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Dec

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Galveston hires Canaveral CFO as port director

Galveston hires Canaveral CFO as port director

Following a nationwide search, Rodger Rees has been appointed port director for the Port of Galveston. Rees has more than 25 years of executive management experience and currently serves as the deputy executive director and CFO for Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port. He is a certified public accountant and has completed the […]

17
Mar

0
One Continent. One Supply Chain. One Love.

One Continent. One Supply Chain. One Love.

There’s a funny thing about neighbors. You start off getting along really well, but over time, well, you drift apart. I’m talking about the Canadians next door. Of course, you get together for the playoffs, but you hardly ever discuss trade deals anymore and you haven’t had them over for a state dinner in ages. […]

17
Mar

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Shipping Industry Self-Help: Stop Crashing into Things

Shipping Industry Self-Help: Stop Crashing into Things

Welcome to the second part of our continuing series on how to be the best shipping industry you can be. In the first part, we discussed how it just hadn’t been your year, Shipping Industry, and how to approach the new year positively. Today we’re going to be tackling a seldom-mentioned, but equally important topic in shipping industry self-help: […]

11
Feb

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Nuclear Detection in Ports: Lessons from the Movie True Lies

Nuclear Detection in Ports: Lessons from the Movie True Lies

Nuclear and radiological detection in ports is an issue of growing concern. At least, it should be. Actually, its been kind of ignored until lately, but it is an important issue. Without proper scanning systems and information sharing protocols, our ports, and our country, are wide open for someone to bring in nuclear material, chemical weapons […]

28
Jan

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Some Pirates Don’t Need Guns: Seaports and Cyber-security.

Some Pirates Don’t Need Guns: Seaports and Cyber-security.

“We cannot look back years from now and wonder why we did nothing in the face real threats to security and our economy.” President Barack Obama, 2013 State of the Union Address. Recently, Congress was asked “What do you think of port and terminal cybersecurity protocols?” They answered, “That would be nice.” With that in […]

18
Jan

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Zen and the Art of Shipping: An Inquiry into the Value of Cargo.

Zen and the Art of Shipping: An Inquiry into the Value of Cargo.

3 Minute Read. (Apologies to Robert M. Pirsig.) Note: What follows should in no way be associated with that great body of factual information relating to orthodox Zen Buddhist practice. It’s not very factual on shipping, either. The shipping industry: We live in a constant swirl of figures, estimates and predictions. Lately a lot of […]

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