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Danish Family-Owned Lubrication Business Appoints New CCO
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, January 14, 2019

As of January 2, 2019, the board of directors at the Danish family-owned business Hans Jensen Lubricators has appointed former Sales Manager Stefan Sletting Nielsen (34) as new Chief Commercial Officer.

Stefan has been part of the company for more than five years. He has previously worked for Danish wholesaler Sanistaal, supplier of interior concepts Carl F International as well as the design company d line. Stefan has studied sales and management at Niels Brock Copenhagen Business College, and he has later completed the first module of an Executive MBA at AVT Business School in Copenhagen.

The promotion of Stefan is part of a new growth strategy, which aims to secure the future of Hans Jensen Lubricators by further strengthening the organization. Today, the new executive management counts CEO Rasmus Hans Jensen, COO Christian Hans Jensen, who is also Managing Director of Hans Jensen Lubricators Singapore, and CCO Stefan Sletting Nielsen. 

“Our ambition is to strengthen our organization further, due to our continued growth. It was therefore a natural progression for Stefan in his position to help us reach our future goals of strengthening our position in the market towards the global merchant fleet,” CEO Rasmus Hans Jensen said on behalf of the owners.

Stefan Sletting Nielsen issued the following statement about his new position: “I humbly take on this task, and I am proud of the opportunity that the owners and the board have given me. I look forward to the coming years, where we will develop the company further to ensure that we meet our ambitious goals, while it will also allow me to leave my mark on the day to day work at the company. Lastly, I would like to thank Hans Jensen Lubricators for valuing personal development by offering great and challenging career opportunities.”

For more than 101 years, Hans Jensen Lubricators has developed, produced, delivered and installed cylinder lubrication systems for the global merchant fleet.

MHI Vestas to Open U.S. Headquarters in Boston
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, January 14, 2019

Marking a new era for MHI Vestas Offshore Wind in the U.S., the company will establish its base in Boston with recent hire Jason Folsom to lead the company’s ramp-up efforts. The office will focus initially on sales and strategy as it develops a local footprint for projects in the region.

The only pure play offshore manufacturer and service provider in the world, MHI Vestas Offshore Wind announced today that it has chosen Boston for its U.S. headquarters. The company’s announcement demonstrates a long-term commitment to Massachusetts, advancing the progressive state’s lead in the burgeoning U.S. offshore sector.

“The Baker-Polito Administration was proud to secure the largest single procurement of offshore wind by any state in the country, and MHI Vestas’ selection of Massachusetts for its North American headquarters is one of a series of initial steps that will support the Commonwealth remaining a national leader for this emerging industry,” said Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker. “We look forward to helping lead this new frontier for American energy and establishing a hub for offshore wind development on the East Coast through continued collaboration with MHI Vestas and the rest of the offshore wind industry.”

“Massachusetts is now a global hub for the offshore wind industry thanks to our landmark legislation to expand the procurement of clean energy,” said Massachusetts House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo. “We congratulate MHI Vestas Offshore Wind on its selection of the Commonwealth as its new U.S. home, and we look forward to seeing the jobs, economic and environmental benefits that this evolving supply chain will bring to the people of Massachusetts.”

Massachusetts Senate President, Karen E. Spilka, said, “We are excited to welcome the headquarters of MHI Vestas to Massachusetts. This is another example of how, by working together to be a leader on environmental innovation, our Commonwealth can attract the businesses and technologies that will help us create a clean energy future. This is important not only to our economy, but to the long-term health of our environment.”

“Under the leadership of Speaker DeLeo and Speaker Pro Tempore Haddad, the Massachusetts House has been laser-focused on creating the framework for a thriving offshore wind industry right here in the Commonwealth,” said State Representative Thomas A. Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell), Chairman of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities, and Energy. “With the passage of the 2016 and 2018 energy bills that allowed for 3200 megawatts of offshore wind to be built, the House has sent a signal to the offshore wind community that the Bay State is open for business. We welcome MHI Vestas, a world-class turbine manufacturer, with open arms, and look forward to a collaborative partnership as we jointly take great strides to further strengthen the state’s leadership in offshore wind.”

“I am very pleased that MHI Vestas has chosen the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as the location for their corporate offices in America,” said Senator Marc R. Pacheco (D-Taunton). “This announcement is tremendous news for the Commonwealth’s promising offshore wind industry. Our commitment to a clean energy future will mean more clean energy jobs, improved public health, and an overall reduction in statewide carbon emissions. I am proud that Massachusetts has had the vision to commit to becoming a leader in the transition to a clean energy economy and excited to welcome MHI Vestas to the Commonwealth.”

