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SLSDC Board sworn in by DOT Secretart LaHood

The U.S. Senate confirmed William J. Mielke and Arthur H. Sulzer as members of the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation Advisory Board on January 1.   William J. Mielke is Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Ruekert/Mielke, a consulting engineering company located in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He has been a Director of Bank Mutual Corporation since 2000 and its subsidiary, Bank Mutual, since 1988. Mielke is also a Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council and has served as a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. From 2006 to 2007, he was a member of the Special Committee on the Great Lakes Water Resources Compact. Prior to that, he was a member of the Wisconsin Land Council and the Joint Architect-Engineer Committee on Federal Procurement of Engineering. Mielke earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a registered Professional Engineer and Land Surveyor.   Retired Navy Captain Arthur H. Sulzer is President of Arthur H. Sulzer Associates, Inc., a position he has held since 2001. From 1974 to 2005, Sulzer served in the U.S. Navy. His active duty assignments included Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom, where he commanded the U.S. Naval Ship Comet. In 2003, Sulzer joined several colleagues to open Maritime Academy Charter High School

SUNY Maritime Seeks Bidders for Water Barge

SUNY Maritime College is requesting sealed bids from bidders to purchase a Water Barge named the SUNY No. 1 (a/k/a/ EX-Water Barge No. 42) in its current “as-is, where-is” condition at its current mooring.  The minimum bid price for the  sale of this Water Barge is $25,000.  The Water Barge is located at Olivet Pier - SUNY Maritime College - 6 Pennyfield Avenue - Bronx, NY 10465.  Bidders who would like to receive the Notice of Sale should email their

P.B. Shah President Ingram Barge Co.

Photo courtesy The Strategy Group

P.B. (Kaj) Shah, Senior Vice President of Customer Service, was named President of Ingram Barge company. The appointment was announced by Craig E. Philip, CEO of Ingram Barge Company. Shah has been an Ingram executive since 1989. Most recently, he has been responsible for managing the logistics and transportation needs of Ingram’s dry cargo customers. During his more than 20 years at Ingram, Shah has held various positions in Logistics, Corporate Development, Planning and Strategy

Mische Appointed as VP, Alliance Navigation

Robert W. Mische, formerly General Manager Logistics, Höegh Autoliners Inc., has been appointed Vice President, Alliance Navigation LLC responsible for the carriage of U.S. government impelled cargo. Mische joined Autoliners Inc. in July 1976. Since then he has served in various positions of increasing management responsibility, with a particular career focus on forecasting, quality, pricing, customer service, project management

Mische Appointed as VP, Alliance Navigation

Robert W. Mische, formerly General Manager Logistics, Höegh Autoliners Inc., has been appointed Vice President, Alliance Navigation LLC responsible for the carriage of U.S. government impelled cargo. Mische joined Autoliners Inc. in July 1976. Since then he has served in various positions of increasing management responsibility, with a particular career focus on forecasting, quality, pricing, customer service, project management

Northrop Grumman Names VP for NN Legal Affairs

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced the appointment of William Mitchell as vice president, assistant general counsel and sector counsel for Newport News operations, effective immediately. He reports to W. Burks Terry, corporate vice president and general counsel. Mitchell, most recently served as associate sector counsel for the company's electronic systems sector. Prior to this position, he served as the division counsel for the former Electronic Sensors and Systems division of Northrop

Maritime College’s Naval ROTC Enrollment Reaches All-Time High

It seems like only yesterday that the members of the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) Unit at the State University of New York Maritime College witnessed the September11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and civil society. Located on the tip of the Throggs Neck peninsula, almost directly below the Throggs Neck Bridge and in direct sight of the Manhattan skyline, the Unit had a clear view of the tragedy.

Women on the Water 2013

From October 31-November 2, 2013, the State University of New York Maritime College (SUNYMC), in partnership with the Maritime Administration (MARAD), will host the sixth annual Women on the Water (WOW) Conference in Throggs Neck, NY. The Conference will bring cadets from the State Maritime Academies and midshipmen from the United States Maritime Academy together with professional women and men who are leaders in various sectors of the maritime industry

SUNY Maritime Among 'Best Bang for the Buck' Colleges

Photo courtesy of SUNY Maritime

SUNY Maritime College has been named one of the best colleges for its price by Washington Monthly.   SUNY Maritime placed in the top 30 schools in the Northeast. It was the top State University of New York institution on the list. It is also the highest on the list SUNY Maritime has ever been.   The 2016 rankings are based on the data contained in the federal government’s College Scorecard, including earnings 10 years after graduations

