- Breakbulk Newswire - another news service we receive. Three Mega-Loads Head for Montana really caught my eye. Lewiston, Idaho, an international sea port? Wow. Marine highways is this council's #1 national focus this year. The piracy pieces remind us that this scourge to international shipping remains on the increase. Piracy is the council's #1 international concern this year.Among us, member John Amos, Amos Logistics, is Mr. Breakbulk. He is deeply involved in staging mega conferences in Europe and China. One dedicated guy who keeps going when most hang up their hat. Thanks John for your service to the industry - it is appreciated! Many of us know him as the President of the Propeller Club, San Francisco Port.The Pacific Merchant Marine Council and its members are engaged in the maritime industry!Heave Ho,PhelpsProud to be the Council President_______________________________----- Original Message -----From: BreakBulk NewswireTo: pmmc@...Sent: Monday, October 17Subject: Congress Passes Three Free Trade Pacts
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WEEKLY NEWS & UPDATESMonday, October 17, 2011 REGULATONS + TRADE Congress Passes Three Free Trade Pacts
The U.S. Congress Wednesday passed free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea that will reduce or eliminate existing tariffs.
TRADITIONAL POWER GENERATION Wärtsilä Supplies Turkish Steel Mill
Finnish power equipment supplier Wärtsilä has received a major order for a power plant to be installed in Turkey. The contract has been placed by Turkish utility YeÅilyurt Enerji Elektrik Üretim.
BHEL Bags Two Thermal Power Plant Contracts
India's engineering giant Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited has won a US$771.6 contract from utility DB Power Madhya Pradesh to build a 1,350-megawatt coal-fired supercritical thermal power plant in central India.
OCEAN Fairstar Posts Third Quarter Loss
Despite posting a US$2.6 million loss in the third quarter, Netherlands-based heavy-load carrier Fairstar has a healthy order book, the company said.
Super Tug Fairmount Glacier Positions Usan
Netherland's-based Fairmount Marine's super tug Fairmount Glacier has successfully assisted in the installation of the floating production storage and offloading unit Usan, off the coast of Nigeria.
PIRACY NATO Rescues Montecristo Crew, Pirates Surrender
NATO has successfully conducted a coordinated intervention to rescue the crew of an Italian cargo vessel, the Montecristo, some 200 nautical miles south-east of the Omani coast.
Killings Prompt Mekong Traffic Closure
A GAC maritime security alert has been issued for the Mekong River between Myanmar and Thailand after 13 Chinese sailors aboard two cargo vessels were killed in the Golden Triangle area near Chiang Saen in northern Thailand on October 5, 2011.
PORTS + TERMINALS Port Corpus Christi Hosts First Wind Farm
Revolution Energy has begun the construction of Harbor Wind, a 9-megawatt wind farm on Port Corpus Christi property. Harbor Wind is located on the north side of the Texas port's inner harbor on the Gulf of Mexico.
WIND + RENEWABLES Deepwater Wind to Use 6MW Turbines
U.S. offshore wind power developer Deepwater Wind has announced it will use Siemens' turbines for its 30-megawatt Block Island wind farm located off the coast of Rhode Island.
ROAD, RAGE + BARGE Three Mega-Loads Head for Montana
Three new mega-loads bound for the Kearl Oil Sands project in Alberta are set to travel through Moscow, Idaho, tonight from the Port of Lewiston.
MINING Olympic Dam Expansion Receives Approvals
BHP Billiton has received environmental approval from the federal and South Australian governments for an expansion of its Olympic Dam copper and uranium mine located 550 kilometers northwest of Adelaide.
STEEL + METALS Tata Expands Hartlepool for Offshore Wind Support
India's Tata Steel has announced it will invest US$3.1 million in one of its U.K. facilities to establish a supply base for offshore wind turbine foundations.
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http://www.maritimeadvisors.com/bio_johnamos.htmlJohn L. Amos, Amos Logistics, LLC
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Planning, Operations and Regulatory Issues Pleasant Hill, CA
His Experience encompasses the fields of Ocean, Air, and Surface Transportation.
John was employed by Bechtel Corporation for more than 26 years and in his last position as Global Head of Transportation and Logistics where he was responsible for its $900 million annual transportation cost. Over the years he served in both International and Domestic assignments in the fields of logistics and procurement management.
After retiring from Bechtel in 1996, John became North American Director of Business Development for Danzas Corporation, the Swiss based Global Transportation and Logistics Company
He currently is Chairman of the National Industrial Transportation Leagues Ocean Transportation Committee.
John has also served the transportation profession outside the workplace. He is a former lecturer in transportation at Golden Gate University, Past Chairman of the Board of The National Industrial Transportation League, Past President of the Railway Industrial Clearance Association, Past President of the Pacific Transportation Association, and currently President of the Propeller Club of San Francisco.
John has written and published a book titled The Cultural Navigation Guide to Europe and Asia. It contains background information designed to assist world travelers to adapt while traveling in countries where they may not be familiar with business customs and interpersonal requirementsExporters Competitive Maritime Council
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Sep 27, 2011 ... Amos Logistics, LLC Presents at Breakbulk Europe 2011, May-19-2011 12:25 PM. Venue: The Antwerp Expo, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 191, ...
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John Amos President of the club, Owner, Amos Logistics, Pleasant Hill.