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Monday, January 22, 2018

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Multiport Extends Network with New Members

Seven new members have joined Multiport, extending its network of independent ship agents. This latest expansion means the network now has representatives in over 110 countries. The seven new members are: ScanWeco AS of Norway, TeRo Ltd of Georgia, Thocomar Gambia of Gambia, Presersa of Guatamala, Somarig of French Guiana, Ets Fauzi J Ghandour of Lebanon, Reginald Villard of Haiti. secretary-general of Multiport. reaching more countries than ever.

InterManager Welcomes New Member

InterManager, the international trade association for the ship and crew management sector, has started the year by welcoming a new member. Ukrainian crew manager Alpha Navigation has been approved for Full Membership in what InterManager Secretary General Kuba Szymanski says is a significant move. “Ukraine is an important crew-supply area and we are delighted to welcome Alpha Navigation as the first InterManager member from this country and also our first new member of the year,” he said. Based in Odessa, one of the biggest ports in the Mediterranean and Black Seas area, and with branches in most Ukrainian sea ports, Alpha Navigation represents more than 2,500 competent and qualified Ukrainian crew.

EDHEC-Risk Institute Welcomes Eight New Members

EDHEC-Risk Institute announced that eight new members have joined its international advisory board, which brings together scholars, representatives of regulatory bodies as well as senior executives from business partners and other institutions. The role of the international advisory board is to validate the relevance and goals of the research program proposals presented by the institute’s management and to evaluate research outcomes with respect to their potential impact on industry practices. The 47 members of the board also advise on the objectives and contents of projects deriving from the expertise of the institute, thereby ensuring that graduate and executive programmes remain at the forefront of developments in the marketplace.

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Welcomes Record Numbers

Julie Lithgow

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has welcomed 200 new members at the annual meeting of its Controlling Council, held this year in Vancouver, Canada. In being formally elected to membership of the ICS, one of shipping’s oldest professional bodies, the candidates join an organization of 25 branches, 18 teaching centers and 4,000 individuals which supports the development of shipping professionals globally. Applications came from 40 countries with the largest growth areas being London, Athens, Mombasa and Dubai, each accounting for 10% or more of the 200 new members.

New Director Proposed For Kværner ASA Board

The nomination committee of Kværner ASA has proposed Bjørn Flatgård as a new member of the company's Board. The proposal has been put forward after soundings were taken among Kvaerner's leading shareholders. "The nomination committee has made a point of proposing a director with industrial competence, international experience and integrity, and who moreover, will attend to the interests of all Kvaerner's shareholders," said Ragnhild M Wiborg, the committee head. The election of a new director will take place at Kvaerner's Annual General Meeting on 15 May. The vacancy on the Board arose in December 2001 when Helge Lund, having been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Kværner ASA, decided to resign from his seat on the Board. Bjørn Flatgård is Chief Executive Officer of Elopak AS.

NOAA Announces New Members of The Hydrographic Services Review Panel

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco recently appointed nine new members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving ocean and coastal navigation products, information, data and services. “Optimizing the benefits of navigation services and products is a priority for the agency,” said Margaret Spring, chief of staff for NOAA and the agency’s representative to the Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS).

New Members of NOAA’s Hydrographic Services Review Panel

NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco recently appointed nine new members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving ocean and coastal navigation products, information, data and services. “Optimizing the benefits of navigation services and products is a priority for the agency,” said Margaret Spring, chief of staff for NOAA and the agency’s representative to the Committee on the Marine Transportation System (CMTS). “We look forward to hearing perspectives and receiving advice from our new committee members, who represent a wide variety of maritime and coastal zone stakeholder interests. Dr. Lawson W. Stephen Carmel, Maersk Line, Ltd. Jeffrey Carothers, Fugro Consultants, Inc. Dr. Dr. David A. Scott R.

Petrobras Directors Agree on Audit Committee Composition

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  Petrobras’ Board of Directors has unanimously approved the new composition of its Audit Committee, by appointing Directors Luiz Nelson Guedes, Luiz Augusto Fraga Navarro de Britto Filho and Roberto da Cunha Castello Branco as the new members of this Committee. The Board of Directors has also unanimously approved the appointment of Director Luiz Nelson Guedes de Carvalho as the President of Petrobras’ Audit Committee.

