New CEO for Deep Sea Supply
Deep Sea Supply, a Cyprus headquartered owner of offshore support vessels, has appointed Jon Are Gummedal as new CEO of the company, says a statement from the company. Gummedal has worked with Deep Sea Supply since January 2014 as Technical Director with the responsibility of the technical management and crewing of the fleet operating worldwide. He was previously Technical Director at Wilson, responsible for a fleet of 86 vessels. He has more than 13 years experience in the industry, the last 7 in higher management positions.
Maritime Lawyer Elvey Returns to London After Lengthy Posting
Ince & Co. partner Jonathan Elvey, who was head of the law firm's Piraeus office, has returned to the London office after spending 17 years advising clients at the heart of the Greek shipping market as head of the Piraeus office. Partner Nick Shepherd, who spent five years in Greece in the 1990s and returned to Piraeus in 2010, takes on the role of head of the office. Ince inform that In 2013 their Piraeus office celebrated its 20th anniversary, having grown in size over time to 35 people.
Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive. “After an extensive, nationwide search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners is very pleased to recommend the appointment of Jon Slangerup as the Port’s new Chief Executive,” said Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond. “He’s an extremely capable leader, proven team-builder and expert at managing a world-class organization.
USS Portland Commissioned
The U.S. Navy commission its newest amphibious transport dock ship during a ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Ore.Built by Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss., USS Portland (LPD 27) is the 11th ship in the San Antonio class designed to support embarking, transporting, and landing elements of more than 800 Marines with both a flight deck, which accommodates CH-53E Sea Stallion, and MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, and a well deck…
Coco Vroon Steps Down as Managing Director
Coco Vroon is stepping down as CEO of Netherlands based shipowner Vroon Group, after having settled a credit agreement with the company's lenders. "Now that agreement has been reached with our Lenders in respect of the main terms of the financial-restructuring plans of Vroon Group, after long deliberation Coco Vroon has decided to step down as Managing Director of the Company," said a statement from the company. As shareholder, the new phase being entered by the Company affords him the opportunity to devote more time to the long-term development of the Company.
EMAS Offshore Launches Singapore Listing
EMAS Offshore boosts profile amongst international investment community by providing Asian platform for growth; Singapore public offer opens at 6.00 p.m. today and closes at 12.00 noon on 2 Oct 2014. EMAS Offshore Limited (“EMAS Offshore”, or the “Group”), formerly known as EOC Limited (“EOC”), is pleased to announce the launch of its public offering of shares following the registration of its prospectus (the “Prospectus”) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), in…
Seaway Powell Appoints New Sales Director
Seaway Powell Marine Ltd (part of the PT Group), one of the leading British engineering companies specialising in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems, is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new Sales Director for the U.K. and Europe, Jon Whetter. Jon Whetter joins the PT Group from Kawasaki Precision Machinery U.K. Ltd. (KPMUK), a division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Jon held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for seven years with the responsibility of driving the sales of Kawasaki’s Precision Engineered Product range in the U.K., Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia. Prior to this role, Jon was KPMUK’s European Sales Manager for nine years.
Star Bulk Acquires 16 Ships
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. agreed to acquire 16 vessels from entities affiliated with Augustea Atlantica SpA and York Capital Management in an all-share transaction. As consideration for the Vessel Acquisition, Star Bulk has agreed to issue approximately 10.5 million common shares to the sellers of the 16 vessels, equal to approximately 14.1% of Star Bulk’s common shares after the closing of the Vessel Acquisition. Under the terms of the agreement with the sellers, the consideration…
Changes in Aker Kvaerner's Management Team
Executive Vice President Jon Erik Reinhardsen resigns and assumes a position in Alcoa as President - Growth, Primary Products. Reinhardsen has been a member of Aker Kvaerner's executive management team and from 2002 been located in Houston, USA. He will now move to Alcoa's office in New York. Jon Erik Reinhardsen's position in Aker Kvaerner will not be replaced as his tasks will be handled by other members of the management team.
McClendon Family Celebrates 50 Years
Zach McClendon, Jr. of Monticello, Ark. will celebrate being in the boat building business for 50 consecutive years this September. McClendon, along with his father, Zach McClendon, Sr. and another local businessman, Norris Judkins started MonArk Boat Company in May of 1958 building small aluminum jon boats using a shear and break press provided by Judkins. The company incorporated the next year, in August of 1959. MonArk Boat Company eventually grew to include a large recreational…
Partner Jamila Khan moves to Ince & Co’s Piraeus Office
Ince & Co partner Jamila Khan has moved to the firm’s Piraeus office. Jamila has a broad practice covering all aspects of shipping and international trade and commodities disputes and commercial transactions. She has close links with the Greek shipping industry having spent a year in Piraeus from 2003 to 2004. She is a key member of the firm's Italy and Turkey teams. Jamila acts for ship owners, operators and charterers on a variety of dry shipping matters including charterparty disputes. She handles LMAA, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations and Commercial Court disputes.
Arena Named VP at Shipbuilder
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced today that Jon Arena has been named vice president and chief counsel of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division. He will succeed Jim Gildea, who retired on April 1. Arena will be a key member of the law department’s leadership team, reporting directly to Kellye Walker, executive vice president and chief legal officer, and indirectly to Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin. In this role, he will be responsible for providing…
Pushing It: LeBeouf Bros. Towing
Jon Gonsoulin is not one to rest on his legacy. Jon’s grandfather, Earl, began working with the LeBeouf brothers back in 1946 and soon bought into the company. In time, Earl and his two sons, Richard and Jerry, were able to buy the LeBeouf brothers' shares. Earl turned over the helms to his sons in the 1970's. From that time forward, the two brothers continued to strengthen and consolidate the company’s position. In 2005, Richard “Dickie” Gonsoulin purchased his brother's interest in the company. Today the company is solely owned by Dickie with Jon taking an ever more active role in forging the company’s present and future growth. The current fleet is comprised of 22 push boats including the recently delivered M/V Merle Gonsoulin and the M/V Sydney Ann.
