Chemoil CEO Dies in Helicopter Crash
The Board of Directors of Chemoil Energy announced that the company’s CEO and Executive Chairman, Robert V Chandran passed away January 7, 2008 from injuries sustained when a helicopter he was traveling in crashed in the Riau Province of Indonesia. In the aircraft with Chandran was Terence Gidlow, Chemoil’s Vice President of Business Development, who was injured but is in stable condition. Chandran built Chemoil Energy into one of the world’s leading independent suppliers of marine fuels since he founded the company in 1981.
WISTA India's Workshop on Managing Customers
WISTA India proved that they are committed to enhancing skiil of all women in the Maritime Industry . On 17th April they organised a workshop on "Manage your customers" at India's premier Business school SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. “ Managing Difficult Customers “ was such an eye opener on how we, while selling , focus only on pushing down prices , not realizing that in doing so, we are not adding any value to the client or to our business in the long run.
SBM Offshore Nominates Wood as CFO
SBM Offshore has nominated D.H.M. Wood as a member of the management board and chief financial officer (CFO) to replace current CFO, P.M. van Rossum, who is set to retire. The company will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on November 30, 2016 where it will be proposed that Wood be appointed as a member of the management board for a period of four years until the 2021 AGM. Van Rossum will then step down as management board member and CFO. Wood has worked at Royal Dutch Shell plc since 1993 in various financial and management positions, including as Vice President Finance & Planning Exploration (at Shell Upstream International) and most recently as CFO of Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. in Japan, a company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Trailer Bridge Hires New Financial Director
Trailer Bridge, Inc. is announced the appointment of Chad Switzer to the position of Director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Chad has over fifteen years of professional experience in Finance and Operations Management and is responsible for Trailer Bridge’s Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting and Analysis processes. Chad has a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Redlands, as well as a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Wilmington University. He is a longtime member of the Institute of Management Accountants and has earned the Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation. Chad resides in the Jacksonville, Florida area with his wife and three sons. trailerbridge.com
Norway's Bergen Group Appoint CFO
Henning Nordgulen has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of shipbuilders & offshore service providers Bergen Group ASA. Bergen CEO Asle Solheim said he was very pleased that Nordgulen had accepted the engagement: “Mr. Nordgulen has a comprehensive background from leading positions in finance, shipping and industry. Henning Nordgulen (48) has for the last seven years been Director of the corporate division and a member of the corporate management team in Sparebanken Vest.
Gaynor Controller of Salem Water Taxi
Lynn resident, Michael Gaynor, has been named as Controller for Salem Water Taxi in Salem, MA., one of the area’s launch and mooring providers. In his role as controller of Salem Water Taxi, Gaynor will be responsible for the financial operations and assist with policy making. In addition he serves as the pension plan administrator. Gaynor brings more than 20 years of experience as a Controller at an international corporation and with private companies to his position with Salem Water Taxi. Gaynor joined Hawthorne Cove Marina four years ago as Controller and will continue in that role.
Capt.Sharma Appointed MD, Essar Shipping
The Board of Directors of Essar Shipping Ltd. has appointed Capt. Anoop Sharma as the Managing Director of the company, effective 1st November 2015. Capt. Sharma joined Essar in 2008 and until recently, served as CEO & Wholetime Director of Essar Shipping Limited. He is a Master (FG) with a Diploma in Marketing Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. Commenting on his appointment, Capt. As Managing Director, Capt. Sharma will report to the Board of Essar Shipping Ltd.
BOGSOA Elects New Chairman
Sayeed H. Chowdhury, chairman and ceo of HRC Shipping Ltd (HRC Group), the Multiport member in Bangladesh, has been elected chairman of the Bangladesh Oceangoing Ship Owners' Association (BOGSOA). Elected at the association's annual general meeting at the end of June, Chowdhury will hold the position for a two-year term. Also a member of the British Institute of Management, Chowdhury founded the HRC Group in 1991. Although initially set up as a ship agency, it is now a diversified conglomerate of sixteen companies including ship agency, chartering, shipowning and distribution. With offices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna, HRC Shipping Ltd is the largest private sector shipowning company in Bangladesh.