New Members Elected to Hydro's Board

Billy Fredagsvik and Jørn B. Lilleby have been elected members of Norsk Hydro ASA's Board of Directors. Fredagsvik, process operator in Hydro, and Lilleby, maintenance supervisor in Hydro, replace Geir Nilsen and Ragnar Fritsvold as two of the Board’s three employee-elected representatives

Panama Canal Appoints Diverse Members to Board

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has appointed six new members to its Advisory Board adding it diversity with members from business, transportation, academia and maritime shipping. The Advisory Board was founded in 1999 at the time of the transfer of the Canal to Panamanian administration. The members of the Advisory Board provide strategic counsel to the ACP and the Board of Directors on various important issues that relate to the management and administration of the Canal including finances, insurance, operations and permanent modernization. The new members are: Admiral William J. Flanagan, Jr., Ret., U.S. Navy, Former Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; Dr. Ernst Frankel, Professor Emeritus in Ocean Systems and Professor of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Dr.

LaHood Appoints Seven to USMMA Advisory Board

Ray Lahood, U.S. Transportation Secretary (Photo: U.S. Department of Transportation)

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the appointment of seven members to the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Advisory Board. The USMMA Advisory Board serves as an independent body whose purpose is to examine the course of instruction and management at the Academy and advise the USMMA Superintendent and Maritime Administrator to ensure the best possible educational atmosphere for all midshipmen. “The Department is committed to providing every midshipman at Kings Point the highest-quality education possible,” said Secretary LaHood.

Offshore-Inland Now Provides Joiner Services

Continuing its effort to become the most complete Topside Repair and Conversion company on the Gulf Coast, Mobile, Ala. based Offshore-Inland Marine & Oilfield Services has recently expanded its capabilities to include accommodation fabrication and interior outfitting. The expanded capabilities have been made possible by the addition of a new member to our team, joiner superintendent Matt Everett. Everett brings 25 years of experience to the table and compliments all of the services that Offshore-Inland now provides including engineering, steel fabrication, piping, electrical, machinery, hydraulics, and offshore riding teams.

Ariel Adds New Sales/Marketing Staff

Anil Sethi, Managing Director of Ariel Maritime and Ariel Global Logistics welcomed a new member of their Manchester based Sales and Marketing staff: Nigel Huntington joined their Sales Team in January 2014 and will be working out of the company’s Manchester head office. Huntington joins Ariel Maritime to spearhead their Business Development Dept. and boost sales in the Northeast and Midlands. arielmaritime.com  

ACL Named to EPA's National Environmental Performance Track Program

American Commercial Lines Inc. (ACL) announced that its Transportation Services Division has been named as one of 42 new members of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Environmental Performance Track program. Membership is awarded to private and public facilities that have a strong record of environmental compliance, set three-year goals for continuous improvements in environmental performance beyond their legal requirements, have internal systems in place to manage their environmental impacts, engage in community outreach, and consistently report results. ACL is the first marine transportation company to obtain membership in the program.

Positive Results for P&I Club

The 'A' rated North of England P&I club achieved another positive renewal on 20 February 2005 with healthy year-on-year increases in tonnage, premiums and deductibles. It marks another milestone in the club's continuing programme of consolidation, further boosting both its financial strength and membership quality. The total entered fleet grew to over 2700 ships totalling some 54 million GT, up from 50 million GT at the last renewal. This was despite a net reduction of 0.5 million GT at renewal due to terms not being offered or agreed with a number of accounts. The total number of members remains unchanged over the year at 325. 'As in previous years, most of our development was achieved from existing members prior to renewal,' says underwriting director Paul Jennings.

North of England Reaffirms A Rating

North of England P&I club has had its A / stable rating reaffirmed by Standard and Poor’s and gained further tonnage at the annual renewal to reach a total of approximately 70 million GT. Leading ratings agency Standard and Poor’s (S&P) confirmed last week that North of England had retained its ‘A’ financial strength and counterparty credit rating with a stable outlook for the third year running. According to S&P primary credit analyst Marcus Rivaldi, ‘North of England’s operating performance is considered strong when compared with that of most peers and the International Group of P&I Clubs as a whole. Owned tonnage entered in North of England showed a net increase of 1 million GT at the annual renewal yesterday (20 February 2007)…

Australia Launches Pacific Patrol Boat Program

A new $2 billion Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB) Program unveiled today by Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Defense Minister David Johnston aims to significantly strengthen security in our region. “The Pacific Patrol Boat Program is an important pillar of the Australian Government’s commitment to working with our regional partners to enable cohesive security cooperation on maritime surveillance, including in fisheries protection and transnational crime,” Minister Bishop said. “Defense will replace the current fleet of patrol boats for all current PPB members with the addition of a new member, Timor-Leste (East Timor), which has been invited to join the program, evidence of Australia’s growing defense cooperation program with that country,” said Senator Johnston.

