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ACL Opens Houston Headquarters

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) opened its new Liquid Transportation Division Headquarters in Houston, Texas. The opening of the new regional headquarters, combined with ACL's recent announcement to build 30 new 30,000 barrel tank barges in 2008, begins the foundation for the Company's long-term strategy to increase liquid business from 24% to 40% of its total transportation revenue.


Ingemanson New President of Volvo Penta

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Björn Ingemanson, 53, has been appointed new President of Volvo Penta. Ingemanson is currently President of Volvo Trucks’ International Division and will assume his new position on April 1, 2012, when he will succeed the current President Göran Gummeson, who will retire next year. Ingemanson has a long history at the Volvo Group and his past positions include CFO of Volvo Trucks and European head of the Group’s customer financing company, Volvo Financial Services


INTERTANKO Reorganizes Regional Responsibilities

INTERTANKO has announced the following personnel changes affecting its Asian Representative Office and Latin American Panel. The Association’s Asian office, located in Singapore, was set up in 1999 and has been managed to date by Ms Minerva Alfonso. Ms Alfonso will be relinquishing her post as Asian Regional Manger in August to commence maternity leave. John Fawcett-Ellis has been appointed as the new Regional Manager for Asia–Pacific


Shwartz New Regional Sales Mngr, Alps Wire Rope

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Alps Wire Rope Corporation announced John Shwartz as Northwest Regional Sales Manager. Shwartz, has over 25 years of sales experience in the crane industry including selling experience in boom trucks, carry decks, rough terrains and crawler crane markets.  


GMMOS Stanford Marine Acquires MMPL

UAE based GMMOS Group, backed by Abraaj Capital and Waha Capital, has acquired 100% of the share capital of Minnow Marine Projects Limited (MMPL) through its newly formed Singapore based division Stanford Asia. MMPL founder and CEO Robin Reeves will remain actively involved in the further development of the combined group as head of Stanford Asia. According to Elias Nassif, CEO of GMMOS Group, Stanford plans to make additional acquisitions in the OSV sector while expanding its geographic


Swire Offshore Opens Singapore Office

(Left to Right) Mr. Raymond Lim Siang Keat, Member of the Singaporean Parliament for East Coast GRC, Rupert Bray, chief operating officer for Swire Oilfield Services and Troy Brice, Asia Pacific general manager at Swire Oilfield Services.

Raymond Lim Siang Keat, Member of the Singaporean Parliament for East Coast GRC, officially opened Swire Oilfield Services Regional headquarters for Asia Pacific in Singapore on January 17, 2012. The establishment of the new regional office in this key strategic hub for the oil and gas industry is part of the company’s long term growth plan and will see Swire Oilfield Services develop an important presence in South-East Asia and beyond


EU to Develop Sulfur Strategy

The EU is limbering up to set new restrictions on sulfur in marine fuels, if MARPOL Annex VI is not implemented quickly, explains Ian Adams, secretary general of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA). At the same time, the European Commission aims to clarify its own directive on sulfur limits for marine diesel oil, which have been subject to different interpretations in different countries. The EC believes that for sulfur oxide


Baldwin Named Director of Business Development, Harbor Services

Barry Baldwin has been named the new Director of Business Development, Harbor Services for Foss Maritime Company. Baldwin, previously Regional Director, Southern California and an 18 year veteran of Foss will be based in Long Beach and report to Steve Scalzo, President and CEO of Foss Maritime Company. “Baldwin’s in-depth experience and knowledge of the Harbor Services market will significantly augment the development and expansion of current and new Harbor Services opportunities


Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Lines announce service cooperation connecting China and Subcontinent

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Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Lines (RCL) will start a new weekly service from China and Korea to Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan to be operated under the name CIS (Hapag-Lloyd) and RCI (Regional Container Lines) respectively. Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Lines (RCL) will start a new weekly service from China and Korea to Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan to be operated under the name CIS (Hapag-Lloyd) and RCI (Regional Container Lines) respectively


MHI Appoint Senior Regional Staff

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI ) install Chief Regional Officers to enhance business strategies in Latin America & Asia-Pacific. Through creation of the posts MHI aims to enhance its marketing capabilities by strengthening its relationships with government agencies and important customers in the two regions and by further advancing cross-functional coordination among its various business operations. The Chief Regional Officers will also provide support in formulating locally rooted


