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GPA Executive Director to Step Down

Curtis Foltz (Photo: GPA)

Curtis Foltz steps down; Griff Lynch named new executive director of Georgia Ports Authority   Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today.   The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.   “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the past six years as executive director, and the six years prior as chief operating officer,” said Jim Walters, chairman of the board. “In addition to record cargo growth, GPA, under Curtis' leadership, modernized its terminals and developed operational practices that increased efficiency, improved safety and focused on environmental stewardship.”


Mississippi Port Names New Executive Director

Jonathan Daniels (Photo: Shineman Foundation)

Following a national search, the Board of Commissioners of the Mississippi State Port Authority at Gulfport selected Jonathan Daniels as the port’s new executive director. Daniels comes to the Port of Gulfport from the Port of Oswego in upstate New York where he served as executive director since 2007. Prior to joining the Port of Oswego he served as the president and chief executive officer of Eastern Maine Development Corporation


Port of Tacoma Picks New Director

The Port of Tacoma Commission today selected Timothy J. Farrell as the Port's Executive Director, effective January 1, 2005. Farrell has served as the Port of Tacoma's Deputy Executive Director since 2000 and as Acting Executive Director since July 1, 2004. Andrea Riniker, who has served as the Port's Executive Director since 1997, will continue on in a transitional role until January 1, 2005. She will work with the Port Commission


Pugh Named Director Marine Highways

MarAd has named James D. Pugh to head its Office of Marine Highways and Passenger Services in   Jim will focus on expanding the use of ’s coastal, intracoastal and inland waterways to reduce landside congestion, reduce energy consumption and increase opportunities for American mariners, shipbuilding and the overall economy.  He will also oversee the office of Passenger Vessel Services, which was established to support the passenger and cruise industry and its multi-billion


Clarkson Appoint New Board Member

Clarkson PLC ("Clarksons") the shipping services group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Backhouse as Non-Executive Director to the board with immediate effect. Peter has 40 years of experience in the international energy business. He is a former executive vice-president of global refining & marketing at BP plc; chief executive of European refining and marketing; and head of UK North Sea oil development


Singer Appointed Non-Executive Director, Rolls-Royce

Bradley Singer Photo ValueAct Cap.

Rolls-Royce today announced the appointment of Bradley Singer as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with immediate effect and will become a member of the Science and Technology Committee.   Brad is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer of ValueAct Capital, the San Francisco based Investment Company. ValueAct Capital is currently the largest investor in Rolls-Royce with a shareholding of 10.8%. Before joining ValueAct Capital


CNOOC Changes to Senior Management

The board of directors of CNOOC Limited announced that Mr. Fu Chengyu, an Executive Director of the Company, will be re-designated as a Non-executive Director of the Company. Mr. Fu remains the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Li Fanrong, a Non-executive Director of the Company, will be re-designated as an Executive Director of the company. The re-designations of Mr. Fu and Mr. Li will become effective from 16 September 2010.


Final Stage of Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy Begins

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Efforts Focus on Enhancing Dubai’s Position as World-Class Maritime Center   Government and non-government entities working in the maritime sector of Dubai and associated with it, are reaching the final stages of the development of a comprehensive, first-of-its-kind maritime sector strategy (MSS) for the Emirate. The MSS will help Dubai lay the foundation for the creation of a sustainable and competitive maritime offering that will position Dubai at par with world leading


Duluth Port Executive Director to Retire

Adolph Ojard (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Adolph Ojard, Executive Director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, plans to retire this year after serving in that leadership role for the past decade. A national search is underway for a new Executive Director. The board anticipates having that person hired by the end of summer/early fall. After a brief transitional time, Ojard will then settle into retirement. Ojard was appointed executive director of the Duluth Seaway Port Authority in March 2003


Rolls-Royce Takes Davies on Board

Alan Davies is currently Chief Executive of Rio Tintos Diamonds and Minerals division

  Rolls-Royce appointed Alan Davies as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board with effect from November 1, 2015 and will become a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, and the Audit Committee.   Alan Davies is currently Chief Executive of Rio Tinto's Diamonds and Minerals division. He joined Rio Tinto in 1997 and has held a number of senior positions in Australia, London and the US


Navig8 Buys RK Offshore

Photo: RK Offshore

 Maritime services provider Navig8 Group has agreed to buy shallow-water contractor RK Offshore Management.   Singapore-headquartered Navig8 Group, the world's largest provider of maritime services, announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Africa-focused RKOffshore


Nordic Doubles Size of Savannah Operation

A worker moves cargo in the new cold storage facility at Nordic Logistics and Warehousing. The company held a ribbon cutting Friday, April 15, doubling the size of its Savannah operation. The 200,000 square-foot facility will handle both refrigerated and frozen cargo. (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority)

Nordic Logistics and Warehousing has doubled capacity at its Savannah location, holding a ribbon cutting Friday for a new 200,000-square-foot cold storage and blast freezing facility.   "Exactly three years ago, Nordic opened its doors here in Savannah to give our customers the


Cosco Pacific Appoints Zhang Wei as Vice Chairman

Photo: Cosco Pacific Ltd.

