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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Digitalisation of Ports is Fourth Industrial Revolution

PEMA AGM delegates. Photo: PEMA

The digitalisation of ports and terminal operations offers ways to realise a “fourth industrial revolution”, bringing with it safety, operational, and environmental benefits, delegates heard at the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) annual general meeting, which was held in the Spanish port city of Bilbao. Digitalisation themes that were explored during presentations included artificial intelligence, data management, cyber-physical systems, and interoperability between…

Maritime Lawyer Elvey Returns to London After Lengthy Posting

Jonathan Elvey: Photo courtesy of Ince & Co.

Ince & Co. partner Jonathan Elvey, who was head of the law firm's Piraeus office, has returned to the London office after spending 17 years advising clients at the heart of the Greek shipping market as head of the Piraeus office. Partner Nick Shepherd, who spent five years in Greece in the 1990s and returned to Piraeus in 2010, takes on the role of head of the office. Ince inform that In 2013 their Piraeus office celebrated its 20th anniversary, having grown in size over time to 35 people.

New CEO for Deep Sea Supply

Image: Deep Sea Supply

Deep Sea Supply, a Cyprus headquartered owner of offshore support vessels, has appointed Jon Are Gummedal as new CEO of the company,  says a statement from the company. Gummedal has worked with Deep Sea Supply since January 2014 as Technical Director with the responsibility of the technical management and crewing of the fleet operating worldwide. He was previously Technical Director at Wilson, responsible for a fleet of 86 vessels. He has more than 13 years experience in the industry, the last 7 in higher management positions.

DNV GL Boosts Investment in 3D Printing

3D Printing (DNV GL)

The new center, which is supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), will focus on developing competence including qualification, certification and training for additive manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing. While AM is raising more and more interest in various industries, as the benefits of speed and cost against traditional product manufacturing become apparent, the adoption level in the O&M sector is still low due to challenges in qualification and certification.

US Coast Guard Publishes Banned Vessels List

© Mariusz Niedzwiedzki / Adobe Stock photo

The U.S. Coast Guard posted a list of vessels that are prohibited from entering the navigable waters of the U.S. or transferring cargo in the U.S., absent a specific determination from the U.S. Secretary of State or other limited provisional entry allowed by law. This list, which is published pursuant to the North Korea Sanction and Policy Enhancement Act of 2016 and the Ports and Waterways Safety Act (PWSA) as amended by the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), was last updated on February 2, 2018. DONG NAM NO. HIYOSHI MARU No.

Former FedEx Canada President to Head Long Beach Port

Jon Slangerup to be appointed Chief Executive

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to vote Monday, June 30, to name Jon W. Slangerup, a veteran corporate executive with extensive experience in global logistics and environmental technologies, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Chief Executive. “After an extensive, nationwide search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners is very pleased to recommend the appointment of Jon Slangerup as the Port’s new Chief Executive,” said Harbor Commission President Doug Drummond. “He’s an extremely capable leader, proven team-builder and expert at managing a world-class organization.

BSEE Responds to Oil Platform Fatality in the GOM

Image Courtesy  Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is conducting an investigation into the fatality of a platform worker in an area of the Gulf of Mexico known as West Cameron 215A, about 64 miles south of Lake Charles, Louisiana. The offshore oil and gas operator, Energy Resource Technology GOM, LLC, a subsidiary of Talos Production LLC, reported that the fatality occurred at approximately 10:30 am on Feb. 17, 2018. The deceased worker was involved in replacing firewater piping at the time of the incident. No other personnel were harmed. There was no pollution as a result of the incident.

EMAS Offshore Launches Singapore Listing

EMAS Offshore boosts profile amongst international investment community by providing Asian platform for growth;  Singapore public offer opens at 6.00 p.m. today and closes at 12.00  noon on 2 Oct 2014. EMAS Offshore Limited (“EMAS Offshore”, or the “Group”), formerly known as EOC Limited (“EOC”), is pleased to announce the launch of its public offering of shares following the registration of its prospectus (the “Prospectus”) with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (“MAS”), in…

Seaway Powell Appoints New Sales Director

Seaway Powell Marine Ltd (part of the PT Group), one of the leading British engineering companies specialising in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems, is pleased to announce that it has appointed a new Sales Director for the U.K. and Europe, Jon Whetter. Jon Whetter joins the PT Group from Kawasaki Precision Machinery U.K. Ltd. (KPMUK), a division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Jon held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for seven years with the responsibility of driving the sales of Kawasaki’s Precision Engineered Product range in the U.K., Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia. Prior to this role, Jon was KPMUK’s European Sales Manager for nine years.  

