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Port of Long Beach Uses Education to Boost its Competitiveness

the program: “The maritime industry is constantly changing; management faces new realities and effective leadership requires a comprehensive understanding of the overall context. The course was designed to cover rapidly changing regulations and requirements that affect ports, marine facilities, transportation providers, supply chain operators and vessels, and is valuable to all levels of management from all related industry stakeholders.” Course topics include an overview of the worldwide intermodal transportation system, port and terminal operations, cargo management, safety and security, emergency

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

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) is seeking nominations for the newly-created Port Performance Freight Statistics Working Group. The working group, mandated by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, is to make recommendations on nationally consistent measures of port capacity and throughput and a process to collect timely and consistent data. The working group was established by BTS in a Feb. 23 Federal Register notice. As mandated, BTS is seeking nominations for a representative of the following: the rail industry, the

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the appointment of 29 new members to the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Committee (MTSNAC).  Established in 2010, MTSNAC is comprised of leaders from commercial transportation firms, ship construction, repair and recycling, trade associations, state and local public entities, labor organizations, academics, and environmental groups that advise the Secretary and the Maritime Administration on policies to ensure that the U.S. Marine Transportation System is capable of responding to projected trade increases.   The Committee

Altschuler Named Transportation Director at HDR

Randy Altschuler has joined HDR as the firm’s West region transportation director, based in the Oakland office. His responsibilities include leading business development activities and growth strategies throughout the West Region. Prior to joining HDR, Altschuler was West transportation business line leader with AECOM. His 35 years of experience includes positions of increasing responsibility within AECOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Parsons Corporation. The first 15 years of his career were spent in the public sector, including the New York City Transit Authority and Massachusetts Bay Transporta

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach Adds Three Directors

The Board of Harbor Commissioners has approved the appointments of new directors for the Port of Long Beach’s Finance, Surveys and Transportation Planning divisions.   Maurina Lee, previously the Harbor Department’s controller, will become the Director of Finance. She has been controller since March of last year and was previously finance manager for the city of Downey from 2006 to 2015. The Finance Division oversees an annual budget that is $829 million this fiscal year. It is part of the Finance and Administration Bureau.   Robert Seidel, who has been the Port of Long

 Brian Ley, new transportation industry manager for Wago (photo courtesy of Wago).

WAGO Introduces New Transportation Industry Manager

  WAGO today announced the appointment of Brian Ley to the position of Industry Manager – Transportation. Ley joins WAGO after an extensive career in technical and operations management, engineering and consulting. “Brian’s wide-ranging experience in the transportation sector with special emphasis on the railroad industry will be invaluable to our customers and sales team," said Toby Thomman, Vice President of Sales. "We are looking forward to tapping his expertise to further our growth in this sector.” In addition to his Bachelor's of Science degree in

Anthony Foxx, U.S. Secretary of Transportation

MARAD to Host National Maritime Strategy Symposium

On Tuesday, May 6, at 9 a.m. EDT, the Maritime Administration and the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council will host the second National Maritime Strategy Symposium in Washington, D.C. Building upon the first Symposium held in January, this public meeting will focus on domestic U.S. maritime issues, including ports, shipping, shipyards, environmental compliance and maritime energy use, and labor and workforce development. Speakers include: Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation; Victor Mendez, Acting Deputy Secretary of Transportation; Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Jr.

MHI Announces Executive-level Personnel Changes

Senior Vice President, Head of Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works, President of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., will retire January 31, 2017.   Masao Miyazaki, currently Fellow, General Manager, Shipbuilding & Ocean Development Division of Commercial Aviation & Transportation Systems, will become Fellow, General Manager, Shipbuilding & Ocean Development Division of Commercial Aviation & Transportation Systems, Head of Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works effective February 1, 2017

Congressman John Garamendi: Photo from House video

John Garamendi Advocates 'Buy America' T-HUD Amendments

Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, CA) has offered amendments to the FY 2015 Transportation Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Act that would spur the growth of U.S. jobs by strengthening Buy America laws. The Congressman expressed the view that the requirement that federal taxpayer dollars are spent on U.S. manufacturing is currently too weak causing the outsourcing of thousands of jobs. Garamendi’s amendments would close loopholes in the law, so that money invested in public works would stay at home. While Garamendi fought to create American jobs and boost economic

