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09 Jun 2020

RightShip Launches New Safety Score

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Maritime risk management and environmental assessment organization RightShip launched its new Safety Score in response to industry feedback that called for more transparent methods of assessing vessels.RightShip said it has spent the last two years working in collaboration with stakeholders from across the shipping industry. The new Safety Score provides a metric that is explainable, transparent and only includes factors which are in the control of the operator, to help support improved safety across the maritime sector.The Safety Score will be housed on the new RightShip Platform…

15 Apr 2020

Marine Jet Power Adds to Growing Team in the Americas

Left to right: Cole Merritt, Sales Manager, OEM Sales, Americas & Peter Gonzalez, Aftermarket Sales and Training Manager, Americas (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power (MJP) announced Cole Merritt and Peter Gonzalez have joined its business development team in the Americas.‚ÄúPeter and Cole are a welcome addition to the MJP team in the Americas. As we continue to expand our footprint in the region their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we strive to offer an unmatched customer experience for shipyards, boat builders and operators,‚ÄĚ said MJP President and Regional Director, Michael Rickey.Both Peter and Cole started‚Ķ

09 Sep 2019

Lipsith Joins Wake Media

Gavin Lipsith (Photo: Wake Media)

Wake Media appointed Gavin Lipsith as its new Head of Content.Effective Tuesday October 1, 2019, Lipsith joins the team at Wake Media to focus on developing the agency’s content offer to its clients.As a veteran journalist and former editor of marine technology titles The Motorship and more recently Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery, Lipsith brings market knowledge that will assist Wake Media and its clients in aligning their communications with the evolution of the shipping industry.As well as helping shape the content agenda for Wake Media’s clients…

04 Jul 2019

MAN in Global Service Deal with Wallem

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German solution provider to the marine and energy sectors, MAN Energy Solutions (MES) has signed a Global Key Account Management contract with Hong Kongbased Wallem Group.The contract covers the supply of spares and services to MAN main engines, generators and turbochargers aboard vessels managed by Wallem, the provider of technology-driven maritime solutions.According to a press release from Augsburg-based MES, the global agreement covers all offices of the Wallem Group and provides access to a dedicated global and local key account manager from MAN PrimeServ…

06 Mar 2019

Ossena to Drive AGCS N. America Growth

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) said that Baptiste Ossena, Global Product Leader of Hull and Marine Liabilities (HML), will assume additional responsibility as the North American Regional Head of HML, effective April 1, 2019.Relocating to New York from Paris, Ossena will work closely with direct report John Kiernan, the current Head of HML in North America, who will take on the key responsibility for large account management and portfolio steering across the business.Ossena has held his current global role since 2017.

15 Oct 2018

Predictive Analytics Drives Better Crew Travel Management

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Managing crew travel is just one area that can cause sleepless nights for shipping industry professionals. As someone who works in this specialist and incredibly dynamic sector, I know first-hand how quickly things can change. Overcoming challenges is just part of the day-to-day.Maritime organizations have a very particular set of needs when it comes to having the right personnel available at the right time. Seafarers’ travel is mission-critical and their working patterns are governed by tight regulations.

24 Jul 2018

ABB Accelerates Logistics Growth with Acquisition of Intrion

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ABB will acquire Intrion, a privately owned company headquartered in Huizingen, close to Brussels, with approximately 120 employees and over a decade of experience in logistics automation solutions and services for the warehouse and distribution, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.Its expertise covers a full spectrum of logistics automation solutions including inline checking, product picking, packing, palletizing, conveying, storage, sorting and sequencing, and order picking.

