Chris Januaryhas joined Bidwells as a partner in its London office, where he will be responsible for leisure and retail agency. January’s previous roles include head of retail and leisure agency at Gerald Eve and associate director of retail agency at St Quintin. Hollins Murray Grouphas appointed Paul Mitchell as chairman. Mitchell joins from Rickitt Mitchell, where he was managing director. Young Grouphas recruited Fraser Matthews to its portfolio team. Matthews joins after four years with the Bank of Scotland Investment Service, where he was a private client manager.Atisrealhas taken on Julian Gaynor as an associate director in its Chancery Lane office in London. Gaynor joins from Turner Morum, where he spent four years in the development consultancy department. The company has also appointed Andrew Price as director, to head up the valuation department in its Birmingham office. Price was previously a partner at Donaldsons. Emma Noblehas joined Brodies as an assistant solicitor. Noble, who has worked in banking and financial regulations for five years, was previously with Dundas & Wilson. Brodies has also recruited Robin Priestley as an associate in the property department. He joins from Anderson Strathern.Jonathan Bucklehas been recruited by GVA Grimley to head its retail and leisure services team in Leeds. Buckle, who has worked in the industry for 11 years, will be based in Newcastle.David Jacksonhas been appointed as a partner in asset and property management in Drivers Jonas’s London office. Jackson has previously worked for Montagu Evans and LaSalle Investment Management and has more than 20 years’ experience in the asset management of commercial property.Hamptons Internationalhas recruited Kurt Fraser as international director. Fraser will work in the international residential agency’s London office, relocating from Lausanne, Switzerland, where he was European marketing director for Intrawest and Playground Real Estate.Philip Boothhas been recruited by Lambert Smith Hampton as a senior surveyor in its Maidenhead office. He joins from chartered surveyor Martin & Pole.Andrew Reedhas been appointed divisional director of NB Real Estate’s London retail agency team. Reed joins from Kitchen La Frenais Morgan, where he spent the last nine years letting shopping centres and undertaking retail agency across the UK.Savills Granitehas made three appointments at its New York office. Jennifer McKinnon and Marion Jones have been recruited as senior associates, and Marcella Grigg has been appointed as an associate. All three join from CB Richard Ellis: McKinnon was associate director for the financial consulting group at the Washington office; Jones was a senior associate in the New York office’s sales investment division; and Grigg was a business development analyst for CBRE’s Investment Properties Institutional Group. Storeys:ssphas appointed Adrian Gibbins as a surveyor in its corporate real estate team in Newcastle. He was previously director at Fairbairn Wild, and has also worked in the corporate real estate department at American Express. Damian Seddonhas been appointed managing director of Stewart Milne Homes. He will take charge of the housebuilder’s north-west of England division, based in Manchester. Seddon previously spent four years as Bovis Homes’ commercial director and six years as commercial manager at Redrow.Savillshas recruited Alistair Greenhalgh as associate director of its hotels team. Greenhalgh has spent more than eight years working with several hotel brands in the north-west.Brixtonhas appointed Stephen Armitage as asset management and customer service senior operations director at its B-Serv subsidiary. Armitage will take up his new role in February, after leaving his position as director of the public service division at Dunlop Haywards. Robin Goodchildhas been appointed honorary president of the Society of Property Researchers (SPR). Goodchild is head of European strategy and research at LaSalle Investment Management.Brigitte Bakerhas been recruited by business solutions provider Fasset as a sales executive to generate leads at its new Hersham Place Technology Park near Walton-on-Thames.Knight Frankhas unveiled a new senior management team to aid its expansion in the north-west. Partners David Porter and David Roper are based in the property consultancy’s Manchester office, and Charles Arden in Liverpool. Porter joined the north-west team in 2006 from Knight Frank’s national offices team in London. Roper, who has 28 years’ experience in the region, joined Knight Frank in 2000. Arden joined the company in 2005 and was made a partner this year.
