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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Kathy Metcalf News

Kathy Metcalf, CEO CSA

WISTA Elects New BoD, Honors 2018 Personality of the Year

Kathy Metcalf, CEO of the Chamber of Shipping of America, was honored as the 2018 WISTA International Personality of the Year.New WISTA BoardWomen's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) elected Connie Roozen, Director of C&B More (WISTA the Netherlands) as Treasurer and Angie Hartmann, Vice President Crew Affairs, Starbulk S.A. (WISTA Hellas) as Board Member, to the WISTA International Executive Committee at their 38th International Annual General Meeting in TromsØ, Norway on October 24, 2018.

Pictured above are: Captain Andrew Sugimoto, Chief of Staff to RADM Thomas of the Eight USCG District and Jim Varley, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Chamber of Shipping of America with Crowley Captains (clockwise in center) Tod Doane, William Butler, Scott Davis and Robert Cope (Photo: Crowley)

Eighty-two Crowley Vessels Earn Safety Awards

Eighty-two Crowley Maritime Corporation vessels recently received the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA)’s annual Jones F. Devlin Awards in recognition of their outstanding safety records in 2017. Each year the CSA grants Devlin Award certificates to manned merchant vessels that have operated for two or more years without incurring a lost time injury (LTI), specifically highlighting the skills and dedication of the crewmembers responsible for safe vessel operations.Crowley’s 2017 Devlin Award-worthy vessels together have achieved an impressive total of 613 years of service without an LTI.

(Photo: Pyxis Tankers)

Murky Waters Persist as Ballast Water Weighs on Shipowners

Ballast Water rules and approvals advanced in 2016. Shipowners, OEM’s and shipyards now have to do the same, as 2017 looks to be even busier. September 2016 was a milestone for the international shipping business. Fully 12 years after the international convention on Ballast Water Treatment (BWT) was agreed by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the convention was officially ratified, after Flag States for 35 percent of merchant shipping tonnage voted “yes.” One year later…

Among those recognized, 65 vessels of Foss Maritime and its subsidiary companies were granted the 2016 Jones F. Devlin award for outstanding safety records. Pictured: Susan Hayman from Foss accepts the award. (Photo: Foss)

CSA Awards Vessel Safety

The U.S. maritime industry publicly recognized the merchant mariners responsible for safe ship operations at the Annual Safety Awards Luncheon held on June 7, 2017. In all, 211 people, representing 53 companies and their subsidiaries attended the annual industry-sponsored event where 1,582 vessels with 10,604 cumulative years of accident free operation were recognized. Since 1958, the Chamber of Shipping of America (CSA) has also sponsored the Safety Achievement Award program which recognizes outstanding feats of safety that contribute to saving a life, a ship or other property.

Photo: Dawn Trauthwein

WISTA Hosts CMA Luncheon

The WISTA USA CMA luncheon which was held on Monday, March 21, and was well attended by industry professionals from around the globe.   The guest speaker, Kathy Metcalf, President of U.S. Chamber of Shipping, spoke of the numerous challenges facing the marine industry today and provided an inspirational speech to the many cadets in attendance.

Kathy Metcalf, President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America

Metcalf to Keynote WISTA USA Luncheon

Kathy Metcalf, President & CEO, Chamber of Shipping of America was confirmed as the keynote speaker for the Eleventh Annual WISTA USA Luncheon at the CMA Shipping 2016 Conference in Stamford, CT, scheduled to take place at 11:30 a.m., Monday, March 21, 2016. WISTA USA uses this high-profile platform to highlight key personalities in the industry leaders that exemplify and resonate with WISTA's mission to promote and facilitate the exchange of information and education. Metcalf fits that role well…

Masamichi Morooka (Photo: ICS)

Final Lineup announced for ICS Conference

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has announced its final program for this year’s ICS International Shipping Conference which features speakers from across the global industry. The conference is one of the principal events during the second London International Shipping Week (LISW15). The 2015 ICS Conference, to be held at the British Library, London, on Wednesday, September 9, will open with keynote speeches from the IMO Secretary-General, Koji Sekimizu, the U.S. Maritime Administrator, Paul Jaenichen, and the Administrators of both the Panama and Suez Canals, Jorge L.

Panelist Charles V. Darr: Photo credit NAMEPA

Upcoming NAMEPA National Maritime Day Seminar

'Safety at Sea' focus of NAMEPA's National Maritime Day seminar at the Washington DC National Press Club. The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) will be offering a seminar “Environmental Intelligence in Maritime:  Safety at Sea", featuring shipboard safety, piracy, and an update on issues for seafarers. The seminar will take place on May 21st at the National Press Club in Washington DC commencing at 2:00pm. The seminar is intended to commemorate National Maritime Day, which is held on May 22nd to honor merchant mariners.