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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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U.S.-bound LNG Tanker with Russian LNG Diverted

File Image: A typical LNG Carrier at Sea (CREDIT: QGTC)

A liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker probably carrying some supply from a Russian export project has been diverted from the United States, ship-tracking data shows. Engie's Gaselys LNG tanker was diverted on Friday from the Everett terminal in Boston, Massachusetts, where gas prices have tapered off since spiking during a cold snap. The vessel picked up the cargo from storage tanks at Britain's Isle of Grain import terminal in early January. The delivery to the United States was unusual because the LNG at Isle of Grain's tanks also contained some supply from Russia's new Yamal export plant.

New Head of Sales at Voith Turbo Marine

André Körner joins Voith Turbo as its new head of sales as of September 1, 2004. During the last ten years, Körner worked as Senior Sales Manager at Siemens Marine Solutions. Koerner completed a training program in energy plant electronics at Lürssen Shipbuilders in Bremen-Vegesack and worked for a year on the cruise liner MS Columbus “C“.

New Head Office for GL

During the past three weeks, the Hamburg staff of Germanischer Lloyd (GL) - numbering more than 1,600 - have moved to the new Head Office at Brooktorkai 18 in Hamburg's HafenCity district. With this relocation, the company is bringing 14 separate sites in Hamburg together all under the same roof. At its new Head Office, the globally active technical assurance and consulting company and ship classification society will concentrate and focus its business segments Maritime Services, Oil & Gas and Renewables. From the Head Office in Hamburg, GL directs a worldwide network of currently 6,800 engineers and experts in over 80 countries. The new GL Head Office spans two construction sites offering an office space of 45,000 m² - equivalent to seven soccer fields.

New Head Vent System from Delta "T"

Image courtesy Martin Flory

Delta "T" Systems’ new Head Vent System uses a single powerful blower to extract air from multiple heads on a vessel. It is compact, quiet, highly effective and fully automatic. The entire Head Vent System including the blower, the control unit, and the dampers are housed within a central, remotely-located plenum box. The plenum box measures only 16" L x 12" W x 13" H. A single Head Vent unit is capable of ventilating up to four heads. The system is fully automatic and requires no input from the user. Each head is fitted with a highly sensitive motion detector.

Jones Act Reform Coalition Head Resigns

Rob Quartel announced his resignation as president of the Jones Act Reform Coalition, the lobbying group that seeks modifications in maritime laws that require domestic waterborne cargo to be transported in U.S.-owned, -built and -crewed ships. He said he was leaving to pursue other unspecified opportunities. No new head of the Jones Act Reform Coalition has been announced, but it is expected that the group will continue to work to reform the Jones Act during this session of Congress.

DNB Bank Appoints Senior Asia Region Execs

Vidar Andersen: Photo credit DNB Bank

DNB Bank, the leading international shipping and energy bank, has appointed Vidar Andersen its new Head of Asia, based in Singapore with immediate effect. In a related move, Mats Wermelin has been appointed the bank’s new Head of China based in Shanghai, a post which was previously held by Mr Andersen. Group Executive Vice President (Large Corporations and International), Harald Serck-Hanssen, welcomed Mr Andersen and Mr Wermelin into their new positions. He said:"Vidar's understanding of the needs of Asia's markets and its business sensibilities is without peer.

NORDEN Names New Head of Dry Cargo

Photo: NORDEN

Dampskibsselskabet NORDEN A/S has hired Christian Vinther Christensen as new head of the Dry Cargo Department.   Christian Vinther Christensen takes up his new position January 1, 2017 and becomes part of Senior Management reporting to CEO Jan Rindbo.   He brings with him 16 years of experience from the dry cargo operator Western Bulk. He is shipping educated at Maersk, where he, prior to his employment at Western Bulk, for 10 years held a number of positions in the group including management positions in Maersk Broker.

Palau Ship Registry Opens Greek Office

Palau International Ship Registry (PISR) has expanded upon its presence in Houston with the opening of a new head office in Piraeus, Greece.   PISR said it expanded in the heart of the world shipping community in order to better serve the needs of the Greek maritime stakeholders – and to provide state-of-the-art value added service to one of the most competitive markets in the world.   Retaining its commitment in Houston, and with its new location Piraeus, PISR will offer additional operational hours to cover the globe with 24/7 continuous services and support.

