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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Executive Director

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

NOL Appoints New CEO, CFO

Nicolas Sartini (Photo: NOL)

Amid a takeover by France’s CMA CGM, Singapore container shipper Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has named a new chief executive officer and chief financial officer.   Nicolas Sartini will take over as chief executive officer, succeeding Ng Yat Chung, who has served as NOL president and CEO since 2011.   New chief financial officer Serge Corbel will join Sartini as executive directors of the newly constituted 10-member NOL board.  

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

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

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

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.

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

Royal IHC Buys Into Rotterdam Offshore Group

Photo: Royal IHC

 Royal IHC has announced its acquisition of 50% of the share capital of Rotterdam Offshore Group (ROG).    The agreement will enable IHC to strengthen its ship repair and conversion capabilities with the addition of a dedicated facility in Rotterdam, which has uninterrupted access to open sea.   Rotterdam Offshore Group has a strong reputation in the worldwide maritime and offshore industry for dockside and on-site services

DMCA Briefs ‘Sea Dubai’ Initiative

Photo: Dubai Maritime City Authority

 Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) praised the ‘Sea Dubai’ initiative launched by the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA).    He described the initiative as instrumental to leveraging the cooperation between key stakeholders in the maritime business in public and private sectors towards boosting the competitiveness of Dubai as a prominent global maritime leisure destination

Suez Canal Orders Two Cutter Suction Dredgers

(Image: Royal IHC)

The Egyptian Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has placed an order for two custom-built 29,190kW heavy-duty rock cutter suction dredgers (CSDs).   SCA has signed a contract with Royal IHC for the design and construction of two CSDs, which will be built in The Netherlands and are expected to be delivered in 2020   The vessels will have an overall length of 147.4 meters and provide a maximum dredging depth of 35 meters. In addition, they will offer accommodation facilities for 73 people

Interlake Steamship Joins Green Marine

(Photo: The Interlake Steamship Company)

The Interlake Steamship Company has become the first U.S. Great Lakes ship owner to join Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for the maritime industry in North America.   As the largest privately held U.S.-flagged fleet on the Great Lakes, the Interlake Steamship Company is propelled by a long-term vision to make its vessels the most efficient and environmentally responsible in the shipping industry.  

MPA, ReCAAP Join in Combating Piracy

Speakers and participants of the inaugural Capacity Building Executive Programme. Photo:  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA Japan) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), in cooperation with the ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ReCAAP ISC), jointly launched the inaugural Capacity Building Executive Programme on combating piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia in Singapore.   The Capacity Building Executive Programme—targeted at senior-level personnel with 10 to 15 years of experience and above in maritime

Los Angeles, Long Beach Ports Update Clean Air Action Plan

Photo: Port of Long Beach

 As the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (POLA/POLB) begin final consideration of their updated 2017 Clean Air Action Plan, regulators must embrace the future role of diesel technology in the global goods movement sector and the substantial, immediate clean air and climate benefits that the latest clean diesel technologies offer.   Because of its unique combination of power, performance, efficiency, reliability, durability and availability

Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Design Passes ABS Review

(Image: University of Maine)

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.   “UMaine is pleased that its innovative design became the first floating wind turbine concrete semisubmersible hull to be reviewed by ABS, and found to meet the ABS requirements,” said Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P

Largest Ship to Visit US East Coast Calls Savannah

The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt enters the mouth of the Savannah River Friday, September 1, 2017. The 14,000-TEU vessel is the largest to ever call on the Port of Savannah. (Photo: Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton)

The largest containership ever to serve the U.S. East Coast, the 14,414 TEU CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt, called the Port of Savannah on Friday.   Working the vessel with seven cranes at the 1,200-acre Garden City Terminal, the Port of Savannah is expected to move 4,500 containers (approximately 8,000 TEUs) on and off the ship. The GPA will work six other vessels simultaneous to the Roosevelt.   “Not only do these massive ships play to Savannah's strengths

DMCA Training for Marine Drivers

Photo: Dubai Maritime City Authority

 The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed the growing demand for marine driving licenses in the Emirate of Dubai as reflected by the high volume of applications for marine crews operating within local waters.    In response, the DMCA’s Maritime Traffic Management team ensures the Skippers’ Evaluation course being provided to Skippers with a one-hour briefing class on ‘Marine Knowledge for Boat Operation’ with a focus on deepening and

Port of Corpus Starts Recovery after Hurricane Harvey

File photo: Port of Corpus Christi

The Port of Corpus Christi has begun its recovery efforts after initial assessments show light to moderate damage and debris from the impact of Harvey, which hit the major port as a Category 4 hurricane, the port director said on Sunday.   "We are completing our initial assessments and are working with the Army Corps of Engineers to start a channel survey as early as tomorrow and expect a successful recovery effort," said John LaRue, the port's executive director.

Alexander Acosta visits APM Terminals

Photo: APM Terminals

 APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles hosted U.S. Secretary of Labor R. Alexander Acosta today, as he toured the world’s largest proprietary container terminal, and met with leadership officials of the International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union, (ILWU) and the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) as his first official visit to an American port operation since being confirmed as a member of the Trump Cabinet in April this year.   

Voith Opens 'Digital Campus' in Raleigh

From left to right: Ashley Cagle, Wake County Economic Development; Stephan Keuschnigg-Zingl, Voith Digital Solutions; Marc Begin, Voith Digital Solutions; Representative Cynthia Ball, N.C. House of Representatives; Darryl Stevenson, Voith Digital Solutions; Rene Habets, Voith Digital Solutions; and Jenn Bosser, City of Raleigh, Office of Economic Development and Innovation. (Photo: Voith)

 Voith marked the opening of its new high-tech campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday that was joined by many key Voith executives and local dignitaries and community leaders.   The Digital Campus is the latest venture of the Voith Digital Solutions Division (DS): a campus where bright minds come together to learn, teach, discover and bring the Internet of Things to life for all of Voith’s platforms

PSA, PIL, IBM on Blockchain Development

Photo: Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd

 Ocean carrier Pacific International Lines (PIL), terminal operator PSA International and IBM plan to utilize blockchain for better security, efficiency and transparency in supply chain business networks and trade finance.  Three companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today to explore and trial proof of concept (POC) blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations.   The MOU was signed by Ms Lisa Teo

Undersea Technology: A Strategic Rhode Island Advantage

Molly Donohue Magee

In 1869, the U.S. Navy’s first research facility—the Naval Torpedo Station—was built on Newport, Rhode Island’s Goat Island. This rich history continues today, as the state is home to the Naval Undersea Warfare Center, which provides the technical foundation to ensure the U.S. Navy’s undersea superiority. Fitting for “the Ocean State,” we have identified more than 170 Rhode Island organizations that touch undersea technology—and we believe that

GranInvestimentos and Royal IHC Join Forces

Brazilian company GranInvestimentos and Dutch company Royal IHC are joining forces to deliver integrated life cycle solutions to customers in the oil and gas sector. Through this partnership, both companies are set to increase their operational and service activities, and expand their presence in Latin America.   The association came into effect when IHC acquired a 50 percent share of GranEnergia – a subsidiary of GranInvestimentos that is active in the oil and gas market

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