M.E.B.A. Appoints Kincaid President and Caponiti as Executive Director of AMC
M.E.B.A. Announces Appointment of Captain Lee A. Kincaid as President and James E. Caponiti as Executive Director of the AMC. Together they bring over 60 years of Maritime and Political Experience to the American Maritime Congress. The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (M.E.B.A.) and the American Maritime Congress (AMC) are pleased to announce the permaent appointment of Captain Lee A. Kincaid as President of the AMC, and James E. Caponiti as Executive Director. “I am very excited to permanently welcome Captain Kincaid as AMC President…
AMC Appoints Caponiti as President
The American Maritime Congress (AMC), a nonprofit organization representing the U.S. maritime industry, announced the appointment of James E. Caponiti as President. Caponiti joined AMC as Executive Director in October 2011 upon the completion of more than 38 years of distinguished service with the Federal government. Caponiti’s appointment as President was effective on March 12, 2014. In that capacity, he oversees AMC business affairs, promotes its message on behalf of the United States maritime industry, and manages its daily operations.
Munjal Joins James Fisher Subsea Excavation
Mass flow excavation company James Fisher Subsea Excavation has appointed Ankit Munjal as business development manager to concentrate on the Asia Pacific region as the company continues to grow its global footprint. Munjal joins the team at James Fisher Subsea Excavation, supporting Asia Pacific regional director Richard Beattie. James Fisher Subsea Excavation has offices and equipment strategically located in Singapore and China to service clients throughout this region. Munjal brings to the role technical and project management expertise…
USCG Commissions National Security Cutter in Boston
The Coast Guard commissioned its newest National Security Cutter, the 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter James, Saturday during a ceremony at Coast Guard Base Boston. "Joshua James began his life-saving career at 15 and saved more than 600 lives," said Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft. During the ceremony, Zukunft, Charlene James Benoit, of Milford, Connecticut, the ship's sponsor and great-great niece of the ship's namesake, and James' commanding officer, Capt. Andrew J. Tiongson…
New Ro/Ro Facility Coming to Alabama
Plans are in motion to develop a new vehicle processing roll-on/roll-off (RO/RO) facility at Alabama’s Port of Mobile in the U.S.Today in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Alabama State Port Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding with AutoMobile International Terminal, a joint venture of Terminal Zárate S.A. and SAAM Puertos S.A., to develop and operate the new $60 million facility, which is expected to be completed in 2019.The agreement marks a giant step forward in supporting automotive logistics in the Americas and abroad…
James Murray Joins Gulfstream Shipbuilding Management Team
Gulfstream Shipbuilding welcomes James Murray, a second generation boat builder and operator/owner, to the Sales Management Team. James is the son of Jim Murray, who originally opened the shipyard 35 years ago as Freeport Shipbuilding. James built a variety of custom boats at the shipyard before venturing off to start his own successful passenger excursion company. Now, James returns to partner with the current owner Stuart Reeves on a new generation of custom shipbuilding. “James exhibits the same passions and values that his father instilled on this company 35 years ago…
Engine Specialist James Troop Adds Sales Rep
Runcorn engine specialist James Troop & Co is demonstrating its commitment to investing in the next generation to future proof the firm with the appointment of its newest recruit. Sales representative Sean Dignam, 23, a business studies graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, is set to work alongside the firm’s experienced business development manager Stephen Griffiths. Aside from Bob Troop and Stephen Griffiths, James Troop’s management team currently consists of operations director Robert Pollock…
James Troop Receives Navy Accolade
Liverpool City Region specialist marine engine supplier James Troop & Co received a special presentation in Liverpool from the Royal Navy’s Northern England and Isle of Man commander for its outstanding work on seven Mine Hunter vessels. Commodore Gary Doyle presented an MCM1 (Mine Counter Measures squadron 1) crest and ceremonial photographs to Bob Troop, chairman and managing director of James Troop & Co, at the Royal Navy Regional Headquarters, Sefton Street, on April 14, 2016.