CARICOM Youth Ambassadors’ Message – Caribbean… Share this:PrintTwitterFacebookLinkedInLike this:Like Loading… The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, launched the Maritime Linkup: Beyond Borders Webinars on the 19 August. There were subsequent sessions on 9 and 23 September, and additional ones will be held on 7 and 21 October. What CARICOM means to me – CARICOM Youth Ambassadors have… Maritime Webinars Coming for CARICOM Students The five-part webinar series focuses on connecting Caribbean youth with educational and professional opportunity in the maritime sector and blue economy. Girls Rock in the Maritime Industry Sep 30, 2020 Girls Rock in the Maritime IndustryThe American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean Association of National Training Authorities, and CARICOM Youth Ambassadors, launche the Maritime Linkup: Beyond Borders Webinars on the 19 August, with subsequent sessions on 9 and 23 September; and 7 and 21 October. The five-part webinar series focused on…September 2, 2020In “CARICOM”Global Maritime Leaders Engage CARICOM StudentsIn the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has pushed learning online across the region, a maritime webinar series will promote maritime education and job opportunities in shipping and logistics—one of the most important sectors in the Caribbean economy. The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean…July 24, 2020In “Business”Maritime Webinars Coming for CARICOM StudentsIn the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic which has pushed learning online across the Region, a maritime webinar series will promote maritime education and job opportunities in shipping and logistics—one of the most important sectors in the Caribbean economy. The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF), in association with the Caribbean…August 11, 2020In “Business”Share this on WhatsApp Aug 11, 2020 Jul 4, 2020 In this interview, Trevon Ferguson, a Maritime student, shares his experience of being in the Maritime Industry. He explains why he chose that field and how other young people can join and capitalise on the opportunities available via the blue economy. You may be interested in… Sep 2, 2020
ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, is establishing an office in Houston’s Energy Corridor near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Highway 6.The new facility will co-locate members from ABS engineering, project management, technology and business management, allowing ABS to better serve its client base in this significant energy research and development hub.“ABS recognizes that our customer base in the offshore industry demands on-site support with best-in-class services,” says ABS Chairman Christopher J. Wiernicki. “ABS made the strategic decision to provide greater access to our offshore clients by locating ABS’ industry-focused resources in a dedicated facility in one of the world’s most important energy centers. This move reinforces our commitment to support Houston’s leading energy industry.”In addition to class services, ABS’ West Houston facility will offer education and training seminar rooms for local industry to use on demand. The objective is to provide a forum with access to in-house resources that fosters knowledge-based partnerships and information sharing among operators, service providers, academia and regulatory bodies.The facility is scheduled to open in the first quarter 2014.[mappress]Press release, December 9, 2013; Image: ABS
During their transit to the Middle East in November and December 2014, the crew of HMAS Success assisted the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation with their global Argo program. This innovative project aims to gather up ocean data using robotic floats.Success supported this venture by deploying 8 Argo floats at specified drop points in the Indian Ocean between Western Australia and the Gulf of Oman. The global Argo program relies on over 3000 autonomous drifting sensors from around the world routinely collecting sub-surface observations from the earth’s open ice-free oceans. Around 800 floats need to be deployed each year to maintain coverage and replace those with exhausted batteries.The 1.5 metre profilers drift between 1 to 2 kilometres in depth once deployed.Every 10 days they descend to a depth of 2000 metres and measure water temperature and salinity as they rise back to drifting depth. They repeat this cycle for approximately 4 years, the Australian Department of Defence said.The information collected is transmitted to satellites and relayed to data centres around the world. Argo data compliments other observations collected from ships, moored instruments and earth-observing satellites.Success Officer of the Watch, Sub Lieutenant Rhian Campbell-McBride was involved in coordinating the Argo float drops along the transit. “It is satisfying to think that we are contributing to research for climate change, as that is a significant global concern at the current time,” she said.Australia is a founding contributor to Argo, deploying the first 10 floats in 1999.Since then Australia has deployed over 500 floats on transits similar to this.[mappress mapid=”11265″]
