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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

Ray Klosowski (Photo: SLC)

New Appointments at Duluth Seaway Port Authority

At its first meeting of 2017, the newly seated St. Louis County (SLC) Board appointed two new commissioners to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority—Patrick Boyle and Pete Stauber. They will complete remaining terms of former commissioners Chris Dahlberg and Steve Raukar, respectively, both of whom chose not to run for reelection to the SLC Board last fall. Boyle, a nurse practitioner for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, was first elected to the SLC Board in a special election in January 2014 to fill out the term of the late Steve O’Neil. At the time, he was a member of the

Curtis Foltz (Photo: GPA)

GPA Executive Director to Step Down

Curtis Foltz steps down; Griff Lynch named new executive director of Georgia Ports Authority   Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) executive director Curtis J. Foltz will step down at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the port authority’s board of directors announced today.   The board unanimously accepted the nominating committee's recommendation to appoint the current chief operating officer, Griff Lynch, to succeed Foltz, who will provide consulting services to the GPA for one year after his departure.   “Curtis Foltz has led the GPA to achieve great things over the

Matthijs van Doorn. Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority

Port of Rotterdam Appoints Matthijs as Logistics Manager

 Matthijs van Doorn has been appointed as the Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Logistics Manager as of 1 September 2016. Van Doorn joined the Port Authority team over a year ago as Business Manager Forwarding.    His ambitions are in line with the Port Authority’s plan to develop the port of Rotterdam into Europe’s foremost logistics hub. Van Doorn, who fulfilled a number of positions at TNT (Express) before joining the Port Authority, will be succeeding Wouter van Dijk, who has accepted a position at ProRail.   The Port of Rotterdam Authority’s Logistics

Photo: Port of Portland

Port of Portland Narrows Executive Director Candidates

advisory group to the Port of Portland Commission has recommended three final candidates in the running to succeed the port’s current Executive Director Bill Wyatt, who will retire on June 30, 2017.   The three finalists are Jonathan Daniels, Executive Director and CEO, Mississippi State Port Authority; Stephanie Dawson, Chief Operation Officer, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey; and Curtis Robinhold, Deputy Executive Director, Port of Portland.   The port will now hold an online public comment period that ends on Monday, April 24.   The Port Commission will then interview

Hans Nagtegaal

Nagtegaal is Head of Containers, Rotterdam Port

Rotterdam Authority. He is a highly experienced manager from the world of shipping and logistics, who enjoyed a successful career at P&O NedLloyd (in China, among other places), ultimately becoming director of the NileDutch Africa Line, via Safmarine. Hans Nagtegaal succeeds Joyce Bliek. The Port Authority has created a new position, in which Joyce Bliek will focus on improving and streamlining digital communication and the exchange of information in the supply chain. The increases in scale in container shipping result in peak volumes and cause a lot of stress in logistics, partly because a great

Jason Paulson (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

New Facilities Manager at Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Jason Paulson has been named the new facilities manager at Duluth Seaway Port Authority, where he will serve as a liaison with tenants, service and governmental agencies, private contractors and other property users to derive safe and efficient use of Port Authority-owned land, structures, facilities, equipment and other assets.   Paulson stepped into his new role on November 5.   Most recently, Paulson was operations manager at Lake Superior Warehousing (LSW), overseeing cargo loading and vessel discharge on the docks and managing warehouse operations on the Clure Public Marine Terminal.

