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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Michael W. Kearney (Photo: Port of New Orleans)

Port of New Orleans Board Elects Kearney as Chairman

The Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans has elected Mr. Michael W. Kearney chairman. Mr. Kearney represents Orleans Parish and joined the Board in December of 2012 when he was appointed by former Gov. Bobby Jindal. He succeeds Mr. William T. Bergeron, whose term as chairman expired this month. Mr. Bergeron will continue to serve as a commissioner. In addition, the Board elected Mr. Robert R. Barkerding vice chairman and Mr. Laney T. Chouest secretary-treasurer. Mr.

From left Jon Hemingway, Michael J. DiVirgilio, Knud Stubkjaer and Philip Connors, CII Board member. Photo Containerization & Intermodal Institute

Carrix CEO Wins Connie Award

Knud Stubkjær, CEO of SSA Inc., who has more than 35 years in the ship operation and terminal industry, received the 2016 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (www.containerization.org) in Long Beach, CA, on Tuesday, September 20. CII presented nearly $20,000 in scholarships for students pursuing careers in logistics. Mr. Stubkjaer was honored with the prestigious award for significant contributions to containerization and world trade and transportation industry…

Mock up of the simulator complex. (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss, Seattle Maritime Partner on Training

[ Press Release ] Foss Maritime entered into a four-year agreement with the Seattle Maritime Academy to support its new training facility, which includes a state-of-the-art engine room simulator, a full mission bridge simulator and a computer simulation training laboratory. Foss' experienced mariners will have access to the new simulators, along with the customized professional development training offered by Seattle Maritime Academy, to support upgrading or renew licensing, and learn new skills. "At Foss, safety is our top concern.

Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen (Photo: MARAD)

MarAd Stresses Economic Impact of Shipyard Jobs in NE

In comments before the international Tradewinds Ship Owners Forum in New York City, Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen highlighted the more than 42,700 jobs, $3.6 billion in labor income and $4.78 billion in GDP associated with employment for shipbuilding and repair in the northeast region. “American shipyards provide a dependable, highly trained workforce that produce, repair and maintain some of the world’s most modern and innovative vessels. Their efforts ensure our…

Crowley Maritime Corp. presented four California Maritime Academy (CMA) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships  Photo Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

Crowley Maritime Corp. presented four California Maritime Academy (CMA) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships during last night’s Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards dinner in Long Beach, Calif. Crowley’s Jenny Terpenning, recruiter, marine personnel, presented the awards to recipients, Christiana Harrell, Bonnie Claire Muchnick, Taylor Sullivan and Alex Yorkman. The scholarships help to further educational opportunities for the students who were chosen based on their academic performance…