GL Garrad Hassan Names Business Development Manager
Hamburg - GL Garrad Hassan has appointed a new Business Development Manager in the UK, Ian Finch will be responsible for managing sales and business development activities for the GL Group with a special focus on offshore wind. He will work closely with Christoph Thiel, the newly appointed Head of Business Development and Sales for GL Garrad Hassan and Colin Morgan, who leads the Group's Offshore Wind Practice. Finch is an experienced sales and business development manager with over twenty years of working experience.
Global Ship Lease New Time Charter with CMA CGM
Global Ship Lease (GSL), a containership charter owner, announced that it has agreed to a new time charter with CMA CGM for an 8,063 TEU containership, the 2005-built OOCL Tianjin, which will be renamed GSL Tianjin. The vessel will be chartered for a period of three to eight months (at the charterer's option) at a fixed rate of $13,000 per day, commencing immediately upon re-delivery from its current charter on or around October 25, 2017. Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease…
Carlisle & Finch Launch SmartVIEW
New from Carlisle & Finch Co., SmartVIEW is a Microprocessor-based Control System, which allows Carlisle & Finch Products (NightFINDER Systems and Standard Searchlight Products), to be controlled from any screen on board the ship or from a remote PC in another location. The NightFINDER is the combination of a high Intensity Searchlight and Night Vision Camera integrated onto the same Pan/Tilt Base. SmartVIEW enables NightFINDER, as well as any of their standard searchlight products, to be controlled through the Ship’s Integrated Glass Bridge.
BP Chairman to Retire
BP has announced that Carl-Henric Svanberg has informed the company’s board of directors of his intention to retire as chairman. Svanberg will chair the annual general meeting to be held in May 2018 and will remain in position until a successor is in post. Ian Davis, the BP board’s senior independent director, will now lead the process to identify and appoint BP’s next chairman. Mr Svanberg joined the BP board on 1 September 2009 and became chairman on 1 January 2010. Svanberg said: “It has been a tremendous privilege to lead the BP board over the past eight years.
Carlisle & Finch SmartVIEW Technology
New from Carlisle & Finch, SmartVIEW is a Microprocessor-based Control System which allows Carlisle & Finch Products to be controlled from any screen on board the ship or from a remote PC in another location. The NightFINDER is the combination of a high Intensity Searchlight and Night Vision Camera integrated onto the same Pan/Tilt Base. SmartVIEW enables NightFINDER, as well as any of their standard searchlight products, to be controlled through the Ship’s Integrated Glass Bridge.
Graig Ship Management Appoints CEO
Cardiff-based Graig Ship Management appointed Ian Morgan as CEO. Ian takes over from current CEO John Arkell, who is retiring shortly following almost five years as the driving force behind GSM's growth. position of technical superintendent. In July 2006 Ian was appointed fleet technical manager and in July this year rose to the position of general manager and director of GSM. "We are confident Ian will rise to the challenge of his new key role with the Group, and his strong technical background will be especially beneficial as we continue to innovate our range of newbuilding vessels," said Hugh Williams, CEO of the Graig Group. Graig has successfully supervised the building of over 100 ships of different types at yards in Asia.
New Director Joins Braemar Steege
Loss adjuster, Braemar Steege, announced that Ian Baxter (FCILA, ACII) will be joining the company’s Singapore office as a Director, effective 1 April 2009. Ian has been in the insurance industry for 35 years. The past 26 years have been spent in South East Asia. Prior to joining Braemar Steege, Ian served many years with the international adjusters, Thomas Howell Group, latterly as Director of Asia Pacific. Roger Law, Managing Director of Braemar Steege, said “We are delighted with Ian’s appointment as it strengthens our team in Singapore.
Hill Dickinson Adds Partner to London Office
International law firm Hill Dickinson has appointed Ian MacLean as a partner to its London office, where he will focus on his international client base of ship owners, ship managers and their insurers. This appointment provides the firm with five former mariners at partner level, with Ian joining the existing team of Mike Mallin, Tony Goldsmith, Phil Haddon and Andrew Gray. This team is further strengthened by another five ex-mariner assistants, two of whom are qualified solicitors.