Keppel Corp. appoints Tow Heng Tan as Director
Keppel Corporation Limited (Keppel Corporation) announced the appointment of Mr Tow Heng Tan, Managing Director of Strategic Development (ASEAN Investments) of Temasek Holdings (Private) Limited(Temasek Holdings), as Director. He will also serve as a member of the Executive Committee and Remuneration and Share Option Committee. Mr Tow, aged 48, has an extensive 29-year business career spanning the management consultancy, investment banking and stockbroking industries. At Temasek Holdings, he is involved with making direct investments in the ASEAN region. Prior to joining Temasek Holdings in September 2002, he was Senior Director of Business Development at DBS Vickers Securities (Singapore) Pte Ltd. From 1993 to 2001, Mr Tow was Managing Director of Lum Chang Securities Pte Ltd.
Faststream Announces Director Promotion
Recruitment company Faststream has announced the appointment of a new director. Jason Tay has been promoted to director level in the Group’s Singapore base in recognition of his progression and contribution to the business, the company said. Established in 1999, Faststream is a recruitment company specializing in services to the oil and gas, shipping and maritime, offshore, mining and built environment sectors. The Group employs 130 in total across its U.K., Perth Australia, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Singapore offices. Mr.
Smith Taken on Rolls-Royce Holdings Board
Rolls-Royce Holdings plc today announces the appointment of Sir Kevin Smith CBE as a Non-Executive Director. Sir Kevin will join the Board with effect from 1 November 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Science & Technology Committee. Sir Kevin joins from Unitas Capital, a leading Asian private equity firm, where he has been a full-time partner based in Hong Kong since joining the firm in February 2012.
Port Security Training Drills in Argentina
The Naval Prefecture Argentina, following the guidelines of the Ministry of National Security, held this morning the annual exercise PEMADOCK (Plan Major Emergency Area Port Dock Sud) in order to achieve rapid and effective response to a potential loss of the extent that the activity proposed. The crack of a pipe was simulated following maintenance work on the spring, aggravating the box by an explosion, followed by fire and hydrocarbon spill. The scenario led to the launch of PEMADOCK.
Mansukh Mandavia Inspects Kolkata Port, IWAI Jetty
Indian Minister of State for Shipping, Mansukh Mandaviya inspected the facilities and ongoing projects at Kolkata Port Trust and GR Jetty of Inland Waterways Authority of India. Mandavia visited Netaji Subhas Dock at Kolkata Port Trust where he stressed upon the need for strengthening the Dry Dock facilities. He also inaugurated the renovated Birsa Munda Sarani and Sonapur Road of the Port, and participated in the tree plantation activities organised by the Port Authorities. He later flagged off the state-of-the–art Seagoing Survey Launch (River Pearl-1) of KoPT.
Victor Roach Honored with AAPA Service Award
Longtime Barbados Port Authority official Victor Randolph Roach today was honored by the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) with its Distinguished Service Award. Roach, who in December retired from his positions as deputy general manager and secretary of the board of directors of the Barbados Port Authority, was cited for his role in advancing hemispheric understanding of Caribbean ports and for his contributions to the cruise industry. He joined the authority as deputy general manager in 1994. Roach served as chairman of AAPA's Caribbean Delegation from 2000 to 2001 and has served on the AAPA Executive Committee and AAPA Board of Directors. Since its inception, Roach has been an active member of AAPA's Cruise Committee.
