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Paul Cozza and Brian Clark (Photos: NC Ports)

NC Ports Announces New Leadership

.Prior to joining NC Ports in June 2017, Clark served in various senior level positions throughout the maritime industry, including a role as Managing Director for APM Terminals at Port Elizabeth, N.J. as well as Project Director for APM Terminals in Mobile, Ala.Cozza was named to the top spot at the port authority in April 2014. Under his leadership, NC Ports achieved its most profitable years on record; embarked on a more than $200 million capital improvements plan; reintroduced intermodal rail; and welcomed the largest container vessels in the Ports Authority’s history. Additionally, container

Anders Gronborg (Photo: Trafigura)

New TFG Marine CEO to Leave in September

by its existing leadership."Reuters was unable to reach Gronborg for immediate comment.Trafigura holds a majority stake in TFG. The other owners are tanker company Frontline and dry bulk carrier Golden Ocean.In April TFG Marine was awarded bunker fuel supplier licences by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).(Reporting by Roslan Khasawneh Editing by David Goodman

(Photo: Genco)

Genco Makes First Full Crew Change Under Singapore's New Rules

,032 DWT Capesize vessel, marking the first full crew change under new COVID-19 protocols in Singapore.  A total of 37 seafarers were involved in this crew change, which was completed on June 6, 2020 and executed in accordance with protocols established by Genco, Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and the Synergy Group.John C. Wobensmith, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, many individuals have been onboard oceangoing vessels in excess of the duration of their contracts, keeping them away from their families. Port restrictions, difficulty arranging

(Photo: STEHMO)

STEHMO Investing $10 Mln, Adding 100 Jobs

that create new jobs that exceed the average annual wage of the state or the county in which the company locates or expands."We would like to thank the Mississippi Development Authority, the Jackson County Economic Development Foundation, Jackson County Board of Supervisors and Jackson County Port Authority for their support throughout this process,” said Nian Hua Lim, president of ST Engineering Halter Marine and Offshore. “It has been a pleasure working with all the stakeholders on the plan to upgrade STEHMO’s facility. With these developments, STEHMO will be in an excellent

Ana Paula Vitorino, Portugal’s Minister of Sea & Cmdt. Rui Cunha, APDL Port Operations and Security Director, testing the Full Mission Bridge simulator  (Photo: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä Simulators for New Portuguese Facility

Wärtsilä has supplied simulators aimed to provide realistic hands-on training at a new facility in Portugal. The training center is developed and run by the Port Authority for the ports of Douro, Leixōes and Vano do Castelo (APDL), and was inaugurated in the end of July at a ceremony headed by Portugal’s Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino. The order was placed in October 2018.The center is the country’s largest and most advanced maritime training facility. It features a Wärtsilä Full Mission Bridge (FMB) simulator with 360 degree projection, two tug simulators

Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Quah Ley Hoon with President of World Maritime University, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

WMU, MPA Sign MoU

The World Maritime University (WMU) signed an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), to cooperate on global maritime leadership training and capacity building for the international maritime community.  The enhanced MoU was signed by Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, MPA, and Dr. Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU.The agreement provides for cooperation between the two partners on the education of maritime leaders, leadership development programmes, as well as exchange of faculty members.Under the agreement, MPA Academy will continue to

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Empowering Women in the Maritime

access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. A good example is the long-running "Women in Port Management" course, hosted in Le Havre, France, in partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority, where, in 2018, 48 women from 32 countries received training on port management. A total of 308 women have received training under this activity alone.At IMO’s World Maritime University (WMU) in Sweden, the proportion of women graduates has increased steadily over the years. By 2018, 1

Jayson Hron (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Welcomes Hron

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has announced that Grand Rapids native Jayson Hron has been named Director of Communications and Marketing. He returns to Minnesota to join the leadership team effective February 1, 2019.Hron (pronounced ‘RŌHN’), brings an extensive background to the position, having served in a variety of public relations, copywriting, media relations, brand management and marketing capacities. Since 2013, Hron has been a communications manager for USA Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colo. For eight years prior, he led communications efforts as senior public relations specialist

Image: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

IMO to Empower Port Women

for themselves the day-to-day operations of a port, with a view to applying this knowledge back in their respective countries.The event is delivered through IMO's Women in Maritime Gender Programme, in partnership with the Port Institute for Education and Research (IPER) and the Le Havre Port Authority.It comes as part of IMO's ongoing and increasing efforts to support the UN Sustainable Development Goal number five: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.This is the 14th training event of its kind. Demand for the course has continued to grow substantially over the past years