15 May 2018

Marine Jet Power Hires Tilton

Jordan Tilton (Photo: MJP)

Jordan Tilton has rejoined the Marine Jet Power (MJP) sales team as Program Manager responsible for key account management and aftermarket business development in the Americas.Tilton has more than 15 years experience in the commercial marine sector. He began his career on the Great Lakes captaining high speed ferries and also worked as a captain on board yachts and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean before joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air…

06 Feb 2018

Interview: Chia Yoo Soon, Chevron Marine Lubricants

Chia Yoo Soon, General Manager, Finished Lubricants ‚Äď Marine, Chevron Marine Lubricants (Photo: Chevron Marine Lubricants)

OK. Full disclosure. We spent more than ‚Äėfive minutes‚Äô on the phone with Chia Yoo Soon, General Manager, Finished Lubricants ‚Äď Marine, Chevron Marine Lubricants. But given that we are based in New York and he is based in Singapore, the time difference mandated an efficient conversation for both. Without overstating the obvious, ship owners are under tremendous pressures. A relentless regulatory hammer continues to pound out new and ever stricter environmental and emission rules, while at the same time many sectors are in the midst of a historic and prolonged slump.

06 Dec 2017

COSCO Places Large Lubricants Order with Shell

COSCO SHIPPING Taurus, one of COSCO SHIPPING’s 20,000 teu capacity containerships (Photo: Shell Marine)

Shell Marine said it has been awarded China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company’s (COSCO SHIPPING) largest marine lubricants order in 2017. This order will include the full range of marine lubricants and technical services for seven out of COSCO SHIPPING’S 10 new generation Ultra Large Container Carriers (ULCCs) with capacities of approximately 20,000 TEUs each, ordered in 2015 and due to be in service from 2018-2019. Shell Marine has supplied marine lubricants and services to over 140 COSCO SHIPPING vessels since 2004.

26 Oct 2017

ShipServ Appoints New Executive Management

Kim Skaarup, Chief Executive Officer, ShipServ  (Photo: ShipServ)

Maritime e-procurement platform ShipServ said it has made new appointments at an executive management level, setting out to develop and deliver a range of new products and features in 2018 to help customers realize the opportunities of increased digitalization within the shipping industry. ShipServ’s former executive vice president and chief legal officer, Mikael Weis has moved into the position of COO, where his main focus will be to ensure that ShipServ continues to meet the needs of its existing and prospective customers.

30 Aug 2017

Vestdavit Opens US Office

Rolf Andreas Wigand (Photo: Vestdavit)

Facing ‚Äúsustained positive trend in North American business levels‚ÄĚ Bergen-based supplier of davits and other boat launching equipment Vestdavit said it is opening an office in Seattle. According to the company, direct representation will help it build on its existing strong regional reputation. Its davits are already widely used by the U.S. Navy, the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and in the offshore oil industry among others. ‚ÄúThe opening of the U.S.

23 Jun 2017

Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Chooses Sealink Plus VSAT

Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd will move its fleet of nine containerships and six bulk carriers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus VSAT package including unlimited L-band backup. Hamburger Lloyd is a long term customer of Telemar Germany and was looking for a communications solution that provides a quality link for downloading ECDIS updates, which is critical to the fleet’s navigational safety. The company also sees that moving from pay-as-you-go L-band communication services to the pay-monthly VSAT model will provide budget predictability and enable it to offer more crew communication facilities. Designed to provide high speed bandwidth at all times…

26 May 2017

Asian Maritime Sector Ready for More VSAT

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A Marlink commissioned survey of Asian ship owners has confirmed that many shipping companies are ready to embrace the increased capacity and greater data usage enabled by maritime VSAT. Marlink initiated the survey to further deepen its understanding of the Asian markets, align its service development roadmap and ensure the specific needs of Asian customers are met with flexible, cost-effective and innovative new communication services. A key finding of the survey showed that…

25 Jan 2017

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of several key team members in the business development and sales departments in a continuing drive to support its growing client base. The company also announced a new market-oriented organizational structure with two focused teams around the marine and land markets. “Deeper segment experience and knowledge will support our growth objectives and our goal to be recognized as the go-to resource for biochemical solutions in markets where protecting equipment and protecting the environment are both essential…

22 Nov 2016

Seaspan Names Lister VP, Commercial Services

Peter Lister (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Peter Lister has joined the senior leadership team at Seaspan Marine as Vice President, Commercial Services, responsible for marketing, sales and customer relations. He will develop and build marketing strategies, customer service quality control measures, customer service standards and account management processes. Lister brings to the role more than 20 years of experience as a research and innovation leader in the forestry sector. He joins the company from FPInnovations where he served as Vice President, Forest Operations & Wood Products.

