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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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“You Don't Build Yachts and Ships with ERP Systems”

He has decades of experience in the maritime sector and now works as a maritime consultant for Shipbuilder. André Zijderveld: “In all those years in the maritime sector, I have seen the financial departments in the maritime sector working with beautiful ERP programs. However, it is a misconception that you can manage an entire shipbuilding or yacht building project with it. To my surprise people are still trying to do that though, with all the mistakes that come along. That must…

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Pacific Green Appoints Iain Lees as CEO

Pacific Green Technologies has announced the  appointment of Iain Lees as Chief Operating Officer to support company growth initiatives around proprietary emission control systems for marine vessels.The owner of the ENVI-Marine and ENVI-Clean Exhaust Gas Scrubbing Systems said in a press note that Lees joins the Company from HannawayCA Corporate Finance Limited (HCACF), a leading financial and business advisory firm in Northern Ireland where he has served as Managing Director…

Milaha Turns to Robots, AI for Back Office Work

Qatar-based maritime transport and logistics conglomerate Milaha has become one of the first companies in the Middle East to deploy and integrate Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions in its back office operations.The new state-of-the-art system, codenamed “Tam” by Milaha – which means “consider it done” in Qatari dialect – mimics human activities using software robots and artificial intelligence to perform clerical tasks and functions such as entry, processing and transfer of data.Commenting on the deployment of the new system, Milaha’s President and CEO Mr.

André Bertram (Photo: Torqeedo)

Bertram Joins Torqeedo's Executive Board

André Bertram is the new chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the management board at Torqeedo, a manufacturer of electric boat motors. Bertram assumed responsibility for the finance department of the Bavarian company on September 1, 2016. Bertram has extensive technology company management experience and most recently served as CFO of global software developer IBS AG. He previously worked as CFO and in controls, risk management, internal audit and mergers and acquisitions for Siemens Group companies.

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Deng Huangjun New CFO for China Cosco

China Cosco Holdings has appointed Deng Huangjun as its new chief financial officer, after his predecessor Tang Runjiang resigned. Deng, 53, is also a director and deputy managing director at Cosco Pacific. Tang Runjiang has resigned with effect from 14 March 2016 due to change in job arrangement, informs a statement from the company. Tang Runjiang has confirmed that he has no disagreement with the Board, and there is no matter in respect of his resignation that needs to be brought to the attention of the shareholders of the Company.

GTT's Board of Directors Adds New Members

GTT, a the designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of liquefied natural gas (LNG), announces that its Board of Directors met on October 14 and appointed two new members, Andrew Jamieson and, following the proposal of ENGIE, Benoît Mignard. They are succeeding respectively to Laurent Maurel and Olivier Jacquier, both resigning from their mandate. Sandra Lagumina was also, following the proposal of ENGIE, appointed by the Board of Directors that met on July 21. She succeeded to Secil Torun.

Norden CEO Jan Rindbo (Photo: Carsten Lundager)

Norden Shuffles Executive Management Team

Danish dry cargo and tanker shipping company Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S informs it has combined a number of management functions in order to reduce its executive management team from five to three members. “With the changes we are consolidating a number of functions creating a more streamlined organization,” Norden CEO Jan Rindbo stated in a press release. Effective immediately, Norden’s new plan sees the executive management team trimmed down to CEO Jan Rindbo, CFO Martin Badsted and executive vice president Ejner Kiel Bonderup.

GTT Announces Board of Directors Appointments

The GTT (Gaztransport & Technigaz) shareholders' annual general meeting chaired by Philippe Berterottière, chairman and CEO of GTT appointed several new members to GTT’s board of directors. Michèle Azalbert and Christian Germa, independent director succeeding to Jean-Luc Gourgeon, have been appointed as members of GTT’s board of directors for a four-year term. The AGM also approved the appointment of Olivier Jacquier as member of the Board of Directors. His mandate will expire at the end of the shareholders' meeting held to approve the financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2015.

MHI to Debut New Chief Officer System

In conjunction with its completion of the transition to a domain-based business structure, effective April 1 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will newly introduce a system of chief officers. The chief officers will be delegated a portion of authority and responsibilities currently held by the president, and will have authority to give instructions and commands matters relating to specified business areas on a companywide basis. The aims in adopting the new system of chief…

Rijo Alias (left) and Azeneth B. Sallador

Dan-Bunkering Adds Staff in Dubai

The newly opened Dubai office of worldwide bunker trading company, A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., has been open for a few months, and according to the bunker trader has already been very well received in the market. The company reported it has recently hired two new employees. Rijo Alias has been employed as Finance Manager as per July 2, 2013. Rijo is originally from India and has several years of audit experience from a well-reputed company in Dubai. Azeneth B. Sallador has been employed as Accountant/Sales Supporter as per July 9, 2013.

John Armstrong

TOTE and Carlile Announce New Appointments

TOTE Logistics Inc. parent company of Carlile Transportation Systems announced several new company positions. John Armstrong has accepted the Vice President, Logistics position for Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc. John joins Carlile from sister company Alta Logistics, where he was the Director of Logistics. John has leadership, operations and logistical supply chain management experience. John is familiar with both the Alaska and Pacific Northwest Markets, having worked in Alaska for many years.

Linda Leary

TOTE, Carlile Announce New Advancements

Linda Leary has accepted the Vice President, Commercial Development position with TOTE Logistics, Inc., Carlile’s parent company. Linda’s new role will be overseeing the Sales and Marketing Department of Carlile, TOTE Logistics, Inc. and Spectrum. Linda will continue to build revenue with current customers and seek new opportunities to continue the positive growth on a much broader logistical scale; maintaining several key accounts and remaining heavily involved in community relations.

ClassNK Reorganizes Management Team

Classification society ClassNK has announced that it will reorganize its Board of Directors as part of a larger corporate reorganization, effective July 1, 2011. As part of the reorganization, ClassNK’s four current Managing Directors -- Shosuke Kakubari, Koichi Fujiwara, Takuya Yoneya, and Yasushi Nakamura -- will be promoted to Executive Vice Presidents and take up positions alongside current Executive Vice Presidents Hiroshige Kitada and Toshitomo Matsui. In addition to the promotion of the four executives…

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Hellespont Appoints Papachristidis-Bove

Alexander Papachristidis-Bove has been appointed Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Hellespont Steamship Corp, the Piraeus-based ship management and marine services company, with effect from October 1, 2009. He replaces Dr. Mike Kennedy, who assumes the role of Managing Director of Hellespont Consultants Corp and remains responsible for the company’s newbuilding programme. As part of a plan to streamline the organization, the Hellespont Group’s entire Piraeus-based staff will be consolidated under Hellespont Steamship Corp…

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