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Witte elected to ISU Presidency

Arnold Witte has been elected President of the International Salvage Union. He is the first Past- President of the ISU to assume the office for a second term. In addition, delegates at the ISU’s recent General Meeting - held in Cape Town - elected Source: ISU


Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners Re-Elect President

Nicholas Tonsich and Elwood Lui were reelected as president and vice president, respectively, of the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners during the annual election of officers at an August 6 board meeting. Tonsich, a practicing attorney, is a partner at Glaser, Tonsich & Brajevich, a San Pedro-based law firm with a focus on litigation matters pertaining to environmental issues, tort defense, maritime law, employment, discrimination, real estate transactions and development


Timmerman Elected ISU President

Joop Timmermans was elected President of the International Salvage Union at the ISU’s September Annual Meeting in Quebec. Joop Timmermans, managing director of the Dutch towage, salvage and heavy lift company I.T.C. (International Transport Contractors), succeeds Jean Labescat, of the French Les Abeilles. Joop is a master mariner by profession. He commenced his seagoing career in 1962 with Nederland Line (Royal Dutch Mail) of Amsterdam, which later merged with NedLloyd Lines


Palmer Johnson Introduces Sport Yacht Series

By Larry Pearson Palmer Johnson, luxury yacht builder, has a new president and is introducing a new line of sport yachts. Mike Kelsey, Jr. was elected president of the Sturgeon Bay, Wisc. yacht builder in June 2004. Kelsey's grandfather, Patrick Haggerty, founder of Texas Instruments, purchased the yard in 1961. Kelsey's father Mike Kelsey, Sr. immediately went to work for Haggerty and passed the knowledge of fine yacht building down to his son.


New Officers, Baton Rouge Port Commission

Caption: Pictured (left to right):  Commissioners: Larry Johnson, secretary, West Baton Rouge Parish; Raymond Loup, vice president, West Baton Rouge Parish; Alvin Dragg, president, Ascension Parish; Jerald Juneau, treasurer, East Baton Rouge Parish.

The board of commissioners for the Port of Greater Baton Rouge recently elected officers for 2009. Officers elected include Alvin Dragg, Ascension, president; Raymond Loup, West Baton Rouge, vice president; Jerald Juneau, East Baton Rouge, treasurer; and Larry Johnson, West Baton Rouge, secretary. Dragg, who was elected president, represents Ascension Parish on the board of commissioners and has served two terms as president previously over the past two decades


Tanzanian President Sacks Port Chief in Anti-graft Campaign

Newly-elected President John Magufuli has sacked the head of Tanzania's ports authority and the top official in the transport ministry, part of a campaign to root out corruption and inefficiency in the East African nation.   Magufuli fired the director general of the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), Awadhi Massawe, and the permanent secretary in the transport ministry, Shaaban Mwinjaka, following the disappearance of over 2,700 shipping containers at the port.  


ABS Elects Kurz And Kwok To Board Of Directors

Gerhard E. Kurz, president and CEO, Seabulk International, Inc. and Joseph Kwok, COO, Neptune Orient Lines Ltd. were elected to the ABS Board of Directors, by the ABS Council, following the recent Annual Members Meeting of the classification society in New York. Kurz is responsible for the revitalization of Seabulk International, Inc. (formerly Hvide Marine Inc.), and Kwok is COO of the NOL group of companies and also its CEO of chartering


Peters Named New President of ASA

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announces that Mr. Mike Petters, President of Northrop Grumman Newport News, Newport News, VA, has been elected Chairman of the Board of ASA for calendar years 2007 and 2008. Mr. John F. “Dugan” Shipway, President of General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, has been elected as the Association’s Vice Chairman. Mike Petters graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1982 with a bachelor's degree in physics


ABS Adds to Membership

At the recent ABS Council meeting in N.Y., 40 prominent members of the shipping and offshore industries were elected as new members of the international classification society. The ABS Council also elected two new members to the society’s Technical Committee.   “ABS governance is vested in a membership comprised of distinguished individuals drawn from the international shipping, shipbuilding and offshore industries, from academia


WCI Names New Officers and Directors

WCI Chairman Matt Woodruff (Director, Government Affairs, Kirby Corporation)

