Forest Lines Names New Execs
Trans-Atlantic ocean vessel operator Forest Lines has elected James M. Baldwin, Jr. as executive vice president and named Ronald M. Ackerman assistant vice president, sales and marketing. Baldwin is a former chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans and President of the New Orleans Board of Trade. He currently serves on the board of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad Commission. Ackerman joined Forest Lines in 1996 as assistant pricing manager and has served as marketing manager since 1997.
MMS Names New Gulf Director
The federal Mineral Management Service named Lars Herbst the new regional director of the agency’s Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Region. Herbst will manage the leasing of OCS lands off five Gulf Coast states for oil, gas and other mineral development. The region includes more than 7,000 leases, which involve more than 4,000 platforms. A staff engineer with MMS since 1983, Herbst has previously served as district manager of the New Orleans district, deputy regional supervisor and regional supervisor of field operations.
JHD Names New Managing Director
Jakob Hatteland Display (JHD) has named Tomm-Erik Johannessen, as managing director of its daughter company, Hatteland Technology. Johannessen, an IT professional with 15 years in the Royal Norwegian Air Force and managerial positions at high-profile Norwegian firms, including Scanmar AS, joined Hatteland Technology on 15th September 2006. As head of Hatteland Technology, Johannessen's responsibilities are focussed on expanding R&D for JHD's marine displays and computers.
New EC Commissioner for Transport Named
New EC President-designate Jose Manuel Barroso has selected Jacques Barrot of France to serve as Vice President, Commissioner for Transport. The current portfolio for Energy and Transport is being divided into two separate portfolios. The Barroso Commission will take office on 1 November. (HK Law)
Dominion E&P Names New Offshore VP
Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion, has appointed Richard L. “Rick” Fowler vice president and general manager, Gulf of Mexico Operations. The region includes Dominion E&P’s deepwater, Continental Shelf, and southern Louisiana assets. Fowler previously was general manager of deepwater development.
Galbraith’s Names New Director
Galbraith's Ltd has expanded its board of directors with the appointment of Terry Parmenter, a highly experienced and well-known dry cargo chartering broker who joined Galbraith's seven years ago from SSY, where he was a senior director. Parmenter will additionally take on the role of Head of Dry Cargo, supported by director James Hall and by Martin Ashford.
Bosch Rexroth Corp. Names New President & CEO
Bosch Rexroth Corporation has announced that Berend Bracht, former CEO of Bosch Rexroth China and former head of the company’s U.S. industrial hydraulics operation will take over as president and chief executive officer effective January 1, 2007. Bracht replaces Wolfgang Dangel, who has led the U.S. subsidiary of the German-based company since April 2003. Dangel is leaving to accept a leadership position with the Schaeffler Group.
Tidewater Names New Manager for Quality Shipyards
Tidewater Inc. announced that Joseph R. Badeaux has joined Tidewater Inc. as General Manager and Vice President of its shipyard, Quality Shipyards, L.L.C. Mr. Badeaux has 29 years of experience in ship design, construction, repair, commissioning, project management and operations management. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University, and originally from Virginia, and will be based at Tidewater's Quality Shipyards, L.L.C. located in Houma, Louisiana.
ZF Marine Names New Account Manager
ZF Marine announced that Stephen Taylor has been appointed Account Manager for the Gulf Coast and Inland River region. Taylor comes to ZF Marine with 20 years of Marine Propulsion experience working on commercial and government projects, in project management, and sales and marketing. Taylor will be based out of ZF Marine LLC's St Rose, Louisiana facility.
Kvaerner Advised To Not Name New Board
Kvaerner ASA had been advised to drop a plan to name a new board due to disagreements among major shareholders and a possible scheme to split the company. Kvaerner said in a statement that a two-man election committee seeking to find board members acceptable to big shareholders "concluded it is not possible to put together a board that all major shareholders can agree upon." It said the committee advised the board and major shareholders against calling a suggested extraordinary shareholders' meeting to seek to name a board. And Kvaerner noted that its existing board was considering a plan to split the company, launched last week, "so it may be necessary to name boards for two companies listed on the stock market." – (Reuters)
Hellespont Names New Panamax Tankers
Hellespont has officially named the last two of six panamax tankers constructed for the company at the New Century Shipbuilding Co Ltd in Jingjiang, China. The product carrier Hellespont Providence was named by Mrs. Daphne Papachristidis-Bove, wife of Alexander Papachristidis-Bove, President of Seatramp Tankers Inc. The Hellespont Protector, meanwhile, was named by Mrs. Andrea Meyer, wife of Kai-Kristian Meyer, Managing Director of HCI Capital, organizers of the financing of the vessels. Both vessels will begin long-term charters with The Sanko Steamship Co. Ltd. of Japan on delivery later this year. Hellespont operates four further panamax product carriers, one aframax tanker and four suezmax tankers. There will be a fifth suezmax tanker under operation shortly.
