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Thursday, November 26, 2020

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Al Durel, Director of Operations, Port Freeport (Photo: Port Freeport)

Port Freeport Invests in LED Lighting

Bright Light Systems (BLS), a Georgia-based manufacturer of energy-efficient LED luminaires and wireless lighting controls, recently completed Phase 1 of the transition to high-mast LED lighting along with the Bright Light Management System (BLMS) software for Port Freeport.“Port Freeport is continually evaluating innovative technologies that will support sustainable operations. The energy-efficient LED lighting and controls solution from Bright Light Systems supports our commitment to sustainable energy management and reducing our carbon footprint…

Bobby Landry, Port NOLA VP of Commercial, presents an award to Fabio Santucci, MSC, at the 2018 Cargo Connections Conference. (Photo: Port NOLA)

Port of New Orleans Honors Top Shippers and Ocean Carriers

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) honored the top ocean carriers and shippers that have contributed to Port NOLA’s success over the years during the 10th anniversary of the Cargo Connections Conference (CCC) on Monday, April 9, 2018.“The Port of New Orleans values our relationships with all of our customers,” said Brandy D. Christian, Port of New Orleans President and CEO.

Giesselman Joins Twin Disc Board of Directors

Twin Disc, Inc. announced that its board of directors appointed Janet P. Giesselman to the company's board effective June 30, 2015. Giesselman will finish the term of Malcolm Moore, who resigned from the board on June 30, upon being named the company’s executive vice president of operations. Giesselman is the retired president and general manager of Dow Oil & Gas, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company. She has over 30 years of experience managing agriculture, energy, chemical and manufacturing businesses in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

US Approves LNG Exports from Sempra, Carib Energy Projects

The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday approved liquefied natural gas exports from two projects, as lawmakers pressed the administration to move quickly to clear a backlog of applications to ship gas abroad. Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG facility in Louisiana and Carib Energy's small-scale export project in Florida are the first projects to receive final permits from the department to export gas to non-free-trade-agreement countries since Cheniere's Sabine Pass project was approved in 2012. Until now Sabine Pass was the only project fully permitted at the federal level.

Houston May Outgrow its Skilled Labor Supply

Bustling Houston, one of the bright spots in the U.S. economy, is growing so fast that business leaders fear running out of skilled labor as billions are spent building new energy infrastructure on the Gulf Coast. The Greater Houston Partnership, the business chamber for the 10-county region, on Monday launched a training plan with companies, junior colleges, high schools and social service agencies to prepare people for thousands of new jobs being created for welders, pipefitters and plumbers.

Arsenal Considers Selling Logistics Business

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners is considering a sale of its business that helps U.S. oil and chemical companies reclaim import taxes, a partner at the firm said. Timothy Zappala told Reuters that other options for the company, Charter Brokerage, included buying businesses in the same sector that would make a good fit with Charter. He declined to put a price tag on Charter but a source familiar with the matter said it could be valued at up to $500 million. Charter, which has annual net revenue of about $65 million to $70 million, is the largest U.S.