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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

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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

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.

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Page Named CEO of Hutchison Ports Sweden

 Bob Page is the sailing Englishman who loves Sweden. Now he is ready for his final major assignment: To ensure that the container terminal at the Stockholm Norvik Port becomes exactly as good as everyone anticipates.   In the 1990s Robert “Bob” Page worked with logistics for Volvo in Gothenburg. He really enjoyed his work and became close friends with his colleague Göran.   “Our families celebrated Midsummer according to Swedish traditions and we often went out sailing together. It was a really wonderful time,” Bob Page reminisces.   After

APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles has established a new single vessel cargo operations record during the call of the 13,600 TEU capacity Maersk Evora, with a combined total of 24,846 TEUs loaded and discharged over a 128-hour period. (Photo: APM Terminals)

Port of LA on Pace to Surpass 9 Mln TEU in 2017

The Port of Los Angeles said it is on pace to become the Western Hemisphere’s first-ever port to move 9 million 20-foot equivalent units (TEU) in a single year, following strong box volumes in the month of October.   Although October 2017 container volumes were down 8.1 percent from 2016’s record-setting figure, the 748,762 TEU moved last month propelled the port to its third busiest October ever and kept it on track to surpass last year’s annual total.   L.A. moved 7,639,756 TEU in the first 10 months of 2017, up 6.4 percent compared to the same period in 2016, which

Neville Bissett (Photo: Q Terminals)

QTerminals Appoints Bissett as CEO

The Board of Directors of QTerminals, the recently-established operator of the first phase of Hamad Port in Qatar, has appointed Neville Bissett as the company’s first Chief Executive Officer.   QTerminals was established as a jointly-owned entity by Qatar Ports Management Company (Mwani Qatar) and Qatar Navigation (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

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

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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

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

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

Launch of PortTV

Port Metro Vancouver Launches Online Entertainment Channel

Port Metro Vancouver welcomes audiences behind-the-scenes of Canada’s largest port with its new online channel, PortTV. Designed to engage and educate audiences, PortTV will share the stories of real people who live and work within the port communities and showcase the important role that the port plays across Canada. Hosted on Port Metro Vancouver’s YouTube and Facebook pages, new episodes of PortTV will be rolled out weekly throughout the summer. Check out the first episode Port Metro Vancouver's website.  “We consistently receive feedback that people would like to know

Capital improvement projects move ahead with $579 million in funding for Long Beach Port

Harbor Commission Approves Port Budget - Long Beach

  The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday, July 14, approved an $858 million budget for the Port of Long Beach in the upcoming fiscal year, with two-thirds of the spending set aside for a robust building and modernization program. For the fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 2014, the Harbor Department plans to spend $579 million on capital projects ? part of a decade-long, $4 billion investment in Port upgrades and efficiency improvements. The ongoing Desmond Bridge Replacement Project and Middle Harbor Terminal Redevelopment will continue to be the Port’s largest construction

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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

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

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