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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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China to Cut Steel Capacity by 2025

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China will shut down more outdated steel plants and bring total capacity to less than 1 billion tonnes by 2025, the president of the country's steel industry association said, adding that national demand for the metal is set to decline gradually. With more than three quarters of firms suffering losses as a result of a price-sapping capacity surplus, China vowed in early 2016 to shut 150-150 million tonnes of annual production in five years in a bid to raise profitability and utilisation rates in the sector. Its capacity then was estimated at 1.2 billion tonnes.

Pirate Attacks Grow in South America and Caribbean

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Pirate attacks around South American and Caribbean waters are growing, and violence is increasingly used during robberies committed on vessels at anchor, a report showed on Wednesday. The Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) non-profit group recorded 71 incidents in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017, a 163 percent increase over 2016. OBP said the majority of the attacks occurred in territorial waters, with around 59 percent of incidents involving robbery on yachts. Anchorages in Venezuela, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Colombia and St. Lucia were the regional hot spots during 2017, it said.

Fifth US Sorghum Vessel Heads to Spain

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The RB Eden vessel carrying 70,000 tonnes of U.S. sorghum is heading to the Spanish port of Cartagena, Thomson Reuters Eikon ship-tracking data showed, in what will be a fifth cargo of U.S. sorghum to be diverted from China to Spain.The ship had sailed towards the Spanish Canary Islands after turning around in the Indian Ocean. Having circled off the coast of Tenerife, it changed destination late on Monday to Cartagena in southern Spain, a regular import terminal for livestock feed grain, Eikon data showed.Traders had been expecting the RB Eden to go on to mainland Spain, like four other U.S.

Nickless VP Crowley Finance & Planning, Shipping & Logistics

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Crowley Maritime Corporation announced that David Nickless has been promoted to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley's shipping and logistics business line. He will remain domiciled in the company's Jacksonville office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In his new position he will support Crowley's liner and logistics business units, and be responsible for leading their finance and accounting functions and strategic business planning.

ZF Marine LLC Announces Personnel Changes

Roland “Bubba” Benoit – Account Manager, Commercial Craft. Roland’s years of experience as a technician with ZF Marine at our St. Rose, La. facility will serve him well as he works with fleet operators to expand ZF’s presence into the Texas Gulf and Inland River territories. Roland’s appointment reinforces ZF’s commitment to the workboat propulsion market in this region. Jay Denckla – Account Manager, West Coast. Jay, a long time Mathers and ZF Marine Electronics employee moves over to ZF Marine LLC. Jay’s intimate knowledge of electronic controls and thruster systems is going to be a great asset in working with Pleasure Craft customers on complete propulsion system solutions from ZF Marine. Josh Foster – Technical Representative.

Second Liftboat Delivered to Danos & Curole

Danos & Curole, Inc., of Larose, La., has recently taken delivery of the second of two state-of-the-art liftboats. The 200 class Luke David was delivered by Conrad Shipyards, and christened by Luke David, the grandson of CEO Al Danos. The vessel is fully electric, with open deck space totaling 7,000 sq. ft. The liftboat is outfitted with a 100-ton primary crane and a Z-drive propulsion system. Deck load capacity on Luke David is rated at 1.1 million lbs., making it the most versatile liftboat in the Gulf of Mexico, according to the company.

Seafarer Heroism Honored by USCG

The crew of the cargo ship Joseph L. Block was awarded the Coast Guard Capt. David P. Dobbins Award in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., March 12, 2016. The crew members received the award for their role in saving the life of a boater in Lake Michigan August 2015. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Sector Lake Michigan)

The Coast Guard presented the crew of the cargo ship Joseph L. Block with a lifesaving award in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Saturday. Capt. Amy Cocanour, the Coast Guard Sector Lake Michigan commander, presented the Capt. David P. Dobbins Award to Raymond Sheldon, Thomas Garvey, David Schwarz, Keith Breyfogle, Basil Friend, Joyce Greenisen, Aaron Vonsprechen, Stephen Kowalski, Michelle Fetterly, Betty Benish, Guy Curtis, Roger Long, Carlos Ledezma, Kyle Long, Jeffrey Thompson, David Morrow…

