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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Transportation News

Dr. Aaron Bryden (Photo: PEIR)

Bryden Named CTO at PEIR

PEIR, a new app that helps the transportation logistics and shipping industries better assign costs based on responsibility for damaged shipping containers and trailers, has announced the hiring of Dr. Aaron Bryden as Chief Technology Officer and the acquisition of Tamper-Secure technology and patents from PRAXIK.Tom Burke, CEO of TCompanies, parent company of PEIR, said,  “Acquiring the Tamper-Secure technology and patents from PRAXIK made a great deal of sense for PEIR as we continue to develop the technology that utilizes photos to document and prove that something was in a particular

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

IMTRA, manufacturer and importer of solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, has announced new hires and promotions. The company has hired Brad Norton and Van Noorden and promoted Kinder Woodcock and Nate Cabral.Brad Norton has joined IMTRA’s service team in a product technical support role. With over 20 years as a licensed yacht captain, Norton will use his vast, hands-on knowledge of the workings and operation of boats supporting IMTRA customers who need technical and application assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth

Photo: Crowley

Crowley Honored for Puerto Rico Relief Efforts

more than 40,000 electrical poles to restore the power supply and more than 7,000 transformers for the electrical grid; not to mention the power restoration equipment, oversized drill, bridge rebuilding supplies, fuel truck and 177,000 gallons of JetA1 fuel.”Crowley has provided a constant transportation and logistics pipeline to the island since the storm made landfall – unloading more than 200 vessels in a 182-day period.“We are as humbled by this recognition as we are grateful for the extraordinary work of our teams in San Juan, Jacksonville and in other parts of the country following

Roland Malins-Smith (Photo courtesy ACMF)

ACMF Receives Grant from Former SeaFreight Boss

, now retired, is founder of SeaFreight Line Ltd. which was acquired by Crowley in 2015.The ACMF funds scholarships and provides grants for classrooms and other facilities at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).Malins-Smith, born in Grenada, began his career in 1970 researching shipping and transportation issues for the then Caribbean Free Trade Area (Carifta) Secretariat based in Georgetown Guyana. He was later seconded to the West Indies Shipping Corporation, a regional institution owned by Caricom governments, in 1977. He went on to hold a number of leadership positions in the maritime industry

Tim Nolan (Photo: TOTE)

Nolan Tapped to Take Over as TOTE CEO

headquarters shift to Jacksonville where both TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and TOTE Services are currently based.TOTE said one of Nolan’s first responsibilities will be to identify his successor, the next president for TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.Nolan has more than 20 years of experience in the transportation and logistics industry, having joined TOTE Maritime in April of 2013 as executive vice president. He was promoted to president in January 2014.Prior to joining TOTE Maritime, Nolan served as the senior vice president of the International Division for Yusen Logistics Americas (formerly known as

Laino Named Chembulk CCO

named Steve Laino its Chief Commercial Officer, based out of the Southport office and responsible for all facets of our commercial strategy worldwide, including chartering, projects and client relations.  Laino comes to Chembulk with more than two decades of diverse experience in the maritime transportation industry, with experience in the chemical tanker sector.  Laino has held roles in operations both at sea and ashore, in commercial capacities as a tanker broker, projects broker and shipowner.  Most recently, Laino held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Chemical Transportation

Photo courtesy of Equinor

Hundreds of Norway Oil Workers Go On Strike

in letters to the Shipowners' Association.In total, up to 2,250 workers could join the action, it said.Norway's oil sector directly employed 50,700 workers in 2017, of whom 26,700 worked in production and 23,500 in related services, according to Statistics Norway. The rest were occupied in transportation through pipelines.It was the biggest strike affecting the sector since a 16-day industrial action in 2012 cut the country’s output of crude by about 13 percent and its natural gas production by about 4 percent.Not Talking NowTalks between the two striking Norwegian unions and rig employers

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System their connecting channels and the St. Lawrence River, serves the industrial and agricultural heartland of the U.S. and Canada. Photo provided by The Great Lakes Seaway Partnership

