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Friday, December 15, 2017

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Hopkins Named Managing Director at Harris Pye UK

Nigel Hopkins (Photo: Harris Pye)

Nigel Hopkins has been appointed Managing Director of Harris Pye UK Ltd based at the company’s headquarters in Llandow in Wales. He joined Harris Pye on May 1 this year working alongside Dave Hayden, the company’s retiring Managing Director at the Harris Pye UK headquarters in Llandow, South Wales before officially taking over from Dave Hayden on October  1, 2017. Nigel Hopkins started his engineering career in the merchant navy spending 13 years sailing on a variety of vessels including oil tankers…

Bunker Holding Appoints New COO

Søren Høll

Bunker Holding, the parent company of a group of bunker companies worldwide, has appointed Søren Høll as the company’s new Chief Operations Officer (COO). Søren will be situated at the company’s headquarters in Middelfart, Denmark, but will have frequent and extensive travel to the subsidiaries around the world. Søren Høll brings experience from the bunker business through his 28 year with Dan-Bunkering, a subsidiary of Bunker Holding. At Dan-Bunkering he held the position as Head of Operations Europe/Asia and Senior Vice President. bunker-holding.com  

Tyco Telecommunications Renamed TE SubCom

Tyco Telecommunications, a business unit of Tyco Electronics, announced it is now operating under a new corporate name: Tyco Electronics Subsea Communications (TE SubCom). In 2010, TE SubCom will complete cable installations and upgrade projects in Asia, the Middle East and the North Atlantic. The company’s management team remains unchanged and TE SubCom maintains the existing company headquarters, research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, ships and depots located worldwide. (www.subcom.com)  

$80M contract to GWS

Transworld Group of Companies (TGC) awarded an $80 million shipbuilding contract to Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard (GWS) in a ceremony held at the company's headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai, according to a report on www.menafn.com.

Cummins Appoints Schertz As Sales Manager

Cummins Marine has elected Leo Schertz as North American commercial sales manager. A 12-year veteran of Cummins Engine Co., Schertz previously held assignments in engineering, customer quality and customer engineering at the company's headquarters in Columbus, Ind. and regional office in Singapore. He will be responsible for supporting the North American commercial markets including workboats, fishing vessels, transportation and oil field support.

ACL Award from Compass Minerals

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) announced that it has received the 2009-2010 Service Excellence Award from Compass Minerals. The award was presented by Compass Minerals to 18 of its approximately 350 logistics providers at a banquet at the company's headquarters in Overland Park, Kan. on April 28. Recipients of the Service Excellence Award were selected for consistent service excellence, innovation, and logistics solutions during a two-step panel review process.

Drew Marine Christens New Headquarters

Photo courtesy Drew Marine

Drew Marine, a worldwide supplier of water treatment, fuel management, safety, maintenance and cleaning products to the maritime industry, celebrated its first year under J.F. Lehman’s private equity ownership on September 13 and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new corporate headquarters. Whippany Mayor, John Sheridan, Chairman and Founding Partner of J.F. Lehman & Company and former Secretary of the Navy, John Lehman, and J.F. Lehman & Company Partner and Chairman of Drew Marine’s Board of Directors…

Donjon-SMIT Relocating to Houston

Alexandria, VA- Donjon-SMIT, the unique provider of Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) services established by Donjon Marine Co., Inc. and SMIT Salvage Americas, Inc. will be moving its company headquarters from Alexandria, VA to Houston, TX, effective April 1st. The joint venture has been headquartered in Alexandria, VA to facilitate communication with the U. S. Coast Guard as well as compliance with the new OPA 90 Salvage and Marine Firefighting (SMFF) regulations for tank and non-tank vessels.

