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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Golar LNG Appoints New CFO

Golar LNG said on Tuesday it has appointed Callum Mitchell-Thomson as its new Chief Financial Officer, effective April 20.In October 2019, Golar LNG announced its current CFO, Graham Robjohns, would step down. Robjohns will remain in his current position until April 20, 2020 and will leave Golar on April 30, 2020.Robjohns' successor, Mitchell-Thomson, has 21 years of experience advising energy, utility and infrastructure companies on M&A and capital markets transactions while working for JP Morgan.

Feng Boming. Photo: Cosco Shipping Ports

Cosco Shipping Ports Names Feng Boming as Chairman

Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP), the biggest terminal operator in the world, has appointed Feng Boming as its new chairman, replacing Zhang Wei who has quit the position.Feng  Boming, a non-executive Director of the Company, has been re-designated as an Executive Director of the company and appointed as the Chairman of the Board.Zhang Wei confirmed that he had no disagreement with the Board and there was no matter relating to his resignation that would need to be brought to the attention…

Hee-Bong Chae and Alexey Miller at meeting. Photo: Gazprom

Gazprom, Kogas for Tighter LNG Cooperation

Russian oil and gas company Gazprom Neft has announced that a working meeting has been held between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Hee-Bong Chae, President and Chief Executive of KOGAS.The meeting participants reviewed the state and prospects of cooperation between the companies, highlighting the stability of LNG supplies under the contract between Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. and KOGAS.The parties expressed interest in further expanding…

Meeting with captains and chief engineers (Photo: NYK Line)

NYK Talks Openly About Safe Operations

On August 7, 20 NYK executive officers and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers held a meeting at NYK headquarters in Tokyo to openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels that the NYK Group is managing and operating.This meeting is part of NYK’s two-month Remember Naka-no-Se safety campaign,* and is chaired by NYK president Hitoshi Nagasawa, who oversees NYK’s Safety and Environmental Management Committee** so that top management can exchange opinions…

David Tolley (Photo: Intelsat)

Tolley to Join Intelsat as EVP & CFO

Intelsat has announced the appointment of David M. Tolley as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective June 3, 2019.Tolley will report to Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Spengler, and oversee Intelsat’s global finance organization. He will serve on Intelsat’s Management Committee and be based in the company’s U.S. administrative headquarters in McLean, Virginia.Tolley brings over 20 years of financial experience to Intelsat. He most recently served…

Yoshihisa Suzuki. Photo: Gazprom

Gazprom, Itochu Sign MoU on Baltic LNG

Russian oil and gas company Gazprom and Japanese trading house Itochu have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the proposed Baltic liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project."With this document, the parties confirmed their interest in potential cooperation in the framework of the project," said a press note from the Russian gas giant.A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Yoshihisa Suzuki, President and Chief Operating Officer of Itochu Corporation, took place in St.

AIMU Elects New Officers

The American Institute of Marine Underwriters (AIMU) elected the following slate of officers at its annual Board of Directors meeting on November 15:•Michael McKenna of Navigators – Chairman•Michael Csorba of Great American – Vice Chairman•Tony Cowie of Swiss Re – Director of FinancesThe following three individuals were named to the Management Committee for a three-year term:•Gordon Lewis – Crum & Forster•Ryan O’Connor – Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty•Robert Ryan – NavigatorsLes Bogdan of Berkley Offshore Underwriting Managers…

Photo by Xinhua

China to Develop Multi Billion Dollar Deep Sea Port In Myanmar

China and Myanmar are moving ahead with a China-backed deep-sea port project in Kyauk Phyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) , 250 miles northwest of Yangon.The framework agreement was signed by Myanmar's Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance and Chairperson of the Management Committee of the Kyaukphyu SEZ U Set Aung and President of CITIC Group Chang Zhenming, stated Chinese state media.This is the third port in India’s vicinity. China is also developing deepwater strategic Gwadar port in Pakistan in the Arabian Sea which faces the Mumbai coast.

