Dredging: Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce
On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released guidance to help state and local jurisdictions and the private sector identify and manage their essential workforce while responding to COVID-19.The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) helped the federal government develop this first-of-a-kind guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers.“This is why Government Coordinating Councils and Sector Coordinating Councils are so important.
NYK Provides Free Transport for Ginkgo Saplings
Japanese shipping giant Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) Group has provided support to a project being conducted by maritime volunteers in the town of Pembroke, which is south of Wales, to return ginkgo saplings linked to Admiral Togo, one of Japan’s greatest naval heroes.Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. has provided free transport from Britain, and a ceremony for receiving the saplings was held at the Hiroshima Botanical Garden in Japan on December 24.In the 1870s, the Japanese government donated the ginkgo tree to Britain…
Crowley Logistics Announces Organizational Changes
To continue providing customers with industry-leading integrated supply chain solutions, Crowley Logistics has announced several personnel moves that further position the company for exceptional customer service and growth.Patrick Collins has been promoted to vice president of terminal operations; Jose “Pache” Ayala has been named vice president of Caribbean logistics, and Claudia Kattán de Jordán has been appointed vice president of Central America logistics. All three executives report to Steve Collar…
Crew of Crowley-Managed RRF Ship Receive Awards
Officers and crewmembers of the SS Wright, a Crowley-managed, U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) Ready Reserve Force (RRF) ship, were recently honored with Merchant Marine Medals for Outstanding Achievement for their duties in the wake of Hurricane Maria.The medals were awarded by Jeff McMahon, MARAD ship operations and maintenance officer (SOMO) for Atlantic Operations, while the vessel was recently in port in Morehead City, N.C.The medals and the MARAD Administrator’s Professional Ship Award recognize the crew’s participation in humanitarian operations in the U.S.
Bahri Highlights Growing US Presence
Highlighting its growing presence in the U.S., global logistics and transportation company Bahri, represented by its Bahri Logistics business unit, participated at Breakbulk Americas 2018 exhibition for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, held October 2-4 in Houston.The three-day event attracted a number of visitors and exhibitors, including specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports and terminals, logistics providers, export packers, and road, rail, barge and air transportation companies, among many others.
Evergreen Group Celebrates 50th Anniversary
Evergreen Group celebrated its 50th Anniversary at the Chang Yung-Fa Foundation, home of the charity set-up by Evergreen Group Founder and Chairman Dr. Y.F. Chang, said a press release from the company.In addition to senior executives and employees of the Group’s businesses, the event was also attended by public officials, customers and business agents from both the shipping and airline industries as well as representatives of supply chain partners from more than fifty countries.The…
Logistics Cluster Vital to South Carolina -Study
A recent study released by the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness (Council) authored by Dr. Joseph Von Nessen, finds that there are more than 600 logistics companies operating in the state of South Carolina, from transportation, to air freight providers, to warehouse and distribution centers. “The logistics industry moves raw materials and final products from one company to another company, or to a consumer, via ground, sea or air transportation,” said Suzanne Dickerson, director of logistics industry initiatives for the Council.
China Merchants Group, Sinotrans Deny Merger
China Merchants Energy Shipping Co., Ltd, a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, on Friday denied media reports that China Merchants Group would merge with Sinotrans & CSC Holdings Co., Ltd. CMES, an ocean transporter of crude oil and other energy sources, filed a statement with the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE) on late Friday, saying that the company and its parent have not yet received any notice from authorities about the merger. Sinotrans Air Transportation Development Co.
Seattle Port Commission Approves 25-year Development Program
The program intends Port of Seattle to help create 100,000 new jobs in the region & reduce its environmental footprint. "We established bold but achievable goals for the port and regional stakeholders in our Century Agenda," said John Creighton, Seattle Port Commissioner. "It builds on the 100 plus year role the port has played in creating economic growth for the Puget Sound region and the state of Washington. To achieve its objectives, the Century Agenda identifies four strategies…
New Hazardous Material Transportation Training Program
Environmental Resource Center offers in-depth training on regulations for marine & air transportation of hazardous materials. Businesses that are involved in the sea or air transportation of hazardous materials can help their workers keep up with recent changes in new regulations that will impact their shipments through four seminars and webcasts from transportation consulting firm Environmental Resource Center. Each seminar and webcast meets both initial and recurrent training…
Crowley Completes Rapid Response for Emergency Aid to Bahamas
Crowley Successfully Completes Rapid Response for Emergency Aid to Bahamas Following Hurricane Irene. As one of the warehouses contracted by the U.S. Agency for International Administration (USAID) to provide pre- and post-disaster relief commodity storage services for the United States, Crowley Maritime Corporation's logistics group recently provided the rapid deployment of emergency aid commodities for the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Crowley's Miami warehouse is a distribution center for USAID relief supplies held for disbursement within the Western Hemisphere.
This Day in Naval History – April 1
1893 - Navy General Order 409 of 25 February 1893 establishes the rate of Chief Petty Officer as of this date. 1917 - Boatswain's Mate 1/c John I. Eopolucci, a Naval Armed Guard on board the steamship Aztec, died when the vessel was sunk by a German U-boat. He was the first U.S. Navy sailor killed in action in World War I.
Littoral Combat Ship Support Facility Opens
The Program Executive Officer, Littoral and Mine Warfare (PEO LMW), Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division (NSWC PHD) and the Littoral Combat Ship Class Squadron (LCS CLASSRON) will unveil the Navy's first Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Mission Package Support Facility (MPSF) during a ceremony at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Oct. 16. The 42,400 square-foot MPSF will service the Navy's projected initial mission packages to be employed by LCS ships. Mission package…