 Cosco Pacific Ltd. has appointed Zhang Wei as vice chairman and managing director, replacing Qiu Jinguang who has stepped down from the positions with immediate effect, reports Dow Jones.   "Qiu Jinguang has resigned as an Executive Director


New Shipping Firm Sets up in Vancouver

A new shipping company has established itself in Vancouver as the Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) completes its Asia tour, launching in Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.   Greystoke Marine Management Ltd. is the latest company to choose Vancouver for its base of operations


Asia Cruise Cooperation Launched

From left to right. Junlin He (Vice Director) of the Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Commission, Anthony Lau (Executive Director)of the Hong Kong Tourist Board, Rolando Canizal (Assistant secretary for Tourism Planning, Research and Information Management) of the Philippine Department of Tourism and Wayne Liu (Deputy Director General) of the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. photo:ACC

 Five Asia cruise destinations – Hainan, Hong Kong, The Philippines, Taiwan and Xiamen–jointly announced the launch of Asia Cruise Cooperation (ACC), a committed and resourceful alliance with a strong commitment to maximize the growth of cruise tourism in Asia.  


Ponant Orders Four Ships from VARD

Shipbuilding facility. Photo: VARD

Norwegian offshore shipbuilders VARD have announced a deal with French luxury cruise ship operator Ponant for the construction of four luxury expedition cruise vessels, for delivery in 2018 and 2019.   The vessels will be developed by Vard, Ponant, and Fincantieri


AAPA 2016 Conference Focuses on Western Ports

AAPA President and CEO Kurt Nagle.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to keynote on April 6   High-ranking government officials, policy influencers, port authority CEOs and senior staff from throughout the Western Hemisphere, along with a host of maritime industry leaders will converge on Washington, D.C


Giant Cranes Arrive at Port of Gulfport

Image: Mississippi State Port Authority

 Three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes for the Port of Gulfport are arrivined by ship and the port took delivery.   Manufactured in China at a cost of $30 million, the equipment is designed to meet the port's needs for the next 40 years.  


Kalmar Largest Delivery in South Africa

45 units have been distributed across South Africa. Photo Kalmar

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has completed the delivery of the largest supply of mobile equipment in Africa and one of the biggest reachstackers order globally for Shumani Industrial Equipment, official dealer of the Goscor Group of Companies in South Africa


Soo Locks Open for 2016

Aerial view of the Soo Locks Photo Wikipedia

At 12:01 a.m. today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially opened the Soo Locks for the start of the 2016 shipping season. The locks at Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan are among 16 locks that form the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system which extends from Duluth


Houston First Port of Call for Asian Service

Photo:  Port of Houston Authority

 In anticipation of increased opportunities for inbound consumer goods and outbound industrial commodities, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. have joined forces to operate a new direct all-water container service between the U.S Gulf and Asia.  


LNG Names New MD

Developing a LNG export terminal. Image: Liquefied Natural Gas Limited

 Australia's Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) has appointed Chevron executive Greg Vesey to replace company founder Maurice Brand as managing director and chief executive.   Brand will continue on with LNG as an executive director until his retirement in June next year


Danish Investors Summon OW Bunker Parties to Court over Bankruptcy

File photo: OW Bunker

A group of 26 institutional investors has issued a summons against bankrupt Danish ship fuel supplier OW Bunker in the latest stage of a legal campaign for allegedly misleading them in its 2014 initial public offer (IPO).   The investors had said last year they would sue Bunker


New Container Service Starting in Houston

Photo: Port of Houston Authority

In anticipation of increased opportunities for inbound consumer goods and outbound industrial commodities, Maersk Line and Mediterranean Shipping Co. have joined forces to operate a new direct all-water container service between the U.S Gulf and Asia.  


Port Manatee Container Volume Up 36%

Photo courtesy of Port Manatee

Port Manatee’s growth as a cargo gateway continues, with the Florida Gulf port reporting a 36 percent year-over-year increase in containerized cargo handled in the first half of its fiscal year. During the six-month period from Oct. 1, 2015, through March 31, 2016






 
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