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Chris Slotten Joins Globe Express Services

Chris Slotten: Photo credit GES

Globe Express Services appoints global logistics veteran Chris Slotten as Chief Commercial Officer & Senior Vice-President. Globe Express Services, one of the world’s top 100 global logistics providers with a market presence in over 80 countries, announce that Christopher Slotten will join the company on March 1, 2013 as Senior Vice President (SVP) & Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In his new role, Mr. Slotten will focus primarily on leading the company’s global growth strategy initiative…

VT Halter Marine Taps Baczkowski as CEO

Pascagoula, Miss. shipbuilder VT Halter Marine, Inc. announced it has appointed Ronald Baczkowski as president and CEO with immediate effect.Baczkowski joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1980 and retired with the rank of Brigadier General in 2012. He had held various command and staff appointments directing high-level strategic initiatives with impact on tens of thousands of troops. He joined VT Systems in 2016 and was mostly recently Vice President of Business Development. Before that from 2013-2015, he was Chief Operating Officer of Angarai International Inc, a professional management consulting firm; and Senior Program Manager at Engility Corporation…

CNOOC Changes to Senior Management

The board of directors of CNOOC Limited announced that Mr. Fu Chengyu, an Executive Director of the Company, will be re-designated as a Non-executive Director of the Company. Mr. Fu remains the Chairman of the Board. Mr. Li Fanrong, a Non-executive Director of the Company, will be re-designated as an Executive Director of the company. The re-designations of Mr. Fu and Mr. Li will become effective from 16 September 2010. Born in 1951, Mr. Fu received a B.S. degree in geology from the Northeast Petroleum Institute in China and a master degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California in the United States. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil industry in the PRC. He previously worked in China’s Daqing, Liaohe and Huabei oil fields.

L.A. Port Director Receives USC Alumni Award

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D., has been honored by the University of Southern California Alumni Association with the prestigious Alumni Merit Award. Knatz earned a Master of Science degree in environmental engineering and a doctorate in biological science from USC. “The Alumni Merit Awards are given to individuals whose remarkable accomplishments speak well for the range and quality of a USC education,” said Patrick E. Auerbach, the interim associate vice president for alumni relations. “Dr.

Long Beach Port Appoints 3 Directors

Harbor Commission fills positions by promoting from within Photo Port of Long Beach

The Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the appointments of new directors for the Port of Long Beach’s Finance, Surveys and Transportation Planning divisions. Maurina Lee, previously the Harbor Department’s controller, will become the Director of Finance. She has been controller since March of last year and was previously finance manager for the city of Downey from 2006 to 2015. The Finance Division oversees an annual budget that is $829 million this fiscal year. It is part of the Finance and Administration Bureau.

HiPer Craft Forum 2013: New Speakers Announced

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) will host the High Performance Craft (HiPer Craft) Forum on June 19-20, 2013 at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center in Norfolk, Va. •    Dr. •    Dr. •    Mr. •    Mr. •    Mr. Jonathan Hill, AMRINA, AFNI, Training Director at FRC International Ltd and Trident Marine Ltd. •    CAPT D.B. •    Mr. Dave Menna, Donald L. Blount & Associates, Inc. •    Mr. •    Dr. •    Mr. •    Dr. Trevor Dobbins, STResearch Ltd. •    Mr. Tyler Brand, President, StrongWake Ltd. •    Mr. •    Ms. •    Mr. Walt Pullar, Chief Executive Officer, RMGS, Inc.

Port Of Los Angeles & MBDA at USC Team Up to Promote Trade

The Port of Los Angeles and the U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency (MDBA) Center at the University of Southern California will be holding a FREE “Trade Connect” export workshop August 26, 2014 at USC’s Galen Center. The event will focus on providing information, tools and tips for fashion, garment, health and beauty product companies interested in promoting and exporting their products overseas. “Los Angeles is home to thousands of small- and medium-sized fashion, garment, health and beauty businesses that make products with great potential for export markets,” said Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price Jr.…

Cotton, Cox, Harris Receive '14 AOTOS Awards

From left: Frederick Harris, Joseph Cox and Stephen Cotton

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2014 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) were presented to Stephen Cotton, General Secretary of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF); Joseph J. Cox, President/CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America; and Frederick J. Harris, President of General Dynamics NASSCO and Bath Iron Works, an American shipbuilder. The maritime industry's most prestigious awards were presented at a gala industry dinner and dance held at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City, on November 7, 2014.