07 Jun 2016

EMC Unveils New Suite of Global Marine VSAT Services

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EMC today announced a new global Ku-band VSAT package of connectivity and content for ships at sea, optimized for the next-generation high-throughput satellite (HTS) networks that are now being deployed. ‚ÄúDesigned with crew welfare as a top priority, the new EMC VSAT platform offers a combination of services and capabilities never before available from a single marine VSAT supplier,‚ÄĚ said Gilles Gillesen, president of EMC‚Äôs commercial shipping business unit. EMC‚Äôs patented SpeedNet technology solves the age-old problem of latency in web access at sea.

30 Aug 2015

New Satcom Global Website in Oceania

Our team of industry experts across Australia have local knowledge and deliver forward thinking pproaches to present day communications problems Chris Leydon, General Manager, Oceania

Today, Satcom Global launched its Australian website, www.satcomglobal.com.au, which will offer a platform to better support our valued channel partners and customers in the region. The new website will provide local points of contact, and will address the varied and growing Australian market with relevant product information and industry news. The continued geographical expansion of Satcom Global, which in the last year has seen opening of news offices in both Russia and Australia…

11 Mar 2015

Satcom Global Opens Office in Perth

“ Opening our new office in Perth puts us in the best position to support and service the requirements of our valued customers and channel partners in the West.

Following a strong year for the satellite communications provider, Satcom Global announced the opening of new office in Perth, in order to better serve their valued customers and partners in Western Australia. As a trusted and experienced satellite communications provider, Satcom Global has been reliably serving the Australian market for over 14 years, and the Satcom Global Oceania team boasts friendly experts across the country including Sydney, Brisbane and now Perth. The new Perth office will provide dedicated sales and account management…

15 Sep 2014

ZF Marine: New Transmissions, New CEO

Daniel Härter: Photo ZF Marine

Marine propulsion system technology providers ZF Marine says it expanded its portfolio of transmissions for the commercial craft segment when two hybrid-ready systems were launched at the recent SMM show in Hamburg. Daniel Härter has also taken charge as CEO of ZF Marine Propulsion Systems. ZF Marine is strengthening its range of workboat transmissions with the brand new ZF W10000 family, designed mainly for the offshore and tugboat market. Bringing the latest in hybrid-ready propulsion technology‚Ķ

09 Sep 2014

Härter Takes Over as CEO of ZF Marine

Daniel Härter

Effective September 1, 2014, Daniel Härter assumes the responsibility as CEO of ZF Marine Propulsion Systems. Härter will be based out of ZF Marine‚Äôs headquarters in Padova, Italy. Benz has been promoted to the Head of Corporate Key Account Management at the global ZF Group level. Härter comes to ZF Marine from ZF‚Äôs Industrial Technology Division in Passau, Germany where he previously held the position of Vice President Materials Management. Härter completed his studies in Business‚Ķ

15 Aug 2014

SIA Appoints Siemens Industry's V-P to the Board

Rich Cillessen: Photo SIA

The Security Industry Association (SIA) says it has appointed Rich Cillessen, vice president of enterprise security at Siemens Industry Inc., to its Board of Directors. As vice president of the enterprise security business line, Cillessen is a senior executive with a proven track record of building businesses and delivering outstanding results, during a career spanning more than 15 years in both the domestic and International market. Since 2013, he has led the strategy, vision and sales for Siemens Enterprise Security business.

13 Jul 2014

OceanLED Appoints Marketing Director & Sales Manager

Nicole Squartino of OceanLed

OceanLED, the global leader in LED marine lighting technology, announces today that it has appointed Nicole Squartino as its new creative Marketing Director and Oscar Socarras as Territory Sales Manager. Both will be working closely with the US General Manager, Don DeMott, to strengthen the Company‚Äôs strategy, sales and further develop their growing portfolio of accounts. ‚ÄúNicole and Oscar‚Äôs addition to the OceanLED team signals the Company‚Äôs continued growth and investment in hiring leaders,‚ÄĚ said DeMott. In this role, Ms.

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