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Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions

panel were: Chairman Kalervo Väänänen (Rector of the University of Turku);  Riku Mäkelä (Counsellor, Innovation and Trade Affairs Embassy of Finland in Singapore); Michel van Roozendaal (President, MacGregor); Kenneth Lim (Chief Technology Officer of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore); Phinehas Tan (Assistant Vice President (Projects) of PSA Corporation) and Toh Ah Cheong (Executive Director of Singapore Maritime Institute, SMI).The judging panel evaluated the teams' proposals and solutions on their innovation and potential benefits, in addition to how well

Dean Lembke (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Names Lembke Facilities Manager

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has hired Dean Lembke as its new facilities manager. He will serve as the agency’s liaison with tenants, service and government agencies, private contractors and other property users to derive safe and efficient use of all Port Authority-owned land, structures, equipment and other assets.Lembke will be responsible for establishing cost-effective, environmentally sound asset-management programs for all Port Authority properties. He also will work closely with the executive director and CFO on long-range planning with regard to capital improvement programs and new

Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority

Port of Duluth-Superior Generates $1.4 bln and 8,000 Jobs

$504 million in total wages, salaries and purchases of goods and services in the regional economy. Cargo movement and vessel activity at the port also generated a total of nearly $240 million in federal/state tax revenues.The full report for the Port of Duluth-Superior, released by the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, spotlights local port activity gleaned from a much broader study released last month about the economic impacts of the entire Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway (GLSLS) system conducted by Martin Associates.Some 35 million tons of iron ore, coal, limestone, salt, cement, grain, steel, wind turbines

Pictured left to right are Simon Brebner, chief executive  of Peterhead Port Authority; Linda Hope, center manager for the Scottish Maritime Academy; Frazer Smart; and John Forman harbor master, Peterhead Port Authority. (Photo: Sentinel Marine)

Young Seaman Sets Sail on Journey to Career with Sentinel Marine

Scottish Maritime Academy, North East Scotland College’s nautical center.Frazer Smart, who joined the team at Aberdeen-based company Sentinel Marine after graduating, has also just returned from his first trip to sea.Smart (24), from Turriff, was presented with the award, sponsored by Peterhead Port Authority, after lecturers on the 12-week program determined that he was best overall student from the three courses that run over the course of the academic year.Sentinel Marine, which provides emergency rescue and response vessels (ERRVs) for the offshore industry, spotted Smart's talent when visiting

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

Ports of Indiana Names Coda CEO

to replace outgoing CEO Rich Cooper who is set to retire July 1, 2018.Coda returns to the Ohio River Valley with 25 years of experience in maritime and multimodal operations on the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico and Ohio River. He most recently served as the executive director for the Duluth Seaway Port Authority, operating in the busiest port district on the Great Lakes. During his time at Duluth, Coda led the completion of $24 million in infrastructure renewal projects, opened the CN Duluth Intermodal Terminal and launched the Duluth Cargo Connect initiative. Originally from Kentucky, Coda previously

Nozipho Mdawe (Photo: TNPA)

Mdawe Takes Over As TNPA COO

Management and Corporate Social Investment (CSI).Moshe Motlohi (Photo: TNPA)Motlohi has been in the field of logistics for nearly 20 years, 15 of which have been within Transnet. He served a long tenure at sister division Transnet Port Terminals in various leadership positions before joining the port authority. He most recently headed up management of Southern Africa’s busiest port, the Port of Durban, since 2014. He holds a Management Advancement Program (MAP) from Wits Business School and an Executive MBA from the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town

Michael B. Poole (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Names Poole CFO

Canaveral Port Authority has named Michael B. Poole as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Port Canaveral, effective May 11, 2018.As CFO, Poole's primary duty is to preserve and safeguard the financial assets and affairs of the Canaveral Port Authority. Reporting directly to the CEO, Poole will have overall responsibility for providing strategic financial guidance, and defining and managing the Port's efforts to achieve fiscal and business goals and objectives.Poole brings to the Port 30 years experience in maritime transportation, municipal finance, public accounting, and financial and operating

MOU signing with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector. Photo MPA

MOU to Develop Human Capital for Seafaring Sector

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector.  The collaboration will focus on:(i)identifying new competencies and skills required to operate the next generation of ships;(ii)enhancing the current training syllabus; and(iii)developing Singapore as a maritime training hub.  Inked at the 3rd

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