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Cosco Names New CEO for OOIL

Wang Haimin. Photo: COSCO Shipping Corporation

Cosco-owned  Hong Kong containerline  Orient Overseas (International) Limited (OOIL)  said its chief executive Huang Xiaowen has resigned and Wang Haimin will succeed him.Executive director Zhang Wei has also resigned. OOIL said Huang and Zhang resigned due to "work commitments."Wang Haimin,

Cosco Shipping Ports Names Feng Boming as Chairman

Feng Boming. Photo: Cosco Shipping Ports

Cosco Shipping Ports (CSP), the biggest terminal operator in the world, has appointed Feng Boming as its new chairman, replacing Zhang Wei who has quit the position.Feng  Boming, a non-executive Director of the Company, has been re-designated as an Executive Director of the company and appointed as the Chairman of the Board.

IMO Emphasis on Empowering Women

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s World Maritime theme for 2019 – “Empowering women in the Maritime Community” has featured prominently in events at the London International Shipping Week (9-13 September).A seminar co-hosted by Inmarsat and WISTA international (10 September)

WISTA UK, ABP Host 'Women in Maritime'

ABP Chief HR Officer, Alison Rumsey speaks at the ABP-WISTA UK reception in City Hall during London International Shipping Week. Photo: ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP), the UK's largest port operator, teamed up with the Women in International Shipping and Trade Association (WISTA UK) to organize a reception to promote the ongoing effort to drive gender diversity across the maritime industry.The event celebrated the progress made

2 Workers Die at Alang Ship Breaking Yard

Priya Blue yard in Alang, India - © Go Green Go India, 2018. Pic: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Two workers recently died on the shipbreaking beach of Alang, India. Two separate accidents took place at well-known scrapping yards that have applied to be included in the EU list of approved ship recycling facilities.On July 29, 50 years old Subash Vishwakarma lost his life at Priya Blue yard - Plot V1.

Dr. Ricaurte Takes Office as Panama Canal Administrator

 Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales takes office as Panama Canal Administrator. Photo: Panama Canal Authority.

Dr. Ricaurte Vásquez Morales was sworn-in during a ceremony held at the Panama Canal Administration Building in Panama City, becoming the fourth Panamanian Administrator of the waterway shortly before it celebrates its 20th year under Panamanian administration on December 31, 2019.Administrator

Kneen Takes over as Tidewater CEO

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Offshore vessels owner Tidewater announced on Wednesday that its board has appointed Quintin V. Kneen as President, Chief Executive Officer, and director, replacing retiring President, Chief Executive Officer and director John T. Rynd, effective immediately.Kneen, who has served as Executive Vice President

Masahiko Furuichi Named IAPH Secretary General

Dr. Masahiko Furuichi. Photo: IAPH

The International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) appointed Dr. Masahiko Furuichi as IAPH Secretary General, succeeding Mr. Susumu Naruse, as of 1 September. He has officially taken office.Dr. Masahiko Furuichi is not new to IAPH.  Since 2006, he has played an active part in the Association,

MSC Germany Appoints Nils Kahn as MD

Nils Kahn. Photo: MSC

The global container shipping  MSC Germany S.A. & Co. KG is reallocating the responsibilities at the top of the company.Accoridng to  a press release the current Deputy Managing Director Nils Kahn, will take the lead for the German market as of 1st September 2019.Nils Kahn takes over the position from Dittmar Vösterling,

JMS Welcomes Sea Cadets

Pic: NYK

Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS), an NYK Group company, welcomed about 20 students from the U.K., Canada, Hong Kong, and the U.S. taking part in the Japan Sea Cadet Corp international cultural exchange sponsored by the Japan Sea Cadet Federation.JMS offered a lecture about ships and used its ship-handling

New CEO for Montrose Port

Photo: Montrose Port Authority

United Kingdom-based Montrose Port Authority has announced Captain Tom Hutchison as its new chief executive.Hutchison has held the position on an interim basis since his predecessor, Nik Scott-Gray stepped down in June.Capt Hutchison has been acting in an interim capacity running the Port. He has been

World’s First: India Intros Facial Bio-Metric SID

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India has become the first country in the world to issue Bio-metric Seafarer Identity Document (BSID), capturing the facial bio-metric data of seafarers.Mansukh Mandaviya, the Minister of Shipping launched the project in New Delhi yesterday (August 28). He also handed over the new BSID cards to five Indian seafarers.

New Rules on Med Exam in Danish Ships

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The order for medical examinations of seafarers and fishermen will be changed on September 1, 2019, said the Danish Maritime Authority.Due to this change, it is no longer a requirement to hold a Danish Health Certificate when employed on Danish ships.Rasmus Høy Thomsen, Director said: "The

Joe Toomy Rejoins Port NOLA

Photo: Port of New Orleans

The former chairman of the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners Joe Toomy is rejoining the group.Gov. John Bel Edwards reappointed Joseph F. Toomy to the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans.Toomy was sworn in during today’s monthly board meeting and will serve a five-year term succeeding Laney J.

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