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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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Abu Dhabi Ports Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day

Abu Dhabi Ports, the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, Fujairah Terminals at the Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), celebrates Emirati Women’s Day, in recognition of the outstanding contributions of the Emirati women at Abu Dhabi Ports.    Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, CEO of Abu Dhabi Ports, expressed his deep pride in Emirati women’s accomplishments in the UAE and in the company, saying, “Emirati women have been increasingly playing a leading role at Abu Dhabi Ports

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Emirati Women Graduate Abu Dhabi Maritime Training Center

first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD).   Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and  Mahra Al Shamsi received the ‘Certificate of Competency Master of Coastal Waters up to 24 Meters Vessels’ along with 10 other students after six and

Ankita Batra (Photo: Glander International Bunkering)

GIB India Adds Bunker and Lubricant Trader

Global marine fuel and lubricant trading and brokering company Glander International Bunkering (GIB) has hired Ankita Batra as a trader for its India office.    Batra joins (GIB) with a post graduate in the domain of Energy Trading  from  the University of Petroleum and Energy studies, Dehradun. Batra speaks Hindi and English and is familiar supplying in the ports of India, Singapore and Fujairah.

Australia Bans Bulker for Underpaying Crew

 A Panama flagged bulk carrier, DL Carnation, has been banned from entering Australian ports for a period of 12 months after authorities uncovered a scheme which saw the vessel’s crew being intentionally underpaid.   The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said it received a complaint on Friday, September 8 via the International Transport Workers’ Federation alleging discrepancies in the payment of wages for the crew of the DL Carnation. An AMSA surveyor attended the vessel in Gladstone and found that the ship was operating with two sets of wage accounts on board: one

From right to left: Khamis Juma Buamim, Group CEO, Abdulla Saeed Abdulla Brook Al Hemeiri, Chairman, and Ahmad Al Kilani, Board Member of Gulf Navigation (Photo: Gulf Navigation)

New CEO at GulfNav Leads Expansion Plans

, the lucrative chemical shipping services have provided remarkable returns for the firm.   In addition to acquisition of new tonnage, GulfNav will execute new projects and activities to contribute to turnover and profit growth over the next five years. These projects include offshore support services, increasing shipping services and marine product sales and distribution through expansion of shipping services network within the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman; engaging in trip time charters by working and trading vessels on spot hire; acquiring vessels on bare boat with purchase option

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Port of Long Beach Uses Education to Boost its Competitiveness

The Port of Long Beach said it has not lost sight of the significance of professional development in supporting the Port‘s decade-long, $4 billion investment in upgrades and efficiency improvements. The port’s commitment to boosting its competitiveness in the long term extends beyond rebuilding and replacing outdated facilities and infrastructure, to ensuring its human resources are prepared to help build the port of the future. “Having a full understanding of all the operations of the port and how departments and roles work together to achieve an overall goal is a valuable asset

Legislation Signed for Ports Upgrades

Today, Governor Brown signed AB 2395 Legislation. The bill was co-authored by Bonnie Lowenthal chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee and the Select Committee on Ports (D-Long Beach); Jeff Gorell, a member of the Select Committee on Ports (R-Camarillo); and Hannah Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara).   By increasing the Oxnard Harbor District's borrowing authority from its current $1 million to $10 million, the legislation will help The District upgrade and modernize its facilities. The bill maintains stringent accountability standards, including a required two-thirds vote by the District's

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Port Long Beach Prepares Future Leaders

Scholars, interns and externs gather for education celebration   On Wednesday, May 20, the Port of Long Beach hosted Celebrating Education, an event that brought together students, teachers, public officials and business executives to highlight educational accomplishments in international trade and the goods movement industry.   “I want to thank the Port for their generous support of these bright young people,” said Long Beach Mayor Dr. Robert Garcia. “These are the leaders of the future, who will ensure our Port remains the premier port in the United States.” &nbs

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Abu Dhabi Ports Organizes NAWRUS Open Day

NAWRUS program offers technical training and jobs for young Emiratis    Abu Dhabi Ports, the developer, operator and manager of ports and Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) in the Emirate, recently organized an open day to recruit young Emiratis holding secondary school certificates for port operations jobs. The recruitment process under NAWRUS (The National Way to Ramp Up Success) is part of the Abu Dhabi Ports’ continuous Emiratization efforts in line with the UAE strategy to build a national cadre of trained employees.   NAWRUS program, named after a sea bird associated with

