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New Management Elected At BIMCO

BIMCO Informatique has elected Jan Henrik Monsen as manager, while Per Løvgren was appointed IT Manager. Monsen, who has been marketing executive for BIMCO, will now be responsible for the administrative and commercial areas of the organization such as development of standard products and marketing functions. As IT manager, Løvgren, who has been with BIMCO since 1996, will be closely coordinated with the department and include all technical matters involving the organization.


EIVA CEO Hansen Resigns

The board of directors of maritime and offshore software provider EIVA has accepted Lars Hansen’s resignation as CEO. Hansen has accepted a new management position in the United States and will relocate to the US with his family towards the end of the year. “We have appreciated Lars’ dedicated management style and straightforward way of communicating during the time we have had the pleasure of working with him


Consortium Formed to Invest in China Shipbuilding

At the invitation of China Steel Corp. (CSC) and Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp., Wan Hai Lines Ltd. has shown its willingness to enter into a consortium led by CSC to invest in the state-run China Shipbuilding Corp., which has decided to go private through public bidding, according to a report on Taiwan Headlines. China Shipbuilding estimated it would sell a 51 percent up to 66 percent stake to become a privately owned firm


NCL Pays Fine for Cruise Pollution

As a result of its voluntary reporting of irregularities, Norwegian Cruise Line Limited (NCL) has reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida and the US Department of Justice to plead guilty to a single count of violation of Title 33, U.S.C., Section 1908, for the knowing failure to maintain an accurate Oil Record Book aboard the S.S. Norway prior to May 2000. Under the plea agreement, NCL has agreed to pay a fine of $1 million


Essar Shipping Ports and Logistics: New Management Structure

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Mumbai: Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics Limited (ESPLL) which is a part of Essar Group today held its Committee of Directors (Demerger Committee) meeting and announced the completion of the demerger process. The committee fixed 19th May 2011 as the record date. ESPLL announced that the company has received all the approvals hence the completion of the process. The company also announced the new management structure for the two companies once they are listed on exchange


ABS Elects Tony Nassif as Executive Vice President

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In response to its continued global expansion, leading international classification society ABS has strengthened its executive leadership team with the election of Tony Nassif as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the society. The election was made by the ABS Board of Directors at its meeting this week. Nassif moves to ABS from his position as President and CEO of the society’s wholly owned affiliate, ABS Group of Companies Inc.


PVA:The Return of the American Queen

In late October 2001, three of America's six steam-driven paddlewheelers were suddenly tied up due to bankruptcy of the parent company, American Classic Voyages, and facing a very uncertain future. The management failures and cost excesses of the past owners that caused the company failure have been well documented and need not be recounted. What is important is that out of the ashes of American Classic Voyages has come the Delta Queen Steamboat Company


2010 and the Rise of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group

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It might be hard to judge now if the global shipbuilding industry is recovering, but an encouraging story is certainly taking place in China in 2010. According to Clarkson Research Services, China overtakes Korea as the world's top shipbuilder in the first half of 2010 and kept ahead in terms of three major industry indicators, including new orders, order backlogs and delivery. As China’s leading private shipbuilding company


BV Completes first Energy Management Systems Audit

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Bureau Veritas has completed the first certification audit of any shipping company in the world  to the new standard ISO 50001- 2011 - Energy Management Systems.   Stena’s ship management division,  Northern Marine Management Ltd including  Northern Marine Management (USA) LLC,  has achieved certification to BS ISO 50001, which ensures systematic monitoring and control of energy usage, helping to optimise efficiency, reduce fuel consumption


FMC Chairman Calls for Global Regulatory Summit on P3 Alliance

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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman, Mario Cordero, issued a call to fellow regulators in the European Union and the People’s Republic of China, to join with him in a Global Regulatory Summit on the proposed P3 Global Alliance of the world’s three largest container carriers, Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, and Mediterranean Shipping. The Summit would take place in Washington, D.C., with regulators to discuss their respective regulatory roles in considering the impact of the


ABS Forms Asset Performance Management Group

ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki

ABS, a provider of global maritime classification services, announced the formation of the Asset Performance Management Group (APMG). The new organization integrates several existing services into a single team focused on complete life cycle performance services that complement traditional


Maersk Sells Stake in Dansk Supermarked Group

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Following a 50 year partnership between A.P. Moller -Maersk and the Salling Group the two parties today agreed to hand over the majority stake in Dansk Supermarked Group (Dansk Supermarked A/S and F. Salling A/S) to the Salling Companies (F. Salling Invest A/S og F. Salling Holding A/S).


