Panama Canal Appoints New Administrator
The Panama Canal Board of Directors announced the appointment of Ricaurte Vasquez as the next Panama Canal Administrator.According to a press note from the artificial 82 km waterway in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean, Vasquez will take office on September 4, 2019, succeeding current Administrator Jorge L. Quijano, who concludes his seven-year term at the helm of the waterway.The decision was made by the Board of Directors in accordance to an independent…
Hoegh LNG Partners Appoints New CFO
The floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Höegh LNG Holdings announced that Håvard Furu is appointed as new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Höegh LNG AS effective 1 March 2019.The interim CFO, Steffen Føreid, will step down effective 1 March 2019 and will from then continue in his role as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Höegh LNG Partners LP.Håvard Furu comes from the position as CFO of law firm Wikborg Rein. Before that he was CFO in Western Bulk…
Harper Petersen Appoints New Managing Directors
Simon Aust, Managing Director of Hamburg-based shipbroker Harper Petersen, is leaving the company later this year. The management of Harper Petersen in Hamburg will be taken over by Bjoern Andersen and Arne Corleis as the new managing directors as from 1 August 2018. The global leadership team will therewith consist of three managers including Chief Representative Officer Mr. Hu Hui in Shanghai who will remain in charge of Harper Petersen Asia. Bjoern Andersen successfully built…
ZF Appoints New Board Members
ZF Friedrichshafen AG's Supervisory Board has appointed Sabine Jaskula and Dr. Holger Klein to the company's Board of Management.Jaskula, an experienced HR manager and lawyer, will be responsible for Corporate HR and Legal functions from latest January 1, 2019. In this function, she will also be in charge of compliance. Dr. Klein has been appointed to ZF's Board of Management with effect from October 1, 2018. His responsibilities will include Car Chassis Technology and Aftermarket (service and parts business).
Wabash National Corporation Appoints New General Counsel
Wabash National Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer and a leading producer of semi-trailers and liquid transportation systems, announced the appointment of Melanie D. Margolin as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. She will oversee all of the company’s legal affairs worldwide in areas such as corporate, commercial, regulatory, intellectual property, ethics, compliance and litigation. She brings 21 years of legal experience in a myriad of substantive areas…
Chinese Shipbuilding Giant CSSC Appoints New Chairman
China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC) said on Monday Lei Fanpei would become the Chinese state shipbuilder's new chairman, replacing the incumbent Dong Qiang. Lei will relinquish his duties as the chairman at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp, the country's space agency, CSSC said in a statement on its website. It did not say where Dong would move to. CSSC is one of China's two largest shipbuilding conglomerates, alongside its rival China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.
Nordic American Appoints New CFO
Nordic American Tankers (NAT) and Nordic American Offshore (NAO) has appointed Bjørn Giaever (50) as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He is expected to join us later this year and as early as possible. Giaever joins NAT/NAO from the well reputed firm of Fearnley Securities AS with main office in Oslo, Norway. This is an investment bank with special focus on the maritime sectors, where he served as a director and partner in the Corporate Finance division. Giaever has more than 20 years of experience in the shipping industry, holding key roles in corporate finance and equity research.
Roll-Lift Appoints New Agent
Roll-Lift, the Heavy Lift Transportation Specialist based in The Netherlands has appointed Mr. Miguel Flórez de la Colina as their sole representative for clients based in Spain, Portugal and France for projects undertaken outside Europe. Miguel has extensive experience gained in the heavy lift and transport industry, having an involvement since 1998 and also actively working in the construction industry since 1995. He has managed sales and operations on a wide range of projects in the Petrochemical…
ShipServ Appoints New Executive Management
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.
RightShip Appoints New CEO
RightShip, the world’s leading maritime risk management and environmental assessment organisation, has appointed its new CEO. Martin Crawford-Brunt will replace outgoing CEO Warwick Norman who announced his decision to step down from the position in 2017. Crawford-Brunt takes up his new post on 12 March 2018 and brings more than 20 years of maritime sector experience to RightShip. For the past decade he has held senior positions around the world, with a track record of successfully building businesses and delivering increased value to ship owners.
Inland Marine Service Appoints New Leadership
Four corporate professionals have recently joined Inland Marine Service (IMS), announced Dave Hammond, President of Inland Marine Service. The new hires are Kristina Luna, HR Manager; Moses Garza, Tankerman Supervisor; Caleb King, Manager SHEQ/Compliance Director; and Brian Howell, Assistant Port Engineer. Reporting to Jason Adams, Luna will be based out of the Hebron office and will be responsible for all of the company’s human relations needs. Luna has 20 years of experience in employee management, human resources, event planning, marketing, and sales.
OSK-ShipTech Appoints New CEO
Jacob H. Thygesen has been named the new CEO of Danish naval architecture firm OSK-ShipTech A/S, effective November 1, 2016. Thygesen comes to the role with a background as Sales Director of Wärtsilä Ship Design, and prior to that he was Managing Director of Wärtsilä Denmark. As CEO of OSK-ShipTech A/S, he will be responsible for continuing the direction the company has taken since Anders Ørgård became majority shareholder 13 years ago. Ørgård will continue to play a vital role in OSK, focusing primarily on the company's commercial activities.
