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AVEVA Opens Office in Chile

AVEVA (LSE:AVV), announced on June 18, 2012 that it has further expanded its Latin American presence by opening an office in Chile.   The office in Santiago de Chile will also be the location for AVEVA’s Mining & Metals Centre of Excellence (MMCoE). The Chilean office will serve a number of Latin American countries providing sales and support for AVEVA’s entire product and solution portfolio. The new MMCoE will act as a global resource, working with customers in Latin America, Australia and other mining intensive regions.   “Chile is a very key location for AVEVA in Latin American,” said Santiago Pena, Senior Vice President of Latin America, AVEVA. "As our main hub for the Mining, Metals & Minerals industry it will also serve our customers in Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. The new Mining & Metals CoE is being established here to take advantage of the extensive local industry knowledge, both within AVEVA and with our customers. The MMCoE will develop customised applications and configurations for the Mining, Metals & Minerals industry, as well as special projects for our Plant customers. Our Chilean team is very customer focused and with the Latin American market, experiencing dramatic change, it is their mission to help our customers meet challenging technical and business objectives.”  

Volvo Penta Region Americas Strengthens Leadership

Volvo Penta announce key appointments to its newly-formed Volvo Penta Region Americas organizational structure. The company's organizational realignment brings together all of North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean under a unified management structure. Customers, OEMs and dealers will see more direct and coordinated support within the Americas. The addition of the Latin America organization comes into effect Jan. 1, 2013.

Lucci Regional Manager, Halcrow

To enhance the maritime business group’s presence in Latin America, Guillaume Lucci has been named regional manager for this region. In his new role, Lucci will be responsible for Halcrow's maritime business development and operations throughout Mexico, Central and South America, and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. He will act as the firm's single-point of contact for all maritime related activities in Latin America and he and his team will provide local support for the maritime

Expro’s New Subsea Contract with Petrobras

International oilfield service company Expro announced its Latin America Connectors & Measurements team has been awarded a new master service agreement (MSA) from Petrobrás for subsea electrical systems. As part of the contract, over three years, Expro will provide on-site field support for Petrobrás using its Tronic connectors for medium and high-powered subsea systems. “This new master service agreement with Petrobrás is a great milestone for Expro Latin

Swiber Holdings Hit the Ground Running in 2014

Francis Wong: Photo courtesy of Swiber Holdings

Construction & support services provider to the offshore oil and gas industry, Singapore's Swiber Holdings Limited (Swiber), announce they have already been awarded 5 sizeable contracts in 2014. Three of these contract, which amounted to approximately US$145-million, were awarded for works that will be executed in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The remaining two contracts, which aggregated to approximately US$90-million

Hapag-Lloyd Orders 5 Ships for More Panama Canal Trade

Ship container line Hapag-Lloyd has placed an order for five vessels as it looks to bolster trade in Latin America ahead of next year's planned expansion of the Panama Canal, the world's fourth biggest player said on Monday.   Workers are installing 22-storey lock gates to accommodate larger container ships through the canal, one of the world's busiest maritime routes, which plans to open on April 1 2016.  

New Maritime Administrator Named

President Bush intends to nominate David C. Sanborn to be the next Maritime Administrator. Mr. Sanborn, a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, currently serves as Director of Operations for Europe and Latin America at DP World.

Petrobras Contracts for Reservoir Monitoring

Halliburton’s Energy Services Group was awarded a contract to provide its EZ-Gauge monitoring system technology on projects for Petrobras in Brazil. “Petrobras selected the EZ-Gauge system technology because it provides a cost-effective, accurate pressure data collection system that is free of downhole electronics,” said Cidar Mansilla, operations manager, Latin America South, Halliburton. “The reliability and longevity of the system is significantly greater most other monitoring

MTU Detroit Diesel Changes Name to Tognum America

MTU Detroit Diesel Inc. announced a name change to Tognum America Inc., effective June 1, 2011.  Tognum America, like MTU Detroit Diesel before, is a subsidiary of the Germany-based Tognum Group and is responsible for the sales and service of MTU engines and MTU Onsite Energy distributed energy systems in North and Latin America. Tognum America has offices in Detroit, Houston, Washington DC, San Leandro, CA; St. Rose, LA; Miami, FL and Mankato, MN

APM TEC2 Receives Cranes

APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas Mexico receives new cranes

The first three of the world’s largest and most technologically advanced Ship-to-Shore (STS) container cranes and two rail mounted cranes for the intermodal rail facility have been delivered to APM Terminals’ Lázaro Cárdenas (TEC2), now in the final stages of construction at Mexico’s second-largest container port. The terminal development milestone was commemorated by a ceremony held in Mexico’s capital city