VAdm Ryan in Command of SUNY Maritime

Vice Admiral John R. Ryan assumed the presidency of the State University of New York Maritime College during a ceremony held aboard Empire State VI while it was docked in Dublin, Ireland. Formerly the Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, Vice Admiral Ryan is the College's 32nd president since its founding in 1874. The ceremony was attended by 600 Maritime Cadets aboard the ship as well as business and government leaders from Ireland

Genco Shipping Chairman Resigns

Image: Genco Shipping & Trading Limited

 Genco Shipping & Trading Limited announced that Peter C. Georgiopoulos has resigned from his role as Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. Arthur L. Regan has been elected as Interim Executive Chairman.   Georgiopoulos said

Grand Bahama Shipyard Expands Sales Team

Photo: Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited

Grand Bahama Shipyard Limited (GBSL) has added three regional sales directors to its Marketing and Sales Division, with posts in the Americas, Europe and Asia/Middle East.   According to the shipyard, their prime objectives will be to increase yard exposure

Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award Recipients Named

Clockwise (from top left) Arthur E. Imperatore, Christopher Wiernicki, and Donald Marcus, Photo USS

The United Seamen's Service (USS) 2016 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards (AOTOS) will be presented to Arthur E. Imperatore, Founder and President of New York Waterways; Donald Marcus, President of the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots; and Christopher Wiernicki

Wärtsilä Welcomes Cadets of SUNY Maritime Training Ship

SUNY Maritime students get an up-close view of the assembly of an 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50 diesel engine during their visit to Trieste, Italy. Photo Wartsila

Wärtsilä welcomed cadets from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College to its Trieste factory during the school's summer sea term Italian port stop in June. The students use the summer sea term to gain practical experience on board the SUNY Maritime training ship

Thygesen Named CEO of Svitzer

Henriette Thygesen (Photo: Maersk Group)

Henriette H. Thygesen, currently Damco CEO for the Americas, has been appointed CEO of Svitzer with effect from September 1.   Thygesen, who joined Maersk Group in 1994, has been with the group for 22 years, of which the last nine with Damco

Wärtsilä Donates Engine to Texas A&M University

The 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 diesel engine donated to Texas A&M Galveston is housed in an engineering lab on the University campus. Photo Wartsila

Wärtsilä has donated an 8-cylinder Wärtsilä 20 engine and generating set, to the Marine Engineering Technology Department at Texas A&M University at Galveston. The donation represents a continuation of Wärtsilä's ongoing industry support programme aimed at helping

ABS’ Wiernicki Addresses SUNY Maritime Grads

Christopher J. Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki addresses SUNY Maritime College graduates, awarded honorary Doctor of Science   Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, addressed State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College graduates, their families

Seafarers International House Honors Maritime Leaders


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

Great Lakes Group in 2016 Hiring Push

Michael Burnes (Photo: Great Lakes Group)

Facing continued growth driven by client demand, the Great Lakes Towing Company and Great Lakes Shipyard have together added 20 new employees in Q1 2016 and are looking to hire an additional 50+ employees before the end of Q4 2016. “We’re looking out for the future

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four SUNY Maritime Cadets

Richard Scales, Daniel Press, Andrew Scalice and Conner McDaniel (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s 2016 Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships have helped to further educational opportunities for four students of State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. The recipients, who will each sail with Crowley this summer

Holland America Line Appoints Durante VP, HR

Holland America Line Appoints Margaret Durante to Vice President, Human Resources Photo Holland America Line

Holland America Line has appointed Margaret Durante to the position of vice president, human resources. In this newly created role she will lead the company’s human resources department in enhancing the employee experience. She also will have responsibilities for other Carnival Corporation

Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager

MAR Incorporated has named John Delia the Program manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, succeeding Bill Schmidt who retired in December 2015. Delia was most recently with BAE Systems where he served as a Program Manager

SUNY Maritime Among Top Schools for Career Placement

Rear Adm. Michael J. Alfultis (Image: SUNY  Maritime)

The Princeton Review’s annual college rankings place State University of New York Maritime College among the top 10 in the nation for career placement after graduation. This year, SUNY Maritime came in seventh place. The college for years has had nearly 100 percent of its graduates

Four-star General Visits SUNY Maritime College

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

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

More than 100 Graduate from SUNY Maritime

Morton Bouchard III, President & CEO of Bouchard Transportation

More than 100 students crossed the stage to receive their degrees at State University of New York Maritime College Jan. 29.   Graduates represent 15 fields of study, a quarter of them at the graduate level. More than 60 of them will also graduate with U.S

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