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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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North Carolina Ports Hires Chief Information Officer

North Carolina Ports announced it has hired Bill Corcoran as Chief Information Officer to grow the Authority’s Information Technology department and Business Process area.Corcoran enters his new role as CIO with nearly 30 years of experience in both the IT and maritime industries. Before joining the North Carolina Ports team, Corcoran served as the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Service Management and Vice President of Business Process and Information Technology with Mitsui OSK Lines. During that time, Corcoran established a plan to modernize and rationalize the service delivery organizatio

Mukesh Chakraborty Photo GAC

Chakraborty Appointed Branch Manager, GAC Bangalore

customs clearance, transportation and warehousing and distribution to his new role. GAC is tapping into growing logistics business potential in Bangalore, India’s fastest growing major metropolis. The city is also a major hub for Business Process Outsourcing and specialised services like information technology and aeronautics. Mark Delaney, GAC Shipping India’s Managing Director, says that with Mukesh at the helm, the company’s Bangalore office is ready to take on the opportunities. “Multinational companies riding the ‘Make in India’ wave are flocking to the city

Ashutosh Dixit  (Photo: DAMCO)

DAMCO Names Dixit CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

IBS markets.Ashutosh comes to Damco from DHL Global Forwarding where he held different leadership positions across functions. Prior to that, he also spent close to a decade with the TATA Group in Strategic Planning team.  He holds a Bachelors in Technology from IIT-Dhanbad and a Diploma in Information Technology from IIT-Kharagpur, along with a Management Degree from XLRI Jamshedpur

Brett McGill (Photo: MarineMax)

Brett McGill Named CEO of MarineMax

Vice President of West Operations beginning in May 2012 and he served as one of the Company’s Regional Presidents from May 2006 to 2012. Brett McGill launched his career with MarineMax in 1998 and held positions which included Director of Information Services, as well as Vice President of Information Technology, Service and Parts

Dorothea Ioannou (Photo: The American Club)

American P&I Club Manager Prepares for Further Growth

overall strategy in the development and implementation of the organization's IT and related capabilities, including systems enhancement and cyber-security.Beri has twenty years of experience in this arena.  He currently serves as Chairman of the International Group of P&I Clubs' Information Technology Sub-Committee. An honors graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a dual degree in electrical engineering and computer science, Beri’s practical knowledge of this important operating domain and has been responsible for building a highly competent IT team within the Club&rsquo

Kevin Wingart (Photo: Greensea)

Greensea Adds Wingart as Quality Control Engineer

methods for process control and quality assurance.   Prior to joining Greensea, Wingart worked as a principal engineer for ERIN Engineering and Research where he performed probabilistic risk assessment for nuclear power plants. Wingart served four years in the U.S. Air Force as an Information Technology Specialist and one year in the Peace Corps as a renewable energy technology transfer volunteer. He earned his B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from California State University.   “When customers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars a day offshore

Catherine Chick (Photo: Seaspan)

Seaspan Appoints Three

in Accounting from the University of Calgary and holds a Master of Business Administration. She also holds a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA–CMA) designation.   As part of the Senior Leadership Team, Catherine provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology initiatives in support of the company’s short and long term business strategies. Catherine joined Seaspan in 2012 to establish internal project management capabilities to manage the delivery of enterprise process and system improvement projects. In 2013, her role expanded to include

Image: ClassNK

ShipDC Launches with New Leader at the Helm

Ship Data Center Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary set up by ClassNK, has officially commenced operations of its big data center, ShipDC, from April 2016. Taking the helm as Representative Director and President of the subsidiary is ClassNK’s Information Technology Department General Manager, Takashi Nagatome.   Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. was established on December 7, 2015 with the aim of providing a secure platform through which ship-related big data can be accumulated and provided to end users.   Speaking on the launch of ShipDC, Nagatome said, “ShipDC has officially

Statoil Moves Key IT Tasks from India Back to Norway

Statoil said on Friday it would move its critical information technology (IT) tasks from Indian provider HCL Technologies back to Norway to improve security. A number of IT-related security incidents in recent years, including one that disrupted oil loading at the Mongstad refinery in 2014, had led the Norwegian energy company to create a task force to assess risks. As a result of this assessment Statoil decided to strip its most "critical" tasks from provider HCL, to which the company outsources most of its infrastructure IT management, after internal reports identified potential

