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  • 30 November 2012
    Business & Finance

    The naming ceremony of Atlantic Amsterdam jack-up accommodation rig, owned by Atlantic Marine Services, recently took place at Damen’s Scheldepoort Repair & Conversion Yard in Vlissingen, the Netherlands. The rig, which arrived in the Netherlands in June, on dry tow from Singapore onboard the Dockwise heavy lift vessel ‘Black Marlin’, was converted to an accommodation […]

  • 11 June 2013
    Vessels

    A new Incat built fast ferry currently being sea trialled in Hobart will be christened Francisco in honour of the Buenos Aires born Pope of the Catholic Church. The decision to name the 99 metre ferry Francisco was made by Senor Juan Carlos Lopez Mena, the founder and Chairman of the South American company Buquebus, […]

  • 5 November 2012

    Associated British Ports announces that, after completing six years at the helm, Chief Executive Peter Jones has announced that he will retire at the end of March 2013. He will be succeeded by James Cooper, who has served as a Non Executive Director of ABP since May 2007. Over recent years, ABP and the port […]

  • 10 August 2012
    Business & Finance

    Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry Group today held the naming ceremony for two 4.300 unit capacity Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) vessels built for GCC. On the ceremony of the two vessels, godmothers , Ms. Agnes Blystad from Norway and Mrs Shishido who is the director of MOL which is the greatest shipping line of Japan […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Miami-based cruise line Royal Caribbean International has marked the launch of Anthem of the Seas with a naming ceremony led by  Emma Wilby, a British travel agent who was selected to be the ship’s Godmother in a singing competition for travel agents. Emma took center stage during the ceremony together with Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud to deliver the […]

  • 24 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    With the “Américo Vespúcio” the Hamburg Süd subsidiary Aliança christened the third of four identical 3,800 TEU container ships for its cabotage fleet on 22 October 2013 in Pecém (Brazil). The Naming Ceremony was held as part of a customer event at the port of Pecém. The Sponsor of the ship is Consuelo Dias Branco, […]

  • 18 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Fiskerstrand Verft held a naming ceremony for four ferries ordered by Boreal Transport Nord on Thursday the 14th of November. The ferries which are named Herøysund, Husøy, Lovund and Tenna will operate on routes in the Helgeland area of Norway. The new building represents a significant capacity increase on the actual crossings. All ferries have […]

  • 31 May 2012
    Business & Finance

    On 29 May 2012, the naming ceremony for the new SCF tanker Nikolay Zuev took place in Busan (South Korea). The ship was built at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering under an agreement to build a series of tankers for the transportation of crude oil and petroleum products, signed in October 2010 between Sovcomflot and […]

  • 7 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Swedish tanker owner Terntank Rederi A/S held a naming ceremony for the first two of its four newbuilds on March 26 at AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding in China.  The two vessels, M/T Ternsund and M/T Ternfjord, are dual-fuelled 15,000 dwt product tankers, running on both LNG and diesel. The company says they can ensure bunker reductions of […]

  • 1 July 2019
    Business & Finance

    The first of the new chemical tankers is expected to enter the fleet in late July.

  • 4 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility of Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has been named today at its shipbuilder Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Okpo, South Korea. “Today, we have pushed the boundaries and turned our technological aspirations of having an LNG plant on a floating vessel into reality,” […]

  • 26 May 2014
    Equipment

    Oilfield services company RMEC Ltd has strengthened its recently forged management team with the appointment of a new operations manager. Dean Greig joins the Forfar-based well intervention equipment firm as it embarks on the next stage in its growth strategy following the £7.5million investment by Maven Capital Partners in April. An industry professional with more than […]

  • 19 December 2014

    Blu LNG named James Edward Burns as the company’s new president.

  • 14 May 2018
    Business & Finance

    Norwegian oil and gas company Statoil said it will vote on the proposal to change the company’s name to Equinor this week. The company expects to implement the name change from (and including) May 16, 2018. This entails that May 15, 2018 is expected to be the last day of trading on Oslo Børs under […]

  • 4 September 2018

    Minesto has named its first utility-scale marine energy kite (DG500) Barcud Gwyrdd, which is Welsh for Green Kite.

  • 22 February 2019

    DEME Group has held the naming ceremony for its new multi-purpose, self-propelled jack-up vessel Apollo in Zeebrugge, Belgium. At the Unboxing the Apollo event, Olympic, European and World Champion in heptathlon Nafi Thiam officially named the 87.5m long vessel. Apollo was constructed by Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Shipyard and was delivered to GeoSea in August last year. At the end of 2018, GeoSea contracted Alewijnse Marine to provide […]

  • 19 May 2014
    Business & Finance

    Azonto Petroleum Limited announces the appointment of Francis Gryspeerdt as VP Subsurface, effective from 12 May 2014.

  • 4 October 2011
    Business & Finance

      Maersk Line, Limited (MLL) and its guests celebrated the naming of its fourth U.S. flag tanker, the MAERSK PEARY, last Friday at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk. The freshly painted, 591-foot ship sat pier-side in downtown Norfolk and was adorned with red, white and blue bunting as distinguished guests, customers, […]

  • 1 November 2013

    Leighton Holdings Limited today announced the appointment of Adolfo Valderas Martinez as Chief Operating Officer. Mr Valderas Martinez joins from Iridium Concesiones de Infraestructuras, an ACS Group company, where he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Iridium is the world-leading developer and manager of government concessions involving transport and public works infrastructure. Leighton Holdings Chief Executive Officer Hamish […]

  • 27 November 2013

    OSX Brasil S.A. , a Brazilian publicly held corporation which provides equipment and services to the offshore oil and natural gas industry, with integrated operations in shipbuilding, leasing of  exploration and production (E&P) units and operation and maintenance services (O&M),  has appointed new CEO. The company announced that at a meeting held yesterday, the Board of […]

  • 6 March 2014
    Business & Finance

    Taizhou CATIC recently held a naming ceremony for three 51,000 dwt bulk carriers, which were built jointly with Kouan Shipyard. This was the first triple naming ceremony in the company’s history. General Manager of Taizhou CATIC Mr. Cai Aiguo said on the occasion: “Kouan Shipyard always adhered to our enterprise’s culture concept of implementing contracts, […]

  • 3 October 2014

    The American Petroleum Institute said that Stacy Linden has been promoted to general counsel for the association. Stacy Linden joined API in 2007 and has served as managing counsel for legal affairs at API since late 2009, providing litigation counsel, advice on political and regulatory compliance issues, and legal strategy for the oil and gas sector. […]