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Saturday, August 18, 2018

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O&G Industry Urged to Support Digital Skills

ensure it is competing effectively with other sectors for the best candidates.A new skills strategy is now required to ensure the industry responds effectively to securing future talent requirements and achieving the best case scenario to safeguard posts.Representatives from operating companies and supply chain firms from across the UK took part in the data gathering exercise. The workforce data collected totaled 34,000 roles, representing 50 percent of the gross operated production in the UKCS. The review identifies common roles and categorizes them into broad job families to study potential impacts

Scott Weldon. Photo: HII

Shipbuilding: Weldon Named VP at HII Ingalls

Scott Weldon was promoted to vice president of supply chain management at HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division. In this role, Weldon will provide leadership to all Ingalls supply chain management functions, including sourcing, procurement, inventory control and material warehousing. He succeeds Lori Harper, who will retire on Aug. 1 after more than 15 years of service at Ingalls.   Weldon joined HII in 1998 and served in various leadership positions across the shipyard. Most recently, he served as chief procurement officer. He was named Instructor of the Year in 2017 for his work as an

Ashutosh Dixit  (Photo: DAMCO)

DAMCO Names Dixit CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Supply chain management and freight forwarding services provider DAMCO, part of A.P. Moller – Maersk, has announced the appointment of Ashutosh Dixit as CEO for India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka (IBS) effective from June 15, 2018.A seasoned executive with over two decades of experience in Supply Chain, Ashutosh will lead the next phase of growth for Damco across IBS with a key focus on offering innovative and seamless solutions to customers shipping from and to the IBS markets.Ashutosh comes to Damco from DHL Global Forwarding where he held different leadership positions across functions. Prior to

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

;s commercial strategy. He is responsible for Port Houston’s real estate, trade development, economic development, marketing/external communications and media relations departments and the administration of Harris County’s Foreign Trade Zone.Moseley began his career in international supply chain and logistics in 1987 and has held expanding roles in the U.S. and overseas with international freight forwarders, customs house brokers, beneficial cargo owners and ocean carriers Mitsui OSK Lines, COSCO Container Lines and CMA CGM. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business

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'Maritime Center of Excellence' Launched in Long Beach

an new program this week to provide opportunities to local students seeking the employment skills they need to join the goods movement workforce.The Port of Long Beach Maritime Center of Excellence at Long Beach City College will target a variety of programs for occupations in the global logistics and supply chain industries that require more education than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year college degree.The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $60,000 in funding for the program’s first year as a pilot project. The Maritime Center joins the Academy of Global Logistics

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New Project Seeks to Boost UK O&G Workforce

and new skills required for job families to create ‘skills demand maps’. A targeted industry survey will be launched in the coming months to capture the industry’s demand for skills and capability requirements of the future. Industry workshops will be held with operators and the supply chain to tap into a diverse breadth of knowledge and expertise, including industry specialists, young professionals and apprentices.Paul de Leeuw, Director of the Robert Gordon University (RGU) Oil and Gas Institute, commented: “Building on the findings of the Workforce Dynamics Review, the need

Navis Taps Krishnamoorthy to Drive Tech Development

N4 TOS, XVELA, Navis Carrier and Vessel Solutions (NCVS) and future business lines. He is the latest technology leader to join Navis’ leadership team as the company continues to execute its broader software strategy and fulfill its vision to drive synchronization and collaboration in the ocean supply chain.With more than 25 years of engineering experience, having most recently served as Senior Director, Product and Engineering for Merchant Solutions at PayPal. Before that, he held various roles during his 17-year tenure at Sabre

New Hires Boost RCG US Team

574 MW Race Bank project in the United Kingdom. Negrelli earned his BSc/BS in Civil Engineering at The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York, and his MSc/MS in Engineering/Industrial Management at The Technical University of Denmark (DTU). Negrelli will support clients in project planning, supply chain analysis, independent engineering, and technical advisory.Kuhn is a renewable energy legislative affairs and policy expert, working most recently as a strategy analyst with the New York Power Authority (NYPA) and prior to that in Federal legislative affairs at the American Wind Energy Association

David Kalata (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Hires Kalata as Container Accounts Director

with many of JAXPORT’s largest customers and tenants. He previously held sales and operational positions with international shippers, third party logistics providers and brokers. Kalata has also served as a strategic advisor to the industry, designing tactical market plans and improving supply chain programs

