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Monday, April 23, 2018

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SBS Worldwide Announce Lars Kloch as CEO

Photo: SBS Worldwide

SBS Worldwide promoted their U.S. CEO Lars Kloch to CEO – Freight Division, expanding his existing U.S. role to take responsibility of their global freight operations. Kloch takes up the role with immediate effect and will become responsible for developing SBS Worldwide’s global freight product offering, both nationally and internationally. Lars started his career at Dan Transport in Denmark (now DSV) and went on to work at Exel Global Logistics before moving to the U.S. in 2004 where he held various senior sales…

SBS Worldwide Appoints New General Manager

Mike Barber

SBS Worldwide appointed Mike Barber as General Manager – Manchester. He will help SBS continue building the full range of forwarding and supply chain services it offers in the north of the U.K. Mr. Barber has 40 years’ experience in the forwarding and logistics industry, most recently with the Geodis Group. He has particular expertise in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries, but has worked within many other markets to help customers develop more efficient supply chains.

Philip Brown appointed UK Managing Director for SBS Worldwide

Philip Brown, UK Managing Director

Philip Brown, who has worked in the logistics and freight forwarding industry for over 20 years, has been appointed UK Managing Director for SBS Worldwide. Steve Walker , Group Chairman said ‘  This completes  our senior management appointments that will see our change from an A2B forwarder to a Supply Chain driven model, with Phil’s expertise allied with our consultative brand Virtualized Logistics leading the drive’. Philip Brown joins SBS from NYK Logistics Europe where he was a Director.

SBS Worldwide Battles Hurricane to Maintain Supply Chains

Steve Walker, SBS Worldwide Group Chairman

Logistics company SBS Worldwide worked tirelessly through the weekend to maintain its clients’ supply chains as the devastating hurricane Irene battered the US north east. Early on Monday morning, SBS Worldwide’s New Jersey office was “open for business as usual”, after airports and seaports were closed and road infrastructure was reduced to a honeycomb of flowing water, trees and mud as Irene hit the US east coast over the weekend. SBS Worldwide US MD Lars Kloch says preparation is key to ensuring that disruption to its clients’ supply chains is kept to a minimum at times like these.

SBS Strengthens Management Team

SBS Worldwide Group has appointed Geoff Gillo as a non-executive director and Doug Overett as its first UK Country Manager. Chairman Steve Walker said the company, headquartered in Dartford, UK, is strengthening its management team as part of its strategic global development plan. Launched in 1983 and with offices in the UK and North America, SBS is now targeting new areas for growth, including Asia. “Geoff will be working with us to develop the strategic expansion of the group…

McGraw-Hill Education Selects SBS Worldwide for Freight Deal

Academic publisher, McGraw-Hill Education, has appointed SBS Worldwide as its freight forwarder and supply chain partner of choice for all inbound air and sea consignments. SBS will manage the logistics of cargo being delivered to the McGraw-Hill Education EMEA headquarters in Maidenhead, Berkshire, which will include inbound shipments from a diverse range of locations, such as USA, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore. The company will also facilitate a drop shipment service for direct delivery to customer publishers and their respective freight shippers.As part of the agreement, McGraw-Hill Education will use SBS’s award-winning Electronic Distribution Centre (eDC) tool, which will give the company access to real time data on its global consignments – right down to ISBN number.

SBS Names Colter as VP Finance

Global transportation provider SBS Worldwide has appointed Certified Public Accountant Don Colter as Vice President of Finance, USA. In his new role, Mr. Colter is tasked with strengthening the financial function of the company’s US business to support its expanding service offering and new business opportunities in existing and target industry verticals. He will be based at SBS Worldwide’s Atlanta Corporate Headquarter office and will report directly to USA Managing Director Lars Kloch. Mr. Kloch said: “I would personally like to welcome Don to the SBS Worldwide team.

SBS Worldwide Enhances Services

Global full service freight forwarder, SBS Worldwide launched a key ocean freight consolidation service through the US West Coast gateway for its customers in the north of the UK through its Manchester office, the first of a series of planned enhancements this year. Chairman, Steve Walker is certain that as the economic chill hardens, exporters and importers in one of the most important commercial, industrial and retail regions of the UK will welcome his company’s improved services. “During January, we introduced a Los Angeles/Liverpool consolidation service with a 17 day depot to depot transit time,” he said.

