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Monday, October 23, 2017

Maritime Business

Lucci Regional Manager, Halcrow

To enhance the maritime business group’s presence in Latin America, Guillaume Lucci has been named regional manager for this region. In his new role, Lucci will be responsible for Halcrow's maritime business development and operations throughout Mexico, Central and South America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. He will act as the firm's single-point of contact for all maritime related activities in Latin America and he and his team will provide local support for the maritime business group's growing list of clients in this region. Lucci will be able to expand Halcrow’s maritime practice in the region by building on the firm’s strong regional presence. Halcrow has operated and performed maritime projects in Latin America for over 40 years with permanent offices in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Panama and over 150 staff in the region. Lucci joined Halcrow in 2008 as part of the acquisition of the River Consulting Ports Group that he managed since its inception in 2004. He is fluent in Spanish with a career dedicated to the port and maritime industry. Halcrow provides consulting engineering services and development advice to government agencies, public-sector authorities and utilities, industrial and commercial firms, international funding agencies, financial institutions and private clients.

Mahoney Joins WR Systems as Business Director

Mark Mahoney (Photo courtesy: WR Systems)

WR Systems Ltd. has announced Mark Mahoney as the new Director of Domestic Maritime Business. Mahoney comes to WR from Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine, where he spent almost 25 years honing his technical maritime expertise in a variety of roles, including  marketing, contracts and compliance. His most recent position was Service Manager for the Americas region.

Dubai Drydocks World Established

Dubai World has consolidated its drydocks and maritime business by bringing Dubai Drydocks, Al Jadaf Shipyard, Platinum Yachts FZ and Platinum Yacht Management under a single umbrella - Dubai Drydocks World (DD World), a statement said. Dubai World, which runs DP World, the world's third largest port operator, yesterday announced the establishment of Dubai Drydocks World (DD World) to consolidate the dry docks and maritime sector of the organisation

Moore Stephens Expands Presence

Shipping accountant and business consultant Moore Stephens has expanded its specialised shipping presence in the UK by opening an office in the growing maritime center of Southampton. Chris Chasty, head of the Moore Stephens shipping group, says, "There is a growing cluster of shipping businesses in Southampton. We already have major clients there and have positioned a team who can provide the specific shipping expertise which maritime businesses need."

Maersk to Add Vessels to Singapore Base

Photo: Munshi Ahmed/Bloomberg

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S plans to add more ships to its Singapore base after making the city-state its biggest hub after the headquarters in Denmark, Bloomberg reported, stating most of the new vessels will sail under the island-city’s flag. “Capitalizing on its strategic location, sophisticated port facilities and shipyards, Singapore has developed into a premier International Maritime Center where ships hub and essential ancillary services in shipping

Survitec Hires Wilkinson as Managing Director

Ross Wilkinson

Ross Wilkinson has joined Survitec Group to play a role in promoting worldwide sales growth and developing and maintaining an effective sales distribution and service network for the Crewsaver Commercial and Leisure ranges. Wilkinson joins Survitec from Orolia Limited, where he was General Manager and Maritime Business Unit Manager. Ross also spent twelve years with Navimo, firstly as Director of Sales and then as General Manager of Navimo UK. survitecgroup.com

Maritime IT Consulting Service

Teledata Marine Solutions (TMS) will launch a maritime IT consulting service and Holistic Maritime Training (HMT) platform in Hong Kong on 4 September 2009. Himanshu Joshi, the President of Teledata Marine Systems, explained the genesis of this pioneering maritime IT consulting service, “It is proven research that analysis across costs, tangible benefits and intangible benefits towards the deployment of IT services arithmetically generates ROCI at 9% per annum over a period of six

Hendry Corporation Announces Receipt of $1 Million Marad Grant

Hendry Corporation is proud to announce that it received a $1 Million grant under the Maritime Administration Assistance to Small Shipyards Grant Program.  Hendry Corporation appreciates the efforts of Congresswoman Castor, Congressman Nelson, Congressman Bilirakis, and Mayor Bob Buckhorn. The MARAD funds, along with Hendry’s capital contribution of $1.6 Million, will be used to construct a 1200-ton floating dry-dock

