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Sep

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Shipping Industry On Front Lines Of Refugee Crisis

Shipping Industry On Front Lines Of Refugee Crisis

Sailors have always accepted rescuing those in need at sea as a moral imperative. If people on the water need help, you help them. The current Syrian refugee crisis has brought into stark relief the fact that, though those in the shipping industry are doing their part, the response on land in many cases has […]

02
Sep

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Arctic Exploration – Here We Go Again:

Arctic Exploration – Here We Go Again:

The more things change, the more they stay the same. For centuries, explorers dreamed of finding a navigable route through the Arctic, the fabled Northwest Passage. Over hundreds of years a great many people died, and many others became really, really cold searching for it, but the frozen ocean has recently become a hot topic […]

28
Aug

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Panamaxed Out

Panamaxed Out

Whoever said it’s the journey and not the destination never had to get through the Panama Canal. In recent years the Canal has reached capacity and then some. The largest ships can only transit the locks in daylight and with a helmsman drinking decaf. At the canal’s tightest point, known as the Calebra Cut, ships […]

24
Aug

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Mega-Ships Facing Mega- Problems

Mega-Ships Facing Mega- Problems

These days’ mega-vessels are facing mega-problems. New environmental regulations are going to drastically reduce allowable sulfur emissions on ships and it’s easy to understand why: Globally shipping counts for a whopping 3% of sulfur emissions and it’s been calculated that the largest 15 ships emits as much carbon as 3/4 of a billion cars. That’s a […]

01
Jul

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British Virgin Islands Welcomes CPE Certified Port Executive Program

British Virgin Islands Welcomes CPE Certified Port Executive Program

British Virgin Islands Welcomes CPE Certified Port Executive Program HALIFAX, Nova Scotia—Ralston MacDonnell announced today the CPE Certified Port Executive Program will be available to port and terminal managers and executives outside of North America for the first time. The training program will be held at the British Virgin Islands Ports Authority, February 22-26, 2016. […]

12
May

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Nineteen managers earn Certified Port Executive status

Nineteen managers earn Certified Port Executive status

Nineteen port industry professionals recently earned Certified Port Executive status, with the newest eight graduates finishing the program this week in Long Beach, Calif. Recent graduates include Port of Long Beach’s Linda Clifford, Dimitar Poryazov, Kenneth Uriu and Randy Parsons; Canaveral Port Authority’s Jason Palmer, George Arocha, Gary Raia, Carol Noble, David Frederick and Christy […]

27
Apr

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Port of New Orleans names new COO

Port of New Orleans names new COO The Port of New Orleans has named Brandy D. Christian as its new Chief Operating Officer, replacing the longtime COO Patrick Gallwey, who is scheduled to retire in March after 34 years. Here’s the full press release from the Port: Brandy D. Christian has been named the new […]

27
Apr

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Seaports Press Review

Seaports Press Review Port Managers Training for Competitiveness: Philadelphia Hosts Port Management Program Tuesday, June 5, 2012 PHILADELPHIA – In an industry as dynamic and competitive as the maritime seaport industry, how do you ensure you have the most effective workforce? Recruit, retrain, and retain. Ports around the world must recruit, retrain, and retain management […]

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