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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Jindal Says BP, Coast Guard Response Inadequate

According to a May 23 report from The New York Times, Louisiana state and local officials repeatedly threatening to take matters into our own hands if the response to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill fell short. At a news conference, Gov. Bobby Jindal recited a timeline of his requests to BP and the Coast Guard for containment boom, skimmers and other supplies, saying that the resources were still far from adequate weeks later. (Source: The New York Times)

Horizon Lines’ New Class III Director

The Board of Directors of Horizon Lines, Inc. (NYSE:HRZ) appointed Bobby J. Griffin to fill an existing vacancy as a Class III Director of the Company effective June 9, 2010. Griffin served as President, International Operations of Ryder System, Inc., a global provider of transportation, logistics and supply chain management solutions from March 2005 to March 2007. Between 1986 and 2005, Griffin served in various other management positions with Ryder System, including Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations and President of ATE Management and Services Company, acquired by Ryder in 1986. Griffin serves on the boards of Hanesbrands, Inc. and United Rentals, Inc. He holds a B.A.

Globalstar Relocates to Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal joined Globalstar Inc. CEO Peter Dalton, Globalstar Inc. Chairman Jay Monroe, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret, St. Tammany Parish President Kevin Davis and Greater New Orleans Inc. President and CEO Michael Hecht to announce Globalstar will relocate its corporate headquarters to Covington, La., from Milpitas, Calif. Additionally, Globalstar will relocate a variety of other global business functions to Covington, including product development, finance, accounting, sales, marketing, corporate communications and customer care.

This Day in Coast Guard History – September 1

1789-An act of Congress provided for the registering and clearing of vessels and the regulation of the coastwise trade, thus laying the foundation of American navigation laws which, until 1912, embodied the marine policy of the United States. 1894-An armed guard of Revenue Cutter Service personnel were placed on the Pribiloff Islands to protect seals. 1938-The Coast Guard assumed responsibility for the Maritime Service. 1939-The armed forces of Nazi Germany invaded Poland, beginning World War II. 1942- On 1 September 1942 Joseph C. Jenkins was given a temporary promotion to warrant officer (Boatswain); becoming the first African-American warrant officer in the Coast Guard.

Indonesia: Port Operation to Go Online in September

Port of Tanjung Priok (Image by PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia)

The Indonesian government is expected to start operation of a new online system at the country’s four major ports in September this year. The operation of the long awaited Inaportnet system, which will allow traders to request clearances and permits online to move cargoes will be operational by September this year, according to the Transportation Ministry's sea transportation director general, Bobby Mamahit. Tanjung Priok port has already operated the system since last year and it is expected to be integrated into the country’s three other main seaports…

Metal Shark Boats Gets Louisiana Governor's Award

Award ceremony: Photo LED

Louisiana Economic Development (LED) inform that Gov. Bobby Jindal has presented Metal Shark Boats, (headquartered in Jeanerette in Iberia Parish) with the Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence. The Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence is periodically awarded by the governor to businesses that grow and provide more opportunity, more jobs and more commerce for the state of Louisiana. Metal Shark Boats has grown from an employment of 75 in 2012 to 200 employees today.

Royal Olympic Considering Proposals

Royal Olympic Cruises Lines stated that a special committee of its outside directors has been considering proposals and alliances involving the company and/or its majority shareholder, ROC Holdings. Consisting of Bobby Melnick, Michael Jolliffe and Nicholas Pisaris, the committee is considering proposals such as a sale of a controlling interest in ROC Holdings that would not involve an offer to purchase the company's publicly held shares.

Chang, Bray To Receive 1999 Connie Awards

The 1999 Containerization & Intermodal Institute's Connie Awards will be presented to Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Yung-fa Chang and J. Robert Bray, Executive Director of the Virginia Port Authority. The awards will be presented at an industry-wide luncheon Dec. 14, 1999 at the Marriott World Trade Center in New York. Both recipients were selected through an industry ballot. Group Chairman Chang is being honored for his leadership in founding and developing Evergreen into one of the world's largest container carriers with innovative round-the-world services serving every continent. Mr. Bray, recently installed chairman of the America Association of Port Authorities…

Former Louisiana Governor Indicted

Former Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and his son were indicted on federal charges in connection with a riverboat casino corruption investigation. Also charged in the case were three Edwards associates and a state senator. Edwards was charged with 30 counts, including racketeering, extortion, conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and illegal wiretapping, in connection with extracting money from applicants for riverboat casino licenses, or, in the case of the wiretapping, trying the thwart the federal investigation. The riverboats were Treasure Chest, in suburban New Orleans, Players in Lake Charles, Belle of Baton Rouge and the 15th riverboat license, which has not yet been granted. The maximum penalty is 350 years, $7.25 million fine and restitution or forfeiture of $3.1 million.