SBS Worldwide Appoints Gary Hubbard

Gary Hubbard has been appointed as Group Business Development Director of SBS Worldwide. Hubbard, 42, has been tasked with delivering SBS’s new strategic business plan across the operating sites in North America, China, the UK and the emerging economies. His role will focus on supporting SBS’s entry into new countries and industry verticals as well as promoting the new supply chain consulting armof SBS –Virtualized Logistics. Having spent much of his working career overseas, Hubbard has worked extensively in China, India, North & South America, Africa, Australasia & The Middle East.

SBS Wordwide Urges Strong Carrier Relationships

SBS Worldwide Group Chairman Steve Walker.

Global supply chain provider SBS Worldwide has urged shippers to use logistics providers with strong relationships with shipping lines or they could find their shipments left on the quay side. The warning comes as shipping lines have been withdrawing capacity because the industry has been suffering from over-supply of vessels on key trade lanes. SBS Worldwide Group Chairman Steve Walker said: “When shipping lines remove services in order to balance supply and demand, it results in a short term reduction in capacity.

Industry Welcomes UK’s Latest Container Terminal

The UK’s logistics industry has welcomed the opening of a new deepwater terminal at the country’s busiest container terminal, which is capable of handling the latest generation of container vessels. The Felixstowe South Terminal will comprise two berths – 8 & 9 – and its owner, Hutchison Ports UK , claims it is currently the only facility in the country capable of handling the latest generation of containerships, which have capacities of up to 18,000teu. Graham Riches, Managing Director, DSV Air & Sea, said: “The opening of this new terminal is great news for the whole of the UK. He continued, “Our customers need a reliable and regular supply chain and it is essential that the freight industry is able to provide business with the option of direct ports of call.

Viking Supply Ships Acquires SBS Marine

Viking Supply Ships AS (VSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kistefos AS, has acquired a Scottish-based platform supply vessel company in a strategic move designed to augment its fleet portfolio and support its growth plans in international markets. It has acquired 100% of the share capital of SBS Aberdeen Ltd, the parent company of SBS Marine Ltd (SBS). SBS operates four platform supply vessels (PSVs) and has two additional PSVs under construction in Norway, to be delivered in November 2006 and February 2007.

VTS Radar Systems Chosen for Port of Marseille Fos

Photo courtesy of Kelvin Hughes

A world leader in the design and supply of navigation and security surveillance systems, Kelvin Hughes has been contracted by French company AVON Communications to supply five of its SBS-700 radar systems for integration with the Marseille Fos Port Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS). The port is made up of two harbours, the ‘Eastern harbour’ with 1,000 hectares, located in the city of Marseille itself, and the ‘Western harbour’ with 12,000 hectares which is located in Fos, 70 km from the town.

Kelvin Hughes bags Marseille VTS Radar Contract

Kelvin Hughes SBS Radar Marseille Fos (Photo: Kelvin Hughes)

Kelvin Hughes has been awarded the contract for the second phase of a radar system installation by the Port of Marseille Fos in Southern France. The Enfield-based company supplied five SBS-700 radar systems earlier this year that were integrated with the port's Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMS). The second phase has seen two more, identical models installed and commissioned at the port in July. Kelvin Hughes' SBS-700 radar system is specifically designed to meet the requirements of a Vessel Traffic Services (VTS) system as defined in IALA recommendation V-128.

Port of Vitória Orders Hi-res Radars

Photo: Kelvin Hughes

Navigation and security surveillance systems company Kelvin Hughes announced it has been contracted to supply two of its SBS-900-2 SharpEye radar systems for the Porto de Vitória in Brazil. The equipment will be provided through Spain’s Indra. The SBS-900-2 is from the ‘advanced’ radar family of the Kelvin Hughes Shore Based Sensor radar range. The radar system consists of a single X-Band SharpEye radar transceiver mounted in an environmentally sealed enclosure on a mast close to the antenna.

