering Opens Vietnam Office

BBC Oregon Courtesy BBC

BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, starting August 1st breakbulk, and general cargo transportation due to good prospects and growth rates outperforming other countries in the region.


SKANReg Recruits UK Ship Register's Mazumdar as CEO

Debasis Mazumdar (Photo: SKANReg)

After four groundbreaking years as head of the UK Ship Register (UKSR), Debasis Mazumdar is moving on to become CEO of the London-headquartered St Kitts & Nevis International Ship Registry (SKANReg), with a mission to drive further growth for the ambitious ten-year-old Caribbean flag state.


Wärtsilä to Power First Dual-Fuelled Dredger

The Scheldt River will be the worlds first dual-fuelled dredger.

  A new generation "Antigoon" class dredger, called Scheldt River, being built by Royal IHC in the Netherlands on behalf of the Belgium based DEME Group, is to be powered by Wärtsilä dual-fuel (DF) engines. This will be the first ever dredger to operate on engines capable


Norden Shuffles Executive Management Team

Norden CEO Jan Rindbo (Photo: Carsten Lundager)

Danish dry cargo and tanker shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S informs it has combined a number of management functions in order to reduce its executive management team from five to three members.   “With the changes we are consolidating a number of functions creating a


Port of Soma Welcomes New Coal Carrier

Coal carrier, Shinchi Maru.

  On July 30, a ceremony was held at the port of Soma in Fukushima prefecture to commemorate the arrival of a new coal carrier, Shinchi Maru.   This vessel was delivered in March this year and replaced the identically named Shinchi Maru vessel built in 1995


Eddings Fills Offshore, DP Role at Braemar Engineering

Kyle Eddings (Photo: Braemar Engineering)

In announcing plans to restructure its offshore and dynamic positioning (DP) operations in the U.K. and U.S., maritime engineering consultancy Braemar Engineering informs it has appointed Kyle Eddings to a new role within the company.  


W. Africa Crude: Tenders Brighten Dull Market

Tender deals helped to liven up a lacklustre West African crude oil market on Thursday, though overall demand remained weak.   Indian Oil Corporation bought four cargoes of West African oil, traders said, nibbling at an overhang of unsold September cargoes just a few days before Angola's


APSEZ, NCML Ink Management & Services Deal

Adani Ports and Special Economic zone ltd enters into a strategic alliance with NCML for Collateral Management & Warehousing services

  Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd (APSEZ), India’s largest port developer and a part of Adani Group, a global integrated player, entered into a strategic partnership with National Collateral Management Services Limited (NCML), a major Agri-infrastructure player


Refugee Ship Headed for Greek Mainland

Authorities struggling to cope with arrivals; 21,000 people landed on Greek shores last week. A passenger ship that is housing Syrian refugees set sail from the Greek island of Kos on Wednesday, heading for the mainland as authorities struggle to cope with a wave of arrivals.  


Engines Ordered for Largest Cutter-Suction Dredger

Rendering of the Jan De Nul Group newbuilding JDN8069 that, upon completion, will become the largest cutter-suction dredger in the world (Image: Jan De Nul Group)

Dredging specialist Jan De Nul Group is set to further expand its modern fleet with a self-propelled, cutter-suction dredger to be built at Croatian shipyard, Uljanik Brodogradiliste in Pula. The vessel, currently designated JDN8069, will feature one MAN 14V48/60CR and two MAN 9L48/60CR engines as






 
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