Tsuyoshi Yoshida has been appointed as the new executive vice president and CEO of Trade Management for MOL (America) Inc. Yoshida will have responsibility for pricing, security, business and network planning, as well as trade administration. He will also sit on MOL America's Board of Directors. A 25-year company veteran, Yoshida has extensive experience through positions held in MOL’s sales, marketing, pricing, operations, network planning and trade management organizations in Tokyo and Europe. Most recently, he was the General Manager of the Strategic Planning & Asset Group in Tokyo. Yoshida is a graduate of Yokohama National University with a baccalaureate degree in Business Management. Yoshida succeeds Toshiya Konishi who is returning to Tokyo as the General Manager of the Liner Division’s Strategic Planning & Asset Management Group. Konishi led MOL America’s Trade Management organization during a turnaround in the company’s profitability which achieved record levels in 2005.
Jo-Kell Inc., an electrical distribution and engineering company has named Adrian Marchi as their Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Marchi, who had been Sr. Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Agilquest, will be responsible for overall company performance and ensuring the future growth of Jo-Kell Inc. Mr. Marchi is a senior business executive with a background in operations and strategic planning, while developing and executing market penetration initiatives. He has a Ph.D
The Massachusetts Port Authority recently welcomed the arrival of its two low-profile and four RTG cranes acquired from the Port of Oakland. The cranes fulfill an essential component of Massport’s modernization strategic plan for growth and greater economic benefit, and will bring enhanced efficiency at Conley Container Terminal in South Boston. The low-profile style is needed because the terminal is under the flight path of a runway at Boston Logan International Airport
Martin Toyen, formerly chief operating officer, has been promoted to president of Seaworthy Systems. Toyen, who has been with Seaworthy Systems since February 1979, will assume the day-to-day operation of the company and its subsidiary corporations. He will also assist in new product/services development as well as strategic planning issues.
Robin McClendon, former marketing director for SeaArk Marine and SeaArk Boats has been promoted to vice president of marketing and communications for both companies. In her new position, McClendon will head all internal and external communications, and will be responsible for overseeing the year-long strategic plans of both companies.
The National Sea Grant Review Panel, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), will meet in Washington, DC on November 15-16. Topics on the agenda include program evaluation, strategic planning, and science and technology programs. 70 Fed. Reg. 66351 Source: HK Law
Teekay Shipping has elected Eileen A. Mercier to its Board of Directors to fill the vacancy created by the retirement yesterday of Steve G.K. Hsu, who had served on Teekay's board since 1993. Mercier has more than 30 years experience in a variety of financial and strategic planning positions, including senior vice president and CFO for Abitib-Price from 1990 until 1995. Since then, Mercier has served as president of Finvoy Management
GAC has appointed Neil Godfrey as its Group Sales Director for the Shipping Division. The new post has been created as part of GAC's strategic plan to build the company's global platform.Godfrey currently serves as GAC's Marketing Manager for the Americas region, working from Ridgefield, Conn. He will assume the new position on September 1. He will be based in London and report to Lars Peter Heisselberg, Group Vice President - Shipping Division in Jebel Ali, Dubai
Stratos Global Corporation announced that Sir Robert Walmsley and Mr. Michael Bayer were elected as new members of the Corporation's Board of Directors at its annual general meeting held May 11, 2006. Sir Robert Walmsley was Chief of Defence Procurement at the UK Ministry of Defense ("MoD") from 1996 until his retirement from public service in 2003. Prior to his MoD appointment, Sir Robert was a career officer in the Royal Navy
The US House of Representatives passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 (H.R. 5441) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes. If adopted the bill would, among other things, withhold $10 million from the Secretary until a comprehensive port, container, and cargo security strategic plan is submitted to Congress; provide $5
The Arctic Voyage Planning Guide (AVPG), published by Fisheries & Oceans Canada, is a strategic planning tool for vessels navigating the Canadian Arctic. The government publishers begin by explaining that the guide, a compilation of data and services relevant to mariners
The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) announce two senior executive appointments to further position the company for its next phase of growth. The company says its major transformation and investment program which is underway, calls for a new operating model to support the business
Earth Dragon Resources, Inc. announced that it secured the research on four World War II shipwrecks and is moving to the planning phase of the project. This phase will include additional research on the four wrecks and strategic planning for surveying the wrecks.
Captain Steve Palmer, Vice-President Moran Shipping Agencies, receives USCG's Meritorious Public Service award. Making the presentation on behalf of the Commandant, Rear Admiral D. B. Abel spoke as follows: "The Commandant takes great pleasure in presenting the U. S
Strategic Marine, a specialist shipbuilder operating in Singapore and Vietnam, has delivered the Njord Curlew, a high-grade crew transfer and service vessel for Njord Offshore, the UK fleet operator specialising in supply services for the growing offshore windfarm sector.
Aker Solutions ASA release fourth quarter and preliminary annual results 2012. Aker Solutions reported revenues of NOK 12.0 billion and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of NOK 1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012
DOT Announces Proposal to Establish ‘National Freight Network’. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has announced the establishment of a National Freight Advisory Committee to provide recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system
Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has named Brad Farnsworth as Chief Financial Officer, announced Chief Executive Officer Bob Vilyus. Based in Houston, Farnsworth will report to the CEO and assume a strategic role in
Greene’s Energy Group (GEG), a provider of integrated testing, rentals and specialty services, has promoted Maury Dumba to Senior Vice President of Business Development, announced CEO Bob Vilyus. Dumba, who is based in Houston
Geodis Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Martin-Neuville as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Freight Board Member of Geodis Wilson with immediate effect. Eric will be taking over responsibility from Fernando Gea who is retiring from his position as COO of Geodis
Plans are in hand to convert one of the two diesel oil-fuelled 'Austen-class' ferries to use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). A pilot program conducted on one Staten Island Ferry, if successful, could save the city nearly half the boat's fueling cost annually, reports the 'Staten Island Advance'
Their importance to the nation in a time of need The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Administration (MARAD), has designated particular ports around the United States as “strategic seaports
Two years after the co-operation agreement between Wuhan University of Technology (WHUT) and SENER for the use of FORAN, the System is actively and successfully used. Thanks to the agreement, a FORAN Technical Support Center was set up at this university, in October 2010
Class Society, ABS donates US$ 3-million to Stevens Institute of Technology to create a newlaboratory complex in the Davidson Laboratory. The donation will be used to create a new civil, mechanical and naval engineering laboratory complex in the Davidson Laboratory which will bear the Bureau's
Harrold van der Meer has joined the KOTUG group and will succeed Dorus Knegtel, the current COO & Vice President Business Development. Harrold van der Meer has a maritime background and more than 20 years experience in technical and operational management within the P&O Nedlloyd /