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Houston International Seafarers Centers to honor Aalund in September

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 19, 2016

On September 24, 2016 the Houston International Seafarers Centers will host their Annual Maritime Gala . Niels Aalund, Senior Vice President, West Gulf Maritime Association, will be honored as the " Bronze Anchor Award” recipient.

Niels Aalund, serves as an Officer and as Senior Vice-President, West Gulf Maritime Association, with primary responsibility for advocating on behalf of member companies (steamship agents, vessel owners, and industry stakeholders) with local, state and federal agencies. From organizations such as Washington, D.C, based, National Maritime Association, to the commercial sector, Aalund has provided leadership for a variety of maritime related positions.  He has extensive strategic planning experience in both operations and commercial maritime activities. Including management positions overseeing liner, break-bulk and stevedoring groups.

Currently Aalund serves on 14 regional and/or national committees and boards, including such groups as Lone Star Harbor Safety Committee, Area Maritime Security council (AMSC), South East Texas Waterways Advisory Committee (SETWAC) , Corpus Christi Harbor Safety  Committee, National Association Maritime Organizations (NAMO) , Houston Seafarers Center,  Propeller Club International Governing Board, the University of Houston’s Center for Logistics Excellence, the University of Houston, College of Technology and as Chairman of the Houston Maritime Museum. 

A Houston native, Aalund is a graduate of the University of Houston.. Aalund is an active public speaker at industry programs, seminars and conferences. He helps prepare the WGMA “Daily Industry Update Report” for maritime stakeholders. This daily report briefs the trade on regional, national and international developments and trends.

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