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Captain Khamis Weld Ghumail, Director of Maritime Traffic Management, DMCA  (Photo: DCMA)

DMCA Celebrates Dubai Training Achievements

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently evaluated the achievements of the Dubai Maritime Training Center (DMTC) for its major accomplishments in establishing new standards for professional maritime training, which is being conducted through integrated training programs designed in collaboration with international experts in order to adapt to rapid changes regionally and internationally.   With the goal of making Dubai a leading global destination for maritime training and an ideal market for leading maritime companies, the Dubai Maritime Training Center has taken advanced steps to

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DMCA Training for Marine Drivers

 The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed the growing demand for marine driving licenses in the Emirate of Dubai as reflected by the high volume of applications for marine crews operating within local waters.    In response, the DMCA’s Maritime Traffic Management team ensures the Skippers’ Evaluation course being provided to Skippers with a one-hour briefing class on ‘Marine Knowledge for Boat Operation’ with a focus on deepening and enriching modern marine knowledge in managing operational processes before undergoing formal inspection.   

WMI TETA training  (Photo: SMOU)

SSG, MPA and Maritime Union to Inject $12.6 mln in Training

The Singapore maritime industry looks well-positioned for the future, with strong support from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) in the form of continued funding for the Tripartite Nautical and Engineering Training Award (TNTA & TETA) Programs worth S$12.6 million.   The TNTA and TETA programs will receive funding support from SSG, MPA and SMOU.  The two cadet training programs are recognized as key opportunities for Singaporeans to develop themselves to the fullest potential through

EIMA Signs MoU with World Maritime University

the ultimate maritime related decision-making body. In addition, it will also give EIMA international status & credibility in being able to offer Post Graduate level courses by 2015.” The MoU was signed by Eng. Ali Alsuwaidi, and Mr. Björn Kjerfve, at the Maritime Business Centre in Dubai Maritime City (DMC).  This collaboration between Emirates International Maritime Academy (EIMA) and World Maritime University (WMU) furthers the combined vision of the organizations to build a sustainable world and develop future global maritime leaders, experts and professionals through maritime

Andreas Johansen (Photo courtesy: Glander International Bunkering)

Glander International Bunkering Appoints Johansen

Andreas Johansen has been appointed as a Bunker and Lubricant Trader at Glander International Bunkering’s Dubai office. Glander International Bunkering said Johansen holds many years of experience in the shipping industry as both a trader in operations and commercial. Johansen holds a BSc (Hons) Maritime Business from Southampton Solent University. London and Dubai have been his bases and he has supplied predominantly to the Middle East and Scandinavia. Being Fluent in English and Norwegian gives Johansen a strong positioning in the Nordic regions. 

SUNY Maritime to Host STEM Academy for City Schools

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College’s fourth annual STEM Academy, which runs July 27 to 31 in Throggs Neck, will provide inner city high school students with a five-day, practical, hands-on program intended to increase student participation and achievement in the STEM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.    The STEM Academy is open to students attending maritime themed high schools and will build upon the schools’ curriculum. Along with an emphasis on STEM disciplines, the week-long summer enrichment program will focus on the SUNY

Grant Holmes (Photo: ISS)

ISS Appoints Holmes as VP, Cruise Solutions

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) said it is embarking on a plan to develop its cruise business with the appointment of Grant Holmes as Vice President, Cruise Solutions. Based out of Dubai, the new position will see Grant leading a dedicated focus on cruise business development and activities around the world, leveraging ISS’ global reach with its offices network. With over 16 years cruise industry experience, Holmes directed operations at First Choice Cruises from its inception in 1999 and was a Director at Festival Cruises managing global shore excursions, destination services and on

Ray Klosowski (Photo: SLC)

New Appointments at Duluth Seaway Port Authority

At its first meeting of 2017, the newly seated St. Louis County (SLC) Board appointed two new commissioners to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority—Patrick Boyle and Pete Stauber. They will complete remaining terms of former commissioners Chris Dahlberg and Steve Raukar, respectively, both of whom chose not to run for reelection to the SLC Board last fall. Boyle, a nurse practitioner for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, was first elected to the SLC Board in a special election in January 2014 to fill out the term of the late Steve O’Neil. At the time, he was a member of the

