SCI Announces Silver Bell Honorees
The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) announces the recipients of awards it will confer at its 37th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner in New York City on Thursday, June 5, 2014. SCI presents the Silver Bell Award, in recognition of outstanding leadership in the maritime community, to Orrin H. Ingram, President and CEO of Ingram Industries and Chairman of Ingram Barge Company and honors Captain James (Jim) McNamara, former President of the National Cargo Bureau, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Silver Bell Award recipient Orrin H.
Boksa Marine Design Adds 3 New Hires
Boksa Marine Design announced the addition of three new staff members to its to its Tampa Office: James McNamara, Forrest Hannahs and Bob Boksa. McNamara and Hannahs joined the firm as Jr. Naval Architects; and Boksa was brought on to manage sales and marketing efforts. McNamara joined the firm in January. Previously, he held design engineering positions with both Sea Ray and Catalina Yachts where he was involved with design projects for larger yachts and sailboats for the consumer market. McNamara is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain (OUPV).
McNamara Joins VPS Executive Team
Michael McNamara has been appointed as Managing Director for the Americas for Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS). McNamara, who holds an MBA in international business and finance from Oklahoma City University, is an experienced executive with a proven track record of developing and implementing strategic initiatives that deliver significant results. Most recently, McNamara was Associate Vice President, Energy Management at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., where he was responsible for…
James Murray Joins Gulfstream Shipbuilding Management Team
Gulfstream Shipbuilding welcomes James Murray, a second generation boat builder and operator/owner, to the Sales Management Team. James is the son of Jim Murray, who originally opened the shipyard 35 years ago as Freeport Shipbuilding. James built a variety of custom boats at the shipyard before venturing off to start his own successful passenger excursion company. Now, James returns to partner with the current owner Stuart Reeves on a new generation of custom shipbuilding. “James exhibits the same passions and values that his father instilled on this company 35 years ago…
Maersk Says CFO Quits after Organizational Changes
Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk said on Tuesday its chief financial officer has decided to leave the company after only 16 months in the role. The departure of Jakob Strausholm, who took the role as chief finance, strategy and transformation officer in December 2016, comes after Maersk decided to separate the finance role from its IT and digital transformation function, the company said. The change comes amid a major restructuring and digital drive which Maersk hopes will simplify the process of moving goods around the world.
Dillman Appointed CEO, Diversified Port Holdings
The Diversified Port Holdings (DPH) Board of Directors has announced that James “Jim” Dillman will take over the role of CEO of DPH effective May 30, 2014. Dillman has 25 years experience within the stevedoring industry including sales and operations. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, Jim has been in executive leadership roles since 2004 with companies Swire Shipping and Ceres Gulf. For the past four years, Jim has served as President of Metro Ports where he provided leadership to approximately 140 employees at 21 ports across the United States and Canada.
EBDG New SNAME Fellows
Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) announced that Douglas Wolff and James Cole have been named Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Fellows. Doug Wolff joined EBDG in 1992 and serves as Vice President of Staff Operations. He has a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and is a registered Professional Engineer in the states of Washington, Oregon, North Carolina and Louisiana. For over 30 years, Doug has applied his engineering expertise to new vessel design, modifications and construction liaison.
Kadey-Krogen Yachts Celebrates 600th Yacht
With new projects on the drawing board and the sales ticker counting higher, 2014 was bound to be a milestone year for Kadey-Krogen Yachts. Today the company is happy to announce their 600th new boat sale, a Krogen 44’ AE, to two new members of the Kadey-Krogen family of owners. Kadey-Krogen Yachts also thanks and congratulates Greg Kaufman, Kadey-Krogen Yachts sales executive, who produced this record sale. “Who would have thought that when the late naval architect and designer James S.
