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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Wärtsilä Appoints Chairman of Chinese Operations

Jukka Murtoaro, currently President of Wärtsilä Singapore, has been appointed Chairman of Wärtsilä's Chinese operations starting from January 1, 2004. Murtoaro will relocate in Shanghai. In his new position he will report to Ole Johansson, President & CEO of Wärtsilä Corporation. Mr Richard Wang, President of Wärtsilä China Ltd. and Mr Matti Mikkonen, Senior Vice President, Corporate Ventures will continue in their present positions reporting to Jukka Murtoaro.

KPMI Appoints Yeo as Chairman of Board

Keppel Philippines Marine Inc (KPMI), a company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange and a subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, has appointed Nelson Yeo as Chairman with effect from. He has also been appointed Chairman of Subic Shipyard & Engineering Inc (SSEI), an associate of Keppel Corporation Limited. Yeo takes over the chairmanship of KPMI and SSEI from Charles Foo, Managing Director (Special Projects) of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), who has also resigned as Director of both companies. Foo, who is currently Chairman of Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd of Singapore and Keppel Nantong Shipyard, China, was appointed Chairman of KPMI and SSEI in November 1999.

Behrendt Appointed Chairman of CP Ships

In the context of the acquisition of the British-Canadian shipping line CP Ships by TUI AG, Michael Behrendt, chairman of the executive board of Hapag-Lloyd AG, was appointed chairman of the board of CP Ships on November 7th. At its meeting in Toronto, the board of directors also appointed Rainer Feuerhake, CFO of TUI, a member of the board following the resignations of Nigel Rich (chairman) and Viscount Weir. TUI, the parent company of Hapag-Lloyd, holds 89 percent of the shares in CP Ships and intends to take it over entirely by amalgamation of the shipping lines by the end of 2005. Hapag-Lloyd will then have a total of 136 ships with an overall capacity of more than 400,000 TEU, making it the world’s fifth largest container carrier.

Keppel Philippines Appoints New Execs.

Keppel Corporation Ltd.'s Group Finance Director, Teo Soon Hoe has been appointed Chairman of Keppel Philippines Holdings, Inc (KPH), following the retirement of Loh Wing Siew. Charles Foo, who currently serves as the managing director of Keppel Hitachi Zosen, will assume Loh's post as Chairman of Keppel Philippines Marine, Inc (KPMI) and Subic Shipyard and Engineering Inc (SSEI). Kevin Wong, who is the executive director and managing director of Keppel Land Limited (Keppel Land) in Singapore, will take over as chairman of Keppel Philippines Properties Inc (KPPI).

Lundmark New CEO of KCI Konecranes

KCI Konecranes' Board of Directors appointed Pekka Lundmark as President and CEO of KCI Konecranes. Stig Gustavson has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors and Björn Saven, KCI Konecranes' Chairman since 1994, has been appointed vice Chairman of the Board. "KCI Konecranes' strategic direction will not change," Lundmark says. Lundmark was born in 1963 and has a Master of Engineering degree from Helsinki University of Technology. Having held various management positions within Nokia he was CEO of Hackman Group between 2002-2004. Mr. Lundmark joined KCI Konecranes in August 2004 as Group Executive Vice President. As Chairman of the Board, Stig Gustavson will continue to play an important part in KCI Konecranes. He also remains a substantial long-term shareholder.

DP World: Chairman also Appointed CEO

Dubai's DP World has appointed chairman Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem as permanent chief executive with immediate effect, the port operator said on Monday, two weeks after he took interim charge following the retirement of the former CEO. Sulayem will hold both roles simultaneously, DP World said in a bourse statement. On Jan. 27, the company announced long-serving chief executive Mohammed Sharaf had retired. Reporting by Matt Smith

Anderson Appointed Chairman of Lerwick Port

Brian Anderson - Chairman

Brian Anderson has been appointed Chairman of Lerwick Port Authority at the board’s Annual General Meeting in July. Formerly Deputy Chairman, Brian succeeds the late Harry Jamieson who was Chairman for the past four years until his untimely death in June Ronnie Gair has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the Authority. The Authority has decided to recruit a new Member to fill the vacancy on the Board from the business sector. The vacant position is for a two year term with the opportunity to stand for reappointment in 2017.

P&O Nedlloyd CEO Resigns

Tim Harris, a director and chief executive of Anglo-Dutch container shipping venture P&O Nedlloyd has resigned effective immediately. "There was a divergence of views between Tim and the rest of the board on issues relating to the future management of the group and he has therefore decided to pursue his career elsewhere," P&O Chairman Lord Sterling said. P&O director Robert Woods had been appointed by the joint venture as group managing director. The company also said Royal Nedlloyd's deputy chairman and chief financial officer, Haddo Meijer, had been appointed chairman of P&O Nedlloyd's executive committee.

