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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

International Container Terminal Services Inc News

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Port Worker Crushed to Death in Jakarta

According to an announcement from the International Transport Workers’ Federation, an Indonesian worker who was killed on the job at the International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) facility in Jakarta overnight. According to the ITWF report, Local unions say the 40-year-old man was fatally crushed at 22.10 local time when a refrigerated container was dropped onto his truck, crushing the cabin and killing the driver, the second workplace fatality at the Port of Jakarta in three weeks.   “Every worker deserves to come home safely at the end of their shift and our thoughts

ICTSI Names Head for Australian Unit

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has appointed Anders Dommestrup as Chief Executive Officer of its Australian subsidiary, Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Dommestrup into the ICTSI Group. With his extensive and leading industry experience and expertise, we believe that he can provide exceptional leadership to our new project at Webb Dock East in the Port of Melbourne,” says Christian R. Gonzalez, ICTSI Head of Asia-Pacific and the Subcontinent. Prior to ICTSI, Mr. Dommestrup was Chief Operating Officer of

International Container Terminal Services Inc

ICTSI Names Head for Australian Unit

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) has announced the appointment of Anders Dommestrup as Chief Executive Officer of its Australian subsidiary, Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd., the company said in its press release. Prior to ICTSI, Dommestrup was Chief Operating Officer of Modern Terminals Ltd. (MTL). Since 2005, he had been overseeing the operation and business development of MTL´s operations in Hong Kong and in the mainland Chinese ports of Taicang in Shanghai and Dachan Bay in Shenzhen. Before this, he was part of the AP Moller Group from 1989 to 2005 in

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

company’s first Chief Executive Officer.   QTerminals was established as a jointly-owned entity by Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Qatar Navigation (Milaha), with the former owning 51 percent and the latter 49 percent of the company.   Bissett brings to the role international experience in port management and terminal operations. Prior to joining QTerminals, he was the general manager of Ports Development Company, the master developer and Port Authority of King Abdullah Port (KAP) in Saudi Arabia; the managing director of an AP Moeller Terminals (APMT) joint venture

APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles has established a new single vessel cargo operations record during the call of the 13,600 TEU capacity Maersk Evora, with a combined total of 24,846 TEUs loaded and discharged over a 128-hour period. (Photo: APM Terminals)

Port of LA on Pace to Surpass 9 Mln TEU in 2017

The Port of Los Angeles said it is on pace to become the Western Hemisphere’s first-ever port to move 9 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) in a single year, following strong box volumes in the month of October.   Although October 2017 container volumes were down 8.1 percent from 2016’s record-setting figure, the 748,762 TEU moved last month propelled the port to its third busiest October ever and kept it on track to surpass last year’s annual total.   L.A. moved 7,639,756 TEU in the first 10 months of 2017, up 6.4 percent compared to the same period in 2016, which

Thomas Delaney (Photo: Portwide Cargo Securing Co. Inc.)

Delaney Joins Portwide as President

Thomas J. Delaney has been named President of Portwide Cargo Securing Co. Inc., which supplies lashing services throughout the Port of New York/New Jersey. The announcement was made by Christopher Guido, owner of Portwide. Most recently, Delaney served as Senior Director, Sales and Marketing for APM Terminals (North America) Inc., out of the Elizabeth, N.J. office.   Delaney joined APM Terminals as Vice President, Labor Relations, in 2006. He was involved with matters related to the ILA Master Contract and the implementation of new technology. He also served on the Board of Directors for both

Rucker Named President of Tideworks

assume the role of president effective September 1, 2017, succeeding retiring president Michael Schwank, who led the company for 19 years. Rucker will relocate to Seattle in August to ensure a smooth transition into the role.   Rucker is currently vice president of operations at Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT), one of the largest container terminals in Latin America, where he is responsible for managing liner customer relationships, strategic planning and ensuring terminal productivity and KPI performance. Rucker joined SSA Marine in 1999 as a project manager within the Y2K project team

Photo: Port of Oakland

Port of Oakland Boosts Night, Weekend Work

. “There’s too much business; we have to stay open longer to get cargo in and out of Oakland.”   Port Commissioners voted last week to continue through June 30 the fund that partially subsidizes extended gate hours. It had been scheduled to expire this week.   Oakland International Container Terminal (OICT), which handles 67 percent of Oakland’s cargo, said it will tap the fund immediately. The terminal has operated nights and Saturdays for two months to ease pressure on busy weekday cargo operations. Now it intends to conduct additional nighttime transactions Tuesdays-thr

Armstrong Named VP MOL (America)

MOL (America) Inc. welcomed Ronnie Armstrong to the position of vice president, area operations. He leads MOL (America) Inc.’s vessel and equipment management, intermodal services, contract management, and cost control and planning groups for the United States and Canada and has functional accountability for operations in Mexico and the Caribbean. He reports to Richard Craig, President & CEO, MOL (America) Inc.   Armstrong joins MOL (America) Inc. after 20 years in the container shipping industry, including experience serving as a head of intermodal operations along with responsibility