Digital Marine Comms: Helping to Protect Our Borders

The SAFE Boats 41-foot Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) with advanced design and technology reaches speeds in excess of 54 knots.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) is responsible for security and facilitation operations at 328 ports of entry throughout the United States. Missions include the pursuit, boarding and searching of suspect vessels, seizing vessels and contraband, and arresting violators. It is a difficult and dangerous job. To that end, CBP recently selected SAFE Boats International to design and build a 41-foot Coastal Interceptor Vessel (CIV) that is up to the task.

Petrotechnics Appoints Sales VP

David Bleackley

Petrotechnics, a provider of software solutions to improve frontline operational performance and risk management in hazardous industries, is continuing its global growth strategy by appointing David Bleackley as Vice President of Sales. David joins Petrotechnics from Aspentech where he was most recently senior sales director of global accounts. David was responsible for managing teams of global account directors and strategic account managers, focussed on meeting client’s strategic objectives with new technologies.

Spivak Appointed CFO, Seaspan

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Seaspan Corporation announced today that David Spivak is joining the Company as its Chief Financial Officer, starting May 2, 2016. Mark Chu will continue to serve as interim CFO until David's arrival, whereupon Mark will continue in his current roles as Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel. David has over 20 years of corporate finance and global capital markets experience. From 1995 to 2012, he worked at Citigroup, serving in various roles, including as a…

Crewsaver Appoint New Sales & Marketing Director

David Ellis

Crewsaver, a manufacturer of lifejackets and water-sports equipment, has appointed David Ellis as its new Sales & Marketing Director. The high profile appointment will strengthen the Gosport-based business as it seeks to take advantage of new opportunities to develop the Crewsaver, YAK and CSR brands as part of the global Survitec Group.Parent company Survitec Service & Distribution (SSD) believes David's experience and track record in driving sales, implementing creative marketing strategies and launching new product lines will help take the Crewsaver business to a new level.

Bollinger Delivers Seventh Coast Guard FRC

Charles David Jr. (Photo: Bollinger)

Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. has delivered the Charles David Jr., the seventh Fast Response Cutter (FRC) to the United States Coast Guard. The announcement was made by Bollinger executive vice president of new construction, Chris Bollinger, “We are very pleased to announce another successful on-time and on-budget FRC delivery to the Coast Guard. The Charles David Jr. was delivered to the 7th Coast Guard District in Key West, Fla. and will be stationed at USCG Sector Key West. The 154-foot patrol craft Charles David Jr. is the seventh vessel in the Coast Guard's Sentinel-class FRC program.

Shipowner's Club Appoints Heaselden Director

The Shipowners’ Club, the mutual P&I insurer specialising in small and specialist vessels has appointed David Heaselden to the new post of Loss Prevention Director, with immediate effect. The post, which is an appointment to the Shipowners’ Protection Limited Board reflects the importance Shipowners’ Club accords to loss prevention advice provided to its Members. Announcing the appointment Charles Hume, Chief Executive commented, “David’s outstanding cross-branch leadership of loss prevention is recognised by his appointment…

QinetiQ Appoints Mellors CFO

QinetiQ Group announced the appointment of David Mellors as Chief Financial Officer. It is anticipated that David will take up his new role with effect from the end of August 2008 when he will also join the QinetiQ Board as an Executive Director. David, 39, joins from Logica PLC, the IT and business services group where he is the Deputy CFO. Previously he was the CFO of Logica’s International division covering operations in North America, Australia, Middle East and Asia and prior to that the Group Financial Controller.

Seadrill Appoint David Sneddon Chief Accounting Officer

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David Sneddon is to succeed Robert Hingley-Wilson as Chief Accounting Officer and Senior Vice President of Seadrill Management Limited. Mr Sneddon joined Seadrill effective December 1, 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Prior to Seadrill he held several senior positions in Novelis Inc., most recently as VP Finance in Europe, and prior to that held various positions in Alcan. Per Wullf, CEO of Seadrill said, "Thanks to Robert for his contribution to Seadrill over the last two years.

