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Murdaugh Resigns as Austal USA President

Aug 30, 2023

Rusty Murdaugh has resigned as president of Austal USA effective August 30, 2023, the Mobile, Ala. based shipbuilder announced.Murdaugh was named president in September 2021 after serving as acting president since February 2021. During his tenure Austal USA completed the addition of steel shipbuilding capability to its Mobile shipyard, and opened a waterfront ship repair facility in San Diego.Michelle Kruger…

Obituary: Captain David J.F. Bruce

Oct 03, 2023

Captain David J.F. Bruce, Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and Senior Deputy Commissioner of Maritime Affairs, RMI Maritime Administrator passed away on Friday…

Orlowski Named VP Engineering at Austal USA

Oct 02, 2023

Austal USA introduced Chris Orlowski as the company’s vice president of engineering, leading a team of more than 350 engineers, naval architects, designers, and other engineering support staff. Orlowski has more than 30 years of program and…

BSG Acquires Maritime Software Company

Sep 21, 2023

Bleecker Street Group (BSG), a global software holding company, announced the acquisition of Ripple, an integrated maritime software company. The acquisition underscores BSG's commitment to the maritime sector, solidifying its position as an…

Savage Takes the CTO Seat at Silverstream

Aug 29, 2023

Silverstream Technologies appointed Catriona Savage into the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Savage will lead the continued development of the innovative Silverstream System and will further develop the technical centre-of-excellence built by Silverstream Technologies…

The Marcura Group Acquires ShipServ

Aug 29, 2023

The Marcura Group signed a definitive agreement to acquire ShipServ, a maritime online procurement platform and marketplace. ShipServ’s 126 employees will come together with Marcura’s 850 to serve a combined customer base of 800 maritime customers and a network of 47…

IBIA Appoints Dr. Edmund Hughes as Its New IMO Representative

Aug 17, 2023

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) announced the appointment of Dr. Edmund Hughes as its International Maritime Organization (IMO) Representative, effective from September 1, 2023. Dr. Hughes will succeed Unni Einemo.A prominent figure in the maritime community…

Udo Lange Named CEO of Stolt-Nielsen Limited

Aug 09, 2023

Stolt-Nielsen said that, after 23 years as Chief Executive Officer, Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen will step down from his role as CEO on September 1, 2023, and will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of Stolt-Nielsen Limited. He will be succeeded as CEO by Udo Lange…

Boreas Maritime Opens New Branch in Croatia

Jul 19, 2023

Crewing agency Boreas Maritime, headquartered in the Netherlands, announces the opening of a new branch in Croatia. The team has been expanded with two new, dedicated team members to run the branch in Rijeka, Croatia.The branch office will be largely focused on the offshore industry…

Marine Assekuranz, Fram Insurance Brokers Form JV "Marine Alliance"

Jul 12, 2023

Marine insurance brokers Marine Assekuranz from Hamburg and Fram from Norway are joining forces. With the core expertise in insuring ships and transports worldwide for decades – now they are joining forces under the umbrella of the 'Marine Alliance'…

Dumont Takes the Helm at Cal Maritime

Jul 07, 2023

Michael J. Dumont started his tenure as interim president of California State University (CSU) Maritime Academy.Aside from service as a reserve military officer, Dumont was a senior executive in several agencies of the Federal government. Earlier…

Aegir Opens Office in Turkey

Jul 06, 2023

AEGIR-Marine - which provides a wide range of parts and services for stern tube seals, (bow) thrusters, CPP's and azimuth thrusters - expanded its global reach stationing seven service engineers at its new office in Turkey.The new office is located in Pendik Istanbal…

Mack Boring Names Henkin COO

Jul 05, 2023

Jonathan (Jon) Henkin has been promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer for Mack Boring & Parts Co.  Most recently Henkin was Director of Operations since 2010, and has led the integration of lean manufacturing principles into our operations…

Taylor Named Austal USA COO for Transformation

Jun 26, 2023

Austal USA promoted Christy Taylor to the newly established position of Chief Operating Officer for Transformation. She will report to Austal USA president Rusty Murdaugh, and oversee Human Resources, Production Control, IT and Supply Chain…

Ullbro Named CEO of Evac Group

Jun 26, 2023

Evac Group appointed Björn Ullbro CEO effective July 1, 2023, taking over alongside his current role as the President of Evac Business Line. With more than a decade of experience in the maritime industry, Ullbro has brought a wealth of knowledge to Evac Group after joining the company in late 2021…

Logistics News

ECOsubsea raises $12m

ECOsubsea raises $12m

Glas Ocean Electric Snags DARPA Contract

Glas Ocean Electric Snags DARPA Contract

Propane Council Calls Attention to 'Energy Resiliency'

Propane Council Calls Attention to 'Energy Resiliency'

DP World Puts Cars in Containers

DP World Puts Cars in Containers

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