CMA CGM Appoints New CFO
CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, announces the appointment of Michel Delville as Chief Financial Officer. Michel Sirat will continue to support the Group on strategic development missions. Michel Delville was Chief Financial Officer of the Saft Group, the world’s leader in high technology batteries. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Imerys, the world leader in mineral-based specialties for industry, which he joined in 1999.
Globus Maritime Appoints New Non Executive Director
Globus Maritime Limited, a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that Dimitrios Stratikopoulos has resigned from its Board of Directors due to other recent pressing business commitments with the resignation taking effect immediately. The Board of Directors has appointed Ioannis Kazantzidis to the Board to replace Stratikopoulos as an independent Class I, non-executive director effective today. Additionally and on the same day, Kazantzidis has been also appointed to the Company's Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
IBIA Celebrates 23th Annual Dinner
The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed three new members to its Management Board and one new member to the IBIA in Africa Board. The appointments were announced at the Association’s 23th annual dinner, which was held on February 8 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. Heralding the beginning of International Petroleum week, the prestigious event attracted a record number of attendees, with over 1100 bunker industry professionals at the dinner, despite the gloomy state of the industry.
Kongsberg Appoints New Managing Director
Leif Kristian Weum has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of the Kongsberg Maritime Sales and Service office in Athens, Greece. Kongsberg Maritime Hellas SA is a key Sales & Customer Support office established to serve the significant number of Greek shipping companies, located in the Athens area. Having served on the Kongsberg Maritime Hellas SA Board of Directors since the office was opened in 2011 and in various customer support and sales management roles within KONGSBERG for almost two decades…
Port of Antwerp Appoints New Brazilian Representative
Henrique Machado Rabelo, who has for some time already been responsible for commercial and institutional contacts and will now be focusing on the latter, was recently joined by Ricardo Sproesser, who will manage and develop the commercial contacts. Sproesser has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime and logistics sector, and is without any doubt an asset to the Brazilian team. “Brazil is a key trading partner of our port community. In terms of share in the annual maritime traffic destined for Antwerp, Brazil ranks sixth,” says Luc Arnouts, commercial director of the Antwerp Port Authority.
NOL Appoints New CEO, CFO
Amid a takeover by France’s CMA CGM, Singapore container shipper Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has named a new chief executive officer and chief financial officer. Nicolas Sartini will take over as chief executive officer, succeeding Ng Yat Chung, who has served as NOL president and CEO since 2011. New chief financial officer Serge Corbel will join Sartini as executive directors of the newly constituted 10-member NOL board. Ng will continue as executive director on the NOL board and will be a special adviser to the new chairman, Rodolphe Saadé, who is also the vice chairman of CMA CGM.
UASC Appoints New Board Leaders
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announced the appointment of Dr. Nabeel Al-Amudi as the new Chairman of the Company’s Board of Directors, and Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, as Vice-Chairman. Dr. Al Amudi, Al-Thani and the rest of the board will be responsible for driving the company’s global expansion plans and spearheading the company’s efforts to cement UASC’s positions as the market leader in the Middle East and as an emerging global carrier. Dr. Al-Amudi is currently the President of the Saudi Ports Authority. Prior to joining the Saudi Ports Authority, Dr.
Huntington Ingalls Appoints New C & CAO
Huntington Ingalls Industries yesterday promoted Nicolas Schuck to the position of controller and chief accounting officer, effectively immediately. He will report to Barbara Niland, corporate vice president, business management, and chief financial officer. "Nicolas has been an important member of our financial team and brings a great sense of enthusiasm, commitment, financial acumen and a wealth of experience to his new role," Niland said. In this position, Schuck has responsibility for all accounting matters related to SEC reporting…
Milaha Appoints New President & CEO
Qatar Navigation (Milaha), a leader in marine transportation offshore support services, port management and logistics services, has appointed Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai as its president and chief executive officer. He will succeed Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, who had previously announced his plan to retire. Al-Mannai previously led the commercial planning and allocation functions at Qatargas. Having spent his career with Qatargas, he has overseen many areas, including the commercial function of UK’s South Hook LNG Terminal…
MECNW Appoints New CEO
Terry Weston has been confirmed as Chief Executive of Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW) following the retirement of his predecessor, Jim Teasdale, at the end of September. Jim Teasdale was a founder director and chief executive of Birkenhead-based Maritime and Engineering College North West (MECNW), a charitable foundation set up under his leadership in 1998 to provide apprenticeship training in vocational skills with a particular focus on engineering and marine engineering.
Royston Appoints New US Distributor
Diesel power engineering specialist Royston has appoint a new U.S.-based distributor, citing growing interest in its advanced Enginei marine fuel management and monitoring systems. The Houma, La.-based Bow 2 Stern Technologies LLC will provide sales and technical service support for the Enginei system, which uses powerful data collection software to significantly expand the range of fuel, engine performance and voyage data used for crucial fuel analysis and optimization decisions.