New team offers diverse range of experience from cruise and marine industries. In Fort Lauderdale FL, on September 20, 2011, ISS GMT President Tim Davey announced the promotion of Chris Podolsky to the position of General Manager of North America. Cruise industry air/sea veteran Podolsky previously held the position of General Manager of Operation for North America at ISS GMT and now adds the full financial responsibility and accountability for the continued growth of the North American office to his portfolio. Mark Fabiszewski (fondly known by industry colleagues as Mark Fabs) joins the company as Manager of Air/Sea & E-Commerce and replaces the recently retired Fons Wynen. Prior to joining ISS GMT, Fabiszewski served as manager of the air/sea department at Costa Cruise Line. Also joining ISS GMT from Costa Cruise Line is another industry veteran, George Del Pino, who will assume the newly created role of Global Chief Financial Officer. Together with company president Tim Davey, Del Pino will be responsible for the global expansion plans of ISS GMT, which are currently underway. Completing the recent new hires are Jennifer Ritt as Financial Controller for North America, and Charlie Graff as General Manager for North American Sales. Ritt joined ISS GMT from SeaBeyond, Inc. where she was the Manager of Shipboard Support. Graff served most recently as Director of Business Development for Muehlhan Marine Inc
The Turkish government will close the Bosphorus strait to sea traffic for ships over 3,000 tons for 12 hours from 1600 GMT on December 31 to minimize possible effects from the millennium bug problem in computers. Ships over 3,000 tons will not be allowed to pass through the strait from 1600 GMT on December 31, 1999 to 0400 GMT on January 1, 2000 for traffic safety. Ships longer than 200 m will not be allowed to sail through the 19-mile-long strait unless they provide millennium compliance
South Africa's ports authority Portnet is said to be spending $8.3 million to configure its infrastructure to stave off possible glitches related to the Y2K computer bug. The decision has also reportedly been made to shut South Africa's seven harbors for 12 hours during the millennium changeover as a safety precaution. All harbors, including that of Durban on the Indian Ocean, would close at 1600 GMT on December 31, and reopen for business at 0400 GMT on January 1, 2000
GMT Composites announced the appointment of Jay Kiley as Director of Sales and Marketing. Kiley comes to GMT after seven years selling superyacht rigging to vessels 79 ft and larger throughout the world for both Global BSI Rigging Service, Inc and OYS Service. Kiley has spent his entire career in the marine industry: prior to his rigging experience he has run a ship chandlery, sold boats and managed marine finance divisions for both John Deere Credit and Key Bank on both a regional and
GMT Composites recently shipped a twelve-legged carbon fiber antenna and instrument arch to Holland Jachtbouw (Zaandam, The Netherlands). This has just been installed on an in-build 140-ft aluminum superyacht, due for launching later this year. Langan Design Associates (Newport, R.I. - USA) turned to GMT for building this structure in carbon composite to reduce the weight of the arch that carries Cassiopeia's wide array of antennae, navigation and communications gear
ISS GMT is responding to industry demand for greater digital control over bookings with new online tools and resources for the processing of airline travel, hotel accommodation, ground transfers, visa and passport assistance for marine industry customers. The new service, available at www.flyissgmt.com is designed to meet the time pressures of customers as they travel the world, and their wish to interact digitally, especially through mobile devices
Two LPG tankers collided in the northwestern French port of Donges causing 60 tonnes of ship fuel to spill into the Sea. French coastguard said the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) carriers the Happy Bride and the Sigmagas hit each other at 1920 GMT. There were no reported injuries and both vessels had been towed back to port. However, 60 tonnes of bunker fuel oil had been spilt in the collision.
Stolt Offshore S.A. will release its fourth quarter and full year 2003 results on Wednesday February 18, 2004. A conference call will be held to discuss the earnings and review business operations on Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 2.00pm GMT.