David Smith Appointed CFO of Rolls-Royce

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Rolls-Royce announced today that David Smith has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Rolls-Royce Holdings plc. He takes up his new role with immediate effect, replacing Mark Morris who has decided to leave the company after 27 years, serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer since January 2012. David Smith joined Rolls-Royce earlier this year, and is currently Chief Financial Officer of the Aerospace Division. David spent the first 25 years of his…

MN 100: David Clark Company Inc.

David Clark Company specializes in providing communication solutions for high noise environments. Their noise-attenuating headsets and systems are used in a variety of markets and applications where clear communication is critical. All David Clark Company products are manufactured and assembled in the United States at its own manufacturing facility. Over 300 employees are involved in the design, engineering, manufacture and support of all products. David Clark Company has provided communication solutions to the marine industry for over 15 years.

ISS Appoints Mackay Senior VP, Africa

David Mackay

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, has appointed David Mackay as Senior Vice President for its Africa region. Based in Mombasa, Kenya, David will have operational management responsibility for eight countries in the region, with ambitious plans for more country openings in the coming year. As part of a strategic geographical realignment, Africa has now been designated by ISS as a specific region its own right, having previously been managed as part of the larger Middle East, India and Africa region.

DONG Energy Appoints CEO for E&P

Soren Gath Hansen

Søren Gath Hansen will step down as Group Executive Vice President and CEO for E&P. His successor is David B. Cook who comes from a position as Executive Officer and Head of Oil & Gas at the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company, TAQA. Søren Gath Hansen will continue in DONG Energy as head of the group's Quality, Health, Safety and Environment activities (QHSE). Søren Gath Hansen said, "I have worked for DONG Energy for more than 30 years and throughout the past 12 years I have had…

Peterson Comments on Moseley' Resignation

David Moseley

Washington Secretary of Transportation Lynn Peterson issued a statement regarding the resignation of Assistant Secretary for Washington State Ferries David Moseley. Peterson's comments are as follows. After six years of service, Assistant Secretary for Washington State Ferries David Moseley has announced his plans to resign on April 15. David can be proud of his distinguished service at WSF and the many accomplishments he has made while at the helm of the ferry system. I thank him for his contributions and leadership in a position that has tremendous challenges and issues.

New Bunker Purchaser at Dan-Bunkering

David Kazmierski

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has appointed David Kazmierski as Bunker Purchaser as of 1 December 2012. David has over 30 years of experience within trading, inspection and bunker operations, and his employment with Dan-Bunkering is expected to strengthen the company’s position on the American market even further.   Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. in Houston opened for business earlier this year, and the employment of David, who will be working mainly with purchasing, is expected to be followed by further recruitments in the near future.

Kort Propulsion Appoints Senior Sales Exec.

David Dalgleish appointed Senior Sales Executive by Kort Propulsion Ltd, a UK company founded by the inventor of the Kort Nozzle. "Kort’s expertise as propeller and Kort nozzle specialists, means the company has an unparalleled reputation in the propulsion field. We offer packages which include detailed calculations necessary to meet specific performance criteria and we are also able to supply the complete power train, which includes prime movers, marine gears,  through to the propellers and, of course, Kort Nozzles. Naval architects and boat builders have been increasingly availing themselves of Kort’s experience especially when achieving the right balance between performance, operating economy and environmental legislation – an area which Kort’s experience allows us to excel in.

Teekay Offshore CFO Wong to Step Down

Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. announced today that David Wong will step down from his position as Chief Financial Officer of Teekay Offshore Group Ltd. to commence a new opportunity outside of the Teekay organization.Wong, who joined Teekay Corporation in 2009 and has served as Teekay Offshore CFO since 2015, will continue with the Teekay until August to assist with the transition while a search for his replacement is conducted.

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