Image: Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

Key People Changes in Aegean Marine Petroleum Network

International marine fuel logistics company Aegean Marine Petroleum Network (AMPNI) announced that President Jonathan McIlroy will leave the Company, effective November 15, 2018.The marine fuel and lubricants  supplier announced last month  the appointment of Kostas Polydakis to the position of Chief Operating Officer, as well as his qualifications and experience.Polydakis is serving on the Company’s Management Committee, along with the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, and the Company’s Global Director of Supply and Trading. Effective November 15, 2018, Polydakis will assume Mr.

Photo: Gazprom

Gazprom, Shell Discuss LNG Projects

A working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Maarten Wetselaar, Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Dutch Shell, took place in St. Petersburg. The meeting addressed relevant aspects of strategic cooperation. Particular attention was paid to joint efforts in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector. The parties discussed the construction project for the third train of the LNG plant on Sakhalin Island and the progress of the Joint Study Framework Agreement for the Baltic LNG project. The meeting also focused on the Nord Stream 2 project.

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA to Hold Marine Seminar in the Netherlands

‘Practical Vessel Assurance for Safe & Efficient Operations’ is the theme of a two-day Marine Seminar to be held by the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) on Wednesday 14 and Thursday, June 15, at the Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol. The Seminar will bring together IMCA members and guests eager to listen to presentations on four key topics – ‘Reactivation of DP vessels after a period of layup’; ‘Investigation and analysis of DP station keeping events’; ‘The role maritime bodies play in vessel assurance’…

Allen Leatt, IMCA’s CEO (Photo: IMCA)

Members Support IMCA's Governance Update

Corporate governance has been a topical subject in the commercial world for many years. Now the association world is catching up. One that has seized it with enthusiasm is the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) with the result that from New Year’s Day 2017 IMCA will have in place a new legal structure, a new operational structure, and new governance arrangements for running its committee structure. The new legal structure sees the formation of a new holding company limited by guarantee…

Jannicke Nilsson and Anders Opedal Photo Statoil

Changes in Statoil’s Top Deck

Jannicke Nilsson has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) in Statoil ASA. She takes over the role from Anders Opedal, who will lead the development of Statoil’s growing and increasingly important operations in Brazil as new country manager. Jannicke Nilsson will assume her new responsibilities on 1. December this year, Anders Opedal will assume his responsibilities 15 January 2017. Nilsson will report to President and CEO Eldar Sætre with her office location being Stavanger…

NYK president Tadaaki Naito, NYK executive officers, and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels Photo NYK

NYK Conduct Annual Safety Campaign

n August 24, NYK president Tadaaki Naito, NYK executive officers, and a group of six vessel captains and chief engineers held a meeting at NYK headquarters in Tokyo to openly exchange opinions about the safe operation of vessels that NYK is managing and operating. This meeting is part of NYK’s two-month Remember Naka-no-Se safety campaign,* which is implemented annually from July 1 of each year. The meeting is chaired by President Naito, who oversees NYK’s Safety and Environmental Management Committee…

Petrobras to Name Silva to New Top Strategy Post

Brazil's state-led oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA plans to appoint Nelson Silva, the former head of BG Plc in Brazil, as chief of strategy and management, a newly created position on its senior management committee, company sources told Reuters.   Silva came to Petrobras ealier this month as an advisor to new Chief Exectutive Pedro Parente, who was apointed by Brazil's interim-Presdient Michel Temer to cut the company's massive debt and find ways to revive investment.     (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Jeb Blount; Editing by Richard Chang)

Jacques Vandermeiren Photo Antwerp Port Authority

Vandermeiren is CEO, Antwerp Port

Jacques Vandermeiren (52) has been appointed CEO of Antwerp Port Authority as of 1 January 2017. He succeeds Eddy Bruyninckx who after 25 years at the head of the Port Authority is retiring on 31 December 2016. Until January 2015 Vandermeiren held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Elia, the listed company that operates the national electricity grid in Belgium. He can draw on extensive experience in the energy sector, which will stand him in good stead with the industrial operators in the port.

Nguyen Quoc Khanh and Alexey Miller Photo Gazprom

Gazprom, PetroVietnam Ink Multiple Deals

Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee, and Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), signed today in Moscow a number of documents to strengthen cooperation between the companies. The signing ceremony was attended by Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, and Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV). the Addendum to extend the Cooperation Agreement on personnel training.

Photo: Cosco Pacific Ltd.