Great Lakes Shipping Supports 237,000 Plus Jobs

The new study by the Department of Transportation Great Lakes - Saint Lawrence Seaway says that shipping  supports more than 237,000 jobs and billions in economic activity.A year-long study of the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway navigation system is a definitive and detailed report documenting the many contributions made by the Great Lakes Seaway system to federal, state/provincial and local economies.The study reports that in 2017 maritime commerce supported: 237,868 jobs, $35 billion in economic activity, $14.2 billion in personal income and local consumption

(Photo: Port of Long Beach)

'Maritime Center of Excellence' Launched in Long Beach

will truly change the lives of our students by providing them education and skills that will transition them from LBCC to the workforce.”The training at the Maritime Center of Excellence will focus on in-demand occupations which may include jobs like: warehouse and distribution supervisor, transportation supervisor, logistics and supply chain specialist, order processor, shipping and receiving clerk, and scheduler and operations coordinator. As part of the one-year pilot program, LBCC will convene an advisory group with industry partners in 2018 to identify in-demand middle-skills jobs. The goal

Tim Haas (Photo: CMA CGM)

Haas Named COO at CMA CGM America

responsible for the U.S. and Canada, including direct management of the Greens Port Industrial Park in Houston and its 200 employees until 2016.Most recently Haas was the Senior Advisor, Port and Terminal Sector of InstarAGF, a fund that has raised over $750 million to invest in ports, terminals, and transportation projects in North America

Photo: TecNiq

TecNiq Adds Staff

, has hired three staff to fill key roles. Terri Thornton and Darryl Lanier join the company as sales associates for the light duty trailer market. Kevin Shaffer has been named national sales manager.Kevin Shaffer comes to TecNiq from Intertek Testing Services where he was sales manager for its transportation technologies division. Prior, he managed sales in its military/aerospace division. Shaffer earned a B.A. from Western Michigan University in professional ethics and holds numerous certifications.With a background in industrial lighting, Terri Thornton was previously an engineering manager at

Matthew Kuehne, General Manager of BQR, Bollinger Quick Repair (Photo: Bollinger)

Kuehne Named GM of Bollinger Quick Repair

Manager and Operations Manager. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Orleans.Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR) is located on the Harvey Canal .5 miles west of the Mississippi River at the Harvey Locks.  BQR is a full-service shipyard and provides service to both inland and offshore marine transportation sectors with five drydocks ranging from 1,500 tons to 3,400 tons, on-site machine shop, armature shop, propeller shop and access to all Bollinger support facilities

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.

Vanta E. Coda II (Photo: Ports of Indiana)

Ports of Indiana Names Coda CEO

its vinyl subsidiary. Five years later, he was recruited by American Commercial Lines to be director of regional sales, managing an international portfolio that included expansion of its project cargo business and the company's first wind generation movement. Coda also served as director of fuel transportation for Dynegy Inc. and director of global logistics for Nabors Industries.Coda has been actively involved with maritime policy initiatives for the Great Lakes at the state and federal levels in his roles as president of the Minnesota Ports Association, member of the board of directors for the American

John Morganti (Photo: Ecochlor)

Morganti Joins Ecochlor

company.Morganti is an accomplished senior executive and entrepreneur with a 25 year plus background in Sales and Operations Management. He has held leadership positions in a Fortune 500 company as well as mid-sized services providers and technology start-ups. He has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served in the United States Navy Reserve for 13 years, retiring in 2003. Morganti has been a member of the Advisory Board of EthosIQ, LLC and Implicit Monitoring Solutions

Rudi van Niekerk

Van Niekerk Takes the Helm of GAC Nigeria

ports and terminals from its head office in Lagos and branches in Bonny, Brass, Eket, Escravos, Forcados, Lagos Airport and Port Harcourt. Services provided include ship agency, husbandry, FSO/FPSO support, ship supply and spares logistics, as well as freight services, project logistics, land transportation and manning services

Junshan Zou (Photo: V.Group)

V.Group Names Zou Managing Director for China

the future growth needs of the market.”Zou has more than 20 years’ experience in maritime related businesses, building on his early academic and research career with the Shanghai Maritime University. He is the sole author of the book Port Economics and a co-author of two books – Transportation Economics and Management of China National Economy.He will be based in V.Group’s new office in Shanghai’s new shipping cluster, the Maritime & Finance Excellence Center, which formally opened in March

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