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Friday, January 19, 2018

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CMA CGM, IBM Sign Five Year Agreement

Partnership links world’s third largest shipping company with world leading technology services company. After five years of working together through a joint subsidiary, CMA CGM Group and IBM today announced a new strategic partnership. Under the terms of the five-year agreement, IBM will provide industry-specific expertise in new technologies such as cloud computing and analytics, and support CMA CGM’s growth by delivering superior quality information technology services that will help CMA CGM  significantly reduce costs. The IT teams from the two companies will be merged into a new subsidiary, CMA Systems, which will have an equally represented governance structure and report directly to Jacques R. Saadé, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CMA CGM.

VARD Takes a Foothold in Canada

OSV image courtesy of VARD

Designers and shipbuilders of offshore and specialized vessels VARD says it has established a new subsidiary for ship design, engineering and sales activities in Canada. CEO and Executive Director Roy Reite commented, “Our establishment in Canada is VARD’s first foothold in North America. VARD explains that it provides a wide range of services including ship design, marine electronics and electrical systems, equipment packages and support for all aspects of the shipbuilding process. The new subsidiary will offer such services as part of their product range.

Japan's KHI to Spin Off Shipbuilding

The Kyodo news service has reported that Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan will spin off its shipbuilding division on Oct. 1 into a new wholly owned subsidiary. The new subsidiary will reportedly be known as Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corp., and will specialize in the manufacture of ships and related equipment, Kawasaki Heavy said in a release. The spinoff is designed to create an efficient corporate structure that will enable the shipbuilding arm to cope with the global shipbuilding industry's oversupply and operate profitably in the long term by giving its managers greater leeway in running it, Kawasaki Heavy said. The new firm will concentrate business resources on high value-added products such as submarines…

Furuno Establishes China Subsidiary

FURUNO ELECTRIC CO., LTD. announced that its new subsidiary in Hong Kong has been established and has commenced business operation on February 1, 2016. The new subsidiary, FURUNO CHINA CO., LIMITED (FCN) is FURUNO's wholly-owned subsidiary company incorporated in Hong Kong. FCN's main task is to further enhance the sales activities as well as technical service provision scheme covering Mainland China / Hong Kong market which the company said is viewed as one of the most important geographical locations with remarkable market potentials for new buildings, retrofit and services for commercial ships, river and workboat, fishing and growing pleasure market.

Raytheon Anschütz Opens in Rio de Janeiro

Managing Director Paul Robbe: Photo credit Raytheon

Raytheon Anschütz has established a  new subsidiary Raytheon Anschuetz do Brasil Sistemas Marítimos Ltda. With the new company, Raytheon Anschütz intends to expand its sales and service activities in South America. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Raytheon Anschuetz do Brasil will provide Brazilian shipyards and shipowners with local know-how in maritime system integration and after sales services. This includes supply and systems integration for Raytheon Anschütz navigation components: gyro compasses, autopilots and steering systems, Radars, ECDIS, and complete integrated bridge systems.

Oceanwide Expands Into Denmark

Oceanwide, an international employment agency in the maritime field, signed an agreement to acquire Haraship Manning Aps of Denmark. The new subsidiary will start operating under the name Oceanwide Haraship Denmark Aps. Haraship Manning Aps is a crewing company based in Frederikshavn, Denmark; focusing on fishing and short sea shipping within Denmark as well as having a business interest and network in Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. The existing office staff of 2 people - managing director Gilli Haraldsen (former owner) and operations manager Niels Maindal - will remain responsible for the daily operation of the new subsidiary.

Rickmers Establishes Korea Subsidiary

Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based specialist for breakbulk, heavylift and project cargo, is expanding its network of own subsidiaries in Asia and will establish a new subsidiary, Rickmers (Korea) Inc, in Seoul effective November 1, 2007. “With its export oriented industry and as a significant location for shipping and related industries, Korea is one of our key markets in the Far East. Thus it was a logical decision to establish our own office in Seoul. The new subsidiary will primarily take over the role of Rickmers-Linie’s agent in Korea and moreover will be the representative office for Rickmers Group in Korea,” explained Gerhard Janssen, General Manager Marketing & Sales at Rickmers-Linie.

MHI Establishes Australian Subsidiary

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has established a wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Australia Pty. Ltd., which will commence operations on October 1. Headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria, the new subsidiary will have its Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Department in Sydney. Shingo Ueda, who currently serves as chief representative of MHI's Australia Representative Office was appointed as managing director of the company, while Hirokazu Kanamori will become general manager of MHI's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Department.