Andersen to Head DnB NOR, Shanghai Branch

DnB NOR has appointed Vidar Andersen as the new head of its Shanghai branch succeeding Espen Lund who has returned to the bank’s headquarters in Oslo after an eight year stint as China country head. Vidar Andersen said today: "I am very pleased to have been given such an opportunity and I approach the task with both humility and pride. Espen Lund is taking up a position in the management team of the International Corporates and Institutions Division with a particular responsibility for customers doing business in Asia.

MAN Selects Rud to Head PrimeServ Diesel

MAN Diesel & Turbo’s executive board has appointed Per Rud as the new head of PrimeServ Diesel.   Rud will assume his new role on January 1, 2016 and takes over from Wayne Jones, who will join the executive board as the new chief sales officer.   Rud has led PrimeServ Diesel in Copenhagen for the past five years. Before joining MAN Diesel & Turbo in 2010 as vice president and head of the two-stroke Service and After Sales business, Rud has been working with the DISA Group, a provider of foundry technology, for more than a decade. He is a member of the board of directors at Union Engineering in Denmark.

New Head for Odfjell Tankers

Harald Fotland (Photo: Odfjell)

Odfjell announced it has appointed Senior Vice President Harald Fotland to new Head of Odfjell Tankers. Fotland comes from the position as SVP/Chief of Staff and has for the past 18 months also been responsible for the cost-cutting and efficiency program in Odfjell. He succeeeds the shipper's previous head of tankers, Morten Nystad, who stepped down from his position in July.  The company also appointed Vice President Arild Viste to Global Head of Tanker Trading in Odfjell Tankers. Viste comes from the position as Vice President for Commercial Development.  

Maersk Group Announce Changes in HR Leadership

Bill Allen: Photo credit Maersk Group

Senior V-P for Group HR Bill Allen is to leave the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group and return to the USA after seven years in Denmark. His successor will be Lucien Alziari, who brings a strong track record from major global companies, such as Avon and PepsiCo. "The past seven years with the Group has been a fantastic experience for me and a great opportunity to work together with really skilled colleagues and different types of businesses around the world," says Bill Allen, who will be leaving Denmark by the end of 2012. "As Head of Group HR, Bill has created tangible results.

Hutton's Moves to New Headquarters

Hutton's, a UK-based ship supplier, has moved into a large new head office and warehouse facility to accommodate the company's growing business. Located in Witty Street, Hull, the new double-sized unit is called Dianthus House and has access straight onto the A63 and national motorway network, along with being strategically located for access to Europe overnight via the Hull to Rotterdam ferry. The large new facility provides increased storage, warehousing and logistics facilities along with larger administration offices. Managing Director Alex Taylor says: "This is an exciting time for us and an important step to prepare for our next ten years of business.

New Head of Asia Desk at SAL Heavy Lift

Jürgen Kuntz  ((Photo credit: SAL Heavy Lift)

SAL has announced Jürgen Kuntz as its new Head of Asia Desk in Hamburg. Originally setting up the SAL office in Shanghai, Kuntz will continue to strengthen the Asia related business with his 15 year long experience from China, the company said. Kuntz started with SAL as a trainee in 1993. In 2001 he opened the first overseas office for SAL in Shanghai, this soon to be followed by a second office in Beijing. Having worked as General Manager for SAL in China for ten years, Jürgen decided in 2011 to seek new challenges with BBC Chartering in the Chinese market.

Jamaica Maritime Authority Moves

The Maritime Authority of Jamaica has a new head office - right on the waterfront in Kingston. Customers of the MAJ and Jamaica Flag Registry are set to benefit from the new location which is also closer to the Maritime Training Institute and only seven minutes from the Port of Kingston. The MAJ says its new offices will allow for greater accessibility to the MAJ by its customers and will better enable the MAJ to serve its market. Seymour Harley, Registrar General of Ships, said: "We are delighted that we are exactly one minute's walk - I timed it! - from a vessel docked along the waterfront. Previously we were located in the heart of the uptown business district with only 'peephole' views of the harbour through skyscrapers.

