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Crowley Honored for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

incredible. Ninety-six percent of our employees showed up to work. You may ask why did people do that? And there is only one word that describes that - commitment. Commitment to Crowley and commitment to Puerto Rico because they knew that in those Crowley containers was the food, ice, water, fuel, construction material for the recovery of the island.”Trailer Bridge and Tote Maritime were also recognized with the award for their efforts during the recovery

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Workboat Apprenticeship Program Launched

standardized, high-quality program, endorsed by the NWA, to drive training initiatives for the next generation of workboat crews.”“It will contribute to a steady influx of trained personnel to support workboat operations in a range of marine industries throughout the UK and Europe, such as construction of offshore wind farms, servicing of ports and inland waterways, surveying, towage and salvage work.”With the details now in place, training providers including 54 North Maritime and Red Ensign are drawing up plans to run courses for the Apprenticeship over the coming months, with 54 North

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Port of Cape Town to Open Training Center in September

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has completed the construction of its Maritime Training Center at the Port of Cape Town and the institution will run its first courses in September 2018.TNPA refurbished an underutilized building at the port to house the center, which will offer marine skills development programs and apprenticeships to youth from previously disadvantaged communities and employees within Transnet.The project is part of TNPA’s role as a lead implementer of Government’s Operation Phakisa program which aims to unlock the economic potential of the country’s Oceans

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Austal USA Earns Shipbuilding Safety Award

building great ships, and take pride in receiving this award as recognition of their attention to safety year after year. I could not be more proud of the men and women who make up Austal’s shipbuilding team.”Austal has delivered two LCS to the Navy in 2018 while another five are under construction. LCS 18 is preparing for sea trials as LCS 20, 22, 24 and LCS 26 are following close behind. Additionally, Austal has two more LCS in a pre-construction phase, LCS 28 and LCS 30.In addition to being in full rate production for the LCS program, Austal is also the Navy’s prime contractor for

Laino Named Chembulk CCO

commercial capacities as a tanker broker, projects broker and shipowner.  Most recently, Laino held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Chemical Transportation Group (CTG), which he founded together with two partners and a group of investors in 2014. He was instrumental in the design, finance, construction, and commercial operation of CTG’s fleet which, at the time, was the largest single stainless steel chemical tanker new building order.  

P-O Sverlinger, CEO, MMT Group (Photo: Credit MMT)

MMT Appoints Sverlinger CEO

the operations of consultant firms and emphasizes the importance of good customer relations and skilled, enthusiastic employees.Sverlinger holds a M. Sc. degree in Civil Engineering and has a Ph.D. degree in management of professional service firms with a specialty in technical consultants serving the construction industry. He has been an officer and a clearance diver in the Swedish Navy.Sverlinger  joined MMT on May 2, 2018 and he has worked in parallel with acting CEO, Peter Forhaug, until June 1, when he formally took on the role as CEO. Forhaug has joined the board of directors as deputy chairman

William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

.  Bergeron previously served as Chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Bergeron has also received honors such as the Governor’s Lantern Award presented by former Governor Dave Treen as well as special recognition from former Alabama Governor Fob James for construction of the most modern barge-building plant in the United States. Bergeron is also credited with negotiating the contract to build the Steamboat Natchez in 1973 bringing new jobs to New Orleans as well as the creation of a new fabrication yard in Plaquemines Parish and a drydock on the Mississippi

Jyothi Mani (Photo: EMAC)

EMAC Welcomes Mani To its Case Management Team

of case management experience from the likes of Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).  Before joining DIAC, Jyothi worked as an in-house counsel for a large corporate in the Indian entertainment sector, followed by a role with a legal consulting firm in Dubai dealing real estate and construction in the UAE.   While in India, Jyothi has been involved with various NGOs dealing with Mental Health and Human Rights issues, playing an important role in contributions towards the amendment of the Indian Mental Health Act 1987. She holds a Masters in Law from the University of London

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

SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. He was, 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

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River, serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the U.S. and Canada. Photo provided by The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

cargo (valued at $15.2 billion) moved through the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway.The St. Lawrence Seaway is also the longest deep draft navigation system in the world, extending 2,300 miles from its westernmost point in Duluth, Minnesota to the Atlantic Ocean.North American farmers, steel producers, construction firms, food manufacturers and power generators depend on the system to move raw materials and finished products including iron ore, coal, stone, salt, sugar, grain, steel, wind turbine components and heavy machinery. These cargoes become the staples of everyday life – food and other household