GMG Acquires Fugro’s Trenching, Cable Laying Business
Global Marine Group (GMG) will acquire Fugro’s trenching and cable laying business in exchange for an equity stake of around 24 percent in the combined business valued at $65 million, and a one year secured vendor loan of $ 7.5 million. Fugro said it will realize a gain on this transaction, valued at approximately $73 million. GMG is a supplier of subsea cable installation and maintenance services in the telecoms, offshore renewables, power and oil and gas market segments. The…
V.Group Appoints Ian El-Mokadem as CEO
UK-based ship management company V.Group announced the appointment of Ian El-Mokadem as Chief Executive Officer and Martin Gaard Christiansen as Chief Commercial Officer. Both will assume their positions in the autumn. Ian joins from Exova, the global provider of technically demanding testing, calibration and related advisory services, where he served as Chief Executive for the last six years. Ian was responsible for professionalising and growing the business, which operates in 33 countries…
UK Offshore Energy Sector Needs Regulating, Says New Report
The equivalent of 41 billion barrels of oil have already been produced from the UK Continental Shelf, but production is declining. Improving the way the UK's offshore oil and gas industry is regulated could boost the economy by £200bn over the next 20 years, according to a new government-commmissioned report by retired oil tycoon Sir Ian Wood, reports BBC Scotland. The current regulator, which is situated within the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), is now significantly…
UTEC Announces Middle East Appointment
UTEC appointed Ian Pownall as the General Manager of UTEC Survey JLT, based in Dubai, UAE. The responsibilities of this role include development and delivery of the UTEC brand and business model in the Middle East region. Ian, who was formerly with Corrintec in the U.K. and Unique Maritime Group in the UAE, brings a wealth of IMR experience to UTEC Survey JLT.
IBIA Chief Executive Resigns
Bunker trade association IBIA announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Ian Adams, effective from 31 July 2011. Adams had been at the helm of IBIA since 2001 during which time the organisation has grown in size, reputation and influence. He leaves the association in order to look after his family whilst his wife recovers from medical treatment. IBIA Chairman Bob Lintott said: “We are sad to be losing Ian, but fully understand that family must come first. Ian’s contribution to IBIA has been first class and he has been instrumental in turning the association into a globally recognised industry body. “It has not been an easy decision to leave IBIA having seen it grow over the last 10 years," Adams said. "However, I need to consider the needs of my family.
North Sea Could Save Scotland’s Economy
According to a Nov. 6 report from The Press and Journal, Scottish businessman, Sir Ian Wood, said the North Sea oil and gas industry could be the saviour of the UK economy and haul the country out of its massive debt. Sir Ian, chairman of Aberdeen-based global energy service business Wood Group, told an awards dinner held by industry body Oil & Gas UK that government policies needed to focus less on maximizing income and more on getting to the nearly $1,328.6b worth of oil and gas that remains untouched under the sea. (Source: The Press and Journal)
Australian Port Industries Market Research Report
An updated IBISWorld market research report reveals opportunities for growth in Australian port trades. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Caroline Finch, “IBISWorld forecasts compound annual revenue growth of 2.3% over the five years through 2012-13”. In the current year, the industry is expected to grow 7.0% to reach $3.39 billion. The report indicates that atrong growth in the value of total merchandise trade has been the primary driver behind the Port Operators industry's solid performance over the past five years. The value of merchandise trade exports has grown faster than the value of merchandise trade imports because of high demand for commodity exports. As more cargo moved through Australia's ports, the industry gained more opportunities to charge for its port services.
First Damen Tug for Peru
Launching the business relationship between the two companies, Ian Taylor Peru has signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for an ASD Tug 2810. The vessel’s MTU engine and rapid delivery time were both key aspects of the contract. The two companies are also concluding negotiations for an additional order of a second identical vessel. Ian Taylor Peru, the Peruvian subsidiary of the Chilean group of companies Empresas Taylor, has been active in Peru’s towing sector since 1991. The company currently has four tugs in operation there.