Port Everglades Appoints Director of Business Development

Michael Vanderbeek: Photo credit Port Everglades

Michael was formerly with the Port of Long Beach, CA, the nation'Â’s second busiest container cargo seaport, making him a good choice to lead the Business Development Division for Broward CountyÂ’'s Port Everglades Department. The Port Everglades Business Development Division is responsible for developing marketing and sales strategies to draw additional cruise business and containerized, dry and break bulk cargo volumes to Port Everglades. Staff provides customer service to the cruise and cargo shipping communities and markets Foreign-Trade Zone No.

Unmanned Systems & Autonomy Are Force Multipliers, Says Admiral

 X-47B Unmanned Combat Aircraft: Photo credit USN

Focus Area Forums, are an initiative of Rear Adm. Matthew Klunder, the chief of naval research. The goal: bring together experts and find new and low-cost ways to support Navy and Marine Corps priorities, and advance disruptive technologies for our Sailors and Marines. The first Forum was on unmanned systems. "The lifeblood of scientific research is generating new ideas and sharing information," said Klunder. Nearly 200 participants came to the recent forum from across government…

Autonomous Robot Maps Ship Hulls for Mines

Algorithms developed by MIT researchers enable an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to swim around and reconstruct a ship's propeller. Image: Franz Hover, Brendan Englot

Algorithms enable robot to navigate and view propellers and other complex structures. For years, the U.S. Navy has employed human divers, equipped with sonar cameras, to search for underwater mines attached to ship hulls. The Navy has also trained dolphins and sea lions to search for bombs on and around vessels. While animals can cover a large area in a short amount of time, they are costly to train and care for, and don’t always perform as expected. In the last few years, Navy scientists…

Commission Appointments at Long Beach Port

Lou Anne Bynum and Doug Drummond

The Long Beach City Council on Tuesday confirmed the appointments of Long Beach City College executive Lou Anne Bynum and former City Councilman Doug Drummond to second terms on the Board of Harbor Commissioners. Mayor Robert Garcia announced the reappointments last month. Both Bynum, the Harbor Board Vice President, and Drummond, a former Board President, were originally appointed by Garcia’s predecessor, Mayor Bob Foster. “These commissioners have done outstanding jobs helping to lead the Harbor Department,” Garcia said.

Horizon Helps Deliver Concrete Canoes

Engineering students from 12 universities around the country will began competing in Hawaii in the conference finals of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 22nd Annual ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition. The winner of these races will earn a spot in the national championships in North Carolina this June. Before the concrete canoes could begin their sail to the finish line, however, they had to get to the starting line. Working together, Horizon Lines, LLC, and Horizon Logistics, LLC, coordinated the door-to-door delivery of the competition canoes from inland points in the continental United States to the Port of Los Angeles for ocean voyage aboard a Horizon Lines container vessel to Honolulu and on to final destination at the University of Hawaii.

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.

CMA CGM (America) LLC New Appointees

CMA CGM (America) LLC announced today that Mj Dornford has been named Vice President, Marketing. In her new role, Dornford will be responsible for managing market analytics and reporting, as well as overseeing public relations, marketing and communications. Dornford brings over twenty years of successful experience to the position, most recently serving as Regional Vice President Sales, West Coast for CMA CGM (America) LLC in Long Beach, California. Prior to joining CMA CGM, she…

New Virus Found in the Ocean

Electron microscope images of marine bacteria infected with the non-tailed viruses studied in this research. The bacterial cell walls are seen as long double lines, and the viruses are the small round objects with dark centers. (Courtesy of researchers)

Researchers from MIT and Albert Einstein College of Medicine have discovered a new type of virus that dominates water samples taken from the ocean but has long escaped analysis because its characteristics are not detected by standard tests. The newly identified viruses have long been missed by previous studies due several unusual properties including a lack of “tail” found on most catalogued and sequenced bacterial viruses. This research, supported by the National Science Foundation and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Ocean Ventures Fund…