Waterways Council, Inc. names new officers; Matt Woodruff Names Chairman   At its Annual Meeting on October 19 in Pittsburgh, the Board of Directors of Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) elected the following new officers for 2011-2013: Chairman, Matt Woodruff, (Director, Government Affairs, Kirby Corporation); Vice Chairman, Steve Little, (President, Crounse Corporation); General Counsel, Dan Mecklenborg, (Senior Vice President, HR & Chief Legal Officer


14 Appointed to NOIA Board

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The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) elected 14 industry leaders to its Board of Directors on April 21, 2016 during its Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.   Appointed to first term on the Board of Directors: Galen Cobb, Vice President Industry Relations, Halliburton


NOIA Elects McEvoy, Chairman Welch Vice Chair

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The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) Board of Directors has elected Kevin McEvoy as Chairman and Dave Welch as Vice Chairman for the upcoming 2016-2017 term. McEvoy and Welch assumed their positions at the NOIA Annual Meeting today in Washington, D.C.  


Seafarers International House Honors Maritime Leaders

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Members of the maritime community gathered last evening at the New York Athletic Club to honor three of its leaders: H. Marshall Ainley (President, Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association), Ian T. Blackley (President & CEO, Overseas Ship Management, Inc.) and Raymond J. Burke Jr


Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch Inaugurated

The inauguration of new Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch Photo Nautical Institute

The inauguration of new The Nautical Institute (Singapore) Branch was hosted by the Singapore Shipping Association and sponsored by the Shipowners’ Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (Luxemburg), Singapore Branch, during Singapore Maritime Week.


Four-star General Visits SUNY Maritime College

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General Darren McDew, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, visited State University of New York Maritime College February 1.   During the visit McDew toured the campus and Maritime College’s Training Ship Empire State VI


Retailers Call on Union and Ports for Long-Term Stability

Matt Shay (Photo: NRF)

Strike at NY/NJ Waterfront Shows Need for Discussion   The National Retail Federation called on the International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance to seek long-term stability at East Coast and Gulf Coast ports following last week’s strike at the Port of


PVA Elects 2016 Leadership

Margo Marks (Photo: PVA)

During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2016 held January 23-26 in Crystal City, Va., members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Margo Marks of Beaver Island Boat Company, Beaver Island, Mich. as PVA President for 2016.   


ABS' Tikka Elected Foreign Member of NAE

Kirsi Tikka (Photo: ABS)

ABS, a provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, announced the election of ABS Europe and Africa Division President Dr. Kirsi Tikka as a Foreign Member of the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE).  


Mega Containership to Receive US Inauguration

CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

Officials to inaugurate French container vessel CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, biggest ever to visit North America   The largest containership ever to dock at a North American seaport has returned to Southern California. The Benjamin Franklin will officially enter service for the first time on


China Angered by U.S. Frigate Sale to Taiwan

U.S. arms sales to Taiwan attract strong opposition from Beijing. China expressed anger on Friday after the U.S. State Department said it had authorized the sale of two surplus U.S. Navy frigates to Taiwan for $190 million, subject to congressional approval


Argentina Sinks Chinese Ship

Handout photo released by the Argentinian Naval Command on March 15, 2016 showing Chinese fishing boat Lu Yan Yuan Yu 010

Argentina's coast guard has sunk a Chinese trawler that was fishing illegally within its territorial waters, the coast guard said on Tuesday, marking a first test for relations between recently elected President Mauricio Macri and Beijing.   


Panama Invites China and Taiwan for Canal Ceremony

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 Taiwanese President-elect Tsai Ing-wen and Chinese President Xi Jinping have both been invited to the inauguration ceremony of the newly expanded Panama Canal on June 26.   Tsai Ing-wen's invitation from its Panamanian diplomatic ally is drawing local media attention as Chinese leader


Trump Would consider Halting U.S. Oil purchases from Saudis

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump told the New York Times he would consider stopping U.S. oil purchases from Saudi Arabia unless the Saudi government provide troops to fight Islamic State. Trump's comment on Friday was included in a lengthy foreign policy interview published by


Inaugural Meet of Nautical Institute (Singapore)

Captain Robert McCabe Photo NI

The Nautical Institute (Singapore) has been established as a branch of The Nautical Institute, the international professional organisation for maritime professionals. It will hold its inaugural meeting in the Republic during Maritime Week.


Wärtsilä's Hatley Joins 'Society for Gas as Marine Fuel' Board

John Hatley (Photo: Wärtsilä)

John Hatley, Vice President, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions in America, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF). Wärtsilä has long been at the forefront of developing technologies to make possible the use of gas as a marine fuel






 
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