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Monday, February 18, 2019

North Florida News

Tiffanny King (Left), Jeannie Stewart (Right) (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes King and Stewart

Crowley Maritime Corp. has announced the promotion of Tiffanny King and Jeannie Stewart to the positions of vice president of People Services. While each has different areas of focus, both will ultimately support Crowley’s mission of ensuring high-performance and employee development across the company. King and Stewart report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services, in Jacksonville, where all are based.In her new position, King has responsibility for human resources, compensation and employee health and well being.

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Eagle, Crowley Supply LNG to Puerto Rico

Crowley Fuels and Eagle LNG Partners have signed a multi-year agreement to provide a pharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico with containerized liquefied natural gas (LNG), an expansion of LNG supply chain services for customers seeking cleaner, cost-effective alternative fuel. “Crowley is pleased to be partnering with Eagle LNG to serve our customer in Puerto Rico, who will benefit from full supply chain solutions while using a fuel source that offers strong reliability and lower emissions for industrial and commercial uses,” said Crowley’s Greg Buffington, Vice President, LNG.

Photo courtesy of JAXPORT

JAXPORT's Foreign Trade Zone Opens

JAXPORT partner North Florida Warehouse FTZ, a division of JZ Expedited Companies, has celebrated the grand opening of Foreign Trade Zone No. 64’s first outdoor storage facility. The 3.7-acre facility is located minutes from JAXPORT’s North Jacksonville terminals and offers flexible short- and long-term outdoor storage options for a variety of cargo including vehicles, high and heavy, tracked units, project and over-dimensional cargo, containers, breakbulk and more. The federal…

Camilo Garcia (Photo: Crowley)

Two Students Awarded Crowley Scholarships

Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded $2,500 Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to University of North Florida (UNF) students Camilo Garcia and Danijel Hadziavdic at a scholarship luncheon yesterday. Crowley’s Katy Keene, manager of employee programs and Angela Urso, program coordinator, human resources were in attendance as Garcia and Hadziavdic were recognized for their academic excellence and enrollment in UNF’s transportation and logistics program. Garcia will graduate this spring with a double major in transportation and logistics and business management…

Brad Brown (Photo: Crowley Maritime)

Crowley Promotes Brown to VP of Information Technology

Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced  that Brad Brown has been promoted to vice president of information technology. He will remain based in Jacksonville and continue to report to Carl Fox senior vice president, corporate services. As vice president of IT, Brown is now responsible for the teams managing network infrastructure and operations, end-user support, voice and data communications, technology sourcing and delivery, information security, process engineering and business solutions.

Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

Three college students will spend this summer working with Canaveral Port Authority as interns in Cargo Business Development, Environmental Plans & Programs, and Engineering. From June 8 until August 6, the students will support the day-to-day activities of operating Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port and central Florida’s marine gateway into the global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida…

  Ben Haynes (Photo courtesy of Dometic Marine)

Dometic Marine Announces New Dir. of OEM Sales for Commercial Marine

Dometic Marine announced today that Ben Haynes has been promoted to Dometic Director of OEM Sales for Commercial Marine. Haynes, who will oversee commercial, military and custom boat projects in North and South America involving Dometic equipment, served as Technical Sales Manager for the U.S. Northeast and Northwest before his promotion. Prior to that role, he managed sales in the Midwest, North Florida-Georgia, and Asia Pacific. Haynes is a 27-year veteran of Dometic, which is a division of Dometic Group, a global provider of products for the marine industry.

UNF seniors Matthew Petrone (left) and Olivia Musselwhite (Right) each received $2,500 from Crowley toward their continued education. (Photo courtesy of Crowley)

Crowley Gives Scholarships to Two Student Employees

Crowley Maritime Corporation recently awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to two University of North Florida (UNF) students who are also currently part-time employees with the company. UNF seniors Olivia Musselwhite and Matthew Petrone each received $2,500 towards their continued education. Leonora Bojko-Sosa and Kathy Lonetto, human resources representatives for Crowley, recognized the two at an annual reception on November 7 at the University Center on the UNF campus in Jacksonville.

