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Monday, October 14, 2019

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From left: William J. "Bill" Shea, CEO of Direct ChassisLink, Inc and J. Christopher Lytle, 
recently retired Executive Director of the Port of Oakland, CA
 (Photo: CII)

Shea Awarded Annual Connie Award by CII

Some 300 transportation leaders packed a hotel ballroom Tuesday as the Containerization and Intermodal Institute presented its Connie Award to William J. "Bill" Shea, CEO of Direct ChassisLink Inc. (DCLI). J. Christopher Lytle, recently retired Executive Director of the Port of Oakland and former head of the Port of Long Beach, was given the group's Lifetime Achievement Award. The gala event was held at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, CA.In his presentation remarks, Michal J.

Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four Cal Maritime Students

Crowley Maritime Corp. awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to four California State University Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards last night in Long Beach, Calif.The recipients earned the scholarships based on their academic achievement, financial need and their interest in pursuing careers at sea.Spencer Hoffman, a third-year student from Loomis, Calif., is currently a junior studying marine transportation. He serves as a cadet ambassador for the academy.

Image: Port of Long Beach

Long Beach Port Awards Scholarships

The U.S. gateway for trans-Pacific trade Port of Long Beach announced $100,000 in scholarships for 77 local college and high school students as part of a dramatically expanded and acclaimed education outreach effort. The students receiving the scholarships were recognized at the Port’s sixth-annual “Celebrating Education” event, along with the Port’s 25 incoming high school summer interns, and the 22 local teachers who were trained in engineering education earlier this year as part of the Port's externship program.

PHOTECTOR Unveils Corporate Rebrand, Senior Hires

PHOTECTOR, previously known as PEIR, today announced a corporate rebrand and several new key senior hires.“We are excited about the corporate rebranding of PHOTECTOR, strategic actions that go far beyond a name change from PEIR,” said Tom Burke, CEO of TCompanies, parent company of PHOTECTOR. “These changes comprise a new brand identity that includes website and mobile app and user experience enhancements, as well as several key senior level new hires to move PHOTECTOR forward.

From left: Michael DiVirgilio, CII President; Ed DeNike, President of SSA Containers; Mrs. DeNike; Ronald J. Forest, President of Matson Navigation; Sue Coffey, CII Treasurer (Photo: CII)

DeNike Presented with Connie Award

Edward Anthony DeNike, president of SSA Containers, a division of Carrix, received the 2018 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. DeNike was honored for his contributions to containerization and international trade and transportation industry over the course of the last five decades.The dinner event honoring DeNike was held in conjunction with the IANA Intermodal EXPO and attracted more than 250 people."It is no surprise that our recipient, Ed DeNike – an industry legend – has attracted a record-breaking crowd.

John R. Ballard, Ph.D., is the new Academic Dean and Provost of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Photo: USMMA)

USMMA Names Academic Dean and Provost

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point (USMMA) announced today that John R. Ballard, Ph.D., has been named the new Academic Dean and Provost at the federal service academy. In this position, Dr. Ballard will serve as the chief academic officer and principal advisor to the Superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty. He will also co-chair the educational priority working group for the recently released USMMA strategic plan.Dr. Ballard served as a Marine Infantry officer immediately following graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy.

Photo courtesy of Cal Maritime

Change of Command for Cal Maritime's Training Ship

After 10 years at the helm, Harry Bolton handed over command of the Training Ship Golden Bear Wednesday at California State University Maritime Academy.Bolton, a 1978 graduate of the Academy, returned to Cal Maritime on May 1, 2008 after a 30-year career with American Maritime Officers. Twenty of those years were with American Overseas Marine Corporation (AMSEA) aboard the original preposition ships based out of Guam, Saipan and Diego Garcia. Bolton began sailing as Master in 1985, only seven years after graduation.Dr.

