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Biden Appoints Ann Phillips as MARAD Administrator

Ann Phillips (File photo: Josh Bennett / U.S. Navy)

President Joe Biden intends to nominate Ann Phillips to serve as Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) at the Department of Transportation (DOT), the White House announced Thursday. The position has been vacant since Mark Buzby resigned from the role in the wake of the insurrection at the U.

AST Marine Sciences Rebrands as Applied Telematics

(Photo: Applied Telematics)

Applied Telematics is the new name for AST Marine Sciences Limited, a provider of remote monitoring and asset management services for fishing enforcement authorities, vessel owners and commercial operators of fixed and mobile assets globally.Applied Telematics, part of The AST Group, was given the new

Støhle Joins the Angelicoussis Group as Deputy CEO

Sveinung J. S. Støhle (Photo: Angelicoussis Group)

Greek shipping company the Angelicoussis Group announced it has appointed Sveinung J. S. Støhle in the new role of deputy CEO.Støhle, who is stepping down as president and CEO of Höegh LNG on November 1,  has more than 25 years’ experience in liuefied natural gas (LNG) shipping and the wider energy and LNG space.

Profiles in Leadership: Yuri Sakurada, HR Director, DNV Maritime

“We have a lot of career development opportunities around the globe. Personally, I have worked in 10 different offices in seven countries across three continents. That is a fantastic opportunity not many organizations can offer.” – Yuri Sakurada, HR Director, DNV Maritime. Image courtesy DNV

Educated and trained as an engineer, Yuri Sakurada shares insights on her path to a leadership role at DNV.While many careers in maritime start with a passion for the sea, this was not the case with Yuri Sakurada, HR Director, DNV Maritime, who fell into maritime by chance following her engineering studies at the University of Osaka.

BV Opens Innovation and Sustainability Hub in Singapore

Ashish Anilan (left) - Sustainability Leader, in BV’s Southeast Asia Zone; David Barrow (standing) - Vice President, Marine & Offshore, South Asia Zone; Koh Shu Yong (right) - Director of iCARE (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Singapore (BV) has launched a new Center of Excellence - the innovation Center of Alternative Renewables Energy (iCARE), supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB).Aligning itself with Singapore’s goal of driving innovation to increase competitiveness in maritime,

KOTUG Starts Ops in Gabon with Perenco Contract

KOTUG's contract with Perenco for towage support for operations off Port Gentil, Gabon includes the chartering, operation and manning of three vessels, two of which are Kotug’s first-ever Rotor Tugs, the RT Magic and RT Spirit, pictured. Photo courtesy KOTUG.

KOTUG International B.V. (KOTUG) won a long-term contract by Perenco Oil & Gas Gabon S.A. (Perenco) to provide towage support for their operations off Port Gentil, Gabon. The contract includes the chartering, operation and manning of three vessels, two of which are Kotug’s first-ever Rotor Tugs, the RT Magic and RT Spirit.

DMW Marine Group Appoints new Representative

DMW Marine Group appointed TECHNONAVAL of Miami, Fla., to represent the company in Florida, Panama, Ecuador and Greece to market DMW's products and services. Leonidas Lavdas, Managing Director of TECHNONAVAL has decades of experience in the cruise ship business and dealing with shipyards around the world.

Venable Joins HDR as Federal Transportation Director

Eric Venable recently joined HDR as the new federal transportation director. Photo courtesy HDR

Eric Venable recently joined HDR as the new federal transportation director.HDR has a long history of providing key transportation expertise to the federal government, whether federal highways, coastal ports, defense installations or more.Venable brings more than 25 years of experience in operations,

Weathernews Teams Up With VPS

WNI’s advanced weather forecasting solutions harness the power of AI supported by human intelligence and logic. Photo: WNI

Weathernews Inc (WNI) said it has joined forces with Vessel Performance Solutions (VPS) to integrate performance data from ship systems with its weather routing system to help improve voyage planning.The VESPER software platform by VPS records continuous performance data from the hull and propellers,

Elcome Expands Distribution for Koden Electronics

Jimmy Grewal, executive director of Elcome International (Photo: Elcome International)

Elcome International on Tuesday announced that its Sri Lanka office, International Marine Services, has become an authorized sales and service provider of Koden Electronics products.Dubai-based Elcome, which has been a Koden distributor in UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia and India for more than 30 years, is

Miclyn Express Offshore Names New CEO

Darren Ang, CEO of Miclyn Express Offshore

Singapore-based offshore vessel operator Miclyn Express Offshore (MEO) has appointed Darren Ang as CEO. Ang, who took over as CEO from Diederik DeBoer, has been with the company for 22 years.Prior to becoming CEO, Ang served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer. Before this, he served as Chief Marketing

Profiles in Maritime Leadership: Ulla Nielsen, MD, V.Ships Germany

Ulla Nielsen, Managing Director of V.Ships, Germany. Photo courtesy V. Ships, Germany

As a former master mariner with Maersk Line and currently the Managing Director of V.Ships, Germany, Ulla Nielsen was a natural choice to kick off Maritime Reporter & Engineering News’ profiles in maritime female leadership in the run up to the Women's International Shipping & Trading Association’s (WISTA) annual conference,

Puget Sound Pilots Welcomes New Executive Director

Charles Costanzo (Photo: Puget Sound Pilots)

The Puget Sound Pilots are pleased to announce the hiring of Charles Costanzo as Executive Director.Costanzo joins Puget Sound Pilots after over a decade at The American Waterways Operators where he served as General Counsel and Vice President – Pacific Region.“We are thrilled to have Charlie

Kongsberg Digital Appoints New VP of Strategy

Benedicte Willumsen Grieg (Photo: Kongsberg Digital)

Kongsberg Digital is pleased to announce the appointment of Benedicte Willumsen Grieg to a newly created position as Vice President, Strategy. Willumsen Grieg will be part of the management team, reporting to Hege Skryseth. She will work to support the company’s further growth, with a special focus on strategy projects and operationalization,

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