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GD Exec to Address Maine Maritime Graduates

Michael W. Toner, executive vice president, marine systems, General Dynamics Corporation, and president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, Groton, Conn., will address the graduating class at Maine Maritime Academy's 60th Commencement on May 10, 2003. Toner, who will receive an honorary doctorate from the college at the ceremony, has been with Electric Boat for nearly 40 years. Earlier this year, he was named executive vice president, marine systems, of General Dynamics Corp. Marine systems - a position that encompasses all of the corporation's shipbuilding and marine-service operations. In addition, Toner remains president of General Dynamics Electric Boat - a position he has held for more than three years. He is a former chairman of the executive control board of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP), which under his leadership, was revitalized to become a significant influence in the improvement of the shipbuilding industry.


Mythbusters Star Visits The Switch

Mythbusters co-star Jamie Hyneman recently visited The Switch’s factory in Finland (Photo: The Switch)

Jamie Hyneman, best known as a co-host on Mythbusters, was recently in Finland to receive an Honorary Doctorate from Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT).    While in Lappeenranta, Hyneman also had an opportunity to visit several of the region’s top technology companies with origins at LUT, including electrical drive train technology specialist The Switch, who says it has an installed base of over 13 GW of megawatt-class permanent magnet machine and power converter


Webb Awards Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

Hannah Wistort (Photo: Crowley)

Hannah Wistort, Webb Institute class of 2017, is the 2016-2017 recipient of Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship.   Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Wistort for her academic excellence and leadership skills. Wistort, who is from Niskayuna, N.Y., has been involved with many student organizations and community projects. She is a member of the Webb Leadership Committee


Tom Crowley Jr. Receives Honorary Degree From the USMMA

Tom Crowley Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corporation, received an honorary doctorate degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, at today's commencement exercises. USMMA officials presented the degree to Mr. Crowley for outstanding service to the academy, and to the public, government and industry the academy serves. In addition to being a staunch advocate for the U.S. merchant marine and the


Mitropoulos Presides, Arab Academy Expansion

"I could not think of a better way to formally start the ‘Year of the Seafarer’ other than by commissioning a new training centre, such as the new branch of the Arab Academy in Port Said,” said IMO Secretary-General Efthimios E. Mitropoulos on Saturday, 9 January, as he formally opened an extension to the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT). The extension is on a new 77-acre site allocated for that purpose by the Governor of Port Said


US Navy Academy Graduates Class of 2013

Annapolis Class of 2013 Graduation: Photo credit USN

1,047 men and women, including 603 Navy ensigns and 223 Marine Corps second lieutenants graduated in the presence of President Obama. An estimated 30,000 people filled the Navy-Marine Corps Stadium in Annapolis, Md., May 24 to witness the swearing in of the U.S. military's newest officers.
 The class also included three graduates commissioned as Air Force second lieutenants and 16 foreign exchange students. Eighty percent of the graduating class are men and 20 percent are women


New Director of Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy

Capt. Richard W. Sanders, Ph.D., a member of the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and professor of chemistry, has been named Director of the Center for Maritime Policy and Strategy, or CMPS, as of June 1, 2013. Sanders is a 1987 honors graduate of the Academy and received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Connecticut in 2002. Previously, he has served as the Associate Dean of Academics, Chair of the Department of Science


Superior Energy Services Names Executive VP

Superior Energy Services, Inc. announced that William B. Masters has been named Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Masters, age 50, joins Superior following a 26-year career with the law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre L.L.P. During his tenure, Mr. Masters worked with Superior as general counsel for 13 years. Mr. Masters has a broad business practice in the areas of corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions


Dockwise ppoints Wit as CFO

Dockwise Ltd. announced that its subsidiary Dockwise Shipping has appointed Peter Wit as its Chief Financial Officer, effective September 1 2009. Peter Wit (1967), who has a master degree in business administration from , and a (post doctorate) degree in controlling from VU Amsterdam, will lead the company's global finance, legal and information technology departments. Mr. Wit has always been employed by Shell and is currently Chief Operations Officer and Finance manager of Shell Asset


IBIA Appoints Board Members

The International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) appointed Jens Maul Jørgensen of Oldendorff Carriers as its Vice-Chairman. He will therefore become Chairman in April 2014. Dilip Mody of Global Fuels & Lubricants has been reappointed Honorary Treasurer.   The appointments were made at meeting of the association’s board in Istanbul this week. Welcoming the appointments IBIA chairman Simon Neo said


ClassNK Singapore Celebrates 50 Years

(Photo: ClassNK)

ClassNK hosted an anniversary party on July to commemorate 50 years of its Singapore Office, established in 1967 to broaden the classification society’s service network in Southeast Asia.   Held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, the evening commenced with an opening address by Chairman


