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Brinson Elected Chairman of National Waterways Conference

J. Ron Brinson, former port director and now special projects coordinator of the Port of New Orleans, was elected chairman of the National Waterways Conference, Inc., at the organization?s annual meeting. Brinson succeeds Craig E. Philip of Nashville, president and chief executive officer of Ingram Barge Co., who had served as chairman for the last two years. Brinson, who served as president and chief executive officer of the Port of New Orleans from 1986, now heads the millennium port and other special projects. He previously served seven years as president of the American Association of Port Authorities. He also worked for the South Carolina State Ports Authority and as a reporter and later associate editor of The Charleston News and Courier. H. Merritt Lane, III was named as the conference?s vice chairman of New Orleans, president and chief executive officer of Canal Barge Company. Harry N. Cook of Washington, D.C., was re-elected as the organization?s president. Fred C. Raskin of Andover, Mass., was named as first vice president. He was formerly president of Eastern Enterprises, Inc. Elected as vice presidents of the conference were W. Scott McGeorge, president of Pine Bluff Sand & Gravel Co.; Joseph L. Meibergen of Enid, Okla., chairman and chief executive officer of Johnston Enterprises, Inc; J. Scott Robinson Muskogee, Okla., port director of the Port of Muskogee; and Michael J. Toohey of Washington, D.C., government relations director of Ashland Inc.


NWF Elects New Officers

Michael Hennessey Named Chairman.   At its October 19, 2011 meeting in Pittsburgh, the National Waterways Foundation (NWF) elected the following officers:   Michael W. Hennessey, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Brownsville Marine Products, was elected Chairman.  He succeeds Craig E. Philip, President and CEO, Ingram Barge Company, who remains on the Foundation as Immediate Past-Chairman.


BOGSOA Elects New Chairman

Sayeed H. Chowdhury, chairman and ceo of HRC Shipping Ltd (HRC Group), the Multiport member in Bangladesh, has been elected chairman of the Bangladesh Oceangoing Ship Owners' Association (BOGSOA). Elected at the association's annual general meeting at the end of June, Chowdhury will hold the position for a two-year term. Also a member of the British Institute of Management, Chowdhury founded the HRC Group in 1991. Although initially set up as a ship agency


Atlantic Marine Executive To Head SCA

Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Vice President of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, was elected Chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). Mr. Vinyard will replace outgoing Chairman Bruce Croushore, VP and General Counsel, Bender Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyards, New Orleans was elected Vice Chairwoman. SCA is the largest and most broadly-based national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry


Biggi Set to Retire from UK P&I Club

Chairman Tullio Biggi has announced he will be retiring from the board of the  P&I Club with effect from the annual general meeting in October 2008. Biggi’s announcement follows his decision to retire from V.Ships, the company he has represented on the board since first being elected a director of the Club in 1998. He served as a deputy chairman from 2001 and was elected by his fellow directors as chairman in October 2005.  


ASA Names New 2013-2015 Officers

Paul Hankins: Photo credit ASA

The American Salvage Association (ASA) elected a new slate of officers at its fall meeting on September 9 in Arlington, Virginia, as follows: Paul Hankins, Vice President for Salvage Operations at Donjon Marine Co., Inc., was elected President, succeeding Tim Beaver, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., who served as President from 2011-2013.  Todd Schauer, Resolve Marine Group, was elected Vice President, and


OSMA Elects New Officers

The Offshore Marine Service Association (OMSA) has elected Andy Brauninger, president of Seabulk Offshore, Ltd., as chairman of the board and Milton Rose, president of SEACOR Marine, Inc., has been elected vice-chairman of the association. OMSA’s new secretary/treasurer is Minor Cheramie, Jr., president of L&M Botruc Rentals, Inc. Also elected to the OMSA board of directors are: Van C. De Witt, vice-president and COO of Sea Mar Management, Inc


Coast Guard Foundation Announces New Leaders

Clay Maitland has served on the Foundation’s Board for 16 years.

Robert J. Flynn Elected Chairman of the Board. ADM Thad Allen and Clay Maitland among an impressive slate of of 11 others.   The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that in accordance with its bylaws, a new slate of officers has been elected to serve on the Board of Trustees, beginning January 1, 2012. Robert J


Strong Demand for Strike Club's Protective Covers

General Increases of 10% and 5% are Maintained for 2013/14 Mutual Entries.   The Strike Club, the market leader in the niche area of delay insurance for the marine trades, reports continuing strong demand for its mutual and fixed-premium covers. Shipowners and charterers are boosting the club’s mutual entries as shipping operations are stamped by uncertainty resulting from the widening economic crisis and growing civil unrest


American Club Elects First China Director

Members of the American P&I Club have elected the first director to come from The People’s Republic of China (PRC). At the annual meeting in New York, Lianyu Zhu of CCCC International Shipping Corporation, Tianjin, was elected to the board for the forthcoming year. Mr. Zhu’s company is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company, a major state-owned enterprise (SOE) which is, among other things, the largest port construction and design company in the PRC


FLIR Systems Elects Two New Directors

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that Cathy Stauffer and Catherine A. Halligan have been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. The addition of Stauffer and Halligan increases FLIR Systems' Board of Directors to 10 members, eight of whom are independent.


