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Monday, March 8, 2021

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Poul Hestbaek (Photo: Hamburg Süd)

Hestbaek Takes the Helm at Hamburg Süd

Long-serving Hamburg Süd executive Poul Hestbaek will take the CEO reins from Dr. Arnt Vespermann, who will step down after more than 20 years at the German container shipping company.Hestbaek has been with Hamburg Süd since 2004 and is currently the company's CCO. The 59-year-old shipping-industry veteran has previously been responsible for the liner shipping company’s commercial business on several continents, including Latin America, Europe and Asia/Pacific.Vespermann joined…

Johan Gustafsson (Photo: Ocean Technologies Group)

Gustafsson Joins Ocean Technologies Group

Experienced maritime technology and ship management executive Johan Gustafsson has joined learning and operational technology company Ocean Technologies Group as Chief Revenue Officer.Based in the group’s Norwegian office, Gustafsson will lead account management, customer support and sales teams based globally across Ocean Technologies Group companies. He will report to group CEO Manish Singh.Gustafsson’s experience in maritime technology businesses spans two decades with blue-chip organizations including Transas, Wartsila and most recently with Wallem Group, as its Chief Operating Officer.

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RightShip Launches New Safety Score

Maritime risk management and environmental assessment organization RightShip launched its new Safety Score in response to industry feedback that called for more transparent methods of assessing vessels.RightShip said it has spent the last two years working in collaboration with stakeholders from across the shipping industry. The new Safety Score provides a metric that is explainable, transparent and only includes factors which are in the control of the operator, to help support improved safety across the maritime sector.The Safety Score will be housed on the new RightShip Platform…

Left to right: Cole Merritt, Sales Manager, OEM Sales, Americas & Peter Gonzalez, Aftermarket Sales and Training Manager, Americas (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Adds to Growing Team in the Americas

Marine Jet Power (MJP) announced Cole Merritt and Peter Gonzalez have joined its business development team in the Americas.“Peter and Cole are a welcome addition to the MJP team in the Americas. As we continue to expand our footprint in the region their experience and expertise will be invaluable as we strive to offer an unmatched customer experience for shipyards, boat builders and operators,” said MJP President and Regional Director, Michael Rickey.Both Peter and Cole started…

Gavin Lipsith (Photo: Wake Media)

Lipsith Joins Wake Media

Wake Media appointed Gavin Lipsith as its new Head of Content.Effective Tuesday October 1, 2019, Lipsith joins the team at Wake Media to focus on developing the agency’s content offer to its clients.As a veteran journalist and former editor of marine technology titles The Motorship and more recently Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery, Lipsith brings market knowledge that will assist Wake Media and its clients in aligning their communications with the evolution of the shipping industry.As well as helping shape the content agenda for Wake Media’s clients…

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Ossena to Drive AGCS N. America Growth

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) said that Baptiste Ossena, Global Product Leader of Hull and Marine Liabilities (HML), will assume additional responsibility as the North American Regional Head of HML, effective April 1, 2019.Relocating to New York from Paris, Ossena will work closely with direct report John Kiernan, the current Head of HML in North America, who will take on the key responsibility for large account management and portfolio steering across the business.Ossena has held his current global role since 2017.

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ShipMoney Announces New Appointments in Europe

Specialized global maritime payments provider ShipMoney has announced a series of high level appointments to its European operations team.Roula Zachariou joins the ShipMoney team as Vice President of Business Development and Client Management. She brings with her over 20 years of local knowledge and relationships in the Greek and Cypriot maritime markets which will immediately boost ShipMoney’s ability to support clients locally as well as continue to develop and grow business…

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Predictive Analytics Drives Better Crew Travel Management

Managing crew travel is just one area that can cause sleepless nights for shipping industry professionals. As someone who works in this specialist and incredibly dynamic sector, I know first-hand how quickly things can change. Overcoming challenges is just part of the day-to-day.Maritime organizations have a very particular set of needs when it comes to having the right personnel available at the right time. Seafarers’ travel is mission-critical and their working patterns are governed by tight regulations.