David Turner (left) and Mike Wood. Courtesy EBDG

EBDG’s Turner, Wood Earn PMP Designation

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a provider of architectural and engineering services to the marine industry with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, announced that David Turner and Mike Wood have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. David Turner joined Elliott Bay Design Group in August 2010 bringing over 12 years of naval architecture experience to his role. Turner is well versed in applying ABS standards and other regulatory requirements…

Award Presentation: Photo courtesy of Crowley Maritime

Crowley Maritime Wins Employee Health Award

Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp. has been recognized as one of the top three 2013 Healthiest Employers by the Jacksonville Business Journal. Crowley ranked third of all large northeast Florida companies (500+ employees), and was one of just 24 overall ranked businesses to receive this award. Crowley’s Manager of Employee Programs Katy Keene accepted the award on behalf of the company during a special awards breakfast held at the University of North Florida’s University Center.

Willman to Lead National Sales Force

Chris Willman to Lead Sea Star Line’s National Sales Force. Sea Star Line, LLC has announced the promotion of Chris Willman to Director of National Field Sales. Chris joined Sea Star Line in March 2005 as an inside sales representative. Since then, Chris has held several key sales positions with his most recent role being sales manager for NVOCC & FAK accounts. “Chris’ sales experience in the Puerto Rico market, combined with his expertise in sales development and sales processes, make him the right choice to lead this group.

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W&O Employees Volunteer at Local Food Bank

Employees of W&O, an international supplier of products and services to the marine industry headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., volunteered their time with the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Florida last week. The employees volunteered their time sorting and stocking food during the workday as part of W&O's corporate responsibility program, Time2Help. Time2Help is an initiative launched by W&O's parent company, Pon, that allows employees to dedicate 1% of their time—or two full days per year for full-time employees—to work on a community service project…

Crowley Presents Scholarship to University of North Florida Student

Crowley Maritime Corporation continued its commitment to education recently when it awarded Sunny Cavan, a student at the University of North Florida (UNF), with a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship. Cavan, who is pursuing degrees in both international business, and transportation and logistics, with a minor in Spanish, was chosen for her strong academic record, her interest in pursuing a career in the transportation and logistics field and financial need. Cavan recently…

Ken Black, Crowley director of product logistics and engineering.

Ken Black Named Logistics Director at Crowley

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today that it has named Ken Black director of product logistics and engineering. He will continue to be based in Jacksonville and report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, logistics. In this new position, Black has oversight for Crowley's product logistics team, which develops a wide array of logistics solutions for customers, in addition to managing pricing and vendor relations. He will maintain his previous responsibilities for the company's supply chain operations…

Awarded: $17.1m in U.S. Shipyard Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration today announced $17.1 million in grants to 14 small shipyards in 10 states. The grants are part of the Assistance to Small Shipyards program. “Small shipyards are vitally important for the health of the maritime industry, and for the nation’s economy,” said Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood. The purpose of the grants is to make capital and infrastructure improvements that facilitate the efficiency, competitive operations, and quality in ship construction and repair.

Byrd Appointed SVP Operations, Grand Bahama

Reuben Byrd, a 28 year maritime industry veteran has been appointed Senior Vice President Operations of the Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd., effective September 14, 2009. Byrd joined the team at the yard in time for the start of this year’s cruise season. In his capacity as SVP Operations, Byrd will report to the Chairman and CEO, Calle Rotkirch, oversee the day to day operations of the shipyard and develop the yard for future expansion. Before assuming his role at Grand Bahama Shipyard Ltd.…

Crowley Doubles Warehouse Space in Jacksonville

Crowley has moved to a new 70,000 sq ft warehouse at Jaxport's Dames Point location, minutes from the company's headquarters. With this move, the company has doubled its north Florida warehouse space. This new location at 3700 Port Jacksonville Parkway has 20 dock doors, 30-ft clear-height ceilings, and a 160-ft truck court that can be expanded to 200 ft. The U.S. Customs bonded warehouse is very close to the city's new TraPac container terminal and will allow Crowley to provide warehousing and distribution services to those shippers involved in the Asia trade.

Scientists Link Climate Change and Gray Snapper

Models Project Northward Distribution Shifts Using Temperature, Estuarine Habitats as Key Factors. NOAA scientists continue to develop and improve the approaches used to understand the effect of climate change on marine fisheries along the U.S. east coast. Their latest study projects that one common coastal species found in the southeast U.S., gray snapper, will shift northwards in response to warming coastal waters. In a study published online December 20 in the journal PLOS ONE…