AWO Promotes Two

Brian Vahey, Caitlyn Stewart Promoted to Government Affairs Manager. AWO has announced the recent promotions of Brian Vahey and Caitlyn Stewart to the new position of Government Affairs Manager. These promotions recognize the significant contributions of Mr. Vahey and Ms. Stewart to AWO’s work and their potential for further growth as members of AWO’s advocacy team. Mr. Vahey joined AWO as a Government Affairs Associate in July of 2008. His portfolio includes maritime security and TWIC, the Towing Vessel Bridging Program, licensing, and technology, among other issues. He serves as staff secretary to the Coastal Sector Committee and the AWO Technology Steering Group…

Brandy Christian is New Port of New Orleans COO

Brandy D. Christian, Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans

Current COO Patrick J. Gallwey to Retire in March After 34 Years. Brandy D. Christian has been named the new Chief Operating Officer of the Port of New Orleans by President and CEO Gary LaGrange, succeeding Patrick J. Gallwey, who will retire March 1 after 34 years with the Port. Christian comes to the Port after 14 years with the Port of San Diego serving for the past five years as vice president, strategy and business development. During her tenure with California’s fourth largest cargo port…

KPI Bridge Oil Appoints new Managing Director

Andrew Cheah

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers,  marine lubricants and risk management products, has appointed Mr. Andrew Cheah as Managing Director of its Singapore operations, KPI Bridge Oil Singapore Pte Ltd. Andrew has more than 17 years experience in the Bunker and Shipping industries. Amongst a number of positions in the bunker industry, he has served as Group General Manager for large independent supplier, where he was in charge of implementing Group Growth…

TCC, USC Join Forces to Cut Emissions

Courtesy TCC

Leading Hong Kong ship-owner Tai Chong Cheang Steamship Co. (TCC) and the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering (USC) announced a significant research breakthrough aimed at tackling harmful ship-source emissions today. The research was conducted as part of a research program focused on improving marine diesel combustion efficiency and the reduction of exhaust gases via the application of nanosecond pulsed generation technology. With the support of TCC…

Northrop Grumman Restructures Several Business Areas

Northrop Grumman Corporation has announced several organizational changes and associated executive-level appointments within its Electronic Systems sector. These changes will better position the sector for future business opportunities. “This reorganization will enable us to better focus sector resources on targeted business growth areas, while maximizing the use of executive leadership strengths, especially in such areas as military intelligence, space sensors, naval and marine systems and process and program management,” said Robert P. Iorizzo, president of the Electronic Systems sector. • George W. • Taylor W. • John V. • Robert W. • James L. • John C. • Charles J. • Thomas F. Kline, sector director, Quality Assurance. George W.

Obituary: Stewart B. Nelson

Stewart B. Nelson, Ph.D. - B. June 9, 1937 D. Dr. Stewart B. Nelson URI -MMA 1974, oceanographer, explorer, author, lecturer and marine historian passed away of complications related to cancer on September 12, 2016 in Tampa, Fla. He is mourned by family, friends and classmates of the Marine Affairs Program at the University of Rhode Island. Dr. Nelson's multifaceted career was principally spent in service to his country in his position as aide to the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy and in this capacity he was the Senior Advisor to the to the Oceanographer, a Rear Admiral Flag position. Dr. Nelson who later earned a Ph.D, from the University of Southern California, was a pivotal figure in the modern era of the Naval Oceanographic Office.

Huge Wave Damages Passenger Ship

HONOLULU, Hawaii (AP) -- A passenger ship with about 700 college students aboard limped into Honolulu Harbor five days after a huge wave tossed the vessel around in heavy seas, damaging three of its four engines and injuring two crew members. "Most people have been happy it's finally sunny and are glad to be going to Hawaii," Becca Leonard, a 21-year-old junior at the University of Southern California, said Monday after the ship pulled into port. The 591-foot Explorer, with 990 people aboard, was about 650 miles south of Adak, Alaska, when the wave hit early Wednesday morning. Adak is in the Aleutian Islands about 1,300 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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