Thursday, January 19, 2017

Seaspan Appoints New Marine Operations VP

By Mark Edward Nero

North Vancouver, BC-based marine transport company Seaspan has appointed Director of Operations Paul Hilder to the position of Vice President, Marine Operations, the company said Jan. 10.

In his new role on Seaspan’s senior leadership team, Hilder will be accountable for overseeing the operational efficiency and safety of all vessels and marine crews.

Working in collaboration with port captains, dispatch and the regulatory and compliance departments, Hilder will also oversee and monitor ongoing operational and training issues to reduce potential risks and liabilities to the company.

Hilder re-joined Seaspan Marine as Director of Operations in February 2016. Prior to that, he worked at Seabridge Marine Services in its International Chartering and Operations divisions where he specialized in heavy lift project cargoes and semi-submersible jobs. In that role, he also managed all new build deliveries and specialized in marine transports.

From 2008 to 2012, he was a vessel operations project supervisor with Seaspan. And, from 2005 to 2008 he was back at Seabridge Marine as Operations Manager.

“Paul has over 30 years’ experience in marine operations and is an invaluable part of the team,” Seaspan Marine President Bart Reynolds said in a statement. “I’m very happy he’s back in the Seaspan fold and look forward to working with him.”