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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Corporate Services News

Tiffanny King (Left), Jeannie Stewart (Right) (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes King and Stewart

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced the promotion of Tiffanny King and Jeannie Stewart to the positions of vice president of People Services. While each has different areas of focus, both will ultimately support Crowley’s mission of ensuring high-performance and employee development across the company. King and Stewart report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services, in Jacksonville, where all are based.In her new position, King has responsibility for human resources, compensation and employee health and well being.

Photo: British Ports Association

British Ports Association to Push Coastal Shipping

The British Ports Association (BPA) will be holding a short targeted seminar on Thursday 29 November to discuss coastal shipping in the UK with ports and operators. In comparison with other transport modes, shipping is an efficient and environmentally sustainable option.Utilising the UK’s hundreds of ports in supporting more coastal shipping has the potential to improve connectivity between regions.Commenting on the importance of coastal shipping (moving freight within the UK by sea) and what will be discussed at the seminar…

Rod shaking hands with Alec Don Photo courtesy

British Ports Chairman Steps Down

Shoreham Port’s Chief Executive, Rodney Lunn stood down as Chair of the British Ports Association (BPA), at their Annual General Meeting on yesterday after a two-year term. Rodney had been the Vice Chair of the BPA for two years prior to taking on the role of Chair in 2016. During his time as Chair, Rodney has been proactive in addressing key issues facing the ports industry. This has included developing good governance principles across the sector. Rodney has also championed for investment in the transport network, despite difficult times for public funding.

We fully support the need for greater diversity in the sector and the creation of the Women in Transport platform is a much needed first step as a catalyst for change Photo courtesy Shoreham Port

Supporting Women in Transport EU Platform for change

On behalf of the British Ports Association (BPA), Shoreham Port attended the first meeting of The European Sea Ports Organization (ESPO) European HR network today. The meeting took place at ESPO in Brussels and brought together HR professionals of European ports that had travelled far and wide in order to exchange experience, best practice and share current concerns. The European network has been established following a European Commission initiative that was introduced at the end of 2017, to set up a high-level network ‘Women in Transport – EU platform for change’.

Maritime task force Photo courtesy shoreham-port

Shoreham Port supporting Women in Maritime

Shoreham Port is part of a high-level Taskforce, established by Maritime UK, to work collaboratively with other businesses in the industry to promote women in the maritime sector. The first meeting took place on 21st February in London and was very well attended. The Taskforce aims to identify practical steps to increase the number of women in the industry and is committed to addressing fairness, equality and inclusion within the sector. The UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP joined the first meeting, demonstrating government support for the initiative.

Ketra Anderson (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Anderson Vice President, SSQE

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Ketra Anderson has been named vice president of safety, security, quality and environmental stewardship (SSQE), replacing Paul Manzi, who has been named vice president of the company’s new Alaska Tankers group. Anderson, will be based in Seattle, and report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services. As vice president of SSQE, Anderson is responsible for the strategic leadership of the company's number one core value—safety. This includes individual safety, security, quality and environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Susan “Suz” Michel (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Michel VP, Human Resources and Learning

Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Susan “Suz” Michel as vice president of human resources and learning, bringing all aspects of human capital management under her leadership – from talent acquisition to training and professional development to long-term employee retention. Michel joined Crowley in 2004 and most recently served as vice president of organizational development and change leadership. She will remain based in Jacksonville and continue to report to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services.

Paul Manzi (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Manzi Vice President of SSQE

Crowley Maritime Corporation has appointed Paul S. Manzi as the company’s new vice president of safety, security, quality and environmental stewardship (SSQE), effective July 1. Manzi, who will be based in Jacksonville and report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services, succeeds Charlie Nalen, who is retiring after 36 years of service to Crowley. Reporting to Manzi will be Daniel Smith and Ketra Anderson, who are both directors of SSQE based in Seattle. Manzi joined Crowley last year as director of health and safety…

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British Ports Promote Workforce Diversity

The British Ports Association (BPA) has established a new Human Resources and Employment Network which met for the first time last week in London. The group has identified some key areas on which it will focus. The initial meeting brought together HR managers and specialists from BPA member ports and discussed topics including diversity at all levels of the ports sector, apprenticeships, benchmarking, attracting talent and employment law. The U.K. ports sector employs around 118,000 people in a wide range of roles and is highly productive.

