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Saturday, August 18, 2018

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William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

announced William T. “Bill” Bergeron, CEO of Bergeron Resources, L.L.C. & Affiliated Companies, as the recipient of the 2018 C. Alvin Bertel Award. The C. Alvin Bertel Award was established in 1967 and is presented each year to an individual who has made significant contributions to the Louisiana port community.“I am honored to receive this coveted award and be recognized by my peers for my many accomplishments," said Bergeron. "The maritime industry is integral to our community’s culture and economy and I have been fortunate to participate in all aspects of this industry

Weeks Marine Invests in Maritime Program at Louisiana College

laboratory will allow NTCC to expand its program offerings and provide high-tech, relevant training experiences for the entire northshore region,” said Randy Savoie, Lead Maritime Instructor. “NTCC and Weeks Marine have strategically formed a partnership to advance maritime education in Louisiana in efforts to sustain long-term economic benefits, creating direct employment opportunities to fulfill the increasing maritime workforce gap.”With the most recent Weeks’ donation, NTCC will continue to uphold its stewardship responsibility by creating student-accessible resources, as

(File photo: Port Corpus Christi)

Corpus Christi Gearing Up to Handle US Shale Export Boom

ports."We don't want to be the next bottleneck" to U.S. oil exports, said Sean Strawbridge, chief executive of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority.The United States is now exporting more than 2 million barrels of oil a day, but the largest tankers currently only move in and out of a Louisiana offshore port because others are not deep enough.Corpus Christi exports 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude, Strawbridge said. It sits on the U.S. Gulf Coast near two of the nation's largest oilfields, the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford shale, which together produce about 4.7 million bpd,

Robert A. Socha (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine Names Socha Senior VP

, business development, public relations as well as deep industry knowledge of the offshore and inland shipbuilding, engineering/construction industries. He has worked as Vice President at Mid-Gulf Shipping Company, Baker Marine Solutions and as Executive Vice President at Bollinger Shipyards in Louisiana. Robert also has previous experience as Assistant Division Manager at Tidewater Inc., North America and International Divisions. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Sam Houston State University.  

Inland Marine Service Appoints Business Development Coordinator

and handling the needs of its customers. With 15 years of experience in the gas and oilfield industry, she began her career in business development and has excelled over the years as a sales manager/business developer. She was most recently Sales Manager/Business Developer for Specialty Diving of Louisiana/Specialty Offshore, where she was responsible for managing sales personnel throughout Louisiana and Texas

RigNet Names Jabbia VP, N. American Sales

Professional for Halliburton, where he led a crew of service operator technicians in conducting highly technical downhole acquisition services at remote well sites on land and in the Gulf of Mexico.  Jabbia holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Robert Glassman (Photo: VMAG)

Glassman Joins VMAG

aids to navigation projects, was the resident fisheries expert for the Gulf of Mexico, rescued many mariners from the sea, attended electronics schools to attain electrical engineering qualifications, became boarding officer qualified, partook in the massive rescue efforts in Alabama/Mississippi/Louisiana after hurricane Katrina and also responded to Deepwater Horizon disaster and participated in the gulf cleanup.     

Louisiana Cat Expands in New Iberia

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and General Product Support Manager Troy Matherne of Louisiana Machinery Company announced the company will add 60 jobs and expand its New Iberia operations. Known as Louisiana Cat, the company rebuilds and services engines and related equipment for marine, oil and gas, industrial and utility companies at the Port of Iberia.    Louisiana Cat’s expansion calls for the addition of 60 new direct jobs over the next five years, with the jobs carrying an average annual salary of $60,000, plus benefits. Louisiana Economic Development estimates the project

Clay Carter (Photo: Danos)

Danos Names Carter Coatings Operations Manager

went on to serve six years in the Navy. He joined Danos in 2013 as a project manager, eventually moving up to senior project manager in 2016 as he began to oversee the company’s coatings operations.   Carter resides in New Orleans but travels to Danos and client locations throughout south Louisiana and the Gulf region, overseeing more than 100 employees.  