Jacqueline Brown (Photo: TNPA)

New Port Managers for TNPA

Transnet National Ports Authority has made several senior appointments that will assist the division to sharpen its focus on the delivery of its strategic objectives and improve operational efficiencies. The changes – which follow the recent resignation of the Cape Town and Saldanha Port Managers – will introduce new Port Managers in the Eastern Cape and Western Cape. TNPA will also establish a new department that will strengthen the authority’s research and development capabilities. TNPA Chief Executive, Richard Vallihu said: “TNPA has bid farewell to the Port Managers of

Bill Wyatt (Photo: Port of Portland

Port of Portland Director Announces Retirement

Port of Portland Executive Director Bill Wyatt formally announced to the Port Commissioners that he will retire from the Port on June 30, 2017. He has led the Oregon port since 2001.   Wyatt’s 16-year tenure with the U.S. West Coast port has included major milestones in the organization’s history. At the marine terminals specifically, his legacy includes several hundred million dollars of infrastructure investment made by port marine terminal tenants following the $199 million Columbia River navigation channel deepening project leading to the growth and retention of key waterfront

FIle photo from pictures of the past ESPO Conferences. Courtesy:  European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO)

European Social Dialogue on Ports: Employers Bullish

 The European social dialogue on ports was established in June 2013 by port employers and employees to identify challenges faced by the sector, improve health and safety conditions and raise awareness about the essential contribution of port stakeholders to the EU economy and its growth.   No less than 2.2 Million ships have called EU Ports in 2012. More than 300.000 workers are directly employed by port employers who are committed to ensuring a high level of efficiency, health and safety.   Since 2013, the social partners have been working on issues that fall within the competence

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Indian Ports Record 6.2% Growth in Cargo Traffic Last Q

 According to the Ministry of Shipping in India, the 12 major ports in the country together handled 159.0 million tonnes of cargo in the first quarter of the current fiscal (April-June 2016-17), against a cargo traffic of 149.74 million tonnes in the similar quarter of the previous fiscal, a year-on-year growth of 6.2 per cent.   The  joint secretary (ports) Pravir Krishn said the growth in cargo traffic showed some buoyancy, growing at 6.2 per cent in April-June FY17 against the 4.5 per cent growth recorded in April-June FY16.   During the first quarter of 2016-17, Mormugao

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Day of the Seafarer Celebrated in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Ports celebrates ‘Day of the Seafarer’ with a 1,000-strong gathering; Maritime education and related career opportunities highlighted at event   Abu Dhabi Ports informs it celebrated the global ‘Day of the Seafarer’ with as many as 1,000 seafarers. The day is observed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on June 25 each year to raise awareness of the vital role played by seafarers. Gifts were distributed by Abu Dhabi Ports employees to mark the day.   The gift parcels, which contained commemorative items, were hand-wrapped by Abu Dhabi Ports

Port of Seattle Preparing for the Future

Written by Anthony Foxx The goods we transport are the lifeblood of our economy. So as our nation moves freight into and out of the country, we depend on the efficiency of our ports and port facilities to keep that freight –and our economy— moving. One of the key pieces in the freight puzzle is the challenge of the first and last miles, the transfer of goods between the container ships that tie up in our ports and the network of fast-moving rail and highway arteries that web our nation.   Yesterday at the Port of Seattle, I saw firsthand how intermodal freight transfer is an

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Port of Hamburg Continues Cargo Records, Adds Jobs

The Port of Hamburg continues record performance handling a total of 72.6 million tons (+ 6.6 percent) in the first six months of 2014. Hamburg’s universal port with 50.7 million tons of predominantly container handling achieves a result of 4.8 million TEU (20-ft standard containers), an increase of 6.8 percent. The largest seaports on the north European continent show an average growth in total handling of 1.8 percent and in container handling of 2.6 percent. The Port of Hamburg can look back on above average growth in container traffic, building up its market share from 25.7 to 26.7 percent.

Patrick Walters

Walters Joins Peel Ports Group

Former P&O and ABP executive appointed group commercial director Peel Ports Group confirmed the appointment of Patrick Walters as group commercial director. Walters is a leading commercial executives in the U.K. ports industry, having held top positions in P&O Ports, DP World and Associated British Ports. Peel Ports group CEO Mark Whitworth believes that Patrick’s experience will prove invaluable as the business commits itself to extremely ambitious growth plans. Whitworth said: “Securing Patrick Walters is a major coup for the company and he brings exceptional experience and

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