New WSS Asia VP Talks of Challenging Market at Marintec
Regional Vice President Asia Pacific, Neal De Roche says Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) remains focussed on providing innovative solutions to client needs. Speaking as he takes up his new role in Singapore, following five years in Shanghai, De Roche says the recent recovery of some shipping segments should not be taken as a sign of a return to a simple ‘business as usual’ scenario. “It has been struggle over the last few years. We are still in a challenging market and Asia is no exception. Despite perceptions to the contrary, China is a quality not a quantity market,” he says.
High Uptakes on Ships Agency in Japan and Asia: WSS
As it prepares for Sea Japan, Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has reported strong growth in the number of owners in Japan and North East Asia signing up for its’ Ships Agency Re-Defined (SARD) offer. “Since launching SARD globally at the end of 2010,” we have seen high levels of uptake from the North East Asian shipping community, with growth levels of around 15 percent throughout 2011,” said Neal De Roche, Area Director WSS North East Asia. “Japanese vessel operators and owners are extremely positive about the fact that SARD provides a ‘one point of contact’ system. In fact, SARD can save up to three hours per port call for our Japanese customers.
Ship Owners in Japan, NE Asia Sign Up with Wilhelmsen Agency
Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has reported strong growth in the number of owners in Japan and North East Asia signing up for its Ships' Agency Re-Defined (SARD) offer. Neal De Roche, Area Director WSS North East Asia said: “Since launching SARD globally at the end of 2010 we have seen high levels of uptake from the North East Asian shipping community, with growth levels of around 15% throughout 2011. Japanese vessel operators and owners are extremely positive about the fact that SARD provides a unique ‘one point of contact’ system. In fact, SARD can save up to three hours per port call for our Japanese customers. This is crucial to guarantee efficient operations and fast turnaround”.
P&O Ferries Appoints New Irish Sea Director
P&O Ferries has appointed Neal Mernock to the role of Sector Director Irish Sea. Neal is an experienced chief executive and managing director of various household name businesses, including Silentnight and United Biscuits, and brings a wealth of business acumen and a strong track record of success to lead the sector. Neal will be responsible with the local and head office management team for the strategic growth and direction of the business across all Irish Sea activity. www.poferries.com
Cambodia Study Looks at Port Data Exchange
A feasibility study to look into the possible expansion of the Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET) is being undertaken in Cambodia, as part of a project co-funded by International Maritime Organization (IMO) and China. NEAL-NET was established in 2010 by China, Japan and the Republic of Korea as a transnational, non-profit cooperative mechanism for logistics information exchange and technological cooperation. The envisaged expansion of NEAL-NET is expected to support the implementation of the revised Facilitation Convention…
Myanmar Study Looks at Port Data Exchange
A feasibility study looking into the possible expansion of the Northeast Asia Logistics Information Service Network (NEAL-NET) has been undertaken in Myanmar, as part of a project co-funded by International Maritime Organization (IMO) and China. A team of consultants in Myanmar (5-6 March) met a range of stakeholders in the region and made a site visit to the port of Yangon. The aim is to gain a better understanding of existing systems of port logistics information and to identify the port or ports where NEAL-NET could be implemented.
Libya's Zawiya Oil Port Reopens
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Sempra Energy to Build Liquid Fuel Terminal in Mexico
Sempra Energy announced that its Mexican subsidiary, Infraestructura Energética Nova, S.A.B. de C.V. (IEnova), plans to develop, build and operate a receipt, storage and send-out liquid fuels marine terminal at the La Jovita Energy Hub in Ensenada, Mexico. With an expected investment of approximately USD 130 million, the new Baja Refinados liquid fuels terminal will have an initial storage capacity of 1 million barrels of gasoline and diesel that will increase the fuel supply capacity and reliability in Baja California.
U.S. Navy Photo: Light Show off USS Abraham Lincoln
(Oct. 8, 2010) Lighting flashes as the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits the Strait of Malacca. Abraham Lincoln is underway on a scheduled deployment to the U.S. 7th and U.S. 5th Fleet areas of responsibility. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Colby K. Neal/Released)
Bay Diesel Hires Mechanic Panaksy
Bay Diesel & Generator is pleased to announce that Neal Panasky has joined Bay Diesel as a diesel mechanic. Panasky is a retired Chief Engineman, with 24 years served in the United States Navy, and has over 30 years experience in diesel engines. Panasky will be based out of the Bay Diesel & Generator office located at 3736 Cook Blvd., in Chesapeake, Va.
DoD Identifies Marine Casualty
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, 19, of Riverside, California, died Oct. 23, in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Crisis Response - Central Command, whose headquarters element deploys from Camp Pendleton, California.
Cheniere Mulls Third Liquefaction Train at Corpus Christi
U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said it planned to make a final investment decision to build the third liquefaction train at its Corpus Christi LNG export facility in Texas in the first half of 2018:Cheniere said on Friday its Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings LLC subsidiary engaged financial institutions to arrange up to $6.4 billion of credit facilities. The unit already has about $4.6 billion of existing credit facilities.Cheniere said it will use the credit facilities to fund a portion of the costs of developing…
Moves at ExxonMobil Marine Fuels International Team
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) has appointed Ahmed Zaki and Boris Nigbur to its international team based in Leatherhead, near London in the U.K. Ahmed joins from ExxonMobil's local affiliate in Egypt, where he worked in Marine Fuels Business Development. Boris has come from the company's subsidiary in Germany, where he was involved in Marine Sales. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Onillon and Neal Bolton have left EMMF to pursue interests elsewhere. ExxonMobil Marine Fuels has a network of over 300 ports in over 70 countries, through which more than 15 million tons of marine fuel are supplied annually.