2nd WISTA India Forum Receives Strong Support
On 23rd January 2015, the Royal Mumbai Yacht Club saw around a hundred dignified members of the shipping fraternity gather for the second WISTA Annual Forum, an event that lived up to the industry’s expectations. The select crowd included long-term supporters of WISTA India and WISTA members, as well as members who flew down from Delhi, Chennai, Cochin and Bengaluru especially for this conference. The program commenced with the traditional lighting of the lamp by key dignitaries – Hon Mr Deepak Shetty…
Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group announced that it is reorganizing and establishing new leadership to better serve customers in need of engineering, project management and government services. Solutions is the company’s dedicated, full-service engineering, project management and government services team, reporting to Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services. Jay Edgar, who is new to Crowley, has been appointed vice president and leader of the company’s newly formed engineering services team…
EDHEC-Risk Institute Welcomes Eight New Members
EDHEC-Risk Institute announced that eight new members have joined its international advisory board, which brings together scholars, representatives of regulatory bodies as well as senior executives from business partners and other institutions. The role of the international advisory board is to validate the relevance and goals of the research program proposals presented by the institute’s management and to evaluate research outcomes with respect to their potential impact on industry practices. The 47 members of the board also advise on the objectives and contents of projects deriving from the expertise of the institute, thereby ensuring that graduate and executive programmes remain at the forefront of developments in the marketplace.
Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping's Premises Get a Facelift
Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping (NMIS) held a simple ceremony yesterday to celebrate the upgradation of its premises in Mumbai and for having updated the study material in line with the latest developments. Set up in 1969 under the joint auspices of the Ministry of Shipping, government of India and the Indian Shipping Industry, the institute continues to be the only center in the country conducting a course in commercial shipping. The Director General of Shipping Gautam Chatterjee was the chief guest, the Chairman of JNPT, N.N.
New Singapore Affiliate for IMarEST
World Tankers Management Pte Ltd (WTM) of Singapore has become the latest Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Marine Affiliate. The IMarEST Marine Partners scheme is the corporate partnership program of the institute – the leading professional body for the global marine community. Under the scheme customized corporate packages are created for each of the Corporate Partners and Marine Affiliates who include companies, universities, research institutes and training colleges. “We are very pleased to welcome World Tankers Management Pte Ltd as an IMarEST Marine Affiliate,” says IMarEST’s Interim Chief Executive, Fiona Morris.
The Nautical Institute Expands Accreditation Services
The Nautical Institute announces today that it is to expand its accreditation services. Members input, which has fed into the Institute’s current five year strategic plan, highlights that focus on competency and professionalism across the entire maritime industry is greater than ever. Under previous strategic plans, the Institute has developed model courses for leadership and management training, raised awareness within the industry of the need for this training, and accredited training providers for these important courses. The Institute continues to build upon their international standard for training and certification of dynamic positioning operators, established in 1983, as well as accrediting the extensive network of international DP training centres.
BMT Fleet Technology Names Byrtus President
BMT Fleet Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Darcy Byrtus as President. Darcy joins BMT from General Dynamics Canada where he held the post of Director of Business Development for Naval Programs and Project Management. There, he was responsible for the strategic planning, opportunity identification and pursuit for all naval programs and for the promotion of General Dynamics’ capabilities to the Canadian Department of National Defence.
IRS on Talent Acquisition Spree
IRClass, the Leading Ship Classification Society has hired 17 of the brightest and best Naval Architecture students from the elite technical institutes of India. IRClass celebrates its 40th Anniversary this year. In keeping with the philosophy of acquiring the brightest talent, IRClass has visited four technical institutes of India namely, IIT-Chennai, IIT-Kharagpur, Indian Maritime Institute-Vizag and CUSAT-Kochin for campus placements to induct best talent from the field of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. The management has constituted a four member senior management team to visit and select trainees from these Institutes. After gruelling selection process, 17 students including batch toppers were selected and invited to join the prestigious Trainee Scheme of the organisation.
MITAGS Formally Certified by USN As Non-Traditional Training Site
Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate (MITAGS) and Pacific Maritime Institute (PMI), has announced that the United States Navy has certified the institute as a Non-Traditional Training Site. MITAGS met the rigidly high standards of the Navy and has been granted a much wider range of formal training for its personnel. To gain formal certification, MITAGS had to meet or exceed U.S. Navy standards in Instructional Management, Curriculum Management, Evaluation Management and Student Management. The MITAGS Non-Traditional Training Site (NTTS) Certifications means that the institute will become an external source for naval training. MITAGS went through a formal inspection process that verified its conformance to standards and examined its facilities.