• 2020 January 18 12:03

    Svitzer appoints new regional managing director for Svitzer Americas

    World-leading towage operator Svitzer said that Arjen Van Dijk will take up the role of Managing Director for its Americas region, effective 1 February 2020.

    The 44-year-old Dutchman joined Svitzer in July 2019 as regional CCO and is now advancing to Regional MD. With more than 15 years in global shipping and transportation, Mr Van Dijk builds on extensive knowledge and insights from the industry. He has lived and worked in the region for years and is today a well-known profile with an established network in the maritime industry across the South American continent.

    Henriette Thygesen, CEO of Svitzer A/S, sees Mr. Van Dijk as the natural pick for the regional driver’s seat:

    “At Svitzer, we are always looking at ways to improve what we do and the way we deliver value to our customers. This is what Svitzer Americas aims for and this is what Arjen Van Dijk delivers. We want our customers to benefit from Svitzer being a global company and we aim to be their preferred partner within towage and related marine services. Arjen has a strong track record of driving customer-centricity and growth across this diverse region – with his global profile, regional experience and innovative mindset, he is the natural pick for the role. Together with the global leadership team, I look forward to supporting him in realising our growth ambitions for the region,” said Henriette Thygesen.

    Mr. Van Dijk is excited about the role and the opportunities that lie ahead for Svitzer in the region:

    “As part of Maersk, Svitzer is truly a global marine solutions partner and I am excited by the opportunity to take our partnering role to the next level – in close collaboration with our customers. I believe that the multi-local engine behind Svitzer is a benefit to terminal operators and customers calling ports across the Americas region. We are continuously looking at improving what we do and exploring new opportunities to deliver safe, efficient and innovative towage and related marine services. Together with the strong Svitzer Americas team, I look forward to furthering our offerings.” said Mr. Van Dijk.

    Mr. Van Dijk is taking over from Marc Niederer, who has decided to step down due to personal reasons and is currently considering various options for his future role. For the past three years, Mr. Niederer has led the development of a diverse region that covers 13 countries, mainly across the South American continent, with huge potential for growth and opportunities:

    “Marc Niederer has done a great job turning the region around and putting our customer’s needs at the top on our agenda. I am confident that Arjen will continue to push the needle and further improve our offerings in the region. We see huge opportunities in collaborating across the Maersk sister brands in the region to meet our customer’s business needs, both now and in the years to come,” said Henriette Thygesen.

    About Svitzer

    Since 1833, Svitzer has provided safety and support at sea as a standalone towage operator and as part of A.P. Moller - Maersk. With 4,000 employees, a fleet of more than 450vessels and operations all over the world, we are the global market leader within towage and marine-related services.
    In the Americas region, Svitzer employs 835 people and is servicing global and regional customers across 14 countries.




2020 October 21

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17:36 MAN Energy Solutions to lead Danish consortium developing ammonia-fuelled engine for Maritime sector
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17:05 Stena Embla successfully completes sea trials
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16:16 Steerprop azimuth propulsion to propel shallow-draught icebreaking walk-to-work vessel
16:05 Port of Rotterdam Authority starts to produce and spread bokashi
15:47 Lenpromavtomatika to supply control system for LNG-powered passenger vessel Chaika
15:33 First Ship-to-Ship LNG bunkering business to commence in Japan
15:04 Optimodal adds new train service between Antwerp and Neuss, Germany
14:04 Northwest Seaport Alliance handles 308,682 TEUs in September 2020
13:30 RF Navy’s frigate Admiral Kasatonov starts anti-submarine exercises in the Barents Sea
13:04 Port of San Diego invites the public to review and provide feedback on the Revised Draft PMPU
12:37 Meeting on implementation of project for development of Kaliningrad seaport infrastructure held in Pionersky
12:32 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220, Arktika, delivered to Atomflot
12:03 IPCSA expands its membership into South America with its latest member Procomex of Brazil
11:50 BLRT Grupp built unique offshore fish farming barge
11:31 Lead nuclear-powered icebreaker of Project 22220 to start operating in NSR waters from December 2020
11:00 Kongsberg Digital’s K-Sim® Fishery simulator wins the coveted SAFETY4SEA 2020 Training Award
10:25 Yet another batch of large-size equipment for new ethylene plant delivered to Nizhnekamsk
10:02 Yevgeny Norenko takes position of Managing Director at Nobel Brothers and Vimpel shipyards
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09:06 Baltic Dry Index as of October 20
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08:21 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Oct 21

2020 October 20

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17:03 Van Oord becomes the shareholder in Saare Wind Energy
16:38 Wan Hai Lines to launch China – India Service VI (CI6) Service
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16:03 Jotun offers Superyachts unique lifecycle support with launch of JotunCare
15:44 Rosmorport collects applications for debut bonds in amount of RUB 4 billion
15:30 DCSA publishes standard data definitions to enable just-in-time port calls
15:12 ESPO congratulates Port of Valencia for renewing PERS certification
14:23 Samsung Heavy Industries again chooses Wärtsilä cargo handling system design for new VLEC vessels
13:41 Modernization of port Tiksi to build up throughput to 300,000 tonnes
13:25 Port of Antwerp participates in developing and testing a private 5G network
13:20 Bunker prices are slightly up in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
13:02 Port Houston container volumes up 1% to 251,524 TEUs in September 2020
12:33 RF Ministry of Economic Development to allocate RUB 2.8 billion for creation of port SEZ in Astrakhan Region
12:19 DNG Energy receives a licence for LNG bunkering in Coega
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10:58 ASW ship Vice-Admiral Kulakov and support vessels of RF Navy’s Northern Fleet enter Greece
10:37 Admiral Makarov frigate of RF Navy’s Black Sea Fleet passes Black Sea straits
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2020 October 19

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