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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'.


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


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


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


New Trader with Dan-Bunkering, Middelfart

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A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. announced that as from April 2, 2013 Søren Emil Dam, has been employed as Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering in the company’s head office in Middelfart, Denmark. Søren holds a Master in Interpersonal Organizational Communication from the University of Aalborg and has previously been working with sales. www.dan-bunkering.com


USCG Leadership Development Center Change of Command

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  The Coast Guard’s Leadership Develop Center will have its first change of command ceremony Thursday, July 31 at 11 a.m. in front of Yeaton Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. The change of command ceremony provides a time-honored ritual that has remained essentially unchanged for centuries of naval history. Signifying the transfer of responsibility, authority and accountability to the assembled crew


Navigation Campaign Launched at Vankorneft

Navigation Сampaign Has Been Launched at Vankor

  Rosneft subsidiary Vankorneft has launched the navigation campaign on delivery of nearly 400 thousand tons of cargoes via the Bolshaya Kheta River (left tributary of the Yenisei). This year, in addition to traditional cargo transportation at the Vankorskiy production site and the Priluki


SENER Operating Revenue up 7.6% in 2013

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The SENER Engineering and Technology Group closed the 2013 financial year with an operating revenue of €1.218 billion, representing a growth of 7.6% on the previous year. The number of people working at SENER reached 5,570, an increase of 3.8%, and R&D investment was €71


USCG Finalizes Inland Navigation Rule Changes

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) announced Wednesday the publication of the final rule finalizing changes to the inland navigation rules and their annexes in 33 Code of Federal Regulations parts 83 through 88. This action aligns the Inland Navigation Rules in the Code of Federal Regulations with the


Chris Holm Joins KVH to Direct Human Resources Initiatives

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  KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that Chris Holm has joined the company to drive strategic leadership in key human resources initiatives supporting KVH’s growth. He assumes the title of vice president of human resources, a newly created role within the company


APL to Reorganize Management Structure

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Container ship operators APL says it is to move from the current geographically-organized structure to a functional one. The functions will be in the areas of Trade, Commercial, Operations, Procurement and Planning & Strategy. “The container shipping industry is undergoing profound


MARAD's Jaenichen to Open NAMEPA 'Winds of Change' Conference

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Acting Maritime Administrator, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen will open the “Winds of Change in Shipping” conference being hosted by NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) in Houston along with the WGMA (West Gulf Maritime Association) on February 19, 2014


Colfax Acquires Victor Technologies

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ESAB, a member of the Colfax group of companies, has announced that Colfax has entered into a binding agreement to acquire Victor Technologies Holdings, Inc. The acquisition brings together two leading organizations with world-class products, technologies and R&D


Port Metro Container Truck Drivers Issue Work Stop Notice

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Reuters – Vancouver container truck drivers have issued a 48-hour stop work notice to authorities at Canada's busiest port over a long-running dispute related to pay and service levels. The United Truckers Association of British Columbia (UTA)


Eugen Maersk 2013 Fire: Summary Findings

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The Danish Maritime Accident Investigation Board (DMAIB) has issued a summary report in the English language concerning a fire outbreak aboard the container ship in the Gulf of Aden. On the morning of 18 June 2013, the crew on the Danish flagged container ship EUGEN MÆRSK discovered a


Drydocks World Win Europe's 2014 Socrates Award

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Drydocks World (DDW) informs it has been recognized with the “Best International Enterprise” award at the 2014 Socrates Awards. In addition His Excellency Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World & Maritime World was named “Best Manager of the Year” at the same


MARAD Announces Office Realignments

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The Maritime Administration (MARAD) today announced an organizational realignment that it said will strengthen the Agency’s ability to ensure the nation has sufficient capability to meet sealift needs during conflicts or national emergencies.


USGS iCoast – Did the Coast Change?

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Hurricane season starts again this June. Do you know what happens to our coasts after these extreme storms? The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has launched a new crowdsourcing application called “iCoast – Did the Coast Change?” to show you these coastal changes from extreme


Global Seafarer Supply & Demand Questions: New Report

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How has the seafarer supply changed in relation to the wider changes in the size of the world merchant fleet? Drewry's latest Manning report tackles the question, and also provides forecasts up to 2018 in a new publication on sale now. Contents


Loss of Tall Ship 'Bounty': Coast Guard Release Findings

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The U.S. Coast Guard informs it has released its report of investigation of the October 2012 sinking of the tall ship 'Bounty', during which one crewmember died and another remains missing and is presumed dead, off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C.


Gallaudet Relieves Brown at Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command

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Rear Adm. Timothy C. Gallaudet relieved Rear Adm. Brian B. Brown  as commander of the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (NAVMETOCCOM) in a traditional change of command ceremony held June 18 at Stennis Space Center. Gallaudet was promoted to the rank of rear admiral (lower half) just






 
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