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Organizational Changes

Sea Star, American Shipping Realign Leadership

American Shipping Group, Inc. announced the following organizational changes:  Frank Peake will join the American Shipping Group (ASG) as Vice President, focusing on strategic planning for all ASG companies operating in the Puerto Rico and Alaskan markets.  Steve Hastings has been appointed President of Sea Star Line.   “These organizational changes will allow us to best utilize the skill sets of these two very talented gentlemen.” said Tim Engle, American Shipping Group Chairman.  “Frank will be assisting me in shaping the future strategic vision of ASG. His background in strategic planning and his experience in both the Puerto Rico and Alaska markets, uniquely qualifies him for this new challenge. Frank’s contribution as President over the past six years has significantly enhanced Sea Star’s competitive position in the Puerto Rico market.”


Stolt-Nielsen Names Feringa as President of Stolt Tankers and Terminals

Stolt-Nielsen S.A. said that Hans Feringa has been appointed President of Stolt Tankers & Terminals as pf December 1, 2007. Hans Feringa will succeed Otto Fritzner, who will be retiring, as planned, from the Company at the end of the year. Feringa has been Managing Director of Tanker Trading at Stolt Parcel Tankers Division since 2003. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Stolthaven Terminals Division (2000 to 2003) and Asia Pacific Regional Director


Organizational Changes at Shell

Upstream Companies in Nigeria Shell Production and Development Company Limited (SPDC), Shell Exploration and Production Africa Limited (SEPA) and Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) (together hereinafter referred to as "Shell") announced the intent to improve efficiency and reduce costs, taking advantage of synergies between companies and eliminating duplication, under a project called 'One Shell'.


Seadrill Appoint Per Wulff New CEO

Per Wullf will succeed Fredrik Halvorsen (leaving to join technology venture Ubon Partners) as Chief Executive Officer of Seadrill Management Limited. Wullf has worked for Seadrill since February 2009 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Seadrill, he held several senior positions in Maersk, most recently as Managing Director of Maersk Contractors in Norway. He has 33 years of experience in the drilling industry


HII Board of Directors Elects Two VPs

Kellye Walker (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) board of directors has elected Kellye Walker to serve as corporate vice president and general counsel and Charles R. “Chuck” Monroe Jr. to serve as corporate vice president, associate general counsel and secretary. These organizational changes are effective Jan. 12, 2015.   As corporate vice president and general counsel, Walker will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters and will have overall leadership responsibility for


Port of Seattle CEO Presents Organizational Changes

Photo: Port of Seattle

Port of Seattle CEO Ted J. Fick presented a blueprint for his vision for leading the organization, announcing a realignment that aims to grow operations and increase jobs throughout the region and state by promoting economic development and advancing the port’s Century Agenda.   Organizational changes include the creation of an office for strategic initiatives, as well as a new economic development office to encompass a number of existing functions such as real estate


Despite 11% Increase, Hempel Results Disappoint

Despite a new volume record in 2003 and an 11 percent improvement of net profits before extraordinary items, Hempel's CEO Ditlev Engel is not fully satisfied with the Group result. The major fall in the dollar is the reason that the Group was unable to live up to its own expectations for greater progress. Hempel is now to focus even more on a new balanced strategy. Hempel set a new volume record in 2003 with a total paint sales of 191 million liters


ABS Forms Greater China Operating Division

ABS announced a major organizational change with the creation of a fifth operating division that will be responsible for the society’s activities in The People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong SAR and Taiwan. The reorganization takes effect 15 October. The Divisional Headquarters will be located in Shanghai where ABS already maintains a large engineering, survey and administrative office. Adam Moilanen has been appointed President of the new ABS Greater China Division


Drydocks World Holds Workshops For Key Executives

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Dubai, UAE, January 25, 2011: Drydocks World outlined and discussed the strategic vision, short and long term commercial and operational strategy to adapt to market conditions, at workshops for senior officials and key executives of its subsidiary companies recently. These were organized in Dubai, Singapore and Indonesia. The move to build new business strategies was arrived at after an extensive review of the company’s resources including human capital and consolidated finances and


MHI Consolidates Marine Engineering Business

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) to form a company dedicated to its marine machinery & marine diesel engine business as from October 1, 2013. The new entity, which will be headquartered in Nagasaki and have business bases in Nagasaki, Kobe, and Tokyo, will handle development, design, marketing, after-sales service, and licensing activities for marine machinery and diesel engines. Marine related procurement and manufacturing will continue to be handled by MHI and partner companies


SCHOTTEL Boosts Customer Service Focus

Stefan Buch (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

With the reorganization of its service interfaces, the SCHOTTEL Group announced it is bundling After-Sales Service and System Technology.   After-Sales Service now combines SCHOTTEL’s customer service expertise that was previously spread over a number of decentralized interfaces of


AWO Holds Spring Convention

Tom Allegretti (Photo: AWO)

AWO members converge on Washington D.C. for another record-setting barge-in; new leadership elected   The American Waterways Operators’ (AWO) 2016 Spring Convention attracted more than 200 members to Washington, D.C. April 19-21, including 36 first-time attendees.   


