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Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)

Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO

Management and Corporate Social Investment (CSI).Moshe Motlohi (Photo: TNPA)Motlohi has been in the field of logistics for nearly 20 years, 15 of which have been within Transnet. He served a long tenure at sister division Transnet Port Terminals in various leadership positions before joining the port authority. He most recently headed up management of Southern Africa’s busiest port, the Port of Durban, since 2014. He holds a Management Advancement Program (MAP) from Wits Business School and an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Pictured left to right are Simon Brebner, chief executive  of Peterhead Port Authority; Linda Hope, center manager for the Scottish Maritime Academy; Frazer Smart; and John Forman harbor master, Peterhead Port Authority. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Young Seaman Sets Sail on Journey to Career with Sentinel Marine

Scottish Maritime Academy, North East Scotland College’s nautical center.Frazer Smart, who joined the team at Aberdeen-based company Sentinel Marine after graduating, has also just returned from his first trip to sea.Smart (24), from Turriff, was presented with the award, sponsored by Peterhead Port Authority, after lecturers on the 12-week program determined that he was best overall student from the three courses that run over the course of the academic year.Sentinel Marine, which provides emergency rescue and response vessels (ERRVs) for the offshore industry, spotted Smart's talent when visiting

Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Port of Duluth-Superior Generates $1.4 bln and 8,000 Jobs

$504 million in total wages, salaries and purchases of goods and services in the regional economy. Cargo movement and vessel activity at the port also generated a total of nearly $240 million in federal/state tax revenues.The full report for the Port of Duluth-Superior, released by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, spotlights local port activity gleaned from a much broader study released last month about the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) system conducted by Martin Associates.Some 35 million tons of iron ore, coal, limestone, salt, cement, grain, steel, wind turbines

Vanta E. Coda II (Photo: Ports of Indiana)

Ports of Indiana Names Coda CEO

to replace outgoing CEO Rich Cooper who is set to retire July 1, 2018.Coda returns to the Ohio River Valley with 25 years of experience in maritime and multimodal operations on the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Ohio River. He most recently served as the executive director for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, operating in the busiest port district on the Great Lakes. During his time at Duluth, Coda led the completion of $24 million in infrastructure renewal projects, opened the CN Duluth Intermodal Terminal and launched the Duluth Cargo Connect initiative. Originally from Kentucky, Coda previously

Chilean Trade Commissioner Sacha Garafulic, right, chats about trade growth opportunities with, from left, Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras and Manatee County Port Authority Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh. (Photo: Port Manatee)

Port Manatee, Chile Aim to Boost Commerce

Port Manatee and Chile are pursuing considerable opportunities to boost two-way trade, according to a Chilean official who visited the Central Florida Gulf Coast port Thursday [June 15]. Garafulic, who spoke at the Manatee County Port Authority’s meeting and toured the port, including the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee, said he believes the hub could serve as a launching pad for enhanced commercial ties.             Garafulic, who is based in Miami, pointed out that Chile is engaged in about $5 billion a year of trade with South

(L-R standing) Godwin Xerri, MMF Board Member and Managing Director, Focal Marine Shipping Agency, Joe Borg, MMF Chairman and former EU Commissioner, Dr Ann Fenech, MMF Board Member and President of the Malta Maritime Lawyers’ Association, Joseph Bugeja, MMF CEO and General Manager, Malta Motorways of the Seas, (seated) Michael Callus, MMF Board Member, Head of Education, Safety, Quality Sub-Committees and Director Medsea Shipping Agency, and Matt Gilbert, Head of Business & Partnerships, The In

Malta Maritime Forum Targets Professional Education

build upon this link to provide the local maritime industry with formal education which is recognized internationally.   “Malta is already well served with courses for engineers, masters and lawyers, where we lack higher professional courses is for ship agency, terminal operators and port authority staff,” explains Michael Callus, Chairman of the MMF Sub-Committee for Education. “Until now, there has been reliance on on-the–job training but the changing dynamics of logistics means we have to adapt. Excellence in multimodal transport and logistics are essential for Malta

Kyle Burleson (Photo: DWCPA)

New Head at Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority

Deputy Director, Kyle Burleson, steps in as interim executive director   Kyle Burleson, current deputy director at the Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (DWCPA), has stepped in as the interim executive director, replacing John Loftus as he transitions out of the executive director role, a position he has held since 2015.    Burleson will hold the interim executive director position from August 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018, as the DWCPA board of directors search for a permanent executive director.   Delorean Holmes, current economic development manager at the DWCPA, will

