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MOL Intros Lighthouse Information Platform

, share and monitor various kinds of information related to ocean transport, such as vessel schedules ,weather, ocean conditions, as well as data related to cargoes and contracts, on a customized basis for each customer.By establishing this system, MOL aims to help its customers enhance their supply chain management through measures such as optimization of ship allocation and more effective management of inventory, including offshore inventory.With the objective of creating a user-friendly platform, MOL relied on input from customer interviews and took their opinions and requests into consideration

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CargoSmart Intros Connected Reefer Solution

lowered operating costs.  COSCO SHIPPING recorded substantial in reefer container PTI costs after adopting the solution, while reefer sales increased during the same period.CargoSmart Connected Reefer Solution is a leading product under CargoSmart’s AI-driven IoT product series for supply chain management, named SAIOT (Supply-Chain Artificial Intelligence Internet of Things). The solution is powered by an IoT device that was co-developed by CargoSmart and Shanghai Maritime University.The device is equipped with built-in multiple sensor capabilities including the detection of container temperature

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Blockchain Container Completes Maiden Voyage

technology enables interoperability, and that integrated container tracking and tracing, required cargo documentation processing and financing can all be done in a trusted, secure and paperless way," said a statement.New technologies such as blockchain have the potential to take over supply chain management entirely and disrupt traditional ways of working, it added."With the Proof of Concept phase behind us, partners ABN AMRO, Port of Rotterdam and Samsung SDS have signed an extended collaboration agreement for the next phase of the DELIVER project," said the release.The goal of this

One of DONG Energy's turbines in the U.K. (Photo: DONG Energy)

Virgina Offshore Wind Project Moves Forward

based on successful deployment of the initial test turbines.   DONG Energy, based in Denmark with North American headquarters in Boston, owns 22 offshore wind farms in Europe and Asia. DONG Energy brings to the project significant experience in engineering, manufacturing, construction and supply chain management.   The project continues what previously was called the Virginia Offshore Wind Technology Assessment Project (VOWTAP). Dominion Energy began work on the project in 2011 as part of a Department of Energy grant to develop and test new wind technologies that could lower the cost and

Joe Kane (Photo: Klein Marine Systems, Inc.)

Klein Names Kane Director of Operations/Manufacturing

Joe Kane has joined Klein Marine Systems, Inc. as the company’s new director of operations and manufacturing. He will be  responsible for supply chain management, manufacturing and customer service for Klein's side scan sonar, bathymetry products and maritime security and surveillance systems.     Kane brings a broad range of manufacturing leadership experience to Klein, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitcham Industries, Inc., having worked in various roles at leading electronic manufacturers.   Kane was previously the manufacturing manager, for L-3 Communications Maritime

David McLaren (Photo: Liquid Robotics)

Liquid Robotics Adds New Executive Talent

professional services teams and the support infrastructure necessary to meet the needs of an expanding customer base.  New Vice President of Manufacturing Jerome Pereira was formerly Vice President of Operations at Vidcie Inc. and is experienced in all aspects of manufacturing execution, supply chain management and quality. Becky Tanner, named Vice President of Marketing, has worked as Executive Director of Corporate Marketing and Operations for Maxim Integrated, bringing to the company experience in branding, global programs, web marketing and operations  “Over the past year we

Allen Leatt (Photo: IMCA)

New Chief Executive to Sign on at IMCA

, and in 2000 formed the robotics company Perry Slingsby Systems by merging Perry Tritech and Slingsby Engineering.   He moved on to Acergy (when it was still known as Stolt Offshore) in 2003, as Chief Technology Officer/ Senior VP Engineering with responsibility for engineering, supply chain management, R&D and the company’s fleet renewal programme. This saw him with responsibility for a major investment programme building five heavy construction vessels, including latterly the Seven Borealis.   The merger with Subsea 7 in 2011 saw him appointed Senior VP Engineering &

Pam Thom

Duo of Senior Appointments for ATR Group

oil and gas marketplace. Pam Thom brings more than 18 years industry experience to the newly-created role which will see her focus on supporting onshore operations across ATR’s UK network. Formerly operations director at Conserve Oilfield Services, she brings a wealth of knowledge in supply chain management, procurement, logistic and operational excellence to ATR. Her remit will include reviewing processes and procedures with the Lifting Solutions business to maximise efficiencies and deliver cost benefits to ATR’s customers. She is joined by newly appointed supply chain manager Kevin

Wojciech Zmudzinski, Chief Pipeline Engineer for McDermott (right) with an INPEX Ichthys Project representative during a valve manufacturing inspection at a factory in Italy.

McDermott Engineers Created the World’s Largest Specialty Valves

meters of water, while the remaining four will be installed onshore, one at the landfall block valve and three at the processing facility at Bladin Point.     “This is a great demonstration of client demand driving innovation, and through collaboration, team work and effective Supply Chain Management, on a global scale, we have created an industry first,” commended Tony Duncan, Executive Vice President, Subsea

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Chiarello to Keynote 2013 SHIPPINGInsight

leadership participation with the Retail Industry Leaders Association; board member of the Transportation Institute; board member of CRT (Coalition for Responsible Transportation); past facilitator for the annual AAPA/MARAD/NAWE Terminal Management Training Program; member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals; member of the Advisory Board of The United States Maritime Resource Center; and past board member for the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS) at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and is an alumnus of

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