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NMRA Officers Elected

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The National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) has elected its 2011-2012 officers and board members.  One new officer and three new board members are joining the association's leadership group.   Chris Kelly of Waters & David Co., New Orleans, Louisiana, is now president.  Kathy Munzinger of Munzinger & Co., Springfield, Missouri, has been elected vice president and Ken Smaga of ComMar Sales LLC, Land O' Lakes, Florida, is now treasurer.  Brandon Flack of Atlantic Marketing Co., Stonington, Connecticut, joins the officers as NMRA's new secretary.  Rick Silverlake of Silverlake West Co., Huntington Beach, California, finishes his current term as the association's president and steps into the past president position.   Three new NMRA board members were elected to serve a three-year term.  They are Randy Dykstra of Great Lakes Marine Marketing, Port Clinton, Ohio; Rob Gueterman of GSW and Associates, Tampa, Florida and Paul Perry with JB Dunn Co., Fort Pierce, Florida. They join existing board members Doug Peterson of The Gartner Group, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; Chris Martorana of Macaroni Marketing, Watsonville, California and Jay Sanders of West Coast Sales, Vista, California.  Those whose NMRA board term has now finished include Tom LaSanta of Anchor Sales & Marketing, Bayou Vista, Texas; Ivan Cross of Merifield Co., Camano Island, Washington and W.M. (Pat) Black of W.M. Black & Co


Hall Elected President of PVA

Fred Hall was elected PVA 2002 President on Tuesday, February 19 during the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2002 in Biloxi, Miss. Hall is Vice President and General Manager of the Bridgeport and Port Jefferson Steamboat Company, Port Jefferson, N.Y., a provider of ferry service across the Long Island Sound. This ferry service has been in business since 1883 and now operates three 100-vehicle/1000-passenger vessels


CNPC and Repsol Discuss Deal

According to Reuters, China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC), the country's largest oil company, has offered to pay between $13.2 billion and $14.5 billion for a 75 percent stake in Spanish oil major Repsol's Argentine unit YPF, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday, citing sources. Executives from CNPC, the parent firm of Asian oil and gas producer PetroChina, has begun talks with Repsol over the offer, and the initial reaction from Repsol's board members has been receptive


Pacific Fisherman Shipyard Elects Myrseth as President

The board of directors of Pacific Fishermen, Inc. has elected new officers, including: Robert Myrseth as president, Warren Aakervik, Jr. as vice president, Ann Salvesen as secretary/treasurer and Doug Dixon as general manager. The election of officers followed the election at the Annual Shareholders Meeting of the following three new members of the board of directors for three-year terms: Gunnar Ildhuso, Sr., Crab and trawl fishing pioneer and owner of the F/V Margun and F/V Gunmar; Jack


GL: New shareholder Structure to Safeguard Independence

At a shareholders' meeting, Germanischer Lloyd's Executive Board announced the successful defense against the hostile takeover bid by a French competitor. The binding purchase offer by the Hamburg entrepreneur Günter Herz, with secure long-term perspectives for the Society, met with the approval of shareholders who were willing to sell. More than 40% of the shares changed hands. The Executive Board of Germanischer Lloyd has already approved the transfer of these registered shares.


Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2014 Board

Clockwise from top left: Judith Roos, Duncan Smith, Nicki Candies and Michael Carthew

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced its 2014 board of trustees. Consisting of 117members, the Coast Guard Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors oversees management of the organization and helps to provide resources to advance the Foundation’s mission to support the service of men and women in the United States Coast Guard


Canaveral Port Authority Commission Elects Officers

Rodney Ketcham, the owner of a Cocoa Beach commercial real estate firm, was elected chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority during the board's first meeting of 2002. Other officers elected were: Raymond Sharkey as vice chairman, a retired aerospace manager serving his second term representing District 1; Donald Molitor as secretary/treasurer, the retired telecommunications business owner represents District 3 and also is serving his second term.


Seanergy Names Komninos CFO

Christina Anagnostara has served as Chief Financial Officer and Board member in Global Oceanic Carriers Ltd (GO Carriers), a dry bulk shipping company listed on AIM of the London Stock Exchange, since February 2007. She has over 14 years of experience in consulting, auditing and financial services. In the last eight years, prior to joining GO Carriers, she has held a senior management position in EFG Audit & Consulting services, the auditors of the based EFG Group


IBIA CEO Quits to Join Saudi Seaport

Acting IBIA CEO Trevor Harrison: Photo courtesy of IBIA

International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) chief Cliff Brand resigns to become Marine Director, King Abdullah Economic City Seaport. International Bunker Industry Association has announced that it is searching for a new chief executive following the resignation of its Chief Executive Cliff Brand. Cliff Brand will be leaving the organisation on 28 March, 2013. IBIA board member Trevor Harrison will act as interim chief executive until a replacement is found


