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    Mabbott wins new role at Society of Maritime Industries

    Organisations and Associations // April 2, 2004
    The Society of Maritime Industries has announced the appointment of Roger Mabbott as Director of Corporate Research and Association Director for BOSCA.

    John Murray, Chief Executive of the Society, said "Roger comes with a broad range of skills from a lifetime of working in the maritime sector. He will undoubtedly bring much energy to his position and further enhance the standing of BOSCA with the oil spill and environmental community."

    Mabbott commented: "I am looking forward to this challenging role with the leading trade association in the maritime industries and look forward to serving the needs of our expanding membership."

    After a 20 year career at sea and ashore in management with the P&O Group, working with Ferries, Cruise and corporate management, Roger Mabbott became a founder Director of Thames Line, the pioneering Fast Riverbus service in 1986. After Thames Line wasacquired by a Canary Wharf led consortium in 1989, he acted as consultant to a variety of European shipowners, ranging from Superfast Ferries in Greece to Mols Linien, on the commercial implications of innovative Fast Car Ferry tonnage.

    In 1993, he joined the Cat-Link fast car ferry project group in Denmark, working as consultant to Cat-Link. Holyman, the TNT subsidiary took a 75% stake in Cat-Link in 1994. Scandlines A/S the Danish state ferry company, taking a 50% holding in the enlarged business in mid 1996. Cat-Link started with a single ferry in 1995 and by end 1998 was carrying in excess of half a million cars annually in three fast car ferries. In 1995, he joined Holyman as Development Manager, to supervise Cat-Link and other North European developments. With involvement of the Australian fast ferry builder Incat in both Cat-Link and Condor Ferries, he then became European Marketing consultant to Incat from1998 until 2001. In 2001 he was retained by the Danish government to advise on the future fast ferry developments at Bornholmstrafikken.

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