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Captain Robert "Bob" Glas. Photo: BTC

Glas Joins Bouchard Transportation

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. said that Captain Robert “Bob” Glas has joined the company as Vice President of Vessel Compliance and Auditing.  In this role Captain Robert Glas will usethe management afloat approach by rotating throughout the fleet and accompanying crews on voyages aboard Bouchard vessels to conduct ISM, and operational based audits and assessments, including underway navigation audits in accordance with OCIMF TMSA 3 element 5.

 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

Brian Hall

Hall Joins Bouchard Transportation

Retired Active Duty Coast Guard Commanding Officer Brian Hall has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., the nation’s largest independently-owned oceangoing petroleum barge company, as Southern Port Captain / Vetting Manager. Hall brings with him more than 25 years of experience in marine safety, security and environmental protection. In his new position, Hall will report to Mike Brady, VP Health, Safety, Security and Environment and be based in Tampa, Fla. A graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a degree in Marine Engineering, Hall most recently worked as the Technical Operations

Engineering Firm Rebranded WSP USA

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services firm, is now WSP worldwide effective May 10. In the United States, the firm will operate as WSP USA.    Parsons Brinckerhoff, a transportation engineering and management organization founded in 1885 in New York City, was acquired in 2014 by WSP, a global professional services consultancy. For the past two and a half years, the firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff in the U.S.   WSP USA has engineered hundreds of maritime projects, including port master planning, modernization and development programs

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

HDR Names Gonzalez Transportation Sustainability Director

HDR has promoted Janet Gonzalez to transportation sustainability director. Based in the company’s Chicago office, Gonzalez will work to grow HDR’s sustainability practice across the spectrum of transportation service offerings. Prior to her promotion, Gonzalez was a senior transit planner and will continue in this role. She is currently project manager for the North-South Corridor project as part of the District of Columbia Streetcar program. She also served as architecture and urban design lead for the Tucson Streetcar project. With HDR since 2008, she is part of the team advancing

Janiece Longoria, Charmain Port of Houston Authority

Maritime, Transportation & Petrochemical Leaders see Bright Future

   Leaders from the petrochemical, maritime, logistics and transportation industries delivered robust economic forecasts for the Houston Ship Channel region during the 5th annual Economic Alliance Houston Port Region Petrochemical & Maritime Outlook Conference held at the Pasadena Convention Center Thursday, September 4. More than 650 people listened to encouraging news about expansion plans amid a resurgent energy renaissance in Texas and the U.S. The Port of Houston Authority and the Panama Canal Authority gave presentations recognizing their growth as 100-year anniversaries are

Jobs: GE Transportation Seeks 50 Diesel Engine Machinists

GE Transportation says it is seeking 50 skilled machinists to support an increase in production volume at its diesel engine plant in Grove City, Pennsylvania. In March 2014, GE Transportation announced a deal worth $700 million to supply 233 Evolution Series locomotives to Transnet, a large South African rail, port and pipeline company for delivery next year. Also in 2015, the business is preparing to introduce a new Tier 4 engine that meets stringent EPA emissions requirements. The new hires will support not only these projects, but also production for marine and stationery power. “We&rsquo

Christopher Deschenes has joined Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs. (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.)

Deschenes Joins Bouchard as VP

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. said that Christopher Deschenes has joined the company as Vice President of Maintenance and Repairs.   Prior to joining Bouchard, Mr. Deschenes served as a Project Engineer with Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. as a member of the Worldwide Technical Service Group, supporting all new construction and capital projects for the foreign and domestic OSG tanker/ATB fleet. He then moved on to Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering, Inc. as Director of Engineering and Projects, where he was responsible for managing company operations, engineering staff, client relations and

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: Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc.

Bouchard Hosts Leadership Training Course

Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. hosts USCG leadership and managerial skills course at corporate headquarters for tug captains and chief engineers   During the weeks of July 18-21, and August 1-4, Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. partnered with SUNY Maritime College and privately hosted the required USCG Leadership & Managerial Skills Course at Bouchard’s corporate headquarters in Melville, N.Y. for all Bouchard tug captains and chief engineers. Bouchard is the first operator to privately host this class for their vessel employees.   Effective March 24, 2014, additional

Lee Named Partner at Holland & Knight

& 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 shippers, including e-commerce, manufacturers and processors

Crowley Maritime Corp. presented four California Maritime Academy (CMA) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships  Photo Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

. The scholarships help to further educational opportunities for the students who were chosen based on their academic performance, financial need and interest in pursuing a career at sea after graduation. Christiana Harrell, a sophomore from Big Bear City, Calif., is pursuing a degree in marine transportation with a minor in marine science. She plans to sail after graduation. Bonnie Claire Muchnick, a senior from Oakland, Calif., is seeking a bachelor’s degree in marine transportation. As part of her CMA commercial cruise experience, she spent the summer sailing on Crowley’s tanker

Douglas Owen (Photo: BIC)

Owen Appointed Secretary General of the Bureau International des Containers

Douglas Owen has been appointed Secretary General of the Bureau International des Containers (BIC) following almost four years of service at the organization. With more than 20 years of experience in the maritime transportation industry, Douglas Owen joined the BIC as Deputy Secretary General in late 2012. He has helped to broaden the horizons of the 83-year-old organization which promotes safety, security, sustainability and efficiency in container transportation.  Since joining, he has launched a number of new initiatives and increased interaction with members and partner associations.

BP Shipping’s Aggies left to right: Daniel Justus, Stewart Andrews, Jenny Long, Sara Broadrick, Garrett Jones and Michael Flannery.

Texas A&M Galveston Degrees Lead Six Aggies to BP Shipping

an important job opening to fill with her company, BP Shipping Americas, located in Chicago. As the regional voyage operations superintendent for BP Shipping, it is her job to fill it with the best and most qualified candidates. Long graduated from Texas A&M University at Galveston with a Marine Transportation degree and a minor in Maritime Administration.So, when she has an open position, one of the first places she contacts is her alma mater, Texas A&M Galveston. “BP Shipping has an open and fair hiring process” says Long. “We continue to choose to advertise our open positions

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

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