Bellingham Named Director of WHOI Robotics Center
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has appointed James Bellingham as the first director of its Center for Marine Robotics. Bellingham will come to WHOI in early fall 2014 from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. Bellingham earned his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was founder and manager of the Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Laboratory. He was also co-founder of Bluefin Robotics in 1997…
New CEO for Philadelphia Port
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Board has named Jeff Theobald, a veteran of the maritime industry, as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Theobald, most recently the President and CEO for Ports America Outer Harbor Terminal, LLC, replaces James T. McDermott, Jr., who retired from PRPA in April. Theobald is expected to assume his new duties in August. “After a comprehensive national search, conducted by Boyden Global Executive Search and led by Tim McNamara, head of the firm’s global transportation practice…
Bennett Named BOEM’s Chief for OREP
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper announced James (Jim) F. Bennett as BOEM’s new Chief for the Office of Renewable Energy Programs (OREP), the program responsible for overseeing offshore renewable energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf. Bennett has 35 years of Federal service and has served in a variety of capacities around the Department of the Interior and the Bureau. Most recently, he served as the Chief of the Division of…
Choice Names Mackey Business Development Manager
Choice Ballast Solutions announced that James “Jim” P. Mackey has joined the firm as Business Development Manager to further develop key accounts and cultivate new business worldwide. Mackey joins Choice from a career spanning more than 30 years at Hyde Marine. During his time with Hyde Marine, he was responsible for the North American, as well as offshore service vessel and cruise ship market segments and was part of the research and sales team that developed the Hyde GUARDIAN ballast water treatment system in the early 2000s.
Butcher and Kuo Receive Connie Awards
The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2009 Connie Awards this year to James E. Butcher, Chairman of Höegh Autoliners Inc., and to Evergreen's Vice Group Chairman Captain Shiuan Y. Kuo. Each recipient will be honored for his significant influence in containerization in worldwide trade and transportation, according to Allen Clifford, CII President. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, in 1970 Jim Butcher served as Third Mate with the U.S. Military Sealift Command for one year before joining the Luckenbach Steamship Company in New York.
American Salvage Association Names New Officers
The American Salvage Association (ASA) has elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on September 21 in Stamford, Conn. Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group was elected President, succeeding Paul Hankins, Donjon Marine Co., Inc., who served as President from 2013-2015. Jim Elliott, T&T Marine Salvage, Inc., was elected Vice President, and David DeVilbiss, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., was named Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, James Calhoun (T&T Salvage, Inc.), Samina Mahmood (Ardent)…
McFarlane Named Distinguished Speaker at MBARI
On November 6, 2013 Dr. James R. McFarlane, President, International Submarine Engineering Ltd was honored with this year’s David Packard Distinguished Lecturer award from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI). McFarlane contributed to MBARI's formative years as a critical advisor to David Packard and as a participant in several engineering reviews. McFarlane delivered a lecture at MBARI titled "Genesis and metamorphosis of underwater work capability," reviewing different submersible vehicle designs and components that make them operate optimally.
AMP Awards 2011 AOTOS to James Henry
Most Prestigious Award Given in the Transportation and Maritime Industry. The American Maritime Partnership congratulated its Chairman James Henry for receiving the 2011 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award (AOTOS) presented by the United Seaman’s Service (USS) at the 42nd annual industry gala dinner on October 28, 2011. American Maritime Partnership Vice Chairman Thomas Allegretti said, “Jim Henry’s strong leadership has benefited the American maritime industry for nearly 25 years.
SC Ports: Record Box Volume through February
South Carolina Ports Authority reported a fiscal year-to-date container volume record of over 1.4 million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEU) handled since July. SCPA moved 168,480 TEUs during the month of February, which drove a fiscal year-over-year container volume increase of 1.07 percent. "Our container volumes are on track leading into spring, which is generally a strong season for the Port," said Jim Newsome, SCPA president and CEO. As measured by the total number of boxes handled…
Charleston Harbor Deepening Construction Begins
At a ceremony held earlier in March, officials celebrated the beginning of construction on the Charleston Harbor Deepening Project to 52 feet. "It is a monumental accomplishment to begin construction on the Charleston Deepening Project, which make Charleston the deepest port on the East Coast at a time when deep and wide shipping channels are necessary," said Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO. "The container shipping industry today is dominated by big ships, and ports must adapt to handle them in order to remain competitive.