Oil States Industries To Expand U.S. Operations

Adding to its growing list of subsidiaries, Arlington, Texas-based Oil States Industries, Inc. has decided to further its expansion prospects with the addition of CE Marine, Inc. Operating under the new name Oil States Skagit Smatco, the company, headquartered in Houma, La. will provide mooring systems, winches, pipe handling and other custom fabricated equipment to the Marine Industry. The company was originally formed in 1997 by Continental Ernsco as a result of the merging of SMATCO Industries, Inc. and Skagit Products. With Bobby Thompson continuing as the new company's president, Oil States will operate sales and engineering offices in Houston, Texas and Mount Vernon, Wash.

Subsea Houston 2002 To be Held Sept. 24

Subsea Houston 2002 will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2002 at the Houston Intercontinental Hotel. This, the 3rd annual conference, is expected to be attended by well in excess of 300 delegates. Last year's event, held at the Westchase Hilton and Towers was attended by hundreds of operators, subsea manufacturers, financial analysts and leading offshore service and supply companies. The focus of this year's event is development beyond 10,000 FSW. Quest Offshore announced the appointment of oits ur Subsea Houston Advisory Committee whose members will help guide the program and presentations.

St. Johns Delivers for Vane Brothers

Philadelphia is the fifth of eight new tugs being built by St. Johns Ship Building for Vane Brothers (Photo: St. Johns Ship Building)

St. Johns Ship Building has delivered the newly built tug Philadelphia to owner Vane Brothers. Philadelphia is the fifth of eight new hulls for Vane Brothers in the Elizabeth Anne tug series consisting of 100 feet LOA, 4,200 HP twin screw tugs. “[Philadelphia] is identical to all the others in the series in regards to specifications and outfitting but, as most shipbuilders know, when you build vessels in a series each one will be just a little better than the previous. That is true with the Philadelphia,” said Bobby Barfield, VP of Operations, St. Johns Ship Building.

Superior Performance Promotes Sales Manager

Bobby Hodge

Superior Performance Inc., a company in premium threaded tubing and casing products and services, has promoted Bobby Hodge to sales manager, announced CEO Louis Roth. Hodge will report to Roth and will work toward meeting sales quotas and company deadlines in the Houston sales division. He will assist the sales staff by serving the existing customer base and creating new business strategies. Additionally, Hodge will predict revenue volume for existing and new products. With previous experience as a sales representative…

Vane Brothers’ New Tug Christened

Vane tugboat New York being christened by St. Johns Ship Building Human Resources Manager Carla Newkirk (Photo: Vane Brothers)

The newest Vane Brothers tugboat, the New York, was christened during a brief ceremony June 12 at St. The New York is the sixth of eight 4,200-horsepower, model-bow tugs contracted through St. Johns by Vane Brothers. Headquartered in Baltimore, Vane Brothers also conducts operations from a facility in Brooklyn and other locations along the U.S. East Coast. More than 50 Vane Brothers tugboats are primarily tasked with towing petroleum barges engaged in the North Atlantic coastwise trade. Bobby Barfield, St.

Glenn Joins MLA Board of Directors

Bobby Glenn, an attorney with the law firm of Hunter Maclean, was elected to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Maritime Law Association (MLA) of the United States. The announcement was made during the May 3, 2002 MLA meeting in New York. Glenn, who practices in the areas of admiralty law, construction litigation and alternative dispute resolution, has been a member of the MLA since 1978. He has extensive experience handling admiralty matters including personal injury and property damage cases, charter party disputes, crew wage disputes, maritime lien cases and vessel arrests.

National Waterways Foundation Elects New Trustees

The National Waterways Foundation has elected six new trustees at its recent meeting in October in Chicago, IL. They are Rev. Dr. Jean Smith , Executive Director, Seamen’s Church Institute (New York, NY); Ms. Teri Goodmann , Development Director, Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium (Dubuque, IA); Mr. Charles Jones , Chairman of the Board, Amherst/Madison Coal & Supply Company (Charleston, WV); Mr. Terry Becker , President, Riverway Co. (Minneapolis, MN); Mr. Robert (Bobby) Guthans, (retired, formerly President and CEO, Midstream Fuel Service, Inc., Mobile, AL); and Mr. Robert Nichol , President, Moffatt & Nichol Engineers (Long Beach, CA).

