Canada-based offshore vessels operator Horizon Maritime has opened a new Norwegian branch office, in line with a previous acquisition of a harsh environment offshore vessel for operations in Northern Europe.

Norden is opening a new office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast as part of the company’s investment in the West African region and continued global expansion.

Norway’s scrubber manufacturer Yara Marine Technologies has made its footprint in China with the opening of its new Shanghai office, responding to increasing demand for scrubbers in newbuilds and retrofit projects in the Asia-Pacific region.

Japan’s classification society ClassNK has opened a new survey office in Reggio Calabria, Italy with operations having commenced on 5 December.

Mutual insurer North P&I is opening an office in New York to represent its interests in North America.

Genco Shipping & Trading is opening an office in Singapore hiring a senior broker from Simpson Spence & Young (SSY).

GAC Brazil continues its regional expansion with the opening of a ninth office at Sao Luis, the capital city of the Brazilian state of Maranhao, making it the first to be located in the country’s northern region.

Stena Bulk, via Stena Weco and Golden Stena Weco, will open a new office in Dubai, UAE later this month, and hold an official inauguaration in January 2017.

Braemar, incorporating The Salvage Association, (Braemar SA), the international multi-disciplinary marine surveyors and consultants, has set-up a permanent presence in Turkey through a new subsidiary and the opening of an office in Istanbul.