Hill Dickinson is pleased to announce that Captain Joe Quain, formerly of Bentley’s Stokes and Lowless, will be joining the firm as a partner in the Singapore office with effect from 1 September 2015 bringing the firm’s strength of Master Mariner lawyers to six in total. His appointment will enhance the already impressive international standing of the shipping team in Singapore which achieved impressive results in the most recent Chamber's rankings featuring in the top tier for shipping litigation and with recognition for all five of the current partners. Tony Goldsmith, partner and master mariner who heads the Singapore office, commented: “As a solicitor and Master Mariner of 20 years’ experience, Joe's expertise in all aspects of Admiralty work can only strengthen our existing commitment to provide our clients with the highest standard of legal advice.” Patrick Hawkins, Hill Dickinson’s Head of Global Shipping, also welcomed his appointment as a significant addition to the firm’s offering: “Joe embodies best all the qualities our clients have come to expect from Hill Dickinson combining legal and seafaring expertise with a practical, client-focused and commercially pragmatic outlook.”
Sigma Offshore, which has developed a pioneering mooring and fluid transfer system for oil and gas production vessels, has opened a new office in Singapore. Sigma’s Eirik Refstie moved from the company’s Oslo base to head up the new Singapore office ahead of the FPSO Asia Congress in Singapore on September 28-29. He will take on the role of Vice President Asia Pacific. Sigma Offshore developed its Smart Mooring System (SMS) as a cost-efficient and timesaving solution for FPSOs
Singapore – Eniram Limited has opened an Asian office in Singapore to better service its clients in the region. The Finland-headquartered company develops onboard applications, performance management and analytics solutions to help fleet owners and captains better operate their ships toward reduced fuel consumption and improved overall vessel efficiency. “Singapore was a clear choice for us, as it is not only one of the premier global hubs for shipping
International Register of Shipping (IRS) has opened an office in Singapore. The office will be designated as a regional centre for the classification society and will offer a wide range of services. “Singapore is one the busiest ports in the world and with a free market economy and political stability, many shipping companies are making this their home,” said Julian Padilla, Chairman of the Board of International Register of Shipping
Jones joins the Baltic Exchange from ICAP Shipping Singapore where he was director of sale & purchase. He will replace Philip Williams who retires from the role in April, and he will be based at the Exchange's Singapore office. Baltic Exchange Chief Executive Jeremy Penn said: “We’re delighted to welcome Chris Jones to the team. The Baltic Exchange’s presence has grown significantly in Asia with our Singapore office leading the drive
Finland-based Eniram, provider of real time decision-support systems for the shipping industry opens Singapore office The Finland-headquartered company develops onboard applications, performance management and analytics solutions that help fleet owners and captains better operate their ships towards reduced fuel consumption and improved overall vessel efficiency. Philip Padfield, CEO of Eniram, said: “Singapore was a clear choice for us as it is not only one of the premier global
London, 16 March 2011 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global bunker broker and trader has appointed Miss Fion Chia as Administration Executive in its Singapore office. Fion Chia has extensive admin and secretarial experience from various trading companies. Fion, 30, is Singaporean and fluent in English, Chinese and Cantonese. The appointment follows recent expansion of the trading department in KPI Bridge Oil Singapore
Marorka announced it is currently expanding following a substantial injection of funds. The expansion plan was approved and Marorka will extend its worldwide network in 2014. As a result, Marorka has opened Copenhagen offices in August 2014 and offices in Dubai and Athens will be strengthened by the end of 2014. The Singapore office will be in operation from November, and further plans are underway to open offices in Korea and China.
CapRock Communications, a global provider of satellite communications to remote environments, has expanded its presence in Asia Pacific by opening a new regional office in Singapore. The expansion increases CapRock’s capability to provide systems integration (SI) services and turnkey satellite communication solutions to energy, maritime and mining clients operating in the region. “CapRock’s clients are continuing to strengthen their operations in Asia
InterManager, the international trade association for the ship management industry, is delighted to welcome Bibby Ship Management Ltd to its membership. Located in Liverpool, Bibby Ship Management Ltd provides a quality assured comprehensive technical management service to the international marine industry. The firm's parent company, Bibby Line Group Limited, has been established for 200 years and appreciates investment in long-term results and commitment to core values - aims which
The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) held the first meeting of its Advisory Committee in Singapore. The purpose of the committee, which draws members from Singapore’s leading maritime and offshore companies, is to give expert guidance to IRClass in strengthening its
Ballast water treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin has secured a fleet agreement for the installation of 10 of its flexible, reliable and environmentally friendly systems with an unnamed Asian shipowner. The contract, covering a group of 6,700 TEU container vessels
VIKING Life-Saving Equipment A/S has acquired a part of Australia-based Wiltrading Pty Ltd.’s maritime safety equipment activities effective 1 September. The move strengthens VIKING’s offering in Australasia, adding 4 locations to the company’s global network of
The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) clinched top honours at this year's Singapore Environmental Achievement Awards. MPA has won two of the three titles given to the sector, including the overall Outstanding Singapore Environmental Achievement Award
BBC Chartering announces the opening of a new representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, starting August 1st breakbulk, and general cargo transportation due to good prospects and growth rates outperforming other countries in the region.
ShipServ, the leading marine and offshore marketplace with an expected annual trade of $3bn in 2015, has cemented its position in Asia with the opening of a new office in Singapore. The office will be managed by ShipServ’s VP of Sales Sharon Gill and will be open for business from
Norstar Ship Management, the Singapore-based ship manager, has opened a crewing office in Yangon, Myanmar named “Norstar Crew Management Company Limited”. The office was formally opened by Mr Muang Muang Oo, Myanmar’s Director General of the Department of Maritime
Ocean Mineral Singapore Pte Ltd (OMS) has entered into a 15-year exploration contract for polymetallic nodules at a site within the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone of the Pacific Ocean with the International Seabed Authority (ISA). Sponsored by the Singapore Government
In light of the increasing capacity demand, Evergreen Line will launch its new Vietnam-Singapore-Malaysia service (VSM) this month. The dedicated feeder loop will utilize two A-type containerships of 1,164 TEU. The first sailing of the weekly service will start from Haiphong on May
Ampelmann announced that it will open a new office in Houston, Texas as the next step in the company’s continued expansion. Ampelmann said the new office strengthens its presence in the Americas and confirms the company’s commitment to the global oil and gas industry
Shipowner and operator, Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd (SPO) won the SRS Shipowner of the Year award at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) 2015 ceremony held on Tuesday, 21 April 2014 at The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore.
Solstad Offshore ASA (SOFF) has fixed the 2011-built 18,000 dwt crane barge Norce Endeavour to Chevron for work in Thailand next year for around 200 days. Solstad has received confirmation from Chevron in Thailand for the 2016 Offshore Installation Campaign utilizing its Derrick Lay
Dorian LPG Ltd. today announced the commencement of operations of Helios LPG Pool LLC on April 1st, 2015. Helios LPG is jointly run by Dorian LPG and Phoenix Tankers Pte. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. Helios LPG will be operated out of offices in London and
Global marine engineering consultancy LOC Group (London Offshore Consultants) announced appointments in two new positions; John Quarrington has joined the company in London as Group Marine Warranty Surveying Manager and Mark McGurran has been appointed to the Singapore office in the role of Asia
Zamakona Yards has signed an agency agreement with the Stewart Group, owned by RS Platou&Clarksons, the shipyard announced. The agreement will see the Stewart Group will offer its customers Zamakona Yards repair and maintenance services both afloat and in our shipyards.