ABB Accelerates Logistics Growth with Acquisition of Intrion

ABB will acquire Intrion, a privately owned company headquartered in Huizingen, close to Brussels, with approximately 120 employees and over a decade of experience in logistics automation solutions and services for the warehouse and distribution, food and beverage, and pharmaceutical industries.Its expertise covers a full spectrum of logistics automation solutions including inline checking, product picking, packing, palletizing, conveying, storage, sorting and sequencing, and order picking.

Jordan Tilton (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Hires Tilton

Jordan Tilton has rejoined the Marine Jet Power (MJP) sales team as Program Manager responsible for key account management and aftermarket business development in the Americas.Tilton has more than 15 years experience in the commercial marine sector. He began his career on the Great Lakes captaining high speed ferries and also worked as a captain on board yachts and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean before joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air…

RoadOne Appoints Chandler to Sales Leadership Team

Single source intermodal, distribution and logistics service company RoadOne IntermodaLogistics said Steve Chandler has joined the company as Vice President of Sales for the U.S. Southeast and Gulf regions. Chandler brings to the position more than 30 years of container shipping, intermodal drayage and logistics experience. Prior to RoadOne, Chandler held numerous business development and account management positions with top global ocean carriers including CMA-CGM, Hapag-Lloyd and NYK Line, as well as his most recent position at another leading intermodal trucking company.

Reederei Hamburger Lloyd Chooses Sealink Plus VSAT

Hamburg-based shipping group Reederei Hamburger Lloyd will move its fleet of nine containerships and six bulk carriers to Marlink’s Sealink Plus VSAT package including unlimited L-band backup. Hamburger Lloyd is a long term customer of Telemar Germany and was looking for a communications solution that provides a quality link for downloading ECDIS updates, which is critical to the fleet’s navigational safety. The company also sees that moving from pay-as-you-go L-band communication…

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NorSea, Kongsberg Establish Digital Collaboration

A new company set up by NorSea Group to simplify logistics through digital technology, NSG Digital, has established a collaborative agreement with the Kongsberg Group. The two are now moving the development and deployment of their new product, NSG E2E, to Kongsberg’s application platform Kognifai. With its new product, NSG Digital aims to simplify and enhance visibility and information sharing in supply chains. Through digital collaboration NSG E2E (End-to-End) will make cargo logistics more efficient and transparent.

Jim Koza (Photo: Lumitec)

Koza Joins Lumitec as Sales Director

Lumitec, designer and manufacturer of extreme environment LED lighting solutions, has appointed Jim Koza as Director of Sales at its R&D/manufacturing headquarters in Delray Beach, Fla. In his new position, Koza will work closely with Lumitec’s Marketing Department, Account Management, and the company President to further strengthen relationships with current customers and cultivate new growth opportunities. Koza brings to the role more than 20 years of sales experience in the manufacturing and distribution sectors.

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of several key team members in the business development and sales departments in a continuing drive to support its growing client base. The company also announced a new market-oriented organizational structure with two focused teams around the marine and land markets. “Deeper segment experience and knowledge will support our growth objectives and our goal to be recognized as the go-to resource for biochemical solutions in markets where protecting equipment and protecting the environment are both essential…

Mike Spyros (Photo: NMEA)

NMEA Selects Board of Directors Lineup

The National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA) announced the selection of its new Board of Directors chairman, vice chairman and secretary, as well as appointment of four additional members. Mike Spyros of Electronics Unlimited, having served as NMEA vice chairman since 2014, took the reins as chairman on January 1, 2017, succeeding Johnny Lindstrom of Westport Yachts, whose term ended at the end of 2016. Board members Steve Katz of Steve's Marine Service and Lou Rota of FLIR Systems moved into respective positions as vice chairman and secretary.

Peter Lister (Photo: Seaspan Marine)

Seaspan Names Lister VP, Commercial Services

Peter Lister has joined the senior leadership team at Seaspan Marine as Vice President, Commercial Services, responsible for marketing, sales and customer relations. He will develop and build marketing strategies, customer service quality control measures, customer service standards and account management processes. Lister brings to the role more than 20 years of experience as a research and innovation leader in the forestry sector. He joins the company from FPInnovations where he served as Vice President, Forest Operations & Wood Products.