Solstad Farstad Bags New Contracts

Photo: Solstad Farstad

TAQA Bratani has awarded Solstad Farstad ASA a contract for the Platform Supply Vessel PSV Far Spica (2013, PSV 08 CD Design). The contract is the duration of TAQA’s mobile drilling Campaign in the UK Sector, which is approx. 18 Months,   with expected commencement in Q1 2018. Far Spica is currently trading the North Sea Spot Market. AGR Well Management Limited has awarded SOFF a contract for the PSV Normand Aurora (2005, P105 Design). The contract duration is for 1 well firm + 1 well options supporting West Hercules in the UK Sector and the commencement is expected to take place March 2018.

Partner Jamila Khan moves to Ince & Co’s Piraeus Office

Jamila Khan

Ince & Co partner Jamila Khan has moved to the firm’s Piraeus office. Jamila has a broad practice covering all aspects of shipping and international trade and commodities disputes and commercial transactions. She has close links with the Greek shipping industry having spent a year in Piraeus from 2003 to 2004. She is a key member of the firm's Italy and Turkey teams. Jamila acts for ship owners, operators and charterers on a variety of dry shipping matters including charterparty disputes. She handles LMAA, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations and Commercial Court disputes.

McClendon Family Celebrates 50 Years

Zach McClendon, Jr. of Monticello, Ark. will celebrate being in the boat building business for 50 consecutive years this September. McClendon, along with his father, Zach McClendon, Sr. and another local businessman, Norris Judkins started MonArk Boat Company in May of 1958 building small aluminum jon boats using a shear and break press provided by Judkins. The company incorporated the next year, in August of 1959. MonArk Boat Company eventually grew to include a large recreational…

Changes in Aker Kvaerner's Management Team

Executive Vice President Jon Erik Reinhardsen resigns and assumes a position in Alcoa as President - Growth, Primary Products. Reinhardsen has been a member of Aker Kvaerner's executive management team and from 2002 been located in Houston, USA. He will now move to Alcoa's office in New York. Jon Erik Reinhardsen's position in Aker Kvaerner will not be replaced as his tasks will be handled by other members of the management team.

Keppel Wins $270M Contract from GlobalSantaFe

Keppel FELS Ltd (Keppel FELS) has secured a contract with GlobalSantaFe Corporation (GSF) to build an ultra-deepwater drilling rig for $270 million. Under the contract agreement, GSF will supply the drilling and sub-sea equipment while Keppel FELS provides the design, engineering and construction of the hull as well as the accommodation quarters for 180 men and marine equipment. The rig, to be named the GSF Development Driller III, is scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2009. GSF has chosen to build the state-of-the-art semisubmersible (semi) to the proprietary design, DSS-51, jointly designed and developed by Keppel’s Deepwater Technology Group (DTG) and Marine Structure Consultants (MSC).

P&I Clubs Strong But Pricing Under Pressure

Image: GAC

Balance sheets of clubs operating in the marine protection and indemnity (P&I) sector are generally strong, bolstered by several years of positive earnings but underwriting discipline will be tested over the February 2018 renewal period, according to a new report by A.M. Best. The Best’s Special Report, “Balance Sheets of P&I Clubs Strong But Pricing Under Pressure Amid Strong Competition” states that ahead of the Feb. 20, 2018 renewal deadline, pressure from members and brokers to reduce rates is growing. Competition is intense, exacerbated by a growing fixed-premium market.

