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China Rongsheng Chairman Quits

Chairman of China's largest private shipbuilder, Zhang Zhirong, steps down from China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group. Determined to put scandal behind it, China’s largest private shipbuilder, China Rongsheng Heavy Industries Group, has said its chairman has stepped down. to be replaced by the yard’s CEO, Chen Qiang, reports SinoShip News. Rongsheng was hit by an insider dealing scandal involving a firm owned by Zhang ahead of the $15.1bn bid for Canadian oil firm Nexen Inc by China offshore oil and gas producer CNOOC. Rongsheng’s profits have slumped this year amid a barren time for Chinese yards and shares of the Hong Kong-listed entity have dropped 30%. Source: SinoShip News


Samsung Chairman to Step Down

's most powerful businessman said he is stepping down after 20 years at the helm of the Samsung group, following his indictment for tax evasion and breach of trust.   A sombre Lee Kun-Hee made the shock announcement at a press conference called to announce reforms to the scandal-tainted group, which employs 200,000 people and accounted for more than 20 percent of the nation's exports last year. Special prosecutors charged Lee last Thursday following a three-month investigation into


New Chairman Announced at Intercargo

John Platsidakis

Intercargo the trade Association representing the interests of the bulk shipping industry, has announced the appointment of Mr John Platsidakis as Chairman. Mr Platsidakis is currently Managing Director of Piraeus-based Anangel Maritime Services Inc., a function that he will continue to perform alongside his role as Intercargo Chairman. The appointment was made at the Annual General Meeting of Intercargo in London on 9 October


Adrion Appointed CEO of CP Ships

The board of CP Ships Limited has appointed Adolf Adrion new CEO effective 1st January 2006 following the completion of the acquisition of CP Ships by Hapag-Lloyd at the end of 2005 The new CFO will be Ulrich Kranich, effective 1st February 2006. Adrion, also executive board member of Hapag-Lloyd AG, is retaining his previous responsibilities and is taking over from former CP Ships CEO Ray Miles, who stepped down from his post on 31st December 2005.


Adm. Allen Rumored to Head CG

According to UPI, an administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity said that when the head of the U.S. Coast Guard steps down in May, the White House will be nominating Coast Guard chief of staff Vice Adm. Thad Allen to the position. Allen -- who burnished his reputation, and that of the agency, when he stepped in to take control of post-Katrina recovery operations from the disgraced and later fired head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency


Lund Named New Statoil CEO

At its meeting on March 7, 2004, Statoil's board of directors appointed Helge Lund (42) as new chief executive for the Statoil group. Mr Lund is currently chief executive of Aker Kværner ASA. "Helge Lund was the first choice of the board and we are very pleased that he has agreed to lead Statoil in the years ahead," said Statoil chair Jannik Lindbæk. Lund graduated as a business economist at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administrationin Bergen


Crescent Unifies Ownership

U.K. shipping and transport group Crescent has unified its ownership structure. As of June 28, 2002, Crescent is wholly owned by the Bahamas-based Clipper Group. "It has been a great challenge to work with Clipper to focus and develop Crescent after its separation from the Hays transport group. It is a good time now for me to move on to new entrepreneurial challenges, and for Crescent to benefit from the backing which only a major group like Clipper can provide," says Hutch Wright


Hume New W&O CEO, Guidry Advances in Pon

Photo courtesy W&O

W&O, supplier of marine valves, pipe, fittings, engineered products and valve automation systems, announced that Michael Hume has been appointed President and CEO of W&O. He has been serving as the company’s Chief Operating Officer since 2009.  Jack Guidry, former president and CEO of W&O, has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Pon and CEO of PVI, one of Pon’s American holding companies, which owns W&O, DMC-Carter Chambers and AT Controls


Maersk Line Ltd. Tap J. Russel Bruner President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) has named J. Russell Bruner the next President and CEO of Maersk Line, Limited. Mr. Bruner will succeed John F. Reinhart, who will step down on January 31, 2014 to become the CEO and Executive Director of the Port of Virginia. Mr. Bruner joined Maersk in 1989 and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maersk, Inc. since 2004. He also has been an Executive Vice President of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group since 2006. Mr


DNB Bank Appoints Senior Asia Region Execs

Vidar Andersen: Photo credit DNB Bank

DNB Bank, the leading international shipping and energy bank, has appointed Vidar Andersen its new Head of Asia, based in Singapore with immediate effect. In a related move, Mats Wermelin has been appointed the bank’s new Head of China based in Shanghai, a post which was previously held by Mr Andersen. Group Executive Vice President (Large Corporations and International), Harald Serck-Hanssen, welcomed Mr Andersen and Mr Wermelin into their new positions