RBG Targets Kazahstan Growth with Appointment
RBG, a provider of assess, inspect and repair (AIR) services to the global energy industry that was recently acquired by Stork Technical Services, has appointed Ian Henderson as president of its Kazakhstan business unit. RBG has operated in Kazakhstan since 2006 and Henderson is responsible for leading and growing the company’s in-country operations. Working with clients such as Ersai, Keppel, Saipem and Bonatti, RBG has established an excellent track record, providing integrated support services and the company plans to expand its presence and service offering across the country.
Rolls-Royce Appoint Ian Davis Chairman
Rolls-Royce announce that Ian Davis will succeed Sir Simon Robertson as Chairman. Mr. Davis will join the Board as a non-executive Director on 1 March 2013 and take over from Sir Simon at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting on 2 May 2013. Ian Davis spent more than thirty years with McKinsey & Company, including six as Chairman and Worldwide Managing Director. He serves, as a non-executive Director, on the Boards of BP and Johnson & Johnson and is a non-executive member of the Cabinet Office Board.
Grand Bahama Shipyard Adds Four Executives
Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL), a Caribbean shipyard providing retrofit, refurbishment and revitalization to cruise and commercial vessels, has added four new positions to its executive team in 2016. Taking up the new executive positions are Ian Edward Ross, Don Keirce, Charles Nugent and Adrian Baboi. Ian Edward Ross joined GBSL July 2016 as VP of HSSEQ, bringing with him over 25 years’ practical experience delivering strategic and operational support to major organizations in the oil and gas, power generation and heavy construction and fabrication industries.
IMCA Outlines Importance of DP Operations Safety
Safe operation of dynamically positioned (DP) vessels is of vital importance to the global offshore oil and gas industry. Ian Giddings, Technical Adviser at the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) recently outlined at the Marine Technology Society (MTS) Dynamic Positioning Conference, how fundamentally important the guidance, information notes, safety notes and incident reports gathered by IMCA are to the industry. For many years IMCA (and its predecessor the DP Vessel Owners Association) has produced the guidance, information notes, safety notes and incident reports about DP based on information gathered from its members and the wider industry.
MV Finch Arrow Delivered
The Largest Deadweight / Cargo Hold Capacity with Box-Shaped Cargo Holds. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (MES) completed and delivered a 72,800 dwt type Open Hatch Jib Crane General Cargo Carrier MV Finch Arrow (MES Hull No. 1837) at its Chiba Works to 311 Rainbow Shipping S.A., Panama on March 27, 2013. This is the second vessel of its series which has a large cargo hold capacity of more than 86,600 m3 with eight box-shaped cargo holds.
Corporate Coastal Yacht
Pluckebaum Custom Boats recently launched a custom 80 ft. corporate coastal yacht, designed for dining and entertaining large groups of corporate customers. The vessel is designed to take customers on a three or four hour afternoon or evening cruise, and serve them a complete, sit-down gourmet meal. The yacht was built to replace an older 65 ft. vessel. The interior joiner work features custom milled tongue-and-groove African mahogany walls, ceilings and cabinetry. Outside the vessel is a unique double rail and stanchion liferail system made from solid brass to the owner's specification. The bridge includes a complete hard enclosure with remote wing controls in a fully air conditioned and heated environment.
Reduction of attorney’s fee contract to protect seaman
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that a court sitting in admiralty has inherent authority to alter a contingent fee contract for legal services entered into by an uncounseled seaman. In the instant case, plaintiff foreign seaman retained an attorney to represent him in a personal injury suit against the owner of a ship on which he was injured. The contingent fee contract called for recovery (assuming success in the litigation) by the attorney of all expenses and advancements, as well as 40% of the gross recovery. In this case, the award was such that plaintiff seaman, who had long-since returned to his home in Bangladesh and could no longer work as a seaman due to his permanent injuries, would receive nothing in the final disbursement.