Tom Allegretti, AWO President & CEO

AWO Praises Simplification of TWIC Process

Last week, the Transportation Security Administration began nationwide implementation of a program that reforms the burdensome process by which mariners and other transportation workers receive required Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC). The TWIC OneVisit program eliminates the requirement that workers make two trips to a TWIC enrollment center to pick up and then activate their TWIC. Under the new, streamlined process, a mariner can apply for a TWIC at an enrollment center and opt to receive the credential by mail. AWO President and CEO Tom Allegretti called the nationwide

Paul Gallagher

Gallagher Returns to Foss Maritime

Foss Maritime announced that Paul Gallagher will be rejoining the Foss team to work in the commercial services group on major transportation project opportunities.  Paul brings more than 25 years of experience within the maritime industry, and during his career he has been involved in all aspects of maritime operations and cargo transportation. Paul began at Foss in 1991 and served in a variety of roles including Director of Sales for Marine Transportation, PNW Regional Operations Manager and Director of Oilfield Services. He managed business development and service delivery in support of

Shipping 101 Training Course in Seattle

ARTEMUS Transportation Solutions will partner with the Marine Exchange of Puget Sound to hold the Global Commerce- International Transportation & Trade Shipping 101 Course on March 23-27 in Seattle.   The five-day course covers materials needed to effectively trade and ship in the global marketplace, whether as an importer, exporter, NVOCC, Freight Forwarder, Ocean and/or Domestic carrier. The course covers the transportation chain, critical work processes, compliance requirements and different modes of transportation. The course includes an on-site visit to a marine terminal for a first-hand

Brendan J. Bouchard (Photo: Bouchard Transportation)

New VP of Sales & Operations at Bouchard Transportation

Independently-owned ocean-going petroleum barge company Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. announced the appointment of Brendan J. Bouchard as VP of Sales and Operations, establishing the fifth generation of the Bouchard family.   Bouchard Transportation was started by Brendan J. Bouchard’s great great grandfather, Capt. Fred Bouchard, and passed on down to his great grandfather, Morton S. Bouchard Sr., then to his grandfather Morton S. Bouchard Jr.,  and then to his father, Morton S. Bouchard III,  to whom Brendan will report.    Brendan has worked in various capacitie

Stephen H. Vengrow (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Montgomery McCracken Adds 2 Maritime Attorneys

The firm welcomes Stephen H. Vengrow and Eric Chang in New York   Montgomery McCracken has added two attorneys to the Maritime and Transportation practice group in the firm's New York office. Stephen H. Vengrow joins the firm as a partner and Eric Chang joins as an associate. Both were previously at the maritime law firm of Cichanowicz Callan Keane Vengrow & Textor, LLP.   “We are continuing to expand the capabilities of Montgomery McCracken's Maritime and Transportation Practice Group, having grown significantly over the past 10 years, with prospects for additional growth in

John Parrott (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime Names Parrott COO

, discharge and terminal operations for TOTE Maritime. In 2002, Parrott returned to TOTE Maritime as the Alaska General Manager, where he was soon promoted to Vice President/GM, then VP of Commercial before being named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska in 2009.   In 2011 U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood named Parrott a member of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council. MTSNAC is a chartered, non-federal body whose purpose is to advise the Secretary of Transportation on MTS issues including the effective use and expansion of America's Marine Highway, port development

Mark Tabbutt testifying

Domestic American Maritime Industry Booming

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today heard first hand about America’s booming domestic maritime industry from Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board of Saltchuk, one of the country’s most recognized transportation and distribution companies, who was testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). Tabbutt told Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) that American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing.   “Our industry is experiencing

AMP Chairman Tom Allegretti

American Maritime Industry Booming Testifies AMP

The U.S. House Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation today heard first hand about America’s booming domestic maritime industry from Mark Tabbutt, Chairman of the Board of Saltchuk, one of the country’s most recognized transportation and distribution companies, who was testifying on behalf of the American Maritime Partnership (AMP). Tabbutt told Subcommittee Chairman Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) and Ranking Member Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) that American maritime, supported by the Jones Act, is strong, vibrant, and growing. “Our industry is experiencing an

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