China Navy Commissions New Guided Missile Destroyer

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The warship "Kunming", hull number 172, was officially handed over to the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN)  at a recent ceremony held at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai, informs Xinhua. The new warship belongs to the new generation of China-made guided missile destroyers and


Iquique Port Seeks Investors for Expansion

Photo: Empresa Portuaria Iquique (EPI)

In an event that gathered the main regional authorities, Angel Cabrera, president of Chilean port company Empresa Portuaria Iquique (EPI) -Iquique’s port authority-, and Alfredo Leiton, general manager, launched the terminal 1 tender process officially.


DNV GL Oil & Gas to Expand in Norway

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Relocates Norwegian oil and gas HQ to Stavanger, led by Marianne Hauso; to increase staff in Western Norway by 10% in 2014 DNV GL is relocating its oil and gas head office in Norway from Høvik to Stavanger in order to be even closer to its customers, the company said


ISS Network Expands to Venezuela

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Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has expanded its network in Central and South America with the opening of ISS Venezuela in Puerto La Cruz. Port Manager, Aldo M. Limongelli, who brings 38 years of experience in maritime operations such as chartering, bunkering, stevedoring, transportation


Kerry Announces U.S. Assistance for Maritime Capacity in SE Asia

Secretary of State John Kerry (Source: U.S. Department of State).

On December 16, Secretary of State John Kerry announced an initial commitment of $32.5 million in new regional and bilateral assistance to advance maritime capacity building in Southeast Asia. Including this new funding, our planned region-wide funding support for maritime capacity building


EU Outlines Fight against Piracy

Piracy in the Western Indian Ocean has been a growing threat to security, international shipping and development since the mid-2000s. While bearing all aspects of organized crime, piracy is a complex issue that can only be overcome by combining political and diplomatic efforts with military and


Linfoot Named Regional Sales Manager, MOL Canada

MOL Canada Inc. announced that Travis Linfoot will take over as the new regional sales manager, domiciled in Vancouver, B.C. Linfoot will report to Tim Harrington, vice president, Canada and will focus on outside sales functions for Western Canada.


ITC Global Names Rouylou as Americas Executive VP

Jean-Michel Rouylou

ITC Global has announced that it has named Jean-Michel Rouylou as its new Executive Vice President of Americas and Maritime Solutions. The move comes as the company expands its organization and establishes its Americas regional headquarters in Houston, Texas


Pope Francis Advocates for Seafarer Support

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Pope Francis has addressed the Regional Coordinators of the Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) who are meeting in Rome this week. At his General Audience in the Vatican the Pontiff called on those who work for the wellbeing of seafarers and the families to “be the voice of those workers who


Fendercare Opens Middle East Office

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Fendercare Marine Middle East announces opening of new regional head office in Sharjah to strategically support its ever growing clientele.   Fendercare Marine Middle East announced the opening of their brand new, purpose built premises at Emirates Industrial City Sajaa, Plot No 146/16


CMA CGM Reorganizes South African Management

CMA CGM announced the reorganization of CMA CGM South Africa, the South African agent of the CMA CGM Group headquartered in Durban, with the departure of Arnaud Thibault, Regional Director and Managing Director of CMA CGM South Africa Pty.


Larsen Named Director at CLIA

Bo Larsen will serve as Director of Port Engagement and Business Development

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) announced the establishment of a Global Ports Committee as well as new regional committees in the Americas, Australasia and Asia in addition to the regional committee already operating in Europe. CLIA is now focusing more on engaging directly with port


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 -


China’s Growth Plans are Positive for Global Shipping

Source: BIMCO, HSBC/Markit, Li & Fung Group

China’s aim of 7.5% GDP growth for 2014 is positive news for the shipping market – in particular, dry bulk, the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO) said in a report published today. Despite being a little down on the 2013 GDP growth of 7


Auto-Maskin Opens Houston Office

Auto-Maskin, the makers of the Marine Pro range of diesel engine controllers, announced the opening of a new regional office in Houston, Texas to support the continued expansion in the marine and oil and gas sectors in North America. The facility in Houston will be staffed by sales, engineering


 
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