Pictured left to right are Simon Brebner, chief executive  of Peterhead Port Authority; Linda Hope, center manager for the Scottish Maritime Academy; Frazer Smart; and John Forman harbor master, Peterhead Port Authority. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Young Seaman Sets Sail on Journey to Career with Sentinel Marine

fleet.Smart spent his first trip at sea on board the Mariner Sentinel under the watchful eye of Master Mogens Karllson. The ship is currently operating within Statoil’s Mariner oilfield to the east of Shetland.The trainee deckhand course covers a wide range of topics, including stability, vessel construction, communication and maritime safety. Sentinel Marine has the newest and most modern fleet of ERRVs in the industry, and by opting to build new rather than refit existing vessels, have ensured their ships are kitted out with the latest technologies and crew facilities.Unlike other ERRVs, the vessels

Weeks Marine Invests in Maritime Program at Louisiana College

, La. on July 18 to announce major contributions, totaling $500,000, to support the college’s maritime training program and scholarship fund.Richard “Dick” Weeks, Chairman of Weeks Marine, travelled from the company’s headquarters in Cranford, N.J. to view progress on the construction of NTCC’s second building at the Lacombe Campus. A longtime supporter of higher education and workforce training, Mr. Weeks took the opportunity to announce a personal contribution of $250,000 to support local maritime efforts and to secure state-of-the-art training equipment for students

Peter Kim (Photo: Seaspan Shipyards)

Building the Next Generation of Shipbuilders

has barely seen the time go by. “With three National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) projects in the yard at once, we have many very interesting challenges that I really enjoy,” he explains. “And the beauty of working at a shipyard is that I get to see the results of my efforts as ship construction progresses. When a new vessel launches into the water, I have the satisfaction of knowing that our team’s work helped make it better,” Peter adds with a grin.Peter works as part of the five-member Performance Improvement Team. His role is focused on improving the quality and efficiency

Mr. Arun Sharma  (Photo: CEMS)

CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs

(IRClass) in partnership with Siemens and support from Sagarmala, Ministry of Shipping. Its Visakhapatnam campus is located in the Indian Maritime University (IMU) premises.CEMS has planned 18 labs for its Visakhapatnam campus of which six labs are ready and will be operationalized shortly. The construction of 12 labs is underway at a rapid pace and expected to be completed by end-September. The labs will be fully equipped with the latest machinery including mechatronics and robotics.A seminar held July 13 was attended by a wide spectrum of industry, officials from ministry of shipping, high ranking

Photo: Remote Medical International

Remote Medical International Acquires HSE Offshore

under its own name and will benefit from Remote Medical International’s global operational capacity, allowing it to reach more customers. Together, the companies will deliver the complete provision of medical services for companies operating in the oil, gas, petrochemical, mining, industrial, construction, and government industries.“Customer feedback tells us that HSE Offshore has an impressive reputation in the offshore market due to their responsiveness and shares our focus on customer relationships, making them a natural choice for us. Both companies exemplify a commitment to high quality

Mark Lamarre has been named CEO of Seaspan Shipyards. (Photo: Seaspan Shipyards)

Lamarre Named CEO at Seaspan Shipyards

(previously with Airbus Group SAS) as CFO.Lamarre is an experienced shipbuilding executive with more 30 years of experience in operations, and business transformation. Most recently, he served as CEO of ASC PTY LTD, where he led a $600 million shipbuilding division of ASC engaged in the engineering, construction, activation and post-delivery support of Naval surface combatants to the Australian Navy. Previously, Mr. Lamarre worked at Bath Iron Works, the $1.2 billion shipbuilding business unit of General Dynamics Corporation, where he spent 24 years in increasingly senior roles, responsible for areas

A District vehicle retrieves a survey vessel at the New York District's reconstructed Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City, N.J., June 12, 2018. The new boat ramp enables launching and retrieving craft during all points in the tide cycle. A section of the Hydrogaphic Surveys class was taught aboard survey vessels on the water in New York-New Jersey Harbor. (Photo by James D'Ambrosio)

New Site Hosts Corps’ Hydrographic Survey Training

What do hydrographic surveys ― the scientific measurement and description of physical features at the bottom of bodies of water ― have to do with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and marine construction? In a word, plenty.Francis Postiglione, chief of the New York District's Survey Section, Operation's Division, said, "Surveying is at the root of all projects in coastal and inland waterways," adding, "Surveying also plays a large role during the bidding process and awarding of contracts, especially with estimating costs."Importance of SurveysHydrographic surveys are important

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