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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.


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.


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


LCL Strengthens U.S. Presence

LCL is pleased to announce that Mr. Hans Christian Jensen will join the USA organization on November 1, 2005. Mr. Jensen (36) has a solid background in shipping as well as logistics. In the early 90’s, Hans Christian began working with J. Lauritzen in Copenhagen. Since 1994, he has worked overseas in Mexico, USA and Brazil, where he held several different positions in operations, chartering and general management within the J. Lauritzen Group.


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


Atlantic Basin Crude Oil Surplus Bound for Asian Markets Says Report

Tankship bow view: Image in public domain

The growth in crude production in the Atlantic Basin will have a profound impact on regional crude supply/demand balances. According to PIRA Energy Group, a sizeable crude surplus will develop within the region, and crude will be forced to seek markets elsewhere, primarily in the rapidly growing countries in Asia. The Atlantic Basin is broadly defined as including the Americas, Europe, and Africa. According to PIRA


Brazil's Rousseff Says Petrobras Critics Distorting Facts

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Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Monday lashed out at critics of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, saying accusations of corruption, cost-overruns and stagnation at the state-run oil company were politically-motivated. "I won't tolerate any type of wrongdoing, criminal action


OGX lands $73 Mln loan

 Bankrupt Brazilian oil company Óleo and Gás Participações SA, formerly known as OGX, has obtained a $73.2 million loan to finance exports and related costs, the company said on Tuesday in a securities filing.


Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV Merger Finalized

Michael Behrendt, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag-Lloyd (left), and Oscar Hasbún, CEO of CSAV, today at Ballin House (Hapag-Lloyd headquarters) in Hamburg after the signing.

Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV binding agreement signed / In return for contributing its container business, CSAV becomes new core shareholder of Hapag-Lloyd / Hapag-Lloyd becomes the world’s fourth-largest liner shipping company Hapag-Lloyd AG and Compañía Sud Americana de Vapores


Keppel Q1 Profits Dip Slightly

Maersk Intrepid was delivered by Keppel in Q1 2014 (Photo courtesy Maersk)

The Keppel Corporation released its limited unaudited results for the first quarter ending March31, 2014, reporting a 5% decrease in net profits to S$339 million compared to Q1 2013's S$357 million, though the company attributed the decline to one-off gains from the reversal of provision from the


Transportation & Logistics CEOs More Optimistic: New Report

Brian Molefe CEO Transnet: Video still photo

According to a recent report from PwC, transportation & logistics, CEOs are more optimistic this year compared to last despite having some big worries, like transport infrastructure readiness. They’re currently focusing on developing a strong workforce, where they need it


Batista companies extend test in Brazil offshore field

Brazilian tycoon Eike Batista's bankrupt shipmaker and sister oil company are extending tests in the offshore Tubarão Azul field until March 7, according to a Wednesday securities filing. OSX Brasil SA said its OSX-1 platform would continue tests in the field operated by Oleo e Gas


Continued Success for Liebherr Cranes in Latin America

LHM 600 (with a 12meter tower extension) at the Buenos Aires Container Terminal

The Latin America region continues to invest in advanced port equipment, as Liebherr Maritime Cranes recently received orders for seven additional mobile harbor cranes (LHM), type LHM 550, LHM 600 and LBS 600. Liebherr reported 2013 success in the same region


Crewtoo Launches Online Maritime Jobs Board

Crewtoo, an online network dedicated to seafarers, launched an online maritime jobs board. Founded by KVH Media Group, part of KVH Industries, Inc. (KVHI), Crewtoo, which says it has more than 100,000 members,  is premiering the service today in Stamford, Connecticut, at Shipping 2014


CaroTrans Launches Direct Le Havre to Houston

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Strategic European hub location offers fastest transits from France to U.S. Gulf. CaroTrans announced a new, weekly LCL export service from Le Havre, France to Houston which will commence April 5. This direct service shortens shipping time by 5-11 days for freight moving from France to the U.S


SC Ports Welcomes New Coffee Warehouse

Today Dupuy Storage and Forwarding, LLC opens its newest coffee warehouse and handling facility in North Charleston to serve the rising levels of imported coffee beans through the SC Ports Authority. Coffee volumes at the Port of Charleston are up 60 percent over the last two years


POSH attracts Hwang, Fortress as IPO investors

PACC Offshore Services Holdings (POSH), part of the empire of Malaysia's richest man Robert Kuok, has roped in Hwang Investment Management Berhad and Fortress Capital Asset Management as cornerstone investors for its Singapore listing, which sources close to the matter said could raise about $400


Trans Atlantic Tanker Rates Higher

Clean tanker rates on the transatlantic route edged higher on Monday helped by light bookings although the market continued to struggle with a glut of vessels. Rates for medium-range (MR) tankers for 37,000 tonne cargoes on the TC2 route from Rotterdam to New York were at W124


Shale Revolution Reverses Global Energy Flow

Source: US Energy Information Administration (EIA), JKEMP

The United States has replaced OPEC as the marginal petroleum supplier to the world thanks to the shale revolution and improvements in automotive fuel efficiency. Net U.S. imports of crude and products have halved over the last five years


Panama Canal to Host International Maintenance Congress

 Experts from the United States, Latin America and Europe will participate in the second Panama Canal International Maintenance Congress to be held on August 27 – 29, 2014, within the framework of the waterway’s centennial.  


French foreign minister meets Raul Castro on historic visit to Cuba

 France's foreign minister met with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday during the first visit to the island by such a high-ranking French official in 31 years and a sign of the quickening pace of improving ties between the European Union and Havana.  


 
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