Teekay LNG Partners Announces Change to Board of Directors

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. announced that Beverlee F. Park has accepted an invitation to join Teekay LNG's Board of Directors and to Chair its Audit Committee, effective March 11, 2014. Park replaces Robert E. Boyd who retired today from the Teekay LNG Board after serving as a Director and Chair of


US Sens. Kaine and Reed Visit Newport News Shipbuilding

Pictured with U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine and Jack Reed  in front of USS Abraham Lincoln are (left to right) Capt. Karl Thomas, the ship’s commanding officer; Todd West, director, Newport News’ RCOH program; and Chris Miner, Newport News’ vice president of in-service aircraft carrier programs. Photo by Chris Oxley, Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) hosted U.S. Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) Tuesday for a tour of the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division. The visit provided the senators an opportunity to meet shipbuilders and see construction progress being made on all programs across


All Items Approved at Stolt-Nielsen Meeting

Photo courtesy Stolt-Nielsen Limited

Stolt-Nielsen Limited announced that all agenda items were approved and all nominated directors were elected at its Annual General Meeting of shareholders held yesterday in Bermuda. The final dividend for 2013 of $0.50 per common share recommended by the Board of Directors on February 7


Key Leadership Changes at Hydroid

Christopher von Alt (left) and Duane Fotheringham

Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, today announced changes in its leadership team. Christopher von Alt, one of the company’s founders and primary forces in its extraordinary growth since its inception in 2001, has elected to resign from his current position as president


Raytheon Choose Kennedy to Take Over From CEO Swanson

Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy

Raytheon Company says its Board of Directors has elected Dr. Thomas A. Kennedy to serve as its Chief Executive Officer, effective March 31, 2014, when William H. Swanson, who has served as CEO since 2003, steps down following his 65th birthday.


Bishop to Address SUNY Maritime Commencement

Photo courtesy SUNY Maritime

Congressman Tim Bishop will deliver the commencement address when SUNY Maritime graduates its mid-year class Friday, January 31. Maritime’s President, Dr. Michael Cappeto, said, “Congressman Bishop is a friend of higher education, transportation


Weinberg Reelected Canaveral Board Chairman

Tom Weinberg

Thomas "Tom" Weinberg will serve a second consecutive term as Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority Board, accepting the job after an unanimous vote during the January Commission meeting. A fourth-generation Brevard County, Florida resident elected from District 5


PVA Elects President, Officers and Board Members

Terri Bernstein

During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2014, held January 18-21 in Houston, members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Terri Bernstein, BB Riverboats Newport, Ky., as PVA President for 2014. Also elected to terms as PVA Officers for 2014 were: PVA Vice President:


Webb Institute President Elected to NAE

R. Keith Michel

Webb Institute said that its president, R. Keith Michel, was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE). In the announcement on the election of new members, President Michel was cited by the NAE for his “contributions to the design, construction and operation of efficient


ClassNK's Ueda Earns Global Lifetime Achievement Award

ClassNK Chairman and President Noboru Ueda was honored with the Global Lifetime Achievement Award at the Shipping Marine and Ports 2014 Leadership & Excellence Awards on February 10, 2014 in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development of the maritime industry


Marseilles, France, FOS Port Leadership Appointments

Jean-Marc Forneri: Photo credit Marseilles FOS

The Marseilles FOS port authority’s supervisory board has backed a French transport ministry proposal nominating Port of Dunkirk head Christine Cabau Woehrel as the new CEO in Marseilles. There is also a new chairman and deputy chairperson.


Officers Elected at Port of Greater Baton Rouge

Blaine Sheets (Photo courtesy Port of Greater Baton Rouge)

The board of commissioners for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge recently elected officers for 2014. Officers elected include Blaine Sheets, Ascension Parish, president; Clint Seneca, Iberville Parish, vice president; Corey Sarullo, Iberville Parish, secretary; and Bobby Watts, East Baton Rouge


Coast Guard Foundation Announces 2014 Board

Clockwise from top left: Judith Roos, Duncan Smith, Nicki Candies and Michael Carthew

The Coast Guard Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced its 2014 board of trustees. Consisting of 117members, the Coast Guard Foundation Board of Trustees and Directors oversees management of the


Wärtsilä Corporation to pay EUR 1.05 Dividend

Wärtsilä Corporation logo

Wärtsilä Corporation's, Annual General Meeting, on 6, March 2014, amongst various other matters, approved the Board of Directors' proposal to pay a dividend of EUR 1.05 per share to shareholders on 18, March 2014. Briefly: The AGM also approved the following fees to the members of the


 
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