A Classic Repower

Photo courtesy of Vane Brothers

The tug Falcon was built by Modern Marine Inc. in 1978. In the intervening years, companies that employed her have changed hands a number of times until 2013 when Vane Line Bunkering of Baltimore, Maryland purchased Kirby Marine’s Philadelphia bunkering division.   The parent company, Vane Brothers, immediately began plans to update and upgrade the classic 75x25-foot tug. Central to this was the repower of the vessel

Navarino, Inmarsat Inks Fleet Xpress Deal

Ronald H. W. Spithout Photo Inmarsat Maritime

Navarino has entered into a new agreement with Inmarsat to integrate Fleet Xpress into Navarino’s existing service portfolio. Through the agreement, Navarino will bring more than 1,200 vessels over a six-year period to the Fleet Xpress service, Which delivers the highest levels of reliable high-speed broadband connectivity. “This is a significant agreement for Inmarsat and our new Fleet Xpress service,” said Ronald Spithout, President of Inmarsat Maritime

Rolls-Royce, Google Cloud Sign Landmark Deal

Image courtesy Rolls-Royce

The maritime industry's exhaustive push toward autonomy just received a boost in the form of a deal signed between Rolls-Royce and Google to develop further its intelligent awareness systems.   The agreement was signed at the Google Cloud Summit in Sweden, and it allows Rolls-Royce to use Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to further train the company’s artificial intelligence (AI) based object classification system for detecting

DMCA Briefs ‘Sea Dubai’ Initiative

Photo: Dubai Maritime City Authority

 Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) praised the ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative launched by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).    He described the initiative as instrumental to leveraging the cooperation between key stakeholders in the maritime business in public and private sectors towards boosting the competitiveness of Dubai as a prominent global maritime leisure destination

Top Regulatory Concerns on the US Commercial Waterfront

© John Merlin / Adobe Stock

A top 10 list of regulatory concerns is by no means all-inclusive, but it does bring to light the full weight of the regulatory hammer on the collective domestic commercial waterfront.   “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair

How HR Can Make Maritime Organizations Future Proof

Photo courtesy of  Europort

Any maritime business relies on its workforce to innovate and adapt, often in tough and changing market conditions. In fact, people are the most important assets in the maritime sector and organizations must invest in bridging the talent gap or risk losing out to competitors, especially as there is a shortage of suitably qualified and experienced seafarers, onshore staff and shipyard workers worldwide. The pressure is on for organizations to find new ways to recruit their workforces and

Egina FPSO to Arrive in Nigeria

 The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside. (Image: NIMASA)

On a recent visit to South Korea to inspect the Egina FPSO project, and FPSO scheduled to arrive in Nigeria in August 2017, Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside said the ongoing construction of the multi-billion dollar Egina Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) project will increase the knowledge base of NIMASA as a safety administration and enhance its regulatory capacity.  

Stolt Tankers Chooses Mimic Condition Monitoring Software

(Photo: Stolt Tankers)

JF Mimic, part of James Fisher and Sons plc, said it has signed an agreement to supply its specialist Mimic condition monitoring software to Stolt Tankers B.V (Stolt) to enhance operational safety and improve the technical reliability of its assets.    The Mimic software will be installed on Stolt’s fleet of 75 vessels, as well as onshore at its head office, to provide instant condition status alerts along with detailed efficiency monitoring

Liebherr Bolsters Its Australia Maritime Business

The maritime sales division in the regions Australia, New Zealand and Oceania will be developed out of the Sydney office (Photo: Liebherr)

Liebherr Maritime said it will establish full service, spares and sales activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region to create better support for maritime customers using factory trained and locally recruited engineers. Additionally, Liebherr representative Morrow Equipment Australia will focus on the purchase and rental of tower cranes in the future.   Liebherr has been present in Australia since the early ’70s, leasing its first premises in Kilkenny in 1983

Seaspan Enlists DNV GL for EU-MRV Verification

Seaspan Corporation enlists help from DNV GL as a partner for EU-Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) of their entire fleet.   EU-MRV regulation aims to quantify and reduce CO2 emissions from shipping while creating a new method for benchmarking. Due to the global nature of the maritime business, most vessels will trade in European waters. To prepare, ship owners with a global operation must act by January 2018.  