Kelvin Hughes to Supply Sharpeye Radar Systems

photo: Kelvin Hughes

Kelvin Hughes announced that it has been contracted by VisSim, a VTMS system provider and integrator, to supply a total of 11 SharpEye radar sets for the protection of offshore facilities in Azerbaijan. As part of VisSim’s Marine Asset Protection and Surveillance System, Kelvin Hughes will be providing 10 SBS-800-1 (3.7m antenna) systems for offshore production platforms in the Caspian Sea, typically two radars per platform, and one SBS-800-2 (5.5m antenna) that will be installed onshore.

Viking Supply Ships Sell PSV 'SBS Cirrus'

A Viking PSV: Photo courtesy of Viking

Rederi AB TransAtlantic subsidiary Viking Supply Ships says it has sold the 1985 built platform supply vessel SBS Cirrus. The vessel has been delivered to its new owners, and the sale of the vessel will have a positive impact of NOK 0.8 million on the third quarter results. After the sale of SBS Cirrus, Viking Supply Ships’ fleet now consists of eight anchor handling tug supply vessels and five platform supply vessels. Rederi AB TransAtlantic is a leading Swedish shipping company with headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and additional offices in Europe.

PSV Charter Extension for Viking Supply Ships

Viking Supply Ships: Photo credit Viking

Talisman Energy (UK) has extended an existing one-year contract for 'SBS Tempest' a platform supply vessel (PSV) by 6 months SBS Tempest, a platform supply vessel of the VS470 MkII Design, is owned by Viking Supply Ships. The primary function of the vessel is to transport supplies to and from offshore oil platforms. The new charter extension will mean that the vessel will continue to operate from
 Talisman's logistics base in Peterhead, Scotland.  

ITL Technologies Allows Containerships To Carry All Size Cargoes

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Headway Seacrest Orders Full Kongsberg Simulator Package

Photo: Kongsberg

The Headway Seacrest Maritime Foundation Inc., a maritime training facility based in Cebu City, Philippines has ordered a complete package including ship’s bridge, engine room and cargo handling simulators, instructor training and formal support from Kongsberg Maritime. The contract represents a ‘Full Picture’ delivery and was signed on 26th February 2013, with all new simulators to be installed within seven months. For navigation and ship handling training, a Full Mission 270…

Japan Skips Import of Feed Wheat and Barley via Tender

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture said it would skip import of feed-quality wheat and barley for livestock use via a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction that closed late on Wednesday. The ministry received an offer for wheat worth 26,230 tonnes and another for barley worth 20,750 tonnes, but it decided not to accept the offers as they did not meet its conditions, a ministry official said, without elaborating. The ministry had sought 120,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 200,000 tonnes of feed barley to be loaded by June 30 and to arrive in Japan by Aug. 31 in the tender that is usually conducted weekly. It is seeking the same amounts for each grain to be loaded and shipped during the same period in a similar tender that will be held on March 9.

Japan to Import Feed Wheat, Barley via Tender

Japan's Ministry of Agriculture said it would import 26,230 tonnes of feed-quality wheat, and 20,750 tonnes of barley for livestock use, via a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction that closed late on Wednesday. The ministry sought that 120,000 tonnes of feed wheat and 200,000 tonnes of feed barley to be loaded by June 30, and arrive in Japan by August 31, in the tender that is usually conducted every week. Ministry is seeking the same volume for each grain to be loaded and shipped during the same period in a similar tender, which will be held on March 16. Japan buys a small portion of feed wheat and barley via so-called SBS auctions, in which end-users and importers specify the origin, price and quantity of grain, allowing millers to meet their varied needs for the feed grain.

World Wide Metric Offers Hatch Sealing Tape

DrySeal Tape

World Wide Metric added DrySeal Hatch Sealing Tape to its products list after partnering with Soprema, a manufacturer in the waterproofing industry. DrySeal is an adhesive “winter grade” hatch sealing tape manufactured in Canada from SBS Modified Bitumen, making the product water resistant, elastomeric and durable with cutting edge technology. According to World Wide Metric, the tape provides a solution for waterproofing a ship’s hatch covers and ensuring that valuable cargo arrives damage free at unloading. worldwidemetric.com  

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