Coast Guard Photo
In this photo by the U.S. Coast Guard, a boat crew from Coast Guard Marine Safety and Security Team Boston escorts the Pre-Commissioning Unit (PCU) New York as the ship sails into New York Harbor Monday, Nov. 2, 2009. The amphibious transport dock (LPD 21), laid with seven and a half tons of steel from the World Trade Center in its bow, will be comissioned in a ceremony at the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space Museum Nov. 7th. It is the sixth Navy ship to bear the name New York. The…
Drew Names Medved Regional Sales Manager
Maritime Sales Veteran Steve Medved Named New Regional Sales Manager at Drew Marine. Drew Marine welcomed Steve Medved as Regional Sales Manager, North America on May 1, 2012. Mr. Medved will be responsible for executing Drew Marine’s technical solution strategies in North America. Mr. Medved has 30 years of technical experience and market knowledge in the maritime industry. Most recently, he served as Nalfleet’s Head of Sales in the Americas. In his new position, Steve will report to Michael Cassaras, Senior Vice President of Sales and will provide a key service and support resource for Drew Marine’s clients. Mr. Cassaras, stated “This…
China VLCC Sells Two VLCCs
China Energy Transport Co., Ltd. (China VLCC) has sold two secondhand VLCCs to an unrelated third party for a total price of $117.5mln. China VLCC is 51 percent owned by China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) and 49 percent owned by Sinotrans & CSC Group. It has signed agreements with two Marshall Island-registered companies, Coral Shipowning and Medal Shipowing, under which China VLCC will sell a 297,600 dwt VLCC of six to seven years old to each of the two companies. The entry…
Navy to Honor Alan Shepard in Naming New Ship
The U.S. Navy will honor New Hampshire astronaut Alan Shepard by naming a new combat support ship after him. The state's congressional delegation announced the tribute Friday. The USS Shepard is being built in San Diego by National Steel and Shipbuilding Co. It will join the Navy fleet in March 2007. It will be 1,000 feet long and its primary mission will be to deliver supplies to Navy ships, transfer cargo, and provide logistical support within a carrier strike group. Shepard served in the Navy and NASA. He became the first American in space in 1961. Ten years later, he led the Apollo 16 mission to the moon.
Navy Christens Amphibious Transport Dock Ship New York
The Navy will christen the newest San Antonio class amphibious transport dock ship New York (LPD 21) at 10 a.m. CST on Saturday, March 1, 2008, during a ceremony at Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding facilities in New Orleans, La. The ship is named New York in honor of the state, the city and the victims of Sept. 11, 2001. A unique characteristic of the ship is the use of 7.5 tons of steel salvaged from the World Trade Center wreckage that was incorporated into the construction process. The steel was melted and formed to make the bow stem of the ship. Use of this steel symbolizes the spirit and resiliency of the people of New York. Four previous ships have been named New York.
Peters Named New President of ASA
The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announces that Mr. Mike Petters, President of Northrop Grumman Newport News, Newport News, VA, has been elected Chairman of the Board of ASA for calendar years 2007 and 2008. Mr. John F. “Dugan” Shipway, President of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, has been elected as the Association’s Vice Chairman. Mike Petters graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in physics, and he completed the MBA program at the College of William and Mary in 1993. In 1987, Mr. Petters joined Newport News Shipbuilding in the Los Angeles-class submarine construction division.
Port Everglades Names New Chief Harbormaster
Conrad Strong, an 18-year veteran at Broward County’s Port Everglades, has been named Chief Harbormaster beginning May 23, said Port Director Ken Krauter. The Harbormaster Office includes approximately 40 professional and technical staff that oversees all vessel movements and berth assignments at the South Florida seaport. At Port Everglades, the Harbormaster Office serves as a one-stop shop that coordinates vessel agents, harbor pilots, towing companies, security and governmental agencies to ensure proper and timely vessel arrivals and departures. “We are fortunate to have someone with Conrad’s breadth of knowledge and experience available to make a seamless transition into this critical management position,” Krauter said.
GPA Executive Director to Step Down
Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today. The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure. “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the past six years as executive director…
Hogia Names New Manager Customer Services
Hogia Ferry Systems has established a new position as Manager Customer Services. The Manager Customer Services will be responsible for present customers and ensure they benefit from their systems in the best possible way. Ari-Pekka Soini has been appointed Manager Customer Services at Hogia Ferry Systems. Soini has held leading positions both onboard and ashore during his 20 years career in the ferry business, his latest position being Managing Director of Sea Containers Finland. As the Manager of Customer Services, his responsibility is to care for the current customers and after sales activities. The new Manager Customer Services will inform and offer new functionality to customers and keep informed about their business and development plans.
Stena Bulk Names New Director of Strategic Planning
Stena Bulk announced the appointment of Arthur L. Regan to the position of Director, Strategic Planning and Tanker Projects for Stena Bulk worldwide. In his position, Regan will focus on expanding the scope and profitability of Stenaâ€™s global tanker investments. Regan will take up his new role from offices in Westport, Connecticut, USA. Regan has been the President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Arlington Tankers Ltd., the position he has held since the companyâ€™s inception and successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange through its 2004 initial public offering. Stena was the founder of Arlington Tankers Ltd and remains a shareholder in the company. Under Mr.
Navy Secretary Assigns New Ship Name
At a ceremony held Saturday, September 7, at 9:30 a.m. Transport Dock ships, "New York," to honor the state, the city and the victims of September 11. The Secretary was joined by New York Gov. state of New York. In doing so Secretary England noted that longstanding relationship between the U.S. Navy and people of New York. "USS New York will project American power to the far corners of the earth and support the cause of freedom well into the 21st century," England said. heroism of the people of New York have been an inspiration. and promoting peace, security and stability around the world. and our nation. Empire State," England said. Bloomberg thanked the U.S. naming this ship. Four previous ships have been named New York. the defeat at the Battle of Valcour Island on Oct. 11, 1776.
Grieg Named New President of the NSA
The Annual General Meeting of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) has elected Elisabeth Grieg, the Chief Executive of Grieg International AS, as the Association's new President. Grieg (48) was proposed unanimously by the election committee and succeeds Trygve Seglem of Knutsen OAS Shipping, who has been President for the last two years. Elisabeth Grieg is the first female president of the NSA. Thor Jørgen Guttormsen of Leif Høegh & Co in Oslo and Stig Remøy of Olympic Shipping AS in Fosnavåg were elected as new vice-presidents, having been NSA Board members for six and four years, respectively.