Henry Named Propeller Club Maritime Person of the Year

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Henry Named Propeller Club Maritime Person of the Year

The International Propeller Club of the United States named James L. Henry the Maritime Person of the Year at its international convention last week in Tampa, Fla.  Henry is Chairman and President of the Transportation Institute, a leading maritime industry association.  Henry is also a founding Board Member of the Maritime Cabotage Task Force, the largest coalition ever to promote America’s Jones Act fleet.

The award, which the Club awards annually, recognizes the awardee’s contributions to the commercial maritime industry in the United States and internationally.  Previous awardees have included Art Bayer, a leading figure in the inland industry, and Vice Admiral A.J. Herberger, U.S. Navy (Retired), former Maritime Administrator and Deputy Commander of the U.S. Transportation Command.
In presenting the award, Club President Rolf Marshall spoke of the singular role Henry has played in virtually every major initiative in United States maritime policy since he assumed the presidency of the Institute in 1987 and became its chairman in 1990.  He played a particularly key role in protecting the Jones Act when it came under attack in the mid-1990s. 

Henry is also Chairman of the National Defense Transportation Association’s Military Sealift Committee and Chairman of the United States Maritime Coalition.  In 2005, he was awarded the Vincent T. Hirsh Maritime Award for Outstanding Leadership from the Navy League of the United States.  In 2007, Henry was the recipient of the prestigious National Defense Transportation Association National Transportation Award during its Annual Forum in Charleston, S.C.

At the Transportation Institute, Henry has played a leading role in the effort to preserve the U.S. Jones Act fleet and to develop a maritime policy that ensures a viable ocean transportation capability.   Most recently, the Institute advocated for the U.S. Jones Act fleet to play a critical role in the BP oil spill clean-up as well as for adequate channel and harbor depth within the Great Lakes.

Maritime Reporter October 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People in the News

Foss Maritime Opens Houston Office

Foss Maritime has opened a new office and the formed a project management group aiming to support its customer base headquartered in Houston.   John Tirpak of

Michelle Obama Christens Navy's New Submarine

USS Illinois (SSN 786), the 13th submarine of the U.S. Navy’s Virginia Class, was christened Saturday at builder General Dynamics Electric Boat’s Groton shipyard.

USCG Repatriates 12 Migrants

The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Confidence repatriated 12 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, Saturday. While on routine patrol a Coast Guard aircraft

Maritime Contracts Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
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: 0.1678 sec (6 req/sec)