NCL’s Veitch Named Maritime Person of the Year

Monday, October 16, 2006
In recognition for his efforts to build a vibrant and successful U.S.flag cruise fleet, Colin Veitch, president and CEO of NCL Corporation (NCL) was honored on Friday by the International Propeller Club of the United States as the 2006 Maritime Person of the Year at the organization’s 80th Annual International Convention in Norfolk, Virginia. The award is presented annually to a person who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in furthering and promoting the maritime industry.

Under Veitch’s leadership, the company’s NCL America brand has revitalized the U.S.flagged large passenger cruise ship industry, operating the only three large U.S.flagged cruise ships in the world. NCL and NCL America’s operations provide substantial economic benefits to the United States generating hundreds of millions of dollars and creating thousands of American jobs. The individuals employed by NCL America help sustain a pool of qualified seafarers who can be called upon to assist the U.S. military in times of need or national emergency.

In July 2004, NCL America christened Pride of Aloha, the first new U.S.flagged cruise ship in nearly 50 years. In June 2005, Pride of America followed and at the time, became the largest U. S.flagged passenger ship ever built. NCL America again made U.S. maritime history in May 2006 by christening Pride of Hawai`i, the largest, most luxurious and most expensive U.S.flagged cruise ship in history. The three ships are estimated to create directly and indirectly 20,000 jobs and generate more than $800 million in economic activity in the United States.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Lawyer: Korea Ferry Owners Accept Responsibilities

The family that has a major stake in companies that control the shipping operator whose ferry sank last week, likely to have killed hundreds, will take social and

Fredriksen Joins Rival for New Capesize Firm

Shipping tycoon John Fredriksen is joining one of its shipping firms with rival Knighsbridge Tankers Ltd to create the largest U.S. listed Capesize firm, which

Wärtsilä Reports Healthy Ship Power Sector in Q1 2014

In its interim financial report January to March 2014 Wärtsilä notes healthy development in ship power and services offsetting challenges in power generation markets.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Salvage Ship Repair Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1160 sec (9 req/sec)