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Austal USA Appoints Murdaugh as President

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Australian shipbuilding group Austal Limited announced its Austal USA arm has appointed Rusty Murdaugh as president, effective September 9, 2021.Murdaugh joined Austal USA in 2017 as chief financial officer, and has been serving as interim president of the company since February 2021. As interim president,

FuelTrax, TOPL Partner on BaaS Platform to enhance Energy Trade Transparency

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FuelTrax has partnered with Topl to use Topl’s Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) platform to meet the demand for greater transparency in energy trading operations.With blockchain integrated into EFMS products, each step in the energy trading process has an equivalent digital step, including contract formation,

Cox Marine Hires Wesson as COO

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Cox Marine, a British manufacturer of high-powered diesel outboard engines for the global marine industry, announced it has appointed Gavin Wesson as its new Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect.Wesson has more than 20 years of experience in manufacturing and engineering operations, supply chain, and overall business leadership.

Cotta Named Supply Chain Manager for Mayflower Wind

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Massachusetts offshore wind developer Mayflower Wind announced it has hired Will Cotta as its supply chain manager.Cotta, who has experience working with the Mass Clean Energy Center and the offshore wind industry, is charged with growing Mayflower’s supply chain in the New Bedford and Fall River area as well as across Massachusetts.

Harland & Wolff (Belfast) Welcomes New Apprentices

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Harland & Wolff welcomed 13 new apprentices to its flagship Belfast site as part of its very first ‘Apprentice Induction Day’.The scheme will run in line and with partnership from Northern Regional College and will see apprentices range from 17 - 28 years old, with a mixture of genders.

FMC Announces National Shipper Advisory Committee Membership

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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) on Thursday announced the membership of its newly formed National Shipper Advisory Committee.The committee is comprised of 24 members, evenly divided between those who export cargo from and those who import cargo to the United States, that will advise the commission

New Deputy Port Directors at Port of Brownsville

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In August, the Port of Brownsville announced the appointment of two new deputy port directors effective August 9, 2021.Melinda Rodriguez is the deputy port director of administration and will oversee the port’s Human Resources, Real Estate Services, Finance, Communications and Administrative Services departments.

US National Towing Safety Advisory Committee Appoints New Members

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The U.S. Coast Guard announced 18 individuals have been appointed to serve as members of the National Towing Safety Advisory Committee (N-TSAC).The National Towing Safety Advisory Committee was established in December 2018 to advise the Secretary of Homeland Security on matters relating to shallow-draft inland navigation,

RINA Acquires Logimatic Solutions

RINA acquired the entire share capital of Logimatic Solutions, a Danish software company with a turnover of about 6 million Euros that will be fully integrated within the RINA Group. Its nearly 50 employees will continue in the current structure from its offices in Denmark, Singapore and Chile. This

e1 Marine Names Klarup Commercial Director

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Methanol-to-hydrogen generator technology company e1 Marine announced it has appointed Maite Klarup as its commercial director.Tapped to lead the implementation of e1 Marine’s commercial strategy, Klarup brings to the role more than 20 years of leadership experience from her time at BIMCO, THOME Group,

Svitzer Names Jonasson Managing Director for Scandinavia & Germany

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Maersk's towage arm Svitzer announced Mathias Jonasson has been appointed as managing director of its Scandinavia and Germany cluster, effective September 1.Jonasson, who will report to Svitzer Europe’s managing director Lise Demant, has a background in the oil and gas sector including a range of experience in operational,

Bo Nylandsted Larsen Joins VIKAND as VP

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Maritime medical operations and public health provider VIKAND Solutions said it has appointed Bo Nylandsted Larsen as Vice President of Commercial Partnerships, effective September 1, 2021.Peter Hult, VIKAND CEO, said, “Bo Larsen is so very highly regarded in the maritime industry. His visionary

Huntington Ingalls Industries Names Hernandez Public Affairs Director

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America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced on Monday that Danny Hernandez will succeed Beci Brenton as the company’s corporate director of public affairs upon Brenton’s October 31 retirement. Hernandez will join HII on September 13, transition into the position,

Seall Enters Distribution Partnership with Mackay Marine

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Aberdeen, Scotland-based Seall has secured a partnership with global marine electronics and service provider Mackay Marine to distribute Seall’s suite of software solutions and products to the maritime industry, as they expand their worldwide footprint.Mackay Marine, headquartered in North Carolina,

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