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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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AME's new hydraulics division will be led by Jeremy Short. Photo: AME

AME Expands into Hydraulics

help troubleshoot hydraulic issues as well as trained hydraulic technicians on staff that are readily available,” said Rich Merhige, President, AME.   The Fort Lauderdale, FL-based company's newly formed hydraulics division will be led by industry veteran, Jeremy Short and will offer hydraulic services on capstans, ramps and elevators, cranes, fire pumps, thrusters, propulsion systems, steering ears, stabilizers, trim tabs, hydraulic steering gear, side accommodation ladders, hydraulic assisted doors, hydraulic power jacks and much more.   Jeremy was recruited by AME earlier this year

Andrew Goldspink (Photo: Perkins)

New GM at Perkins Marine Facility in Wimborne

that he led the Wolverhampton Transmission facility through a successful lean business transformation and business restructuring. Andrew's previous experience also includes international roles in the Global Supply Network Division (Perkins, Caterpillar Motoren (MAK), Aurora – Wheel Loaders and Hydraulic Excavators), Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing Engineering

Peter Matthews (Photo: Atlas Copco)

Atlas Copco Appoints Matthews as Regional Sales Manager

Atlas Copco Bolt Tightening Solutions has announced the appointment of Peter Matthews as Regional Sales Manager for Scotland. Matthews will be responsible for the complete Tentec product range of bolt tightening solutions including hydraulic tensioners and torque wrenches. Matthews has had a wide and varied engineering career starting in the military and taking him through the railway and emergency service industries. For the last 10 years he has been involved in the oil and gas industry and, with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Engineering including Tribology, is a recognized technical

EnerMech to Add 150 Staff to Australian Operation

with plans to establish itself as Asia Pacific’s leading oil and gas mechanical services supplier. EnerMech is an $AUD 500 million turnover business which employs 2000 staff in 31 locations serving the international energy sector. Its seven business lines include Cranes and Lifting, Valves, Hydraulic products and services, Industrial Services, Process, Pipeline and Umbilicals (PPU), Equipment Rental and Training services. In Australia EnerMech has secured contracts worth an estimated value of $AUD 80 million over the next year and forecasts its headcount will increase from 350 to over 500

Engineering Firm Rebranded WSP USA

; WSP USA has engineered hundreds of maritime projects, including port master planning, modernization and development programs, from coast to coast. The firm offers expertise in areas such as coastal engineering; piers, jetties and seawalls; container, auto, bulk and general cargo terminals; hydrology, hydraulic and sedimentation analyses; wind/wave analyses; breakwaters; vessel navigation; and terminal operations. The firm provides a broad range of services to clients in the ports and intermodal market to respond to issues that port authorities, terminal operators, railroads and other public and private

Chris Shirling-Rooke (Photo: Mersey Maritime)

New CEO for Mersey Maritime

, Dong Energy, the Peel Group and Seatruck to forge closer links with the education sector and maritime businesses in the Liverpool City Region, the company said. According to Mersey Maritime, the success of these ventures has culminated in a recent major announcement that the disused Grade II-listed Hydraulic Tower in Wirral’s docklands is to be transformed into a $46.3m ‘Maritime Knowledge Hub’, for advanced manufacturing and engineering skills, and business support. The center aims to provide the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to support the Northern Powerhouse

KBA Launches New Diving Training

and skills required for technicians to competently perform daily operational tasks. A total of three modules can be completed in a three-week period or in blocks of one week depending on delegate’s availability. This course is specially designed for the experienced mechanical / electrical or hydraulic technician or anyone who has completed formal technical training in these areas and wishes to establish a career path as a dive technician in the commercial diving industry. “After consultation with our clients on what would constitute a comprehensive and worthwhile training course for

Photo: Crowley

Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

Crowley Maritime Corp.’s solutions group announced that it is reorganizing and establishing new leadership to better serve customers in need of engineering, project management and government services.  Solutions is the company’s dedicated, full-service engineering, project management and government services team, reporting to Crowley’s Todd Busch, senior vice president and general manager, technical services. Jay Edgar, who is new to Crowley, has been appointed vice president and leader of the company’s newly formed engineering services team, which encompasses all

