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All-Female Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

Svitzer Monte Cristi, a 70-ton tugboat that helps maneuver larger vessels so they can dock, undo or be driven through the channels.The boat is special not only because of the expertise, technical knowledge and safety standards applied; this is the first crew integrated by women, a milestone for the Latin American maritime industry."Many things that we presume to be done through physical force, in reality, only require technical intelligence and the right tools. Many may think that women do not have the ability to work on a powerful tug boat, but our crew has shown that this type of work is not exclusive

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Empowering Women in the Maritime

high-level of competence that the maritime industry demands.Since the programme was established 31 years ago, its portfolio of activities has grown extensively. IMO has facilitated the establishment of seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, some 152 countries and dependent territories and 490 participants.The programme provides gender-specific fellowships, giving access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. A good example is the long-running

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Training Caribbean Maritime Women

"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" will give additional impetus to all the Women in Maritime Associations to raise awareness of their activities.IMO has supported the creation of seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector  in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.These associations are made up of female maritime professionals and provide a forum for networking, exchange of ideas and initiatives on industry developments, while motivating and empowering women through training

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

, enabling the crewing and operations of ships, offshore vessels, tugboats and safety craft.SIMNAV – Bridge SimulatorThe modern bridge simulator at ICN was developed in Brazil and is considered a showcase of advanced maritime training, being one of the only such simulators in Brazil and all of Latin America. Simulators have been employed in different areas since the First World War, but have been under intensive development since the late 1940s, along with computer technology, sonar and radar technology. The Navigation and Maneuvering Simulator - SIMNAV - was developed by ICN in 2011 as an aid to

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World Maritime Day Theme 2019: Empowering Women

of women through gender-specific fellowships; by facilitating access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. IMO has supported the creation seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands. Access to these regional networks have provided members with a platform to discuss gender issues; a golden thread of worldwide maritime communication and improved implementation of IMO instruments. The selection of the theme, "Empowering Women

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Port Security Training in Dominican Republic

.    Participants are also being taught to train other officials with similar responsibilities.   The workshop follows a 2016 national table top exercise on maritime security, organized in cooperation with the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC).    The 2016 exercise identified a number of recommendations for further training, parts of which are being addressed by this week’s workshop.   IMO facilitates this by helping Member States enhance their maritime security, focussing on what

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

China Merchants Port Holdings Company Limited (CMPort) said that the Company's transaction regarding the acquisition of Paranaguá Container Terminal (TCP) in Brazil is completed. The acquisition is the biggest merger and acquisition so far in Brazilian and Latin American port sector. It is not only the first investment of CMPort in Latin America, but also the first M&A in mature port assets overseas with controlling stake. Since then, TCP has officially become a subsidiary of CMPort, which is a gesture of the Company's overseas port network expansion from Asia, Africa, Europe and North America

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Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

a primary focus on government contracts. Clapp, who joined Crowley in 1988, most recently served as vice president, planning and strategy. Prior to that, he held many positions of increasing responsibility, mostly in accounting, finance and management reporting. He served as director of finance for Latin America before being promoted to vice president of pricing and yield management for that group, and later vice president, customer care. Clapp is a graduate of Jacksonville University and holds a bachelor of science in accounting. Crowley’s Tim Burke, director, proposal management, has been

Rasmus Nord Jørgensen. Photo: BIMCO

BIMCO Appoints Head of Communications

; Rasmus Nord Jørgensen is an experienced international maritime communications professional.   He has a BA in Journalism from the Danish School of Journalism and was part of the global communications team at A.P Moller-Maersk, with a particular focus on the developing growth markets of Latin America and Africa. He also previously worked for Reuters.    Rasmus Nord Jørgensen takes up his new role on Wednesday 1 November 2017.   

Sven Thy Christensen (Photo: PBES)

PBES Hires Christensen to Develop Mediterranean Markets

this he worked for MAN Diesel & Turbo in Spain. Here he spent four years as Managing Director Deputy, representing the company at Spanish shipyard group Astilleros Españoles, and then ten years as CEO for Spain for all group companies, simultaneously responsible for business development in Latin America.   Christensen is a mechanical engineer with a graduate diploma in business administration, both from University of Copenhagen. He holds the honorary title as Copenhagen Goodwill Ambassador, is a member of the Danish Association of Engineers (IDA), and of the Spanish Society of Naval Architects

Gunvor Hires BP's Former Top US Trader

Gunvor spokesman said. He will replace Francois Ostinelli, who will retire after helping set up Gunvor's U.S. operations and hiring more than 30 employees in offices in Houston and Stamford. Garza was at BP for 24 years, including managing BP's crude oil trading in the United States, Canada and Latin America between 2006-2014. That included all of BP's exposure to the global WTI book - at the time BP's largest crude book, according to Garza's LinkedIn page. Garza says on his page his team was marketing at the time 500,000 barrels of equity crude oil per day and generating record trading with 25

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

oversaw supply chain strategies and helped direct sales at Maersk and its subsidiary Safmarine (Maersk Group) from 1995 to 2007. Vargas previously served as vice president of sales and marketing at SeaFreight Agencies, successfully launching ocean cargo service offerings in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. He is a graduate of Florida International University with a bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing.    De la Combe, who reports to Crowley Vice President Ken Black in Miami, has more than 20 years of experience in the Caribbean trade lane, working in diverse

James J. Cannon  (Photo: FLIR Systems)

Cannon Tapped to Lead FLIR Systems

positions at Stanley Black & Decker, Inc., most recently as president of Stanley Security North America & Emerging Markets. Prior to that, he was president of the company’s Industrial & Automotive Repair (IAR) business unit, first in North America and subsequently in Europe and Latin America, before then serving as president of Stanley Oil & Gas. In addition to his global, cross-functional leadership experience at Stanley Black & Decker, Cannon served in the U.S. Army for 10 years as an infantryman and armor officer in a wide variety of assignments around the world, including

Rucker Named President of Tideworks

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, from there he moved into a variety of technology roles. He then relocated

Xavier Contreras (Photo: Emco Wheaton)

Emco Wheaton Bolsters Americas Sales Team

 Emco Wheaton has boosted its Americas sales team with Chris Garrison taking on the role of Territory Sales Manager for the Western U.S., and Xavier Contreras appointed as Territory Sales Manager for Northern Latin America with a focus on Mexico.   A graduate of the University of Houston with a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in business administration, Contreras has more than 12 years sales and engineering in the region and experience with Gardner Denver in its waterjetting and pump businesses. Responsible for all Emco Wheaton and TODO products, Contreras will report to Jose

Harald Scherleitner (Photo: Fronius)

Fronius Perfect Welding Division Under New Management

Scherleitner, the division is gaining a leader with a familiar face. The 37-year-old has been a member of the Fronius team since 1994 and has spent the last eight years as head of the Perfect Charging Division. He began his career as an Area Sales Manager for welding technology, covering Europe and Latin America. It was in this role that he oversaw the establishment of Fronius Mexico and Fronius Brazil.    The future of the division is safe in the hands of a man who knows the industry and company inside out – and who has set himself a clear aim: “I want to continue to expand

Carl Stone (Photo: AkzoNobel)

AkzoNobel Names Stone Southern Regional Sales Manager

Carl Stone has joined the Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings Team as Southern Regional Sales Manager. The southern region includes the U.S. southern states, Hawaii, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. An engineering graduate of Old Dominion University with an MBA from Webster University, Carl is a retired Navy Commander with over 30 years of service. He held managerial sales positions with Fortune 500 companies prior to joining the AkzoNobel team. As a surface warfare officer, Carl spent many years at sea and understands the marine community and shares the passion we all have for this

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