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Danny Trasher (Photo: Actisense)

Actisense Restructures Its Management Team

Marine electronic equipment provider Actisense has undergone an internal reorganization.  Danny Thrasher, Head of Sales & Operations, has taken on the newly created role of Head of Sales & Marketing. Additionally, Mark Pay former Operations Supervisor, has been promoted to the role of Operations Manager. As the Head of Sales & Operations, Thrasher has been responsible for promoting the Actisense brand overseas as well as managing the internal operations team. In his new role as Head of Sales & Marketing, he will be aligning sales activities with the company’s global

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Kalmar Organizes Idea Creation Challenge

 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will organise a idea creation challenge, Kalmar Co-Create, during TOC Europe that will take place in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.    The two-day event organised on 12-13 June 2018 aims to discover disruptive ideas to specific customer challenges in container handling industry through co-creation with terminal operators, solution providers and development partners.   "We at Kalmar want to shape the industry through promoting openness and collaboration. We have invited three teams from our partner network to work on specific customer pains. TOC

EU Adriatic and Ionian Strategy Targets Blue Growth

, the EU Fisheries department said today in a statement. The strategy was officially launched in June 2014 to help facilitate this coordination while also helping the regions' 70 million citizens to benefit from a boost in the maritime economy, the preservation of the marine environment, stronger transport and energy links and increased tourism. The Strategy will also provide a valuable opportunity for non EU-countries to work alongside EU members, in particular contributing to the integration of the Western Balkans into the European Union. This is the first EU 'macro-regional strategy' with

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New Seafarer Social Network App Launched

The eMaritime Group have launched a free social network app eMaritime Exchange for Apple and Android.   Developed by seafarers for seafarers, the focus of the app is solely on improving the lives of mariners around the world. From breaking news to latest jobs posted daily and an interactive forum allowing  the community to ask questions relevant to them and gain free advice from their global colleagues.   The app was conceived through extensive research from both users and others within the industry and has highly interactive content by the use of push notifications for breaking

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Who Works the Rivers: Inland Waterways Career Fair

part in some of the tasks that would be a part of these jobs. This event is for adults only (graduating high school seniors or older). Industry experience is valued, but not required.   Inland marine highways move commerce to/from 38 states throughout The United States’ heartland, serve as transport ramps to industrial and agricultural centers and facilitate imports/exports at gateway ports to the coasts. Examples of careers that will be represented at this event include: Towboat careers: deckhand, mates, captains, pilots, cooks, mechanical engineers (captains and pilots make over six

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NYC Jobs Plan Aims to Bolster Freight Network

plan, the city will implement a multipronged strategy called Freight NYC that seeks to create 4,000 freight network industrial jobs by building more shipping and distribution infrastructure to connect NYC to the nation’s Marine Highway.   According to the City, the median wage in the water transportation sector is around $72,000 a year, with a majority of those jobs highly unionized and accessible to New Yorkers without a college degree.   As part of its strategy to better connect NYC to the America’s Marine highway and to bring port jobs to the New York, the City will invest

Annemieke Spijker (Photo: AKD)

AKD Appoints Spijker

AKD has appointed Annemieke Spijker a partner in its Transport & Energy team with effect from 1 June, 2016.   Spijker  joined AKD in July 2006, and became a member of the firm’s industry-leading Transport & Energy team in January 2008. She specializes in disputes involving road carriage and multimodal transportation, and has particular experience in drafting and negotiating logistics contracts. Spijker  is also involved in litigation, focusing on international transportation law disputes and recoveries.   Spijker,  is a Legal 500 first-rate recommended

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

Jamie Pollard (Photo: QinetiQ)

QinetiQ Names CEO for OptaSense

Pollard as its CEO to augment the current leadership team and build on what they have already achieved.  Jamie’s record of growing businesses at Schlumberger will prove invaluable as we look to take the business forward and realize its potential to change the way we monitor oil wells, transport networks and infrastructure.” According to QinetiQ, Pollard brings a depth of oil and gas industry expertise that will be complemented by additional investment in an advisory board for OptaSense comprising senior specialists to provide further domain expertise in key target markets. Magnus

