Woodruff Named American Maritime Partnership President
The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) today announced the election of Matt Woodruff of Kirby Corporation as its new President. He succeeds Thomas A. Allegretti, President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators. “Leading the American Maritime Partnership – which speaks for the half a million American men and women whose employment depends on the domestic maritime industry – is a great honor. Our vibrant domestic maritime industry is an essential foundation for America’s economic, national, and homeland security,” Woodruff said.
Dittmann Named Chairman of SEA Europe
Kjeld Dittmann, the Managing Director of Lyngsø Marine A/S, is the new Chairman of the European Ships and Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe). He succeeds Govert Hamers, CEO of Vanderlande Industries in the Netherlands, who has completed his term as Chairman. The announcement was made at the SEA Europe Annual General Meeting in Istanbul on June 26 hosted by the Turkish Association of Ship Industrialists (full member of SEA Europe). “SEA Europe has established a strong voice in Brussels for both Europe’s shipyards and equipment suppliers…
IMCA’s Central & South America Officials Elected
The first Chairman and Vice Chairman for the Central & South America Section of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) have been elected. Giorgio Martelli from Saipem is Chairman of the Section and Gilles Lafaye from Acergy is its Vice Chairman. The new section, formed in 2009 and host of the IMCA Annual Seminar in Rio de Janeiro in November 2009, provides a forum for members to address local issues, network and both learn about and contribute to the association's global work program.
Poulsson Appointed ICS Vice Chairman
Singapore Shipping Association Honorary Secretary and International Committee Chairman Esben Poulsson has been elected as a Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS). His election took place at the ICS’s recent Annual General Meeting in Oslo. He joins three other Vice Chairmen for 2013-2015: John C Lyras (Greece), Karin Orsel (Netherlands) and Gerardo Borromeo (Philippines). The SSA is an active member of the ICS and Mr. Poulsson has in the past represented the ICS at a number of industry meetings in Asia.
AWO Elects New Chairman, Vice Chairman
The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected Mr. Royce C. Wilken as Chairman and Mr. H. Merritt Lane as Vice Chairman on Friday, April 20 during the AWO Spring Convention in Washington. Mr. Wilken is President of American River Transportation Co. (ARTCO), headquartered in Decatur, IL, and served as vice chairman for the past year. Mr. Lane is President and Chief Executive Officer of Canal Barge Company, Inc., headquartered in New Orleans, LA. Wilken, in his remarks to the AWO Board of Directors following his election as chairman, explained his priorities for the coming year.
NSRP Elects New Chair and Vice Chairman
The Environmental Technology Panel of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) has elected Jennifer Parker, from Bath Iron Works, as chairman and Frank (“Hogie”) Thorn, from Newport News Shipbuilding, to the position of vice-chairman. Parker replaces Mike Chee, of National Steel & Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), who held the panel’s chairman position for the pervious ten years. Thorn replaces Parker as the panel’s vice chairman. The Environmental Technology Panel of the NSRP provides a forum for shipyard environmental personnel to seek solutions to shipyard environmental problems and promotes the advancement of environmental technology to meet the shipyard’s needs. The panel meets three times a year in various U.S.
Dinh-Zarr to Serve as NTSB Acting Chairman
Christopher A. Hart’s term as Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board concluded on schedule Wednesday and Vice Chairman Bella Dinh-Zarr will serve as the agency’s acting chairman. Hart will remain at the NTSB, applying his transportation safety expertise in the capacity of a board member. The NTSB has five board members, each nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve five-year terms. By statute, a board member is designated by the President as Chairman and another as Vice Chairman for two-year terms. The Chairmanship requires separate Senate confirmation.
IBIA Elects New Executive Members
At its recent general meeting in London, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) elected new officers to its executive. Chris Leigh-Jones of Kittiwake Developments Ltd was elected the association's new chairman. He replaces Ivar Tonsen of Gearbulk and was previously IBIA's vice chairman.; the association's new vice chairman is Nicholas Ladis of NL Transol in Greece; David Peart of Tyne Tees Bunkering retired as honorary secretary. Paul Dyke of Tramp Oil takes over in this role; and Angus Ogilvie of Cockett Marine continues his term as honorary treasurer. "This is a strong management team and it will help guide and shape IBIA's efforts over the next two years.
