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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Eastern Us News

Photo: Georgia Ports Authority

Busy July boosts GPA Container Trade 12.7%

The Georgia Ports Authority moved 378,767 twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUS) in July, an increase of 12.7 percent, or 42,668 TEUs, compared to the same month last year. It was the second busiest month on record for the Port of Savannah. "July was an incredible start to our fiscal year, with double-digit growth across our container, breakbulk and dry bulk operations," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch. In Fiscal Year 2018 (July 2017-June 2018), rail cargo at Garden City Terminal increased by 16 percent (60,000 containers) for a total of 435,000 intermodal rail lifts.

(Photo: Quark Expeditions)

Quark Expeditions Expands Sales Team

Quark Expeditions has expanded its global sales team to better accommodate the increase in demand anticipated by the addition of two polar expedition vessels: the World Explorer, a 176-passenger hybrid-powered, all-balcony, all-suites vessel ready for the 2018/19 season and Quark Expeditions’ new 200-passenger vessel that will be launched for the 2020/21 Antarctic season. The expanded team will be led by Thomas Lennartz, Vice-President of Sales, and Meg Murgatroyd, Global Partnership Director.

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

Veteran sales executive in ocean transportation and logistics Daniel Vargas has been appointed vice president of international business development to support the Crowley Maritime Corp. liner and logistics services groups. He will work closely with Crowley's new director of logistics in St. Maarten, Jeffrey de la Combe, to bring supply chain solutions for customers and their cargoes originating outside the U.S. In the newly created role, Vargas will spearhead the development of both full- and less-than-container load cargo (FCL/LCL) originating from international locations…

Jeff Hubert (Photo: Brunswick Commercial & Government Products)

Brunswick Promotes Hubert to Sales Director

Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) has promoted Jeff Hubert to director of sales, responsible for product development initiatives and worldwide business development. Hubert joined BCGP in 2016, and has been serving as the company's regional sales manager for the Eastern U.S. Recently retired as Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Hubert is a graduate of the FBI National Academy with over 30 years of law enforcement experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Damian Seipe (Photo: RSC Bio Solutions)

RSC Bio Solutions Expands

RSC Bio Solutions recently announced the addition of several key team members in the business development and sales departments in a continuing drive to support its growing client base. The company also announced a new market-oriented organizational structure with two focused teams around the marine and land markets. “Deeper segment experience and knowledge will support our growth objectives and our goal to be recognized as the go-to resource for biochemical solutions in markets where protecting equipment and protecting the environment are both essential…

Jeff Hubert (Photo: BCGP)

Hubert Joins the Brunswick Sales Team

Jeff Hubert has joined the Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) sales team as Regional Manager - Eastern U.S. Hubert comes to BCGP as the recently retired Lt. Colonel of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has over 30 years of Law Enforcement and experience. Originally from New York, Hubert began his public service career as a Lifeguard in Daytona Beach, Fla. in 1979. Since then he has served in various leadership roles in FWC and was the recipient of several awards…

People welcome the Chinese naval fleet at the United States' Naval Station Mayport. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese Naval Ships Dock in US

Three Chinese naval vessels have arrived at a US Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville,  in the US state of Florida, reports Xinhua. The "goodwill" visit will help build trust and increase understanding, according to the Mayport Public Affairs Office. Their friendly visit is part of a world tour showcasing the advances in China's maritime capabilities. It comes at a time of tensions between the two countries over the South China Sea, but it is aimed at uniting rather than dividing.

Photo: Skyfarm

Florida Commerce Park Primed for Panama Canal Reopening

Expansive industrial development moves quickly toward vertical in time for businesses to meet burgeoning trade implications from canal widening. Skyfarm Strategic Capital LLC (SkyFarm), a Miami-based diversified development and acquisition company, has  announced that it has broken ground on Florida Commerce Park, a 100-acre industrial park in Martin County, Florida. Florida Commerce Park is one of the largest industrial developments in South Florida in recent years, encompassing up to 1.3 million square feet of industrial space.

US Energy Potential: Image credit Chevron

Chevron Urges USA to Seize Energy Opportunity

Conservative estimates put the size of recoverable crude oil and natural gas offshore USA the equivalent of nearly 35 years of Saudi Arabia's production. U.S. government estimates suggest federal lands (onshore and offshore) alone hold technically recoverable resources of roughly 116 billion barrels of crude oil and 650 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That is enough crude oil to power about 225 million consumer vehicles for nearly 17 years and enough natural gas to heat 60 million homes for nearly 160 years. To grasp this historic opportunity, the U.S.

Photo courtesy Marlink

Marlink Enhanced Wavecall (TM) Services

Marlink, the maritime satellite communications provider, will announce new features for its WaveCall(TM) VSAT solution at Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show. The company has introduced automatic roaming and Committed Information Rates (CIRs) to enable users to seamlessly roam between Ku-band coverage spots as well as benefit from increased bandwidth for Internet browsing and calling. Furthermore, following acquisition of additional satellite capacity, Marlink has been able to enhance its Ku-band services to provide extended coverage in major regions throughout the world.