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SBS Names Colter as VP Finance

Global transportation provider SBS Worldwide has appointed Certified Public Accountant Don Colter as Vice President of Finance, USA. In his new role, Mr. Colter is tasked with strengthening the financial

Seafarers Awareness Week

Seafarers Awareness Week hopes to raise awareness of the dangerous and vital work seafarers do to keep Britain afloat.   This week (25 June-1 July) is Seafarers Awareness Week and the UK’s leading maritime

Rella Out as CEO at Austal USA

Joe Rella, president and chief operating officer of Austal USA since 2007, has reportedly resigned from the company. Austal's board of directors has accepted his resignation.   Brian Leathers, who had been serving as chief financial officer, will serve as interim president of Austal USA.

Customs Officers’ Strike in Brazil Disrupts Major Ports

Inchcape Shipping Services, advises that strikes by Brazilian customs officers are disrupting major ports and that the clearance of imported goods has slowed significantly.    The company reports that

Ed Timmes Joins General Dynamics

General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems today announced that Edward A. Timmes, Jr., has joined the company as vice president of its Intelligence Systems business in its Cyber Systems division.   General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

ICS Opposes IMO-Proposed Mozambique Channel Routing

At a meeting of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Safety of Navigation (2- 6 July in London) the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) - which represents global shipowners

AWO's Allegretti to Push AMP Agenda at House Hearing

AMP to Testify on Administration’s Failure to Comply With Federal Law During 2011 SPR Draw Down; Will Stress How to Avoid a Repeat During Future Draw Downs.     Thomas Allegretti will testify on behalf

U.S. Navy Treading Water on Shipbuilding

Fleet, Force put Warfighting First: U.S. Navy still the World's “preeminent maritime force,” At the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, and with a new Chief of Operations at the helm, the U.S. Navy continues to provide credible combat power with persistent presence around the world.

Changing of the Guard at Tidewater Inc.

Tidewater Chief Taylor Retires After Era of Fleet Growth; Jeff Platt Steps into the Top Spot Dean Taylor bid farewell to his post as Tidewater Inc.'s chief executive officer on May 31, following a prosperous, far-flung career of 34 years at the New Orleans-based company.

EPA Guidance on Fuel Availability Off N. America

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released interim guidance for ship owners and operators clarifying how the U.S. government will implement fuel availability provisions when ships are unable to obtain fuel that meets standards protecting against sulfur pollution along the coast.

"Do Not Work for Substandard Companies" Jamaica Urges Seafarers

Seafarers need to take an active role in helping the international community to win the battle against substandard shipping.   That’s the message from the Maritime Authority of Jamaica (MAJ) on the international Day of the Seafarer today (June 25).

Laborde Welcomes Marine Salesman

Expanding its sales force, Laborde Products brings on a new salesman.    David DiSalvo will handle diesel equipment sales and marketing.  He will serve the Gulf Coast and inland rivers territories. "In this position,