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MOL Names New Trade Management EVP/COO

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.


SeaArk Promotes McClendon To V.P.

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.


National Sea Grant Review Panel - Meeting

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


Massachusetts Port Welcomes New Cranes

Photo by Lisa Langone

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


Jo-Kell Appoints Marchi COO

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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


Teekay Shipping Appoints New Director

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


Toyen Appointed President of Seaworthy Systems

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.


Excellence Award for Liebherr Mining by Balanced Scorecard Institute

Balanced Scorecard Institute Award

For their strong commitment to leadership, strategic management, performance analysis and continuous improvement, Liebherr Mining Equipment Newport News Co. has been awarded the 2014 Award for Excellence by the Balanced Scorecard Institute (BSI). The entreprise has developed and deployed a comprehensive strategic planning and management system in order to affect company-wide transformation and change. As described by BSI, the award is based on the company’s executive leadership


Sobon CFO of Drew Marine

Photo courtesy Drew Marine USA, Inc.

Drew Marine USA, Inc. announced the appointment of Walter Sobon as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Sobon will be responsible for all finance and treasury functions, information systems and financial strategic planning. Sobon joins Drew Marine from Constar International Inc., an $800m publicly traded manufacturer of plastic containers, where he was CFO. Prior to Constar, Sobon was CFO for VWR International, a $2.8b provider of chemicals, equipment and services


House Passes DHS Appropriations Bill

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


Transdev Sees Return to Profit, Ferry Unit Blocks Veolia Deal

French transport firm Transdev expects to return to profit this year, but sees no quick solution for its troubled Mediterranean ferry unit SNCM, which is blocking a reshuffle in Transdev shareholdings between Veolia and state-owned bank CDC.


Flinders Adelaide Orders Liebherr Container Cranes

Photo: Liebherr Container Cranes

Liebherr Container Cranes has recently signed a contract for the supply of two ship to shore container cranes to Flinders Adelaide Container Terminal in South Australia. The container cranes were purchased as part of a 30-year strategic plan to boost service levels at the Port Adelaide Terminal


BMT Fleet Technology Names Byrtus President

Darcy Byrtus

BMT Fleet Technology Ltd., a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd., an international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, has announced the appointment of Darcy Byrtus as President. Darcy joins BMT from General Dynamics Canada where he held the post of Director of Business


Ingalls Shipbuilding Appoint Mike Lipski VP Business Development

Mike Lipski: Photo credit HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries' Ingalls Shipbuilding division inform that Mike Lipski will be the company's vice president of business development, effective April 1, 2014. HII explain that Lipski will be responsible for coordinating capture team efforts for new contracts and managing all


Petrobras Cuts Spending, Quarter Profits Fall 19%

Photo: Petrobras

By Jeb Blount, Reuters Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras moved to check years of missed targets, soaring costs and rising debt by scaling back near-term investments and setting a limit on long-term growth. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as Petrobras is formally known


Dubai Maritime City Launch Sustainability Program

Map image courtesy of DMCA

Dubai Maritime City has launched a strategic initiative to focus on the sustainable future of the Emirate’s maritime industry in cooperation with Dubai Supreme Council of Energy. Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating


TCO Awarded £75 million Statoil Contract

L-R Rune Moan, managing director of TCO UK and Keith Woodford, global product line director, TCO

TCO AS and the daughter company TCO UK, providers of well completion technologies to the global oil and gas industry, have secured a contract with Statoil AS worth an estimated 750 million NOK (75 million GBP). The exclusive contract will require TCO to provide the total scope of chemical


Herbert-ABS Opens Singapore Office

Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC, a marine regulatory, load management, salvage and ship design software company, has opened an office in Singapore to reinforce service and support for Asia-based shipowners, operators and shipyards, the company said.


MARAD Kicks-Off First National Maritime Strategy Symposium

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) today welcomed industry stakeholders to the first-ever National Maritime Strategy Symposium, a three-day conference aimed at supporting the growth of the U.S. maritime industry and ensuring the availability of U.S


The Trinidad & Tobago Maritime Sector

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Shipbuilding, repair endorsed by government to diversify economy The recent 2013-14 National Budget of Trinidad and Tobago firmly highlighted the government’s intention to endorse Shipbuilding and Repair as a means of diversifying our traditional oil and gas economy.


Floating Production Systems: Market Update

Petrobras’ P-55 FPU in Rio Grande, Brazil, where it was built to BV class.

Currently, 319 oil/gas floating production units are now in service, on order or being remarketed for reuse.  FPSOs account for 66% of the existing systems, 73% of systems on order. Another 25 floating LNG processing systems are in service or on order


Carnival Appoint First Chief Maritime Officer

William Burke: Photo courtesy of US Naval Academy

Carnival Corporation & plc has appointed US Navy retired Vice Admiral William Burke to the newly created position of Chief Maritime Officer, effective December 9, 2013. Burke will report directly to Chief Operations Officer Alan Buckelew and will have oversight of the company's


FleetPlan Helps Generate Cost Savings

FleetPlan

Fleet management solutions are designed to help cut costs associated with maintaining vessels by streamlining your workflow. FleetPlan manages risk, warranties and supports facility management. HMC’s FleetPlan optimizes fleet planning to reduce downtime.


Grennan to Head Global Diving & Salvage

Devon Grennan

After more than 30 years as founders and owners of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., Tim Beaver and John Graham continue to remain excited about the future of the company. This month, they announced the newest chapter in Global’s history; Devon Grennan, President for the past four years


National Freight Advisory Approves Harbor Maintenance Tax

The National Freight Advisory Committee yesterday unanimously approved a recommendation to pass legislation that will ensure that the Harbor Maintenance Tax is utilized for its intended purpose - to keep the nation's harbors and channels dredged and maintained at their maximum authorized depth for


 
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