Caterpillar Chief Human Resources Officer Kim Hauer to Pursue Outside Opportunity Photo Caterpillar

Caterpillar Vice President Hauer Resigns

After nearly 20 years with Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Kim Hauer, vice president with responsibility for the Human Services Division (HSD) and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), has elected to leave the company. Hauer has accepted a position as Senior Vice President Global Human Resources with privately held SC Johnson, a 130-year-old company that generates $10 billion in sales annually, employs 13,000 people globally and sells products in virtually every country around the world. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Hauer will remain at Caterpillar until November 1.

Eric Evans (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes Evans VP of Strategy

Eric Evans, a veteran company executive at Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been promoted to vice president of strategy, a newly-created position that will focus on facilitating long-term growth through external business partnerships, including mergers and acquisitions. Evans most recently served as vice president of finance and planning for several of the company’s business units. He will continue to be based in Crowley’s Jacksonville, Fla. headquarters, and will report to Carl Fox…

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Abu Dhabi Ports Organizes NAWRUS Open Day

Abu Dhabi Ports, the developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, recently organized an open day to recruit young Emiratis holding secondary school certificates for port operations jobs. The recruitment process under NAWRUS (The National Way to Ramp Up Success) is part of the Abu Dhabi Ports’ continuous Emiratization efforts in line with the UAE strategy to build a national cadre of trained employees. NAWRUS program, named after a sea bird associated with ports and ships…

Catherine Chick (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Appoints Three

Seaspan has named three new Vice Presidents to its Senior Leadership Team, announcing the appointments of Linda Wortman as Vice President, Finance & Accounting; Catherine Chick as Vice President, Business Services & Technology; and Shawn Chylinski as Vice President, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality. As Vice President, Finance & Accounting, Linda is responsible for strategic financial oversight of the marine division and corporate services. She is a key advisor to the CFO…

Frontica Inks 5-year Deal with Aker Solutions

Frontica has signed a five year contract with Aker Solutions to deliver staffing services, IT services and consultancy projects as well as business support services within HR, finance and procurement. Under the terms of the contract, Frontica will also contribute to productivity improvements and cost reductions in these areas for Aker Solutions. Niels Didrich Buch, CEO of Frontica said, "This outsourcing contract positions Frontica as a strong contender in the corporate services industry and confirms our position as a market-leading staffing company in the oil and gas sector.

Brad Brown (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Promotes Brown to VP of Information Technology

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced  that Brad Brown has been promoted to vice president of information technology. He will remain based in Jacksonville and continue to report to Carl Fox senior vice president, corporate services. As vice president of IT, Brown is now responsible for the teams managing network infrastructure and operations, end-user support, voice and data communications, technology sourcing and delivery, information security, process engineering and business solutions.

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Valletta Cruise Port Announces New Appointments

Valletta Cruise Port plc the operator of the Valletta Cruise and Ferry Terminal facilities and of the Valletta Waterfront destination, has presented  two new Senior Management members with effect from July 2015. Karl Azzopardi has been appointed as the Head of Operations and Projects, and will be playing a key role in chalking out Valletta Cruise Port’s overall operational and project development strategy, including recommendations for the best use of organisational resources.

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Crowley Christens New ATB Tank Vessel

Crowley Maritime Corporation christened the seventh of 10 new 185,000-barrel Articulated Tug-Barge (ATB) tank vessels that the company will take delivery of in 2010 and 2011. The vessels christened were the tug Pride and barge 650-7. During the ceremonies, which took place at the Port of New Orleans, Cruise terminal #2, Susan Rodgers, Crowley senior vice president of corporate services christened the 10,728 Hp-tug Pride, while Rita McKain, wife of Bradley McKain, manager, terminal, transport and marine for Marathon Petroleum Company, christened the barge 650-7.