Christensen, Farren Join Port of Long Beach

Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren appointed to newly created management positions

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners this week appointed port industry veterans Michael Christensen and Glenn Farren to newly created management positions to enhance cargo flow and service at the Port of Long Beach. Christensen, who most recently was Deputy Executive Director at the Port of Los Angeles, was appointed Port of Long Beach’s Senior Executive for Supply Chain Optimization, reporting directly to Chief Executive Jon Slangerup. Farren, who was General Manager for Hapag-Lloyd America…

Guy Platten New Secretary-General of ICS

Guy Platten. Photo: Official Twitter Page of ICS

The Board of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) announced the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of Secretary General, after almost five years in the UK Chamber of Shipping. "Following an extensive and rigorous selection procedure, the Board of ICS is delighted to announce the appointment of Guy Platten to the role of Secretary General," said a press release. Esben Poulsson, ICS Chairman said: “This proved a difficult decision for us, as we interviewed several strong candidates. However, the decision to appoint Guy was taken unanimously by the Board.

Pushing It: LeBeouf Bros. Towing

Jon Gonsoulin is not one to rest on his legacy. Jon’s grandfather, Earl, began working with the LeBeouf brothers back in 1946 and soon bought into the company. In time, Earl and his two sons, Richard and Jerry, were able to buy the LeBeouf brothers' shares. Earl turned over the helms to his sons in the 1970's. From that time forward, the two brothers continued to strengthen and consolidate the company’s position. In 2005, Richard “Dickie” Gonsoulin purchased his brother's interest in the company. Today the company is solely owned by Dickie with Jon taking an ever more active role in forging the company’s present and future growth. The current fleet is comprised of 22 push boats including the recently delivered M/V Merle Gonsoulin and the M/V Sydney Ann.

HMY Yacht Sales Names New Brokers

HMY Yacht Sales proudly welcomes three new brokers to their firm. Don Millroy joins the Dania Beach office and is a veteran Coast Guard officer, airline pilot and yacht broker. The Jensen Beach office added Jon McConnell who credits his youth, spent in the popular fishing grounds of Palm Beach, with nurturing his attraction to saltwater fishing. Jon worked at Rybovich Boat Yard and as a captain on a variety of sportfishing vessels before settling into sales. His extensive experience allows him to match boats with people and answer difficult questions with ease. Claude Strickland also joined the Dania Beach office, bringing a background of fishing and scuba diving along.

Berggren Joins Grundfos

Grundfos has hired Jon Berggren as a new Business Development Manager to further strengthen the global pump manufacturer’s marine sector. Berggren holds degrees in mechanical engineering and marketing. He has 14 years of international experience in the maritime industry. Most recently, he was Marketing Manager of Commercial Marine at Colfax Corporation, where he was also Sales Director of IMO AB, one of the company’s brands. He has also held various positions with Alfa Laval, among other jobs.

Saab Seaeye MD Leaves

Dave Grant has left Saab Seaeye after five years as Managing Director. Agneta Kammeby, chairman of Saab Seaeye Ltd says, "Dave Grant has made a valuable contribution in the ROV business for offshore Oil & Gas. During his time with the company it has grown substantially and has been relocated and settled into a major new manufacturing facility. The company continues to be led by the existing directors Jon Robertson, Matt Bates and Mark Exeter, with Jon Robertson taking over the role of Managing Director.

Handforth is New CEO of Aberdeen Harbor Board

Michelle Handforth (Photo: Aberdeen Harbor)

Michelle Handforth has taken over the role of chief executive at Aberdeen Harbor Board, the U.K. offshore oil and gas port. This comes after an extensive recruitment process, when Handforth, who has 20 years of board and leadership experience in global, multi-site businesses, was recruited to succeed Colin Parker as Chief Executive. Alistair Mackenzie, Chairman of Aberdeen Harbor Board, said, â€śMichelle is joining Aberdeen Harbor at an incredibly important time for the organisation.

Greening A Small Fleet

Robert Mitchell photo courtesy of Cummins Northeast

Cindy and Jon Smith of Southport both have their tug licenses but these days they are mostly shore-based running Interport Towing & Transportation. The jointly owned company has three tugs that do coastal towing as well as providing support for marine construction. They also have a Tier 2-compliant Cummins-powered crew boat that does standby and transport work for dredging and construction work. With this diversity there is always a project underway. Most recently this has been the repower of their tug Lucinda Smith.

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