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Aaron Degodny assumes helm of Rand Logistics


2019-03-05

 

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Rand Logistics, Inc., has announced the continued evolution of the Company's leadership with the promotion of Aaron Degodny as President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Rand, effective March 1, 2019. Scott Bravener will be leaving the Company, but he will remain a member of the Board of Directors of Rand, where he will continue to advise and support the Company.

"Since joining the Company, Aaron has proven himself to be a respected leader who possesses the right blend of transformative leadership ability, customer-centric commercial acumen, and knowledge of the operations that makes him uniquely qualified to lead Rand and build upon the Company's successful 2018 Sailing Season," explained Jason Perri, a Partner of American Industrial Partners.

Rand had a successful 2018 Sailing Season. The dedication and hard work of the team and trust of customers resulted in a strong year for the business. The Company's safety and environmental incidents improved 36 percent, sailing days were up 15 percent, and the fleet carried a record number of cargo tonnage.

Rand Logistics, Inc. is a leading provider of bulk freight shipping and ship repair services throughout the Great Lakes region. Through its subsidiaries, the Company operates a fleet of three conventional bulk carriers and eleven self-unloading bulk carriers including three tug/barge units. The Company is the only carrier able to offer significant domestic port-to-port services in both Canada and the U.S. on the Great Lakes.

The Company's vessels operate under the U.S. Jones Act - which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to vessels that are U.S. owned, built and crewed - and the Canada Coasting Trade Act - which reserves domestic waterborne commerce to Canadian registered and crewed vessels that operate between Canadian ports.

 
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World record for highest utilized container vessel

2019-03-04

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

Oakland, CA- Ocean Network Express (ONE) has broken the last reported world record for the largest amount of cargo ever stowed - carrying over 19,100 TEU aboard the MOL Tribute. Utilizing Navis' StowMan vessel stowage planning software to optimize the ship, the record load surpasses the record previously announced by Maersk at 19,038 TEU, achieved in August 2018.

The MOL Tribute, with a total capacity of 20,146 TEU achieved the new record in February. Prior to the latest achievement, ONE completed two additional record stows aboard the MOL Trust and MOL Tradition in its last two calls at PSA Singapore.

"As vessel sizes increase, so too do the complexities associated with safe and effective stowage planning," said Capt. Kunihiko Nishimura, General Manager Global Vessel Operations, ONE. "With the help of Navis and PSA Singapore, we were able to accomplish a tremendous feat - not only planning, but successfully executing a vessel call with more than 19,100 containers on board. It is truly remarkable and we will continue to innovate and leverage the best possible technology to further advance our performance to better serve our customers."

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Record cargo volumes through the Port of Vancouver in 2018

2019-03-01

McKeil Marine's Evans Spirit  won the International Bulk Journal's 2016 Ship of the Year Award during the IBJ's Salute to Excellence in the Maritime Bulk Industry gala awards ceremony in London, UK on November 21.
"It's a fantastic way to closeout our 60th anniversary year: having a vessel named after our founder, Evans McKeil, win this prestigious international award," said Steve Fletcher, President and CEO of McKeil Marine.
Acquired by McKeil in 2015, the Evans Spirit is a cargo ship with the shallow draught characters of a tug and barge; however, compared to a tug-and-barge unit, she can transport approximately 40 per cent more cargo about 50 per cent faster on a very similar amount of fuel.  She is in service throughout the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River.
Evans Spirit was shortlisted for 2016 Ship of the Year competing with three other vessels: CS Bright, Mitsui OSK Lines, Japan;  Damen Shipyards, Netherlands; and MN Baroque, Swiss Marine, Switzerland. The award is presented to the owner, operator or builder of an outstanding individual bulk ship. Judged on operational efficiency, design innovation, safety and environmental protection, the Evans Spirit was selected as winner. (Photo Paul Beesley).

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority released the 2018 year-end statistics for cargo through the Port of Vancouver. Overall cargo volume through Canada's largest port reached a record high of 147 million tonnes, up 3.5 per cent from 2017.
One of the port's biggest strengths continues to be the ability to accommodate the most diversified range of cargo of any port in North America. Sectors that experienced strong growth last year include containers, potash, canola products and barley, all of which hit new records in 2018.
In 2018, container volumes, measured in 20-foot equivalents or TEUs, increased by 4.4 per cent to a record 3.4 million TEUs. In Vancouver, containers arrive filled with appliances, clothing and other consumer products as well as auto parts and manufactured goods from Asia. They leave loaded with Canadian grain, lumber and food products, among other goods.

 

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MS Roald Amundsen, world's first hybrid cruise ship completes first sea trial

Le NM Roald Amundsen, le premier navire de croisière hybride au monde termine ses premiers essais en mer


2019-02-25

 

Hurtigruten's MS Roald Amundsen is nearing completion at Kleven Yard. This weekend it succesfully completed its first sea trials in the fjords along the western coast of Norway.

« I am very pleased with the results of the sea trial. The Kleven employees, along with our subcontractors, has done a great job leading up to the successful sea trial », Kleven CEO Olav Nakken said after MS Roald Amundsen's return to the yard Monday morning.

Custom built for some of the most extreme waters on the planet, MS Roald Amundsen is currently undergoing final outfitting alongside her sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen at Kleven Yard in Ulsteinvik, Norway.

The advanced hybrid powered expedition cruise ships, accommodating 530 guests, feature groundbreaking green technology such as battery packs and specially designed ice-strengthened hull. Both ships are designed and constructed with sustainability at core of every detail.

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Rodney Corrigan named President of Losgistec Stevedororing

Rodney Corrigan nommé président de Logistec Arrimage

2019-02-26

 

Montreal-based Logistec Corporation announced that Rodney Corrigan has been named president of Logistec Stevedoring Inc. effective immediately. As President, Rodney will lead the operational and commercial teams and oversee all aspects of Logistec Stevedoring across North America. He will report directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Logistec Corporation, Madeleine Paquin.

In the last year, Mr. Corrigan played an instrumental role in the strategic acquisitions of Gulf Stream Marine, Inc. and Pate Stevedore Company, Inc. located in the U.S. Gulf Coast. His unrelenting drive for operational excellence is built upon a strong focus on the safest and most efficient approach to business operations. He challenges his team to find innovative solutions and to go above and beyond for their customers.

"We are fortunate to have someone of Rodney Corrigan's calibre and hands-on experience step up to lead Logistec Stevedoring," says Madeleine Paquin, President and CEO, Logistec Corporation. "We are at a pivotal moment and we need dynamic leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of market opportunities ahead. Rodney has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational and commercial accomplishments over the last 25 years. He has proven to be a successful and trusted leader and brings to this position a strong reputation for developing talent and inspiring teams."

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