Planning – Authorisations – Inspectors – Waste disposal The claimant quarry owner (B) applied for judicial review of a decision of an inspector appointed by the defendant secretary of state upholding the refusal of the Environment Agency to grant it a permit to dispose of inert waste at the quarry. Under regulation 10(4)(b) of the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000, the Environment Agency was bound to refuse a permit unless planning permission was in force in relation to the use of the site. It was common ground that there was no express conventional grant of planning permission covering the relevant use at the site. However, B’s case was that planning permission existed by virtue of general development orders. B argued that the inspector had failed to deal adequately or at all with its submission that it had the necessary planning permission for the deposit of waste by virtue of historic general development orders. Held: The reasons given by the inspector were inadequate. The issue of the historic general development orders had been fairly before her. Detailed submissions had been made by all parties, but the inspector had not dealt adequately with those submissions. It was not possible for B to know why it lost. However, as this was a reasons challenge, B would succeed only if it could show that it had genuinely been substantially prejudiced by the failure to provide adequate reasons. B was applying for a permit for the whole of the area contained in a waste disposal licence granted in 1983. As there was no express grant of planning permission, it had to show under regulation 10(4)(b) that there was a deemed planning permission for the deposit of waste on the whole of the site. Before 1988, each individual deposit of waste on a site was granted planning permission by the historic general development orders where the superficial area of the deposit was extended so long as the height was not extended above the height of the surrounding land. However, the position changed as a result of the Town and Country Planning General Development Order 1988: the general grant of planning permission enjoyed previously was revoked without any saving provision. Thereafter, any fresh deposit of waste which extended either the superficial area of the deposit or the height of the deposit above that of the adjoining land required an express grant of permission. B therefore had to show that, before 5 December 1988, it had deposited waste on the whole of the site; otherwise there would be no extant permission for those areas which extended the tipping areas beyond the areas that had been tipped on 5 December 1988. The inevitable conclusion from the inspector’s findings, which included a finding that there had been limited tipping after 1983, was that B had not established on the balance of probabilities that it had deposited waste on the whole of the site as at 5 December 1988. Indeed, it was not part of B’s case that it had. In those circumstances, there was no extant permission for the whole of the site. It followed that B could not establish the necessary prejudice for the reasons challenge to succeed. Application refused. John Barrett (instructed by Walker Morris (Leeds)) for the claimant; James Maurici (instructed by in-house solicitor) for the defendant; no appearance or representation for the interested parties. Berry & Marshall (Bolton Wood) Ltd (claimant) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (defendant) and (1) Environment Agency (2) Bradford Metropolitan Borough Council (interested parties): QBD (Admin) (Judge Behrens): 24 September 2010
The PCN head office is now preparing for what will be its largest member gathering to date – the PCN Annual Summit, November 17-19, 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. Rachel Humphrey, founder and chairwoman of PCN, observed that starting a network during the global financial crisis was a calculated risk: “Having seen recessions in the past we positioned ourselves to take on the many challenges associated with managing a network through difficult times. “In working with heavy lift and project cargo specialists we have found that a company’s ability to adjust to the changing economic climate significantly affects how well it will emerge from challenging times. We were prepared and ready to assist our members to help build and develop their specialist services.” Humprey added that over the last 12 months PCN accepted 71 members; more than 80 applicants were rejected due to a lack of experience, too many of their own overseas offices, or due to a country being fully-represented. www.projectcargonetwork.com
25 Crane Operator Safety Awards were given to those that demonstrated exemplary work, while accumulating 10,000 consecutive man-hours of work without a single incident or accident.The list of winners includes:• AmQuip Crane Rental – Rodney Campbell • Bridger Crane & Rigging -Dave Cordova • Chellino Crane, Inc. – Mike Meister, Christopher Miller and James Schultz • Consolidated Crane Co – Marvin Bosworth, Warren Bovey, Manuel Galvan, Melvin Henley, Melvin Mixon, Michael Seale and Dwayne Zatopek • Custom Service Crane, Inc. – Luke Simmons • Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental – Preston Freeman, Chad Kimpfbeck, Brian Schroeder and Brett Szyszkiewicz • Dutcher-Phipps Crane & Rigging Company – Tyrel Dutcher and Raul Sandoval • Mountain Crane Service – Greg Hale, Roy Justice, Bowdy Pingree and Doug Steinfeldt Tri-State Crane & Rigging – Gene Bagby and Eric Wincentsen The SC&RA recognised three drivers in the industry with a Million Miler Award, having racked up seven digits of safe driving. The winners were:LeFebvre & Sons, Inc – Bradley Oachs Landstar Transportation Logistics, Inc – Thomas L. Stiles Riechmann Transport, Inc. – Robert Bohnenstiehl”Considering the size and nature of the loads traditionally hauled by our members, this is a particularly remarkable achievement,” said Steven Todd, SC&RA director of ddvocacy. “We feel it is important they receive recognition because professional heavy haul drivers are a dedicated and motivated group that transport essential cargo that impacts our nation’s well being.”35 SC&RA members also won awards in the Crane & Rigging Safety Award category, for superior safety recods: AmQuip Crane Rental Anglemyer Crane Rental Barnhart Crane and Rigging Bollmeier Crane Bragg Companies – Crane Service Chellino Crane, Inc. CJ Drilling, Inc. Coast Crane Company Connelly Crane Rental Corp.. Consolidated Crane Co. Crane Rental Corporation J.J. Curran Crane Company Deep South Crane And Rigging Essex Crane Rental Corp Fagioli, Inc. Hawaiian Crane & Rigging J.F. Lomma, Inc. Magnum Crane Service Maxim Crane Works Mountain Crane Service Mr. Crane, Inc. NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services PSC Crane & Rigging Rossco Crane and Rigging Inc. Sarens / Rigging International Shelby