HE Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Chairman and Group CEO of DP World (center) with executives of Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC, BAM International Abu Dhabi LLC – Dubai Branch and senior officials from DP World.  (Photo: DP World)

Jebel Ali Port to Expand

work at its new Container Terminal 4 on a reclaimed island in Jebel Ali Port.   His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, DP World Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Zeyad Baker, Executive Director, Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC and Patrick McKinney, Area Manager, Middle East and Gulf, BAM International Abu Dhabi LLC – Dubai Branch, signed on behalf of their respective companies.   The ceremony took place at DP World Head Office in Jebel Ali and was attended by senior officials including Vice Chairman HE Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, Senior VP and MD of UAE Region Mohammed Al Muallem

Photo courtesy of Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg Continues Cargo Records, Adds Jobs

The Port of Hamburg continues record performance handling a total of 72.6 million tons (+ 6.6 percent) in the first six months of 2014. Hamburg’s universal port with 50.7 million tons of predominantly container handling achieves a result of 4.8 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), an increase of 6.8 percent. The largest seaports on the north European continent show an average growth in total handling of 1.8 percent and in container handling of 2.6 percent. The Port of Hamburg can look back on above average growth in container traffic, building up its market share from 25.7 to 26.7 percent.

Prospective employees of the ILWU Local 29 completed paperwork and received information on the next steps for beginning their jobs as "casual labor." (Photo: Port of San Diego)

Port of San Diego Hires New ILWU Local 29 Workers

The Port of San Diego hosted an employee orientation on August 7, 2015 for 100 prospective employees of the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU) Local 29, the chapter of the ILWU that handles cargo at the port's Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal and National City Marine Terminal. ILWU employees also assist with cruise ship operations at the Port's B Street Cruise Ship Terminal and Broadway Pier Terminal.   According to the port, the recent hiring is a positive sign for both the Port of San Diego and the region as it demonstrates that maritime business is on the rise and that the increase

GAC, Hemas team on Sri Lanka Logistics Facility

stacking and a warehousing and distribution center offering Third Party Logistics (3PL) services.   Other unique features include a two-way approach to stacks in the container depot and a dual in and out gate that operates independently. The facility will enlist the services of Institute of International Container Lessors (IICL) certified container inspectors who will survey containers entering the depot, benchmarking against global standards.   The distribution centre will consist of 22,000 pallet positions with both ambient and temperature-controlled facilities. Global best practices

Ed McCarthy (Photo: GPA)

Georgia Ports Authority Taps McCarthy as COO

;Named CMA CGM America's senior vice president of operations in 2011, McCarthy was promoted to chief operating officer for the shipping line in 2013. Prior to his tenure with CMA CGM, McCarthy had served in senior management and operations positions at Sealand Services, APM Terminals and Virginia International Terminals.   McCarthy obtained a Bachelor of Science from the Maritime College at the State University of New York, a diploma in terminal management at Lloyd's Maritime Academy at Kent College, Dartford UK, and a Masters in Business Administration from William & Mary University, Mason

Photo: IAMPE

IAMPE Certifies Port Professionals

The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) said its latest two classes of maritime professionals have completed the IAMPE Professional Management Certification Program. The program provides a recognized industry-wide professional certification for those port and maritime professionals who have industry experience and complete the management certification program. The program includes comprehensive seminar education offered by industry professionals and approved by the Board of the IAMPE. In Philadelphia, receiving the professional designation of Maritime Port Executive

MOL Names Nakamura as SVP Transpacific, Caribbean and Latin Trade

MOL (America) Inc. welcomes Junya Nakamura as Senior Vice President of Transpacific, Caribbean, Latin (West Coast South America) Trade. For the Transpacific Trade, he will report to Richard Hiller, executive vice president, MOL Line and for the Caribbean and Latin Trade, he will report to Yutaka Hinooka, chief operating officer, MOL Liner, Ltd. Nakamura joined MOL in 1985, most recently serving as general manager of the MOL (Japan), Ltd. administrative group. He earned his undergraduate bachelor of law degree from Waseda University and has also held positions in container operations; import and

Haiti’s first Panamax Port Positioned to Benefit National Economy

Haiti’s Port Lafito Officially Opens

their Port Lafito, a world-class modern container port in Haiti. They informed that the port is now open and operational. Port Lafito is Haiti’s first Panamax Port with state of the art equipment and technology. The multi-million dollar project, led by GB Group, is a private, public and international partnership between the Haitian government, the Haitian private sector and international financial institutions including the Haitian State Bank, Banque Nationale de Credit S.A., Capital Bank, Fonds de Développement Industriel (“FDI”), the International Finance Corporation

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