Marine Electronics Company Navico Emerges

Today, a company to be known in the development, production, marketing and sales of marine electronics comes to life, under the name of Navico. The launch of Navico is the result of the merger between Simrad Yachting AS and Lowrance Electronics Inc. The newly merged company will reach world wide revenues close to $300m for 2006. The company's headquarters is located at Lysaker outside of Oslo, Norway and the total number of employees will be approximately 2.500, spread world-wide. Bringing it all together is new company owner Altor, a Nordic investment company. The market for marine electronics is experiencing international growth. Bringing together four of the world's strongest brands in the marine electronics business in one company…

Transworld Signs Record Shipbuilding Contract

Transworld Group of Companies (TGC), an international logistics and shipping specialist, announced in December that it had awarded a $80m shipbuilding contract to Guangzhou Wenchong Shipyard (GWS) in a ceremony held at the company's headquarters in Jebel Ali Free Zone, Dubai. The group is aiming to strengthen its fleet to address the growing demand for sea cargo transportation and fully leverage the booming shipping and maritime industry in the Middle East. The 175 metre ships are custom-built with two 45-ton safe working load cranes and are designed to hold a maximum capacity of 1740 TEU and speed limit of up to 21 knots. The vessels are suited for TGC's primary short sea routes that provide a weekly connection for container trade from India…

Crowley Forms New Technical Services Business Unit

Crowley Maritime Corporation has formed a new non-asset, knowledge-based Technical Services business unit that will bring together the company's vessel construction and naval architecture, government services and ship management services. Crowley veteran Steve Collar has been appointed senior vice president and general manager of the enterprise. He will continue to work from the company's headquarters in Jacksonville and report to Tom Crowley, chairman, president and CEO. Collar, who joined the company in 1977 as a deckhand and most recently served as vice president of bulk petroleum and chemical transportation has the knowledge and experience to lead the unit.

Jensen Appoints Babcock to Management Role

Dan Babcock, manager of business development

Dan Babcock to Lead Company's Business Development Efforts. Jensen Maritime, a Crowley Maritime Corporation company, has appointed Dan Babcock as manager of business development, reporting to Johan Sperling, vice president of Jensen. In this position, Babcock is responsible for business development in support of the organization's growth strategies. Camilla Oding, who was recently appointed marketing analyst, reports to Babcock. Both work out of the company's headquarters in Seattle.

General Dynamics to Club Information Systems & Technology

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General Dynamics announced today that, following a comprehensive review of the structure of its Information Systems and Technology business group, General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems and General Dynamics C4 Systems will be combined to create a new business unit, General Dynamics Mission Systems. David K. Heebner, executive vice president of the Information Systems and Technology group for General Dynamics, said, "This restructuring will make us more efficient, cost-effective and responsive to our customers.

Princess Appoints Captain Christie as VP of Marine Operations

Princess Cruises has appointed Captain David Christie to the position of Vice President, Marine. A long-time Princess captain, who most recently commanded Grand Princess, Captain Christie will now be based at the company's headquarters in Santa Clarita, California and will be responsible for overseeing all of the maritime operations of the line's growing fleet. A 36-year P&O Princess Cruises veteran, Christie first took to the sea as a cadet with P&O in 1966. In 1975 he joined the original Pacific Princess, as a navigator and rose through the ranks aboard many of the vessels in the Princess fleet. In 1992 Christie earned his captain's stripes and took his first command aboard Island Princess.

Tentec Facility Expansion Underway

Thanks to ever-increasing sales and a newly extended product range, West Bromwich based engineering firm Tentec’s plans for expansion to their existing premises are now well underway. The company designs, manufactures and supplies bolt tightening equipment for a wide range of industries including oil and gas, wind energy, power generation and the general engineering market. “We have seen year-on-year growth in our business both from the UK and globally,” explains Mike Gethings, Managing Director at Tentec. Not only will the additional 20,000 square feet of space at the company’s headquarters in the West Midlands provide more space for the QA and IT Departments, but the current manufacturing facility will be also expanded.

