Board approves move to temporary headquarters at 4801 Airport Plaza Drive. The Port's administrative staff of about 350 people is expected to move to Airport Plaza in 2013. The Board stressed that the move is temporary, and that discussions will begin soon on building a permanent headquarters in or near downtown Long Beach. "I am relieved that we have identified a secure, temporary home," said Board President Susan E. Anderson Wise. “Regardless of what address we have, this Port will continue to be a leader in the shipping industry.” Wise, and commissioners Rich Dines, Doug Drummond and Nick Sramek voted in favor of purchasing the Airport Plaza building. Board Vice President Thomas Fields voted against. The purchase price for the vacant building, which was once occupied by the Boeing Corp., is $14.25 million. The Port expects to spend another $9 million in renovations. The closing date for escrow is December 27. The current Port Administration building at 925 Harbor Plaza, built in 1959, is overcrowded and does not meet today’s seismic standards. The Harbor Commission has placed a priority on moving the Port staff out of the current location because of overcrowding and safety concerns.
El Paso Corporation issued a statement responding to the unusual trading activity in its stock. "The death of our corporate treasurer, Charles Dana Rice, has been a great loss to our corporation and to me personally," said William A. Wise, chairman, president, and chief executive officer. "This is a tragic event for our company; however, the market reaction is unwarranted. We announced a comprehensive repositioning plan last week and are making good progress in implementing this plan
BATS Technology Delivers the Throughput, Optimization, and Stronger, Higher Reliability Broadband Connections Passengers and Crew Demand. MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) announces BATS has entered into an exclusive partnership with MTN to market the Broadband Antenna Tracking and Stabilization (BATS) system to the cruise, ferry and large yacht markets. This end solution is a hybrid network service, leveraging both satellite and terrestrial broadband
The Navy recently awarded a major contract to The Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute, A Limited Partnership (AGI). AGI is pleased to announce was awarded a firm fixed price contract with a ceiling of $96,629,091.65 to continue implementing Enterprise AIRSpeed across the Naval Aviation Enterprise (NAE) over a five-year period. Enterprise AIRSpeed is an enterprise-level, system of systems approach to aviation maintenance and supply designed to produce the right readiness at the lowest cost across
With TBT paints on the endangered list due to environmental concerns, shipowners must find an alternative method to keep ships coated and efficiently clean. Jotun believes it has the answer. Bringing her first cargo to Europe following completion by Samsung Heavy Industries, the 306,000-dwt British Pioneer has given new expression to environmental-consciousness in the crude oil transportation sector. While the security of her 2
For the past two years, the Greater Washington Chapter of the Surface Navy Association (SNA) has conducted a campaign to assist our wounded shipmates recovering at the in More than 800 DVDs for the Sailors and marines were collected to enjoy during their recuperation. The following year SNA collected funds and donated 155 portable DVD players. This year the organization want to do something meaningful for those of our shipmates limited in their ability to get out
On August 24, one of the world’s most profiled platforms turned 15. Sleipner, also known as the carbon dioxide (CO2) platform, does not look its age. Sleipner had a tough start. The construction of the first installation became one of the most dramatic in Norwegian oil history. Shortly before the deck and the concrete substructure for the Sleipner A platform were to be connected, the substructure sank to 200 metres depth in the Gands fiord.
Gas as ship fuel was the topic of the March 18 GL First Class Exchange Forum which highlighted GL's approach towards the environmental concerns of the maritime industry. The forum addressed all aspects related to LNG as an alternative ship fuel. Invited speakers presented the LNG supply chain development from a ship owner's and gas terminal operator's view. Regulatory developments at IMO were explained by a representative of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs
The MacGREGOR Group recently unveiled details of its new offshore division, a division made possible by the recent acquisitions of Hydramarine in Norway and Plimsoll in Singapore. The Offshore division will comprise more than 660 employees: 160 in Norway and 500 in Asia. In 2006, Hydramarine and Plimsoll had a combined turnover of approximately €104 million and a order backlog of €175 million. Both Hydramarine and Plimsoll are financially consolidated into the MacGREGOR Group as of April
Following a detailed six-month study assessing its contract towing requirements, Trailer Bridge, Inc. signed separate long-term agreements that match the best marine power units in the market with the company's vessel assets. In March 2001 Trailer Bridge finalized a long-term agreement with Moran Towing Corporation to exclusively utilize Moran's Heidi class 4,350 horsepower tugs to pull all four of the TBC's currently deployed by Trailer Bridge
BIMCO & Fathom have joined forces to provide comprehensive information on ballast water treatment, to help shipowners make wise decisions in advance of new Ballast Water Management Regulations which are likely to be implemented in 2014.
Saving energy on fleet operations is a top line concern for every vessel owner, large and small. 110-year-old Finnish shipowner Bore teamed with NAPA and ClassNK to help identify energy waste on not only its ships operating today, but those planned for tomorrow.
The Royal Navy of Oman (RNO) organized a reception ceremony for Al Shamikh vessel, first of three vessels in the Khareef project for RNO. Sayyid Badr bin Saud bin Harib al-Busaidi, Minister Responsible for Defence Affairs sponsored the ceremony which was held at the Said bin Sultan Naval Base
At the inaugural recent Tradewinds Jones Act Forum, MARAD Acting Administrator Paul 'Chip' Jaenichen discussed the changes affecting the coastwise U.S.-flag maritime industry -- also known as the Jones Act fleet. Extracts follow: Since its enactment
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector in Dubai, recently congratulated the first 20 recipients of the marine driver’s license in Dubai.
ProNav, the Norwegian distributor for Japan Radio Company Ltd. (JRC), was awarded a contract for supplying twenty two ECDIS systems to the entire fleet of Norwegian shipowner Misje Rederi AS. All eleven dual-systems will be supplied and commissioned by Brommeland Elektronikk AS
Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has named W&O Supply, a global supplier of marine pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation and engineered solutions to the marine and upstream oil and gas industries, as its exclusive distributor for Bestobell Valves in North
The year 2013 has been designated as the Year of Nationalization by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. In keeping with the theme that has been laid out by our wise leadership, Drydocks World and Maritime World
Bestobell Valves, part of the President Engineering Group (PEGL), has named W&O Supply, a global supplier of marine pipe, valves and fittings, valve automation, and engineered solutions to the marine and upstream oil and gas industries, as its exclusive distributor for Bestobell Valves in
A former airline pilot will stress at Interferry’s 38th annual conference that safety depends on recognizing the potential for human error rather than pursuing “the myth of perfection.” The trade association event takes place in Malta from October 5-9 with an agenda dominated
The Long Beach advertising executive & former city planning commissioner, will lead the commission for a 1-year term from 1, July 2013. Thomas Fields will succeed Commissioner Susan E. Anderson Wise, who has served two years as President.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners appoint chief harbor engineer Al Moro as the Port of Long Beach’s interim executive director. Moro, who joined the Port in 1997 as a civil engineer, currently oversees all administrative and technical activities for the Port’s engineering
Christopher Lytle, Port of Long Beach Executive Director since November 2011, will resign to take the top post at the Port of Oakland. Lytle will remain at Long Beach until mid-July, and is expected to begin his new job in Oakland shortly thereafter
Joseph E. Rodrigues, a long time Seaboard director & former executive officer, has passed away at his home in Las Vegas. Seaboard's President and Chairman noted in a statement to all Seaboard employees: "Many of you had the good fortune of knowing Joe and you know what a remarkable man
Port of Long Beach (POLB) modernization projects created 5,166 new construction-related jobs in the region in 2012. The number of new jobs is mainly linked to the award of contracts for the design and building of the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement and an ongoing terminal makeover.