Kotug Acquires Marsol
KOTUG International B.V. has completed the 100% acquisition of Marsol International Ltd., an offshore and marine terminal service center, specialized in offshore single point mooring (SPM) buoy terminals and its related infrastructure.The core business of Marsol is integrity management based commercial and technical marine service solutions for SPM and offshore terminals. Over the years Marsol’s management has operated on 32 offshore marine terminals in more than 20 countries. Marsol’s operational headquarters are based in Dubai.
Klaveness, Marubeni Form Panamax Bulker Pool
Norwegian dry bulk operator Torvald Klaveness and Japanese trading house Marubeni have merged their panamax pool activities into a new jointly-owned pool management company called Maruklav Management.Maruklav, claimed to be the world's biggest panamax bulker pool, will be led by Michael Jørgensen as the company MD, with Masashi Kobayashi from Marubeni as Deputy MD. The combination of existing fleets in the MG Harrison Shipping and Baumarine Pools will see the venture with a fleet…
Hong Kong Follows US FMC Lead on Liner Sharing Data
Maintaining Separate Identities and Sharing of Competitive Information in U.S. Since the advent of the proposed, but never implemented, P3 Alliance in 2013, the sharing of commercially sensitive information between parties to a vessel sharing agreement (VSA or Alliance) has been a hot topic. The proposed P3 Network Vessel Sharing Alliance (P3 Alliance) would have consisted of Maersk, CMA CGM and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC); the world’s three largest ocean carrier companies by volume of containers carried.
New Vessel Traffic Equipment at ABP Southampton
Associated British Ports marked the latest in a series of multi-million dollar investments in the port of Southampton by inviting the Rt Hon John Hayes CBE MP to open its brand new vessel traffic service (VTS) operating room, (September 21). The Minister of State at the Department of Transport was in attendance as Britain's leading ports company revealed its $5.2m investment in a new office with state-of-the-art equipment at Ocean Gate, Southampton, which will be manned on a 24/7 basis.
Dan Bunkering Promotes Senior Bunker Trader
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. has announced that Senior Bunker Trader Jesper Glistrup was promoted to Senior Bunker Trader & Team Leader in the head office in Middelfart, Denmark, as per 1 June 2016. Glistrup commenced his career as Bunker Trader with Dan-Bunkering in Copenhagen back in 1997 and has since then been working four years for one of the group’s offices abroad where after he returned to Middelfart in 2010. During his time with Dan-Bunkering, Glistrup has had various different…
Dan-Bunkering Appoints Sales Manager and Senior Bunker Trader
A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. announced that as of May 1, 2013, Rune Andreasen has been appointed Sales Manager in Dan-Bunkering’s office in Copenhagen. Rune started as a trainee with Dan-Bunkering back in 1999, and was in 2010 promoted to Senior Bunker Trader & Team Leader. In his new role, Rune will be responsible for the daily management, development and education of the trading department in Copenhagen. Furthermore, it is a pleasure to advise that another one of Dan-Bunkering Copenhagen’s employees, Michael Matern Hedager, has been appointed Senior Bunker Trader as of May 1, 2013.
INSIGHTS: Sean T. Connaughton
Sean Connaughton, Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia, oversees seven state agencies with more than 9,700 employees and combined annual budgets of $5 billion. But this transportation professional is perhaps best known to MarineNews readers as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator during the second Bush Administration. As U.S. Maritime Administrator, he was responsible for the daily management of that agency and its promotional programs for the marine transportation industry.
Ridge Global Names Two to Flag Bridge Team
Ridge Global, an international provider of security and risk management services, has named Vice Admiral Brian Peterman (United States Coast Guard, Retired) and Matt Branigan as the newest members of Flag Bridge, a recently launched service focused on maritime risk and sovereignty management. "Strategic maritime challenges are increasing at an alarming rate," said Tom Ridge, Ridge Global President and CEO and former secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In addition to Peterman and Branigan…