Maritime London Appoints Jeffrey Evans Chairman

Jeffrey Evans: Photo credit Maritime London

Maritime London has appointed shipbroker Alderman & Sheriff Jeffrey Evans as its chairman to follow David Moorehouse CBE. Made up of professional UK maritime service firms, Maritime London showcases the breadth and depth of the cluster. The UK’s maritime industry accounts for 2.1% of the British economy, contributing £13.8bn to the UK economy directly. Jeffrey Evans is managing director, gas, at Clarksons, a leading provider of integrated shipping services and is an Alderman and Sheriff of the City of London.

New Directors Named at NOL

Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has appointed Ang Kong Hua and Willie Cheng Jue Hiang, to the Board of Directors, and confirmed Ron Widdows as CEO of its container transportation unit, APL. Ang Kong Hua becomes a Vice Chairman of the Board, joining Dr Friedbert Malt in this role, and will sit on both the Board’s Executive Committee and Nominating Committee. Willie Cheng Jue Hiang will serve on the Audit Committee in addition to his responsibilities as a member of the full Board. NOL Group Chairman Cheng Wai Keung said both Ang Kong Hua and Mr Willie Cheng offered a valuable breadth of skills and management experience in the global business arena. Mr Ang Kong Hua is President of NatSteel, a listed Singapore-based manufacturing group.

Bronson Hsieh Leaves Evergreen to Head Yang Ming

Bronson Hsieh. Pic by  Evergreen Group

Evergreen Group vice chairman Bronson Hsieh has been appointed chairman of rival Taiwan carrier Yang Ming Marine. Yang Ming Marine Transport, the nation’s second-largest container shipper in terms of fleet size, approved Hsieh’s appointment, reports said. Hsieh worked at Evergreen Group for more than 40 years before stepping down from his position earlier this year. Hsieh replaces Frank Lu, who has served as chairman of the shipping line since 2003. Hsieh lost his role at Evergreen in March during a succession battle between the two sons of the late chairman of the Taiwanese company…

essDOCS Names Toet Board Chairman

essDOCS announced that Non-Executive Board Member, Andre Toet, has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors, succeeding Barry Williams, who is standing down after chairing the board since 2013, having previously served a term as Chairman from 2006 to 2011. Andre Toet possesses over 30 years of maritime industry experience and has held numerous supervisory board positions, of which PortInfolink (subsequently Portbase), directly supported his previous role as Non-Executive Board Member for essDOCS. He has served as Managing Director of P&O Nedlloyd Europe, CEO of Maersk Central Europe, COO of the Port of Rotterdam and, since 2011, CEO for Sohar Industrial Port Company in Oman.

Silversea Cruises Appoints Albert Peter As CEO

Luxury cruise line, Silversea Cruises, Ltd., has announced that its owners, Italy's Lefebvre family, have completed a restructuring of its family holdings. As part of this process, Dr. Lefebvre. In his first order of business, Dr. Lefebvre has appointed Albert Peter to the position of CEO, effective immediately. Currently in the midst of a fleet expansion that will increase Silversea's capacity by 130 percent, these developments have been put in place to position the award-winning company for continued growth and expansion. The line welcomed the 382-guest, 28,258 grt Silver Shadow in September 2000 and is preparing to take delivery of sister ship Silver Whisper later this month.

COA Appoints STX Panocean's Kwon to BoD

The Container Owners Association – the international organization representing container shipping lines and container leasing companies worldwide – has appointed Mr O I Kwon, Senior Vice President – Container Business Management Division, STX Panocean Co Ltd, to its Board of Directors. Mr Kwon joins six other Directors, who represent some of the world’s largest container owners, on the Board of the Container Owners Association. “It is a great honour – both for me personally, and for my company STX Panocean - to join the COA Board,” Mr Kwon says. “This position carries considerable responsibility and I will do my best to promote the COA in Asia and to support the wide range of initiatives that the COA is working on.

Madsen to Chair Norway’s Research Council Executive Board

Henrik O. Madsen (Photo: DNV GL)

Henrik O. DNV GL president and CEO Henrik O. Madsen was appointed as chairman of the executive board of the Research Council of Norway. The executive board is the Research Council’s highest authority, and the newly appointed board will commence Jan 1. 2015. The main functions of the Research Council of Norway is to provide strategic policy input, administer research funding and serve as a meeting place for the development of research policy and dissemination of knowledge in Norway.