Simmons Assumes Command of USS James E. Williams
Capt. Anthony L. Simmons relieved Cmdr. Curtis B. Calloway as commanding officer of the guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) at sea on Sept. 16. Simmons arrives from the staff of Commander, Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 2 and will remain in command pending the completion of a DESRON 2 command-directed investigation into the command climate aboard James E. Williams. Calloway, former James E. Williams Executive Officer Cmdr. Ed Handley, and Command Master Chief Travis Biswell have been assigned to the staff at Commander…
Atlas Copco Taps James River Equipment
Atlas Copco welcomes its newest drilling equipment distributor, James River Equipment. The company, well-known as a heavy equipment supplier, will represent Atlas Copco in the Carolinas for blasthole rigs, other surface drilling rigs and equipment, and Secoroc rock drilling tools. In North Carolina, James River Equipment will also distribute Atlas Copco’s Dynapac compaction and paving equipment. Equipment covered by this new relationship includes surface crawlers such as Atlas Copco’s SmartROC, FlexiROC, and PowerROC surface rigs, the ROC L8 and the SmartRig F9C.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Enston
KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, has promoted James Enston to Managing Director at its London Office. James Enston has been with KPI Bridge Oil for almost 10 years and has a background as Sales Manager with Exxon Mobil, Editor with Platts and in operations within shipbroking. Jan Obel, KPI Bridge Oil’s CEO says: “With James’ proven track record of successes in the bunker industry, and an in-depth knowledge…
Braemar Shipping Appoints New Chief Executive
The board of Braemar Shipping Services PLC (“Braemar”, “the Group” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Kidwell as Chief Executive with effect from today. James Kidwell, age 50, is Group Finance Director and has worked for Braemar in that role since June 2002. He succeeds Alan Marsh, who will retire as chief executive today and from the board on 31st July 2012. Alan Marsh has, however, agreed to continue to play an active role in the Shipbroking division.
UK Flagged M/V St. James Park Pirated
The M/V St James Park, a UK flagged ship, was pirated Dec. 29 while transiting the Internationally Recognized Transit Corridor (IRTC) through the Gulf of Aden. After receiving a signal from the M/V St James Park's Ship Security Alert System (SSAS), USS Chosin (CG 65), operating as the flagship to Combined Task Force 151 (CTF 151), was able to confirm via bridge-to-bridge radio that pirates had taken control of the vessel. The M/V St James Park is the first vessel since July to be pirated in the IRTC.
New appointment for The Underwater Center
Globally-recognized and highly respected commercial diver and ROV training facility, The Underwater Center, has made a senior appointment to further strengthen links between the Center and the offshore industry. James Ridgeway – formerly Subsea Training Manager at the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen – has been appointed Training Operations Manager at the Fort William facility. He will be responsible for all aspects of training at the Center, including ROV pilot technician training, as well as commercial air and saturation diver training.
MPHRP Requests Leave for Piracy-charged Captain to Bury Son
The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Program (MPHRP) has on behalf of the family of Captain Sunil James written to the President of Togo to request allowance for Captain James to return India and perform the last rites of his son, Vivaan, who died on December 2, 2013. Capt. Sunil James, Master of MT Centurion had been in detention by Togo police on charges of aiding piracy on his vessel since July 2013. MPHRP said it understand fully the seriousness of these charges and that they must be faced, but the body of Capt.
Coast Guard's Cutter James Makes First Port Call
Fresh from commissioning festivities in Boston, Coast Guard’s newest National Security Cutter, James, made its first port call to Baltimore, Tuesday. Wednesday, Aug. 19 from 8 to 10 a.m.; 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (GPS unit: 920 S Broadway, Baltimore, Md. Cutter James was recently commissioned for operational service at Boston Aug. 8 and is making way to its inaugural homeport in Charleston scheduled to arrive Aug. 28. Its namesake links the next generation of men and women serving aboard to the renowned lifesavers of the past, most notably of Capt.
