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NEWS BULLETIN
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Boeing plans to relocate
Washington facility to California

Chris Crookall named Liner VP
for Inchcape Shipping Services

Washington State Ferries
plans Colman Dock hearing

Port Metro Vancouver expanding
Burrard Inlet air quality monitoring

Braemar Adjusting taps Jones
as group managing director

Boeing plans to relocate
Washington facility to California

SEATTLE — Boeing has announced it is centralizing customer support for in-service airplanes at its Boeing Commercial Airplanes Engineering Design Center in Southern California. In May 2013, Boeing established engineering design centers in South Carolina, Southern California and Washington state to add engineering capability and capacity. At that time, Boeing announced that support for out-of-production airplanes would be based at the Southern California center. Customer support for the 707, 717, 727, 757, DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, MD-11 and MD-80/-90 models currently is based in Southern California. Customer support for the Next-Generation 737, 747, 767 and 777 models, as well as commercial product support for the KC-46 Tanker and P-8, will transition from Washington to California by the end of 2015. The Southern California Engineering Design Center currently employs about 1,800 people at the company's Long Beach and Seal Beach sites. With this work placement, employment is expected to increase by approximately 1,000 positions during the next two years. Of the affected employees in Washington, many will be offered positions with other programs in the Puget Sound area. In addition, employees will have opportunities to apply for new positions in California.

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Port Metro Vancouver expanding
Burrard Inlet air quality monitoring

VANCOUVER, BC — Port Metro Vancouver and Metro Vancouver have come together to improve the monitoring of air quality on the Burrard Inlet. Port Metro Vancouver will fund the purchase and installation of several new air quality and meteorological monitoring sites, to supplement existing air quality monitoring stations operated by Metro Vancouver. The additions include two full stations that continuously monitor air quality and meteorological information, two meteorological sites, and four passive (non-continuous) sites, all in the East Vancouver area of Burrard Inlet. In addition, Port Metro Vancouver will also fund a portion of three years of operating costs associated with the passive sites. Metro Vancouver will operate and maintain the monitoring stations. The two organizations will also provide funding for air quality dispersion modelling in the Burrard Inlet area.

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Chris Crookall named Liner VP
for Inchcape Shipping Services

CHAFFORD HUNDRED, UK — Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) has announced the appointment of Chris Crookall as vice president, Liner. Mr. Crokall will be based in the company’s Liner Division, in Dubai and will report to Eddie Filus, SVP Liner. A graduate of Newcastle University (UK), Mr. Crokall comes with over 15 years experience in liner shipping starting as a trainee with P&O Nedlloyd before transferring to Maersk Line when they purchased PONL in 2006. He has global experience with overseas assignments in The Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, USA, Denmark, Mozambique and South Africa.

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Braemar Adjusting taps Jones
as group managing director

LONDON — The Board of Braemar Adjusting has announced the appointment of Geoff Jones as group managing director of the company. Mr. Jones has 33 years experience handling energy claims in the London Market, having previously worked at Lloyd’s Claims Office, Equitas and Zurich Global Energy before he joined Catlin Underwriting in 2006 as their Energy Claims manager. Throughout his career Mr. Jones has been closely involved in the handling of Energy offshore, onshore and liability claims, including the loss of the Piper Alpha platform, the destruction of the Bombay High North platform, various claims arising from 9/11, the Macondo blowout and a variety of major claims arising from the hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico. Braemar Adjusting specializes in the adjustment of insurance claims involving offshore platforms and production vessels, subsea infrastructure, onshore and offshore drilling units, control of well, refineries, petrochemical plants, gas plants, power (including renewables), mining, major infrastructure claims, together with associated business interruption losses.

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Washington State Ferries
plans Colman Dock hearing

SEATTLE — Ferry users and other interested persons are invited to learn about improvement plans for Colman Dock, Washington State Ferries’ terminal in Seattle, and provide comment on the recently released environmental assessment for the project. WSF, in coordination with the Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration, has published the Colman Dock environmental assessment, which documents the proposed project’s effects on the environment. The project includes replacing the main terminal building, sections of the dock, the passenger-only ferry facility operated by King County and portions of the north ferry slip. Customers and community members are invited to learn more at a public hearing, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 28, at the Puget Sound Regional Council Board Room, 1011 Western Avenue, Suite 500, Seattle and upcoming information sessions. The official public comment period runs from April 14 to May 12.

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