MacArtney Singapore Open for Business

The MacArtney Singapore Team - From left to right Workshop Technician Akmal Syafiq Bin Marzuki, Item Sales Manager Tan Chew Leng, Office Manager Nafisa King and Channel Sales Manager Steen Frejo. Photo: MacArtney

Following a presence through official sales representative Kongsberg Geoacoustics, MacArtney Singapore Pte. Ltd. is now open for business. Located in the major offshore hub of South East Asia, MacArtney Singapore provides an increased regional sales base, offering local access to stock and capacity, resulting in efficient service and prompt delivery to underwater technology customers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines. Having recently established a new and successful subsidiary in Perth…

SCHOTTEL Opens Colombia Subsidiary

Julio Carrasquilla MartĂ­nez (Photo: SCHOTTEL)

SCHOTTEL has opened a new subsidiary in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.   Serving as managing director of SCHOTTEL de Colombia is Julio Carrasquilla Martínez who previously worked as a sales agent for SCHOTTEL do Brasil. He has a Master in Marine Technology from Delft University and brings 16 years of work experience in the marine industry in South America and Europe.    SCHOTTEL de Colombia serves customers from Venezuela and Colombia and is responsible for the sales activities in the region.

ST Electronics Establishes Brazilian Subsidiary

Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering) today announced that its electronics arm, Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), has set up a subsidiary, ST Electronics do Brasil Serviços e Soluções em Sistemas Eletronicôs Ltda, in Brazil. ST Electronics holds 99% stake in the new subsidiary, with the remaining 1% stake held by its wholly owned subsidiary, ST Electronics (SatCom & Sensor Systems) Pte. Ltd. ST Electronics do Brasil Serviços e Soluções em Sistemas Eletronicôs Ltda, based in Sao Paulo, will have a paid up capital of US$2m (about S$2.55m). Brazil is an important emerging economy and the setting up of the Brazilian subsidiary marks an important step forward in ST Electronics’ marketing strategy for entry into that market.

Furuno Establishes Italian Subsidiary

Furuno Electronic Co., Ltd. announced a new subsidiary in Italy has been established on November 8, 2013 and will commence its business operation from January 1, 2014 onward. In Italy, Arimar S.p.A. has hitherto been handling the marketing and sales activities as well as technical service provision as Furuno’s national distributor. The new subsidiary, Furuno Italy S.r.l. (FIT) will be Furuno’s wholly-owned subsidiary company in Italy whose main task is to further enhance the sales activities as well as technical service provision scheme in the local market, which is viewed as one of the most important geographical locations with remarkable market potential in Europe.

Raytheon Anschütz Expands US operations

Raytheon Company announced the launch of its new subsidiary, Raytheon Anschuetz USA LLC, located in San Diego, Calif. According to the company, Raytheon Anschuetz USA LLC aims to reinforce customer care and support for Raytheon Anschütz navigation systems in the United States for commercial ship owners and shipyards as well as government entities, including the Coast Guard, Military Sealift Command, Navy and Army. “In January 2012, Raytheon Anschütz returned to the U.S. navigation systems market with the establishment of a San Diego-based regional sales office. Now, we are taking the next step to becoming America’s new center of navigation excellence,” said Frank Christophersen, president of the new subsidiary.

G&D Launches US Subsidiary

Image courtesy of G&D

German KVM company Guntermann & Drunck GmbH (G&D) announced it will distribute its equipment from new U.S. subsidiary G&D North America Inc. in Miami, Fla. With the founding of its new subsidiary, G&D said it aims to increase its presence in the North American, South American and Canadian markets as G&D North America’s team will work to further expand the company’s existing partner network internationally. According to G&D, Miami’s geographical location is ideal for reaching both the northern and the southern part of the continent.

New Ferry Line Formed

Atteshlis Shipping clinched a deal with Poseidon Lines Shipping of Liberia to operate a ferry line in the Mediterranean under a new subsidiary, it said. The subsidiary, Poseidon Lines Holdings, will operate the Sea Harmony vessel which transports cargo on the Greece-Cyprus-Israel route. Atteshlis Shipping will pay $3 million for a 51 percent stake of the new concern, with Poseidon Lines the remaining 49 percent, Atteshlis said in a statement to the Cyprus Stock Exchange. The agreement is subject to the approval of the island's central bank since it includes the export of currency. - (Reuters)

TECO Unveils New Subsidiary Identities

Based in Tampa, Florida, this business handles all of TECO Transport's global blue water transportation activities. It is the largest dry bulk ocean transport company operating under the U.S. flag; and TECO Bulk Terminal (formerly Electro-Coal Transfer). Based in Davant, La., this terminal and storage transfer operation handles bulk commodities at the mouth of the Mississippi River, including coal, petroleum coke, phosphate and iron ore. TECO Transport President Jeff Rankin said that because of its diversity of subsidiaries, TECO Transport is the only U.S. company capable of moving bulk products from source to point-of-use.

