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CII Seeks Award Nominations

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will host an industry-wide Connie Award dinner on October 1 at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, Ca. The event is in addition to the annual Connie Luncheon that will take place December 7 at the Newark Club in Newark, N.J. Allen Clifford, CII President and Executive VP of Mediterranean Shipping Company, said "Every year industry representatives across the U.S. have been drawn to the prestigious Connie Awards, so we will hold a Connie program on both coasts to meet the popular demand of this event. The Connie Award has gone to industry leaders throughout the U.S., and even internationally, at a single event each year on the East Coast. It is time that we bring this gala and prestigious award event so our West Coast business community can honor our recipients as well." Mr. Clifford noted that CII is seeking nominations for both the California and NY/NJ events. The Connie Award has been presented to those who have significantly contributed to the containerization and intermodal industry since 1972, including those in rail, shipping, ports, importers and exporters, 3PLs, technology and the media, among others. Connie nominations should be submitted to the CII office by May 8, 2009. To nominate yourself or a colleague, visit or contact Barbara Yeninas, CII Executive Director, at (800) 231-8244 or

Johns Receives 2011 Connie Award From CII

Connie Luncheon Held at The Newark Club, December 5; Stanley Sher Given Lifetime Achievement Recognition. Connie Award recipient is R. Kenneth Johns, former president of Sea-Land Service Inc.     Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Stanley Sher      The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) presented the 2011 Connie Award to Robert Kenneth (Ken) Johns, former president of Sea-Land Service Inc

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

Richard Steinke Receives 2011 Connie Award

Allen Clifford (left) with Connie Award recipient Richard Steinke (right), Executive Director Port of Long Beach

More than 200 turn out to for Port of Long Beach Executive Director Honored by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute.      The Connie Award was presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) to Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this month as executive director of the Port of Long Beach. Mr. Steinke was honored for his leadership role in developing the Port into one of the world's largest container harbors

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Cal Maritime Students

(Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corporation last week presented four California Maritime Academy (Cal Maritime) students with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships during Containerization and Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards dinner in Long Beach, Calif. Crowley’s Victoria Ellis, training specialist, presented the scholarships to the recipients, each of whom were selected for their strong academic records, leadership and financial needs.

Four CMA Cadets Awarded Crowley Scholarships

Left to Right: CMA cadets Griffin Sims, Alex Leonard, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Crowleys Victoria Ellis (Photo: Crowley)

Four California Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets were awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships from the Crowley Maritime Corporation. The scholarships were presented to cadets Andrew Leonard, Griffin Sims, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Alex Yonkman by Crowley’s manager for marine development and compliance, Vicky Ellis, at Tuesday’s Containerization & Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards Dinner in Long Beach, Calif.

Richardson and Veitch to Receive Awards

The United Seamen’s Service (USS) 2006 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards will be presented to container shipping pioneer Paul F. Richardson, President of Paul F. Richardson Associates Inc., and Colin Veitch, President and CEO of Norwegian Cruise Line, which has commenced new American-flag passenger ship activity. The maritime industry honor will be awarded at a gala industry dinner and dance to be held at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers, New York City, on November 3, 2006

Liftboat to be Christened

Superior Energy Services’ Marine Services Division will christen its new 175-ft class liftboat, the Superior Future, on Friday, June 27 at Marine Industrial Fabrication at Connie Babin, ’s Marine Services Division traffic coordinator, will perform the christening.  The Superior Future has modern features, technology and design unique to its class including a 100-ton, 100-ft boom crane more commonly seen on larger vessels and a larger working deck and deckload

Hydrofoil Excellence EDC: Student Prize Inaugurated

Hydrofoil Ferry: Photo courtesy of IHS

Founded in England in 1965 and based in the United States since 1970, the International Hydrofoil Society (IHS) is now initiating an annual Mandles Prize for Hydrofoil Excellence in recognition of hydrofoil engineering, design or construction (EDC) achievement by college and university students. To be clear, hydrofoils are "wings under water" that can substantially increase the speed, maneuverability and stability of suitable boats

Goff Named NSRP Navy Program Manager


A new NSRP Navy Program Manager  has been selected. Christy Goff, currently at TEAM Subs (PMS 450), will serve as NSRP Navy Program Manager, replacing Connie Bowling, who retired in December after 40-plus years of Department of Defense service. The NSRP Blue Ribbon Panel will be convening the week of January 27-31 to review and recommend the project portfolio for selection by the Executive Control Board next month

Cadmatic Used for Alaska Ferry Design

The Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) has awarded the Alaska Class Ferry project to Vigor Alaska shipyard in Ketchikan, Alaska, where construction is currently underway. Providing production design for the ferry is Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten

Thordon Wins Environmental Award

Thordon Bearings’ George Morrison was presented with the Tanker Shipping & Trade Environmental Award for the COMPAC system (Photo: Thordon Bearings)

COMPAC, Thordon Bearings’ seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearing system, won the Tanker Shipping & Trade Environment Award following a verdict that the system allows shipowners to cost-effectively comply with stringent marine pollution rules.  

