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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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MOL to Open New Business units

New Organization Courtesy MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Juinchiro Ikeda) today announced plans to establish two new business units — the Dry Bulk Business Unit and the Energy Transport Business Unit and restructure its dry bulk business divisions — effective April 1, 2016. The restructuring will not affect the company’s disclosure of financial results by segment. 1. MOL will restructure the dry bulk business divisions and establish the Dry Bulker Business Unit to most effectively implement business structural reforms to optimize the fleet portfolio and make more efficient use of management resources.

Eni Reorganizes Gas and Power Segment

Following the reorganization of Eni’s Gas and Power activities, approved by the Company's Board of Directors, the Business Unit Optimization and Trading will be renamed Business Unit Midstream and a new Business Unit Downstream Gas and Power has been created. The Business Unit Downstream Gas and Power, of which Eni’s Chief Executive Officer, Paolo Scaroni, has been appointed interim head, will be responsible for the development in Italy and abroad of commercial retail and mid gas & power as well as the generation of electricity power. The Business Unit Midstream, headed by Marco Alverà, will oversee commodity trading activities, supply and oil & gas portfolio optimization, sales on wholesale gas and power markets, midstream LNG commercial activities and commodities transport.

Bahri Dry Bulk Secures Newbuild Finance

New vessels being built by Hyundai Mipo Dockyard will be used to cater to the growing demand for the import of essential grains into Saudi Arabia. Photo: Bahri Dry Bulk

Bahri Dry Bulk, a business unit of global transportation and logistics leader Bahri, has announced that it has secured a Sharia-compliant funding of SAR 360 million (USD 96mln) from Bank Albilad, one of the fast-growing banks in Saudi Arabia. The fund is to finance the purchase of four new bulk carriers as part of an agreement signed by the company‎ in 2017 with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD), a member of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) Group, the world’s largest shipbuilding company based in South Korea.

New CEO for Drives Portfolio at Siemens

JĂĽrgen Amedick

Jürgen Amedick becomes new CEO for the drives portfolio for industry and infrastructure applications at Siemens. Jürgen Amedick took over the leadership of the Large Drives Business Unit of the Siemens Drive Technologies Division on October 1, 2012. The Large Drives Business Unit develops, manufactures, and markets products, systems, solutions, and services for drive engineering in industrial and infrastructure application as well as industries such as shipbuilding, pulp and paper, mining, and cement.

MAN Diesel to Feature High-Speed Engines

Photo courtesy MAN Diesel Group

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge will transfer part of its business involving high-speed engines to the group’s sister company, MAN Diesel. With effect from 1 January 2010, these activities will be integrated into MAN Diesel to form a Business Unit High Speed. The new Business Unit will offer diesel and gas engines in a performance range from 70 to 1,400 kW used in yachts, smaller working ships, locomotives and in decentralised energy supplies, for instance as emergency gensets. The MAN Diesel High Speed Business Unit will be based at the Nuremberg site…

Palumbo Buys Mondomarine

Photo: Mondomarine Shipyard

Italian yard Palumbo Group has acquired the former Mondomarine facility in Savona on an initial six-month lease, reports local media. "By leasing the business unit of the Savona shipyard, Palumbo Group will grant the restart of the shipyard's activities, along with the immediate reinstatement of nine employees." Palumbo Group explained in a statement. The deal saves 9 jobs from the Italian shipyard that went into liquidation towards the end of 2017, which put a total of 57 jobs at risk.

New Organizational Structure for Inmarsat

New Organisational Structure for Inmarsat Brings Renewed Focus on Core Markets; Stratos, Segovia and Ship Equip Now Align Under the Inmarsat Brand. Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has begun the process of including its subsidiary companies within a new organisational structure that will align the Inmarsat business more closely to core vertical market segments and continue to support both direct and indirect distribution of its services. As of 1st January 2012, Inmarsat Solutions, led by Jim Parm, is responsible for Inmarsat's global direct and indirect sales and marketing delivery. Inmarsat Government Global, led on an interim basis by Ronald Spithout, focusing on worldwide (i.e.

