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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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Teekay LNG Announces Board Changes

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. announced changes to Teekay LNG’s board of directors. Jane Hinkley has been appointed to the chairmanship position succeeding C. Sean Day, who will remain a director of Teekay LNG and chairman of the partnership’s sponsor, Teekay Corporation. Hinkley has been a director of Teekay LNG for over 10 years and has management and board experience in the shipping and oil and gas industry, including serving as the managing director of Navion Shipping AS, and chief financial officer and managing director of Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation, and currently serves on the board of directors of Premier Oil plc and Vesuvius plc.

Teekay Secures $1bln from Chinese Bank

Teekay Corporation announced today it has entered into a framework cooperation agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China (CEXIM) for up to $1 billion in new loan facilities. The loan facilities would be made available to Teekay and its subsidiaries, including Teekay LNG Partners L.P., Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. and Teekay Tankers Ltd., to finance the construction or conversion of vessels from shipyards in China over the next three years. “We are very pleased to announce the signing of this framework agreement in Beijing, China as it further strengthens our existing relationship with CEXIM and represents yet another source of capital for the Teekay group,” said Vince Lok, Teekay Corporation's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Teekay Restated 1 & 2Q 2008 Results

Teekay Tankers Ltd. - an interest rate swap agreement under the Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. - two vessels acquired from Teekay Corporation (Teekay) subsequent to the company's December 2007 initial public offering, whereby the company's financial statements have been retroactively adjusted to include the historical results of the vessels from the date they were originally acquired by Teekay and began operating, as more fully discussed below under "Changes to Accounting for Dropdown Transactions". Subsequent to the release of its results for the second quarter of 2008 on August 7, 2008, the company determined that it would be required to restate its previously reported financial results.

Howard Thill Joins Devon to Succeed White

Howard Thill has joined Devon Energy Corporation as senior vice president, communications and investor relations.He has joined the company to fill the position created by the retirement of Vince White, senior vice president, communications and investor relations. The company announced yesterday the retirement of Vince White who is scheduled to retire August 8, 2014. “Howard brings to Devon deep knowledge borne of extensive and varied experience in our industry,” John Richels, Devon’s president and chief executive officer said. Prior to joining Marathon, Thill was director of investor relations with Phillips Petroleum Co. He began his career with Phillips in 1982 as a drilling fluids sales/service engineer.

Denmark Aims to be Global Maritime Power Hub

Photo: Danish Maritime Authority

The Danish Government receives recommendations from the Maritime Strategy Team on how to maintain the Danish stronghold as a maritime nation towards 2025. The Maritime Strategy Team, headed by Chairman Jesper Lok, presents its recommendations to the Danish government. The recommendations represent the maritime industry’s input on maintaining and strengthening the industry’s international competitiveness and making Denmark a global maritime power hub. The maritime industry – Blue Denmark – represents 25 % of Danish exports, making it the largest Danish exporting industry.

Status Report: Major Port and Merchant Shipping Legislation in India

Photo: Indian Ports Association (IPA)

With a view to promote the expansion of port infrastructure and facilitate trade and commerce, the proposed bill aims at decentralizing decision making and to infuse professionalism in governance of ports. The new Major Ports Authority Bill, 2016 would help to impart faster and transparent decision making benefiting the stakeholders and better project execution capability. The Bill is aimed at reorienting the governance model in central Ports to landlord port model in line with the successful global practice. This will also help in bringing transparency in operations of Major Ports.

India Lower House Passes the Admiralty Bill 2016

Photo: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Courtesy: PIB, India

The Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2016 was passed by the Lok Sabha (Lower House of the Parliament of India). The Bill aims to establish a legal framework to consolidate the existing laws relating to admiralty jurisdiction of courts, admiralty proceedings on maritime claims, arrest of vessels and related issues. It also aims to replace archaic laws which are hindering efficient governance. The Bill confers admiralty jurisdiction on High Courts located in coastal states of India and this jurisdiction extends upto territorial waters.

Seabulk International Appoints CFO

Seabulk International, Inc. announced the election of Vincent J. deSostoa as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. deSostoa, who most recently served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Zeosoft Corporation, will report directly to Seabulk's President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerhard E. Kurz. He will be responsible for all of the Company's financing activities, including its relations with investment bankers and lending institutions, as well as for the financial reporting function, risk management and information systems. "We are pleased to welcome Vince to the Seabulk management team," commented Kurz.