Randy Lim (Photo: Braemar Adjusting)

Braemar Adjusting Promotes Lim

Braemar Adjusting has announced the promotion of Randy Lim from Senior Adjuster to Director, effective immediately. Lim has been with Braemar Adjusting since 2013, prior to which he amassed more than 25 years of experience in the insurance industry in progressive roles including claims handling, claim management, relationship management and business development with various underwriters and vendors as well as claims advocacy and account management with a large international brokerage.

EMC Unveils New Suite of Global Marine VSAT Services

EMC today announced a new global Ku-band VSAT package of connectivity and content for ships at sea, optimized for the next-generation high-throughput satellite (HTS) networks that are now being deployed. “Designed with crew welfare as a top priority, the new EMC VSAT platform offers a combination of services and capabilities never before available from a single marine VSAT supplier,” said Gilles Gillesen, president of EMC’s commercial shipping business unit. EMC’s patented SpeedNet technology solves the age-old problem of latency in web access at sea.

New Appointments for Lokring Northern Signals Growth

Lokring Northern (UK), provider of advanced fluid and gas transfer connectors, is celebrating significant expansion and growth with several new appointments within the company. A recent restructure to accommodate this continued growth has seen Jake Rowley appointed as technical sales engineer for Aberdeen and Donal Heery promoted to technical sales manager. Jake Rowley joins Lokring Northern with a first class Mechanical and Offshore Engineering degree from Robert Gordon University…

Morten Dehn (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

New Hirings at Dan-Bunkering

Bunker trading company Dan-Bunkering has announced the employment of Morten Dehn as the company’s new Group Key Account Manager and Jane Bisgaard as Group Financial Business Partner. Dehn is 44 years old and is, among other things, in possession of extensive knowledge within fuel procurement, hedging and risk management from his previous positions in a bunker company and a well-reputed shipping company respectively. Bisgaard who is also 44 years old has a wealth of experience from working abroad for the past 13 years in different financial positions.

WRS Launch Global Managed Services Division

Global energy, maritime, construction and mining recruitment provider Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) have launched a Managed Services product across all its divisions. WRS' specialist Marine division has won a contract with a major offshore support services provider to manage crewing requirements for a number of vessels. To bolster delivery capabilities, WRS welcome Donna Watson to the operational board where she will lead capabilities in her position as Head of Marine Managed Services. Watson works out of WRS’ Abu Dhabi office.

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Hutton's Expands Global Network to Middle East

Expanding international ship supplier Hutton’s Group has established an important regional supply hub in Dubai to service its clients in the Middle East. This key location adds to Hutton’s growing global network which provides extensive coverage in the UK, Europe and West Africa. Operating under the name Hutton’s Global FZE, the Middle East branch will be based at the iconic Jafza One building in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone. This key location within the free zone area enables Hutton’s to ensure its clients benefit from tax free products and services.

CEVA Named "Supplier of the Year"

CEVA Logistics, today announced that it has been recognized as a "Supplier of the Year" at the General Motors 2014 Supplier of the Year award ceremony in Detroit. GM recognized its top 78 global suppliers – across all areas of its business – at its 5 March awards ceremony. "These companies are the best-of-the-best suppliers, deserving special recognition for their outstanding contributions," said Steve Kiefer, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. CEVA was the sole 3PL provider to receive an award at the event. GM and CEVA began doing business together in the 1980's.

Jamie Thompson

Thompson Appointed LRQA Global Sales Director

Thompson takes on new role to help LR Management Systems (LRQA) achieve continued growth by improving performance and strengthening key account management program. LR Management Systems (LRQA) has appointed Jamie Thompson to the newly created role of Global Sales Director with effect from 30 September 2014. In order to meet the demands of over 50,000 clients that LRQA serves, including many of the world's best known brands with operations spanning the globe, Thompson will play…

Daniel Härter

Härter Takes Over as CEO of ZF Marine

Effective September 1, 2014, Daniel Härter assumes the responsibility as CEO of ZF Marine Propulsion Systems. Härter will be based out of ZF Marine’s headquarters in Padova, Italy. Benz has been promoted to the Head of Corporate Key Account Management at the global ZF Group level. Härter comes to ZF Marine from ZF’s Industrial Technology Division in Passau, Germany where he previously held the position of Vice President Materials Management. Härter completed his studies in Business…