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Harold Orlinsky (Photo: Chesapeake Technology)

Chesapeake Technology Opens East Coast Office

Chesapeake Technology Inc. hired GM Harold Orlinsky and opened an office on the East Coast. The office is located at 396 South Main Street, Cheshire CT 06410. This new base of operations will make it easier to visit key suppliers and customers and to provide sales coverage in more time zones.Orlinsky will be attending trade shows including US Hydro and Ocean Business 2019, and visiting resellers worldwide.Chesapeake Technology, Inc. is a privately held company based in Mountain View CA. SonarWiz software is used by hundreds of clients worldwide. 

Mr. Arun Sharma  (Photo: CEMS)

CEMS Opening Visakhapatnam Labs

officers, academia and administration. A short tour of the facilities was also arranged at the campus for the participants.Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, said today, “Visakhapatnam campus will be key for the growth of CEMS. Visakhapatnam is an important port and a major industrial hub on the east coast of India with several heavy & allied industries, shipyards as well as naval dockyard. With several colleges in the vicinity, CEMS intends to offer its courses to the benefit of students and professionals alike.&rdquo

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

of Michigan and Ontario, Canada.It’s been an exciting career for Andrews. “One of the ships that I helped operate during my training here happened to be our first delivery to Porto do Açu, Brazil, a brand new port that supplies fuel for deep water oil and gas exploration off the east coast of Brazil.”Mark Lee, the Voyage Operations Manager - Americas at BP Shipping and manager of these graduates likes what he see in his Aggie employees. “Whilst we advertise our vacancies to ensure we attract diverse talent, we have over the last 11 years enjoyed great success with former

Jeff Clark (Photo: ComMar Sales)

Clark Joins ComMar Sales Team

ComMar Sales LLC, a manufacturer's rep group, is expanding its sales team by adding a new associate to represent its clients' products.   Jeff Clark is now servicing boat builders and yards in the New England and upper Mid-Atlantic regions. He has been tasked with developing and expanding ComMar's reach along the upper East Coast. He will actively promote ComMar's many lines of electronics, parts and equipment for outfitting new and refit boats.  

David Kalata (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Hires Kalata as Container Accounts Director

shipping channel to 47 feet is set to begin. JAXPORT continues to record growth in international container volumes while expanding service offerings to and from the Southeastern U.S. to key markets throughout the world.   Kalata most recently served as International Sales Manager for Florida East Coast Railway, directly interacting with many of JAXPORT’s largest customers and tenants. He previously held sales and operational positions with international shippers, third party logistics providers and brokers. Kalata has also served as a strategic advisor to the industry, designing tactical

(Photos: Crowley)

Crowley Shipping Announces Management Team

.   Leadership of Crowley Shipping's lines of business includes: Tucker Gilliam, vice president, petroleum services, who will have responsibility for a fleet of 37 owned or managed tankers and articulated tug-barges for bulk petroleum and chemical transportation throughout the U.S. Gulf, East Coast, West Coast, and Alaska, as well as international ports. Gilliam, who is based in Jacksonville, was previously vice president, special projects, overseeing Crowley’s $550 million Commitment Class project, which includes new LNG-fueled ConRo container ships and a new pier and terminal in Puerto

Jason Young (Photo: Vesper Marine)

Vesper Marine Plots Americas Expansion

markets. Richards Marine Marketing principal, Mark Richards, will build sales for Vesper Marine’s innovative smartAIS transponders through his network of boat builders, distributors and dealers. This follows the announcement of Wickes Marine as the sales and marketing representative group for the East Coast.   With increased demand for commercial and recreational AIS transponders in the U.S. and Canadian markets, Vesper Marine said it is consolidating its sales and marketing efforts with well-established regional partners.   “With this infrastructure in place and through their

Janice Willis (Photo: SAFE Boats International)

SAFE Boats Names Willis VP of Program Management

USCG CB-OTH and USCBP CIV Programs.   Willis has over 25 years’ experience in program management and contract administration. The past 10 years have been in the marine industry in the Pacific Northwest. Before relocating to Washington State in 2002, Willis spent most of her career on the East Coast working in the areas of economic and community development for large nonprofits and government agencies

WSF Leader to Retire

.” Griffith told employees, “I am incredibly proud to have been your shipmate and will continue to feel a sense of pride whenever I see one of our vessels sailing the Sound. I hope you share that feeling with me. You have much to be proud of.”   Griffith intends to move to the East Coast to be closer to her sister, two sons and four grandsons.  