Lee Named Partner at Holland & Knight

Eric Lee has been elevated to partnership in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office.    Lee brings extensive experience in domestic and international shipping, supply chain services and logistics, as well as in a broad range of corporate, commercial and regulatory matters to bolster the firm's international trade, maritime, transportation and energy groups.    As a member of the international team, Lee helps companies in the supply chain, logistics and other transportation services industries, including maritime, air, road and rail. He also represents industrial

Eddie Aston (Photo: CEVA Logistics)

CEVA Appoints Managing Director for UK, Ireland and Nordics

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has appointed Eddie Aston to the position of Managing Director, UK, Ireland and Nordics (UKIN).    Aston joins CEVA from Northgate the commercial van hire and leasing organization where he was UK Managing Director. In his new role he brings extensive, international executive level experience in supply chain management, logistics and business-to-business service companies where he earned a reputation for delivering durable top and bottom line improvements across a number of vertical markets.   Aston will be based from the UKIN

Oman Drydock Company (ODC) appointed Said bin Homoud Al Mawali as Chief Executive Officer. (Photo: ODC)

New Shipyards CEO at Oman Drydock Company

(formerly Oman Global Logistic Group) board of directors in Duqm/Oman.   Prior to his role at ODC, Said was providing leadership and governance for the Executive Management of OTTCO since February 2014. With the 21 years extensive experience in construction, asset management, plant operations, supply chain, cost control, business development, mergers and acquisition, Said is leading the corporate strategies and overall policies and procedures to ensure that all key people play constructive role in the development. Said occupied significant positions at Petroleum Development Oman, Occidental Oman

Michael Smith (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries Announces Leadership Changes

role, Stabler will work directly with HII’s divisions to assess and facilitate implementation of the transformative business model and process changes necessary to meet rapidly evolving customer demands. The scope is open-ended but will initially focus on HII’s digital, technological and supply chain strategies.   Stabler joined Newport News Shipbuilding in 1984 and has held progressively responsible positions in engineering, purchasing, business development and program management. He was appointed vice president of assembly in 1999 and vice president of aircraft carrier construction

Fock Siew Wah, Group Chairman, PSA International, Photo courtesy PSA

PSA International sees profit jump 5.0%

opportunities. PSA will continue to work closely with its partners and customers to tap the relevant technologies, develop innovative solutions that facilitate trade flow and improve processes, and co-create business models that will bring sustained benefits and value to all stakeholders in the global supply chain."   Mr Tan Chong Meng, Group CEO, PSA International stated, "Going into 2018, we are keenly aware that the dynamics of our industry remain highly changeable and competitive. As we witness the current wave of digitalisation and acknowledge the increasing quest for cargo flow visibility

Christie Thomas,  vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. (Photo: HII)

Shipbuilder HII Names Thomas VP Pricing, Contracts

responsibility for contracts, pricing, and export/import licensing and compliance for the Newport News shipyard and will report to Don Godwin, Newport News’ chief financial officer.   She joined HII’s Ingalls Shipbuilding division in 2006 and has held director-level positions in supply chain management, business management, business development, and contracts and pricing. In 2017, she was promoted to corporate director of investor relations at HII’s corporate office. Prior to HII, Thomas spent 12 years with Lockheed Martin. A native of Pennsylvania, Thomas earned a bachelor&rsquo

David Libatique (Photo: Port of Los Angeles)

Port of LA Promotes Libatique

as senior director of government affairs for the Port of Los Angeles, where he lead advocacy efforts at the local, regional, state and federal levels. He worked actively with multiple port stakeholder communities to advance the port’s priorities in the areas of infrastructure, environmental and supply chain policy.Prior to joining the port, Libatique worked on energy policy at the City of Los Angeles, helping formulate and promote the Mayor’s environmental policies at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He also served as the Mayor’s liaison with the Port of Los Angeles, where

MarTID: The Global Survey of Maritime Training Practices Debuts

the current report to your advantage. MarTID’s core principles include ethical integrity, objectivity and confidentiality. Each of the partner organizations is donating their time and resources to make this initiative possible. Like the efforts to promote greater transparency throughout the supply chain, the sharing of safety-focused information also benefits the entire industry. Secure and anonymized MarTID data provides insights into training practices, budgets, priorities, challenges and perspectives. Why MarTID? Why now?Vessel operators and maritime training centers are pouring significant

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