John Moseley (Photo: Port Houston)

Port Houston Taps Moseley as CCO

Port Houston’s senior director of trade development John Moseley has been appointed to succeed retiring chief commercial officer Ricky Kunz.Moseley, the port’s senior director of trade development since 2010, will take the lead in developing and executing Port Houston’s commercial strategy. He is responsible for Port Houston’s real estate, trade development, economic development, marketing/external communications and media relations departments and the administration of Harris…

Roy Amalfitano

NY/NJ Forwarders & Brokers to Honor Evergreen's Amalfitano

Roy Amalfitano, Vice Chairman of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., has been chosen by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc. to receive the 2018 Person of the Year Award. The award will be presented during the 101stannual dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on February 1, 2018. Attracting nearly 700 guests every year, this event is one of the most prominent international transportation functions in the United States. William B.

Garamendi receives the Hirsch Award from the Navy League of the United States (Photo: Navy League)

Garamendi Receives Navy League's Hirsch Award

U.S. Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield, Davis, Yuba City, CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, received the Vincent T. Hirsch Maritime Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Navy League of the United States. The ceremony occurred at the California State University Maritime Academy. The Hirsch Award is presented to a distinguished American who has been singularly effective in creating a broader understanding of the importance of the Merchant Marine and the maritime industry to national security.

Image: EBDG

Gullickson Joins EBDG

Stephanie Gullickson joins Elliott Bay Design Group's Seattle office as the Marketing Manager. She brings 12 years of experience within the maritime industry including management, marketing, sales, event planning and administrative support. Stephanie will be responsible for the development of policies, processes, and procedures to ensure consistent and effective company-wide marketing efforts in order to successfully garner new business opportunities. Stephanie graduated from…

Mario Cordero. Photo: Port of Long Beach

FMC's Mario Cordero to be POLB Executive Director

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners is all set to name Mario Cordero, a former chairman and current member of the Federal Maritime Commission(FMC), as the Port of Long Beach’s (POLB) new Executive Director. Cordero, a Long Beach resident and attorney, served previously as president and as a longtime member of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. “After a comprehensive international search, the Board of Harbor Commissioners recognized that Mario Cordero is an ideal choice to lead the Port of Long Beach,” said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzmán.

Pic: WTS International

Women Studying Transportation Get WTS Awards

WTS International, the association dedicated to attracting, sustaining, connecting and advancing the professional careers of women in transportation, has announced the selection of the winners of its six scholarships for 2017. Each of the winners will be recognized at an awards banquet on May 18 during the 2017 WTS Annual Conference in Brooklyn, NY. Marisa Davini – WTS Sharon D. WTS Foundation was created to grow the transportation industry’s workforce through scholarship, research, and education.

Mike Paul (Photo: UCA)

UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its regional sales team by hiring Aaron C. Boemmel, Michael Paul, Terre Robert Haff and Paul G. West. As a regional sales manager for the northeast, Aaron Boemmel is responsible for strengthening UCA’s dealer network and increasing UCA’s dealer market share. Prior to joining UCA, Boemmel worked as an account manager of equipment sales for Eastern Lift Truck Company. He currently lives in Bel Air, Md., and studied computer science and business at Frostburg State University in Maryland.

Coast Guard Foundation Chairman Will Jenkins presenting the 2016 Guardian Award to Mr. Rex W. Tillerson.

Coast Guard Foundation Awarded 128 Scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships. Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently supporting 163 students totaling $576,500 in support this year. In just over 26 years, the Foundation's scholarship program has paid out more than $3.8 million…

Photo courtesy of Coast Guard Foundation

Coast Guard Foundation Awards 128 New Scholarships

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, has announced that in 2016 it has awarded a record 128 new scholarships. Combined with multi-year scholarship recipients and three Fallen Heroes Scholars, the Foundation is currently supporting 163 students totaling $576,500 in support this year. In just over 26 years, the Foundation's scholarship program has paid out more than $3.8 million…

Photo: Port of Los Angeles

Partners Enhance Logistics Education Program

Officials from the Port of Los Angeles, California State University Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance global logistics curriculum, transfer opportunities and internships that will better prepare interested students for careers in port operations and logistics. “To effectively compete in a global maritime industry, we’ll need to continue building a highly trained workforce, matching relevant skills with the evolving needs of the maritime industry…

Julio Miranda, left, Shelton Shi and Emily Yen Photo Port of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Port Fellows Program Makes an Impact

As the maritime industry continues to evolve, the need for developing well-trained, knowledgeable and tech-savvy port leaders of the future has never been greater. Last April, the Port of Los Angeles announced its first-ever Fellows Program, an educational initiative focused on developing the next generation of maritime and port leadership. The one-year, on-the-job experience for graduate students officially kicked off in June with the selection of three fellows from some of the region’s top universities.