Annand Named Chairman of PVA Subcommittee

Hornblower Marine Services (HMS) is pleased to announce that William Bill Annand, its Director of Marine Operations for Hawaii Superferry, has been appointed Chairman of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) High-Speed Subcommittee. Members of the PVA’s High-Speed Subcommittee include operators, designers, builders, equipment suppliers and regulators of high-speed craft. As Director of Marine Operations for Hawaii Superferry, Annand presides over the Alakai, the world’s most celebrated high-speed vessel, providing long-awaited passenger ferry service between Honolulu, O’ahu and Maui. Because the vessel has been controversial, Annand is intimately familiar with hot-button issues of concern to the High-Speed side of the passenger vessel industry and its association.

ClassNK Shuffles Leadership Team

Koichi Fujiwara (Photo: ClassNK)

Current Executive Vice President Koichi Fujiwara has been appointed as Chairman and President as well as a Representative Director of classification society ClassNK, effective March 7, 2016. Current Executive Vice Presidents Yasushi Nakamura and Tetsuya Kinoshita will continue in their present roles on the team, joined by Junichiro Iida as Managing Director. Noboru Ueda has stepped down as Representative Director, Chairman and President. Current Executive Vice President Tetsushi Agata has been appointed as an Executive Auditor as part of the Society’s aim to strengthen its auditing system.

Wärtsilä's Eskola Appointed Chairman of EMEC

Jaakko Eskola, Group Vice President and Head of Wärtsilä Ship Power has been appointed Chairman of the European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC).  The European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC) represents the European marine equipment industry, and comprises 12 European trade associations from , , , , , (two), , , , The Netherlands and the . EMEC stands for a strong European marine equipment industry. It optimises interaction between the member associations and European institutions, and supports the involvement of companies in all EU programmes affecting the sector. In particular, it strives for increasing the quality of marine technology and the competitiveness and prosperity of the whole industry.  

This Day in Naval History - Aug. 15

From the Navy News Service 1845 - The U.S. Naval Academy is established at , , on former site of . 1895 - Commissioning of USS Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. served off during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of . Under the name of , she was sunk in weapon effects tests in in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II. 1908 - First Navy post offices established in Navy ships. 1944 - Operation Dragoon, Allied invasion of . 1953 - First naval officer appointed Chairman, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Adm. William Radford. 1958 - USS Lexington (CVA 16) arrives in vicinity of during Taiwan Straits crisis.

Hollinger Joins Deep Down Board Member

Deep Down, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DPDW), an oilfield services company specializing in complex deepwater and ultra-deepwater oil production distribution system support services, announced that Mark R. Hollinger has joined its Board of Directors, effective April 12, 2010. Hollinger has joined the board as an independent director and was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Hollinger is currently President of Offshore Solutions at MacDermid, Inc., which provides specialty fluids to hydraulic controls of valves in the offshore drilling and production systems, a position he has held since September 2007.

Rickmers-Linie Appoints Nagel, Carney

After eight years at the helm of Rickmers in the United States, Jerry Nagel has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc. In this position, he will continue to participate and contribute with his experience to the activities of Rickmers Group in North America. Nagel joined Rickmers in 2004 from Foster Wheeler Corp USA, where he had been the company's traffic manager. Nagel's former position as President & CEO of Rickmers-Linie (America) Inc has been assumed by Sean Carney, effective June 1, 2011. Carney joined the Rickmers-Linie team in Houston in December 2010 as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

This Day in Navy History

1845 - U.S. Naval Academy established at Annapolis, MD on former site of Fort Severn. 1895 - Commissioning of Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. Texas served off Cuba during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of Santiago. Under the name of San Marcos, she was sunk in weapon effects tests in Chesapeake Bay in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II. 1953 - First naval officer appointed Chairman, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William Radford. He served from 15 August 1953 until 15 August 1957. For more information about naval history, visit the Naval Historical Center Web site at www.history.navy.mil.

Today in U.S. Naval History: August 15

USS Lexington (CVA-16). (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center)

Today in U.S. 1845 - U.S. Naval Academy established at Annapolis, Md. on former site of Fort Severn. 1895 - Commissioning of Texas, the first American steel-hulled battleship. Texas served off Cuba during the Spanish-American War and took part in the naval battle of Santiago. Under the name of San Marcos, she was sunk in weapon effects tests in Chesapeake Bay in 1911. Her hulk continued in use as a gunnery target through World War II. 1953 - First naval officer appointed Chairman, Joints Chiefs of Staff, Admiral William Radford. He served from August 15, 1953 until August 15, 1957.

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