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NEWS BULLETIN
Friday, January 23, 2015

Federal Maritime Commission
slates annual environmental forum

Liu named deputy director
of Port of Los Angeles

Maersk Line teams with DB Schenker
for CO2 emissions reduction agreement

NOAA names Craig Mclean
deputy assistant administrator

Mitsui adding coal carrier
for Chubu Electric service

Federal Maritime Commission
slates annual environmental forum

WASHINGTON, DC — The Federal Maritime Commission has announcing the 3rd annual Port Environmental Initiatives Forum: Collaborating with Competitors -- Challenges, Goals, and Success Stories in Addressing Environmental Concerns. The forum is scheduled for February 20, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at the Federal Maritime Commission Main Hearing Room – 1st floor, 800 N. Capitol St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20573. Participating will be the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Port of New York/New Jersey and the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma have been invited. Moderator will be Kurt Nagle, president, American Association of Port Authorities. This year’s discussion will focus on cooperation among competing neighbor ports and terminals to achieve environmental benefits in their surrounding communities under the authority of the Shipping Act of 1984. RSVPs preferred to cstavropoulos@fmc.gov. Walk-Ins Welcome, but allow time for security screening.

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NOAA names Craig Mclean
deputy assistant administrator

WASHINGTON, DC — NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, Ph.D, has announced that Craig McLean, deputy assistant administrator for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), has been selected to head the office, which is responsible for NOAA’s research enterprise, including laboratories and programs across the country. Prior to this position, Mr. McLean served as deputy assistant administrator for OAR’s Programs and Administration, as executive officer of the National Ocean Service, and was the founding director of NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration. He served in uniform for nearly 25 years, retiring from NOAA's Commissioned Corps in the grade of captain. He served aboard hydrographic, oceanographic, and fisheries research ships. Mr. McLean is also an attorney and has practiced marine resource law for NOAA. He has been awarded the Department of Commerce Silver and Bronze Medals, the NOAA Corps Commendation Medal, and Special Achievement Medal.

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Liu named deputy director
of Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that his Deputy Mayor for City Services, Doane Liu, will become deputy executive director and chief of staff at the Port of Los Angeles. Mr. Liu will assume his new position on February 1. He will continue to help oversee the mayor's Office of City Services until the transition to a new deputy mayor is complete. A search for his successor, coordinated by Mayor Garcetti's Chief of Staff, Ana Guerrero, is already underway. In addition to Mr. Liu's new chief of staff position, port Executive Director Gene Seroka announced the following members of the port's leadership team: Marla Bleavins, chief financial officer; Ron Boyd, chief of port police and emergency management; Mike DiBernardo, marketing and customer relations; and Tony Gioiello, development.

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Mitsui adding coal carrier
for Chubu Electric service

TOKYO — Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) has announced the delivery of the coal carrier SHIN YAHAGI MARU, which will serve Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. The vessel was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. on January 22, 2015. The SHIN YAHAGI MARU, which was jointly developed by Namura Shipbuilding and MOL, is a coal carrier with a wide-beam/shallow-draft configuration and wide range of advanced safety and energy-saving features. The vessel is a Hekinan MAX which has characteristic 250 meters length to maximize transport volume to the discharging port, Chubu Electric Power's Hekinan Thermal Power Plant in Aichi Prefecture. The new vessel replaces the YAHAGI MARU, a coal carrier that served Chubu Electric Power for 21 years starting in 1992.

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Maersk Line teams with DB Schenker
for CO2 emissions reduction agreement

BERLIN/COPENHAGEN — DB Schenker Logistics and Maersk Line have signed a six-year strategic agreement on reducing CO2 emissions from ocean freight. The partnership emphasizes the companies' shared commitment to sustainable growth. Maersk Line will undertake to reduce the CO2 emissions of every container it ships on behalf of DB Schenker Logistics between now and 2020 by 20 percent compared to 2014 levels. The objective of the six-year agreement is to fuel customers' interest in sustainable ocean freight on the market by bringing aspects of sustainability into business decision-making processes.

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