MAN Signs Contract with COSCO

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MAN PrimeServ Shanghai has signed two significant maintenance contracts with COSCO, the state-owned Chinese shipping group, during the Marintec 2011 maritime exhibition in Shanghai.   Collectively, the contracts add up to a value of more than Euro 4 million. The first contract covers the retrofit of 32 vessels from the COSCO Bulk Carrier fleet with slide-fuel valves. It also includes the retrofit of 7 + 6 vessels with Alpha Lubricators


POLB’s First Woman Commissioner Dies at 93

Louise M. DuVall (Courtesy POLB)

Louise M. DuVall, the first woman to serve on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners, died Saturday, April 19. She was 93. She was appointed to two terms on the Harbor Commission, serving from Feb. 6, 1979, to July 18, 1990. She advocated for women to rise in the legal profession and the


MAN D&T Ready to Support Tier III Maritime Age

Graphic rendering of a two-stroke, dual-fuel MAN B&W 8L70ME-GI engine. The ME-GI is capable of running on both HFO and gas – predominantly natural gas but also LPG and methane. MAN Diesel & Turbo reports a strong market reception to the engine.

IMO decision to move forward with Tier III rules underscores MAN view that pushing technology readiness is right thing to do “We are ready for IMO Tier III”, said Dr. Stephan Timmermann, MAN Diesel & Turbo Executive Board Member responsible for Marine Systems and After Sales


Change of Management at Yanmar

Peter Aarsen

Having reached the age of retirement, Geert Jan Mantel will resign from his position as President of Yanmar Europe B.V. as per June 30, 2014, a position he has occupied since April 1, 2002. He will simultaneously step down as Managing Director of the Yanmar Co


AVEVA Showcases Industrial Gaming Software

AVEVA showcases industrial gaming software.

AVEVA Activity Visualization Platform is featured at the Fiatech Technology Conference and Showcase 2014. AVEVA will be showcasing its unrivalled industrial gaming software AVEVA Activity Visualization Platform (AVEVA AVP) at the Fiatech Annual Technology Conference and Showcase


Coast Guard Foundation to Host Pacific Awards

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The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced that it will host its 29th Annual Pacific Area Awards Dinner in tribute to the United States Coast Guard at 6 p.m


Teekay LNG Partners Announces Change to Board of Directors

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. announced that Beverlee F. Park has accepted an invitation to join Teekay LNG's Board of Directors and to Chair its Audit Committee, effective March 11, 2014. Park replaces Robert E. Boyd who retired today from the Teekay LNG Board after serving as a Director and Chair of


Hijacked Tanker Returns Minus $8M of Diesel

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Reuters - An oil tanker hijacked for a week off Angola in January has been returned to the country's authorities, a board member at state oil firm Sonangol said on Tuesday, adding that the hijackers had stolen diesel worth $8 million from the ship.


Latest on Proposed Scania Buyout

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The Independent Committee of the Scania Board of Directors has begun its work to consider Volkswagen's buyout offer and confirms it has noted that Volkswagen does not foresee any significant changes with regards to Scania and that Scania’s headquarters and its development centers will remain


Scania Evaluates Volkswagen Buyout Offer

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At an extraordinary board meeting in Scania the board of Scania – excluding Martin Winterkorn, Hans Dieter Pötsch, Francisco J. Garcia Sanz, Leif Östling and Ferdinand K. Piëch – has decided to appoint an independent committee


Clarksons Chairman to Step Down

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Clarksons say that Philip Green has decided to step down as chairman of Clarksons in order to focus on his other responsibilities. His resignation from the board will take effect from the AGM on 9 May. Bob Benton, chairman until last year, will remain a non- executive board member and assume the


Board Changes at Aker Arctic Technology

After the acquisition of 66.4% of the shares by Finnish Industry Investment Ltd (fully owned by the State of Finland) Aker Arctic Technology Inc.’s extraordinary shareholders’ meeting today appointed the new Board of Directors for the company.


Long-Distance Black Sea Gas Pipeline: Project Update

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 Gazprom board members at the South Stream Transport B.V. joint company in Amsterdam noted significant progress in the project. Approval was given for the signing of pipe supply contracts for the first of 4 lines of the 931-kilometer offshore gas pipeline &


Rooney to Lead Port of Hueneme Board

Mary Anne Rooney

The Port of Hueneme Board of Commissioners voted in officers for 2014 at their first meeting of the year held January 13, 2014. Senior Commission member and former five-time President Jess Herrera nominated Commissioner Mary Anne Rooney to take the helm as president


Maersk Sells Stake in Dansk Supermarked Group

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Following a 50 year partnership between A.P. Moller -Maersk and the Salling Group the two parties today agreed to hand over the majority stake in Dansk Supermarked Group (Dansk Supermarked A/S and F. Salling A/S) to the Salling Companies (F. Salling Invest A/S og F. Salling Holding A/S).


BAE Systems Appoint Group Communications Director

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Claire Divver has been appointed as BAE Group Communications Director. She will join the group early in the new year and will be a member of the BAE Systems Executive Committee, reporting to Chief Executive Ian King. Claire was formerly General Manager


 
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