MAN Diesel & Turbo Makes Executive Board Appointment

The Supervisory Board of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE has appointed Arnd Löttgen to the Executive Board with effect from 1 September 2012. Arnd Löttgen will be responsible for the newly formed Strategic Business Unit Engines, in which the production of four-stroke engines and the turbocharger business are being brought together. In his capacity as Chief Manufacturing Officer he will also have a cross-departmental role that covers all the strategic business units and includes responsibility for company-wide production strategy. “The enlargement of our Executive Board and reorganisation of roles will provide an important foundation for the future success of our company and further growth,” says René Umlauft, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo SE.

American Superconductor Names Paratore Senior VP and General Manager of Wires Business Unit

American Superconductor Corporation has named David Paratore senior vice president and general manager of its Wires business unit, which manufactures and sells the company's high temperature superconductor (HTS) wire. The announcement was made in conjunction with several other promotions or newly expanded assignments for corporate and business unit staff. general manager of AMSC's SuperMachines business unit. became part of the Power Electronic Systems business. Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation. Superconductor. including our $70 million ship propulsion motor contract with the U.S. said Greg Yurek, chief executive officer. the time is right to move Dave into this key role. marketing and will continue to report to Yurek. Systems from 1982 to 1992.

Litton Marine Creates Machine Automation Unit

Litton Marine Systems has established a new strategic business unit for machine automation, as announced per Dr. Clark Graham, the company's president. In addition, Patrick T. Enright, Jr. was named director and Stewart Allington was elected director of the new strategic business unit. Prior to joining Litton, Enright was head of the automation department at Newport News Shipbuilding, while Allington, who joined Decca in 1994, will assume responsibility for worldwide sales and marketing of Litton's marine machinery automation systems.

Crowley Promotes Dugan To Manager Oil Transportation

Chris Dugan has been promoted to manager, Oil Transportation for Crowley Marine Services in Seattle. Dugan began his career with Crowley in early 1997 as manager of Customer Service in Long Beach, Calif., in the company's Harbor Services business unit. He was later promoted to the position of sales manager in the Bulk Petroleum business unit in Seattle. Dugan holds a bachelors degree in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

Heuer to Take Helm at MTU

Dr. Rolf A. Hanssen, after more than 10 years as CEO of MTU and Head of the DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway Business Unit, will terminate his contract as planned with effect from December 31, 2004. The Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and the Supervisory Board of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH have selected Volker Heuer, who is currently still Presidente de los Centros Industriales of Mercedes-Benz Espana S. A., to take over as the CEO of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH and Head of the DaimlerChrysler Off-Highway Business Unit, effective August 1, 2004

ZF Acquires Bosch Rexroth Industrial Gears Arm

The now fully completed acquisition of the industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox portions of Bosch Rexroth consolidates ZF's industrial gears business portfolio – these will also be used for heavy tunnel drilling machines. (Photo: ZF)

Following the go-ahead from antitrust authorities, on December 1, 2015 ZF has officially taken over the industrial gears and wind turbine gearbox business from Bosch Rexroth AG. With this, some 1,200 employees altogether at the Witten, Beijing and Lake Zurich (USA) locations will thus join the technology company. The purchase price has not been disclosed. For ZF, the acquisition is an entry into the business with large industrial gears that are used in oil rigs, mine vehicles, tunnel drilling machines, or cableways, for instance.

Crowley's New VPs Evans & Otero

Eric Evans (Photos courtesy Crowley Maritime)

Crowley announced the promotion of Eric Evans and Tony Otero each to the role of vice president, finance & planning, supporting several different business groups. In his new position Eric Evans will support Crowley's technical services, petroleum services, Alaska petroleum distribution and marine contract services business groups. His responsibilities include accounting, contract administration, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and strategic planning for these business units, which encompass more than $1b in annual revenues and locations on five continents.

MCP Hires Two Senior Executives

Maritime Communication Partner (MCP), a global provider of onboard communications solutions, has announced the recruitment of two highly experienced senior executives to lead its dedicated Offshore and Cruise and Ferry Business Units. Tom Lowehr, until recently the Head of Program Management at Astrium Business Communication, has joined as Senior Vice President (SVP) of the newly launched Offshore business unit, while Lars Munkso, formerly of US stock-listed energy services group Cameron, becomes SVP of the Cruise and Ferry business unit.

