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Interview: Sam Ruda, Director, Port of NY/NJ

Sam Ruda, Director, Port NY/NJ. Image courtesy Port NY/NJ

Ports are economic engines for the regions they serve, and the impact from business activities at the Port of New York/New Jersey runs as big as the area it serves: 46 million consumers in a four-hour radius. The port is an economic giant in and of itself, providing for nearly a half a million jobs,

NYK Acquires Gazocean

On October 22, NYK signed a sales and purchase agreement with France's Total acquiring all of the company’s shares in the ship management company, Gazocean. Based in Marseille, France, and responsible for the management of six LNG carriers, Gazocean is now a wholly owned subsidiary of NYK. The move

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Moving Its HQ to Houston

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. announced Thursday it is moving its corporate headquarters to Houston, positioning the nation’s largest dredging services provider nearer to major regional projects and opportunities. The firm will also open regional offices in Jacksonville, Fla., and Staten Island, N.

Insurer GCube Strengthens Offshore Wind Team

GCube, an insurer for renewable energy projects, hired three new underwriters for its offshore wind team, including Joshua Cantwell, formerly of Talbot Underwriting, and Zoe Massie, formerly of Allianz Global.The appointments come alongside a number of new hires in the U.S. as GCube builds its global

Svitzer Names Uppelschoten Snelderwaard COO

Ingrid Uppelschoten Sneldewaard, Svitzer's new COO as of December 1, 2020. Source: Svitzer A/S

On 1 December 2020, Ingrid Uppelschoten Snelderwaard will take up the role as global COO of Svitzer A/S, reporting to CEO Kasper Friis Nilaus. She will be based in Copenhagen.Uppelschoten Snelderwaard joins Svitzer from her current position as Global Head of Equipment and VP at Maersk and takes over from Svitzer’s current COO,

Baldwin Joins LIG Marine Managers

Ken Baldwin (Photo: LIG Marine Managers)

LIG Marine Managers, a commercial marine and longshore MGA in the U.S. and Lloyd’s broker, announced that veteran marine insurance executive Ken Baldwin has joined the company as Vice President of Marine.At LIG, Baldwin will direct and expand marine programs, including the company's quality control,

Fairbanks Morse Names McFadyen VP and GM of Aftermarket

Jay McFadyen (Photo: Fairbanks Morse)

Power solutions provider Fairbanks Morse said it has named James "Jay" McFadyen as Vice President and General Manager of Aftermarket.McFadyen has more than 30 years of experience in the marine, defense and aerospace industries with leading global companies including Rolls-Royce, GE, and most

Philippe Named Commercial Director of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore

Mathieu Philippe, Commercial Director of Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (Photo: Bureau Veritas)

Mathieu Philippe has been appointed to the new position of Commercial Director – Marine at classification society Bureau Veritas. Returning to Paris, where he started his career in shipping, Philippe brings extensive experience in commercial ship operations, markets and management to Bureau Veritas.

MarineTraffic Extends Partnership with ORBCOMM

MarineTraffic uses ORBCOMM's satellite AIS data to track movements of ships as well as their arrivals and departures in harbors and ports around the world. (Image: MarineTraffic)

Ship tracking and maritime information service MarineTraffic has extended its contract through the end of 2023 for ORBCOMM’s satellite Automatic Identification System (AIS) data.MarineTraffic, which has been an ORBCOMM partner since 2013, uses ORBCOMM’s satellite AIS data to track real-time and historical

Tidewater Names Degodny CCO

Aaron Degodny (Photo: Tidewater Transportation and Terminals)

Tidewater Transportation and Terminals said it recently added Aaron Degodny as its new Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer.  As part of Tidewater’s executive leadership team, Degodny will focus on establishing strategic partnerships in new markets, expanding and strengthening client relationships,

FMC: Ocean Shipping Challenges Abound

“The mis-declaration of hazardous materials is an area where we work in cooperation with Customs and Border Protection and the U.S. Coast Guard. The FMC’s Shipping Act concern is the market fraud when a shipper declares to a common carrier in its shipping documents that the tendered cargo is some innocuous variety, when the cargo is properly categorized as hazardous; thereby receiving a lower freight rate.”
– Michael A. Khouri, Chairman, Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)

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Since early Spring 2020, American consumers have received a practical education in supply chain operations. One lesson is that it takes more than simply going online and clicking a “Buy Now” button for goods to show-up on our front porches. While the networks and systems that deliver commodities

Nielsen Named Managing Director of V.Ships Germany

Ulla Eithz Nielsen (Photo: V.Group)

Ship management company V.Group has appointed Ulla Eithz Nielsen as Managing Director for V.Ships Germany.Based in Hamburg, Nielsen joined V.Group in 2019 and previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer of Operational Excellence.Nielsen began her maritime career as a deck officer with A.P Møller

Theriot Named CEO of Southwest Shipyard

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Scott Theriot has been named president and CEO of Southwest Shipyard L.P., effective August 12, 2020.Theriot takes over from Read Boles who has served as interim president and CEO since February, following the passing of the shipyard's previous president and CEO Martin DeCamp.Boles has returned

Frontline CEO Macleod Steps Down

A Frontline tanker - Credit: Stanislas Subash/MarineTraffic.com

Oil tanker company Frontline said Wednesday its CEO Robert Hvide Macleod had decided step down from his position. The oil and gas shipping firm said its board had appointed Lars H. Barstad, Frontline's commercial director, to take the role as interim chief executive officer of Frontline Management AS.

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