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.
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
Australia Bans Bulker for Underpaying Crew
A Panama flagged bulk carrier, DL Carnation, has been banned from entering Australian ports for a period of 12 months after authorities uncovered a scheme which saw the vessel’s crew being intentionally underpaid. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said it received a complaint on Friday, September 8 via the International Transport Workers’ Federation alleging discrepancies in the payment of wages for the crew of the DL Carnation. An AMSA surveyor attended the vessel in Gladstone and found that the ship was operating with two sets of wage accounts on board: one
Report: Job Security an Issue for Maritime Execs
Maritime recruiter Faststream has surveyed more than 3,000 of the industry’s senior executives for a report examining maritime executives’ thoughts about their careers. “Business leaders and executives have the most dynamic view of the marketplace, but they are rarely asked about their own careers and what they think about working in the maritime sector,” said Faststream CEO, Mark Charman. “This report looks at the views of the employers and not the employees and is the first of its kind which gets beneath the surface to discover what maritime leaders really think.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Parpala Joins The Switch
the €3.3 billion ($3.9 billion) turnover Yaskawa Electric Corporation, from Marioff Marine, where he spent almost three years as Area Sales Manager for Germany and Italy. Prior to that, he spent nearly 10 years at Emerson, including a stint growing the firm’s Marine Tank Management division in Dubai, and over seven years at ABB, working with azimuth propulsion and variable speed drives. “There’s a clear trend towards cleaner, more sustainable shipping solutions,” Parpala said. “Consider the shift towards hybrid vessels, increased focus on emissions, ballast water
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.
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.
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
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