Capralos Star Bulk CEO & President
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ: SBLK), announced that Spyros Capralos has been appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer, to succeed Akis Tsirigakis, effective as of February 7, 2011. Capralos has also been appointed to the Board of Directors which is now comprised of eight members. Tsirigakis will continue to serve as a director. Tsirigakis' parting was mutually agreed, so he may pursue other interests. Capralos served, until October 2010, as Chairman of the Athens Exchange and Chief Executive Officer of the Hellenic Exchanges Group and was the President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges. He was formerly Vice Chairman of the National Bank of Greece…
Gates Recommends Mullen to Replace Pace as Chairman
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced June 8 that he will recommend that President Bush nominate Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Mullen to replace Marine Gen. Peter Pace as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a Pentagon news conference, Gates said he also will recommend Marine Gen. James E. Cartwright for the position of vice chairman. Cartwright is the commander of U.S. Strategic Command. Navy Adm. Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr., the current vice chairman, announced his decision to retire last week. â€œI have become well acquainted with Admiral Mullen over the last six months and believe he has the strategic insight, experience and integrity to lead Americaâ€™s armed forces,â€ Gates said.
OTC Announces New Board Members
The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) board of directors elected the 2004-2005 chairman and vice-chairman during this year’s event that took place 5-8 May at Reliant Center at Reliant Park in Houston. Members of the OTC Board are appointed to four-year terms by their respective society or organization. The OTC Board includes 13 representatives, 11 from OTC’s sponsoring organizations and two from OTC’s endorsing organizations. The two principal officers, the Chairman and the Vice Chairman, are elected for two-year terms by the Board during their annual meeting. The 2004-2005 OTC Chairman is Rod Allan, Manager of Core Expertise for Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling, Inc. Allan has served four years on the OTC board and succeeds Charlie Richards of C.A.
Seacor Holdings Rejig Top Deck
SEACOR Holdings Inc.informed that Oivind Lorentzen their Chief Executive Officer has stepped down as Chief Executive Officer, but will continue as a director and non-executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Charles Fabrikant, Executive Chairman, assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer. In addition, the Company has appointed John Gellert and Eric Fabrikant as co-Chief Operating Officers. Mr. Gellert will oversee Offshore Marine Services and Mr. Eric Fabrikant will oversee Transportation Services, Witt O'Brien's and CLEANCOR Energy Solutions.
Cosco Pacific Appoints Zhang Wei as Vice Chairman
Cosco Pacific Ltd. has appointed Zhang Wei as vice chairman and managing director, replacing Qiu Jinguang who has stepped down from the positions with immediate effect, reports Dow Jones. "Qiu Jinguang has resigned as an Executive Director, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director and also resigned as an authorised representative as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee, the Investment and Strategic Planning Committee and the Risk Management Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee due to work commitments…
Dawkins Joins Iridium Board of Directors
Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) announced that Peter M. Dawkins, founder and principal of ShiningStar Capital LLC, and Brigadier General, U.S. Army (Retired), joined its Board of Directors. The appointment brings Iridium’s Board to ten members. Prior to founding his current firm, Gen. Dawkins was vice chairman of Global Wealth Management for Citigroup, vice chairman of the Citigroup Private Bank, and executive vice president and vice chairman of Travelers Insurance during an eleven-year tenure with the firm. Previously, from 1991-1996, he served as chairman and CEO of Primerica Financial Services, and earlier served as head of the U.S. consulting practice of Bain & Company. During his military career, Gen.
Roberts Re-Elected NSRP Panel Vice Chair
Patrick Roberts, Director of Operations for ShipConstructor USA, has been re-elected Vice Chairman of the Business Process Technologies Panel for the United States National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). The upcoming year will be Roberts’ second year in the role of Vice Chairman. The NSRP Business Process Technologies Panel advises the NSRP Executive Control Board on research projects involving technology to improve procedures and practices within the shipbuilding industry.
Subsidies Top Shipyard Exec Meeting
At a recent meeting of top European shipbuilding executives it must have seemed like déjà vu times three, as Korean shipbuilding subsidies and their disastrous effect on ship pricing in general, and the European shipbuilding community specifically, topped the agenda. At the AWES and CESA annual meetings held in Nyborg, Denmark on May 16-17, shipyards and their associations from 15 European Countries discussed the situation in shipbuilding and related policies. The dispute is anything but new, with Europeans alleging subsidies and the South Koreans denying them. During its 57th General Assembly, AWES, the Association of European Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers also welcomed as new AWES member the Association of Croatian Shipbuilders and Shiprepairers.
