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Luis García (Photo: SENER)

García Joins the SENER

Projects and Director of Business Diversification and Development, and in Mercer Management Consulting and Accenture (as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Consulting Department). Over the course of his career, he has been on the Board of Directors of more than 15 companies in Spain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Panama, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He is currently a professor of Valuation and Corporate Finance at the Instituto de Empresa and a professor of Project and Investment Financing at ICAI, both located in Madrid (Spain).The addition of Luis García enhances the SENER Group's strategy

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Clipper Bulk Axes 40 Staff

.The Tokyo office will be closed down while the duties of the Nassau office will be transferred to the Owners’ local representation, allowing Clipper Bulk to fully concentrate its business in 3 hubs – Copenhagen, Houston and Hong Kong – supported by a local office in Barranquilla, Colombia.”While we deeply regret the implications for competent and loyal staff, the downsizing is essential to adapt both costs and structures to prevailing market conditions. We will do our best to support the ones affected,” says CEO Peter Norborg. Hence, Clipper Bulk offers various mitigating

Left to right: Colin Mottershead, Shiphand/Tug Driver; Darrin Hyde, RTITB Trainer/Gantry Operator; Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister; Patrick Walters, Chief Operating Officer, Jo Scott, Group Head of Marketing; Emma Wilson, Digital Apprentice; Mark Reynolds, Shift Manager (Photo: Peel Ports)

Maritime Minister Visits Port of Liverpool

the stellar work Peel Ports is doing to invest in infrastructure and skills for the future while attracting trade for both regional and national benefit.”2M is switching its TA2 service from Felixstowe to Liverpool on a temporary basis. At the same time, Maersk Line’s South American service, Colombia Express, will also start calling at the port of Liverpool, exporting U.K. goods to Newark.Liverpool will be the final port of call for both weekly services as they head westbound across the Atlantic. The ships will load U.K. export cargo such as Scotch whisky, food products and trade machinery.

SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

until now, the country manager of SENER in Mexico. SENER's Engineering and Construction area, which will be managed by Cudós, comprises three Business Units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain). Later, he was the Project Manager

Colombia's Ecopetrol Names New CEO, Echeverry Resigns

Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said its current vice-president, Felipe Bayon, will take over as chief executive, replacing Juan Carlos Echeverry. Echeverry, who has headed the company since March 2015, through difficult times caused by the global fall in crude prices, has resigned for family reasons, Ecopetrol said in a statement to the Andean country's financial regulator. Bayon, an engineer who spent 20 years working at BP PLC, will take over from Sept. 15, the company said. He has been a vice president at Ecopetrol since February 2016. Echeverry told Reuters in an interview last

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

;         Since opening in 2014, the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee has played a vital role in expanding global connections for the port and Manatee County businesses. In recent months, the hub also has been visited by trade officials from Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic in conjunction with presentations made to the Manatee County Port Authority.             Located “Where Tampa Bay Meets the Gulf of Mexico,” Port Manatee is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport

Henry Woo (Photo: HANSA HEAVY LIFT)

Woo to Head HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s APAC Division

the APAC region.   HANSA HEAVY LIFT opened its Singapore office in 2012 and has eight offices globally, including Shanghai, Perth, Sao Paulo, Houston, Monaco and Dubai, with global headquarters in Hamburg. The specialist heavy lift shipping line also has exclusive agents in the U.K., Argentina, Colombia, Canada and Korea.  

Colombia's Largest Oil Union to Vote on Possible Strike

Members of Colombia's largest oil workers union will vote on whether to strike in protest of privatizations at state-run oil company Ecopetrol, the union's president said on Tuesday.   Most of the 21,000 members of the Workers Union for the Petroleum Industry (USO) work at Ecopetrol, which has sold several major non-oil related assets in an effort to refocus its operations after the slump in crude prices.   Ecopetrol's net profit tumbled nearly 48 percent in the second quarter, the company said last month, because of a fall in sales and output.   Privatizations, the sale of

Bonga FPSO (Photo: Shell)

Floating Production's Future: The 6 Things You Need to Know Now

is looking a bit weak as a result of the LNG supply glut that has developed over the past year. Two FLNGs under construction have hit obstacles. One unit, the almost completed Exmar Caribbean LNG barge, is without a field as a result of the field operator’s decision to terminate the LNG project in Colombia. The other unit, PFLNG Dua under construction in Korea, has been “re-phased" by Petronas to curtail capital expenditures – and construction will likely be suspended once the hull is finished.    Several planned FLNG projects have also run into barriers. In March 2016

Grant Holmes (Photo: ISS)

ISS Appoints Holmes as VP, Cruise Solutions

1999 and was a Director at Festival Cruises managing global shore excursions, destination services and on board revenue until 2004. He also founded his own cruise consultancy, providing training for cruise line brands, governments and port authorities as well as advising destinations such as Venezuela, Colombia, Cyprus, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Bahrain on cruise strategy. ISS said Holmes will be instrumental in growing its cruise engagement across the globe, managing key cruise line accounts, streamlining communications, ensuring quality standards, sharing best practice and optimizing service delivery

Gregory E. Hewitt, Executive Vice President, The Americas at Kalmar

Greg Hewitt is Executive V.P. of Kalmar

. Greg Hewitt succeeds Lennart Brelin who is leaving Kalmar at the end of 2014 to pursue other interests. Lennart Brelin has successfully developed Cargotec's operations in the Americas region during the past 26 years. Greg Hewitt will be available at Kalmar stand at TOC Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, where we will be exhibiting during 14-16 October 2014. Come and meet us at stand #C12.  

Ximena Delporte

ICC Appoints Ximena Tapias Delporte as Vice-Chair

  The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ximena Tapias Delporte as Vice-Chair of the ICC Commission on Marketing and Advertising. Ms Tapias Delporte has been Executive Chairman of the Colombian Union of Advertising Companies (UCEP), a trade association representing advertising agencies and media in Colombia, for 22 years. She currently serves as President of the Commission of Advertising Self-Regulation of CONARP, the Colombian self-regulatory organization. In this capacity Ms Tapias Delporte is responsible for representing the rights and

Oil Sector is Colombia's Biggest Economic Concern

Rebel attacks on infrastructure and burdensome red tape are making Colombia's one million barrel a day oil sector the Andean nation's biggest economic concern, Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said on Friday. Average output so far this year has slipped to 981,000 bpd from 1,006,000 bpd in 2013 mainly because of attacks on pipelines by leftist rebels, one of which kept a major pipeline shut for two months. Cardenas told local radio that the long waits faced by oil companies to obtain the permits necessary to start projects have also constricted production growth, which is leveling off after

Colombia's Ecopetrol Q1 Profit Slips 3.6%

Colombia's state-owned oil company Ecopetrol said on Wednesday consolidated net profit fell 3.6 percent in the first quarter from the same period a year earlier to 3.29 trillion pesos ($1.7 billion).   ($1 = 1934.0800 Colombian pesos) (Reporting by Peter Murphy; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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