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Jobs at Stake as California Port Terminal Upgrades to Green Technology

with strings attached: the new equipment must be operated by humans.The drivers of those new tractors will labor alongside more than 100 automated vehicles and 70 driverless container-stacking cranes at America's most automated port terminal, which aims to be emissions free by 2030.The U.S. transportation sector is the nation's largest contributor of climate changing greenhouse gas emissions, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As seaports race to swap out diesel equipment like tractors, trucks and cranes for cleaner electric models, they're also eyeing new automation

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Clear Seas Names Blomerus Executive Director

insights into reconciling economic development with environmental protection while respecting Indigenous rights.Dr. Blomerus also developed an independent consulting practice specializing in clean energy and policy deployment helping government agencies understand the impact of technology on the transportation sector. Dr. Blomerus is a published author on a range of marine shipping and transportation issues, including liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a ship fuel to reduce transport emissions and the electrification of Canada’s freight rail sector.Prior to joining UBC, Dr. Blomerus led large engineering

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Maritime Fatigue: Just another band aid?

hours of rest of seafarers be maintained in a standardized format to allow for monitoring and verification of compliance by the Administration and during port state control examinations.The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has long-recognized the dangers presented by fatigue in the transportation sector.  It stated in a recent report: Because “powering through” fatigue is simply not an acceptable option, fatigue management systems need to allow individuals to acknowledge fatigue without jeopardizing their employment.  Likewise, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency

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NYC Jobs Plan Aims to Bolster Freight Network

the city will implement a multipronged strategy called Freight NYC that seeks to create 4,000 freight network industrial jobs by building more shipping and distribution infrastructure to connect NYC to the nation’s Marine Highway.   According to the City, the median wage in the water transportation sector is around $72,000 a year, with a majority of those jobs highly unionized and accessible to New Yorkers without a college degree.   As part of its strategy to better connect NYC to the America’s Marine highway and to bring port jobs to the New York, the City will invest in its

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Burrows Named President of Chamber of Marine Commerce

brings almost 35 years of government relations, business development and consensus-building expertise to the position, with senior leadership roles in the commercial transportation and industry association sectors.   “Bruce’s considerable experience advocating on behalf of the transportation sector and his collaborative leadership style will be a significant asset to our newly merged association,” said Wayne Smith, Chair of the CMC.  “An efficient regulatory climate is central to continued investment by industry in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence region and our coastal

Campbell Joins AdvanTec as V.P.

, Marketing & Product Management of AdvanTec Global Innovations. He assumes responsibility for marketing, and the development and growth of all brands within the marine products portfolio. He brings over 20 years of experience from a variety of high tech and manufacturing companies within the transportation sector including marine. “We are thrilled to have Matthew join our organization and to have him lead our marketing and product management teams with a focus on evolutionary collaboration.” said Paul Hill, CEO, AdvanTec Global Innovations. “We are confident Matthew’s experience

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Campbell Joins AdvanTec in Marketing Role

position of Vice President, Marketing & Product Management. The role gives Campbell responsibility for marketing, as well as the development and growth of all brands within the company’s marine products portfolio. He brings more than 20 years of experience from companies within the transportation sector including marine. AdvanTec said it is investing in technologies, processes and people in anticipation of growth from new product launches and expansion of business development activities in new regions and markets

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Troy Line Creates ‘Team Leader Division’

.  Bertinato is a graduate of Mount St. Mary College.   As the newly appointed LCL Operations Team Leader, Palmeri is dedicated to providing clients with personalized customer service. His knowledge of the logistics industry stems from his more than 10 years of experience in the transportation sector. Prior to joining the Troy Container Line team, Palmeri specialized in creating bill of landing documents for vendors to move freight across the country. The international operations department at Troy Container Line was a natural progression after working in domestic logistics.   O&rsquo

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US Ocean Economy Sees Large Growth -NOAA

, the U.S. ocean and Great Lakes economy is a strong contributor to the economy of many states: California employed the highest number of workers, accounting for 17 percent of the nation’s ocean-dependent employment and 22 percent of the nation’s employment in the marine transportation sector. Texas contributed the most to the nation’s ocean GDP, mainly from offshore mineral production. Texas alone produced 35 percent of the ocean-dependent GDP in 2012. Michigan was the leading state in the growth of Great Lakes and ocean employment. After being severely affected

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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

AWO Celebrates 70th

two days before the nation commemorates National Maritime Day on May 22, allows us to recognize how our industry’s past accomplishments provide a bridge to an even brighter future,” Mr. Allegretti continued. “The tens of thousands of men and women employed in the domestic water transportation sector are dedicated, highly skilled, and earn a family wage. All of us depend on these hard-working individuals who help provide many of the conveniences we enjoy today, and our country is stronger and more secure because of their efforts and sacrifice.” Highlighting the quality jobs

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