“I congratulate Vineyard Wind for moving ahead in the process with such a prominent industry leader such as MHI Vestas, and I welcome MHI Vestas to the Commonwealth,” said State Speaker pro Tempore, Rep. Patricia A. Haddad (D-Somerset). “Collectively we can now move forward in identifying supply chain vendors here in Massachusetts which will aid us in moving closer to our vision of clean energy and laying the foundations for this new industry.”

The MHI Vestas office, which will officially open in the coming weeks, will be led by wind industry veteran, Jason Folsom, the company’s U.S. National Sales Director. Additional administrative staff will be hired in the coming months as the company progresses its plans for the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project as well as exploring potential projects in nearby states.

“We believe that the U.S. offshore wind industry is starting a prosperous journey, and we are committed to working with our partners to contribute with our latest technology and experience to the transformation of the energy sector. Our office in Boston is our first step before establishing an actual supply chain,” said MHI Vestas Co-CEO Lars Bondo Krogsgaard.

Up first for MHI Vestas in the U.S. will be the 800 MW Vineyard Wind project off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. With a scheduled installation in 2021, this will be the first large-scale offshore wind park in the US, will feature the industry-leading V164-9.5 MW turbine, and will provide enough wind energy to power 450,000 Massachusetts homes.

“Vineyard Wind is very proud that our competitive bid for cost-effective offshore wind generation is bringing the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbines to Massachusetts and we applaud the decision of MHI Vestas Offshore Wind to establish its North American headquarters here in the Commonwealth,” said Lars Pedersen, CEO of Vineyard Wind. “By delivering new jobs, innovation and locally produced carbon-free energy, Vineyard Wind and MHI Vestas are setting the stage for a new industry in the Bay State.”

The Vineyard Wind project is large enough to serve as a catalyst for the build-up of a local supply chain in the region. Once the turbine supply order is confirmed, MHI Vestas will ramp up the process of local hiring and supply chain investment to support the project as it nears the construction phase.

The Vineyard Wind and MHI Vestas partnership advances the ambitious vision of the Massachusetts Legislature and Governor Baker who in 2016 passed bipartisan, comprehensive energy diversification legislation requiring utilities to competitively solicit and contract for approximately 1,600MW of offshore wind. Then in 2018 Massachusetts furthered its commitment to offshore wind with legislation calling for the review of the cost-benefits of an additional 1,600MW of offshore wind by 2035.

Nils Aden Appointed as Managing Director, V.Ships Hamburg
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, January 14, 2019

V.Group, the leading global marine and offshore vessel management and support services provider, today announced the appointment of Nils Aden as Managing Director of V.Ships Germany in Hamburg.
The announcement reaffirms V.Group’s commitment to growing in, and leading the transformation of, the German ship management market. Last year, V.Group announced that it would invest in a centre of excellence for container ship management in Hamburg, bringing together the best expertise to deliver the highest quality service for its customers.

As the ship management segment consolidates, V.Group sees Hamburg as a key market, citing significant demand from the container, bulk, offshore and leisure segments for high quality, competitive and independent third-party ship managers embedded in the global V.Group company network.
Franck Kayser, Group Managing Director at V.Ships, said: “It’s a pleasure to welcome Nils on board as Managing Director of V.Ships Hamburg. Nils’ leadership skills and experience of facilitating two successful integrations of businesses and cultures means that he will play a significant and leading role as we look to add the capabilities of Norddeutsche Reederei to our existing V.Ships Hamburg business.
“As a highly respected figure within the global ship owning and management community, Nils is well placed to develop a high-performing team that will contribute fully to V.Group’s ambition to drive the transformation of the industry and to be the leading global provider of marine support services.”
Aden added: “I am delighted to be joining V.Group, whose strong values, innovative culture and scale put it at the leading edge of the industry’s transformation. The combination of Hamburg’s proud maritime culture and long-term expertise with V.Group’s global track record of excellence and deep experience sets the stage for an exciting new chapter for modern third party management, driving further service enhancements and better value for our customers.”
Aden joins V.Group from Zeaborn Ship Management, where he held the position of Chief Executive Officer, with overall responsibility for ship management activities, 300 colleagues ashore and 4,250 at sea. He has also been an executive board member since 2013.
He joined E.R.Schiffahrt in 2010 and since then has held a number of key roles, including Senior Project Manager and Managing Director with responsibility for chartering, marine operations, customer relations and insurance. In March this year, Hamburg-based E.R. Schiffahrt merged with Rickmers Ship Management to create Zeaborn Ship Management.

