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Teekay Changes Board of Directors

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The marine energy transportation company Teekay Corporation and its associate company Teekay Tankers have announced changes to its Board of Directors.Teekay Corporation said that C. Sean Day, Chairman Emeritus and Director, Tore Sandvold, Director, and Peter S. Janson, Director, are retiring from the

Awilco Appoints New CEO

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UK-based drilling contractor Awilco Drilling announced that tha appointment of  Jens Berge as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company.  Berge will succeed Jon Oliver Bryce."The Board would like to thank Jon Oliver Bryce for his nine years as Awilco Drilling's CEO. At the same time,

IMO Calls For Empower Women in Maritime

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On International Women’s day 2019 (8 March), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has put the spotlight on women in the maritime sector.This year, IMO’s World Maritime Day theme was "Empowering Women in the Maritime Community", giving particular resonance to this year’s

WISTA Pledges for Inclusion of Women in Shipping

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The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) has launched its inclusion pledge which addresses the under representation of women in the maritime industry.The pledge addresses the underrepresentation of women in the maritime industry through a series of statements aimed at

ESPO: One Third of port Professionals are Women

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The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) said that it has been monitoring the gender balance through the effective attendance of port professionals to the different meetings of the organisation over the past year."The outcome of this monitoring reveals that, all technical committees together,

All-Female Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

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As part of its gender inclusion initiatives in the nautical industry, towage operator, Svitzer hired the first 100% female crew for the Dominican Republic.Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Over the waters of Rio Haina and Caucedo, in the Dominican Republic, operates a very special vessel; it is the Svitzer Monte Cristi,

Cargotec Reorganizes Kalmar

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Finnish cargo-handling machinery manufacturer Cargotec said it has reorganized the businesses under its Kalmar brand and has appointed Stefan Lampa as President of Kalmar Mobile Solutions, in a move aimed at enhancing Kalmar's growth opportunities.Kalmar, a provider of cargo handling solutions and services to ports,

Vattenfall's Groebler Named WindEurope Chair

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Gunnar Groebler, Senior Vice President, Business Area Wind at Vattenfall,  has been named chairman of WindEurope’s board of directors.Groebler will replace RES CEO Ivor Catto and will serve an 18-month term. Nordex’s Tony Adams becomes the association’s new vice chair.Groebler,

IMO Addresses Gender Issue

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International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s Women in Maritime programme and this year's World Maritime Day theme were giving increased visibility at the Houses of Parliament, London, UK (4 March 2019), during a session on Women, Peace and Conflict Resolution.The UN body said in a press note

HII Names Carlos Aguayo as GM

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American Fortune 500 shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Carlos Aguayo has been named general manager of the HII San Diego Shipyard.He will replace Daniel Flood, who is retiring after 40 years in the ship repair and defense contracting industry, said a press note

DFDS CEO Steps Down

(L-R) Niels Smedegaard, Torben Carlsen. Photos: DFDS

Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS said that Niels Smedegaard, longtime CEO, will step down by the end of April. Current CFO Torben Carlsen will take over as new CEO.In close partnership with Niels Smedegaard, Torben Carlsen has been in-strumental in making DFDS a larger, stronger

New CEO at ​​​​Svanehøj Group

Left to right: CEO Søren Kringelholt Nielsen and Chairman Søren Ø. Sørensen (Photo: ????Svanehøj Group)

Søren Kringelholt Nielsen has been appointed as the new CEO of Svanehøj Group, a Danish designer and manufacturer of specialized deep well and in-line pumps for the marine and oil and gas industries.The new cheif executive comes to Svanehøj from Hydratech Industries, where he had been the CEO since 2012.

Iro Gidakou Becomes First female Captain in Cyprus

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The Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA International) said that its member at Cyprus chapter Iro Gidakou has officially became Captain. Iro Gidakou, the first Cypriot female to qualify as Captain, said a press release from WISTA Cyprus.It gives us great pride and joy, that  “a life’s dream has been accomplished,

Scania Appoints Karin Rådström as EVP

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Swedish manufacturer of diesel engines for marine industry Scania announced that Karin Rådström has been appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Sales and Marketing.She takes up her position on 1 March and will report to Henrik Henriksson, President and CEO.Rådström, born in 1979, joined Scania

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