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Crowley Offers 12 Weeks Fully Paid Parental Leave

employees as new parents. It keeps our family life more stable. I can be there for the important medical events and treatments for our son, Kingston, and know we have the time together, full benefits and the resources that we need during this period,” said Clark, 38, a business analyst in information technology. “It was very simple to work with our company to plan for the leave time that I need to spend with my son and wife.”   Crowley has begun offering 12 weeks of full pay and benefits to full-time, U.S. stateside employees who work ashore and have been employed by Crowley for

Melanie Anderson (Photo: HII)

HII’s Technical Solutions Division Appoints Two

improvement positions at HII since 2004. Her most recent assignment, which underscored her experience supporting aircraft carrier and submarine construction and maintenance, was communications lead in Technical Solutions’ Fleet Support group. She previously managed communications and information technology initiatives for SRA International and for the Office of the Secretary of Defense. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from James Madison University

Speedcast Announces Executive Management Changes

to the CEO on a limited-time basis.   Johnson joined Speedcast in 2014 after spending over 20 years at Harris CapRock Communications, where he held numerous senior operational roles, including heading global operations and business unit leadership roles. As part of the transition, the information technology, digitalization, supply chain, QHSE and facilities functions formerly under the COO will move under a newly created CIO role, which is under recruitment. The changes are effective December 1.   Emilian has joined Speedcast to lead the Enterprise & Emerging Markets division. Emilian

Ed McCarthy (Photo: GPA)

Georgia Ports Authority Taps McCarthy as COO

officer (COO), effective September 6.   At GPA, McCarthy will be responsible for sustaining the profitable growth and development of GPA's operations, while maintaining world-class operating standards. His direct reports include the directors of engineering and facilities maintenance; information technology; equipment maintenance and crane and ship operations; container operations; breakbulk and bulk operations; and the director of protective services, as well as the senior director of strategic operations and safety. A total staff of 973 employees will report to this position, which represents

(Image: Rolls-Royce)

The Human Aspect of the Autonomous Ship

and the firms that will operate these futuristic vessels is another thing altogether. According to Dr. Jeremy Rifkin, a Wharton professor who has advised the European Union on Sustainability, among other things, we are in the midst of a ‘Third Industrial Revolution.’ It is here where information technology and new energy sources are upending business models that have thrived since the second iteration – the era of electricity, fossil fuels and mass production in central locations. The maritime world has seen numerous glimpses into the future, with technologists offering their visions

Shawn Lobree (Photo: Silver Ships)

Silver Ships Hires Lobree as Federal Contracts Manager

Silver Ships, Inc. announced the hiring of Shawn Lobree, a recently retired U.S. Navy captain, as Federal Contracts Manager. Lobree has more than 25 years of military experience in maritime operations, human resources, information technology, shipbuilding and repair. His skillset will help give Silver Ships military customers a seamless contract and build process experience.   In addition to his service in the Navy, Lobree’s career has included working as a maritime and defense consultant and assistant to a shipbuilding supervisor.    As Federal Contracts Manager, Lobree will

Carmen Marchionni (Photo: Lumintec)

Lumitec Expands Sales Team

to the role more than 25 years’ experience in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Prior to joining Lumitec Carmen held Regional Vice President positions at Zones, Inc. and Datalink and was the founder of Open Systems Solutions, Inc. (OSSI), a successful value-added reseller in the information technology space. Carmen holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Drexel University

Port Automation Puts Labor on Notice

Terminals, Inc. (GCT), where automation was uniquely retrofitted on top of the existing, fully operational terminal, due to land constraints, is currently the most automated terminal in the U.S., having gone live with its new technology a year ago. Richard Ceci, GCT’s vice president of information technology, says that so far, automation has not cost a single union job at the Bayonne, NJ facility. Instead, he says workers have been moved around and retrained, for example, to be mechanics able to fix robotic equipment or as remote operators of cranes, vehicles and inspection cameras. Ceci was

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