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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Egypt to Establish USD 4bln Petrochemical Complex in Suez

Photo: Suez Canal Authority

Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum entered in a partnership with the Ministry of Public Business Sector to establish a petrochemical plant in Suez governorate at a total cost exceeds $4 billion, Zawya reported quoting Petroleum Minister Tarek el-Molla. The Ministry of Petroleum will build the complex in partnership with Ministry of Public Business Sector, el-Molla added. The Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company (ECHEM) as well as refineries affiliated to the petroleum sector will also cooperate to implement the project, the Egyptian minister said.

Crowley Receives Toyota Services Award

Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation, accepted Toyota Logistics Services' Award of Excellence in Customer Service for 2002 on behalf of subsidiary Crowley Liner Services last week in Santa Barbara, Calif. recognition. Services, presented the award to Mr. truck and rail providers over the past year for extraordinary service. Puerto Rico, the Caribbean and Central America. make the select list of award recipients. said Crowley.

Horizon Lines Presented Award

Horizon Lines Inc.received Toyota Logistics Excellence Award for Quality in Export Marine for its outstanding quality performance. Specifically noted by Toyota Logistics was Horizon's proficiency in the design and execution of its damage prevention program which delivered an over 70% reduction in damage incidents. Horizon Lines provides container loading and ocean transport services for Toyota's vehicles between the continental U.S. and Hawaii. March 28th were Brian Taylor, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing and Charles W. Brown III, General Manager, Western Region Sales for Horizon Lines. Chief Coordinating Officer of Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.…

Toyota Logistics Services Recognizes Crowley

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; April 21, 2011) - Toyota Logistics Services recently presented Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group with its prestigious Excellence in Quality Award for 2010 in recognition of Crowley's outstanding performance transporting thousands of Toyotas from the U.S. to Puerto Rico during the year. It was the ninth consecutive year Crowley has received the award from Toyota. Charlie Dominguez, vice president, national accounts, accepted the award from Toyota officials on behalf of Crowley in Newport Beach, Calif.

Toyota Recognizes Crowley for Quality

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime Corp.

Toyota Logistics Services recently presented Crowley Maritime Corporation's liner services group with its prestigious Excellence in Quality Award for 2010 in recognition of Crowley's outstanding  performance transporting thousands of Toyotas from the U.S. to Puerto Rico during the year. It was the ninth consecutive year Crowley has received the award from Toyota. Charlie Dominguez, vice president, national accounts, accepted the award from Toyota officials on behalf of Crowley in Newport Beach, Calif.

Toyota Export Venza via Port of Brunswick

Photo: Toyota

The Toyota Venza, built in Georgetown, Ky., will be exported to Russia and Ukraine via the Port of Brunswick, Ga. The Georgia Ports Authority will move approximately 5,000 vehicles for Toyota per year. Toyota announced it will begin exporting U.S.-assembled Venza crossover vehicles to Russia and Ukraine via the Port of Brunswick, Ga. Colonel’s Island Terminal at the Port of Brunswick handled a record 612,489 auto and machinery units in CY2012, up from 497,404 in the previous year. Toyota is a new client for the GPA. The Port of Brunswick handles approximately 10% of all U.S.

Toyota Recognizes Crowley with Logistics Excellence Award

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner and logistics group was recently presented with its eleventh-consecutive Logistics Excellence Award for export quality – an honor given in recognition of Crowley’s ongoing efforts to safely and efficiently transport Toyota vehicles to Puerto Rico from the U.S. East Coast. Crowley’s Peter Noyer, vice president, national accounts and John Kelley, director, national accounts, accepted the award on Crowley’s behalf during Toyota’s annual logistics partners meeting in Newport Beach, Calif.

NYK Establishes Logistics Company for Finished Cars in Kenya

Photo: NYK Line

NYK has signed a joint-venture agreement with Bolloré Transport & Logistics Kenya Limited (Bolloré) and Toyota Tsusho Corporation to establish Bolloré NYK Auto Logistics Limited, a logistics company for finished cars. In late August, a signing ceremony was held in Kenya, and attended by Eric Melet, Managing Director of Bolloré, Takashi Hattori, Senior Managing Director of Toyota Tsusho Corp., Koichi Chikaraishi, senior managing corporate officer of NYK at which time they attended…

Engineer Pleads Guilty to Pollution Charge

Duk Jo Jeong, a first assistant engineer of a Toyota car carrier ship, pled guilty to making a false statement to the United States Coast Guard concerning the disposal of waste oil aboard the Cygnus. The Cygnus car carrier ship which transported automobiles between Japan and the United States. Jeong was immediately sentenced to two years of probation by Judge Garr M. King; he will then be deported to Korea. Judge King noted that Jeong, a Korean national, had already been involuntarily detained in Portland for six months during the pendency of his case. As First Assistant Engineer of the Cygnus, Jeong was responsible for overseeing all of the operations of the engine room, including the disposal of waste oil.

