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Matthias Reinarz (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer Taps Reinarz as Managing Director for the Caribbean

Maersk's towage operator arm Svitzer has named Matthias Reinarz as managing director for the Dominican Republic and Caribbean region, effective June 1, 2021.Reinarz replaces Dickson Rivas, who is stepping down after a long career with Svitzer. Rivas will remain available as special advisor until his retirement at the end of the year,Svitzer has been present in the Dominican Republic and Caribbean islands since 2010 through a joint venture with Remolcadores Dominicanos, and providing towage in the Caribbean with 23 vessels servicing 10 operations.

Luis García (Photo: SENER)

García Joins the SENER

and Development, and in Mercer Management Consulting and Accenture (as a Senior Consultant in the Strategic Consulting Department). Over the course of his career, he has been on the Board of Directors of more than 15 companies in Spain, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Panama, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. He is currently a professor of Valuation and Corporate Finance at the Instituto de Empresa and a professor of Project and Investment Financing at ICAI, both located in Madrid (Spain).The addition of Luis García enhances the SENER Group's strategy for its own growth, be it organic

All-Female Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

As part of its gender inclusion initiatives in the nautical industry, towage operator, Svitzer hired the first 100% female crew for the Dominican Republic.Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Over the waters of Rio Haina and Caucedo, in the Dominican Republic, operates a very special vessel; it is the Svitzer Monte Cristi, a 70-ton tugboat that helps maneuver larger vessels so they can dock, undo or be driven through the channels.The boat is special not only because of the expertise, technical knowledge and safety standards applied; this is the first crew integrated by women, a milestone for the Latin

Photo: Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics Announces Organizational Changes

of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, after which, he served as executive, deck watch and training officer for USCG cutters Padre and Venturous.Ayala now has expanded responsibility for coordinating sales, marketing and operational shipping activities throughout Crowley’s footprint in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and the Caribbean islands. Previously head of Crowley’s services in Puerto Rico, Ayala will support local sales management, and work to enhance Crowley’s service offerings in the entire Caribbean region. He will be the primary company representative when dealing with local ports

Port Security Training in Dominican Republic

 International Maritime Organization (IMO) maritime security training is underway for port facility security officers, managers and designated authority officials in Santo Domingo City, Dominican Republic (12-16 March).    Run by IMO in collaboration with the Dominican Republic Ministry of Defence (Cuerpo Especializado de Seguridad Portuaria), the workshop is training participants on how to perform their duties in line with IMO’s code on International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS Code) and SOLAS Chapter XI-2 (click for details).    Participants are also

Carlos del Corral (Photo: iContainers)

iContainers Hires Barcelona Office Director

products and services rooted in technology and innovation.    iContainers said it has expanded its businesses to new markets in just a short period of time. In addition to its existing offices in Miami and Barcelona, it opened new offices in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in the space of five months. It’s also keeping up its dedication to improving the ocean freight industry by adding new products and services to its platform to make it easier for shippers to contract and track shipments. iContainers currently serves more than 7,000 shippers and companies

Chilean Trade Commissioner Sacha Garafulic, right, chats about trade growth opportunities with, from left, Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras and Manatee County Port Authority Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh. (Photo: Port Manatee)

Port Manatee, Chile Aim to Boost Commerce

;    Since opening in 2014, the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee has played a vital role in expanding global connections for the port and Manatee County businesses. In recent months, the hub also has been visited by trade officials from Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic in conjunction with presentations made to the Manatee County Port Authority.             Located “Where Tampa Bay Meets the Gulf of Mexico,” Port Manatee is the closest U.S. deepwater seaport to the expanded Panama Canal,

Michelle Sutter (Photo: Fathom)

Carnival’s Fathom Names Senior Sales Leader

by working with low-income immigrants living in British Columbia. Sutter is fluent in English, French and Spanish.   Launched in June as Carnival Corporation’s 10th global brand, Fathom is designed to drive sustainable social impact through sailings from the U.S. to Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The brand expects to attract 37,000 annual travelers who could collectively spend more than 100,000 days a year either volunteering or immersing in educational and cultural exchanges in local communities.   Beginning in April 2016, Fathom will embark on weekly seven-day voyages from

MV Adonia (Photo: Carnival Corporation)

Cuba Opens Up for Carnival Corp. Brand

of Commerce granted approval for the company to begin travel to Cuba. Carnival Corporation intends to take travelers to Cuba beginning in May 2016 via its newly launched fathom brand – a new social impact travel brand providing purpose-oriented, social impact experiences, initially in the Dominican Republic. Carnival Corporation intends to operate fathom travel itineraries directly to Cuba for the purpose of providing cultural, artistic, faith-based and humanitarian exchanges between American and Cuban citizens. Authorized under current U.S.-to-Cuba travel guidelines, the new Cuban itineraries

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