HMM’s Cargo Processing at Busan Port Hit Record

Graph: Hyundai Merchant Marine

 Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) announced that its cargo processing at Busan Port, the largest sea gateway in Korea, has hit a new record.   HMM handled 167,018 TEUs of cargo through the port in July, increased by 93 percent year-over-year.  HMM has previously set a record of handling over 150 thousand TEUs in Busan Port in April and successfully set a new record of handling over 160 thousand TEUs after just three months.  

Speedcast, Danaos Partner on Maritime Digitalization

Speedcast International Limited, the provider of remote communication and IT solutions, and Danaos Peripherals announced a strategic alliance agreement under which the two companies will combine maritime communications with advanced application management developed by Danaos. Within 2017, the two companies will jointly release a remote and autonomous IT system on board a vessel, leveraging key technologies such as big data analytics, internet of things (IoT) and cyber security

ST Electronics, Alpha Ori to Drive Digital Transformation

MOU signing ceremony - the MOU was endorsed by Capt. Rajesh Unni, CEO of Alpha Ori (front left of photo) and Mr Tang Kum Chuen, Deputy President of Corporate Development, ST Electronics (front right), and witnessed by Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Executive Chairman of Alpha Ori Technology Holdings (back left), and Mr Ravinder Singh, President, ST Electronics (back right).  (Photo: ST Electronics)

Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics) and Alpha Ori Technology Holdings Private Limited (Alpha Ori) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-create digitalization solutions for shipborne and shore-based maritime fleet control and management. STARRI (ST-Alpha Ori Reliable & Intelligent platform), a unified, secured and smart data lake platform equipped with communications connectivity, ship and environment converged data

Braemar Acquires NAVES

Photo: Braemar Shipping Services

 Braemar Shipping Services plc  announced the conditional acquisition of the entire issued share capital of NAVES Corporate Finance GmbH.    Braemar is a leading international provider of broking, consultancy, technical and other services to the shipping, marine, energy, offshore and insurance industries. NAVES is a corporate finance advisory business focused on the maritime industry to create a new division within Braemar to be known as the Financial Division.  

Hong Kong and UK Strengthen Maritime Ties

Left: Chan Fan, Frank, JP, Secretary for Transport & Housing, Hong Kong Government; right: Maritime London Chairman,  Lord Mountevans ; back: UK Minister of State for Transport Legislation and Maritime, John Hayes, CBE, MP. (Photo: Maritime London)

 Representatives of the British and Hong Kong maritime business sectors have agreed to forge a closer working relationship.   Under the terms of a new Memorandum of Understanding, Maritime London and the Hong Kong Maritime & Port Board (HKMPB) will cooperate in a range of areas including promotional activity, training and sharing of best practice for maritime business services.   The agreement was signed in London during London International Shipping Week by Chan Fan

UK Shipping Industry Takes its Cause to Government

[L-R:] Ben Murray,  manager of Maritime UK; Guy Platten, CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping and Clemence Cheng, CEO of HPH UK, walk up to Downing Street with Lance Bachelor, CEO of Saga plc; and Dr Grahaeme Henderson, president of the UK Chamber of Shipping and VP of Shipping & Maritime at Shell. Photo: UK Chamber of Shipping

 The UK Chamber of Shipping's CEO Guy Platten and its president Dr Grahaeme Henderson were among a delegation of international shipowners and major figures from the shipping industry that visited 10 Downing Street on Monday as part of London International Shipping Week 2017.   The delegation, led by Maritime UK, took part in a round-table debate with government ministers to discuss both the challenges and opportunities facing the UK's maritime industry

Innovation Comes from Diversity -Lloyd’s Register

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has issued a global call for partners active in the area of innovative digital technologies related to the safety and performance of marine vessels. In 2016 LR set out to materially increase the role it plays in accelerating the development and safe adoption of digital solutions addressing the growing complexity and operational challenges facing the global shipping industry. The strategy focused on creating a network of innovation partnerships able to collaborate

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