Mechanical, Inc Southern Industrial Constructors/Southern Crane Specialty Crane & Rigging Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. Taylor Crane and Rigging, Inc. TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. Tri-State Crane & Rigging. Waggoner Equipment Rental Williams Specialized, Inc. George Young Company 17 SC&RA member companies received the Crane & Rigging Zero Accidents Award because they did not have a single recordable accident or injury in the past year:Bollmeier Crane Consolidated Crane Co. Crane Rental Corporation J.J. Curran Crane Company Fagioli, Inc. Hawaiian Crane & Rigging Magnum Crane Service Mr. Crane, Inc. Rossco Crane and Rigging Inc. Shelby Mechanical, Inc. Specialty Crane & Rigging Stevenson Crane Service, Inc. Taylor Crane and Rigging, Inc. Tri-State Crane & Rigging Waggoner Equipment Rental Williams Specialized, Inc. George Young Company Eight SC&RA member companies earned a Crane & Rigging Safety Improvement Award by showing an improved incidence rate compared to the previous year’s contest entry:AmQuip Crane Rental Barnhart Crane and Rigging Crane Rental Corporation Essex Crane Rental Corp Maxim Crane Works NCSG Crane & Heavy Haul Services PSC Crane & Rigging TNT Crane & Rigging, Inc. Six SC&RA member companies received a Fleet Safety Award for having the lowest accident frequency rate in different mileage categories:Over 100 Million Miles – Landstar Systems Over 50 Million Miles – Bennett Motor Express 20 Million to 50 Million Miles – Keen Transportation 5 Million to 20 Million Miles – Riechmann Transport, Inc. 1.5 Million to 5 Million Miles – Crane Rental Corporation 100,000 to 1.5 Million Miles – Shelby Mechanical, Inc. 13 SC&RA members received a Zero Accident Award for having no recordable accidents during all of 2013:Bragg Companies – Heavy Transport HWP Rigging CJ Drilling, Inc. Crane Rental Corporation Dawes D.S.T. KMX International Omega Morgan Precision Heavy Haul, Inc Riechmann Transport Inc Shelby Mechanical, Inc. Trans American Trucking Services White Brothers Trucking Company Williams Specialized Inc10 further SC&RA member companies also earned a Fleet Safety Improvement Award by showing a reduction in their accident frequency rate for miles traveled, compared to their previous year accident frequency rate:Bragg Companies Crane Rental Corporation Keen Transportation Landstar Inway Inc. LeFebvre & Sons, Inc. Omega Morgan Precision Heavy Haul, Inc. Riechmann Transport Inc. Trans American Trucking Services, Inc White Brothers Trucking Company James Lomma, president of J.F. Lomma, Inc. was named the 12th recipient of SC&RA’s Golden Achievement Award. This award, last presented in 2011, goes to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the specialised transportation or crane and rigging industry over a consistent and significant period of time.HLPFI would like to congratulate all of this year’s award winners! www.scranet.org
Evans, who most recently served as vice president of finance and planning for several of the company’s business units, will continue to be based in Crowley’s Jacksonville, USA headquarters, reporting to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services, and will have strong functional ties to John Calvin, senior vice president and controller, as well as the finance teams within each of the company’s business units. The company’s project management organisation, which is focused on analysis and strategy execution, will report to Evans.”Eric is an ideal candidate to take on this new role at Crowley,” said Fox. “He has a thorough understanding of Crowley’s strategy, vision and goals, and we are confident he will help us identify, assess and integrate business opportunities to grow the Crowley business portfolio.”Evans joined Crowley in 1987 in Seattle as an accountant and manager of management reporting for 11 years, supporting the West Coast businesses and taking various short-term assignments in Saudi Arabia and Puerto Rico. In 1997, he took an assignment as administrative manager in Caracas, Venezuela, for Crowley’s oilfield logistics company and was there for two years. Evans moved to Jacksonville to serve as the projects manager and finance director from 1999 to 2001 for Crowley’s contract services and international operations, then moved to Seattle in a similar role. He moved back to Jacksonville in 2009 to support Crowley’s petroleum services, technical services, and petroleum distribution and marine services business units. He was promoted to his most recent position as vice president of finance and planning in 2010. www.crowley.com
International law firm DLA Piper has announced a £980,000 partnership over three years with the United Nations Childrens Fund (Unicef) to help it expand its global child justice work, and ensure that children coming into contact with the law are better served and protected. DLA Piper is to pledge the funds through corporate donations and fundraising, with employees encouraged to raise funds. It will also provide over £3m worth of pro bono support to the UK committee for Unicef, preparing tools and training resources such as a ‘Justice for Children’ handbook and a training package for child protection staff. The first task for the partnership will be to support Unicef’s child justice work in Bangladesh, where the law firm’s support will help to improve the standards of care and treatment for children who come into contact with the law as victims, witnesses and offenders. DLA Piper global co-chairman Tony Angel said: ‘As lawyers, the right to justice is something we feel very strongly about. We are proud to be able to use our skills to help address a significant global issue with the aim of making a positive impact for future generations.’
BELARUS: Last month Belarusian Railways signed a firm order for Stadler Bussnang to supply a further six Flirt electric multiple-units in 2013-14.The five-car EMUs are intended for regional routes and will offer greater comfort and more luggage space than the units which Stadler has delivered for Minsk suburban services.