W&O Supply announced two new hires. In order to develop relationships and partnerships with its clients, W&O Supply has created two new positions: Business Development Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing. With more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience and leadership in multiple industries, Sam Entriken has been hired as W&O Supply’s Director of Sales and Marketing. Entriken will be responsible for growing W&O Supply’s domestic leadership position and providing leadership on the company’s international market growth goals. A leader in sales, marketing and business development, new hire Steve Stafford joins W&O Supply as Business Development Manager. Previously employed with several electrical products distributors, Stafford has progressed from territory sales to regional manager, and eventually to sales manager, servicing national and international accounts. Having previously performed as a business development manager, Stafford has experience developing new sales strategies and distribution channels.
BIMCO has appointed Jan Henrik Monsen as Business Development Manager responsible for the marketing and promotion of the widely used idea online charter party editing system. Jan Monsen will also project manage the implementation of new document templates for the system and oversee the long-term development of new features. The appointment reflects the growing importance that BIMCO places on electronic documents and the greater use by the industry of its Microsoft Word-based idea charterparty
Superior Energy Services promoted Paul Harris to international business development manager-Marine Division. Harris has been with Superior’s Marine Division for three years, most recently in overall business development. Harris’s new responsibilities will include increasing Superior’s international presence as well as continuing to maintain domestic business relationships. Before joining Superior, Harris worked for Danos & Curole and the Natco Group in developing trade with the United Kingdom
Global Industries, Ltd. announces the appointment of Craig Milburn as operations manager for Global Divers, based in New Iberia, LA. As Operations Manager, Milburn is responsible for diving operations, personnel, equipment, and the diving facilities at the New Iberia facility. Milburn joined Global in 1982 and has held numerous positions as a diver, Supervisor, Superintendent, and project manager domestically and in Asia Pacific
Grundfos has hired Jon Berggren as a new Business Development Manager to further strengthen the global pump manufacturer’s marine sector. Berggren holds degrees in mechanical engineering and marketing. He has 14 years of international experience in the maritime industry. Most recently, he was Marketing Manager of Commercial Marine at Colfax Corporation, where he was also Sales Director of IMO AB, one of the company’s brands
Aberdeen-based Veripos, the leading supplier of GNSS positioning services to the world offshore industry, has appointed Angus Scott as Regional Manager of its Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) division. Reporting to company Managing Director Walter Steedman, he will be responsible for continued business development and operational aspects of the business on behalf of major operators of seismic, survey, DP, construction support and pipelay vessels
FBM Babcock Marine Ltd has appointed Nick Pearson as commercial manager and Craig Patrick has joined the company as sales manager for commercial vessels. Nick Pearson has joined FBM Babcock Marine from Three Quays Marine Services where he was business development manager. He is a Master Mariner who has spent his career in the marine industry, working with P&O, Stena Line, SWATH International and Samsung Heavy Industries
SpecTec and Corena announced MAN Diesel & Turbo has purchased the AMOS Shipdex Data Manager. “More and more ship-owners require maintenance manuals for new ship acquisitions to be Shipdex compliant. MAN Diesel & Turbo wishes to meet such requirement the best way possible. We have therefore ordered the AMOS Shipdex Data Manager, enabling us to validate that our maintenance manuals are in compliance with the Shipdex protocol,” said Henrik Striboldt
Vestfold University College (HiVe) and MARIS have entered a co-operation agreement covering MARIS ECDIS900 product specific training. The co-operation will see HiVe offering tailor made, product specific hands-on training for the MARIS ECDIS, covering electronic charts and updates. Line Øverland, MARIS Business Development Manager says: “The MARIS ECDIS and client application is a comprehensive software package providing innovative updates and management of ship folios
Hawboldt Industries Ltd., a manufacturer of deck equipment and a member of the Timberland Group of Companies, announced the hiring of Reed Okawa as Business Development Manager, Marine Crane Division. Paul Phillips, General Sales Manager at Hawboldt industries said, “Reed brings over 35 years of experience in crane design sales and service to Hawboldt . . . Reed will be using his extensive knowledge to assist customers in choosing the right crane and accessories for their application
Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin and Goltens, a leading provider of engineering and installation solutions for the shipping industry signed a non-exclusive worldwide agreement for retrofitting Optimarin’s Ballast System (OBS)
Ulstein Verft has signed a shipbuilding contract with the Germany-based Bernhard Schulte for two service operation vessels (SOVs) of the ULSTEIN SX175 design developed by Ulstein Design & Solutions. The final detailed arrangements and equipment for the vessels have been developed and specified
Orkney is set for a multimillion pound tourism bonanza with a record-breaking year of cruise liners due to visit. The number of cruise ships visiting Orkney will top the 80 mark for the first time this year, says a Orkney Islands Council press release.
Piracy, armed attacks on ships in Asia at highest since 2006. Asia accounted for three-quarters of global maritime piracy last year after a surge in tanker hijackings helped to fuel a 22 percent jump in armed robbery and pirate attacks on ships in the region.
Harbour & terminal information providers, Shipping Guides Ltd, says its latest tanker-specific addition enables customers to access the most comprehensive port information available from their desktops without having to rely on expensive satellite connections.
Holland America Line has promoted Christine Thurlow to director of national accounts sales, North America, on the company’s National Accounts Sales team. Thurlow will report to Charles J. Dunwoody, CTC, senior director, national accounts, North America
Fay Catsiba has joined the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) as Business Development Manager based in Dubai, U.A.E. Greece-born Fay, who holds a Master of Law from University College London, began her career in shipping 22 years ago as a lecturer in Maritime Law
Highlights * Gladstone Ports Corporation has extended LNGL’s Fisherman’s Landing LNG Project (FLLNG) site Agreement for Lease until 31 March 2016, with an option for another year * LNGL has signed a non-binding memorandum of intent (MOI) for gas supply with Tri-Star Petroleum
Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has strengthened its presence in the largest container terminal in Africa. Two Terex® rail-mounted gantry cranes (RMGs) are now in operation at Durban Container Terminal, run by Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a subsidiary of state-owned Transnet SOC Limited
Less than one year after announcing the formalization of their relationship, Cummins and Konrad Marine confirm they have added 480 and 550 horsepower ratings to the diesel sterndrive packages they jointly offer. The 480 rating is approved for both leisure and commercial applications
Somali pirate attacks down by 95 pct since 2011 -Maritime bureau. Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber security, as a steep decline in Somali pirate attacks and hotter competition erode
The main aim of Cowes Harbor Commission’s (CHC) investment into the new Cowes Breakwater was to provide a true sheltered harbor, thereby unlocking its full potential and creating a catalyst for major inward investment and employment generation.
In the coming year, the HUMMEL (bumblebee) LNG Hybrid Barge will enable Becker Marine Systems to supply low-emission power to cruise ships lying at port in Hamburg. The first container with liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel has now arrived in the Hanseatic City.
Thordon Bearings Inc. signed a letter of intent (LOI) under which it will cooperate with MSR Gryfia of Poland to promote the conversion of ships to an open seawater lubricated propeller shaft Thordon bearing system from a sealed oil lubricated propeller shaft bearing system.
Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) specialist Optimarin and Goltens, a provider of engineering and installation solutions for the shipping industry, have signed a nonexclusive worldwide agreement for retrofitting Optimarin’s Ballast System (OBS)