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Thursday, April 18, 2019

John Smith News

Pic: Port of Felixstowe

GB Railfreight Launches New Intermodal Service from Felixstowe Port

The rail freight company in the United Kingdom, GB Railfreight has launched a new intermodal rail freight service connecting the Port of Felixstowe with the Birch Coppice terminal in the Midlands.The first locomotive on the service left Birch Coppice at 14:14 on 23 January 2019 and arrived at Felixstowe at 20:14, having passed through Hams Hall, Leicester, Peterborough and Ipswich along the way. Made up of 33 platforms, the service transports a mixture of intermodal containers…

Ceona’s Chairman to Stand Down

Ceona, SURF contractor with heavy subsea construction capabilities, announce that John Smith, Chairman of the company’s board, has stepped down with immediate effect due to ill-health. Smith has been involved in the oil and gas sector for more than 30 years and has been pivotal in overseeing the growth of Ceona since its inception in 2012, the company said. Mark Preece, Ceona’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), said, “John has been with Ceona since we started down the path to building…

Mark Preece. Photo: Ceona

Ceona Gets New CEO

Ceona, a London-based SURF contractor with deep-water subsea construction capabilities, has announced that the company's executive vice president commercial and business development, Mark Preece, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). According to the press release, Mark takes over from current CEO, Steve Preston, who after 40 years in the industry has decided to retire from operational management and step down. Steve has worked tirelessly to establish Ceona as a key subsea player over the last three years…

Mark Preece (Photo: Ceona)

Ceona Appoints Preece as New CEO

Ceona, SURF contractor with deepwater subsea construction capabilities, has announced  that the company’s executive vice president commercial and business development, Mark Preece, has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Preece takes over from current CEO, Steve Preston, who after 40 years in the industry has decided to retire from operational management and step down. Steve has worked tirelessly to establish Ceona as a key subsea player over the last three years…

OIG Makes Executive Appointments

Offshore Installation Group said that Steve Preston will join the company in the position of Chief Executive Officer and John Smith will join the company as Executive Vice Chairman. Both Steve and John will take up their positions in  March 2012. Preston joins OIG from Heerema Marine Contractors where he has been Executive Vice President, Commercial & Technology for the past 12 years responsible for the Group’s worldwide commercial and business development activities. Steve  brings over 35 years industry experience to OIG with a strong background in commercial negotiations…