Chris May (Photo: DPH)

DPH Announces New CPO and President

and attended San Jacinto College in Houston. He started his career in the maritime industry over 20 years ago with organizations such as Ports America, Ceres Gulf, Inc. and most recently with Metro Ports/Metro Cruise where he had progressive responsibilities leading up to the director of Gulf and East Coast operations.  

Jon Closson (Photo: Furuno)

Furuno Bolsters Sales Squad

, Closson has assisted in expanding Furuno's presence in the commercial fishing fleets of the Northwest and Alaska. This new position will allow him to bring his knowledge to the fishing fleets of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Jon has relocated to Boston to help serve the needs of Furuno’s East Coast dealers and fishing fleets. Bart Disher - Commercial Sales Representative Previously Furuno’s Southwest Regional Manager, Bart Disher is taking up the mantle of Commercial Sales Representative for the Gulf Region and West Coast. Disher has been with Furuno in a sales capacity since

Photo: Maersk Line

Maersk Line Slashes Costs, Jobs on Asia-Europe Slowdown

Skou told reporters on a conference call.   "And it's first of all Asia to Europe, which has had negative growth. Europeans have been importing less this year from Asia than last year and that was frankly a surprise."   Raw material trade routes, such as West Africa and the east coast of Latin America, had also slowed, Skou said, because "what went up with China, went down with China," Skou said.   China's factory activity fell for an eighth straight month in October, a private survey showed on Monday, pointing to continued sluggishness in the world's second-largest

Port Automation Puts Labor on Notice

quarters as near catastrophic for local agriculture, small businesses and time-sensitive retail campaigns, as food rotted and other goods stayed locked out of reach of inventory -starved businesses. Short-term, the ports lost business as frustrated shippers rerouted to air, rail and or to Canadian and East Coast ports in an effort to get their cargo delivered, adding significantly to their costs in the process. Exacerbating the trauma was the months of port congestion that followed the contract agreement reached in February and ratified in May. Longer term, the West Coast ports will have to address the

Photo courtesy of Seacat Service

First Wave of Seacat Services Apprentices Graduate

U.K. offshore renewables and buck a trend that has seen overseas developers and contractors dominate in many key areas of the domestic industry. The program trains seafarers for Seacat Services’ expanding fleet of 10 offshore energy support vessels (21-26 meters) that work primarily between the East Coast of the U.K., Germany, Holland and Denmark.   This year’s scheme saw 200 applicants from the local community on the Isle of Wight. The success of the Seacat Services apprenticeship program is an illustration of the strength of the offshore wind supply chain that has been built in the

Brendan J. Bouchard (Photo: Bouchard Transportation)

New VP of Sales & Operations at Bouchard Transportation

S. Bouchard III,  to whom Brendan will report.    Brendan has worked in various capacities throughout the years at Bouchard Transportation.  Most recently within the Operations and Vetting department as well as sailing as observer on the M/V Evening Star and Barge No. 250 on the East Coast, and the M/V Barbara Bouchard and Barge No. 240 on the Gulf Coast.      Brendan J. Bouchard has a BS in Business Management & Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.      “Brendan will bring a new and modern perspective to Bouchard which will allow Bouchard

Phil Gabriel (Photo courtesy of True Heading)

True Heading Fills Key North American Positions

. Jason Jones will lead sales on the opposite coast as the company's eastern regional sales manager. With 14 years of experience in the yachting industry, Jones has held sales positions with OceanLED, Seakeeper and ZF Marine. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Jones will drive the Canadian and United States East Coast and Great Lakes sales efforts. “We are very proud of the America’s team we have assembled,” says Jens Johansson, True Heading's CEO. “The individuals selected are all experienced and driven. We look forward to the growth they will drive for our brands.” True Heading

Photo: MARAD

Imports Rising as Threat of West Coast Ports Shutdown Looms

at 1.34 million TEU, up 3 percent; April at 1.49 million TEU, up 4.3 percent; May at 1.56 million TEU, up 4.9 percent, and June also at 1.56 percent, up 5.3 percent. Those numbers would bring the first half of 2015 to 8.8 million TEU, an increase of 5.8 percent over the same period last year. “East Coast ports have been the beneficiaries of the labor disputes on the West Coast,” Hackett Associates Founder Ben Hackett said, referring to the shift of market share that has occurred as cargo has been diverted in recent months because of West Coast congestion. “We have to admit that we underestim

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