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Interview: Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV

Jan 10, 2023

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO Maritime, DNV, says that while progress towards industry decarbonization should be applauded, it must be accelerated. Shipping needs to work together, in tandem with other sectors and stakeholders, if we’re to stand a hope of reaching our most ambitious, and necessary, goals. Nor-Shipping, he believes, with its 2023 theme of #PartnerShip, is an ideal platform for progress.It’s difficult to know what’s going to happen in the next ten days…

Lücke to the Helm of Key German Maritime Exhibitions

Jan 30, 2023

Christoph Lücke is taking on the role of Project Head of Hamburg Messe und Congress’ maritime trade fairs SMM, MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, and Seatrade Europe effective February 1, 2023. He takes over from Claus Ulrich Selbach…

Leadership Change at NYK Group Europe

Jan 28, 2023

Svein Steimler, president and CEO of NYK Group Europe Ltd., will retire on March 31, 2023, and will subsequently become a special advisor of the company. Steimler’s successor as president and CEO will be Carl-Johan Hagman.

Poroy named CEO of Strategic Robotic Systems

Jan 18, 2023

General Oceans appointed Omer Poroy as CEO of Strategic Robotic Systems, Inc.; one of its four operating companies. Poroy brings more than 25 years of experience in the ocean technology space, including sensors, robotics, autonomy, and the interplay of multi-domain maritime systems…

The Dutra Group Names Stewart CEO

Jan 11, 2023

The Dutra Group has named Harry K. Stewart as its Chief Executive Officer. Stewart, who previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Dutra, assumes his new role as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary. Bill T. Dutra, who led the company since its founding…

Tom Perrine, Austal VP of Engineering, Retires

Jan 11, 2023

Austal USA Vice President of Engineering, Tom Perrine, has retired after eight years of service with the company and over 40 years in the shipbuilding industry. During his tenure, Perrine led Austal USA’s engineering department overseeing the work of over 250 engineers…

NYK President Nagasawa Outlines Challenges, Priorities in 2023

Jan 06, 2023

In his annual New Years' address to employees, NYK President Hitoshi Nagasawa warned that while markets, particularly the containershipping market, will be more challenging in 2023 compared to the past two years, overall the group has 'long anticipated that the strong tailwind would not last long…

Quay Crew partners with CrewPass for Crew Criminal Background Checks

Jan 05, 2023

As part of its standard superyacht industry recruitment service, Quay Crew has partnered with CrewPass to include criminal background checks for crew and yachting professionals. Owners, yachts, management companies and the wider yachting sector…

Obituary: Donald Keehan, founder, Advanced Polymer Coatings

Jan 05, 2023

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC), based in Avon, Ohio, announced the passing of its founder Donald Keehan on December 28, 2022, aged 87.In a statement the Keehan family said:“Don was key driving force behind the business, but much more than that…

States Joins Blue Sky Maritime Coalition as VP/CSO

Jan 04, 2023

The Blue Sky Maritime Coalition (BSMC) appointed Jennifer States, a renewable energy and clean technology leader, to serve as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. States brings 20 years of industry experience in renewable energy and clean technology…

Management Shuffle at SunStone Ships

Jan 02, 2023

Sunstone Ships reports that its president Ulrik Hegelund, 52, has, for family reasons, decided to move back to Denmark. As of January 1, 2023, Hegelund will take the position as CFO of SunStone Maritime with overall responsibility for the group’s accounting…

Lennerstedt Named CEO at Humphree

Dec 20, 2022

Helena Lennerstedt was appointed CEO of Humphree. She has a background in several leading positions in different companies in the Swedish industry, and for the last seven years whe has been Vice President Purchasing at Volvo Penta. She has a…

Singapore's Tan tapped as Vice-Chair of IMO MEPC

Dec 16, 2022

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) officer, Tan Hanqiang, currently First Secretary (Maritime), High Commission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Kingdom (UK), has been appointed by the International Maritime Organization…

Liberian Registry Hires Boyle as VP, Fleet Performance

Dec 12, 2022

The Liberian Registry announced that Commander Jason Boyle, United States Coast Guard-retired, has been hired as the Vice President of Fleet Performance of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (LISCR) at Headquarters in Dulles…

Radder to head up BMT’s Groningen Office

Dec 12, 2022

BMT appointed Ronald Radder to head up its Groningen office, a new relocation move for Radder that will see his Marine Surveying services and leadership going beyond Groningen to cover the Northern region of the Netherlands and Germany’s ports as well, with effect from January 1, 2023.

Logistics News

Wisconsin Awards $5.3 Million in Harbor Maintenance Grants

Wisconsin Awards $5.3 Million in Harbor Maintenance Grants

'Mega Green Port' Project Planned in Åland

'Mega Green Port' Project Planned in Åland

UK Freeports Risk Harboring International Crime

UK Freeports Risk Harboring International Crime

Number of Ships Loading LNG in Spain Doubled in 2022

Number of Ships Loading LNG in Spain Doubled in 2022

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