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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

Drydocks World.bmp

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

Antarctic Treaty Meeting Urged to Step Up Climate Change Role


  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

Rune Olav Pedersen Takes Over Corporate Communications in PGS

  PGS' General Counsel Rune Olav Pedersen's role is expanded to also include the following departments from Corporate communications; investor relations (IR), internal and external communications, corporate marketing and customer relations

MHI to Establish New Global Business Innovation Arm


  Effective October 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will implement changes to its Technology & Innovation Headquarters and Global Business Planning & Operations Headquarters. Topping the list of changes is the establishment of a new "Global Business Innovation

Little Named President at Greatland Laser

Greatland Laser CEO, Kim Erickson, announced that Andy Little has joined the company as its new President. “We welcome Andy’s experience and leadership to Greatland Laser,” Erickson said. “In his role as President, he will be responsible for driving revenue growth

Bollinger's Fanguy Honored for Quality Excellence

Dennis Fanguy is Bollinger’s Vice President of Quality Management Systems.

The Certification Board of ASQ announced that Dennis Fanguy has completed the requirements to be named an ASQ-Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence, or ASQ CMQ/OE. Fanguy is Bollinger’s Vice President of Quality Management Systems.

Orlando Ashford is President, Holland America Line

Orlando  Ashford

  Holland America Line announced today that effective Dec. 1 Orlando Ashford will join the company as president to lead the award-winning cruise line's brand and business, including its fleet of 15 premium vessels carrying approximately 850,000 guests annually to all seven continents

Preparing for Low Sulphur Operation

Engine Room

Stricter limitations on sulphur emissions (SOx) will pose many challenges to ships operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). If not handled with care, switching from Heavy Fuel Oil to Marine Gas Oil can put equipment at risk and increase operational costs

Odfjell Announces Personnel Reductions

Photo courtesy of Odfjell

In an announced effort to improve its financial results through a more competitive cost structure, Odfjell SE began a review of all aspects of its business model in May 2014 targeting organizational changes to increase competitiveness in the chemical tanker market.  

White House: No Change in Crude Oil Exports Regulations

Josh Earnest (White House photo)

The White House said on Tuesday there has been no change in the U.S. ban on crude oil exports, responding to a question about whether an impending change might be behind price moves in oil markets.   "There has been no change in regulations regarding crude oil exports

Buamim Addresses Offshore Support Journal Conference

Courtesy Drydocks World Group and Maritime World

  Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Drydocks World Group and Maritime World participated in the "Annual Offshore Support Journal Conference" held from February 17th to 19th 2015, in London. The conference saw good participation from key global and regional speakers in the marine

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.   

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