Hempel Taps Lindström as COO
Katarina Lindström will join Hempel as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from August 1, 2020 as the coatings manufacturer aims to double in size.As Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer (COO), Katarina Lindström will be a member of Hempel’s Executive Management Board.As part of its long-term growth strategy, Hempel is making significant investments in innovation and sustainability, while strengthening its supply chain and manufacturing footprint, particularly in Asia-Pacific.
Station Satcom, FrontM Partner
UK-based software firm FrontM said it has partnered with India-headquartered satellite communications provider Station Satcom in an effort to enable maritime businesses to bring their ship to shore teams closer together in real time.The partners will connect customers' global people and teams via the FrontM Collaboration and artificial intelligence (AI) software platform, providing a scalable and secure communication hub that connects business to the people and tools needed to get more work done in remote and isolated environments.
Navis Solution on Evergreen Newbuilds
Navis, the provider of maritime software solutions for cargo and vessel performance and compliance, announced that its MACS3 loading computer will be installed on two newbuilding series of container vessels owned and operated by Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine Corporation.Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, said that due to the owner’s decision to have this loading computer installed, they are moving to support safer and more effective onboard cargo handling.The newbuildings are currently being built at two different Chinese shipyards.
COATINGS: Chasing Better Prospects
As the offshore industry recovers, choosing the right hull coating for those newly activated assets will be equally important.The global offshore support vessel (OSV) market is still recovering from a protracted slump, but thankfully momentum is now returning with predictions for significant activity for OSV’s ahead. As summarized in a report by market analysts Grand View Research, projections are for the OSV market to exceed USD 71 billion by 2022 on the back of a significant increase in projects reaching final investment decision (FID) status, and a rising demand for oil and gas worldwide.
Hempel Launches Hempaguard MaX Coatings
Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched an innovative new fouling defense system – Hempaguard MaX.This unique three-coat system provides vessels with a smoother hull. It reduces drag and results in significantly lower fuel requirements, and will deliver a guaranteed maximum speed loss* of 1.2 percent over five years. The Hempaguard MaX system is applied in just three layers, meaning it can be applied more quickly, reducing time in dry dock by up to two days. The combined…
Shepherd to Lead GE Gas Turbine Business
Kris Shepherd has been appointed the General Manager of GE’s marine gas turbine business.Shepherd, based in Evendale, OH, is responsible for the full lifecycle of all GE marine gas turbine programs, product management, engineering, marketing, supply chain, services, and commercial organizations.GE's marine gas turbine business serves commercial and naval customers worldwide and offers a suite of six propulsion engines to meet any mission profile with power options from 4.6 megawatts to 52.7 MW: LM500 (4.6 MW)…
INSIGHTS: Metal Shark's Chris Allard
A naval architect and graduate of the Webb Institute, Co-Owner/CEO Chris Allard introduced the engineering-centric approach that has fueled Metal Shark’s growth; driving innovation and transforming the company from a regional builder to a globally recognized industry leader.A member of the ownership team since 2005, Mr. Allard has overseen the expansion of Metal Shark from several employees to over 350. Under Mr. Allard’s direction, Metal Shark has successfully captured over $500…
DNV GL Rolls-out Cloud Shore Monitoring Module for Navigator Port
DNV GL is launching a completely renewed Shore Monitoring module for Navigator Port. Installed on more than 2500 vessels, Navigator Port is the industry's leading port clearance solution.With a strong focus on the user experience, this module is the first of DNV GL's next generation fleet management solutions to be developed on the latest cloud technology.Most shipping companies find it challenging to keep on top of crew work and rest hour compliance. It is essential to have the same view and information on board and in the office.Navigator Port’s Shore Monitoring module is a user-friendly…
VIKING to Distribute HydroPen Container Firefighters
Maritime safety equipment manufacturer and global servicing provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment has signed with Rosenby Engineering to exclusively distribute the award-winning Danish startup’s HydroPen fire extinguishing system for container vessels.VIKING’s Product Management and New Building Director Jørgen Holm, sees the HydroPen System as a leap forward for protecting container vessels, their cargo and crew from one of modern shipping’s most hazardous situations.“Traditionally…
Allweiler to Roll Out New Centrifugal Pumps
Allweiler GmbH, part of CIRCOR International, Inc., will exhibit its redesigned vertical centrifugal pump solutions for ship engine rooms at this year’s SMM fair in Hamburg.According to the manufacturer, a new innovative foot design reduces space requirements and improves operational safety."The new compact MA-S and MA-C series are vertically installed centrifugal pumps with axial inlets and radial outlets. The S version was designed for simple and rapid assembly and disassembly of the insert unit with impeller.
For Seafarers, Net Access is a Must -Report
The Crew Connectivity 2018 Survey Report, sponsored by KVH Industries and Intelsat, shows digital transformation underway in the maritime industry. Roger Adamson, Futurenautics Maritime’s chief executive officer, presented to a London audience yesterday the key findings from his research organization’s newly released Crew Connectivity 2018 Survey Report, sponsored by KVH Industries, Inc. and Intelsat S.A. The report is based on a survey of 6,000 serving seafarers, the largest…
Ozegowski New CEO at Atlas Elektronik
Michael Ozegowski,52, has been appointed the new Speaker of the Management Board and Chief Executive Officer of Atlas Elektronik GmbH with effect of May 1st, 2018. He succeeds Dr. Jens Bodo Koch who is to become CEO of Heckler & Koch Group. Ozegowski started his professional career in 1999. In the following 19 years, Ozegowski held various senior management positions, e.g. as Head of Product Management for submarine sonars and systems or as Head of Central Procurement. Since 2013, he has been the Executive Director of the business field Submarine Systems.
