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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

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Jim McNamara (left) and Orrin H. Ingram

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.

James McNamara

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).

Michael McNamara (Photo courtesy: VPS)

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 (Photo: Gulfsteam Shipbuilding)

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…

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  building on success

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.

James Bellingham will begin work as the Director of the WHOI Center for Marine Robotics in early fall 2014. Bellingham comes to WHOI from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), where he was director of engineering and most recently chief technologist. (Photo courtesy of MBARI)

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…

Photo: Philadelphia Regional Port Authority

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…

Jim Mackey (Photo: Choice Ballast Solutions)

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.

Jim Bennett (Photo: BOEM)

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…

Immediate Past-President Paul Hankins congratulates new ASA President Todd Schauer (Photo: ASA)

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)…

MBARI President/CEO Chris Scholin and Jim McFarlane, President ISE in front of MBARI’s Ventana ROV

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

James E. Caponiti

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.

James Watson

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.

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 Fei (Photo: LCE)

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.

The maritime industry came out in strong support of the SCI Silver Bell Award Ceremony.  Photos by Leo Sorel.

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.

Photo: Port Saint John

Port Saint John Cargo Volume up 15%

Year-over-year total cargo tonnage at Port Saint John, Eastern Canada’s largest port by volume, increased by over 4 million metric tonnes in 2017. Overall cargo tonnage handled for the year 2017 was 30,458,422 metric tonnes, a 15% increase over 2016. All cargo sectors, aside from the anticipated exception of containers, experienced significant gains in 2017. Additionally, the loss experienced in containerized cargo was lessened due the introduction of a new weekly container service by CMA CGM in 2017.

Jim Oberstar (Official government photo)

Former Congressman Jim Oberstar Passes Away

“Congressman Jim ‪‎Oberstar was a friend and mentor. He was also a brilliant and kind man. No one knew more about transportation policy than him. Just last Wednesday, I talked with him about strategies to pass a good transportation bill. I will miss him. President Obama said of Oberstar's passing, "Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Congressman Jim Oberstar. Jim cared deeply about the people of Minnesota, devoting his 36 years of service to improving America's infrastructure…

Chris Shirling Rooke Photo Mersey Maritime

Finalists of Mersey Maritime Industry Awards Announced

The finalists of the 2017 Mersey Maritime Industry Awards (MMIAs) have been announced. The winners will be revealed at a prestigious black tie dinner that will have a Ministerial presence and promises to bring together the best of the maritime industry right across the Maritime, Logistics and Energy spectrum in the region. The MMIAs are organised by sector representative body Mersey Maritime and the Awards recognise the excellence and diversity that exists across all sectors of the maritime industry in the North West.