Cosco Pacific Appoints Zhang Wei as Vice Chairman

Cosco Pacific Ltd. has appointed Zhang Wei as vice chairman and managing director, replacing Qiu Jinguang who has stepped down from the positions with immediate effect, reports Dow Jones. "Qiu Jinguang has resigned as an Executive Director, the Vice Chairman and Managing Director and also resigned as an authorised representative as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee, the Investment and Strategic Planning Committee and the Risk Management Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee due to work commitments…

A shipping vessel navigates Canada’s Arctic waters. The MEOPAR network and Irving Shipbuilding announced $1.8 million in funding to support nine ocean research initiatives, including three projects to ensure safer, more culturally sensitive shipping and improved emergency response abilities in Canada’s Arctic. (Photo: Irving Shipbuilding)

MEOPAR, Irving Shipbuilding Support Ocean Research

The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have partnered to award $1.8 million in support of nine new ocean research projects that align with MEOPAR’s aim to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate and respond to marine risk. “Irving Shipbuilding’s $1 million contribution in support of progressive, coast-to-coast-to-coast marine research highlights the importance of effective industry and academic partnerships,” said MEOPAR Scientific Director Dr. Douglas Wallace.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right) met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim (Photo: IMO)

UN Secretary-General Visits IMO

On February 3, United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the United Nations specialized agency with responsibility for ship safety, maritime security and prevention of pollution from ships. Ban met IMO Secretary-General Kitack Lim and IMO’s Senior Management Committee, also addressing representatives of IMO Member States and IMO staff. Secretary-General Ban highlighted the role that IMO and the maritime sector had to play in translating landmark agreements such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development…

Intelsat Appoints Jacques Kerrest as CFO

Satellite services provider Intelsat S.A. announced that Jacques Kerrest will join the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, reporting to Intelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen Spengler. Kerrest will be responsible for the leadership of Intelsat’s financial operations, including capital markets, accounting, treasury, financial planning, investor relations and corporate development. He will be a member of the company’s Management Committee and is expected to begin his duties on February 1. Kerrest joins Intelsat from DPC Data Inc.

Next Exxon CEO Likely to be Internal Candidate

Exxon Mobil Corp's appointment of the head of its refining business as its new president makes him the probable successor to Chief Executive Rex Tillerson and was designed to avoid raising eyebrows on Wall Street, analysts said on Monday. The new president, Darren Woods, 50, a 23-year company veteran, and exploration and production executive Jack Williams, were named to Exxon's expanded five-member management committee in 2014. The two are further from the company's mandatory retirement age of 65 than the others on the panel.

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.

Opening ceremony

Start of Spartakiada Games of Gazprom in Krasnodar

The 11th Summer Spartakiada Games of Gazprom were opened today in the Tuapse District of the Krasnodar Territory. The opening ceremony took place at the Orlenok All-Russian Children’s Center. Taking part in the event were Elena Kasyan, Head of Gazprom’s Department and Alexander Koryakin, Director General of Gazprom Dobycha Krasnodar. 2,700 adults and children from 27 subsidiaries of Gazprom in Russia and Belarus came to Kuban to fight for the top tiers of the victory stand. The six-day Spartakiada Games will last till September 12.

Richard Benzie (Photo: IMCA)

IMCA Names New Technical Director

Richard Benzie has been appointed Technical Director of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) to replace Jane Bugler who retires at the end of this month after 18 years in the role. Benzie will join IMCA in the near future. “More than any other individual past or present, Jane’s name is synonymous with the IMCA brand and the objectives of the association. Replacing Jane is therefore a big challenge, but one that I relish.” says Richard. “In these testing times for our industry I am delighted to be joining an organization I know well…

Gazprom Center multi-purpose complex in miniature

Construction of Gazprom Center launched in Minsk

Minsk hosted today an official construction launch of Gazprom Center – a Gazprom Group-owned multi-purpose complex. Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Belarus and Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee took part in the event. Situated at the corner of Nezavisimosti Avenue and Filimonova Street close to the National Library of Belarus, the new complex will consist of nine contemporary premises of various heights, designed to be integrated naturally into the surrounding metropolitan area and to complement the existing buildings nearby.

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