Inchcape Shipping Services is to acquire Global Marine Travel, effective 31 May 2010. Global Marine Travel is a specialist travel agency and related service provider to the marine, offshore and yachting industries providing a global travel solution to its customers from its head office in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and from offices in Vancouver and the Philippines. The business will be re-branded as ISS GMT and will continue to operate from North America and Manila.
Keppel Corporation is announcing the Group's Full Year financial results on 25 January 2011, Tuesday at 5.30pm (GMT+8). Join the 'live' webcast, as Chief Executive Officer, Mr Choo Chiau Beng and senior management present the Group's performance and outlook. Register at www.kepcorp.com.
Reuters - European physical coal prices rose on Monday along with gains in gas, power and crude oil markets across the region, reflecting escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Cargos for delivery in April to the ports of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Antwerp (ARA) were trading at $74
Putin orders troops in military exercise back to base. U.S., EU warn Russia could face sanctions over Crimea; U.S. crude inventory likely rose 1 mln bbls last week. Oil fell more than $1 on Tuesday to below $110 a barrel after President Vladimir Putin recalled troops to base from military
Reuters- Dry bulk carrier Golden Ocean Group Ltd expects double-digit growth in global iron ore trade in 2014, helping its markets pick up momentum and improving rates, the company's CEO Herman Billung said at a conference in Oslo on Wednesday.
EU leaders set to warn, not sanction Russia; U.S. crude stocks rise more than expected. U.S. jobs data, services data point to lower oil demand. By Shadi Bushra Brent crude reversed gains made earlier on Thursday after Crimea's parliament voted unanimously to join Russia
Today, the International Labor Organization’s (ILO) Maritime Labor Convention, 2006, (MLC, 2006) will enter into force in the first 30 States to ratify the Convention, with other ILO Member States scheduled to bring it into force over the next 12 months.
According to various wire and news reports, at least 12 people were killed in a shooting on Monday at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, where a suspected gunman was reportedly among the dead and authorities were searching for two other possible assailants wearing military-style clothing
Alfa Laval won a repeat order for its PureSOx exhaust gas cleaning systems valued at approximately €19.5 million from Danish ferry operator DFDS. The contract was signed in June, and the order was booked and communicated to stakeholders in the second quarter of 2013
The seventy foot MOD70 trimaran 'Edmond de Rothschild', sailed by French duo Sebastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier broke the finish line of the 5450 miles Transat Jacques Vabre race this afternoon at 15hrs 03mins 57s local time (17h 03m 57h UTC GMT) to take overall line honours and win the MOD70
By Shadi Bushra, Reuters Brent crude oil steadied around $110 a barrel on Monday, resisting sharp declines in some other risk assets on news of further supply losses in Africa and expectations of revived oil demand growth. Libyan oil output plunged further over the weekend
(Reuters) - Saipem has won new contracts for off-shore engineering and construction in Congo and Indonesia worth a total $520 million, the Italian oil services group said on Monday. Saipem said parent company ENI had assigned a consortium led by Saipem a $1
Reuters - The global oil drilling market will slow by more than expected over the next two years as energy firms save cash for dividends and delay exploration, Seadrill , the world's biggest offshore driller by market capitalisation, said.
Q4 net profit falls to $936 mln vs $808 mln forecast; Company will issue bonus shares. Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk said 2013 net profit fell less than expected thanks to higher earnings at container shipping business Maersk Line
An offshore drilling platform, operated for Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras , was partially evacuated after tilting on Friday, but there was no risk of it sinking, the company and the local oil workers' union said on Friday. Crew members were evacuated to another rig after the SS-53
By Manash Goswami, Reuters Brent crude futures slipped on Friday below $109 a barrel on expectations demand growth will slow as severe winter weather eases, with supply worries keeping the losses in check for now. A severe winter chill in the United States and Europe and supply disruption
Risk to oil flows seen low but Russia key supplier; Russian natural gas supply in doubt, European storage levels high. United States, Europe differ over trade sanctions. Crude oil prices jumped more than $2 a barrel to multi-month highs on Monday