InfraCal Meter Measures Soot in Diesel Engine Oils

InfraCal Soot Meter. Photo: Wilks

The InfraCal Soot Meter, from Wilks, provides users with a rapid, onsite ASTM Method D7686 for measuring soot concentration levels in diesel engine oils. Soot levels as high as 12-15% are easily measured in 30 seconds. This compact, pushbutton analyzer provides direct readout of the percent of suspended carbon (soot) in the diesel engine lubricating oil without sample preparation, dilution, or solvents and messy transmission cells to clean. Since the InfraCal Soot Meter was specifically designed for easy…

Edison Chouest to Expand Louisiana Operations

Governor Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Economic Development Secretary (LED) Stephen Moret and company officials announced today that Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) will expand its Louisiana shipyard operations at the Port of Terrebonne. The $10 million investment being requested by Governor Jindal in the second special session will help bring 1,000 new jobs with an average annual salary of $54,000. At the Port of Terrebonne, Edison Chouest Offshore, through its sister company LaShip, will build vessels to support growing deepwater offshore oil and gas industry needs for vessels with hull lengths greater than 350 feet. Pending legislative approval, the state will provide $10 million to support infrastructure improvements at the Port of Terrebonne to accommodate the company's expansion investment.

Port of New Orleans seeks State Help

Officials with the Port of New Orleans called on the state to help pay for its $1b master plan, which outlines development projects to be completed by 2020, the Times Picayune reported. Port President and CEO Gary P. LaGrange said his agency needs far more than the $25m Gov. Bobby Jindal promised to dedicate to the expansion of the Napoleon Avenue Container Terminal, the centerpiece of the port's master plan. Jindal asked the Legislature this week to dedicate about $28 million of the state's $1 billion budget surplus to the Port of New Orleans. The bulk of that, or about $25 million, would go to building the second phase of the port's Napoleon Avenue terminal.

USCG: Missing Cargo Ship El Faro Believed to Have Sunk

The U.S. Coast Guard now believes that the missing cargo ship El Faro sank after sailing into the path of Hurricane Joaquin in the Bahamas, a spokesman said on Monday. Rescuers continue to search for survivors, said Chief Petty Officer Bobby Nash in Miami. "It's still an active search and rescue," he said.   (Reporting by Colleen Jenkins)

Officers Elected at Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Blaine Sheets (Photo courtesy Port of Greater Baton Rouge)

The board of commissioners for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge recently elected officers for 2014. Officers elected include Blaine Sheets, Ascension Parish, president; Clint Seneca, Iberville Parish, vice president; Corey Sarullo, Iberville Parish, secretary; and Bobby Watts, East Baton Rouge, treasurer. Blaine Sheets, president, is president of Specialized Industrial Maintenance in Gonzales and is a former member of the Board of Commissioners for the Pontchartrain Levee District. Clint Seneca, vice president, is the chief deputy assessor for the Iberville Parish Assessor's Office.

Louisiana Cat: A ‘Gold Level’ Cat Propulsion Dealer

Erika Hamrick, Cat Marine Regional Sales Manager Americas (left), officially recognizes Robert “Bobby” Webb, CEO at Louisiana Cat, as the first Cat Propulsion Dealer in the Americas (center). Also pictured is Mike Jennings, General Manager (right). (Photo: Louisiana Cat)

Erika Hamrick, Cat Marine Regional Sales Manager Americas officially recognizes Robert “Bobby” Webb, CEO at Louisiana Cat as the first Cat Propulsion Dealer in the Americas (left) Official document signing at the Reserve, La headquarters by Erika Hamrick and Bobby Webb. An official signing of the Cat Propulsion Dealer Agreement with Louisiana Cat commenced on August 22, 2016. Louisiana Cat has become the first Caterpillar Dealership in the Americas to reach all requirements for training and technical sales and support to become a Gold level dealer for the full line of Cat Propulsion equipment.

Virginia Leads US in Shipbuilding Jobs

Alexander Manning pulls a piece of track into position at Newport News Shipbuilding under a transfer car for the submarine John Marner (SSN 785). Photo by Chris Oxley

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) today joined with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), Senator Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Congressman Rob Wittman (R-Va.) and Congressman Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-Va.), to highlight new data that shows Virginia ranks first among all U.S. states in shipbuilding with 63,650 jobs, far and above any other state. These jobs pump more than $5.5 billion into Virginia’s economy every year. The U.S. shipyard industrial base in Virginia and across the nation is vital to America’s national and economic security. Private U.S.

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