Altschuler Named Transportation Director at HDR

Randy Altschuler has joined HDR as the firm’s West region transportation director, based in the Oakland office. His responsibilities include leading business development activities and growth strategies throughout the West Region. Prior to joining HDR, Altschuler was West transportation business line leader with AECOM. His 35 years of experience includes positions of increasing responsibility within AECOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Parsons Corporation. The first 15 years of his career were spent in the public sector, including the New York City Transit Authority and Massachusetts Bay Transporta

San Diego Launches Blue Tech Vision

Mayor, Supervisor & City Council President Propose Blue Tech Incubator    As part of a new blue tech vision that will create more maritime jobs for the San Diego region, Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and County Supervisor Greg Cox today proposed an initiative that was jointly approved by the City of San Diego and County of San Diego to help give San Diego’s blue economy a boost by creating a blue tech incubator.    Mayor Faulconer said, “Thanks to our fast-growing blue-tech economy, San Diego has yet another opportunity to be a global leader in technology and innovatio

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Military to Maritime Digital Career Platform Launched

The American Maritime Partnership today announced the launch of the Military to Maritime digital career platform (www.militarytomaritime.org), which is dedicated to helping veterans find meaningful, family-wage jobs in the maritime industry while supporting America’s national and economic security.   Building on the numerous Military to Maritime career fairs across the country, the enhanced digital platform connects veterans with career opportunities in the U.S. shipbuilding and maritime industry and provides training and credentialing information to help in their transition from military

DP World Jebel Ali. Photo: DP World

Dubai Shipping Volumes Sink

 Dubai shipping volumes - cargo handled at Dubai's ports, which includes flagship terminal Jebel Ali - fall for third quarter Gulf News reports quoting the latest DP World figures.   DP World's  ports in the United Arab Emirates, all located in Dubai, handled 3.75 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) in the three months to June 30.    That is 6.2 per cent lower than the 4 million TEUs it reported for the second quarter of 2015 and follows a 5.9 per cent decline in the first quarter of 2016. Cargo volumes at its Dubai ports fell by 2.89 per cent in the fourth quarter

Steve Harrop (Photo: CTI Marine)

New Operations Director for CTI Marine

Maritime travel specialist CTI Marine has appointed Steve Harrop as Operations Director.    Harrop joins the company from Dubai based Destinations of the World Travel, a global distributor of hotel accommodation and other ground related travel products where he was Group Chief Operating Officer for four years.     Harrop will lead and oversee all of the company’s six operational offices teams, together with the technology teams, and report directly to CTI Chief Executive Officer, Ian White.  

David Wilson (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Names New Manager for Offshore Production

holding key positions within technical sales and business development, covering offshore support, offshore survey and construction, merchant shipping, marine research and naval markets, the comapny said. Since 2012, Wilson has held the position of general manager, Kongsberg Maritime Middle East DMCCO (Dubai) and returns to Aberdeen to manage the company’s Offshore Production division, focusing on its integrated control and safety systems (ICSS), which allow operators to control complex production facilities, using Kongsberg’s “The Full Picture” philosophy.  

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Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK

 The port of Antwerp has decided to appoint a full-time representative in the UK, based in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation there now that Brexit is looming closer.    "Antwerp Port Authority is now in search of a full-time representative to further raise Antwerp’s profile on the British market," said a press statement from the company.   Concerning the job description, Luc Arnouts, the Port Authority’s International Networks manager explained: “We expect this person to develop a relevant local business network

Daniel G. McDermott

NY Maritime Law Firm Cited as a Top Practice

The Maritime Litigation Practice Group in the New York City office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been recognized among the top national maritime practices by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.   Recognized in the Nationwide: Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York) category, the firm was recognized for "offering services across the gamut of admiralty and marine insurance law work, spanning product claims, cargo claims and property subrogation."   Daniel G. McDermott, co-chair of the firm's maritime practice, and Edward C. Radzik

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Quantum of the Seas to Embark on World Tour in 2015

  An 11-night Ocean Voyage – Cape Liberty to Spain cruise, departing May 2, 2015, from Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, N.J., to Barcelona, Spain, with calls at Ponta Delgada, Azores; and Cartagena and Palma De Mallorca, Spain, A 16-night Suez Canal – Barcelona to Dubai itinerary, departing May 13, with calls at Rome (Civitavecchia) and Naples/Capri, Italy; Athens (Piraeus), Greece; and Aqaba, Jordan, A 14-night India & Southeast Asia itinerary, departing May 29, which features overnights in Dubai, UAE; Cochin, India; and Singapore, as well as calls at

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