Imraan Bux (Photo: Global Maritime)

Global Maritime Strengthens Ports & Shipping Department

Global Maritime Consultancy & Engineering has strengthened its Ports & Shipping team with the appointment of Imraan Bux as Principal Port Engineer, based in London. Bux comes to Global Maritime with over 20 years’ experience in all aspects of maritime project engineering, design and construction for large-scale port and marine infrastructure including offshore oil and gas facilities.   Global Maritime provides practical but innovative solutions pertaining to port development and master planning, ship simulations and maneuverability, port operations, port marine safety code

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

Deborah DeLuca

DeLuca Joins Duluth Seaway Port Authority

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority welcomes aboard a Government and Environmental Affairs Director this week. Deborah DeLuca, distinguished expert on redevelopment projects and environmental policy, officially joins the staff on July 29. DeLuca is a founding board member of Minnesota Brownfields, a nonprofit established to ensure the effective reuse of brownfield sites across the state. As principal of DeLuca Strategies for 14 years, she has provided advice to public, private and non-profit sector clients. Her areas of expertise include grant-writing, development/implementation of funding strategies

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

members are:   1. Gary Adams, Vice President Global Logistics, Walmart Stores Inc. 2. Robert Berry, Vice President, International Shipbreaking Limited, LLC 3. Gary Brown, Vice President Port Sales, Genesee & Wyoming - Coastal Region 4. Molly Campbell, Director, Port Commerce Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 5. Gregory Faust, Director of Operations, Department of Transportation - Washington State Ferries Division 6. Peter Ford, Chief Strategy Officer, Ports America 7. John Graykowski, Principal, Maritime Industry Consultants 8. Bill Hanson, Vice President, Great Lakes

Jim Sharrow (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Port Authority Shuffles Management

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority informs it is expanding the role of one of its management team members, reassigning duties of others and will be adding a new facilities manager to the staff in September.    Jim Sharrow, who has served as the port authority’s facilities manager since 2002, has been named director of port planning and resiliency, effective August 3, 2015. Sharrow will be responsible for overseeing the organization’s capital programs, maritime policy, risk management and security plans, plus its connectivity to regional planning initiatives.     Earlier

Image: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

MPA to Groom Maritime Talents

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is rolling out a series of new manpower schemes to attract, develop and retain local talent in the maritime sector.   The Government will set aside S$12 million over the next two years to roll out a series of manpower schemes.   Some 5,000 individuals are expected to benefit from the new manpower schemes, which will be rolled out progressively from May 1, 2016.   A Maritime Career Conversion scheme will help Singaporeans and permanent residents re-skill in order to take on good jobs in the maritime industry. It will co-fund

Antwerp Port Authority has supported Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ plan to expand  (Photo: Hydrex)

Hydrex to Expand Antwerp Facility

Antwerp Port Authority has supported Hydrex Underwater Technologies’ plan to expand its existing 5000m² site on Asiadok on the River Scheldt with new workshops and offices.  As part of its expansion, the result of organic growth over the past two years, Hydrex has also refurbished its dive support workboats and increased its manpower by 25 percent to strengthen its diver-technician capability. Hydrex Chairman Boud Van Rompay said, “The new facility together with our recent recruitment drive is consequent of market demand for swift and cost-effective underwater hull and

John Walsh (Photo: Port Cnaveral)

Port Canaveral CEO’s Tenure Ends in January

yet regarding a successor. “During this transition, we will continue to provide our business partners with the excellent customer service for which Port Canaveral is known,” said Port Chairman Jerry Allender. Walsh has served as CEO since March 2013. He began his tenure with the Port Authority in February 2011 serving as Deputy Executive Director of Infrastructure, Construction and Real Estate

U.S. BTS Seeks Nominations for Port Performance Working Group

for a representative of the following: the rail industry, the trucking industry, the maritime shipping industry, a labor representative for each industry (rail, trucking, and maritime shipping), the International Longshoremen’s Association, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, a port authority, a terminal operator and the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. Nominations must be received within 30 days of the Federal Register notice and may be emailed to BTS Director Patricia Hu at portstatistics@dot.gov or mailed to Office

Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

Three college students will spend this summer working with Canaveral Port Authority as interns in Cargo Business Development, Environmental Plans & Programs, and Engineering. From June 8 until August 6, the students will support the day-to-day activities of operating Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port and central Florida’s marine gateway into the global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida; Danielle Leahy of Cocoa Beach, a junior

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