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NME Appoints New Managing Director

The Association of Norwegian Maritime Exporters (NME) announced the appointment of a new managing director, Ole Henæs, who began in the position 3 August. Henæs takes over the leadership of the member-based organisation from Halvard Olafsen, who has led NME for over a decade and who now moves into a new role as Chief Project Officer. Henæs was selected as NME’s new managing director by the NME board after a rigorous selection process reviewed a number of highly qualified applicants. Henæs’ prior experience on the board of NME and with NME member companies Rapp Marine and Kongsberg Maritime, and his strength as a manager and organiser with a technical background, were cited as reasons for his selection. As the new managing director of NME, Henæs is responsible for maintaining and developing the organisation’s ties with companies in the maritime industry, public sector interests and initiatives that contribute to NME’s network-building goals. Henæs has spent most of his career in the maritime industry, beginning with the Norwegian Navy, and later taking management and board-level positions with industry heavyweights. (

Cole Quits Beach Energy

Robert J. Cole, Managing Director

  Beach Energy Ltd announced today that Robert Cole resigned as Managing Director of the company. Mr Cole will remain with Beach until 14 October 2015 to allow for an orderly transition. As announced on 19 August 2015 Mr Cole has been on leave to attend to family matters in Perth. As a result of those matters, Mr Cole has decided it is not possible to return to a full time executive role with Beach in Adelaide. He has accordingly resigned.

Langh Ship Elects New Managing Director

Laura Langh-Lagerlöf and Hans Langh (Photo: Langh Ship)

Oy Langh Ship Ab will receive a new managing director at the turn of the year, when the current managing director, Hans Langh, takes over as Chairman of the Board for the shipping company. Laura Langh-Lagerlöf has been elected as the company’s new managing director, effective January 1, 2015. The shipping company’s current Chairman of the Board, Tom Niemi (MSc Tech, chemical engineering), thanks Hans Langh for his more than 30 years of leadership with the company:

New Commercial Director for Bibby Ship Management

Mark Robertshaw

Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd announced the appointment of Mark Robertshaw as its new Commercial Director, joining the business on September 23, 2013. His responsibilities will also include the role of new Managing Director for Bibby Ship Management’s Western Europe office, based in the Isle of Man. Mr. Robertshaw, a shipping and marine professional, is joining the business from Faststream Recruitment, where he set up its new Asian operation and took responsibility for sales

Kledal Managing Director Wrist Ship Supply

Wrist Ship Supply, part of the Wrist Group, announced the appointment of Robert Steen Kledal as its new Managing Director. Kledal joins Wrist Ship Supply from Maersk Line where he was a Senior Vice President in the head office in Copenhagen.  He has worked for A.P. Moller-Maersk for 21 years and operating all over the world, including Asia, America and Europe. Over the past few years the company has completed over five acquisitions in Spain, France, Norway

Executive Appointments at Long Beach Port

Senior staff members Hacegaba, Gamette named to Port posts

  The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently filled key Harbor Department executive posts with staff veterans as the Department continues to undergo a reorganization initiated by Chief Executive Jon Slangerup. Dr. Noel Hacegaba, who has been serving as the Acting Deputy Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer since June 2013, was named as the new Managing Director of Commercial Operations/Chief Commercial Officer

New Managing Director Joins DOF Subsea UK

Giovanni Corbetta

An experienced figure in the subsea sector has been appointed Managing Director of DOF Subsea UK. Giovanni Corbetta, who was most recently Managing Director with Hallin Marine, will lead the company’s transformation from vessel operator to provider of integrated subsea solutions for the market from its headquarters in Aberdeen. In total, Giovanni has more than 22 years of experience in the subsea sector and has also worked with major companies including Sonsub and Saipem

ClassNK Changes in Executive Board

Japanese ship classification society Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) has announced the following changes in its Executive Board of Directors effective 1 March 2010. Executive Vice President Tateo Kaji and Managing Director Fumio Imakita have retired, resulting in two new appointments to the board. New Executive Board of Directors Chairman and President    Mr. Noboru Ueda (unchanged) Executive Vice President    Dr. Hiroshige Kitada (unchanged)

New Step in GreenCarrier Development

Niklas Olsson, Managing Director of GreenCarrier Sweden AB, has also been appointed Managing Director and CEO of GreenCarrier International with effect from 1 June, 2009. With the Nordic countries and the Baltic States as home markets, GreenCarrier provides forwarding and logistics services, based on the concept of one contact person for all types of transportation all around the world. GreenCarrier International is a key member of the Björk.Eklund Group.

