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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Newport News to Host JAMF Ground-breaking Event

to open in 2017, the JMAF will support the builder’s Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier construction and current and future Virginia-class submarine construction programs and is designed to include multiple worksites, advanced technology, automated equipment, heavyweight cranes, large transportation doors and specialty paint bays to enable more efficient construction processes, the shipbuilder said.   The event’s scheduled speakers include Newport News Vice Mayor Robert S. Coleman, Newport News Shipbuilding President Matt Mulherin and Newport News Shipbuilding Vice President

Ferry man through and through. Naval Architect Carsten Ortloff has designed ferries since he was a young boy. From 1 February 2018 he will design ferries for Danish naval architects OSK-ShipTech. (Photo: OSK)

Naval Architect Ortloff Joins OSK

in 2000, his main focus has been concept designs and the desire to always find the optimum design solution for the customer’s transportation task. Carsten comes from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft, where he has held the role of responsible naval architect for several RoRo projects and a large number of RoPax projects. Among others, he has been in charge of general arrangements, concept designs, etc. for owners like Smyril Line, BC Ferries, Irish Ferries and CMAL/Caledonian MacBrayne to name a few

David Kalata (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Hires Kalata as Container Accounts Director

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 market plans and improving supply chain programs

TOTE President and CEO Anthony Chiarello (left) with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

White House Honors Chiarello for LNG Efforts

TOTE, Inc. President and CEO Anthony Chiarello is among 11 honored by the White House as 2014 transportation industry “Champions of Change.” Chiarello was chosen for his role in leading the U.S. maritime industry toward natural gas as fuel. Chiarello joined fellow honorees and guests in the South auditorium of the White House yesterday to accept recognition and share insight during a panel discussion titled “Opening Doors for Opportunity.” TOTE is building the first natural gas-powered containerships in the world to serve Puerto Rico and is converting its ships in Alaska

Hapag-Lloyd's Nachbar Appointed to Industry Board

– 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, Triton International and Florens

Mark Tabbutt testifying

Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming

American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing.   “Our industry is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance and its contributions to America’s economic, national and homeland security have never been more important,” said Tabbutt.  “The largest sector of our domestic marine transportation industry supports our energy infrastructure with the movement of crude, refined petroleum products, and chemicals and has seen dramatic growth as a result of the shale oil revolution. This is driving record levels of new vessel construction orders and

AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti

American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

that American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing. “Our industry is experiencing an extraordinary renaissance and its contributions to America’s economic, national and homeland security have never been more important,” said Tabbutt.  “The largest sector of our domestic marine transportation industry supports our energy infrastructure with the movement of crude, refined petroleum products, and chemicals and has seen dramatic growth as a result of the shale oil revolution. This is driving record levels of new vessel construction orders and

Photo: U.S. Dept. of Transportation

Military to Maritime: Connecting Veterans to Opportunity

When those who served our nation return home, we owe them a fair shake along with our gratitude. Events like yesterday’s Military 2 Maritime information and recruiting session, hosted by the American Maritime Partnership in Jacksonville, Florida, help steer our veterans toward the opportunities available in the maritime industry. We at the Maritime Administration (MARAD) are proud to be associated with an industry that doesn't just open its doors to America's veterans, but actively helps them navigate the transition to civilian careers. Through licensing and certification information, support

Ron Tucker, Secretary Treasurer of Local 333 and Captain Don Marcus, who serves as President of the Masters Mates & Pilots.

MM&P Hopes to Pad Ranks with Brown Water Mariners

, Mates & Pilots will bring added clout, resources and training to local mariners and open the door to opportunities beyond the East Coast, the union said. Ballots are arriving in the mail this week at the homes of 1,300 area mariners for an election to decide whether local watermen will join a large national union of deck officers who serve on ocean-going ships, and which also represents captains and crews on inland waterways beyond New York Harbor. Ballots will be tabulated and results announced in mid-November. Ron Tucker, Secretary Treasurer of Local 333, the group that currently represents