Keppel Wins $270M Contract from GlobalSantaFe
Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract with GlobalSantaFe Corporation (GSF) to build an ultra-deepwater drilling rig for $270 million. Under the contract agreement, GSF will supply the drilling and sub-sea equipment while Keppel FELS provides the design, engineering and construction of the hull as well as the accommodation quarters for 180 men and marine equipment. The rig, to be named the GSF Development Driller III, is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2009. GSF has chosen to build the state-of-the-art semisubmersible (semi) to the proprietary design, DSS-51, jointly designed and developed by Keppel’s Deepwater Technology Group (DTG) and Marine Structure Consultants (MSC).
Christensen, Farren Join Port of Long Beach
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week appointed port industry veterans Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren to newly created management positions to enhance cargo flow and service at the Port of Long Beach. Christensen, who most recently was Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles, was appointed Port of Long Beach’s Senior Executive for Supply Chain Optimization, reporting directly to Chief Executive Jon Slangerup. Farren, who was General Manager for Hapag-Lloyd America…
ScanReach's In: New Safety at Sea Tech
Norwegian start-up technology firm ScanReach is set to redefine safety standards at sea with In:Range, a unique system capable of locating anyone on a vessel or offshore installation in real time. The plug and play technology is simple, easy to install, low cost and, according to the team behind it, could save countless lives at sea. With In:Range ScanReach has solved a problem nobody else has. The firm has created a system and technology capable of sending and receiving data signals wirelessly through any structure, including steel.
Star Bulk Carriers Acquires 16 Vessels
Star Bulk Carriers Corp announced that it has agreed to acquire 16 vessels from entities affiliated with Augustea Atlantica SpA and York Capital Management in an all-share transaction. As consideration for the Vessel Acquisition, Star Bulk has agreed to issue approximately 10.5 million common shares to the sellers of the 16 vessels, equal to approximately 14.1% of Star Bulk’s common shares after the closing of the Vessel Acquisition. Under the terms of the agreement with the sellers…
Berggren Joins Grundfos
Grundfos has hired Jon Berggren as a new Business Development Manager to further strengthen the global pump manufacturer’s marine sector. Berggren holds degrees in mechanical engineering and marketing. He has 14 years of international experience in the maritime industry. Most recently, he was Marketing Manager of Commercial Marine at Colfax Corporation, where he was also Sales Director of IMO AB, one of the company’s brands. He has also held various positions with Alfa Laval, among other jobs.
HMY Yacht Sales Names New Brokers
HMY Yacht Sales proudly welcomes three new brokers to their firm. Don Millroy joins the Dania Beach office and is a veteran Coast Guard officer, airline pilot and yacht broker. The Jensen Beach office added Jon McConnell who credits his youth, spent in the popular fishing grounds of Palm Beach, with nurturing his attraction to saltwater fishing. Jon worked at Rybovich Boat Yard and as a captain on a variety of sportfishing vessels before settling into sales. His extensive experience allows him to match boats with people and answer difficult questions with ease. Claude Strickland also joined the Dania Beach office, bringing a background of fishing and scuba diving along.
Saab Seaeye MD Leaves
Dave Grant has left Saab Seaeye after five years as Managing Director. Agneta Kammeby, chairman of Saab Seaeye Ltd says, "Dave Grant has made a valuable contribution in the ROV business for offshore Oil & Gas. During his time with the company it has grown substantially and has been relocated and settled into a major new manufacturing facility. The company continues to be led by the existing directors Jon Robertson, Matt Bates and Mark Exeter, with Jon Robertson taking over the role of Managing Director.
US Navy to Commission Amphibious Transport Dock Ship Portland
The Navy will commission its newest amphibious transport dock, the future USS Portland (LPD 27), during a 10 a.m. PDT ceremony Saturday, April 21, at the Port of Portland, Marine Terminal 2 in Portland, Oregon. Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick M. Shanahan will deliver the ceremony's principal address. Bonnie Amos, wife of the 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, retired Gen. James F. Amos, serves as the ship's sponsor. "USS Portland enters service in a period of dynamic security challenges…
Greening A Small Fleet
Cindy and Jon Smith of Southport both have their tug licenses but these days they are mostly shore-based running Interport Towing & Transportation. The jointly owned company has three tugs that do coastal towing as well as providing support for marine construction. They also have a Tier 2-compliant Cummins-powered crew boat that does standby and transport work for dredging and construction work. With this diversity there is always a project underway. Most recently this has been the repower of their tug Lucinda Smith.
Intelsat Names Grant Marais Regional Vice President
Intelsat S.A., a provider of satellite services, has announced that Mr. Grant Marais has been appointed Regional Vice President of Africa Sales, effective Jan. 3, 2013. Marais will be responsible for supporting the growth of Intelsat's customers in the region, which includes leading telecommunications and wireless operators, network services providers, and DTH platform operators and broadcasters. Intelsat provides these customers with critical communications infrastructure, including 23 satellites serving the region, and the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellite platform, which is expected to launch in 2015. "With his many years of experience in Africa…