EON to Cut Cost of Offshore Wind Farms 40 Percent

EON AG, Germany’s largest utility, expects to cut costs for building offshore wind farms about 40 percent by 2015, as it embarks on a $9 billion renewable energy expansion plan. “Renewables are a mainstay of our corporate strategy, and wind power in particular is one of our growth businesses,” said Chief Executive Officer Johannes Teyssen at company headquarters in Dusseldorf. EON seeks to build wind farms off the U.K., Scandinavia and German coastlines, including the 1-billion euro Amrumbank West project in the North Sea, which Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, will supply with 80 of its wind turbines. “We intend to commission a new offshore wind farm every 18 months,” Teyssen said. (Bloomberg)  

Connor Named President & CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Chris Connor

After six years as President & CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), Mr Arild B. Iversen is moving into a new role as consultant to the parent companies and WWL. Christopher J. Connor, currently Deputy CEO & Chief Commercial Officer, will take over at the helm. Mr. Connor starts as President & CEO on June 21 and will be located at the company’s headquarters in Lysaker, Norway. With over 32 years of experience in the logistics industry, Mr. Connor has held a range of positions…

New Cruise Ship Sea Trials Navis NavDP 4000 System

Mein Schiff 3: Image courtesy of Navis

Finland headquartered Navis Engineering says that recently completed sea trials by the 99,430 gross tons cruise ship Mein Schiff 3 have confirmed the high performance of its  dynamic positioning (DP) control system, Navis Nav DP4000. Designed and constructed for TUI Cruises by STX Shipyard in Turku, Finland and delivered in May this year, the 294m long and 36m wide Mein Schiff 3 is to operate in the German premium class cruise market. The vessel incorporates a number of eco-friendly features…

Hamburg Süd Receives Panalpina Award

Photo courtesy of Hamburg SĂĽd

Hamburg Süd has been recognized for the first time with the “Carrier of the Year” Award by the internationally operating transport and logistics group, Panalpina, based in Basle/Switzerland. Peter Frederiksen, Member of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, accepted the award at the shipping company’s headquarters in Hamburg in mid-January. The Panalpina Award is the result of the “Panalpina Ocean Freight Carrier Survey 2014”, for which the company asks around 1,700 employees worldwide to evaluate their daily dealings with various shipping lines according to different criteria.

Global Crossing Connects Norskan Offshore's Operations in Brazil

Global Crossing has been providing Private IP Network Services and Network Management Services to Norskan Offshore, a Brazilian offshore services provider owned by Norwegian Group DOF, the second largest Norwegian investor in . Based in , Norskan Offshore has invested nearly $700m in the Brazilian naval industry and currently has six state-of-the-art vessels. Global Crossing's MPLS-based network connects both the shipyards and also the company's headquarters. As part of a three-year contract signed in September 2007, Global Crossing is also providing Network Management Services to Norskan Offshore in four sites in - Botafogo, Ilha do Governador, and Macae.

Volvo Penta Names Puscar Marketing Director

Marcelo Puscar (Photo courtesy of Volvo Penta)

Marcelo Puscar has been appointed as director of marketing at Volvo Penta of the Americas. Previously director of marine sales for Latin America, Puscar will relocate from Volvo Penta Brazil to the company’s headquarters in Chesapeake, Va., where he will be responsible for managing and implementing a strategic marketing plan that builds, promotes and communicates Volvo Penta’s brand, products and services in the marine and industrial market sectors. He will report directly to Ron Huibers, president of Volvo Penta of the Americas.

Sea Hawk Paints Names Detmer as COO

Mike Detmer (Photo courtesy of New Nautical Coatings, Inc.)

Mike Detmer has been appointed to the position of chief operating officer at New Nautical Coatings, Inc. Based at the company’s headquarters in Clearwater, Fla., Detmer will report to Erik Norrie, co-founder and chief executive officer at Sea Hawk Paints. His responsibilities will include overseeing day-to-day operations as well as executing key strategic growth initiatives. Prior to joining New Nautical Coatings, Inc. and the Sea Hawk brand, Detmer spent two years as president of the Niles division of Nortek, Inc.’s AVC Group.

ACL Realigns Transportation Services Division

American Commercial Lines Inc. (NASDAQ: ACLI) announced it is realigning its Transportation Services Division to reduce costs, improve efficiencies, and streamline communication. The company will be moving leaders in operations management to field locations, closer to its employees and customers. Headquartered in Jeffersonville, Ind., ACL operates a fleet of more than 2,600 barges and approximately 130 towboats on a network of more than 12,000 miles of U.S. inland waterways. It also operates terminals, as well as fleeting, shifting, cleaning, and barge and boat repair services throughout its network. The company is realigning its Transportation Services business into two regional divisions.

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