Largest Bunker Tanker Launched

According to a June 17 report from The Business Times, Singapore launched the world's largest purpose-built bunker tanker by Hong Lam Marine. The 22,000 deadweight tonne tanker Spectrum, which was launched at Marina at Keppel Bay on June 16 and immediately put into service, is a collaboration between Hong Lam and Toyota Tsusho Corp (TTC). The tanker is estimated to have cost $30m. (Source: The Business Times)

IHC Merwede Launches Pair of Dredges

 the 500m3 grab hopper dredger, DOHUK.

Successful launch ceremonies for DOHUK and KARBALA by IHC Merwede. IHC Merwede has successfully launched the 500m3 grab hopper dredger, DOHUK, and the 3,500m3 trailing suction hopper dredger, KARBALA, in two ceremonies on 25 July 2012 at the company’s shipyard in Krimpen aan den IJssel, The Netherlands. The DOHUK was launched early in the morning, followed later by the ceremony for the KARBALA. The vessels were named by breaking a jar of yoghurt over the bow. They are being built for Toyota Tsusho Corporation, although the operator will be the General Company for Ports of Iraq (GCPI).

S. African Watchdog Seeks Penalty Against K-Line

Image:  "K" LINE Shipping (South Africa) PTY LTD

South Africa’s  competition watchdog  is seeking to fine Japan’s Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K-Line) as much as 10 percent of its annual revenue in the country for colluding on a tender for the transport of Toyota Motor Corp. vehicles, reports Reuters. The commission believes action must be taken against it for price fixing‚ market division and collusive tendering involving the transportation of Toyota vehicles from South Africa to Europe‚ North Africa (Mediterranean Coast) and the Caribbean Islands via Europe‚ West Africa‚ East Africa and Red Sea (Latin America) by sea.

Toyota Kirloskar, Kamarajar Port Ink Deal for Expansion

The agreement was signed by the company officials in the presence of Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari and Minister of State for Shipping Pon. Radhakrishnan in New Delhi

Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt. Ltd. (TKM)  signed an MoU with Kamarajar Port Ltd. (KPL) in order to help facilitate the expansion of its export business. The MoU is a win-win for both as TKM will build a long-time relationship with the port, boosting its business and improving its commercial viability in a highly competitive market, and in return, TKM will benefit from the port related tariff concessions, giving a boost to its CBU for export to global markets. TKM has entered into a 10 year agreement with the port, renewable at every 5 year.

Coughlin Wins Bisso Safety Award Drawing

Pictured left to right: Mauricio Garrido, VP Salvage; Stephen Loeb, CFO; Tommy Gibilterra, VP Offshore Construction-Pipeline; Sean Coughlin; Beau Bisso, President/COO; Glenn Posik, Project Manager and Mark Diamond, Jr., Project

Bisso Marine announced that Sean Coughlin is the winner of the inaugural Bisso Marine Safety Award Drawing. Coughlin was selected from a pool of 166 eligible employees. To be eligible for the drawing, an employee must be employed by the company for the entire calendar year without having had an accident, safety infraction, negative performance review, or disciplinary write-up. Coughlin was given the choice of selecting a new Mako 1901 bay boat with a 150 hp engine; a new Nitro Z-7 bass boat with a 150 hp engine, or a new Toyota Tundra V8 double cab pick-up truck.

Jacquelin Named Willard Marketing Director

Karen Jacquelin

Willard Marine announced the appointment of Karen Jacquelin as director of marketing earlier today. Jacquelin will be responsible for leading Willard Marine’s product and brand marketing strategy, including all advertising, public relations and event marketing initiatives. She will be based out of the company’s corporate offices in Anaheim, Calif. Jacquelin brings more than 20 years of integrated brand advertising, marketing, and business development experience to Willard Marine. She has held management positions at Young & Rubicam, Xperience Communications and the Irvine Company.

