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Pataki Input Sought In Port Impasse

New York State Comptroller H. Carl McCall has urged Gov. George Pataki to attend the May 25 board meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in order to help break a 17-month impasse. "It's time for Governor Pataki to step forward, exert some leadership, and get the Port Authority moving again," McCall is reported to have said in a prepared remark. The logjam has stalled major projects, including approval of a new lease for Maersk Sealand, privatization of the World Trade Center and the lease of air rights over the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Also placed on hold was a $3.9 billion capital and operating budget, which was expected to be voted on at last month's board meeting. Board members have been hung up on the items pending resolution of a 17-month dispute between Pataki and New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman over allocation of Port Authority revenues.


Inland Waterways Users Board – meeting

The Inland Waterways Users Board, sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will meet in St. Louis on December 7. The Board will hear briefings on the status of both the funding for inland navigation projects and studies, and the Inland Waterways Trust Fund. The Board will also begin consideration of its priorities for the next fiscal year. 69 Fed. Reg. 64282 (HK Law).


Port of Marseilles Authority Names New Director-General

Guy Janin has been named the new director-general of the Port of Marseilles Authority. Janin, 58, has been head of the inland waterways authority Voies Navigables de France (VNF) since 2004. His nomination by the French minister of transport and maritime affairs was approved at a port board meeting on November 24 and is due to be formally ratified at a government cabinet meeting. Predecessor Eric Brassart, 56, stepped down in October following a sympathy strike by the port’s CGT union


NTSB to Meet on Water Taxi Capsizing

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public Board meeting Tuesday, March 7 in Washington, D.C. There are two items on the agenda. The Board will consider final accident reports on the following cases: 1) On March 6, 2004, the small passenger vessel Lady D, a pontoon water taxi with two crewmen and 23 passengers on board, was traversing Baltimore Harbor when it encountered a rapidly developing storm with high winds


FreeSeas Makes Debut in New York

FreeSeas a provider of sea borne transportation services for dry bulk commodities through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, completed an action packed two-week period in New York City. On Friday, March 17 the company held its Quarterly Board Meeting in New York City approving among other topics the fourth quarter and full year 2005 results and accounts. On the same day, the company's management rang the Closing Bell at NASDAQ


Port's Container Volume Down 16%

According to a May 20 report from The Post and Courier, a recent uptick in a few categories of exports was not enough to offset falling demand for most other goods that come through the Port of Charleston, the latest figures show. The State Ports Authority said at a board meeting on May 19 that the number of containers that crossed its piers during the first 10 months of its fiscal year was down by about 127,000, or 16 percent, as of April 30.


UK Club Elects New Directors

Three members of the U.K. P&I Club were elected to the board at the annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur on October 21. They are Mike Carthew of Chevron Texaco Shipping Company LLC, Minoru Sato of NYK Line (Europe) and Pavel Vasilchenko of Far-Eastern Shipping Company (FESCO). Carthew has spent all his working life in shipping and has been with Chevron for most of his career. He worked in the corporate trading and planning department before becoming President of Chevron Texaco Shipping Company


Relations Still Chilly At NY/NJ Port Authority

It may be the end of April, but there was no spring thaw at Thursday's board meeting of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Port Authority commissioners had been expected to vote on a $3.9 billion capital and operating budget, which would have signaled some movement on an impasse that has held up major projects for the agency. However, Chairman Lewis M. Eisenberg said the budget had been discussed among board members, but a decision was made not to take a vote


NYMAR Elects New Officers and Directors

New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR) has elected new officers and three new directors. William J. Honan III, a partner in the New York office of law firm Holland & Knight, has been elected chairman, succeeding founding chairman Robert J. Gruendel. "This is an exciting time to be at the helm of NYMAR as we grow and promote the exceptional opportunities for the shipping industry in New York," Honan said. "The city’s creativity, energy and perseverance are unmatched anywhere else


POLB Commissioners Elect Thomas Fields President

Thoman Fields: Photo credit Port of Long Beach Commissioners

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 Board President serves as chair of the commission, running board meetings and often representing the Port to the public and shipping industry. “I look forward to serving as Board President; this is an exciting time for the Port as we look