Crude carrier: Photo courtesy of Alaskan Tanker Co. Alaskan

Alaska Packs Powerful Maritime Economic Punch: New Study

shipbuilding by the U.S. Maritime Administration, covering both commercial and military ship construction, found a $108 million annual economic impact in Alaska with 1,150 associated jobs. More than $63.9 million in worker income is attributable to the shipyard industry in Alaska. Alaska’s at-large Congressional District, represented by Cong. Don Young, ranks 13th out of all 435 Congressional Districts in the U.S. for American maritime industry economic impact. Domestic maritime cargo originating in Alaska totals more than 38 million tons each year. The following are the top states receiving

Military2Maritime Event: Photo MARAD

Military To Maritime: Connecting Veterans to Work Opportunities

Paul "Chip" Jaenichen, Acting Administrator at the Maritime Administration (MARAD) draws attention to a recent Military 2 Maritime information and recruiting session, hosted by the American Maritime Partnership in Jacksonville, Florida, to help steer veterans toward the opportunities available in the maritime industry. He comments as follows: "We at the Maritime Administration (MARAD) are proud to be associated with an industry that doesn't just open its doors to America's veterans, but actively helps them navigate the transition to civilian careers. Through licensing and certification

Brandon Reid (Photo: AdvanTec)

AdvanTec Hires Business Development Manager

AdvanTec Global Innovations Marine Division comprised of Freeman Marine Equipment, Diamond Sea Glaze, Pacific Coast Marine and SteelHead Marine—all manufacturers in the marine equipment industry specializing in doors, hatches and windows—announced the addition of Brandon Reid to its business development Team.   Reid will assume the role of Business Development Manager, responsible for AdvanTec’s presence in Eastern Canada and the U.S.   Reid comes to AdvanTec from the marine equipment sales industry, previously working with Beclawat Manufacturing. He began his career in

Claire-Celine Ancher Bausager (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Employs Bausager as Bunker Trader

A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd. has announced that as of May 16, 2016, Claire-Celine Ancher Bausager was employed as Bunker Trader at the office in Copenhagen.   Claire-Celine has been working with sales and marketing since 2009, and has joined the office shortly after it moved into new facilities with several other Danish companies within the shipping industry as next door neighbors.

Stirling Group Altor Open Doors for O&G Skills Week

An Aberdeen HSE and risk management firm opened its doors to give people a glimpse of how varied a career in oil and gas can be. Stirling Group Altor took part in the first ever National Oil and Gas Skills Week which welcomed 4,000 people to more than 50 events at venues across the UK. Organizers OPITO, the industry skills organization, said an average of 1,000 people per day took part in the inaugural National Oil and Gas Skills Week which saw events of all shapes and sizes take place in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William, North Shields  and

Partners Aim to Encourage Maritime Entrepreneurs, Innovation

SUNY Maritime College and EEX Maritime Oy, of Finland, will be working together to encourage entrepreneurs and technological innovations in the maritime industry. The two recently signed a memorandum of agreement that will allow the two to promote collaboration between start-ups, large companies and thought leaders in the maritime industry. The maritime industry is in the midst of a period of change, as technological innovations and advancements change the way the world does business and, increasingly, the way goods transit the globe. “Entrepreneurial start-up companies are, in the

Jobs: GE Transportation Seeks 50 Diesel Engine Machinists

GE Transportation says it is seeking 50 skilled machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania. In March 2014, GE Transportation announced a deal worth $700 million to supply 233 Evolution Series locomotives to Transnet, a large South African rail, port and pipeline company for delivery next year. Also in 2015, the business is preparing to introduce a new Tier 4 engine that meets stringent EPA emissions requirements. The new hires will support not only these projects, but also production for marine and stationery power. “We&rsquo

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Opens in Singapore

Global energy recruiter Worldwide Recruitment Solutions (WRS) has launched its Asia hub Singapore office. Based on the 36th floor of the UOB building in the heart of the central business district, the new office is slated to open its doors in May.    Following the 2014 launch of its Kurdistan office, the new Singapore office is part of a strategic move by the business to service clients’ needs within the APAC region after successful development of the business operations over the past three years, WRS explained.   Mark Brown, Managing Director of WRS, said, “We’re