Denmark's Princess Mary Launches SVITZER Tug

Crown Pricess Mary Launches Tug "SVITZER"

Tribute to Bushfire town as her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Launches "SVITZER MARYSVILLE" Tug in Melbourne, Australia. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today launched SVITZER Australia’s newest Tugboat ‘SVITZER Marysville’ at Docklands in Melbourne, in honour of the bushfire devastated township of Marysville. The ceremony was also attended by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark. Forty five of Marysville’s 500 people lost their…

CIRCOR Names Vincent Sandoval President, Aerospace & Defense

Vincent Sandoval: Photo credit CIRCOR

Provider of valves and other highly engineered products for markets including oil & gas, power generation and aerospace & defense,  CIRCOR International, Inc., inform that Vincent Sandoval will join the Company as Group President—CIRCOR Aerospace & Defense effective March 19, 2014. CIRCOR add that Mr. Sandoval currently is the President of TransDigm Group, Inc.’s Semco Instruments subsidiary, which designs and manufactures sensors and harnesses for use on various commercial and military airframe and engine platforms. Prior to joining TransDigm in 2010, Mr.

Port Metro Trucker Strikes: Coordinated Action to Address Disputes

A port scene: File photo CCL3

British Colombia Maritime Employers Association (BCMEA) inform that the Government of Canada, the Province of British Columbia and Port Metro Vancouver are taking coordinated action to address the work disruption at Port Metro Vancouver, Canada’s Asia-Pacific gateway. Port Metro Vancouver will begin its planned reform of the licensing system and move to terminate licenses. The Government of British Columbia is preparing back-to-work legislation with a 90-day cooling off period for 250 truckers who are members of Unifor…

NY Giants Victory Parade

(Photos: Jeffrey O’Malley)

Maritime Reporter & Engineering News' hometown National Football League team, the New York Football Giants, brought home the NFL’s Vince Lombardi Trophy in high style today via a traditional ticker tape parade through the Canyon of Heroes in lower Manhattan. A fitting and traditional tribute following its rousing 21-17 victory over the overmatched New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, held Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, where quarterback Eli Manning, the game’s Most Valuable Player…

EnerMech Target US Oil and Gas Market

Vince Kouns, president of EnerMech’s USA division

Mechanical engineering group, EnerMech, has ring fenced more than $65 million (£40 million) to launch a major expansion in to the USA, as it seeks to replicate  growth in Europe and the eastern hemisphere. Up to $15 million (£9.5 million) will be invested in new Process, Pipeline and Umbilical (PPU) equipment with another $50 million (£31.5 million) set aside for strategic acquisitions allied to its other service lines and to build upon the existing USA business, EnerMech announced at OTC in Houston this week.

Coal Transhipment Terminal Finds New Cure for Old Conveyor Spillage Problems

Neary four million tons of coal passed in and out of Scotland's Hunterston Terminal in 1997, drawn in large part by a reputation for fast turnaround that has made this one of the biggest seaport bulk transhipment facilities in Western Europe. But, building that reputation wasn't easy. Moving coal at 2,000 to 3,000 tons per hour (tph), through some five miles of conveyors linked by multiple transfer points, the terminal had long been plagued by spillage problems that laid a costly burden on the maintenance staff and threatened penalty charges from delays in ship loading/unloading. The search for a more reliable way to keep the coal on the belts finally ended when maintenance management found a new system for keeping skirt rubber in place at the transfers and more easily adjusted.

KDB to Unveil Daewoo Sale Plan in 2007

Reuters reported that Korea Development Bank (KDB), a top shareholder in Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. , will announce in early 2007 a plan to sell the world's No. 2 shipbuilder, the bank's governor said on Monday. State-run KDB and government restructuring agency KAMCO jointly own half of the shipbuilder, one of former units of the bankrupt Daewoo Group, with a market value of $5.7b. The sale is expected to be one of the biggest M&A deals in South Korea, with KDB Governor Kim Chang-lok predicting it would fetch about $6.2 -$7.3b. KDB has outsourced the assessment of the best ownership structure at Daewoo Shipbuilding and the proper time of the sale, and expects to have the outcome in November. Earlier this month, steel maker POSCO Co. Ltd.