ISS Opens New Head Office in London

Chris Whiteside, Chief Executive Officer, at the official opening of ISS’ new head office in London Photo ISS

Maritime and logistics service provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has officially opened its new head office in London. Based in Fenchurch Street in the heart of the City, the new office for ISS’ leadership team has been opened to bring it closer to key customers’ London offices and more accessible for customers and staff visiting from overseas. Other core functions now based in London include Innovation, Marketing, Sales Support and Accounts. Guests joining ISS at the official opening celebrations represented a number of ISS’ key customers, trade journalists and other industry contacts.

Corwin Head of Environment at Wilhelmsen

Andrew Stephens, Senior Vice President International Operations, and Thea Corwin, Head of Environment.

Wilhelmsen Ships Service is underlining its commitment to the protection of the environment by appointing a new Head of Environment, Thea Corwin. Thea, who takes up the position on 1st January 2011, will be dedicated to developing a vision, policy, strategy and related plans for the implementation of environmental safeguards throughout the organisation in relation to the marine market. Wilhelmsen Ship Service’s Central Management Team considers the new position to be vital in its aim to develop the company’s position on aspects of environmental concern.

Hutton's Appoints General Manager

David Greenwood, Hutton’s General Manager.

Hutton’s, a UK-based ship supplier, has appointed a General Manager to work at its new head office in Hull, England. David Greenwood brings to Hutton’s a wealth of experience having been responsible for running international logistics and supply operations for almost 20 years. He has been responsible for start-ups, growth and change management and operations for companies such as UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Tibbett & Britten and Whitbread. More recently he managed the food and non-food supply chain for the MoD into Iraq during the Gulf War…

Nagtegaal is Head of Containers, Rotterdam Port

Hans Nagtegaal

Hans Nagtegaal (49) has been appointed the new Head of Containers at the Port of Rotterdam Authority. He is a highly experienced manager from the world of shipping and logistics, who enjoyed a successful career at P&O NedLloyd (in China, among other places), ultimately becoming director of the NileDutch Africa Line, via Safmarine. Hans Nagtegaal succeeds Joyce Bliek. The Port Authority has created a new position, in which Joyce Bliek will focus on improving and streamlining digital communication and the exchange of information in the supply chain.

MHIA Relocates to Houston

Photo courtesy Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc

Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries America, Inc. (MHIA), a Group company overseeing the business of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) in North America, commenced full-scale operations at its newly relocated Head Office in Houston, Texas, following a move from its previous base in New York. MHIA held a reception at Rice University today to mark the occasion in the presence of guests including The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas. Present at the reception, MHI President…

Odfjell Tankers Head Steps Down

Morten Nystad (Photo: Odfjell)

Morten Nystad will step down as senior vice president of Odfjell Tankers after 35 years with the company. His departure is effective immediately. Nystad has held various management positions during his tenure at Odfjell, serving within the company’s chartering department in Bergen and other locations. Nystad’s exit follows the departure of president and CEO Jan A. Hammer in December 2014 “due to different views on the strategic direction for the company”. Hammer was replaced by interim president and CEO Tore Jakobsen, who will be succeeded by Kristian Verner Mørch from August 1, 2015.

CMA CGM Pays Tribute to Zaha Hadid, Architect of CMA CGM Tower

Photo: CMA CGM Tower

CMA CGM, a leading worldwide shipping Group, pays tribute to Zaha Hadid, who sadly died on March 31st. Zaha Hadid a renowned architect and 2004 Pritzker Prize Winner, completed the CMA CGM Tower in Marseilles as one of her major projects. In 2004, with the growth of the CMA CGM Group, Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, decided to build a new Head Office in Marseilles. Zaha Hadid presented him a tower’s sketch: he immediately appreciated her project’s elegance, mixing architectural curves and lines.

Satellite Comms Seminar for Commerical Boats & Cruiseliners

Global Satellite USA announced its educational seminar, taking place Tuesday, September 7th, 5:00-7:00pm, at their new head office, located 1901 South Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL33316. Light refreshments will be served. This educational seminar is specific for cruise liners and commercial boat captains and staff. This is an opportunity to learn about the latest satellite communications technology. Special guests include Inmarsat’s Business Development Director - Americas, Frank August who will be demonstrating the latest ISAT Phone Pro, the first global handheld satellite phone using the Inmarsat network. We will also be demonstrating Global Satellite’s software solution…

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