Port of Cleveland Approves Refinancing

Photo: Port of Cleveland

The Port of Cleveland’s Board of Directors voted today to provide up to $161 million to support the combined refinancing of four previous economic development projects, as well as approved the acceptance of a Homeland Security grant. At its monthly board meeting, the Port approved:


Total CEO Killed in Moscow Runway Accident

Christophe de Margerie

Private jet collided with snow plow during takeoff; Total's CEO a defender of Moscow policies. Insiders Boisseau and Pouyanne long seen as potential successors. The chief executive of French oil major Total, Christophe de Margerie, was killed when his private jet collided with a snow plough as


Total Names Refining Boss to Replace de Margerie

Patrick Pouyanne (Photo: Total)

French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week. Pouyanne, 51, head of refining, had been considered as possible candidate to succeed de Margerie in the past and has a


Record Growth Continues at Georgia's Ports

GPA photo/Stephen B. Morton

The Georgia Ports Authority reported that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority. "Strong growth across all key sectors of our business is an indication that our ports are reaching a larger and more


German Ships Well-Met in Gulf of Aden Encounter

Hessen & AIDAdiva: EUNAVFOR photo

It’s not every day that passengers on board a civilian cruise liner would get so close to a warship on operations that they could wave to each other, but this is just what happened when the German cruise liner, AIDAdiva, with over 2,000 passengers on board


NTSB Board to Discuss Wall St. Ferry Accident

The National Transportation Safety Board will meet to discuss a 2013 accident involving the Seastreak Wall Street commuter ferry in lower Manhattan. On January 9, 2013, the high-speed passenger ferry, Seastreak Wall Street, on a routine trip from New Jersey to Pier 11/Wall Street


GE In Talks To Buy Alstom's Power Arm

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 U.S. industrial conglomerate General Electric Co is in advanced talks to buy the global power division of struggling French engineering group Alstom SA for about $13 billion, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.


Siemens Weighs In As GE Prepares Alstom Power Deal

Alstom's arch rival Siemens wants talks with the struggling French engineering group, the German company said on Sunday, the day General Electric boss Jeff Immelt is due in Paris to thrash out a deal to buy Alstom's global power arm.  


Talking DP with Aaron C. Smith, Executive Director OSVDPA

Aaron C. Smith

When the Offshore Supply Vessel Dynamic Positioning Authority (OSVDPA) held its first board meeting in March, it began charting the course toward a new dynamic positioning operator (DPO) certificate especially designed for the offshore service vessel industry


Port of Los Angeles Adopts Fiscal 2014-15 Budget

 Ambassador Vilma Martinez: Official photo

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners informs it has approved a US$938.8-million fiscal year (FY) annual budget for the Port of Los Angeles. Nearly $350 million (37 percent) of the approved budget will go toward capital expenditures to help the Port maintain its global competitive position


Chouest Appointed to Port of New Orleans Board

Laney J. Chouest is sworn in to the Port of New Orleans Board of Commissioners (Photo courtesy of the Port of New Orleans)

Governor Bobby Jindal appointed south Louisiana businessman and entrepreneur Laney J. Chouest to the Board of the Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Chouest, who was sworn in during today’s Board meeting, will serve a five-year term, succeeding Joseph F


Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port

Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive.


Gazprom's Alexey Miller and Viktor Zubkov Elected

Gazproms Alexey Miller and Viktor Zubkov

  The annual General Shareholders Meeting of Gazprom was followed by a meeting of the Company's newly elected Board of Directors. The meeting resolved to elect Viktor Zubkov as Chairman of the Gazprom Board of Directors. Alexey Miller


Safety: It's All About Culture

We in the passenger vessel industry strongly believe in safety. We want our operations to be safe to ensure the well-being of our crew and passengers and the protection of our assets. We work hard to establish appropriate safety policies and programs and we train and drill crew to ensure that we


Quebec Stevedoring enters 2nd US Port

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  This partnership between OBPA and QSL will create jobs and new maritime transportation opportunities by consolidating international trade in the Port of Ogdensburg. Quebec Stevedoring boosts the port's handling capacity with the expertise






 
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