Rofia Larsson (Photo: Nautilus International Holding Corp.)

Metro Cruise/Metro Shore Hires Marketing VP

Metro Cruise Services and Metro Shore Services, the cruise divisions of Nautilus International Holding Corporation, have  appointed Rofia Larsson to the newly created position of vice president of sales and marketing. Larsson joined Metro Cruise and Metro Shore on June 1 and will be responsible for the implementation of various marketing programs and branding strategies to increase the visibility of cruise and shore event business to potential customers within the industry. She…

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach Sponsors Logistics Academy

At its third annual Celebrating Education event, held at McBride High School on Thursday, May 12, the Port of Long Beach recognized scholarship and high school internship recipients and announced a new initiative to broaden its educational outreach through a specialized academy at Cabrillo High School, which is located in the vicinity of the Port. The Port of Long Beach Academy of Global Logistics was announced by Harbor Commission Vice President Lou Anne Bynum at the event. Mayor Robert Garcia…

Carl Kemp (Photo: PMSA)

Kemp Joins PMSA as Vice President

The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA) announced the hire of Carl Kemp as a Vice President based in the organization’s Long Beach office. Kemp brings more than 20 years of experience in government and public affairs. Most recently, he served as Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs at the Federal Maritime Commission, where he reported directly to Chairman Mario Cordero. Previously, he had his own government affairs practice and PMSA was among his clients.

Photo: California State University Maritime

Cal Maritime Ranks High for Graduate Earnings

California State University Maritime Academy alumni rank very high on the nation’s pay scale, according to a new study examining the earnings of recent graduates. Among 1,400 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., Cal Maritime ranks seventh based on student earnings 10 years after enrollment, according to a study conducted by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. The study was based on the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard released…

Kemp Joins FMC as Senior Advisor

Carl A. Kemp has been selected to serve as the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission’s (FMC) Senior Advisor for Legislative and Public Affairs, FMC Chairman Mario Cordero announced today. Kemp will coordinate all legislative and public affairs within all FMC divisions, reporting directly to Cordero. Kemp brings to the position 20 years of experience in government and public affairs. He created the Office of Government Affairs and Communication in the City of Long Beach, and went on to create the Office of Government Affairs at the Port of Long Beach.

Noelia Rodriguez (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Port of Long Beach Hires Communications Director

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners on Monday selected Noelia Rodriguez as the Managing Director of Communications to oversee the Harbor Department’s Communications, Government Relations and Marketing divisions. Rodriguez brings diverse and extensive experience to the newly created role at the Port of Long Beach, ranging from the White House and Los Angeles Mayor’s Office to her most recent position with Metro Los Angeles, which is the county’s public transportation authority.

Captain Kate McCue (Photo: Celebrity Cruises)

Cruise Industry Gets First American Female Captain

For the first time in the cruise industry, an American female will take the helm of a mega-ton cruise ship. At 37 years of age, San Francisco native Kate McCue will command Celebrity Summit, a 91,000-ton, 965-foot ship in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, sailing between the eastern United States and Bermuda. As Captain, she will be responsible for the navigation of the ship and the onboard experience of its 2,158 guests and 952 crew members. The cruise brand, which operates a fleet of 10 ships…

Photo: Port of Long Beach

Port Long Beach Prepares Future Leaders

On Wednesday, May 20, the Port of Long Beach hosted Celebrating Education, an event that brought together students, teachers, public officials and business executives to highlight educational accomplishments in international trade and the goods movement industry. “I want to thank the Port for their generous support of these bright young people,” said Long Beach Mayor Dr. Robert Garcia. “The Port is committed to providing opportunities through our scholarship and internship programs,” said Long Beach Harbor Commission Vice President Rich Dines.