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Charleston Freight Market Steadily Strengthening (Freight Waves)
Grand Opening fro Inland Port April 16 (Dillon Herald)
MOL Crew Cool in New Rechargeable Boiler Suits (Port Tech)
Seaspan Corp Taps 29 year old as new CFO (WSJ)
Container Shipping Outlook Decidely Mixed (American Shipper)
HMM Confirms Order for 12 Mega ships of 20,000 TEU (JOC)
Maersk Expands Online Platform Service (Port Tech)
Maersk Considering Female CFO Amid Gender Gap in Top Managment (GCaptain)
Heavy Duty Truck Orders Hit Record Pace (WSJ)
Trucking Companies Struggling to Attract Drivers to the Big Rig Life (WSJ)
Palmetto Railways Files Permit for Volvo Cars Rail Link (P&C)
Atlanta Cyberattack Sounds the Alarm For Other Computer Networks (S&R Cities)
Penetration Tests Underscore Shipping Security Holes (Marine Mec)
Becoming the Shipper of Choice in a Carrier's Market (Supply Chain)
Europe's Automotive Logistics Sector Eyes Strong 2018 (JOC)
Trucking Hiring, Logistics Payroll Surged Last Month (WSJ)
Vidalia Growers Weigh Shipping Issues (The Packer)
Trade Deficit Hits Near Decade High (WSJ)
Despite New Tariffs, Aluminum is Actually Cheaper (WSJ)
Packaging, the First Line of Defense on Cold Chains (WSJ)
N.J. Firm Buys Land for Industrial Building in Summerville (Chas Bus Journal)
National Response Team Survey Request MER MSIB 2-18
Sea Freight Seminar April 12
Ask an Expert April 19- Harbor Deepening
Civil War Moment Charleston Harbor
MSIB 10-18 Naval Protection Zone
The Charleston Council
Navy League of the United States
Monthly Luncheon Announcement
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Navy League Charleston is pleased to announce February’s monthly luncheon, next Tuesday, February 6th at Embassy Suites in North Charleston. The featured guest speaker is James Landreth, USCG’s Lead Engineer for the WMSL Propulsion System; the WMSL vessels are also known as the National Security Cutters, or NSCs, as represented by Cutters Hamilton (WMSL 753) and James (WMSL 754) homeported here in the LowCountry. He will also briefly address the strategic, operational and tactical levels of USCG mission fulfillment and provide examples of how WMSL plays a role in each. Additionally, James will talk a bit about the WMSL’s three geographic centers of gravity – Charleston, Alameda CA and Honolulu HI – with some projected business impacts specific to the Charleston area.
As always – we encourage you to arrive curious and hungry – you’ll certainly depart informed . . . and full!!!
Where: The Embassy Suites Hotel, 5055 International Boulevard, North Charleston, SC
What: February’s Featured Speaker: James Landreth
When: 11:30am – 1:00pm, Tuesday 6 February 2018
Cost (pay at the door): All uniformed military $15.00
All Sea Service Commands’ Ombudsman $15.00
Navy League Members $22.00
Members of Aligned Sea Services Organizations $22.00 * see list below
All others $27.00
* Aligned Organizations include the Low Country elements of
AFA, AOC, AUSA, ESGR, FRA, LCOA, CWOA, NOUS, NSL, PMSG, RINK, SNA, TCS-GC and USNA AA
Take advantage of our special new membership offer to join Navy League for $40
and enjoy member pricing at future lunches for the next 12 months!!!
Please RSVP soon to …firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also RSVP by text or voicemail to (843) 693-0794; please remember to give your name
Future luncheon plans over the next several months in 2018 include:
Mar 6th (Tuesday)
Apr 3rd (Tuesday)
May 1st (Tuesday)
Jun 5th (Tuesday)
lunches always begin at 11:30am and we always try to conclude by 1:00pm
As cyber threats continue to evolve, and as follow up to the cyber security discussion at our last Nav/Ops meeting, MASC member Avalon Risk Management has made available to the association their Shield Network Scan. The scan reviews your networks to find vulnerable areas that could allow hackers to access or manipulate your data or network. Normal 3rd party scans average in excess of $700, but Avalon has extended the MASC a rate of $350 per scan.
Avalon Risk is also working with CNA, an AM Best A (Excellent) rated insurer, to offer the MASC their NetProtect 360 Cyber Insurance and Security Program.
If you would like more information, or would like to receive a quote, please contact Charlie Frizzell at either 843-872-4813, or email@example.com.
MASC is hiring a part-time Office Coordinator with flexible hours. Interested parties are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter.
Office Coordinator (Part-Time)
The Office Coordinator is responsible for managing various aspects of our organizational operations including communications, event logistics, fee processing, database maintenance and meeting preparation and documentation. Additional responsibilities as requested.
The Office Coordinator position requires 12-15 hours per week. Hours are flexible, however must be scheduled and worked within the 8:30am – 5:00pm business hours Monday through Friday. Office Coordinator must be present during scheduled meetings and events as requested. Hours are expected to be scheduled in advance.
We are pleased to welcome the newest (and largest) tug to Charleston's McAllister Fleet, the Jeffrey McAllister. The maritime community gathered together on Saturday, February 11 to participate in a christening ceremony in honor of the Jeffrey.
Pictured above is the tug's namesake, Jeffrey McAllister.
MASC Board of Directors Member Andy Thomas to chair Charleston County PRC. Congratulations Andy!!
John S. James Celebrates 75 Years
Congratulations to our member company John S. James, as they celebrate 75 years of operation. Read more about the rich history of John S. James, as reported by gaports.com.
MASC Announces Annual Gala Award Recipients
MASC is pleased to announce several award recipients to be recognized at the 2017 Annual Meeting & Gala. The entire South Carolina Congressional Delegation will be recognized with the Maritime Advocacy Award for their unified support of the Charleson Harbor Deepening Project that was included in the Water Resources Development Act. This year's Beacon Award will be given to both Billy Lempesis of the South Carolina Ports Authority and Fred Yohe with Garnet Express. The Beacon Award is given in recognition of a career of distinguished service to the South Carolina maritime sector. Please plan to join us January 27, 2017 for this very special evening. Click here to RSVP.
MASC Elects New Board Members
We would like to congratulate the following new MASC Board members beginning in January of 2017.
New members include:
Bill McCarthy, Charleston Gate Company
Elizabeth Luzuriaga, Luzuriaga Mims
Andrew Cannon, TICO
Andy Roberts, Agru America
Darryl Griffin, Neal Brothers
Lance McLaughlin, ILA 1771