GBP1mln Grant to Create 100 Jobs at Ferguson Shipyard

Ferguson Marine. Photo by Clyde Blowers Capital

 The last commercial shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland, has secured grant to help safeguard 125 jobs and create a further 100. Ferguson shipyard has been awarded a £1m grant to refurbish its Port Glasgow premises and help fund new jobs.  

Nippon Foundation’s Sasakawa receives International Maritime Prize

Photo by International Maritime Organization

 Yohei Sasakawa, Chairman of the Nippon Foundation, has received the 2014 International Maritime Prize for his contribution to the work of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) over many years and, in particular, his personal commitment to supporting the development of future maritime

Jamaican Elected to WMU Board

MAJ DG Rear Admiral Peter Brady

  Maritime Authority of Jamaica’s (MAJ) Director General Rear Admiral Peter Brady has been elected as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the World Maritime University (WMU) in Malmo, Sweden.  The appointment has been welcomed by Jamaica’s maritime community as

HII Ship Repair Arm Honored for Green Efforts

Photo: Continental Maritime of San Diego

Continental Maritime of San Diego (CMSD), a ship repair subsidiary of Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), has been awarded the Blue Sky Award by San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District APCD for its initiatives targeting reduced air pollution.  

Marine Engineering Award for Maasvlakte 2

Photo: Port of Rotterdam

The construction of Maasvlakte 2 has been recognized by the award of the prof. dr. ir. J.F. Agema prize, which is awarded every five years to an innovative marine engineering work that was designed or constructed by a Dutch party. The prize, the initiative of the KIVI (Royal Institute of Engineers)

Ingalls Christens National Security Cutter Munro

Ship’s Sponsor Julie Sheehan smashes a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow of the National Security Cutter Munro. Photo by Lance Davis/HII

Huntington Ingalls Industries'  Shipbuilding division christened the U.S. Coast Guard Nationacompany’s sixth l Security Cutter (NSC), Munro (WMSL 755),  in front of nearly 600 guests.     Julie Sheehan, the great niece of the ship’s namesake

CNO Podcast Discusses Innovation, Service

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson answers a question from moderator Doug Cameron of the Wall Street Journal during a panel discussion at the Reagan National Defense Forum at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. Richardson and other defense sector leaders discussed the need to to learn faster in todays national security environment. Photo USN

A new episode of "Soundings," the official podcast of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. John Richardson, was released Nov. 13. Episode 4 of "Soundings" features comments from the recent Reagan National Defense Forum

Crowley Vessels Win Environmental Awards

Accepting the awards on behalf of Crowley were Golonka; John Bohn, captain at Crowley’s Marine Transport Lines; Wendy MacDonald, vice president, technical management; Keith Montpas, chief engineer, petroleum services; Jay Debruhl, port captain, petroleum services; Jack Andrews, technical management, and Jarrett Flynn, captain, marine services.

101 Crowley Vessels Honored with Environmental Awards in Recognition of 984 Combined Years of Safe Operations.   More than 100 Crowley Maritime Corporation-owned and -operated vessels were honored with Certificates of Environmental Achievement for years of safe operations during the recent

Long Beach Trade Luncheon Celebrates Women

Event spotlights career paths to maritime industry jobs Photo Courtesy Port of Long Beach

A heavy equipment operator, port construction manager, shoe company executive and maritime university student encouraged Long Beach young women to explore careers in shipping industry at this week’s fifth annual Celebrating Women in Trade luncheon.

Simrad HALO Radar Wins 2015 Design Award

In October 2015, Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar also won the NMEA 2015

Simrad HALO Pulse Compression Radar, the world’s first high-performance recreational solid-state, open-array radar system with pulse compression technology, has won the prestigious 2015 Design Award METS (DAME) in the Marine Electronics category at the Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam

BIMCO Declares Winners of Its 2015 Awards

Declaring BIMCO Awards

Last night in Hamburg, BIMCO President Philippe Louis-Dreyfus chose to give public recognition to all seafarers who have been – and still are – involved in rescuing people in distress at sea. Mr. Louis-Dreyfus awarded the BIMCO President’s Award to Columbia Shipmanagement

Chiarello, Cox and McKenna Named AOTOS Award Winners

Matt Cox, Anthony Chiarello and Jim McKenna with their USS AOTOS statues.

The United Seamen's Service (USS) honored Anthony Chiarello, President and CEO of TOTE Inc.; Matthew J. Cox, President and CEO of Matson; and James C. McKenna, President and CEO of Pacific Maritime Association with the 2015 Admiral of the Ocean Sea (AOTOS) Award.  

Pittsburgh Coalition Receives Marine Air Quality Grant

Rendering of the conversion of an inland towboat to dual fuel diesel/liquid natural gas (LNG). (Image: Bristol Harbor Group)

Cutting-edge Demonstration Project on the Rivers. The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) is proud to be participating with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) and Clean Fuels Clean Rivers (CFCR) to conduct a marine air quality study centered on the conversion of an inland towboat to dual fuel

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