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Elected President

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


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


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


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.  


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.


Navy Names Replenishment Oiler After Robert F. Kennedy

A graphic representation of the future USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Armando GonzalesReleased)

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus announced today that the next ship of the next generation of fleet replenishment oilers will be named USNS Robert F. Kennedy (T-AO 208). A ceremony marking the announcement was held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston. T-AO 208 is part of the John Lewis-class of ships named in honor of U.S. civil and human rights heroes. "This class of ships would be incomplete absent the name Robert F. Kennedy," said Mabus


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 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


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


BIMCO, Shipdex Joins for Data Digitalization

Photo: BIMCO

 BIMCO and Shipdex have signed an agreement to support the development and exchange of technical and logistic data across the shipping community, and to include BIMCO as an executive member of Shipdex steering committee.   The agreement was signed at BIMCO Head office


Landay Joins Gibbs & Cox Board of Directors

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. said that William E. "Bill" Landay III, President of W.E. LANDAY Consulting LLC, has been elected to its Board of Directors effective June 20, 2017.   "[VADM Landay’s] expertise in the areas of foreign


BIMCO Sets Course for Digitalization

Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, President of BIMCO. Photo: BIMCO

 Anastasios Papagiannopoulos, CEO of Common Progress has been elected President of BIMCO has set three clear themes for his two-year presidential term.    The first is to promote digitalisation across the industry. BIMCO will be working on a range of projects using convergent


Vartdal Wins WISTA LeaderShip Award

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal (Photo: WISTA)

Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal, CEO of Golden Ocean, has been awarded the WISTA LeaderShip Award 2017 by WISTA Norway as recognition of her contribution to the maritime industry, her competency and leadership skills within the traditionally male dominated role of CEO


UK Chamber Warns Against Scrapping Le Touquet Treaty

Pic: UK Chamber of Shipping

 Emmanuel Macron, the newly-elected French President, vowed during his election campaign to renegotiate the Le Touquet agreement which enables British border officials to carry out checks in France.   The treaty provided for France and Britain to erect juxtaposed border controls in


Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Jennifer R. Boykin to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective July 1. She will succeed Matt Mulherin


Nicholls Elected as ADCI President

Bryan Nicholls (Photo: U.S. Underwater Services)

Bryan Nicholls, president and COO of Texas based offshore and inland commercial diving contractor U.S. Underwater Services, LLC, has been elected president of the Association of Diving Contractors International (ADCI) at its annual conference.  


Grennan Appointed President of SCAA

Devon Grennan (Photo: Global Diving & Salvage)

Devon Grennan, CEO and President of Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., has been appointed President of the Spill Control Association of America (SCAA). SCAA is a professional association representing spill control contractors, manufacturers, distributors, government agencies


Cuba, US Sign Oil Spill Deal before Trump Inauguration

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Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office.   U.S. Charge d'Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis, upon signing the agreement


Ciklin elected Chairman of Palm Beach Port

Blair J. Ciklin Photo Port of Palm Beach

On Tuesday, January 3, 2017, the Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners elected its new Chairman, Blair J. Ciklin, the longest serving Port Commissioner in the United States having completed his 38th year as a Port of Palm Beach District Commissioner in 2016.


China's Flattop "Tests Weapons" in South China Sea

A group of Chinese warships led by its sole aircraft carrier is testing weapons and equipment in exercises this week in the South China Sea that are going to plan, China's foreign ministry said Wednesday.   Exercises by the ships, in particular the aircraft carrier Liaoning


Korean Register Names New Chairman & CEO

Lee Jeong-kie (Photo: KR)

Classification society the Korean Register (KR) has elected Lee Jeong-kie as its new Chairman and CEO.    Lee assumes the role of Chairman and CEO, following the death of B. S. Park, who passed away after a short illness in October 2016.  


S.Korea Backs US Shale Gas Imports, Investment

South Korea stepped up a push on Friday to encourage its oil and gas companies to invest in U.S. shale gas projects, amid expectations that more opportunities will arise under a Trump administration.   Asia's fourth-largest economy is the world's second-largest buyer of liquefied natural


China Seizes US Underwater Drone in South China Sea

A Chinese warship has seized an underwater drone deployed by a U.S. oceanographic vessel in the South China Sea, triggering a formal diplomatic protest and a demand for its return, U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday.   The drone was taken on Dec


Donald Joins HII Board of Directors

Kirkland H. Donald (Photo: HII)

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Adm. Kirkland H. Donald, U.S. Navy (Ret.), has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective Jan. 1, 2017.   Donald retired from the U.S. Navy in 2013 after 37 years of service. In his last assignment as the director






 
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