Crowley Liner Services Earns AQUA Lane Certification

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Liner Services said it has been certified by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) as part of the new Marine Port Terminal Operator (MPTO) designation, known as the AQUA Lane program, which essentially gives the shipper a “fast lane” for cargo operations by allowing incoming

Florida's First Ocean-to-Air Transhipment

Innovative programs such as this one also help  business community strengthen ties within the global marketplace Photo Crowley

Already the busiest port of entry in America for international air freight, Miami International Airport will soon be able to receive perishable freight imports by sea as well – a first for any Florida airport – through a permit approved in September by the U.S

Navis Boosts LATAM Market Share with N4

Photo: Navis

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, has announced that Colombia-based Sociedad Portuaria Regional de Cartagena (SPRC) and Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena (CONTECAR) will both migrate to the N4 terminal operating system (TOS) following a combined twenty-year run on SPARCS.  

DP World Volume Up 2.2%

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Photo DP World

DP World Limited handled 47.5 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its global portfolio of container terminals during the first nine months of 2016, with gross container volumes growing by 2.2% on a reported basis, and up 1.0% on a like-for-like  basis.  

As Local Demand Slows, Argentina Reworks LNG Import Deals

File image (DNV-GL)

Argentina is diverting or cancelling incoming shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG) after mild late winter temperatures curbed fuel demand and forced state-run buyer Enarsa to rework some deals. South America's biggest LNG importer had launched back-to-back tenders in June and July after a

Challenges in Brazil Could Benefit Tanker Markets

Graph:  Poten & Partners

 Brazil stays in the spotlight - Tanker Research & Consulting department at Poten & Partners takes a look at the tanker market in the country.   The Rio Olympics were successfully concluded on August 21. Ten days later, on Wednesday, August 31

Port Everglades, Panama Canal Renew Partnership

Port Everglades joins the Panama Canal Expansion Celebration in June with Chief Executive Steve Cernak (middle), joined by Port Tampa Bay CEO Paul Anderson (right), presenting a plaque on behalf of the Florida Ports Council for a presentation to Oscar E. Bazán V., Executive Vice President, Planning and Business Development, Panama Canal Authority (left).

Port Everglades and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) have renewed their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to promote trade opportunities for another five years. This renewal will extend their strategic alliance to 2021. The MOU solidifies both entities' dedication to growth and

Marine Premiums Drop 10%, Could get Worse

Patrizia Kern (Chairman)

The International Union of Marine Insurance – unveiling its annual statistical report on the marine insurance market at today’s conference in Genova, announced global underwriting premiums for 2015 of USD 29.9bn. This is a 10.5% reduction on the 2014 figure.

Iron: Implications in Shipping

Graph: Clarksons Research

Clarksons Research says that iron-based materials such as steel are used incredibly widely in the world’s industries today, with clear implications for shipping too.   The versatility and strength of steel has made it today’s most important construction material, with 1

Maersk Line's Improves Asia-West Coast South America network

Dean Rodin, Maersk Line Head of Latin America & Oceania.  Photo: Maersk Line A/S Video

 Maersk Line's new and improved Asia-West Coast South America network gives an optimised service to Chile and Peru with faster transit times and direct connections.   It also offers a new service with fast and direct connection to South Asia, the company said in its press release.

MPA Academy Trains Over 110 Global Maritime Leaders

Participants from various regions at the 6th Maritime Public Leaders Programme (MPLP). Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s (MPA) training arm, the MPA Academy (MPAA) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), jointly organised the 6th MPLP from 3 to 7 October 2016, with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) under the Singapore Cooperation

APL Increases Port Calls Of Asia Latin America Service

Photo:  APL

 The  ocean carrier APL has announced three additional ports of call for the weekly Asia Latin America Service (ALX).    Including Callao, Da Chan Bay and Valparaiso, the expanded ALX service will offer a more comprehensive coverage across Asia, Manzanillo in Mexico

Matrix PDM Signs Licensing Deal with GTT

Photo: GTT

 GTT's Houston-based US subsidiary, GTT North America (GTT NA), has signed a license agreement with the American engineering company Matrix PDM Engineering.   The agreement was signed at the Matrix Service Company headquarters in Tulsa, OK

Deviation Of MSC Services in Freeport Following Hurricane Matthew

Photo: Mediterranean Shipping Company

 Following the severity of Hurricane Matthew last week, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) Freeport terminal operator in the Bahamas has temporarily halted operations, in order to repair cranes and ensure full safety and security within container yards.  

Delay of Shipping SOx Law Could Endanger 200K Lives -Study

Photo: Rochester Institute of Technology.

 The implementation of a global low-sulphur fuel law for ships in 2020 would prevent 200,000 premature deaths globally, a health study by a group of researchers from the United States and Finland reveals.   A report in the Guardian quoting an unpublished International Maritime

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