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Saturday, November 25, 2017

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Maritime Lawyer Elvey Returns to London After Lengthy Posting

Jonathan Elvey: Photo courtesy of Ince & Co.

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.

New CEO for Deep Sea Supply

Image: 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.

Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port

Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive

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.

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.  

Partner Jamila Khan moves to Ince & Co’s Piraeus Office

Jamila Khan

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.

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…

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.

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

Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren appointed to newly created management positions

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…

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greening A Small Fleet

Robert Mitchell photo courtesy of Cummins Northeast

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.

Huntington Ingalls Appoints Jonathan Padfield as Corporate Director

Jonathan Padfield as Corporate Director

Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Capt. Jonathan Padfield (U.S. Navy, Ret.) has joined the company as Corporate Director of Customer Affairs for amphibious programs. Padfield, whose last assignment for the Navy was commanding officer, Assault Craft Unit Five, began his new position on Monday. "Jon brings a wealth of leadership and maritime experience to our company, and he is going to be an excellent fit for our team," said Dan Holloway, HII's corporate Vice President, customer affairs.

Petroleum Geo-Services Appoints Rune Olav Pedersen as President & CEO

PGS Oslo Office. Photo: Petroleum Geo-Services ASA

The Board of Directors of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA (PGS) has appointed Rune Olav Pedersen (47) as the new President & CEO of the Company. He will succeed Jon Erik Reinhardsen on 1 September 2017. "The Board has run a thorough succession process since early spring, and assessed a number of very qualified Norwegian and international candidates. With the appointment of Mr. Pedersen, PGS will get a CEO with deep knowledge of the Company and industry and with strong execution capabilities. We look forward to working closely with Mr. Pedersen in the time to come," says Chairperson Walter Qvam.

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…

Long Beach Port Adds ‘Free Time’ for Cargo to Ease Congestion

Container congestion

The Port of Long Beach will add an extra three days to the time that overseas import containers can remain on the docks without charge, in order to grant some relief to cargo owners as the supply chain works to eliminate cargo delivery delays. Starting tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 18, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 31, the “free” time been extended from four to seven business days. Cargo owners typically work to have their imported cargo containers picked up within free time or face “demurrage” or storage fees. The Port cannot waive demurrage retroactively.

CMA CGM Appoins Rodolphe Saade as Chairman

Jacques Saadé and Rodolphe Saadé. Photo: CMA CGM

Jacques Saadé, founder of the shipping company CMA CGM Group, now the world's third largest container company, has resigned as president. His son Rodolphe Saadé becomes CEO of a group. "In accordance with the wish of Jacques Saadé and after having reunited the positions of CEO and Chairman of the Board, the Board of Directors has decided to appoint Rodolphe Saadé to the position of Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group, and Jacques Saadé Founder-Chairman," said a statement from the company.

Major Revamp at Stena Bulk

Image: Stena Bulk AB

Stena Bulk is reorganising its business activities into three business areas: Crude & Fuel, Products & Chemicals and LNG and have appointed two new managing directors. At the same time, its business activities previously conducted under the name of Stena Weco are being coordinated and incorporated into Stena Bulk. Additionally, a new office in Copenhagen will be opened in the next few days. As a result, the company will leave its office in Rungsted, which until now has been used by Stena Weco.

NJ Governor and Port Authority Chairman to Discuss Port Security

New Jersey Governor Jon S. Corzine will join Port Authority Chairman Anthony R. Coscia and private sector leaders on Monday, December 18, to announce and discuss the recommendations of a task force formed to identify critical port and cargo security initiatives. The task force recommendations will be used to increase awareness of the need to enhance the security of the nation’s 361 ports and to foster public discussion on the issue.

Port of Long Beach CEO Endorses Mediation Move

Jon Slangerup (Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach)

Federal mediators announced last night that they will assist in West Coast port contract talks, following a joint request from the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the private terminal operators, the Pacific Maritime Association. Jon Slangerup, Port of Long Beach Chief Executive, addressed the announcement by issuing the following statement: “We congratulate the ILWU and PMA for both agreeing to mediation.

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