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Techcross moves Japan Office from Fukuyama to Osaka

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Techcross, a manufacturer of ballast water management system, announced on July 1, 2022, that it would move its Japanese office located in Fukuyama to Osaka.The Techcross ballast water management system has already been installed on more than 1,000 Japanese ships, occupying the largest market share in Japan.

Obituary: Captain Brian A. McAllister Passes Away

Capt. Brian McAllister, a prominent member of the American maritime industry and a true New York area maritime industry icon, has passed away. (Photo by Greg Trauthwein in 2016)

Capt. Brian McAllister, a prominent member of the American maritime industry and a true New York area maritime industry icon, has passed away.The following was posted on the mcallistertowing.com website:"It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Captain.  Brian, who

Shipbroker Gibson Says a Number of Employees Have Resigned

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Shipbroker Gibson said that it had received a number of resignations from its Suezmax and Aframax broking desks on June 29, according to an email from its managing director Roger Harrison on Thursday.Suezmax and Aframax tankers are usually used in the transport of crude and some oil products."Whilst

BPA Worldwide Names Richard Murphy President & CEO

Richard Murphy (Photo: BPA Worldwide)

Richard Murphy has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of BPA Worldwide, a leading global assurance provider of media, technology, events, and sustainability compliance. He replaces Glenn Hansen, who has announced his intent to retire in June 2023. In the interim, Hansen has been named

AkzoNobel Names Poux-Guillaume as Next CEO

Gregoire Poux-Guillaume (Photo: AkzoNobel)

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company’s new chief executive officer (CEO) as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the board of management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.

Chesters Joins Van Ameyde Marine

Robert Chesters, Global Business Development Manager, Van Ameyde Marine (Photo: Van Ameyde Marine)

Van Ameyde Marine, the Netherlands-headquartered marine surveying, consultancy and loss prevention group, has appointed Rob Chesters as its new global business development manager.Based in the UK, Chesters has a remit to work with teams across group to develop a global strategy and service offering,

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock COO Simonelli to Retire

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Houston-based dredging contractor Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation announced that its Chief Operating Officer, David E. Simonelli, will retire effective September 16, 2022. After his retirement, he will provide consulting services to the company.Simonelli, who has spent 44 years with Great Lakes,

Bruun Takes the Helm at KVH Industries

Brent Bruun (Photo: KVH Industries)

KVH Industries, Inc., announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Brent C. Bruun as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board. The Board also appointed two seasoned industry executives, David Kagan and David Tolley, as directors of KVH.Bruun first joined KVH in 2008 and

Emanuele Grimaldi Appointed ICS Chairman

From left: Emanuele Grimaldi and Esben Poulsson (Photo: ICS)

The board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), representing 80% of the world’s merchant fleet, on Wednesday appointed Emanuele Grimaldi, President and Managing Director of Grimaldi Euromed SpA, as Chairman of the Board.Grimaldi, a former president of both Confitarma and European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA),

Volwater Takes the Helm at C-Job Naval Architects

Job Volwater will move from his position as Chief Commercial Officer and take on the position of CEO at C-Job Naval Architects. He takes over from Basjan Faber, who will take up the position of CFO at the company. Photo courtesy C-Job

Ship design and engineering company C-Job Naval Architects on Thursday announced changes to its executive team. Job Volwater will move from his position as Chief Commercial Officer and take on the position of Chief Executive Officer. He takes over from Basjan Faber, who will take up the position of Chief Financial Officer at the company.

Marlink, BV Partner to Promote Digital Integration, Connectivity

L to R: Tore Morten Olsen, President, Maritime, Marlink and Matthieu de Tugny, President, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore.  Image credit: Katerina Maritime | Nomikou Photography

Marlink and Bureau Veritas (BV) signed an agreement to accelerate the delivery of cyber-secure digital tools and safety services in the maritime industry. The agreement links Marlink’s smart hybrid connectivity with the remote digital and safety services provided by BV. Having identified crossovers in their mutual customer base,

MAN ES, UGS Make Joint Decarbonization Commitment

Pictured in Athens (from left to right): John C. Lyras, former President, current Board member and Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, UGS; Dionissis Christodoulopoulos, Managing Director, MAN Energy Solutions Hellas; Melina Travlos, President of UGS; Wayne Jones OBE, Member of Executive Board – Global Sales & After Sales – MAN Energy Solutions; Dimitris Fafalios, Secretary of the Board /Chairman of Maritime Safety & Marine Environment Protection Committee, UGS. Image courtesy MAN Energy

Following a meeting during the 2022 Posidonia trade fair in Athens, MAN Energy Solutions and the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) announced their mutual commitment to a policy of decarbonization, especialy in regard to the testing and development of alternative fuels and, more generally, the maritime value chain.

USCG Patrol Forces Southwest Asia Holds Change of Command

Adm. Linda Fagan, commandant, U.S. Coast Guard, presents an award for service to Capt. Benjamin Berg, commander, Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, June 16, 2022, during a change of command ceremony. As the commander of the most extensive Coast Guard base outside of the United States, Berg served as the senior U.S. Coast Guard representative in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility, providing support to maritime security operations

Capt. Eric A. Helgen relieved Capt. Benjamin D. Berg as commander, Patrol Forces Southwest Asia (PATFORSWA) aboard Naval Support Activity Bahrain, Thursday, June 16.As the commander of the most extensive Coast Guard base outside of the United States, Berg served as the senior U.S. Coast Guard representative in the U.

Kristoffersen Takes the Helm at Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Lasse Kristoffersen (Photo: Wallenius Wilhelmsen)

Norwegian/Swedish RoRo shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen's new president and CEO, Lasse Kristoffersen, took up his new position June 1.Named to the role in November, Kristoffersen joins Wallenius Wilhelmsen ASA from Torvald Klaveness, where he has worked for the past 15 years, serving as president and CEO since 2011.

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