Hapag-Lloyd's Nachbar Appointed to Industry Board

The Container Owners Association – the international organization representing container shipping lines and container leasing companies worldwide – has appointed Frank Nachbar, Director - Container Engineering, Hapag-Lloyd, to its Board of Directors. Nachbar joins six other Directors, who represent some of the world’s largest container owners, on the Board of the Container Owners Association. The COA Board comprises senior representatives from some of the world’s largest container shipping lines and leasing companies, including: Maersk Line, CMA-CGM, Matson Line, Seaco Global

Ross Moloney & Paul Fulcher (Photo: LEEA)

LEEA Announces New Leadership

LEEA (Lifting Equipment Engineers Association), a representative body for the lifting equipment industry, has announced the appointment of Paul Fulcher as the new LEEA Chairperson and to welcome Dr. Ross Moloney as Chief Executive Officer of the Association. Paul Fulcher, managing director of Rigging Services takes up the appointment of Chairperson from Oliver Auston after his two year tenure. Fulcher has been an active member of the board for 20 years and previously held the position of Chairperson from 2001 to 2003. LEEA also announced the appointment of board member Kat Moss, from Catena

Rex W. Tillerson (Photo: Exxon Mobil)

Exxon CEO: Lifting Crude Export Ban Would Create US Jobs

also be lifted for exports of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, which are subject to lengthy regulatory reviews. Dozens of companies are lining up to export LNG and a superlight type of crude oil known as condensate as U.S. output of oil and gas has surged to a 25-year high, thanks to advances in hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling of tight oil fields. "In the current debates about LNG and crude oil exports, economists and leaders from across the political spectrum, from all sides, agree that free trade would lead to increased investment, more jobs and, importantly, increased production

2015 Lift & Move USA event (Photo: Lift & Move USA)

Event to Promote Careers in Cranes, Rigging and Transport

representative, branch manager or project manager, noted one of the event’s sponsors, Lifting Gear Hire (LGH).   All participants will even have a chance to operate a real crane and truck simulator, learn about the oversize/overweight transportation and be educated on the proper use of hydraulic gantries and rigging equipment, LGH added.   To register or learn more about Lift & Move USA, visit

Kraken Announced Executive Appointments

vehicles (AUVs), remotely operated vehicle (ROVs) and underwater rescue systems. She joins Kraken from International Submarine Engineering Ltd (ISE) in Port Coquitlam, B.C., where she was lead engineer on several underwater vehicles including deepwater survey AUVs, Arctic survey AUVs and working class hydraulic-electric ROVs. Millar holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in systems engineering from Simon Fraser University and is a registered professional engineer

David Kalata (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Hires Kalata as Container Accounts Director

JAXPORT has hired logistics and transportation professional David Kalata as Director, National Container Accounts. Kalata joins JAXPORT’s sales and marketing team and is responsible for developing new and existing container cargo business with accounts throughout the United States.    Kalata comes aboard as the federal project to deepen Jacksonville's 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

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ZIM Hires Geffen as Chief Digital Officer

Israel's largest cargo shipping firm ZIM has hired Liav Geffen to serve in the newly created position of chief digital officer (CDO).   “The new Digital Unit in ZIM will drive the digital transformation the company has already embarked upon,” said ZIM president & CEO, Eli Glickman. “We intend to foster innovation and technology across the board, impacting every aspect of our operations. Our vision is to combine top-notch technological solutions with a personal and dedicated service to our customers.”   Over the last eight years, Geffen was VP Marketing of

Photo courtesy of Bibby Offshore

Bibby Offshore: Paving the Future for Youth Employment

information technology, before becoming involved in offshore operation projects.  The apprentices are currently progressing with the Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) SVQ level 2 certificate, and recently completed the National Certificate Unit in Designing and Constructing Pneumatic and Hydraulic circuits. By the end of their second year, the apprentices will have completed their placement at Tullos Training Academy, and will be based within the business for the programmes remainder. Throughout the third and four year they will work towards achieving their SVQ Level 3 in Engineering

Bryceon Sumner (Photo: Foss)

Foss Names Sumner CFO

Bryceon Sumner has joined Foss Maritime as chief financial officer, hired to oversee all aspects of the organization's financial function and performance. Sumner brings to the role years of experience gained at a number of organizations ranging from education technology and real estate, to architecture and financial services. Prior to joining Foss, Sumner served as COO and CFO for public and private companies, family offices and as a senior financial officer of a $60 billion government banking insurance fund. Most recently, he was CFO of Academic Partnerships, a Dallas-based educational technology