Burdeau Appointed COO of GTT
GTT, a designer of membrane containment systems for the maritime transportation and storage of LNG liquefied natural gas (LNG), announced that its board of directors met on October 14 and appointed Julien Burdeau as chief operating officer of the company, following the proposal of Philippe Berterottière, chairman of the board and CEO. Burdeau joined GTT in 2013 as vice president, in charge of innovation, a position he will retain. He began his career with the French ministry for industry before he moved into the steelmaking sector in 2002.
Algoma Christens Equinox-class Laker on Arrival
Algoma Central Corporation announces the arrival in Canada and the christening of its second Equinox Class bulk cargo vessel, the 'Algoma Harvester'. The christening took place at Pier 26 South in Hamilton Harbour before an audience that included local dignitaries and members of the marine industry. Mrs. Kathy Baske, wife of Jim Baske, the President and CEO of ArcelorMittal Dofasco imparted the traditional blessing. As is customary for these ceremonies, a bottle of champagne was broken against the bow of the ship…
Juggernaut Valemax to Deliver Rotterdam Cargo
Iron ore carrier 'Berge Java', chartered by Vale, will discharge its cargo, for company customer ArcelorMittal, in the Port of Rotterdam. The Berge Jaya, chartered by Vale, is scheduled to berth at Rotterdam's EMO dry bulk terminal this week. This is the second voyage of the vessel, built by Chinese shipyard Bohai. The Valemax ship has a capacity to transport up to 400,000 tons of iron ore and allows for 35% less carbon emission per ton of ore transported compared to earlier generation ships. The Valemax vessels have regularly berthed at the European ports of Taranto and Rotterdam.