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

(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 in Africa; and with Hutchison Port Holdings, he was the chief executive officer of Alexandria International Container Terminals (AICT) and, subsequently, Tanzania International Container

Photo: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

More Women in Ports

for themselves the day-to-day operations of a port with a view to applying the newly-learned material back in their respective countries.   The event is being held under International Maritime Organization (IMO)'s gender and capacity-building programme, in collaboration with Le Havre Port Authority, and held at the Institut Portuaire d'Enseignement et de Recherche (IPER).    It comes as part of IMO's ongoing efforts to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.  

Photo: Port of Antwerp

Port of Antwerp Looking for Full-Time Representative in the UK

 The port of Antwerp has decided to appoint a full-time representative in the UK, based in London, in order to keep in closer touch with the economic situation there now that Brexit is looming closer.    "Antwerp Port Authority is now in search of a full-time representative to further raise Antwerp’s profile on the British market," said a press statement from the company.   Concerning the job description, Luc Arnouts, the Port Authority’s International Networks manager explained: “We expect this person to develop a relevant local business network

WMI TETA training  (Photo: SMOU)

SSG, MPA and Maritime Union to Inject $12.6 mln in Training

The Singapore maritime industry looks well-positioned for the future, with strong support from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) in the form of continued funding for the Tripartite Nautical and Engineering Training Award (TNTA & TETA) Programs worth S$12.6 million.   The TNTA and TETA programs will receive funding support from SSG, MPA and SMOU.  The two cadet training programs are recognized as key opportunities for Singaporeans to develop themselves to the fullest potential through

Massa Joins North Carolina Ports

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 Arab Agencies, Inc. In addition to his time with UAAI, Massa spent six years with the Jacksonville Port Authority where he was directly responsible for developing new carrier, terminal operating and cargo business opportunities.  

Signing ceremony Photo courtesy Port of Antwerp

Antwerp Sets up Maritime Training Institute in Brazil

with containers carrying deepfreeze goods and agricultural products, along with fuel derivatives and metal products going to and from. Indeed Antwerp has two local representatives to represent it in the Brazilian port community: Ricardo Sproesser and Henrique Rabelo.   In summer last year the Port Authority’s other subsidiary, Port of Antwerp International, decided to invest 10 million dollars in Porto do Açu, the first private operational port complex in the North of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil’s industrial heartland.   “Brazil is the main gateway to South America

Eugene-Kwan Photo courtesy Vancouver Fraser Port

Kwan re-elected vice chair, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority board of directors has re-elected Eugene Kwan as vice chair for a third term commencing March 25, 2018. Mr. Kwan was appointed to the board of directors by the federal minister of transport as recommended by the Port User Group Nominating Committee. Mr. Kwan is also a member of the Governance and Stakeholder Relations Committee and the Major Capital Projects Committee. The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority’s board of directors is composed of 11 members: one federal appointee; one British Columbia provincial appointee; one appointee for the Prairie provinces of

Beth McCague (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Names McCague Interim CFO

Experienced financial executive Beth McCague has been tapped to serve at Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT).McCague, who has been serving as an advisor to JAXPORT’s CEO and finance group, will assume responsibility for the port’s budget and accounting, treasury, payroll, procurement, economic forecasting/planning, and external auditing functions effective May 7, 2018. She will also oversee JAXPORT’s $600 million capital program and will be JAXPORT’s primary liaison with bondholders, lenders and credit rating agencies.Prior to joining

MOU signing with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector. Photo MPA

MOU to Develop Human Capital for Seafaring Sector

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector.  The collaboration will focus on:(i)identifying new competencies and skills required to operate the next generation of ships;(ii)enhancing the current training syllabus; and(iii)developing Singapore as a maritime training hub.  Inked at the 3rd

Michael B. Poole (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Names Poole CFO

Canaveral Port Authority has named Michael B. Poole as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Port Canaveral, effective May 11, 2018.As CFO, Poole's primary duty is to preserve and safeguard the financial assets and affairs of the Canaveral Port Authority. Reporting directly to the CEO, Poole will have overall responsibility for providing strategic financial guidance, and defining and managing the Port's efforts to achieve fiscal and business goals and objectives.Poole brings to the Port 30 years experience in maritime transportation, municipal finance, public accounting, and financial and operating

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