Crowley Shipping Announces Management Team

(Photos: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corp. appointed four industry veterans to oversee the consolidated lines of business under the recently formed Crowley Shipping group, which provides petroleum and chemical transportation, commercial ship management, offshore energy support and ship assist and tanker escort services in the U.S. and international markets. Crowley said the new business unit structure better aligns vessel operations and services with customers, positioning the company for greater growth and efficiency under Rob Grune, senior vice president and general manager.

Knutsen is Head of Yara Downstream

Terje Knutsen

Yara International ASA has appointed Terje Knutsen as Head of Downstream. He succeeds Egil Hogna, who has submitted his resignation. Knutsen will assume his new position on 1 May 2015. Yara's Downstream business unit manages the company's global sales, marketing and distribution of fertilizers. Terje Knutsen currently heads Yara's business unit for Downstream activities in North & East Europe. Prior to this, he was Head of Business Unit Asia. Aged 52, Knutsen holds a Master's degree in economics and business administration from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Teekay Announces Senior Management Appointments

Teekay Corporation (Teekay or the Company) (NYSE:TK) announced that its current President of its Shuttle Tanker and FSO business unit, Kenneth Hvid, has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer effective April 1, 2011. In his new role, Mr. Hvid will be located in Vancouver, Canada and will be succeeding Peter Evensen, who will take over as Teekay's President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2011 as a result of the previously announced retirement of Bjorn Moller.Mr. Hvid joined Teekay in 2000 from A.P. Moller, and was responsible for leading the Company's global procurement activities until he was promoted in 2004 to Senior Vice President, Teekay Gas Services. During this time, Mr.

Fincantieri 2012 Profits Up on Previous Year

Shipbuilders, Fincantieri, publish its 2012 financial results; announce resignation of Chairman Corrado Antonini. ·         Order portfolio at euro 7,817 million (euro 8,361 million in 2011). Commercially, Fincantieri succeeded in making the best of the available opportunities, finalizing agreements for new orders, including options, worth a total of euro 6.5 billion. This figure includes euro 1.4 billion in finalized contracts, while the remaining agreements are all subject to finalization of the related financial packages. In particular, in the merchant vessels business unit, contracts were signed for the construction of two cruise…

Houston Exploration Announces Changes, Reorganizations

Houston Exploration announces a corporate realignment to facilitate the Company's operating strategy and growth plans. They have created two operating divisions: Onshore and offshore, which will function as strategic business units for the Company's oil and gas operations. Steve Mueller will join the Company as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Onshore Division, a business unit currently producing 110 Mmcf/d from fields in South Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, East Texas and West Virginia. Mueller brings over 26 years of industry experience. Most recently, Mueller was senior vice president of exploration and production at Belco Oil and Gas Company. Prior to Belco, Mr.

Aker Solutions 3Q Results

Aker decided to change the set-up of the two business and Products & Technologies to reinforce its deepwater position. The changes involve an integration of Aker Marine Contractors and our Well Service and Geo business units into the Subsea business area. In combination with our ownership and cooperation with Aker Oilfield Services, the new structure will also leverage Aker’swell intervention services offering. Until now these business units have been part of the Products & Technologies business area. In addition the drilling riser business will be transferred from Subsea to the Products & Technologies business area. On 22 August Aker Solutions ASA acquired an additional 30 percent of the shares in Aker Marine Contractors from for USD 80.30 million.

MAN B&W Diesel’s Danish Four-stroke unit Restructures

MAN B&W Diesel A/S has decided to restructure its activities in the company’s Four-stroke business unit. Rationalization is necessary to keep the competitive edge and the structural change will entail a gradual concentration of the Danish Four-stroke engine production in Frederikshavn and, at the same time, a phasing out of production in Holeby. The Holeby division will continue as a center of GenSet competence, with approximately 90 employees. The functions will include sales & marketing, engineering and customer support. The Frederikshavn division has a broad business base, including Four-stroke engines for propulsion of small ships and complete propulsion plants with gear and propellers. In the future, GenSets production will complement existing activities.

Nickless VP Crowley Finance & Planning, Shipping & Logistics

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In his new position he will support Crowley's liner and logistics business units, and be responsible for leading their finance and accounting functions and strategic business planning.

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