New Power for Alaskan Tug

Norman O (Photo courtesy of Olson Marine)

It has been said that, “There is no reason to design or build an ugly boat.” This is clearly a dictum that those who designed and built the Noman O adhered to. Built in 1970 as the Duncan Foss by the Albina Shipyard under hull number 419, at Portland, Oregon


Main Engine Change for Veteran Alaska Tugboat

Tug Norman O at work: Photo courtesy of Olson Marine

The tug's owner, 'Norman O', Rick Olson, worked with local Cummins dealer Mike Painer at South East Diesel & Electric in Ketchikan, Alaska, to  set up a deal to change the tug's existing Cat D348s rated at 703 HP each for a pair of modern EPA Tier 3 compliant Cummins QSK19 MCRS engines


Iain Conn to Leave BP

Iain Conn, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Downstream

  BP today announced that Iain Conn, Group Managing Director and Chief Executive, Downstream, is leaving the company and is to step down from BP’s board by the end of the year. Conn has had a career of 29 years with BP, serving on the board  for the past 10 years and in his


L-3 SAM Helps Hamburg Süd Meet California Regulations

SAMCon solution with a step down transformer

L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that after one year of preparation time, seven container ships currently chartered by Hamburg Süd and regularly calling at the U.S. West Coast ports of Long Beach, Los Angeles, Port Hueneme and Oakland, Calif


Directorate Changes At Sound Oil

Courtesy Sound Oil

  Sound Oil, the Mediterranean focused upstream oil and gas company, announced that the Board of Directors has decided to implement certain changes to reflect recent progress and developments.   Sound Oil's current Chairman, Andrew Hockey


Executive Director Of Lincoln Maritime Center Quits

  Ellen Gray has decided to step down as Executive Director of Lincoln Maritime Center at the end of the summer.  Rick Pedone, President, Board of Trustees said, "Ellen’s dedication to Lincoln is unsurpassed and her leadership will be missed."


Head Of U.S. State Department's Energy Office To Step Down

Carlos Pascual is the State Department’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs

  The head of the State Department's office in charge of energy diplomacy will step down in August after playing a key role in getting countries such as China, India and Japan to cooperate with Western sanctions on Iran, officials said on Friday.


Egypt Opens Tender To Import Fuel In July-Sept 2014

Egypt has launched a tender to import hundreds of thousands of tonnes of petroleum products in the third quarter of 2014, an energy official said on Saturday, as the country tries to stave off a summer energy crisis.


Keppel's Senior Executive Director to Retire

Keppel Corporation Limited announced that Teo Soon Hoe, Senior Executive Director, Keppel Corporation will retire June 1, 2014. Teo will step down as Chairman of Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd (Keppel T&T) and non-independent director of Keppel Infrastructure Fund


Poppenhouse Named to Board of Directors for Special Olympics

Robin Poppenhouse

Robin Poppenhouse, an operations administration generalist at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division, has been elected to the board of directors for Special Olympics Mississippi. She will replace former Ingalls Shipbuilding president Irwin F


P Elango, CEO of Cairn India steps down

P Elango

Cairn India Ltd. announces that Mr. P Elango, Interim CEO & Whole time Director has decided to step down for personal reasons. The Board has accepted his resignation. Mr. Sudhir Mathur, CFO, has taken over the additional responsibility of leading the organization in the interim


Change of Management at Yanmar

Peter Aarsen

Having reached the age of retirement, Geert Jan Mantel will resign from his position as President of Yanmar Europe B.V. as per June 30, 2014, a position he has occupied since April 1, 2002. He will simultaneously step down as Managing Director of the Yanmar Co


Interview: Devon Grennan CEO, Global Diving & Salvage

Devon Grennan  CEO, Global Diving & Salvage

Devon Grennan joined Global Diving & Salvage in 1995 and has served many roles. When company founders Tim Beaver and John Graham stepped down from direct operational involvement, Grennan was named CEO. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News caught up with Grennan for his insight into his


Clarksons Chairman to Step Down

Philip Green: Photo courtesy of Clarksons

Clarksons say that Philip Green has decided to step down as chairman of Clarksons in order to focus on his other responsibilities. His resignation from the board will take effect from the AGM on 9 May. Bob Benton, chairman until last year, will remain a non- executive board member and assume the


Abrupt Change of Command at Port of Houston

Chairman, Janiece Longoria and the Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority with new Executive Director Roger Guenther

Colonel Leonard Waterworth, Executive Director of the Port of Houston Authority announced today that he is stepping down as its Executive Director, effective January 31, 2014. Roger Guenther, Deputy Executive Director of Operations, will take over as the Port Authority's Executive Director.






 
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