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April 9, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives


Senior executives at COSCO are saying that the $6.3b USD bid for the takeover of OOCL should be done by the end of June 2018. If approved, the new line would become the third largest container line, with 11.6% of total worldwide capacity, with 400 vessels with 2.9 million TEU total capacity.


Japanese lines Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK), and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) jointly began operations as the Ocean Network Express (ONE) on April 1. The joint venture will create the sixth largest carrier by size with a total capacity of roughly 1.4 million TEU and control about 7% market share. The merger also includes the lines' international terminals. Stakes in the joint venture are divided by carrier size with NYK, owning 38% of fleet capacity of 592,000 TEU, K line and MOL at 31% each, holding 358,000 & 491,000 TEUs, respectively. The U.S. office will be based in Richmond, VA.


The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) has published an information paper on safety-critical equipment and spare parts. The paper provides guidance on identifying safety-critical equipment for the purpose of developing a safety management system (SMS). Download available from the OCIMF website.

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released preliminary results of its investigation into a fire during the truck transport of high-pressure hydrogen gas cylinders in Diamond Bar, California in February 2018. The Board found that three pressure relief devices had been incorrectly set, allowing hydrogen to vent, and that some vent tubes had become detached from the assemblies, allowing the gas to vent to the interior of the trailer carrying the tubes, fuelling the fire. Following the investigation, inspections on the rest of its fleet and found improperly secured vent tubing in around half the lines inspected. Downloaded available from the NTSB website.


The Board of the IAMPE has elected John Henshaw, MPE, the former Executive Director of the Maine Port Authority-now with the University of Maine, as the new chairman of the Board of Advisors. He replaces Capt. Brad Wellock who completed his 3 year term as chair. Also elected were Steve Ribuffo, AMPE, executive director of the Port of Alaska as Vice-Chairman and Paul Bea of Paul Bea Associates as Secretary. The new board officers will lead the 23 member advisory board who review the Associations educational programs and approve the professional certifications issued by the IAMPE. The full board can be viewed at

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The Continuing Education program for 2018 which will be held in Portland (OR), Port Tampa Bay and the Port of South Louisiana (see schedule below), will feature a tariff a practical workshop including tariff development and revision requirements, rates and charges, fee development, terminal issued rules and regulations, foreign trade zones, an industry update and pending new federal regulations and judicial impacts. The 2 day program offers 16 continuing education credits for the Accredited Marine Port Executive (AMPE) certification. Cost for the 2 days is $975.00 USD.

MPE New York and Connecticut

The MPM-MPE program this May will be held at the New York Shipping Association Training Center located at 1210 Corbin St., Elizabeth, NJ 07114 May 14-18. In September, the MPE program will be held at the historic Fort Trumbull Conference Center in the Port of New London. We welcome the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the Connecticut Port Authority as our newest Educational Partners. For hotel and seminar schedule information and content contact


April 24 - 26 IRPT Annual Conference Cincinnati, OH

May 14 - 18: New York-New Jersey (MPE) Host PANYNJ

June 6 - 7: Portland, OR (Continuing Education) Host HDR

June 18 - 22: Milwaukee, WI (IMPE) Host MPA-IRPT

Sept 10 - 14: Connecticut (MPE) Host CTPA

Sept 24 - 28: Tulsa (IMPE) Host Port Tulsa

Oct 15 - 16: Tampa (Continuing Education) Host Port Tampa Bay

Oct 17 - 18: Louisiana (Continuing Education) Host POSLA

Nov 5 - 9: Vicksburg (IMPE) Host Vicksburg, MS

Hosts: PANYNJ-Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, MPA-Milwaukee Port Authority, IRPT-Inland Ports and Terminals Association, Port Tulsa-Tulsa Port Authority, CTPA-Connecticut Port Authority, PortTampaBay-Tampa Florida Port Authority, POSLA-Port of South Louisiana, Port Vicksburg-Vicksburg Mississippi Port Authority. MPM-16 Hour Marine Port Manager Program MPE-36 Hour Marine Port Executive Program IMPE-36 Hour Inland Marine Port Executive Program Continuing Education-16 Hour Program -Accredited Marine Port Executive Certification

MTO - 16 Hour Marine Terminal Operator - Custom Sponsored and Scheduled

IAMPE may cancel or reschedule seminars if registrations are below minimum levels

For additional information: Capt. Michelle Ross

To register for classes, contact John Gleason at

To register for the classes, please email For additional information:

“For A World Connected By Water”

Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs International Association of Maritime and Port Executives 11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989

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