The nomination committee of Kværner ASA has proposed Bjørn Flatgård as a new member of the company's Board. The proposal has been put forward after soundings were taken among Kvaerner's leading shareholders. "The nomination committee has made a point of proposing a director with industrial competence, international experience and integrity, and who moreover, will attend to the interests of all Kvaerner's shareholders," said Ragnhild M Wiborg, the committee head. "Having contacted the leading shareholders, both institutional and industrial, the nomination committee made an overall assessment and unanimously decided to propose Bjørn Flatgård as the new member of the Board." The election of a new director will take place at Kvaerner's Annual General Meeting on 15 May. The vacancy on the Board arose in December 2001 when Helge Lund, having been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kværner ASA, decided to resign from his seat on the Board. Bjørn Flatgård is Chief Executive Officer of Elopak AS. He has anengineering degree from the Norwegian Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Norwegian School of Management.
Continuing its effort to become the most complete Topside Repair and Conversion company on the Gulf Coast, Mobile, Ala. based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services has recently expanded its capabilities to include accommodation fabrication and interior outfitting. The expanded capabilities have been made possible by the addition of a new member to our team, joiner superintendent Matt Everett. Everett brings 25 years of experience to the table and compliments all of the services
American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that its Transportation Services Division has been named as one of 42 new members of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track program. Membership is awarded to private and public facilities that have a strong record of environmental compliance, set three-year goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance beyond their legal requirements
At the recent Board of Directors and Council meetings of the international classification society ABS, 26 prominent members of the shipping and offshore industries were elected as new members of the society, as well as a new member elected to its technical committee and two corporate officer positions. The newly elected members serving a five year term are: Mark W. Barker , President, Interlake Steamship Company Angela A. Chao , Senior Vice President, Foremost Group
Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, has appointed three new members to the National Sea Grant Review Panel, the Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. Appointed to the 15-member panel are: Robin Alden, former Maine Commissioner of Marine Resources; Robert Duce, professor of oceanography and atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University; and Nathaniel Robinson, a senior executive in Wisconsin's state government serving as administrator of the Division of
Kurt Anker Nielsen has informed StatoilHydro’s nomination committee that he is resigning from his position as board member on March 25, with immediate effect as a result of the way the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has handled the issue relating to the company name. Kurt Anker Nielsen was a board member of Norsk Hydro from 2004 to 2007. He has been a member of the board, and chair of the board's audit committee, of StatoilHydro since 1 October 2007.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has appointed Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) President Koji Miyahara as its newest Advisory Board member. This appointment helps strengthen the Canal's focus in maritime shipping and provides the Board with representation from Japan, one of the largest users of the Panama Canal. Additionally, Mr. Miyahara will play a key role in the implementation of the ACP's expansion plans.
Carnival Corporation appoints new non-exec director to serve on health, environment, safety & security committees At the annual shareholders meeting of Carnival Corporation & plc held in Miami Beach, Fla., shareholders elected a new member to the company's board of directors – Debra Kelly-Ennis, president and chief executive officer of Diageo Canada, Inc. Kelly-Ennis will serve in a non-executive capacity on Carnival Corporation & plc's 14-member board
Seabulk International, Inc. announced the completion of the issuance of 12.5 million shares of common stock at $8.00 per share to a group of investors led by entities associated with DLJ Merchant Banking Partners III, L.P., an affiliate of CSFB Private Equity, and Carlyle/Riverstone Global Energy and Power Fund I, L.P, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group of Washington, D.C. The stock issuance was previously approved by the company's shareholders at a Special Meeting held on September 5
The largest-ever Canadian ship built for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence was blessed at a ceremony last June at the Lake Ontario entrance to the Welland Canal at Port Weller Drydocks. The vessel is the newest member of the Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) fleet, and the first of a trio of ships to be constructed by Port Weller as part of a $100 million fleet reinvestment program by CSL. Measuring 740 x 78 x 48, the newbuild required more than 6,000 tons of steel
The London P&I Club’s result for the 2012/2013 financial year was a surplus across all classes of $9.4 million, increasing the free reserve to $154 million. Claims experience over the financial year was mixed, the company said
Independent marine data management, publishing and GIS specialist, OceanWise, has moved into new offices in Alton, Hampshire to support the further expansion of its business. In addition, OceanWise recruited two new members into its team. Richard Farren joins from HR Wallingford
Representatives from U.S.-flag maritime labor and industry work the halls of Capitol Hill together to promote their cause. The delegation came to promote various issues affecting those who work, sail, build and operate American vessels as well as nation’s harbors, ports and waterways.
Saint-Gobain Marine Applications welcomed its new member, Optimera Marine. In the Saint-Gobain Marine Applications group since April 2013, Optimera is a supplier and distributor of panels for interior finishing and furniture onboard ships and offshore accommodations
InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, has started the year by welcoming a new member. Ukrainian crew manager Alpha Navigation has been approved for Full Membership in what InterManager Secretary General Kuba Szymanski says is a significant
Major paint & coatings company AkzoNobe & Taiwan's U-Ming Marine Transport Corp's 44 ships join the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI). The SSI is facilitated by global sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future in conjunction with NGO World Wildlife Fund
Jörg Schwitalla will be the new Executive Board member for Personnel and Integrity at Tognum AG as of 1 January 2013. Tognum has created the new position on the Executive Board on the one hand to meet future requirements – such as the planned integration of Bergen Engines AS and the
The CPE Certified Port Ececutive Program welcomed ten new graduates at the completion of their program in Vancouver, October 19th 2012. The CPE Certified Port Executive Program creates a new learning pathway for professionals in the port world
Seismic equipment provider Sercel adds 'SeaPro Design' software to its marine navigation portfolio. SeaPro Design is a highly versatile tool for generating everything from simple geometry to complex designs for all types of marine surveys, whether 2D, 3D or multi-vessel seismic surveys
The CPE Certified Port Executive Program welcomed four new graduates at the completion of their program in Ottawa September 21, 2012. Receiving certificates were: Jean-Claude Dugas, Vice President Finance, Logistec Corporation, Montreal, Quebec
A developing trend in the number and quantum of higher value claims has led the smaller tonnage specialist the Shipowners’ Club to announce a general increase in premiums of 5% from 20th February 2013. In its half-yearly report published today
EMISA welcomes new member, Tekomar EMISA (the European Maritime Independent Suppliers Association) is particularly pleased to welcome Tekomar to membership due to this company’s in-depth experience in the development of large two-stroke engines
MAN Diesel & Turbo introduces new small-bore two-stroke, updates designs of ME-B & G series engines. MAN Diesel & Turbo’s updated engine programme features several, positive changes to its two-stroke marine segment. The most significant of these is to the ME-B and G portfolios
Capt. Jeffrey Monroe, MM, Chairman of the United States Department of Homeland Security Secretary’s National Maritime Security Advisory Committee, and former Chairman of the US Coast Guard’s National Maritime Safety Advisory Council
Alan Hill, a 19-year veteran of the Broward County Port Everglades Department, has been named as its new Director of Administration In his new position, Hill will oversee procurement, property management, contract administration, business permits, franchises, human resources, labor relations