AAPA Cruise Seminar to Explore, Assess Industry Issues
The American Association of Port Authorities’ (AAPA) 2013 Cruise Seminar in San Francisco, April 24-26, will kick off with a candid look inside the cruise industry from the perspective of four key cruise line executives and end with a tour of the Port of San Francisco to see the impact of the America’s Cup on port operations. In between these bookend sessions, seminar participants will be treated to a host of presentations ranging from new international regulations on ship air emissions to itinerary planning, cruise facility design, financing and joint-use terminal opportunities.
River Ministry Pioneer Wilkinson Retires from SCI
The Rev. James (Jim) R. Wilkinson retires this year in April after over 11 years of service to the nation’s inland waterways community as their first full-time, fully-dedicated chaplain. In 1998, the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) called Wilkinson to head up Ministry on the River, a first-of-its-kind endeavor offering pastoral care to river mariners and their families in the United States. Wilkinson’s congregation of mariners spanned thousands of miles of moving waters from Pittsburgh, Pa. to Greenville, Miss.
Wunderman Appointed to WETA Board
Calif. Governor Jerry Brown appointed James Wunderman to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors today. This position requires Senate confirmation. Wunderman has been the President and CEO of the Bay Area Council since 2004. He was senior vice president of external affairs at Providian Financial Corporation from 1997 to 2004, chief of staff in the office of the Mayor of San Francisco from 1993 to 1995, and vice president and general manager at Norcal Waste Systems, Inc. from 1987 to 1991.
James Watson to Join ABS
ABS announced that James A. Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE), will join ABS as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Americas Division on September 2, 2013. In this role, Watson will have operational responsibility for activity in North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Watson will take over from Robert Gilman, who will move to the ABS Group (ABSG) of Companies as Senior Vice President and Head of Technical Inspection Services within the ABS affiliated company, ABSG Consulting.
AMC Appoints Caponiti as President
The American Maritime Congress (AMC), a nonprofit organization representing the U.S. maritime industry, announced the appointment of James E. Caponiti as President. Caponiti joined AMC as Executive Director in October 2011 upon the completion of more than 38 years of distinguished service with the Federal government. Caponiti’s appointment as President was effective on March 12, 2014. In that capacity, he oversees AMC business affairs, promotes its message on behalf of the United States maritime industry, and manages its daily operations.
Silver Bell Awards Honor Champions
SCI awarded James R. Barker and Paul R. Tregurtha the Silver Bell Award and honored the Right Rev. Mark S. Sisk with the Distinguished Service Award. On Thursday, June 7, over 800 individuals from the maritime industry celebrated with the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) at its 35th Annual Silver Bell Awards Dinner, raising over $865,000 for SCI’s programs serving mariners. The theme of the evening, “Unsung Heroes,” highlighted the essential yet unrecognized contributions the maritime industry makes to our daily lives.
James Fei, LCE Co-founder, Passed Away
James “Jim” Robert Fei, Co-founder, Chairman and former Chief Executive Officer of Life Cycle Engineering (LCE), has passed away. Fei guided LCE since he co-founded the company in 1976, one of two young civil servants who decided to venture out on their own and start an engineering consulting firm. He “dreamed of working for a company that cared about its employees and treated everyone with respect, courtesy and appreciation.” Based on the principle, “do the right thing the right way,” LCE has become a thriving engineering and employee-centric company with ethics at its core.
IMUA Awards Drewry Lifetime Achievement Award
James Drewry, Treaty/Program Property Underwriter at Munich Reinsurance America, Inc., as well as a former Inland Marine Underwriters Association (IMUA) Chairperson, was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association at its 84th Annual Meeting. Drewry was one of three individuals recognized by the IMUA. The others included John A. Tutera, Senior Vice President-Construction & Completed Civil Works, Hiscox, USA for Excellence in Education; and Anne Marie Elder, Senior Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer, Inland Marine, XL Insurance – 2012 Outstanding Committee Person.