Bradford Marine Expands Line

Bradford Marine, Inc. (Bradford Marine) announced that they have expanded their line of services with the formation of a new subsidiary, Bradford Marine Group, Inc. (Bradford Marine Group). The Bradford Marine Group will significantly add to Bradford Marine’s ability to provide a full line of quality yacht services from their shipyard in Ft. Lauderdale. Bradford Marine Group will provide consulting services to yacht owners, their Captains and crews. Technical services such as naval architecture, project management (including new construction), vessel class compliance, certification compliance, vessel security plans and yacht brokerage (through Bradford Marine Group’s division, BMG Yacht & Ship Brokers) is some of the new features provided.

Raytheon Anschütz Opens in Singapore

Jan. C. Lötzsch, Managing Director of the new subsidiary

Raytheon Anschütz announced the establishment of the new subsidiary Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore Pte Ltd. With the new company, Raytheon Anschütz expands its sales and service activities in Southeast Asia. It started operation on March 1, 2009. “The new service center is an important step to secure best possible customer support in this region,” says Jan-Christoph Lötzsch, Managing Director of Raytheon Anschuetz Singapore. “Our skilled and experienced service engineers are trained to take care of our wide range of navigation and communication systems for ships”.

Blackwater to Create New Maritime Subsidiary

Blackwater unveiled its plans to create a new subsidiary, Blackwater Maritime Security Solutions. Blackwater Maritime Security Solutions (BMSS), in a strategic partnership with the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS) at the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, and other professional maritime organizations and industry leaders will focus on providing world-class tactical maritime security training, professional maritime security services, and cutting-edge maritime security vulnerability assessments and plans in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO)-mandated International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) code. BMSS will also provide international anti and counter-piracy, and anti and counter-terrorism security programs.

Crowley To Form New Subsidiary

Crowley Maritime Corp. said that upon the sale of its South American liner services to Hamburg Süd, it will operate its remaining Caribbean and Latin American services under a new name - Crowley Liner Services. The wholly owned subsidiary of Crowley Maritime will be divided into two separate operating units, Crowley Liner Services - Puerto Rico/Caribbean and Crowley Liner Services - Latin America. The company has established a revised target date of November 1 for the sale of its South America liner services to Hamburg Sud who will continue to operate the South America services under the Crowley American Transport brand name.

A&B Forms Matson Global Subsidiary

Alexander & Baldwin, Inc., announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Matson Global Distribution Services, to expand its logistics service menu to include warehousing and distribution, freight forwarding and non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) services. Matson Global will be headed by 26-year industry veteran Brian Howver, formerly of NFI Industries. Howver will report directly to Matson Integrated Logistics (MIL) president Robert (Bob) C. Papworth and will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business, including developing its plan to launch. Howver will initially focus his effort on warehousing opportunities on the West Coast. The formation of Matson Global represents a natural, strategic extension of MIL.

HATLAPA adds Filters to its Product Range

Hatlapa, the OEM known for deck machinery, steering gear, compressors and flexible fleet support, has added another product range to its spare parts business. HATLAPA FILTRATION TECHNOLOGY LTD has been established as a new subsidiary business within the HATLAPA group. Based in Limassol, Cyprus the company will supply coalescers and components for oily-water separators, lube oil and fuel  filtration for various brands. While this is a new venture for HATLAPA the team of marine…

Thoresen Shipping goes to Middle East

Thoresen Shipping

With a new office in Dubai for Thoresen Shipping Arabia DMCC, the dry bulk shipping company  Thoresen Shipping announced its explansion to the Middle East. The office will be led by Baard Osland, a dry bulk shipping industry veteran. Thoresen Shipping is an international dry bulk shipping company with offices in Thailand, Singapore and Denmark With a heritage of offering shipping related services since 1904 and dry bulk since 1985, the Company has well-established and deep roots in the global maritime community.

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