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Ashtead Technology Appoints New Commercial Director

Tim Sheehan

International subsea equipment solutions specialist Ashtead Technology has added to its management team with the appointment of Tim Sheehan as commercial director. The appointment, which is a new position, comes as part of the company’s strategy to expand its global service offering which includes rental equipment, calibration, repair and maintenance, offshore personnel and bespoke engineered solutions. With more than 30 years of subsea industry experience, Mr. Sheehan takes up his new role following two years as executive vice president commercial at Reef Subsea, having also previously held senior management positions with Technip, Bibby, Acergy and Rotech. www.ashtead-technology.com  


NORDEN Names New Head of Dry Cargo

Photo: NORDEN

Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S has hired Christian Vinther Christensen as new head of the Dry Cargo Department.   Christian Vinther Christensen takes up his new position January 1, 2017 and becomes part of Senior Management reporting to CEO Jan Rindbo.   He brings with him 16 years of experience from the dry cargo operator Western Bulk. He is shipping educated at Maersk, where he, prior to his employment at Western Bulk


FGH Tries To Shed Petrodrill Contracts

Friede Goldman Halter filed with the bankruptcy court a motion to reject the two contracts for the construction of the two Amethyst offshore drilling rigs for Petrodrill. The company, in a statement, said that these highly unprofitable contracts caused substantial losses to FGH, and led to the company's recent Chapter 11 filing. FGH has also taken further cost-cutting measures, announcing that all senior management members have taken substantial salary cuts, in come cases as high as 40%.


Kane Appointed Pres. of Rolls-Royce Marine Electrical Systems Division

Rick Kane has been appointed as President of Rolls-Royce's new Marine Electrical Systems business. Kane was formerly President and Chief Executive of Raymarine Ltd, created when he led the management buy-out of Raytheon's recreational marine electronics business.A graduate in business studies from Suffolk University, Boston, MA, Kane initially spent nine years as a Supply Corp officer with the United States Navy before commencing his industrial career as a consultant with KPMG


Petrotechnics Launches Enterprise Solution

Phil Murray, CEO at Petrotechnics

With stakeholder expectations of operational performance in hazardous industries ever increasing, operational risk management is a board level challenge.    Petrotechnics today announced the launch of Proscient, its Operational Performance & Predictive Risk software platform. It provides senior management in hazardous industries the ability to reduce risk, optimize performance and drive continuous improvement across their global operations.


Failure to Manage Risk Posing Larger Threat to Shipping

Levels of sound enterprise and business risk management are currently satisfactory in the shipping industry, a new survey from Moore Stephens has revealed. But the international accountant and shipping adviser warns that companies that fail to embed effective risk management procedures into their daily activities are likely to pay a high price in today’s tightly regulated and highly competitive industry.  


Imtech Appoints New Regional Director

New Regional Director Sytze Voulon appointed for Imtech Marine North West Europe. As per February 20, 2012 Imtech Marine has appointed Mr. Sytze Voulon to the position of Regional Director North West Europe (Rotterdam).  Mr. Voulon (47) has held several senior management positions in the international maritime industry. He started, after his studies of maritime business at the HTS in Rotterdam, at Mobil Oil in The Netherlands


China Rongsheng & DNV Sign Agreement

Rongsheng DNV Ceremony: Photo credit RHI

China Rongsheng Heavy Industries & DNV sign classification agreement for 10 Suezmax bulk ships China Rongsheng Heavy Industries has signed a classification agreement for ten157,000 DWT suezmaxes and a senior management conference was also held in conjunction with this agreement. China Rongsheng and DNV have had a strategic partnership for some years. The newly-signed classification agreement for the ten 157,000 DWT suezmaxes not only strengthens the partnership between the two parties


Corvus Energy Names Hauso Executive VP

Hal Hauso (Photo courtesy of Corvus Energy)

Corvus Energy has appointed Halvard “Hal” Hauso as executive vice president of sales and marketing.   Hauso brings more than 30 years of industrial marine business development experience to this role, most recently serving six years as senior vice president at Rolls-Royce Marine, leading the power electric system department and as CEO at Scandinavian Electric Systems before it was bought by Rolls-Royce.  


Nick Sloane Joins Resolve Marine Group

Nick Sloane and Joe Farrell (Photo: Resolve Marine Group)

Sloane to oversee operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa as Resolve Marine Group expands global response presence   Senior Salvage Master Nick Sloane has joined the senior management team at Resolve Marine Group., aiming to help guide the global growth of the marine services company.   The news comes just months after Resolve opened its operations in Gibraltar, expanding its emergency response capabilities to Europe, the Middle East and Africa.   