Matson to Convert Containership

Matson Navigation Company, Inc. (Matson) has begun the first conversion of one of its C-9 containerships, MV Mokihana, to a combination roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) and container vessel to further strengthen its Hawaii service capabilities. With the conversion, the vessel will have ro-ro and container capacity comparable to two vessels in Matson's service today, the dedicated ro-ro vessel Great Land and the containership S.S. Lihue. The new garage will have the capacity to carry 1,350 vehicles. The plan is part of a multi-phase program that began in 2003 and is designed to provide Matson's auto customers with the two service features they prefer: frequency of service and ro-ro capacity.

Bisso Marine Safety Award Winner

Photo courtesy Bisso Marine

Bisso Marine, a provider of energy and maritime support services, announced that Taylor King is the winner of the annual Bisso Marine Safety Award Drawing. King was selected from a pool of 220 eligible employees. To be eligible for the drawing, an employee must be employed by the company for the entire calendar year without having had an accident, safety infraction, negative performance review or disciplinary write-up. King was given the choice of selecting a Mako 1901 bay boat, a Nitro Z-7 bass boat or a Toyota Tundra double cab pickup truck.

Ballard Power Posts Smaller-Than-Expected Loss

Ballard Power Systems

Canadian fuel cell maker Ballard Power Systems Inc posted a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss, helped by higher revenue from its engineering services and material handling businesses. Revenue from Ballard's engineering services business, which counts Volkswagen AG among its customers, rose nearly threefold in the first quarter ended March 31. The business accounted for half of Ballard's total revenue in the quarter. Ballard said it expected to begin supplying fuel cell stacks to service Plug Power Inc's order with Wal-Mart Stores Inc in the second half of this year.

POLB Commissioners Elect Thomas Fields President

Thoman Fields: Photo credit Port of Long Beach Commissioners

The Long Beach advertising executive & former city planning commissioner, will lead the commission for a 1-year term from 1, July 2013. Thomas Fields will succeed Commissioner Susan E. Anderson Wise, who has served two years as President. The Board President serves as chair of the commission, running board meetings and often representing the Port to the public and shipping industry. “I look forward to serving as Board President; this is an exciting time for the Port as we look…

GPA Records Strong November Gains

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved significant business gains in November, with a 6.6% increase in twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) for the month, and a 7.3% increase in total tonnage across all terminals. The GPA moved 243,233 TEUs in November and reached 2,414,630 in total tonnage for the month. That compares to 228,184 TEUs and 2,249,431 total tons in November 2012. “New customers, combined with better than anticipated growth in the national economy in recent months…

BP Remains Singapore's Top Marine Fuel Supplier

Image: BP Singapore

BP Singapore kept its spot as a top marine fuel supplier by volume for the eleventh straight year in 2014 at the world's biggest bunkering port, the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said. MPA does not specify the volumes each supplier sells, but traders pegged the oil major's sales at around 400,000 tonnes a month, or about 10 percent of the country's monthly sales. Overall Singapore sold 42.4 million tonnes of marine fuel last year. This is slightly behind the sales volume achieved in 2013 at 42.7MT.

Dumpers 2015 - Examples of Particularly Bad Practices

Photo:  NGO Shipbreaking Platform

The worst dumper prize goes to IDAN OFER, son of shipping magnate Sammy Ofer. Idan Ofer owns QUANTUM PACIFIC GROUP and has a controlling stake in Israel’s largest publicly traded company, ISRAEL CORPORATION. Combined, these shipping companies sold the highest number of vessels for substandard breaking operations in 2015: nine in total, with six of them going to Bangladesh, where conditions are known to be worst. GREEK SHIP OWNERS sold the most ships to South Asian shipbreaking yards in 2015, with 87 ships in total.

MOL Reshuffles US Route, Inks Car Transport Deal

At the ceremony marking the first shipment. First from right MOL Managing Executive Officer Naotoshi Omoto Photo MOL

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that it has won a contract to transport vehicles manufactured at Toyota Argentina S.A. to ports on West Coast South America and West Coast Central America. Vehicles produced at Zarate plant to be exported to the majority of the Latin American Region and this is also an economically important project backed by the Argentine government. MOL is supporting the initiative by providing reliable, efficient ocean transport service. With the acquisition of this new contract, MOL has restructured the existing U.S.

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