Hapag-Lloyd's Newest Ship Named Guayaquil Express

Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd held a naming ceremony in Hamburg for the Guayaquil Express, the fourth of five newbuildings in its 10,500 TEU class.    The patron is Christine Kühne, wife of Klaus-Michael Kühne, majority shareholder and Honorary Chairman of Kühne + Nagel International AG


Vryhof Makes Two Senior Appointments

Evan Zimmerman and Clément Mochet (Photo: Vryhof)

Anchoring and mooring solutions provider Vryhof has made two senior appointments: Evan Zimmerman as Vryhof’s new Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Clément Mochet as new Commercial Director for Vryhof’s business unit, Vryhof Anchors.  


ABS’ Wiernicki Delivers Stevens Commencement Speech

Christopher Wiernicki (Photo: Stevens Institute of Technology)

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) chairman, president and CEO Christopher Wiernicki delivered the commencement speech at Stevens Institute of Technology’s 2017 undergraduate graduation ceremony, where he was also awarded an honorary doctor of engineering degree.  


Shigemi Named Executive VP at ClassNK

Dr. Toshiyuki Shigemi (Photo: ClassNK)

Dr. Toshiyuki Shigemi has been appointed as Executive Vice President as well as Executive Director of ClassNK, effective March 7, 2016.   Yasushi Nakamura has stepped down as Senior Executive Vice President, and has been appointed as an Advisor to the Society.  


Holland America Line Launches Commuter 'Ships'

Seattle Commuter Light Rail Ship Launch Photo Holland American Line

Holland America Line launched three new commuter “ships” Monday, Jan. 9, that will run on the Sound Transit Light Rail System in Seattle. The trains, which are wrapped to resemble Holland America Line’s newest ship, ms Koningsdam, will cruise the tracks through April 2017


Andrew Garrad Awarded CBE in New Year’s Honours List

Photo: DNV GL

 Dr Andrew Garrad, who retired from DNV GL on 23 December 2016, has been awarded a CBE – Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire – in the 2017 New Year’s Honours List. The CBE rewards contributions to the arts and sciences as well as work with charitable


Damen's CEO Receives KIVI Honorary Medal

Rene Berkvens receives an honorary medal from KIVI Photo Damen

On December 21, René Berkvens, CEO of Damen Shipyards Group, received the KIVI Honorary Medal for Marine Technology. KIVI (est. 1847) is the professional association of engineers in the Netherlands. The ceremony took place at Delft Technical University during the symposium ‘Maritime


Power Presented with Alexander Hamilton Award

Photo courtesy of National Coast Guard Association

The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. presented the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Award to Coast Guard veteran and founder of J.D. Power and Associates, Inc., J. David Power III, who served as an officer aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker EASTWIND during the mid-1950s.


Captain Brian A. McAllister to Receive Honorary Doctorate from SUNY Maritime

Capt. Brian McAllister speaking at his companys 150th Anniversary celebration. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Capt. Brian McAllister, a prominent member of the American maritime industry, will receive an honorary doctorate from SUNY Maritime College Jan. 27.   Capt. McAllister is the chairman of McAllister Towing, and has been with his family’s company since 1959


Indiana Logistics Summit - a Big Draw

Nearly 500 people attended the 14th Indiana Logistics Summit Photo Ports of Indiana

Nearly 500 people descended upon the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis Nov. 16-17 during the 14th annual Indiana Logistics Summit to hear over 20 speakers discuss global logistics issues and their impacts on the regional economy. "Global Connections" was the theme and attendees


Wiernicki Receives Admiral of the Ocean Seas Award

Christopher J. Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki, was honored for his contributions to the maritime industry by the United Seamen’s Service (USS) as a recipient of the Admiral of the Ocean Seas Award on October  28, 2016 in New York.  


Global Shipbuilders Discuss Market Downturn

From 19 till 20 October 2016, top executives from major shipbuilders from Japan, Europe, China, South-Korea and the United States met in Gyeongju (South-Korea) in the context of the 25th JECKU, to discuss the industry’s challenges in supply and demand and in addressing regulatory matters.


ABS Recognized in Singapore for R&D Collaboration

Christopher Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

ABS, a classification and technical services provider to the offshore and marine industries, has been recognized by the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) as this year’s recipient of the Honorary SMI Collaboration Award.   Guest of honor Lucien Wong


Book Review: Privateers of the Revolution

Photo: Schiffer Publishing

Privateers of the Revolution: War on the New Jersey Coast 1775-1783 is the revelatory narrative of the 538 Pennsylvania and New Jersey privateers, privately owned ships of war some called pirates. Manned by over 18,000 men, these privateers influenced the fight for American independence.  






 
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