Shell’s Nick Potter appointed as new OCIMF Chairman

(Feb 07 2022)

The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has appointed Shell’s Head of Shipping & Maritime in Asia Pacific and the Middle East, Nick Potter, as the new OCIMF Chairman.



Shipping industry veteran to lead ZeroNorth’s revenue expansion

(Feb 03 2022)

ZeroNorth appoints Jesper Bo Hansen as new Chief Revenue Officer.



Kuba Szymanski to chair Seafarers Hospital Society

(Jan 20 2022)

The Seafarers Hospital Society (SHS) has appointed Captain Kuba Szymanski as the new Chair of the board of the 200-year-old UK maritime charity, following the retirement of Peter McEwen MBE MNM.



Stolt Tankers appoints Maren Schroeder as Managing Director

(Dec 02 2021)

Stolt Tankers announced that it is has appointed Maren Schroeder as Managing Director, Stolt Tankers Shipowning (STSO), with effect from April 1, 2022.



IMEC launches Ratings CMS developed by Ocean Technologies Group

(Nov 11 2021)

The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) has launched a Competency Management System for Ratings (CMS-R), having commissioned Ocean Technologies Group to develop these specific competencies in 2020.



OCIMF appoints new Managing Director, Karen Davis from ConocoPhillips

(Oct 29 2021)

Karen Davis from US-based global oil and gas company ConocoPhillips will succeed Rob Drysdale as Managing Director of the Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF).



OCIMF issues “Guidance for the Employment of Private Maritime Security Companies”

(Oct 29 2021)

This guidance is intended to help owners/operators with pre-selection considerations before using private maritime security services.



Seafarer happiness at pre-pandemic levels but risks of exodus from industry

(Oct 29 2021)

The latest Seafarers Happiness Index from The Mission to Seafarers highlights long term repercussions if welfare standards don’t change.



New recruitment service enables ship owners to recruit faster than ever

(Oct 21 2021)

OSM Maritime launches new recruitment services which aim to reduce the time it takes to find the right people for the job.



BSM and KIMFT promote Korean seafarers for global shipping trades

(Oct 14 2021)

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Korea Institute of Maritime and Fisheries Technologies (KIMFT), a maritime education and research institute operated by the government of South Korea.



Shipping needs to focus on recruitment and upskilling to avoid imminent crewing crisis

(Aug 10 2021)

Predictions of a seafarer shortage by 2026 highlight the importance of prioritising competencies and skill building, says Danica Crewing Specialists.



Dutch seafarers reject forced redundancies at John T. Essberger

(Jul 01 2021)

Dutch seafarers working for John T. Essberger, based in Hamburg, have rejected forced redundancies at the tanker shipping company.



Ship-owners seek vaccinated crew as Covid cases surge in India

(Apr 29 2021)

Concerns over availability of vaccines and waiting time are adding to the job uncertainty of seafarers as new variants of the Covid-19 virus wreaks havoc in one of the top suppliers of manpower to the global shipping industry.



Kenny Rogers newly named as Business Development Consultant at APC

(Apr 15 2021)

Kenny Rogers has joined Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) as a Business Development Consultant, for the MarineLINE cargo tank coating system.



ShippingWatch: Language changes in job postings to attract more women at Odfjell

(Apr 15 2021)

Chemical tanker carrier Odfjell has found that easy-to-miss details in job postings can be crucial in getting more women to apply.




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