KOTC, GAC Fujairah in Husbandry Contract

Pic: Gulf Agency Company

 GAC Fujairah has been awarded a husbandry contract by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) to provide ship supply services, spare parts handling and a range of other logistical services to its vessels arriving in Fujairah, Khor Fakkan and Singapore anchorage.  


Aumann Named CEO of Oman Drydock

Stephan Aumann (Photo: Oman Drydock Company)

Stephan Aumann has been appointed by ASYAD (formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors as the new CEO of the Oman Drydock Company S.A.O.C. in Duqm/Oman. Aumann assumed the role June 15 and replaced the former CEO Jin Han Lee (DSME)


Schneider Joins FarSounder Board

John Schneider (Photo: FarSounder)

Cruise ship marine operations expert John Schneider is joining the board of directors at FarSounder, Inc.  Over the last 12 years, Schneider has worked in the cruise ship segment of the marine industry as fuel and energy optimization manager (Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises)


Vancouver Shipyards Promotes Corr to VP

Jim Corr (Photo: Seaspan)

 Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) has appointed Jim Corr as Vice President – Planning & Estimating.   Corr joined VSY in January 2017 as a consultant, and in June 2017 was promoted to Vice President, Planning & Estimating


CMA CGM Announces Rates Adjustments in China

Photo: CMA CGM

 After considering carefully recent changes in the Chinese container shipping market, CMA CGM’s senior management has decided to adjust the THC (Terminal Handling Charge) applicable to CMA CGM operations in Chinese ports (i.e. the OTHC).  


Subsea 7 Acquires Seaway Heavy Lifting

Photo: Seaway Heavy Lifting

Specialist offshore contractor Seaway Heavy Lifting, a 50/50 joint venture between Subsea 7 S.A. and K&S Baltic Offshore (Cyprus) Limited, is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Subsea 7.   Subsea 7 said it acquired the remaining 50 percent shareholding in Seaway Heavy Lifting Holding


Eley to Take over as Polarcus CEO

Duncan Eley (Photo: Polarcus)

Duncan Eley has been appointed chief executive officer of Oslo listed offshore geophysical services company Polarcus Limited, replacing Rod Starr, who has resigned following a two year reorganization period.   Eley has been promoted to the CEO role from his current position as chief


Post Appointed COO of Radio Holland

Maarten Post (Photo: Radio Holland Group)

Maarten Post has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and member of the General Management Team of the Radio Holland Group. He is responsible for the management of the global operations of the Radio Holland Group and further building the global service network.  


New Training Program on Near-miss Reports

Photo: Videotel

Videotel, a KVH company, has launched a new training program, “Report a Near-Miss, Save a Life”, in association with The Standard Club, a protection and indemnity (P&I) club, which insures ship owners, operators, and charterers for their liabilities to third parties.


New Venture Aims to Uproot Shipping’s Status Quo

Nisomar CEO Captain Claus Hyldager (Photo: Nisomar)

Former Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) CEO assembles senior team for launch of Nisomar, a data-driven maritime services company   With a belief that innovation in shipping has fallen well behind other sectors, new entrant into the maritime industry Nisomar has launched a range of services


MPA Trains Global Maritime Leaders

Maritime and port administrations from across all regions at the opening ceremony of the 2nd Advanced Maritime Leaders’ Programme (AMLP). Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The MPA Academy – the training arm of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) – in partnership with the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Human Capital Leadership Institute, has officially launched its 2nd Advanced Maritime Leaders’ Programme (AMLP)


Hendry Marine Launches Business Development Team

Kristen Chittenden (Photo: Hendry Marine Industries)

U.S. tug-barge shipyard Hendry Marine Industries, Inc., (HMI) has launched a new business development team, with Kristen Chittenden appointed Director of Business Development, and Eric Smith named VP & Chief Commercial Officer.  Chittenden and Smith will work closely with Hendry


Martek Marine Hire Head of UAV Operations

Paul Forster. Photo: Martek Marine

 Martek Marine announced the official appointment of highly-acclaimed aviation expert Paul Forster as their Head of UAV Operations. Paul brings over 30 years’ unparalleled aviation experience to Martek, in both high-profile operational and leadership roles.  


Cyber Vigilance at Sea: The New Norm

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The risk of cyber attacks on vessels at sea continues to be significant, and it’s not going away any time soon. Each year, it seems, there are more and more reports of hacks that have resulted in loss of critical data, financial loss or problems with IT systems or shipborne systems


BW Group Completes VLCC Deliveries to DHT

Photo: BW Group

DHT Holdings, Inc. said it has taken delivery of nine VLCCs acquired from the BW Group Limited, as well as the contracts for two VLCC newbuilds due for delivery in 2018.   "The delivery of the fleet acquired from BW has been conducted in a speedy and efficient manner






 
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