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Chilean Trade Commissioner Sacha Garafulic, right, chats about trade growth opportunities with, from left, Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras and Manatee County Port Authority Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh. (Photo: Port Manatee)

Port Manatee, Chile Aim to Boost Commerce

Port Manatee and Chile are pursuing considerable opportunities to boost two-way trade, according to a Chilean official who visited the Central Florida Gulf Coast port Thursday [June 15]. Garafulic, who spoke at the Manatee County Port Authority’s meeting and toured the port, including the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee, said he believes the hub could serve as a launching pad for enhanced commercial ties.             Garafulic, who is based in Miami, pointed out that Chile is engaged in about $5 billion a year of trade with South

Sean S. Fitzgerald (Photo: Maersk Container Industry)

Fitzgerald Named CEO of Maersk’s Container Unit

industry and is part of A.P. Moller – Maersk’s Transport & Logistics division.   Fitzgerald will assume overall responsibility for the strategic direction and the entire operations of the company including its more than 5,000 employees in three container manufacturing plants in Chile and China and its R&D center in Denmark.    The new CEO brings to the role more than 20 years of expertise across management, manufacturing, product management and marketing. Since 2014, Fitzgerald has acted as President at Joy Global China, part of the Japanese manufacturing company

Peter Ganz (Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

Hapag-Lloyd CFO Ganz Steps Down

and ensuring that Hapag-Lloyd had the financing it needed for growth. Furthermore, with great personal dedication, he contributed significantly to the successful merger of Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV.”   As his successor, the Supervisory Board selected Nicolas Burr. The 39-year-old native of Chile was the CFO of CSAV from 2012 to 2015, based in Santiago de Chile. He had previously held management positions at a number of companies in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Wilmington (USA). After studying engineering, he earned an MBA at MIT in Cambridge (USA).    “With Nicolas Burr we

Macario Valdés Raczynski (Photo: SAAM)

SAAM Appoints Valdés as New CEO

SAAM’s Ordinary Board Meeting appointed Macario Valdés Raczynski as new General Manager of the company, a position that he will take on as from March 16.   Valdés holds a degree in commercial engineer from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MBA from University of Berkeley, Calif. At present, he serves as SAAM’s Manager of Development and Management Control, post that he has held from April, 2013, when he took on the responsibility for the Company’s growth projects.   Previously, he worked as Assistant Manager of Development at Quiñ

The new Liebherr office in Lima

Liebherr Opens New Office in Peru

, and it will strengthen the development of new business opportunities in Peru. The tower cranes and the earthmoving divisions continue to be represented by local companies with the support of the respective regional management, while the maritime cranes division will be managed by staff in Santiago de Chile. The new Peru office now provides services to all customers of the mobile cranes and mining divisions

Captain Nick Haslam

Haslam Joins London Offshore Consultants Board

offices. Haslam is an expert in major marine casualties, particularly salvage and wreck removal, is on the Lloyds of London panel of Special Casualty Representatives (SCR) and has attended a number of high-profile cases globally. He has been appointed as expert witness in Singapore, the U.K., Chile, and Malaysia. Captain Haslam will remain stationed in Singapore and base his global operation from there. Rutger Bierman has taken over as Managing Director of LOC Singapore. Jon Walker, LOC Group’s Regional Director for Asia/Australia, said “I am delighted Rutger has taken

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ExxonMobil's Board Elects Two Vice Presidents

at Exxon Chemical Americas in Houston, Texas. After holding a variety of financial and management positions of increasing responsibility in Exxon Chemical Americas and Exxon Company U.S.A., Rosenthal was appointed finance and administration manager of Exxon's copper mining subsidiary in Santiago, Chile in 1994. He became financial reporting manager for Exxon Corporation in 1997 and the following year was made finance and administration manager for Exxon Exploration Company. Rosenthal became controller of ExxonMobil Production Company in 2002 and was assistant controller for Exxon Mobil Corporation

New Vice Presidents at Caterpillar

, he assumed the position of Power Systems regional manager in Monterey, Mexico, with responsibility for Caterpillar's Electric Power, Petroleum, Marine and Industrial engine businesses. In May 2008, Koziner was named district manager for Caterpillar's Latin America Commercial Division, based in Santiago, Chile. In 2011, he was promoted to the position of east region manager in the Americas Distribution Services Division, based in Peoria, Illinois. In October 2013, the Board of Directors named Koziner vice president with responsibility for Americas Distribution Services Division. Koziner graduated from

Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc

, he assumed the position of Power Systems regional manager in Monterey, Mexico, with responsibility for Caterpillar's Electric Power, Petroleum, Marine and Industrial engine businesses. In May 2008, Koziner was named district manager for Caterpillar's Latin America Commercial Division, based in Santiago, Chile. In 2011, he was promoted to the position of east region manager in the Americas Distribution Services Division, based in Peoria, Illinois. In October 2013, the Board of Directors named Koziner vice president with responsibility for Americas Distribution Services Division. Koziner graduated from

Jim McCaul, IMA

Offshore Floating Production Market Update

last month.  A regas carrier used as an interim FSRU in Brazil has resumed trading following delivery of the permanent FSRU. In addition, 102 floating storage units are in service, on order or available.  There has been a decrease of one unit since last month.   An LNG carrier used in Chile as an interim storage unit has been replaced by permanent land storage tanks. Production Floater Order Backlog Sixty eight production floaters are currently on order.  The figure includes 41 FPSOs, 13 other oil/gas production units and 14 LNG processing units.  In the later are 4 floating

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