The Age of Sail Reborn
Launched in 1851 the “Flying Cloud” was the fastest clipper ship under sail. Making the run from New York to San Francisco in 89 days 8 hours, she set the record as the fastest Packet ship afloat, a record which would stand for 100 years. In 1838 the SS Great Western became the first trans-Atlantic passenger liner to integrate steam with sail.
Ex-FMC Chair Cordero Poised to Head Port of Long Beach
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is expected to vote tomorrow (Friday, April 14) to name Mario Cordero, a former chairman and current member of the Federal Maritime Commission, as the Port of Long Beach’s new Executive Director. Cordero, a Long Beach resident and attorney, served previously as president and as a longtime member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
Oracle Veteran Beefs Up Navis Line-Up
In 2016, Raj Gupta was appointed Navis chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering after a twenty-year career in Silicon Valley, including positions at Silicon Graphics and at Oracle.
Trade opportunity seen between Cuba and Port of New Orleans
Significant potential exists for trade between Cuba’s Port of Mariel and the Port of New Orleans, but U.S. trade policy and Cuban economic hurdles stand in the way, according to opening addresses today at the Cargo Connections Conference in New Orleans.
NAVIS President Urges Terminals and Carriers to Increase Digitization
Bernard de la Tour, president of maritime software provider Navis, urged port and terminal operation participants at the Navis World 2017 conference in San Francisco to prepare for a major investment in digitization by ocean carriers and global terminal operators.
Navis’s XVELA Execs Offer Maritime Cloud-Based Vision
Guy Rey-Herme, President of XVELA and Robert Inchausti, Chief Technology Officer believe that XVELA’s new cloud-based system will revolutionize maritime operations by providing improved communication between ship stowage and terminal cargo handling.
Cultivating Future Leaders
At the heart of CaroTrans, a global NVOCC and ocean freight consolidator, is a strong company culture with focus on people and promoting from within. Through its Future Leaders Program it recruits and develops new employees to be future managers. This college graduate recruitment program attracts students from a diverse range of studies that have an ambition to grow professionally and personally.
Trump sparks storm over proposed ‘gutting’ of Great Lakes restoration funding
In another of his controversial initiatives, President Trump has stirred angry disbelief among US and Canadian municipal and government officials in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence region inhabited by over 17 million people.
Trump administration must advance plan for infrastructure, JAXPORT conferees told
Advancement of extensive U.S. transportation infrastructure projects is imperative, according to presenters today in the opening panel discussion at the JAXPORT Logistics & Intermodal Conference.
Cautious optimism at opening of St. Lawrence Seaway
In balmy weather on the first day of spring, the St. Lawrence Seaway opened its 59th navigation season at its Montreal entrance with a mood of cautious optimism prevailing among US and Canadian Seaway officials, government representatives and marine industry representatives.

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