Wilh. Wilhelmsen, SvitzerWijsmuller Join Forces

Abeer Marine Services (AMS), a company in the Wilh. Wilhelmsen group (WW) will establish a joint operating company with the Maersk-owned SvitzerWijsmuller (SW). The joint company will be named Express Offshore Transport Pte. Ltd. (EOT). WW and SW will each own 50 percent. The company will be based in Singapore and have 80 shore based personnel. The company will be operational as of 1 November 2005 subject all relevant approvals being given. The application for approval of the new joint company is being considered by the European Commission under the EC Merger Regulation. - EOT will become a solid company which will be well-equipped to increase the quality and further improve the service vis-à-vis the customers…

India: The Admiralty Bill 2017 Gets Upper House Nod

Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. Photo: PIB

Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill, 2017, introduced during the Winter Session of Indian Parliament came up for discussion in the Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and was passed unanimously by the house. The Bill aims to establish a legal framework for consolidation of related laws to replace the age old archaic laws with modern Indian legislation and to confer admiralty jurisdiction on all High Courts of the coastal states of the country. The bill was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha in March, 2017.

Naval Amphibious Operations Subject of London Conference

Senior militiary officers from 15 nations to meet with leading industry experts to examine role of amphibious operations. The subject of the conference is: "Delivering an Agile, Multirole and Powerful Amphibious Capability". "Amphibious Operations 2012 is an opportunity to meet with the USMC's partners from around the world, not only to share our experiences from Bold Alligator-12, but more importantly to describe how we might collectively consider exploiting them with a view toward developing even more robust amphibious capabilities in the near future" says Colonel Vince Goulding (ret'd), Director, Experiment Division, of the USMC Warfighting Lab.

Harley Marine Announces Reorganization

Harley Marine Services will reorganize its leadership team in order to accommodate customers and field personnel. Jim Lowe has been named general manager for Harley Marine Services, Southern California. In his role, Lowe will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Harley Marine Services family of companies in Southern California including: Millennium Maritime, West Oil Marine Services, Public Service Marine, and Pacific Coast Maritime. He is specifically responsible fore leading the various companies to improve customer service while optimizing operational efficiency. Troy Goodman has been named VP of Corporate Services for Harley Marine Services.

University Unveils Subsea Extreme Engineering Centre

UK's Newcastle University to lead a national centre for subsea & offshore engineering in a major drive to develop new materials & technologies. The Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering was unveiled recently by Business Secretary Vince Cable as a key part of the Government's Oil and Gas Strategy. It will be the first of its kind in the UK, bringing together industry and academia to create a world-class engineering research facility. Developing technologies that can withstand one of the world’s harshest environments, the new centre will be at the forefront of a quest to harness the ocean's potential as a source of food, energy and medicine.

NAVSEA Salvage Engineers Recover Plane Materials

Naval Sea System Command's (NAVSEA) Supervisor of Salvage and Diving (SUPSALV) conducted the recovery of the engines and other components of an EA-6B "Prowler" Aug. 17-20. The plane crashed near Feb. 12. The recovery utilized the Navy's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) "Deep Drone" operating from the Military Sealift Command's USNS Salvor (T-ARS 52). The EA-6B crashed into the in 6,500 feet of water while conducting night landing qualifications. The recovery operation was performed in order to assist the crash investigation in determining the cause of the accident and the possible implication it may have on the rest of the EA-6B inventory. Deep Drone is the Navy's workhorse ROV designed to meet the Navy's mid-water salvage requirements down to a maximum depth of 8,000 feet of seawater.

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics Strengthens Leadership Team

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics, a single source intermodal, distribution and logistics services company, announced the appointment of a new executive team which they say positions RoadOne for strong, continuous growth. Larry Cuddy, Vice President Commercial Strategy & Client Solutions:  Larry is an accomplished logistics and supply chain professional with a strong 20 year history in business development, solutions design, transportation management, and IT solutions. Prior to RoadOne, Larry was Sr. Director, Client Solutions Supply Chain at Estes Express Lines, Inc. His experience also includes senior sales positions at 3PD, Exel and Velocity Express.

Bryan Nichols Joins Growing Vigor Shipyard Sales Team

Bryan Nichols

Bryan Nichols, one of the leading maritime business development professionals in the Pacific Northwest, is joining forces with VIGOR Industrial, which owns and operates the premier shipyards in the region. Nichols joins VIGOR as a sales representative for the company, which builds, repairs and modernizes commercial fishing and cargo vessels, ferries and military ships at six locations in the Northwest. Nichols had been sales and marketing manager at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Whidbey Island, Wash. “Joining VIGOR is an exciting next step for me,” Nichols said.

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