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Kanagawa Dockyard Delivers Tug to Adani Vizhinjam Port

Sep 01, 2020

Kanagawa Dockyard Co. Ltd, Kobe, Japan delivered the tug, Dolphin No. 29 on August 19, 2020, the fourth, in a series of 13 tugs, built for Adani Group. The tug will be engaged in mooring and towing work for berthing and un-berthing at the Adani Vizhinjam Port and on the coast of India…

Svitzer Announces Leadership Changes

Aug 10, 2020

Towage operator Svitzer announced Monday that effective September 1, 2020, Lise Demant will leave her role as global chief commercial officer and take up the position of managing director for Svitzer’s Europe region, succeeding Kasper Friis Nilaus…

American Commercial Barge Line Names Ellis as CEO

Aug 06, 2020

U.S. inland barge transportation company American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) has named Mike Ellis as the company’s new chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors, effective August 17, 2020.Ellis will take the helm following…

Cryopeak Inks Deal with Island Tug & Barge for LNG Bunkering

Jul 15, 2020

Cryopeak LNG Solutions Corporation said Wednesday it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with marine bulk fuels transporter Island Tug & Barge Ltd. (ITB) to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering services in Southwest British Columbia…

MN100 Deadline Extended to July 10

Jul 07, 2020

The deadline to apply for inclusion in Marine News magazine's annual MN100 awards edition has been extended to July 10.Each year, the publication's August issue profiles 100 of the top firms in the shallow-draft, brown water, workboat space…

Svitzer Europe Names Karlsen COO

Jun 30, 2020

Kasper Karlsen, Senior Director at Maersk Drilling, will join Svitzer Europe as Chief Operating Officer from 1 July 2020, the company has announced today.Karlsen joins Svitzer Europe as COO after nearly 13 years with Maersk Drilling, where he…

Waterways Council, Inc.’s 2020 Vision

Jun 16, 2020

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) is the national public policy organization that advocates for a modern, efficient inland waterways system. Abiding by our mission has meant success over our 17-year history. In 2020, WCI’s top priority is to conform…

COVID-19 & the US Workboat Market: Business Continuity, Not Business as Usual

Jun 12, 2020

In today’s environment, the overarching challenge for the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry is to continue transporting the vital commodities that help keep our nation’s economy moving during a highly uncertain time, while taking…

Svitzer Names Kasper Friis Nilaus CEO

May 28, 2020

Towage operator Svitzer announced its Board of Directors has appointed Kasper Friis Nilaus, VP and current Managing Director (MD) of Svitzer Europe, to succeed Henriette Thygesen as global CEO of Svitzer A/S, effective June 15.Going forward…

AWO Elects Crowley's Mead as Chairman

May 21, 2020

Arthur F. Mead, Vice President and Chief Counsel at Crowley Maritime Corporation, has been elected Chairman of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), succeeding outgoing Chairman Scott Merritt, former Chief Operating Officer with Foss Maritime Company…

Baker, Dickson Take On Leading Roles Within British Tugowners Association

May 18, 2020

Two of Svitzer’s senior UK-based executives will take up leading roles to support the voice of the British towage sector, the company  announced. Scott Baker, Svitzer’s Head of Marine Standards, becomes Chairman of the British Tugowners Association (BTA)…

Low Water Hampers Rhine River Shipping

Apr 27, 2020

Low water levels after recent dry weather are preventing cargo vessels from sailing fully loaded on the Rhine river in Germany and adding surcharges to the usual freight rates, traders said on Monday.Low water is hampering shipping on the entire German section of the river…

Damen Names Van Heyningen COO

Mar 23, 2020

As of April 1, Marc van Heyningen will become the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Damen Shipyards Group. This completes the Executive Board of the leading Dutch maritime solutions provider.Marc is a MSc in Civil Structural Engineering…

"Ship-Spotter" of the Day

Mar 18, 2020

Barry Parker, contributor to Maritime Reporter & Engineering News and MarineNews magazines, is – like many people around the world – sequestered and working from home. He is our designated “ship spotter” for the day.In the maritime business…

Seaspan Marine Transportation Names Wortman CFO

Mar 18, 2020

Seaspan Marine Transportation said it has appointed Linda Wortman as Chief Financial Officer.Wortman brings to this position more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience. She joined Seaspan in 2008 as Controller, Marine and was promoted to Vice President…

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