NYMAR to Sponsor Capital Markets and Port Infrastructure Forum

A forum entitled “New York Maritime Matters: Capital Markets: Today and Tomorrow” will be held on September 20th at the Lincoln Center Campus of Fordham University School of Law. Sponsored by New York Maritime (NYMAR) and the Fordham University School of Law, the seminar will be held from 4-6pm, followed by a wine reception. This forum will explore the recent volatility in the capital markets and the impact on shipping, as well as examine capital requirements for port infrastructure.

Radio Holland Revamps Cruise Ship Bridge

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Holland America Line’s cruise ship MS Noordam recently underwent a 10-day dry-dock period, during which it was fit with a customized bridge from Radio Holland. The work on Netherlands-flagged MS Noordam included refitting the navigation and bridge systems to improve working conditions in

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.

New System Facilitates Simpler Connection at Sea

Image: Satcom Global

Satcom Global has launched a maritime system bringing seafarers up to speed with today’s ‘connect anytime anywhere’ culture, enabling those at sea to keep in touch with the rest of the world with their own device.   The latest addition to Satcom Global’s product

New Bulkers Launched into Fuel-saving Future

View of the Elsabeth C and Mirela tied up in port in China (Photo: MAN Diesel & Turbo)

One of the first commercial applications of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s new MAN Alpha Kappel FP propeller took place off the coast of China recently when the vessel Elsabeth C, a 58,500-dwt Supramax bulk carrier owned by Frontmarine Co. Ltd – an affiliated and managed company of

New Cranes for Felixstowe Port

Three new cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe’s Berth 8&9. The Berth 9 extension will be operational during the fourth quarter of 2015.

  Three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes have been delivered to the Port of Felixstowe, the Port of Britain. Built by ZPMC in Shanghai, the new cranes will be operated on the port’s Berth 8&9 which are currently being extended to increase the port’s ability to handle the

New President, CEO at Rickmers-Linie America

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Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for liner services in breakbulk, heavy lift and project shipping, has appointed Wouter Huybrechts as the new President and CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc.    Huybrechts took over for CEO and President Waldemar Poulsen

Changes in Swire Pacific's Top Deck

Ron Mathison

  Swire Pacific Offshore (SPO) announces a change in leadership with the appointment of a new Managing Director in Singapore. Mr Ron Mathison has taken over the helm as the new Managing Director on Monday, 21st September 2015.  Mr Mathison has also been appointed as Director of John

New FORAN Update from SENER

SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas SA launched a new version of its marine CAD/CAM system, the FORAN V80.   The new version is fully compatible with the previous ones and includes improvements in all of its modules. The main upgrades come from the initial and basic project stages

Wireless Crane Camera System: BlokCam

A new wireless crane camera system called BlokCam delivers live video from the hook block to the operator in the cabin.   Manufactured by 4Site Technology exclusively for BlokCam Limited, BlokCam will be distributed by Compact Lifting Group.  

Maritime Security Threats ‘Far from Eradicated’ -MAST

The need to regulate and police the maritime domain to tackle global threats is as pressing as ever, according to Phil Cable, CEO and cofounder of maritime security company MAST.    “The global threats faced by the maritime environment, whether it be terrorist, pirate

APM Terminals Liberia Sees Economic Recovery

George Adjei at New York Investment Conference

  Addressing the US - Liberia Trade & Investment Forum in New York City, APM Terminals Liberia Managing Director George Adjei points to a 30% increase in import container traffic at Liberia’s largest port as a reason for great confidence in Liberian investment.  

Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference: Program Announced

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The Hybrid Marine Power & Propulsion Conference being held at the RNLI College in Poole, U.K., October 6-8, will bring together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge that will assist the sub IMO professional sector to understand the possibilities of utilizing hybrid

Steel Cut for Norwegian’s Next Cruise Ship

A steel cutting ceremony signaled the beginning of construction for Norwegian Cruise Line’s next cruise ship. (Photo: Norwegian Cruise Line)

Marking the beginning of construction of the second ship in Norwegian Cruise Line’s Breakaway Plus class, a steel cutting ceremony was held Tuesday, September 15 at Meyer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The new vessel, named Norwegian Bliss

Hansa Heavy Lift Opens Office in Monaco

Press release - Hansa Heavy Lift has opened a regional office for the South European market covering France, Italy and Spain based in Monaco as part of ongoing global expansion plans. The office is managed by Walter Prosetti, Head of South Europe, Hansa Heavy Lift

ISS Wins Cheniere Energy Contract

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) announced it has won a new hub agency contract for the Asia-Pacific with LNG energy giant, Cheniere Energy.  Under the two-year contract, ISS will manage approximately 100 port calls annually for Cheniere Energy across the Asia-Pacific

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