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AAPA Cruise Seminar to Explore, Assess Industry Issues

The American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 Cruise Seminar in San Francisco, April 24-26, will kick off with a candid look inside the cruise industry from the perspective of four key cruise line executives and end with a tour of the Port of San Francisco to see the impact of the America’s Cup on port operations. In between these bookend sessions, seminar participants will be treated to a host of presentations ranging from new international regulations on ship air emissions to itinerary planning, cruise facility design, financing and joint-use terminal opportunities.

Paul Remson

Superior Energy Names Remson VP of Risk Management

Superior Energy Services has named Paul Remson as vice president of risk management, announced Danny Young, Superior’s executive vice president of corporate services. Based in Houston, Remson's responsibilities include the placement, analysis and management of the company’s comprehensive property, casualty, marine and specialty insurance programs. Remson joins Superior with more than 26 years of experience in risk management and corporate claims. He most recently held the position…

Award Presentation: Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Wins Employee Health Award

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp. has been recognized as one of the top three 2013 Healthiest Employers by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Crowley ranked third of all large northeast Florida companies (500+ employees), and was one of just 24 overall ranked businesses to receive this award. Crowley’s Manager of Employee Programs Katy Keene accepted the award on behalf of the company during a special awards breakfast held at the University of North Florida’s University Center.

Wendy Barnes

Wendy Barnes Joins BMT Group Board

BMT Group Ltd, a leading international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce that Wendy Barnes has joined the Board of Directors as a Non-executive Director. Wendy is presently a Non-executive Member of the main Board of OFWAT, the economic regulator of the water industry in England and Wales, a Non-executive Director of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Services and a Non-executive Director at the Met Office. She was Interim Chief Operating…

Mark Miller (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes Communications VP

Crowley Maritime Corporation has promoted Mark Miller to vice president, corporate and marketing communications, within Crowley’s corporate services group. Miller directs all aspects of internal and external communications around the world for Crowley and its commercial subsidiaries. He, along with his team, is responsible for the companies’ brand development and protection; media relations and crisis communications; strategic development, execution and oversight of marketing communications…

Chan Hon Chew Appointed Keppel CFO

The board of directors of Keppel Corporation Limited announced that Chan Hon Chew has been appointed to succeed Loh Chin Hua as Chief Financial Officer with effect from February 1, 2014. Mr. Chan, 48, has been with Singapore Airlines Limited (SIA) for over ten years and served as its Senior Vice President (SVP) of Finance since June 2006. As SVP Finance, he is responsible for a diverse range of functions including investor relations, corporate accounting and reporting, treasury, risk management and insurance. Mr.

Adani & SEZ

Mundra Port Handles Largest Bulk Carrier

Adani Ports & SEZ Ltd, India’s largest port developer and part of Adani Group, today said its Mundra Port successfully berthed the largest bulk carrier to call at any port on the west coast of India, thereby making history in the Indian maritime sector. MV Orange Phoenix, a Panama registered vessel, with overall length of 299 meters and draft 16.7 meters, was berthed at Mundra Port’s West Basin Coal Terminal on 2nd December 2014 by the port’s marine team. The vessel has a Dead Weight Tonnage (DWT) of 207,529 tons and has brought 179,741 MT of Indonesian coal.

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MacDonald VP, Procurement at Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that Wendy MacDonald has been promoted to vice president of procurement, replacing Matt Jackson who has been named vice president, Caribbean island services. MacDonald will remain domiciled in Jacksonville and report to Susan Rodgers, Crowley's senior vice president of corporate services. MacDonald is responsible for all materials management and purchasing for the corporation. She also oversees facilities development and travel. MacDonald…

Singapore’s Jaya Holdings – New CFO Appointed

Jaya Holdings Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Chong Chow Pin as Chief Financial Officer Designate. Mr Chong will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer and be responsible for financial, treasury and all corporate services. He succeeds Ms Thai Kum Foon, who will step down on 31 December 2012 from the position to pursue personal interests. Mr Sheshashayee Venkatraman, Chief Executive Officer of Jaya Holdings, said today: “We would like to thank Kum Foon for her great contributions to Jaya Holdings…