MMA Students Awarded Crowley Scholarships
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s 2015-2016 Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships have helped to further educational opportunities for four students of Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA). The four recipients, Bryan P. Wall, Robert M. Neal, Peter Persechino and Adam Szloch, were chosen based on their excellent grades, demonstrated financial need and plans to pursue a career in the maritime industry, Crowley said. Wall is a freshman from Manasquan, N.J., majoring in marine transportation.
Hollande To Meet GE Chief To Discuss Alstom
President Francois Hollande and his Economy MinisterArnaud Montebourg will meet General Electric chief executive Jeff Immelt on Monday to discuss the future of French engineering group Alstom, a presidential official told Reuters. The meeting follows news last week that GE is planning a $13 billion deal to buy Alstom's power turbines business, and comes after the intervention on Sunday of the French government and industry rival Siemens of Germany. Reporting by Elizabeth Pineau; Writing by Andrew Callus; Editing by Andrew Roche)
Libyan Rebel Leader: Govt Has Not Fulfilled Deal to Reopen Ports
A rebel group controlling two large oil export ports in eastern Libya said on Wednesday the government had not fulfilled its part of an agreement to reopen the ports. Abd-Rabbo al-Barassi, self-declared prime minister of the group, also told a pro-rebel television station it refused to deal with new Prime Minister Ahmed Maiteeq. (Reporting by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Andrew Roche)
Stork Technical Services Wins ‘Ideas in Safety Prize’
Stork Technical Services has won the first ever ‘Ideas in Safety’ prize at this year’s UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards. Stork’s on-site machining & bolting team received the award for its innovative hot bolt clamp system, which enables the safe removal and replacement of corroded bolts on live flanged connections which have eight bolts or less. The award recognizes an individual or team working on a UKCS offshore facility who have developed an original idea for improving safety in the workplace focusing on hydrocarbon leak reduction.
Jeppesen Marine Launches Marine Business Unit
Jeppesen has launched a marine business unit and announced leadership appointments, both for the recreational and commercial marine market segments. Michael Neal has assumed the position of director, marine business development. segments, including the commercial marine segment. Responsibilities also include longterm strategy development, new product research, mergers, acquisitions and more. recreational marine operations. long-term growth within this market segment. responsible for Nobletec’s sales and marketing efforts. He is an avid recreational boater. and knowledge in all facets of international blue water shipping operations. served in executive level positions within the financial and investment banking industries. market. Harvard University.
Petrobras starts production of Búzios field, Santos Basin
Petrobras started (20/4) the production of the Búzios field, in the pre-salt of the Santos Basin, through the platform P-74. Búzios is the first field in production under an Onerous Assignment regime. The P-74 is located about 200 km off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro, at a water depth of 2,000 meters and is the thirteenth platform to enter into operation in the Brazilian pre-salt. Due to the high production potential of Búzios, in addition to the P-74, between 2018 and 2021 four more platforms will be destined for this field…
Royal IHC, Jan de Nul Seal Dredge Pumps Seal
Royal IHC has been awarded a contract for the delivery of dredge pumps by Luxembourgbased Jan De Nul Group. The agreement incorporates two onboard double-walled dredge pumps for the company’s new 18,000m3 trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD), as well as onboard single-walled dredge pumps for two other 6,000m3 TSHDs. “We are delighted that we have secured another order from Jan De Nul Group,” says Dave Vander Heyde, CEO of Royal IHC. IHC’s decades of experience in designing pumps…
VSDV Group Comes to Amsterdam Port Premises
Netherlands- based Van Straalen De Vries (VSDV) Transport Group began work of new building on the Port of Amsterdam’s Beiraweg. The ceremony was attended by VSDV Group family members, shareholders and employees. The company’s directors turned the first sod together for the new cross-dock facility, which is being built by the Aan de Stegge construction and engineering company on behalf of Peeters Vervoerscentrale and Van Staaveren Amsterdam. The building will be completed by the 2018 Builders Holidays in July/August.
Aura Systems Completes UL Safety Certification for Mobile Power System
Aura Systems, Inc. today announced that the AuraGen Electronics Control Unit (ECU) has received approval for UL (Underwriters Laboratories) and CSA (Canadian Standards Association) Listing under the UL 458 standard. UL 458 is the U.S. standard for Power Converters/Inverter Systems for Land Vehicles and Marine Crafts. The UL Listing of the AuraGen ECU is the final step in achieving UL safety compliance for the complete AuraGen Mobile Power System. "This is an important milestone for Aura Systems," said Neal Meehan, Aura Chairman and CEO. "We believe that meeting the widely recognized UL and CSA standards help solidify our position as a leading manufacturer of mobile power systems.
USCG Strengthen Inter-Agency Security Partnerships
The Coast Guard participated in a multi-agency Northern Border Initiative exercise to strengthen inter-agency security partnerships in five New York locations, Thursday and Friday. Approximately 500 people from 20 Federal, State and local agencies, as well as cross-border partners in Canada participated in the exercise. Capt. Brian Roche, commander of Coast Guard Sector Buffalo, served as lead federal official in the exercise, which was organized by the Monroe County Emergency Management Office.