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Ismael Estrada has been promoted to director of Port Operations for Crowley Liner Service's Isla Grande terminal in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In his new role, he is responsible for all operational activities of the terminal including equipment control, freight services, security and maintenance. Estrada joined Crowley in 1990 as Supervisor of Vessel Cargo Operations and was subsequently promoted to Manager of Terminal Operations. Estrada will report to Roberto Lugo, Jr., Vice President and General Manager. Jose F. Nazario has been promoted to Director of Finance and Administration for Crowley Liner Service's Puerto Rico operations. In his new role, he is responsible for the direction and administration of the budget process, forecasting, tax interpretation, financial planning, accounting services and other reporting activities. Nazario joined Crowley in 1985 and has held a number of key managerial positions including his latest as Director of Port Operations. Nazario will continue to report to Roberto Lugo, Jr., Vice President and General Manager.
A 'Wind Energy Update' survey identified key factors determining investor's choice of contracts; an offshore wind risk summit is planned “Experience of the team” was recently named as the principal trait to accumulate capital for current offshore wind projects as found in Wind Energy Update’s survey on offshore wind investment and finance. Further to this, survey participants also saw that: ”the use of proven technologies’’ and the
Trico Marine Services, Inc. announced that Trico and GE Commercial Equipment Financing have entered into an agreement that will provide approximately $11.4 million of funding for the marine services company. Under the operating lease arrangement, GE will pay Trico approximately $11.4 million for three 155-foot crew boats currently being built for the company by Gulf Craft, Inc. Upon the completion of each vessel, GE will charter the vessels to Trico
Awilco Offshore (AWO) has exercised an option with PPL to build a 375-ft. jackup drilling rig with drilling depth of 30.000 ft. The rig will be named WilConfidence. The rig is to be delivered in the second quarter of 2009, and has a delivered cost of $149m. The delivered cost includes contract price with the yard, site supervision, pipe handling equipment, spare parts and finance costs during construction.
While the U.S. economy may be in the doldrums, smart U.S. companies are looking increasingly to exports to help their bottom lines. A major market for U.S. exports is Brazil. This article examines new market opportunities in the oil and gas, shipbuilding and port infrastructure in Brazil, and identifies certain financing sources available to U.S. companies seeking to participate in these markets. Brazil’s growth in recent years has been amazing
Satellite communications company, Globalstar, has reported its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2001, which showed steady increases in both voice and data traffic, with a broadening base of new customers among key industry targets. Efforts to restructure the company's finances are continuing with the assistance of outside advisors. In the meantime, the company's marketing and sales efforts are showing growing acceptance of the service across industries and government organizations
Philadelphia Gear Corporation announces the hiring of Stephen Verget to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Verget replaces Matt O'Reilly, and will be responsible for leading all accounting, financial analysis and treasury functions for Philadelphia Gear. He will also play a key leadership role in defining and executing Philadelphia Gear's evolving business model focused on specialized gear aftermarket service and marine propulsion drives.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has appointed Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line) President Koji Miyahara as its newest Advisory Board member. This appointment helps strengthen the Canal's focus in maritime shipping and provides the Board with representation from Japan, one of the largest users of the Panama Canal. Additionally, Mr. Miyahara will play a key role in the implementation of the ACP's expansion plans.
K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. has acquired the 140,000 barrel capacity double-hulled barge S/R New York and the 8,000 horsepower tugboat S/R Everett. This integrated tug barge unit, built in 2000, had been leased by SeaRiver Maritime, Inc., a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, from a financial institution. The purchase price of $34 million was financed using available cash and $25 million in borrowings under a new term loan
A water bladder on the pier at Chinhae naval base is filled by offshore petroleum distribution system ship MV Vice Adm. K.R. Wheeler (blue-hull ship in distance) Feb. 26 as part of a demonstration of the ship's capabilities during Exercise Key Resolve 2008. Photo by Edward Baxter, Sealift Logistics Command Far East Public Affairs Military Sealift Command personnel and ships demonstrated their ability to quickly respond to a breakout of hostilities on the Korean peninsula as part of
In two recent incidents, dynamically positioned drillships lost functional thrusters due to an electrical disturbance when attempting to reconnect a faulty thruster after maintenance. When the thruster was reconnected it was not electrically isolated from other thrusters and the thrusters did not
Harkand, the international subsea inspection, repair, maintenance and light construction group, has appointed Deborah Stevenson as the company’s new chief financial officer. A former CFO of both private equity-backed and FTSE 250 businesses in engineering and asset rich companies
Decom North Sea (DNS), the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum, will host a lunch and learn to provide attendees with an insight into supply chain companies’ decommissioning capabilities. The lunch and learn event will take place on June 19 at the Palm Court Hotel in Aberdeen
Global law firm White & Case LLP announced the availability of a new report, "Restructuring & Beyond: The marine industry's routes to safety." The report focuses on survival strategies for those affected by the industry's downturn as well as emerging opportunities for companies
Overall confidence levels in the shipping industry rose to their highest level for two and a half years in the three months ended May 2013, according to the latest Shipping Confidence Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore Stephens.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a EUR 150 million loan to Wärtsilä to finance the company's research, development and innovation (RDI) activities in several European countries. The contract for the 10-year loan was signed in Helsinki, Finland on 13 June 2013
Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL), the global oil spill response cooperative funded by more than 160 environmentally responsible oil and energy companies, announces the opening of a new base with enhanced response capabilities at Loyang in Singapore.
UK-based Ensco has ordered an additional advanced-capability DP3 ultra-deepwater drillship based on the Samsung GF12000 hull design. The vessel, ENSCO DS-10, will be the eighth Samsung DP3 drillship in the Ensco fleet, further extending the benefits of Ensco’s fleet standardization
The Asian ballast water treatment systems market is highly lucrative and is expected to show tremendous growth over the next 6-7 years, according to Verify Markets (VM). Though still in the developmental stage, due to the pending IMO regulations, the market is expected to grow exponentially.
ABB wins the awsrd for product design of the Azimutn lever that steers its Azipod XO marine propulsion unit. An international panel of 37 experts assessed products submitted by more than 1,800 manufacturers, designers and architects from 54 countries, evaluating the degree of innovation
DNV said it has completely rewritten the standard for Offshore Service Modules certification, commonly referred to as DNV 2.7-2, which was first published in 1995. The new document is now available and an event to explain the guidance will be held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Center
Delta Rigging & Tools, Inc., a provider of lifting and rigging products and related services in the United States, announced the acquisition of Morgan City Rentals, a provider of offshore rental equipment and rigging supply in the Gulf of Mexico.
As ship owners and operators continue to be pinched by high fuel prices, Alfa Laval says it is raising the bar when it comes to solutions. Drawing on the industry’s broadest portfolio of equipment and knowledge, Alfa Laval is taking a comprehensive approach that promises sweeping advances
W. P. Carey Inc., a provider of corporate sale-leaseback financing, has acquired the R&D and class-A office facilities of Cargotec Corporation in Tampere, Finland. The premises are subject to a 20-year triple-net lease with the company
Speaking to delegates at the opening of the Nor-Shipping event in Oslo, the Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Masamichi Morooka, said that impending new legislation to protect the environment potentially presented an additional industry-wide cost of more than half a