Early Adopters of Scrubbers will be Remembered as Visionaries: Adams
by Ship Bunker
Monday, January 14, 2019

Scrubber debate continues to heat up as new CSA2020 Exec criticizes "loose speculation" over scrubbers' environmental impact.

Cueria Law Firm, LLC, Announces Quarterly Maritime Training Scholarship for Gulf Coast Seamen
by Sponsored
Monday, January 14, 2019
With over 25 years working in maritime injury law, Attorney Brent Cueria of Cueria Law Firm, LLC, knows seamen love the work they do in the Gulf Coast. When these men and women come to Cueria Law Firm, LLC, for help with a maritime injury claim, they are often anxious to get back on the […]

U.S. Government Shutdown Drags Into Fourth Week Amid Stalemate
by Reuters
Monday, January 14, 2019
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Monday rejected a Republican call for temporarily reopening shuttered U.S. government agencies to encourage negotiations with Democrats over border security issues, as a partial government shutdown limped through its 24th day. About one-quarter of federal government operations have been shut down by a lack […]

Former IBIA-CEO Ian Adams Appointed Executive Director of Scrubber Advocate Group CSA2020
by Ship Bunker
Monday, January 14, 2019

Maritime AMC (MAMCL) has also been contracted to provide secretariat services.

U.S. Army to Divest a Majority of its Watercraft and Maritime Capability
by gCaptain
Monday, January 14, 2019
By Michael Carr – U.S. Army Maritime capabilities will be radically reduced this year as the service deactivates and divests itself of numerous vessels, watercraft equipment, watercraft systems, Soldiers, and Units. At least eighteen (18) of its 35 Landing Craft Utility (LCU) will be sold off or transferred to the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office […]

Fire-Stricken Maersk Honam to Be Rebuilt in South Korea
by Mike Schuler
Monday, January 14, 2019
Maersk Line has confirmed plans to rebuild the Maersk Honam in South Korea. In an emailed statement on Monday, Maersk revealed that a portion of the vessel will be transported by heavy-lift vessel to Hyundai Heavy Industries where it will be rebuilt. The transport of the vessel will take place in February 2019. The vessel […]

Veterans' Groups Advocate for U.S. Coast Guard's Pay
by The Maritime Executive
Monday, January 14, 2019

As the government shutdown continues with no end in sight, veterans' advocacy groups are calling on Congress and the White House to fund the U.S. Coast Guard, which is set to miss payroll for 42,000 active-duty servicemembers tomorrow. 

“The military is unaffected by the current shutdown because their fiscal year 2019 spending bill was approved already, but America’s fifth service — the U.S. Coast Guard — and the rest of the Department of Homeland Security are very much impacted," said B.J. Lawrence, head of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, in a statement. “Our country needs this Congress and this White House to push through the rhetoric and take care of those who are on the front lines protecting our country."

Brett P. Reistad, the head of the American Legion, echoed Lawrence's warning. “Just because a Washington flow chart structures the Coast Guard under Homeland Security does not mean they should not be paid," said Reistad. "Members of the Coast Guard regularly perform heroic and lifesaving tasks on our behalf. They should not have to worry about bills and living expenses just because Congress and the White House cannot agree on a budget.”

The effort extends to direct aid and fundraising as well. The American Legion's Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) program is prioritizing grant requests from active-duty Coast Guard families, and  the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance (CGMA) board has approved an interest-free loan program for lower paygrades. 

Local groups are also getting involved. In Boston, the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation has opened a new food pantry with support from other local organizations, and it has served about 400 Coast Guard families in its first few days in operation. In Washington, D.C., American Legion Post #8 is holding a fundraiser concert for CGMA, with a goal of raising at least $2,500 for the cause. 

In a message to Coast Guard families, Coast Guard Vice Adm. Karl Schultz said that the agency itself will make every effort on their behalf. "Please know that we are doing everything we can to support and advocate for you while your loved one stands the watch. You have not, and will not, be forgotten," Schultz wrote. 

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