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Inmarsat Milestones: 10k Ships with Fleet Express Installed, 'Fleet Data Academy' Launched

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Ship data consumption is booming, and as digitalization and data trends increasingly drive the maritime world, Inmarsat celebrated a pair of milestones, hitting the 10,000 vessel mark on Fleet Xpress installations and launching its "Fleet Data Academy."Traffic DoublesAccording to Inmarsat,

V.Group Hires Sprotte as CEO of Ship Management

Bjoern Sprotte (Photo: V.Group)

Ship management company V.Group has announced the appointment of Bjoern Sprotte as chief executive officer, Ship Management.Based in Hamburg and reporting directly to V.Group CEO René Kofod-Olsen, Sprotte replaces Franck Kayser, who has requested to refocus his overall responsibilities and will be assuming

Boluda Towage Acquires Iskes Towage & Salvage

Iskes tug Ginger (Photo: Iskes Towage and Salvage)

Boluda Towage SL on Thursday signed an agreement to acquire Iskes Towage & Salvage's port towage activities in Eemshaven, the Netherlands; Lubeck, Germany; and Lisbon, Portugal, as well as its offshore activities, together with the management and office staff in the head office in IJmuiden, the Netherlands.

Fruergaard to Take Over as CEO of Pacific Basin

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Hong Kong-headquartered dry bulk shipping company Pacific Basin announced Wednesday that Martin Fruergaard will take over as CEO, replacing longtime chief executive Mats Berglund, who has decided to retie. Fruergaard, the current CEO of Danish gas shipping company Ultragas, will relocate to Hong Kong and join Pacific Basin in early July.

Shipbuilding: Steel Cut for New Methanol-Fueled Tanker Stena Pro Patria

Work underway in the creation of IMOIIMeMAX methanol-fuelled 49,900 DWT vessel Stena Pro Patria. Photo: Stena Bulk

Proman Stena Bulk Ltd confirmed that steel cutting has commenced for its state-of-the-art IMOIIMeMAX methanol-fuelled 49,900 DWT vessel Stena Pro Patria, which is due for delivery in early 2022. Stena Pro Patria will be the first of the three methanol vessels to be built by the joint venture between

SeaTac Marine Boosts Barge Capacity on Alaska Route

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Seattle-based SeaTac Marine Services announced it has acquired a new heavy deck cargo barge. The 2010-built barge can haul up to 11,000 tons and with nearly 30,000 square feet of deck space, making it one of the larger barges in the Pacific cargo trade. The 300 x 100 feet barge was purchased from Signet Marine in late 2020.

Wärtsilä's New CEO to Take Over on Feb. 1

Håkan Agnevall  - Credit: Wärtsilä

Håkan Agnevall will take over the position of CEO of the Finnish marine equipment maker Wärtsilä on February 1, 2021.Back in September 2020, Wärtsilä first announced that Agnevall, president of Volvo's bus division, would become its new CEO, no later than April 2021.The

Heddle Shipyards Hires Newcombe as Chief Strategy Officer

Jared Newcombe (Photo: Heddle Shipyards)

Heddle Shipyards, the largest Canadian ship repair company on the Great Lakes, said it has hired Jared Newcombe as Chief Strategy Officer.Newcombe, an accomplished shipyard executive with over 30 years of experience in the industry, began his career and held various management positions at Irving Shipbuilding.

Coles Resigns as CEO of Wallem Group

Frank Coles. Image courtesy Wallem Group

The board of Wallem Group announced that chief executive Frank Coles has resigned and will be leaving the company shortly.As many will be aware, Coles has been very active in highlighting the plight of seafarers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and he now wishes to become more involved in promoting their welfare,

Forslund Joins BMT as Commercial Business Development Manager

Bill Forslund (Photo: BMT)

Bill Forslund recently joined naval architecture and marine engineering design consultancy BMT as commercial business development manager, concentrating on West Coast new business, passenger vessels, navy and commercial tug and barge projects.  He will be responsible for actively engaging federal

Carnival Cruise Line Names Campbell CFO

Darrell Campbell (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Cruise Line said it has named Darrell Campbell as chief financial officer. He joins the U.S.-based cruise operator from parent company Carnival Corporation where he has served as corporate treasurer since 2017.Prior to his role at Carnival Corp, Campbell served as an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

With "Sustainability at the Heart", Hempel Aims to Double Revenue by 2025

Hempel Group President & CEO, Lars Petersson. Photo courtesy Hempel

Hempel announced an ambitious strategy to double its revenue by 2025, with a strong focus on innovation and digitalization.Hempel has faced its fair number of challenges over its 105 year history, with COVID-19 and the year 2020 presenting historic challenges in the global supply of coatings. Hempel

Nor-Shipping Postponed to January 2022

Nor-Shipping Directors Karen Algaard and Per Martin Tanggaard (Photo: Nor-Shipping)

Nor-Shipping has postponed its planned exhibition and activity program for June 2021, pushing the event back to January 10-13, 2022, organizers announced. The maritime trade fair is the latest in a string of international shipping events to be postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Nor-Shipping

Lloyd’s Register Names Members of Its Decarbonization Panel

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Classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced the industry experts who have joined the advisory panel of its Maritime Decarbonization Hub, a dedicated center of excellence launched in October that aims to accelerate the safe, sustainable and cost-effective decarbonization of world shipping

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