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Elcome Opens Algeciras Office

Jose Antonio Sanchez, technical manager, left; Francisco Rufo, branch manager, right. (Photo: Elcome International)

Elcome International, provider of maritime systems integration, technical support and shipboard service, announced the opening of another office in Europe. Based in the Spanish port city of Algeciras, the facility will offer sales and technical support for the company’s growing portfolio of ship navigation,

Huntington Ingalls Industries Names Gokhale Technical Solutions VP

Ashutosh Gokhale has been appointed vice president, business management and chief financial officer for its Technical Solutions division. (Photo: HII)

America’s largest military shipbuilding company Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Ashutosh Gokhale has been appointed vice president, business management and chief financial officer for its Technical Solutions division.Gokhale will replace Billy Jahn upon his retirement on July

Odyssey Marine Exploration Appoints Jones as CFO

U.S.-based subsea mining company Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. announced it has expanded its executive and legal teams. On Monday, the firm's Board of Directors appointed Christopher "Chris" E. Jones as Chief Financial Officer and reappointed Jay Nudi as the company’s Principal Accounting Officer and Treasurer.

Maryland Port Administration, Port of Baltimore Joins CDMCS

Left to right: MD Secretary of Transportation Gregory Slater, MD Governor Larry Hogan, and MPA-Port of Baltimore Executive Director William Doyle observe dredging operations at Seagirt Marine Terminal for a new 50-ft. berth in March 2021. (Photo: Maryland Port Administration)

The Maryland Port Administration (MPA), Port of Baltimore, officially joined the Council for Dredging and Marine Construction Safety (CDMCS), a national unified safety voice for the dredging and marine construction industry.The Port of Baltimore is one of the busiest seaports in the United States, handling

National MDA Executive Steering Committee Excellence Award Announced at Maritime Security East

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Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations Supervisory Air Interdiction Officer Ali Baig recognized for promoting regional maritime securityThe National  Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Executive Steering Committee annual national level “MDA ESC Excellence Award for 2021 for law enforcement was presented to U.

Jensen Joins Maersk Tankers

Susanne Jensen (Photo: Maersk Tankers)

Susanne Jensen will join Maersk Tankers as new global head of partner sales and service.Jensen will join Maersk Tankers on August 16 and will lead the company’s sales efforts to increase the number of vessels under commercial management and drive partner engagement with existing and new partners.“We

Port Manatee Hires Tillotson as Chief Commercial Officer

Charles D. Tillotson (Photo: Port Manatee)

As new chief commercial officer of Port Manatee, Charles D. Tillotson looks to bolster diverse cargo growth at the global gateway of Southwest and Central Florida.“Working with the Port Manatee team, my goal is to double the port’s volume of cargo activity over the coming 10 years,” said Tillotson,

Svitzer Taps Reinarz as Managing Director for the Caribbean

Matthias Reinarz (Photo: Svitzer)

Maersk's towage operator arm Svitzer has named Matthias Reinarz as managing director for the Dominican Republic and Caribbean region, effective June 1, 2021.Reinarz replaces Dickson Rivas, who is stepping down after a long career with Svitzer. Rivas will remain available as special advisor until his retirement at the end of the year,

Humphreys to Lead LR's Maritime Business in the Americas

Kevin Humphreys (Photo: LR)

U.K.-based classification society Lloyd's Register (LR) has appointed Kevin Humphreys as its new Marine and Offshore President for the Americas. Humphreys, who has more than 30 years of maritime and government experience in commercial and operational roles, joins from Wärtsilä where he

Volvo Penta Takes Majority Stake in Marine Battery Systems Pioneer ZEM

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Volvo Penta has announced an exciting new acquisition of ZEM – a company with 12 years of market experience as a supplier of both marine battery systems and complete electric drivelines and a strong track record in Norway.ZEM’s core team has a background in electromobility that dates back to 1993. In 2009,

Stoltenberg Joins VIKAND as Non-executive Director

Klaus Stoltenberg (Photo: VIKAND Solutions)

Maritime medical operations and public health provider VIKAND Solutions announced it has appointed Klaus Stoltenberg as non-executive director for commercial shipping.Stoltenberg brings a wealth of experience to VIKAND. He is currently the co-owner of Constellation ApS, and was formerly the Chairman of Global Shipping,

Furuno USA Hires Bozzelle As Commercial Business Development Manager

John Bozzelle (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA said it has hired John Bozzelle as commercial business development manager, based in Jean Laffite, La.Bozzelle will be tasked with establishing and developing business relationships with Furuno dealers and commercial ship owners, operators and builders around the Great Lakes and Eastern Seaboard to promote the Furuno product line.

Kevin Short Named CEO of Mintra

Kevin Short (Photo: Mintra)

Norwegian maritime and offshore training software firm Mintra said it has appointed Kevin Short as CEO. Short, who has been chief commercial officer since 2018, takes over the leadership role from Scott Kerr following his decision to join the firm’s board of directors.“In these post-Covid

Relief Fund Raises $530,000 for Seafarers Impacted by COVID-19

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Only three weeks after launching, a relief fund established to help seafarers and the families impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic has collected $530,000 in pledges to date, nearly $400,000 of which has already been allocated to help those worst affected.The Seafarers International Relief Fund (SIRF),

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