Arora Promoted to MD of Elektrans Shipping

Capt. Deepak Arora Photo Elektrans Shipping

Elektrans Group has promoted Capt. Deepak Arora to Managing Director of Elektrans Shipping Pvt. Ltd. Arora has been with the Elektrans Group for four years during which he has served in several executive positions within Elektrans. Arora will take the helm and lead the group's shipping


Panama Canal Expansion: Impacts on the Bunker Industry

Photo: Monjasa

The total volume of the Panama bunker market has increased in recent years as price levels are becoming increasingly competitive to U.S. bunker hubs like Houston, New Orleans and New York.   In 2015, reports indicate that approximately 5 percent of the global trade passes through the Panama


MOL President Reports Slack Performance

President, Koichi Muto

MOL President, President, Koichi Muto reported that the performance of the company was slack.   Muto reported, "I am sad to report that our business performance fell short, and we could not achieve our initial target of ¥70 billion in consolidated ordinary income


Ingram Barge’s Sehrt Elected AWO Chairman

David G. Sehrt, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineering Officer of Ingram Barge Company

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during its Spring Convention held recently in Washington, D.C.   


Antarctic Treaty Meeting Urged to Step Up Climate Change Role

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  As the 2015 Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) opens today in the Bulgarian capital, the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition (ASOC) urged the ATCM to take action to promote the crucial importance of climate-related Antarctic research and its role in the Earth’s


Study Shows Rise of Performance Monitoring

Dr Jan-Henrik Hübner (Photo: DNV GL)

Only about one third of shipping companies were aiming for energy savings of 5 percent or more, suggests the new DNV GL Energy Management study. It is based on the input of 80 shipping companies and includes ship managers, owners and operators in 24 countries.


Helm Report Says Workboat, OSV Safety Compromised

Ron deBruyne, CEO and Founder of Helm Operations

  Some 50% of crews working on offshore support vessels are willing to compromise safety rather than say ‘no’ to clients or senior management, while nearly 80% believe commercial pressures could influence the safety of their working practices.  


Ulstein Implements Organizational Changes

The management team in Ulstein Design & Solutions BV, from left Nick Wessels (Marketing & Sales Manager), Edwin van Leeuwen (Managing Director), Bram Lambregts (Deputy Managing Director), and Alwin Hendriks (Finance Manager

Naming and organizational changes are underway in the Ulstein Group companies in the Netherlands. As of August 1, 2015, the ship design company Ulstein Sea of Solutions has been renamed Ulstein Design & Solutions BV (UDS BV), while the equipment company Ulstein Idea Equipment Solutions has


New Chief of Staff at Odfjell

Øistein Jensen (Photo: Odfjell)

Øistein Jensen has been appointed as new Chief of Staff at Odfjell, commencing in his new position from February 29, 2016.   Jensen is a Norwegian citizen and presently holds the position as Director at PwC. He is a graduate of the Royal Norwegian Naval Academy and has among other


Borets Names Langley as HSE Manager

David Langley (Photo: Borets)

Borets, a company in engineering, manufacturing, sales and service of electric submersible pump (ESP) systems, has named David Langley as North American HSE manager. Based at Borets’ U.S. corporate office in Houston, Langley will be responsible for developing and implementing safety


Maritime Training & Continuous Improvement

Murray Goldberg

Continuous Improvement (CI) is a term we hear a lot lately. Sadly, despite knowing the term and possibly even applying CI principles to some aspects of operations, CI principles are infrequently applied to in-house job and familiarization training. This is a mistake.


Maersk Line Shifts Asia HQ from Singapore to Hong Kong

Photo: Maersk Line

 As part of the organisational changes announced last year, Maersk Line has shifted its Asia head office to Hong Kong from Singapore, reducing the number of regional offices to seven from eight.   Maersk's two Asia regions, Asia Pacific and North Asia  (China, Korea and Japan)


Zim Rejigs Organizational Structure

Photo: ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

 Israel’s shipping firm ZIM Integrated Shipping Services has launched an extensive program aimed at changing its organizational structure.   The change is based on the company's business plan to focus on profitable trade areas in which ZIM enjoys competitive advantage. 






 
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