Port Bureau Updates

January 2017 Commerce Club
G.R. “Jerry” Cardillo
Chief Executive Officer, Contanda Terminals LLC

JerryMr. G.R. “Jerry” Cardillo joined Contanda Terminals LLC in April 2016 as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Jerry has been in the energy industry serving in a variety of capacities with Chevron U.S.A., Koch Industries and Enterprise Products since 1981. Jerry’s responsibilities have included serving as a Group Sr. VP for Enterprise Products overseeing an extensive array of Petrochemical assets and scheduling of 16 marine terminals, extensive pipeline scheduling and overall corporate storage optimization. He has also served as President of Enterprise Marine and Enterprise Trucking and oversaw a 2,000 rail car optimization team during his tenure at Enterprise. His extensive track record in growing and successfully expanding businesses in terminals, marine, rail and truck transportation logistics and petrochemicals compliments the future direction of Contanda.
Jerry has a BS in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point N.Y. and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now known as the University of Louisiana Lafayette).
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Ports America and Cooper/T. Smith Form Joint Venture for Merged Breakbulk Operations in Port of Houston

Ports America and Cooper/T. Smith have merged breakbulk operations in the Port of Houston into a new joint venture (JV) called Cooper/Ports America, LLC. Commencing operations on October 1, 2016, the JV is referred to as C/PA.
Additionally, C/PA agreed to acquire all the assets of Shippers Stevedoring and Chaparral Stevedoring under C/PA’s operations upon startup. Integrated Marine Services LLC (IMS), the empty container yard facility located adjacent to the Barbours Cut Terminal that offers complete intermodal equipment and depot services in Barbours Cut, Texas will also be part of the new JV.
The combined businesses of Ports America, Cooper/T. Smith, Shippers Stevedoring, Chaparral Stevedoring and IMS will position C/PA as the premier full-service stevedore, terminal operator, container yard storage, and maintenance and repair company in the Houston market with operations at City Docks (Turning Basin), off-dock CFS in Bayport and Barbours Cut.
Ports America, headquartered in New Jersey, is the largest independent marine terminal operator and stevedore company in the United States. Established in 1905, Cooper /T. Smith has operations on all three U.S. coasts and foreign operations in Brazil and Mexico. It maintains operations in numerous subsidiary and affiliate companies, forming the Cooper Group, including warehousing, terminal operations, tugboats, vessel repair, and more.

Phoenix Welcomes New HSE Systems & Improvement Lead Preeti Mehta

preeti-mehta-phoenixPhoenix International Holdings, Inc. (Phoenix) announced recently that Preeti Mehta has joined the company as a Health, Safety and Environmental Systems and Improvement Lead. In this position, Mehta will be responsible for assisting with Phoenix’s HSE policies and programs to ensure complete compliance with all major regulatory agencies and industry standards, as well as recommending, developing, implementing, and administering safe work practices and training programs.
An experienced HSE leader with over 15 years of regulatory, risk management, project management, and HSE management systems knowledge, Mehta brings to Phoenix expertise and vast experience within the safety sector of the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry. In her previous assignments, she conceived and implemented value driven and fit for purpose HSE programs, plans, work processes and tools to mitigate hazards and strengthen the overall effectiveness of the organization.
Mehta holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and Microbiology from the University of Mumbai, and is currently pursuing a B.S. in Occupational Health and Safety from Columbia Southern University. Commenting on her appointment, Dave McConaghay, HSEQ Manager of Phoenix stated, “We are extremely pleased Preeti has joined our organization and are confident that her knowledge and insight will be invaluable in assisting us in maintaining and improving the high level of safety for which Phoenix is well known.”
Phoenix is an employee-owned, ISO 9001-2008 Management System certified marine services contractor providing manned and unmanned underwater solutions, design engineering, and project management services worldwide.

Southwest Shipyard Appoints Dan Irvin as V.P. of Environmental Affairs

Southwest Shipyard announced on October 3, 2016, the hiring of Dan Irvin as their new Vice President of Environmental Affairs. Irvin is a registered professional engineer in Texas and Oklahoma, and his background includes 25+ years of environmental experience with ConocoPhillips and Marathon. His education and professional credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A & M University and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. Irvin will office in Channelview and report directly to Martin DeCamp, Executive Vice President. Irvin is responsible for all environmental matters for the shipyards.
Southwest Shipyard operates four shipyard facilities along the Texas Gulf Coast—at Channelview, Brady Island, Brady Island West and Galveston—all with convenient deep-water access to the Gulf of Mexico. It is one of the largest shipyards and barge cleaning facilities on the Gulf Coast.

ABS Updated Ballast Water Guide Keeps Pace with Evolving Regulatory Requirements

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has updated the ABS Guide for Ballast Water Treatment to support industry in the design and installation of ballast water management solutions that meet both regulatory and operational requirements.
“As vessel owners and operators prepare for the implementation of the recently ratified IMO (International Maritime Organization) Ballast Water Management Convention, they need guidance from a trusted advisor like ABS. Our team of technical specialists is ready to assist them with addressing this compliance in support of their unique operational challenges,” says ABS Executive Vice President for Global Marine Kirsi Tikka. “The update to the Guide comes just as industry is addressing the technical challenges brought about by this Convention.”
The IMO requirements for ballast water management enter into force on 8 September 2017. Central to these changes is the requirement that vessels use approved ballast water management systems. The ABS Guide for Ballast Water Treatment is available for download at www.eagle.org.

  • Date November 17, 2016
  • Tags November 2016