New Stainless Steel Chemical Tanker Platform

Principal Maritime Management LLC of Southport, Connecticut, a shipping company owned by affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC, has formed a new platform in the stainless steel chemical shipping sector. Additionally, Princimar Chemical Carriers has acquired its initial three stainless steel


MOL Group Introduces New Management Plan

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Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) announced a new three-year midterm management plan that will take effect in April 2014, called "Steer for 2020". MOL Group has been carrying out all plans in single-year plan "Rise 2013" with goals of restoring profitability and laying a


ABC: Powering Up for the Next 100 Years

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Belgian power maker celebrates 100-year anniversary and jumps into a higher power class with a new diesel engine On the occasion of its centenary, a new engine type, the DL36, has being launched to meet the future emission directives of 2016


ABS Grants Energy Management Certifications

ABS announced the certification of several maritime industry leaders for adopting energy management systems.   Gaslog LNG Services Ltd., Consolidated Marine Management and Goodwood Ship Management Pte Ltd. are among the first organizations to certify their energy management systems using


Dometic Group Announces Global Reorganization

Frank Marciano

Formerly President of Dometic Marine, Frank Marciano has been appointed President of Dometic Americas for all divisions after Dometic Group announced a global reorganization and restructuring. The new management and business structure was enacted by the company’s global CEO


DNV KEMA Launches CO2MPETENCY

Michael Carpenter

DNV KEMA launches CO2MPETENCY, a new project learning service for the CO2 management and CCS industries to accelerate world-wide competency building.   Building on the insights developed as a result of a broad portfolio of knowledge sharing and dissemination work


New Risk Management Software from DNV

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DNV Software incorporates risk management tool EasyRisk Manager with the Synergi Life risk & QHSE-management solution. DNV Software explains that structured and analytical risk management has direct effects on a company’s ability to build a competitive advantage


DNV Software Launches Risk Management Solution

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Structured and analytical risk management has direct effects on a company’s ability to build a competitive advantage. To support organizations with one complete solution for managing operational, project and enterprise risk DNV Software has now incorporated the risk management tool EasyRisk


DNV Launches Risk Management Software

Structured and analytical risk management have direct effects on a company’s ability to build a competitive advantage.   To support organizations with one complete solution for managing operational, project and enterprise risk DNV Software has now incorporated the risk management tool


Changes at PRS Helm

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Polish Register of Shipping announces that the long-serving President of the Board of the classification society Dr. Jan Jankowski, and Board Member Jerzy Wyrzykowski are stepping down from their posts in June in 2013. They had been at helm of the Society for 16 years.


Port2Port completes Pilot Audit of the ISO/PAS 28007

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Port2Port Maritime has completed a pilot audit assessment for ISO/PAS 28007. After a rigorous and meticulously detailed, top down validation process conducted from the company headquarters to overseas operating locations and out to the point of embarkation


New Commercial Director for Bibby Ship Management

Mark Robertshaw

Bibby Ship Management Group Ltd announced the appointment of Mark Robertshaw as its new Commercial Director, joining the business on September 23, 2013. His responsibilities will also include the role of new Managing Director for Bibby Ship Management’s Western Europe office


Jensen Get Tankship Construction Management Contracts

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Jensen Maritime Consultants , Crowley Maritime's Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering company, has been awarded a new construction management contract for four new 330,000-barrel, Jones Act product tankers, being built by Aker Philadelphia Shipyard Inc.


 
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