Sea Tel 9711 Triband Maritime Antenna System Launched
Satellite 2018 marks the launch of Cobham SATCOM’s Sea Tel 9711 Triband maritime antenna system, which leverages unique technology and capabilities from global communications company Viasat Inc. The Sea Tel 9711 Triband is the world’s first and only 2.4m maritime stabilized antenna capable of delivering full 2.4m gain performance across any C-, Ku-, or Ka-band network to maximize high-speed, high-quality broadband connectivity for high-demand maritime segments, such as Cruise, Energy and Government.
Viega Debuts ProPress Zero Lead Ball Valves
Viega has introduced its line of Viega ProPress Zero Lead Ball Valve press x hose thread for copper fittings. The bronze ball valves are full port and designed for potable water applications. The ball valves are available in 1/2" and 3/4" press sizes and 3/4" hose sizes. Other features include a lockable metal handle, stainless steel ball and EPDM sealing element. The Viega ProPress for copper system is available in more than 600 fitting configurations, in sizes ranging from 1/2" to 4".
SKF: Paving the Path to a Digital Future
Further digitalization of established technologies such as condition monitoring and smart sensors could have a revolutionary effect on manufacturing, said Bernie van Leeuwen, Director Product Management Digitalization at SKF. Digitalization, most apparent in the consumer market, where music downloads, online shopping and on-demand TV are hailed as marvels of the digital age, is also having a huge effect on manufacturing. Sweden based SKF is at the forefront of using digitalization to improve its business in the service of its customers.
Volvo Penta Names Bering VP, Marine Sales
Jens Bering has been appointed to the executive team of Volvo Penta of the Americas as vice president, marine sales, the company announced. Bering, who has 20 years of experience with Volvo Penta, will provide strategic direction for the company’s North America marine sales segment, with responsibility for commercial and leisure marine sales in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. “Jens brings the breadth of experience to the role, having worked in engineering…
Dometic Names Hickinbotham Product Manager EMEA Marine
Dometic has appointed 18-year company veteran Paul Hickinbotham as its Product Manager EMEA Marine. In this newly created role, Hickinbotham is tasked with helping to drive product innovation and customer responsiveness by channeling the latest consumer feedback and market intelligence for each specific region in both the OEM and after-market sectors through to Dometic’s product development and sales teams. Previously EMEA Director - Sales and Administrations & Commercial Division at Dometic, Hickinbotham will lead a dedicated team from his U.K.
Voith Opens 'Digital Campus' in Raleigh
Voith marked the opening of its new high-tech campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday that was joined by many key Voith executives and local dignitaries and community leaders. The Digital Campus is the latest venture of the Voith Digital Solutions Division (DS): a campus where bright minds come together to learn, teach, discover and bring the Internet of Things to life for all of Voith’s platforms. Raleigh, being a geographic hub for research and technology, was chosen to be Voith’s North American digital hub for the team there to lead the way for digitization and innovation.
Hatteland Display Relocates Norwegian HQ
Hatteland Display is moving its headquarters 30 miles west to a new purpose-built building with extended research and development (R&D) and testing facilities. The company has begun to relocate from its original location in Åmsosen to its new HQ in Aksdal on the west coast of Norway, in a move that aims to support Hatteland Display’s technology growth strategy and to ensure better links and shipping access. Hatteland Display’s entire Norwegian operation is moving to the purpose-built building on Aksdal Business Park.
Fairbanks Morse Names Getgen Marketing VP
Power solutions provider Fairbanks Morse announced that Kimberly Getgen has joined the company to spearhead global go-to market strategy and initiatives. As vice president of strategic marketing, Getgen is responsible for defining and executing the company’s corporate marketing strategy across each of Fairbanks Morse’s key vertical marketing segments including marine power and power generation. Getgen owns go-to-market strategy, marketing communications and product management and reports directly to Marvin Riley, president of Fairbanks Morse and chief operating officer at Enpro. “Kim has delivered impressive results creating markets and driving double digit growth as a talented marketing executive for a number of connected energy industry companies…
Elcome Completes Satcom Switchover for LNG Tanker Fleet
Elcome International said it has completed a satellite communications retrofit program for a major fleet of liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers providing broadband data and voice services. “Our team decommissioned the existing VSAT systems and installed new SAILOR 900 antennas and below-deck systems on 40 ships within four months. Most of the installations were performed at sea, and the others were made at ports in eight different countries,” said Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Dubai-based Elcome International.
Globecomm Roam Delivers Maritime Connectivity
Globecomm has launched Globecomm Roam, providing high throughput, low cost cellular communications in more than 140 countries. Offering 3G, 4G and LTE services at speeds of up to 100 Mbps but at prices much lower than traditional satellite services, Globecomm Roam bundles a cellular modem, global roaming SIM card and maritime antenna to enable connectivity up to 30 miles from shoreside cell towers. “Today’s smarter ship operations call for smarter communications; owners and managers need to stay connected…
Executive Changes at Caterpillar
Following the previous announcement that Jim Umpleby will become Caterpillar’s Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2017, Caterpillar Inc. announced today additional changes in its executive ranks. The company’s Board of Directors has appointed current Construction Industries Group President Tom Pellette, 53, group president of Energy & Transportation, the position previously held by Umpleby. Replacing Pellette, the Board has appointed Bob De Lange, 47, group president of Construction Industries. De Lange is currently vice president of the Excavation Division.