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Thursday, May 24, 2018

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Florian Dussler  (Photo: Xeneta)

Dussler tapped to Lead Xeneta's U.S. Ops

global freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform. The news comes as Xeneta announces it has now built its database to over 55 million contracted rates, while also welcoming some major names to its community of global shippers. Xeneta, which crowd-sources data from more than 700 leading international businesses to provide real-time rates transparency, opened its US office in late 2016 to take advantage of the world’s largest container shipping market. Since that point it has grown both its market presence and offering, launching into the air freight segment while expanding its ocean

RCCL and Seafarers Gala (Photo: Seafare??rs’ House)

Seafarers’ House Launches $4.5m Campaign

Seafarers’ House at Port Everglades has launched the public phase of its “Place of Welcome” Campaign to build a new home for the mariners who visit the port.  The announcement was made at its annual Golden Compass Gala on May 19, honoring President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International Michael Bayley, who announced that the cruise line is committing $500,000 to the campaign.   The three-year, $4.5 million fundraising effort will allow Seafarers’ House to build a new facility, as well as provide a way to sustain the operations of programs and services offered to

Tim Nolan (Photo: TOTE)

Nolan Tapped to Take Over as TOTE CEO

Puerto Rico.Nolan has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, having joined TOTE Maritime in April of 2013 as executive vice president. He was promoted to president in January 2014.Prior to joining TOTE Maritime, Nolan served as the senior vice president of the International Division for Yusen Logistics Americas (formerly known as NYK Logistics). He began his career with the A.P. Moller-Maersk organization in 1994 where he went on to hold various executive positions in both the Shipping and Logistics Divisions

Photo: Kalmar

Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.    The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators, solution providers and development partners.   "We at Kalmar want to shape the industry through promoting openness and collaboration. We have invited three teams from our partner network to work on specific customer pains. TOC

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

The signing of the letter of intent to close the TCP transaction was held in the Federal Senate of Brazil. Photo courtesy China Merchants Group

CMPort Acquires Container Terminal in Brazil

. Hu Jianhua emphasized, “China and Brazil are traditional trade partners with long established friendship. Both countries have vast territory and abundant resources. In 2017, China is the largest destination and origin for Brazilian exports and imports respectively. The two countries have close international economic and trade relationship. I am confident of the long-term investment and mutual beneficial cooperation in Brazil.”   Dr. Bai Jingtao said, “CMPort is China's largest and the world's leading container port developer, investor and operator. As of 31st December, 2017, CMPort

Massa Joins North Carolina Ports

North Carolina Ports has hired Benjamin M. Massa as the new Director of Carrier and Trade Development to further grow and expand container business at the Port of Wilmington.   “NC Ports has experienced monumental growth in container business in the last year and Ben’s vital role will allow us to continue that growth today and into the future,” said NC Ports Vice President, Trade Development, Hans Bean.   Massa brings decades of expertise in the maritime industry with him to NC Ports. Massa previously served as Commercial Director, AVP Sales and Marketing for United

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

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

Photo courtesy of Liverpool Seafarers Centre

Liverpool to Lead Way in Cruise Ship Crew Welfare for Third Year

Maritime charity Liverpool Seafarers Center (LSC) has struck a deal to provide support to thousands of cruise ship crew for the third successive year at a special base at Liverpool Cruise Terminal.LSC CEO, John Wilson, said it has reached agreement with Liverpool City Council, and the cruise terminal, to operate a support center from a converted shipping container. The container has been donated by the Maersk shipping line and is positioned on the terminal near Princes Parade.Wilson was speaking as he welcomed crew from the first cruise ship of the season to arrive in Liverpool, the Fred Olsen liner

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