ABS Elects Members and Corporate Officers

At the recent Board of Directors and Council meetings of the international classification society ABS, 26 prominent members of the shipping and offshore industries were elected as new members of the society, as well as a new member elected to its technical committee and two corporate officer positions. Mark W. Angela A. Mike J. Dowdy, Vice President of Engineering, Rowan Companies, Inc. Capt. Angeliki N. Frangou, Chairman & CEO, Navios Maritime Holdings, Inc. Aditya Ashok Garware, Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Garware Offshore Services, Ltd. James J. Gaughan, President, James J. Gaughan & Associates Inc. Dr. Ho-Chung Kim, CEO, Daehan Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Capt. Tae-Jin Kwon, President & CEO, SLS Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. Jong-Ho Lee, President, JINSE Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Battleship New Jersey Appoints New Trustees

The Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, America's most decorated battleship, together with Troy Collins, CEO of the Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial, announce the appointment of six new members to the Board of Trustees. Co-chaired by John Matheussen, CEO of the Delaware River Port Authority and Patricia Egan Jones, Camden County Surrogate, the Board, established in 1998 to facilitate the Battleship's return to its permanent berth on the Delaware River's Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia, has spearheaded the ship's massive restoration and new life as a living, breathing history classroom and signature waterfront attraction for veterans, patriots, families and students from around the world.

Niagara Christened at Port Weller Dry Docks

The largest-ever Canadian ship built for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence was christened at Port Weller Dry Docks at the Lake Ontario entrance to the Welland Canal. CSL Niagara is the newest member of the Canada Steamship Lines fleet, and the first of three ships built by Port Weller as part of a $100 million fleet reinvestment program by CSL. Measuring 740 x 78 x 48 ft., Niagara required more than 6,000 tons of steel for construction. The unique shipbuilding project saw an entirely new hull constructed and joined to the engine room portion of J.W. McGiffin. Niagara is the first ship to be built to the St. Lawrence Seaway's new maximum-size allowances, and features the most up-to-date self-unloading system available, unloading cargo at rates up to 6,000 tons per hour.

Zambia is Newest IMO Member State

IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu with His Excellency Paul William Lumbi, High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia to the United Kingdom (Photo: IMO)

His Excellency Paul William Lumbi, High Commissioner of the Republic of Zambia to the United Kingdom, on Wednesday, April 8 paid a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), to mark Zambia’s status as the newest Member State of IMO. The Republic of Zambia became the latest Member of IMO, following the deposit, of an instrument of acceptance of the Convention on the International Maritime Organization with the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

New Lineup for NOAA Hydrographic Services Panel

The Hydrographic Services Review Panel advises NOAA on improving services for navigation and coastal resilience. (Credit: NOAA)

NOAA administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D., has appointed six members to the Hydrographic Services Review Panel, a federal advisory committee that gives NOAA independent advice for improving a range of services and products that support navigation and coastal resilience. Capt. “Providing coastal communities, boaters, and the commercial maritime industry with timely, reliable, accurate, and authoritative information is essential as we strive to keep commerce flowing through our nation’s ports,” Sullivan said. Rear Admiral Ken Barbor (ret.), U.S. Lawson W. Capt. Gary A. Scott R.

Nielsen Resigns from StatoilHydro

Kurt Anker Nielsen has informed StatoilHydro’s nomination committee that he is resigning from his position as board member on March 25, with immediate effect as a result of the way the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has handled the issue relating to the company name. Kurt Anker Nielsen was a board member of Norsk Hydro from 2004 to 2007. He has been a member of the board, and chair of the board's audit committee, of StatoilHydro since 1 October 2007.   StatoilHydro's nomination committee will immediately start its search for a new member of the board. The board of directors in StatoilHydro is elected by the company's corporate assembly. (www.statoilhydro.com)

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