Laura Escobar (right) and Joe Li (left), Purser Trainers of HKCYIA, gave talks on cruise careers (Photo: HKCYIA)

HKCYIA Takes Part in Maritime Career Expo

United Dockyards Limited, Maritime Professional Promotion Federation, Hong Kong Seamen’s Union, Maritime Services Training Institute, The Hong Kong Shippers’ Council, The University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE), TurboJET, and Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Limited.   The 8-day “Hong Kong Maritime Week 2017” offered nearly 50 activities put together by 57 local and overseas industry bodies, academic institutions and professional organizations for participants from the industry and general public. Event highlights included

Raymond Pirie, Vice President of Intertek’s global Exploration and Production business line, at one of Intertek’s laboratories

Intertek Invests in O&G Lab in Abu Dhabi

associated with the development of new and existing oil fields. We focus on gaining a deeper understanding of reservoirs to assist our customers in enhancing and improving oil and gas recovery processes. The new facility in Abu Dhabi will allow us to deliver services locally and minimize the need to transport samples out of country. Intertek has already worked on a number of Middle East reservoir projects using its laboratories in other international locations, but this investment delivers services locally to oil and gas companies in the area for the first time. The company has a number of existing

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Alaska Packs Powerful Maritime Economic Punch: New Study

A recent study for the Transportation Institute by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) revealed that Alaska is a major domestic maritime state, ranking third among all American states for domestic maritime industry economic impact. The American domestic maritime industry includes vessel operators, marine terminals, shipyards, and workers engaged in the movement of cargo exclusively within the U.S. Key findings of the PwC study as they relate to Alaska were as follows: Alaska ranks #3 among all U.S. states in per capita jobs related to the American domestic maritime industry. The State is home to an

GAC India Appoints Logistics GM for Chennai

demand in the South India market, with a primary focus on the pharmaceutical and automotive industries. Krishnakumar brings over 23 years of hands-on shipping and logistics experience to this role.   Transformations in the Indian logistics sector have presented many opportunities to providers of transport and warehousing services. Mark Delaney, GAC Shipping India’s Managing Director says Krishnakumar’s coming aboard is timely. “We see a growing demand for logistics services in South India including Chennai. Under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, the

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British Ports Chairman Steps Down

prior to taking on the role of Chair in 2016.   During his time as Chair, Rodney has been proactive in addressing key issues facing the ports industry. This has included developing good governance principles across the sector.    Rodney has also championed for investment in the transport network, despite difficult times for public funding. He has reiterated the importance of investing in good connections to ports at a local and national level as the benefits are significant for both the industry and the economy.   Additionally, he has spent time promoting the ports industry

2015 Lift & Move USA event (Photo: Lift & Move USA)

Event to Promote Careers in Cranes, Rigging and Transport

The second annual Lift & Move USA will be held February 10 in Houston, enabling participants to network with working industry professionals, hear from young people working in the industry and explore career possibilities in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industry.   The 2016 conference follows on the first Lift & Move USA event held June 16-17, 2015 in Chicago, which attracted more than 140 attendees.   Sponsored by a host of industry stakeholders, the daylong event aims to promote the various job opportunities in the crane, rigging and specialized transport industrie

Sea IT Grows Nordic Team

Sea IT has added Felix Magnusson and Daniel Wejnermark to its international team. They will be stationed at the Sea IT headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden and travel on assignment to serve increased client demands around the world.Daniel Wejnermark holds beside multiple Cisco certificates, also a degree in computer networks along with a field of interest in IT Security.Felix Magnusson has a background from computer networks at Cisco Academy and has served in both 1st and 2nd line IT support."Our expansion is a result of the continued growth of our customer base and we have a busy 2018 year ahead

Sylvia Boer (Photo: Damen)

Damen's Boer Secures WISTA Post

as regular meetings, workshops, presentation speeches and company visits. Last month, one such visit took place in Sharjah, when WISTA UAE visited Albwardy Damen. Present at the event was HRH Princess Sarah Al Saud, Director of Maritime Business Development and the International Forum for Maritime Transport at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport.  

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