Hailstones to Lead ASV
ASV is delighted to announce that James Hailstones has joined the team as the company expands its reach into the Offshore Energy market. Based in Aberdeen, James will lead industry engagement as more firms look to introduce Autonomous Surface Vehicles into their operations. James is an electronics engineer with over 30 years experience in the offshore survey industry, operating in the oil/gas, government, communications and renewable sectors. After spending 15 years working in an offshore environment on a global basis…
Young Tapped as CTO at JDR
JDR said that James Young will take up the role of Chief Technology Officer with effect from 1st February 2016. In his prior role as Engineering Director, Young led the attraction and development of JDR's engineering talent for many years. The success of our Cambridge Research and Development site and our various engineering offices around the globe reflect James’ achievement in building our strong technical teams.
USS James E. Williams Sailors Help Out at Nature Sanctuary
Sailors assigned to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) participated in a community relations project in Port Victoria, Seychelles, Nov. 14. The project took place at Nature Seychelles, a local nature sanctuary, where Sailors widened and dug out a canal to help support the Red Mangrove ecosystem, cut down invasive plants and transported soil that would be mixed with compost to enrich soil. Command Chaplain, Lieutenant Ray Adkins.stated, "The Sailors of James E. Williams came ready to work today.
Lloyd's Register Appoints James Fernie
James D. Fernie has been appointed to the position of Business Development Manager, Gulf Coast Area for Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc., based in Houston. Fernie has held senior positions with ConocoPhillips, BG LNG Services and Marathon Oil, and will be instrumental in developing opportunities in the LNG sector. He has also worked extensively with the US Coast Guard and will bring a wealth of marine experience to his new role.
Perduto VP N American Sales ,ShipDecision
Veteran mariner and maritime transportation executive James Perduto has been appointed to lead the North American sales initiatives for ShipDecision technology. Based in N.Y., James assumes responsibility for spearheading sales of the company’s web-based business information management solution, both in the United States and Canada. Perduto has extensive business development experience in the maritime transportation industry, most recently as Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Service for Höegh Autoliners Inc. in N.Y.
Ribcrafts for James City County Police
Ribcraft, manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies, announced the delivery of two Ribcraft 6.5's to the James City County Police Department in James City, Va. The RIBs will be used by the county police for rapid response, patrol, interdiction, boarding, and dive team operations. Given the vast navigable and high traffic waters within the county, the two 21-ft Ribcraft 6.5's will provide enhanced on water coverage for patrols and search and rescue.
KPI Bridge Oil Appoints Enston
KPI Bridge Oil promoted James Enston to Managing Director at its London Office. Enston has been with KPI Bridge Oil for almost 10 years and has a background as Sales Manager with Exxon Mobil, Editor with Platts and in operations within shipbroking. Jan Obel, KPI Bridge Oil’s CEO says: “With James’ proven track record of successes in the bunker industry, and an in-depth knowledge of the Company and our key markets he is no doubt going to be an effective leader of our already successful team in London”.
TOTE Names Armstrong President
TOTE, Inc. welcomes James Armstrong to top leadership role at TOTE Logistics. James Armstrong has joined TOTE, Inc. as President for TOTE Logistics. Armstrong comes from Southern California where he served as Senior Vice President, General Manager, Warehousing at Yusen Logistics (Americas), Inc. He brings a strong background in transportation and logistics services and has held key leadership roles within the Maersk global organization in the USA, Canada and Asia.
Vestdavit Appoints U.K. Director of Operations
Norway-based boat handling system and specialized davit supplier Vestdavit has appointed Andy James as Director of Operations for the U.K. Andy James served 25 years in the Royal Navy as an engineer, including working ashore as a workshop manager in a shipyard and as a project manager for new equipment. At the VT Group (later BAE) he helped implement and provide a fully commercial model of support to a fleet of six RN warships. Rolf Andreas Wigand, Managing Director, Vestdavit, said, “The U.K.
USCG Contracts with HII for Fifth National Security Cutter
The U.S. Coast Guard awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a contract action valued at approximately $482 million for the production of the fifth National Security Cutter.Construction of the ship to be named James, is scheduled to begin this spring at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss. following prefabrication.“The contract award for production and delivery of the fifth NSC is an important step forward in the Coast Guard’s efforts to recapitalize its aging surface fleet,” said Rear Adm.