Vice Chairman of Schlumberger Limited Retires
Schlumberger Limited announced today that vice chairman Victor Grijalva will retire at the end of the year. decades. made an enormous contribution to the success of the company during a period which has seen many changes and huge swings in upstream activity. engineer in Houston in 1964. North American operations in 1985. Having steered Schlumberger through the mid-1980 industry downturn, he was named executive vice president of Schlumberger Wireline and Testing and Anadrill in 1989 and executive vice president of Oilfield Services in 1993. Just under ten years later in 1998, Grijalva became vice chairman of Schlumberger Limited. of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
More Casualties Possible in Container Shipping Shakeout -CMA CGM
Other container shipping firms may join Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd in receivership before the industry emerges from its current shakeout, the vice chairman of world number three player CMA CGM said on Wednesday. South Korea's Hanjin filed for protection from creditors in late August, stranding $14 billion in cargo and sending shockwaves through global trade networks. Outlining his predictions for the next three to five years for an industry struggling with overcapacity and sluggish demand, CMA CGM Vice Chairman Rodolphe Saade said consolidation was "the name of the game".
EPCSA Announces new Chairman and Vice Chairman
The European Port Community Systems Association (EPCSA) is determined to keep its focus on the important issues and maintain close contact with officers and decision-makers in the European Commission, according to the association’s new chairman and vice-chairman. Alan Long, managing director of Felixstowe-based Maritime Cargo Processing (MCP), has been appointed chairman of EPCSA, and Piet Jan ten Thije, strategy and business director of Rotterdam-based Portbase, is the new vice chairman of the association.
ASA Names Committee Leaders
The American Salvage Association (ASA) has named the following as leaders of its Standing Committees for 2009-2010: Jack Ringelberg, JMS Naval Architects and Salvage Engineers, Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee Paul Smith, The Glosten Associates, Vice Chairman, ASA Associate Membership Committee Matt Miller, The Glosten Associates, Chairman, ASA Membership Committee Devon Grennan, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., Chairman, ASA Safety Committee Tim Williamson, Donjon-SMIT, Chairman, ASA Security Committee Chairman Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, Chairman, ASA Training Committee Chairman
IBIA Appoints New Directors
Following an election, the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) has appointed Robin Meech (Marine and Energy Consulting) and Ciric Cheung (Fratelli Cosulich Bunkers HK) to its board from 1 April 2012. They replace previous IBIA chairman Mike Ball (Gearbulk UK) and Mustafa Muhtaroglu (Energy Petrol) who have served seven and nine year terms of office respectively. Trevor Harrison was re-elected to serve another term. The announcement was made at the IBIA Annual Dinner in London by Vice Chairman Nigel Draffin who, as previously announced, becomes Chairman on 1 April.
Waterways Council - Officers & Directors
At the Annual Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) Membership Meeting and Board of Directors Meeting held October 29 in St. Louis, the following officers and Executive Committee members were elected to serve or continue service for 2008-2009: Dan Mecklenborg, Senior Vice President, HR & Chief Legal Officer, Ingram Barge Company, remains as Chairman of the Board; Cornel Martin, was elected President and CEO; Steve Little, President and CEO, Crounse Corporation, remains as General Counsel; Peter Stephaich, Chairman, Campbell Transportation Co., was re-elected Secretary; Cherrie Felder, Vice President, Channel Shipyard, remains as Treasurer. Former WCI President and CEO R. Barry Palmer was named President Emeritus. Also named to new terms as officers were Richard R.
ABS Elects Members and Corporate Officers
At the recent Board of Directors and Council meetings of the international classification society ABS, 26 prominent members of the shipping and offshore industries were elected as new members of the society, as well as a new member elected to its technical committee and two corporate officer positions. Mark W. Angela A. Mike J. Dowdy, Vice President of Engineering, Rowan Companies, Inc. Capt. Angeliki N. Frangou, Chairman & CEO, Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. Aditya Ashok Garware, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Garware Offshore Services, Ltd. James J. Gaughan, President, James J. Gaughan & Associates Inc. Dr. Ho-Chung Kim, CEO, Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Capt. Tae-Jin Kwon, President & CEO, SLS Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Jong-Ho Lee, President, JINSE Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.