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SENER  appointed Jorge Sendagorta Cudós to be head of the Engineering and Construction area. Photo: Sener

Cudós Tapped to Lead Engineering and Construction for SENER

area. He was, until now, the country manager of SENER in Mexico. SENER's Engineering and Construction area, which will be managed by Cudós, comprises three Business Units: Infrastructure and Transport; Renewables, Power, Oil & Gas; and Marine. It has branches in Algeria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, South Korea, Chile, China, United Arab Emirates, Spain, USA, Morocco, Mexico, Portugal, UK, and South Africa.Cudós joined SENER in October 2012 in the energy sector. He worked as Assistant Project Manager in the biomass plant for ENCE in Mérida (Spain).

Port Workers in Argentine Grains Hub to Hold Wage Protests

Port workers in Argentina's main grains hub of Rosario will hold flash protests and block access gates over the weeks ahead as part of wage negotiations in which they are demanding a 40 percent pay increase, a union leader said on Thursday.   Wage strikes and protests are common in Argentina, which had an inflation rate of about 40 percent last year. The central bank aims to cut inflation by more than half in 2017.   "We are going to hold days of protests in front of the gates of different port facilities. We will hold them one or two days a week until the end of the month up and

Henry Woo (Photo: HANSA HEAVY LIFT)

Woo to Head HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s APAC Division

the team in the APAC region.   HANSA HEAVY LIFT opened its Singapore office in 2012 and has eight offices globally, including Shanghai, Perth, Sao Paulo, Houston, Monaco and Dubai, with global headquarters in Hamburg. The specialist heavy lift shipping line also has exclusive agents in the U.K., Argentina, Colombia, Canada and Korea.  

Argentine Grains Port Workers Return after Brief Strike

A one-day strike at the Rosario grains export hub in Argentina ended on Friday after the government compelled union and company officials to enter into wage negotiations for 15 days, a union leader said.   The strike began at midnight local time and ended around noon after the union agreed to the government mandate for a "reconciliation" period to settle the dispute, said Edgardo Quiroga, an official with the CGT union's San Lorenzo branch.   "Operations are back to normal," he said.   Rosario handles about 80 percent of Argentina's grains exports. San Lorenzo

Martin Kenney (Photo: GAC)

GAC UK Appoints Chartering & Project Manager

appointment of industry specialist Martin Kenney as Chartering & Project Manager.   A ship broker and agent for 27 years working with heavy lift carriers such as BigLift, Rolldock, Jumbo and CPC, Kenney has managed turnkey projects worldwide including multimodal contracts to China, Russia, Argentina, Brazil, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Algeria. For the last seven years, Kenney has managed his own company, Project Navigation.   He is the latest addition to GAC UK’s newly-formed nationwide team of specialist Product Managers dedicated to different sectors. Based in GAC UK&rsquo

Strike Paralyzes Argentine Grains Port for 2nd Day

Argentina's grains hub of Rosario was paralyzed on Thursday by the second day of pay strikes by unions representing stevedores and other workers needed to dock and load recently-harvested soy and corn, union and management spokesmen said.   The work stoppages threaten to slow supply from grains powerhouse Argentina, putting upward pressure on world food prices. The country is the world's top exporter of soymeal livestock feed and its No. 3 supplier of raw soybeans.   "All docking and loading services are shut down at every one of the 25 ports from the city of Rosario going north

Argentine Port Strike May Cut Soy Flow, Raise World Food Prices

Argentina's main grains port of Rosario was paralyzed at midday on Wednesday by an open-ended wage strike by boat captains needed to help dock incoming cargo ships, the country's port management chamber said.   At a busy time of the year for exporters, smack in the middle of Southern Hemisphere soy and corn harvest season, the country's dock workers also threatened a work stoppage if their own pay demands are not met.   The strikes threaten to slow supply from grains powerhouse Argentina, putting upward pressure on world food prices. The country is the world's top exporter of soymeal

Vice Presidents Rejig at Caterpillar Inc

group president with responsibility for Energy & Transportation. “Pablo’s leadership skills and customer focus will serve him well in his new role leading Solar Turbines, a leading global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.” Koziner, who grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, joined Caterpillar's Legal Services Division in 2001 as an attorney within the organization's Latin American Commercial Division, based in Miami, Florida. In 2005, he assumed the position of Power Systems regional manager in Monterey, Mexico, with responsibility for Caterpillar's Electric Power

New Vice Presidents at Caterpillar

group president with responsibility for Energy & Transportation. “Pablo’s leadership skills and customer focus will serve him well in his new role leading Solar Turbines, a leading global supplier of gas turbine systems and services.” Koziner, who grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, joined Caterpillar's Legal Services Division in 2001 as an attorney within the organization's Latin American Commercial Division, based in Miami, Florida. In 2005, he assumed the position of Power Systems regional manager in Monterey, Mexico, with responsibility for Caterpillar's Electric Power

“Consider, for example, that South America was not an LNG consuming region seven years ago. In 2014, more than 100 cargoes will be sold there. As floating technologies gain acceptance, there will continue to be a big shift in the market demographics.”  Edward Scott, COO,  Excelerate Energy

Excelerate Energy & the Year of LNG

.     How many re-gas vessels do you have today?     Nine.  And how many of those are operating as re-gas vessels and how many are operating on trade?     At present, we have four of the vessels in term re-gas service … two in Argentina, one in Brazil, one in Israel. We have two other projects that have been sanctioned – one in Puerto Rico and a second in Pakistan where we are working with our respective customers to finalize permitting and other details. In addition, there are more than a dozen other re-gas opportunities

Photo courtesy of Trelleborg

Trelleborg Welcomes Pianc Young People to Factory

and lifecycle.   Key to the organization of the event was Alfred Roubos, Project Leader at the Port of Rotterdam.  Mr Roubos commented: “The event was a great success, with attendees coming from all over the world, including Belgium, Iceland, Spain and as far away as Brazil and Argentina.”   Mr Roubos presented some preliminary findings from PIANC Working Group 145, which is focused on updating PIANC guidance on berthing velocities and fender design.  The objective of the Working Group is to produce a report providing data on actual recorded vessel approaches

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