Anne Hasuly (Photo: TSGI)

Hasuly Joins The Shearer Group

has recently joined TSGI as a naval architect. She is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Texas and holds a B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Anne is also a member of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers and the Louisiana Engineering Society.    Prior to joining TSGI, Hasuly worked for Aqualis Offshore as a senior naval architect. During her time at Aqualis, Hasuly was the project manager and lead naval architect for the basic design of two self-elevating, self-propelled liftboats. Before joining Aqualis

James Callahan (Photo: Danos)

Danos Announces Executive Leadership Changes

and risk management. A resident of Metairie, Cedro serves on the Executive Board of the Boy Scouts of America (SELA Council) and the University of New Orleans Accounting Department Advisory Council. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants. He holds a master’s degree in accounting from the University of New Orleans.   In his new executive position as vice president of project services, Callahan will provide strategic oversight and management of the company’s project management, construction

MAGDALEN (Photo courtesy of  AMP)

US Dredging Invests in American Workers, Safe Navigation Channels

in the U.S. and is constantly evaluating new opportunities to meet new demand,” said Eric Ellefsen, Weeks’ Executive Vice President. “We are particularly attentive to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ program, and have been pleased by the strong growth in our second home, Louisiana, as the state fights coastal erosion and the loss of valuable wildlife habitat.” The construction of the new build ATB hopper dredge ELLIS ISLAND and tug DOUGLAS B. MACKIE took place in Panama City, Florida, and employed more than 400 shipyard workers over the three-year construction period

Crowley Maritime Corp. presented four California Maritime Academy (CMA) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships  Photo Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

. She plans to sail after graduation. Bonnie Claire Muchnick, a senior from Oakland, Calif., is seeking a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation. As part of her CMA commercial cruise experience, she spent the summer sailing on Crowley’s tanker, Florida on a route between Texas and Louisiana.  After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career at sea. Taylor Sullivan, from Sanger, Calif., is a senior marine transportation student who is also pursuing a pre-law minor. Sullivan completed her commercial cruise last summer onboard the Crowley-managed Horizon Alliance. With the help

Horizon Marine Announces Personnel Changes

has joined the EddyWatch team as a Physical Oceanographer.  Heather comes to Horizon Marine with a B.S. in Meteorology from Western Illinois University and a M.S. in Oceanography from Texas A&M University.  While at TAMU, Zimmerle’s academic focus was the hypoxic zone on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf in the northern Gulf of Mexico, and her research contributed to the Hypoxia Data Atlas.  Heather will contribute to the daily analysis of the Loop Current, Northern Brazil Current and resulting eddies.   Leo Ambrosi has joined the Horizon Marine team as a Business Development

Gov. Edwards Appoints Charles H. Ponstein to Port NOLA Board of Commissioners Photo courtesy Port NOLA

Ponstein Appointed on Port of New Orleans Board

part of the Port of New Orleans’ positive direction and growth. I look forward to working with the Board, staff and all stakeholders to make the New Orleans Gateway one of the best global transportation hubs.”   Chouest is the owner and developer of NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana, one of the largest and most modern motorsports destinations in the United States. A retired family practitioner, Chouest joined his family business, Edison Chouest Offshore, in 1983 and served in many aspects of company operations including design, construction and operation of various offshore

Kenneth Graham (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Taps Graham to Lead National Hurricane Center

Orleans/Baton Rouge office since 2008. He notably established two command centers in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 that provided forecasts to help authorities make critical decisions in the five months following the spill. Graham also led the effort to support decision-makers in Louisiana and Mississippi with services focused on expected impacts for hurricanes Gustav, Ike, Isaac, and during the historic 2017 season.   Prior to leading the New Orleans/Baton Rouge forecast office, Graham served as the systems operations division chief at National Weather Service Southern Region

BOEM Oil and Gas Lease Sale: 48m Acres

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced the bureau will offer more than 48 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development, in a lease sale that will include all available unleased areas in the Central Planning Area (CPA). “As one of the most productive basins in the world, the Gulf of Mexico remains an important component of our domestic energy strategy to create jobs, foster economic opportunities, and reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil,” Hopper said. “The exploration

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