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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Elected Chairman News

Bray Named AAPA Chair

J. Robert Bray, executive director of the Virginia Port Authority, was installed as AAPA chairman of the board during the Association's Annual Membership Meeting during its 88th annual convention in N.Y. on September 30. Bray, who has been executive director of the Virginia Port Authority since 1978, was elected chairman of the board-elect of the AAPA during the Association's Spring Conference last March in Washington, D.C. He succeeds H. Thomas Kornegay, executive director of the Port of Houston Authority.

NWF Elects New Officers

Michael Hennessey Named Chairman. Michael W. Hennessey, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Brownsville Marine Products, was elected Chairman. He succeeds Craig E. Philip, President and CEO, Ingram Barge Company, who remains on the Foundation as Immediate Past-Chairman. Michael Toohey, President and CEO, Waterways Council, Inc., was named Secretary. Joseph H. Pyne, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kirby Corporation, was re-elected as Treasurer of the Foundation. “I look forward to working with our esteemed officers and trustees this year, as the Foundation considers undertaking a number of industry studies and activities that will better allow the waterways industry to tell its story through facts and data,” said Chairman Hennessey.

Brinson Elected Chairman of National Waterways Conference

J. Ron Brinson, former port director and now special projects coordinator of the Port of New Orleans, was elected chairman of the National Waterways Conference, Inc., at the organization?s annual meeting. Brinson succeeds Craig E. Philip of Nashville, president and chief executive officer of Ingram Barge Co., who had served as chairman for the last two years. Brinson, who served as president and chief executive officer of the Port of New Orleans from 1986, now heads the millennium port and other special projects. He previously served seven years as president of the American Association of Port Authorities. He also worked for the South Carolina State Ports Authority and as a reporter and later associate editor of The Charleston News and Courier.

Kursiu Linija Sells Eimskip Share

Kursiu Linija sold a further 20-percent share of its equity to Icelandic transport company Eimskip. The move gives Kursiu Linija additional financial power and paves the way for expansion plans. Following the increase in Eimskip’s stake, Kursiu Linija will be run by a four-man board consisting of Bragi Thor Marinosson, Bjorn Einarsson, Stefan August Magnusson and Kursiu Linija founder and former managing director Arijus Ramonas. Ramonas has been elected chairman of the board, and the board has appointed Thorkell Palsson as managing director.

BOGSOA Elects New Chairman

Sayeed H. Chowdhury, chairman and ceo of HRC Shipping Ltd (HRC Group), the Multiport member in Bangladesh, has been elected chairman of the Bangladesh Oceangoing Ship Owners' Association (BOGSOA). Elected at the association's annual general meeting at the end of June, Chowdhury will hold the position for a two-year term. Also a member of the British Institute of Management, Chowdhury founded the HRC Group in 1991. Although initially set up as a ship agency, it is now a diversified conglomerate of sixteen companies including ship agency, chartering, shipowning and distribution. With offices in Dhaka, Chittagong and Khulna, HRC Shipping Ltd is the largest private sector shipowning company in Bangladesh.

Canaveral Port Authority Commission Elects Officers

Rodney Ketcham, the owner of a Cocoa Beach commercial real estate firm, was elected chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority during the board's first meeting of 2002. Other officers elected were: Raymond Sharkey as vice chairman, a retired aerospace manager serving his second term representing District 1; Donald Molitor as secretary/treasurer, the retired telecommunications business owner represents District 3 and also is serving his second term. Other board members are: Titusville attorney Joe Matheny, a second-term representative of District 2, and Ralph Kennedy, a construction business owner and Port Commissioner since 1990. He represents District 4.

Atlantic Marine Executive To Head SCA

Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Vice President of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, was elected Chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). Mr. Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Inc. Cherrie Felder, Channel Shipyards, New Orleans was elected Vice Chairwoman. SCA is the largest and most broadly-based national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry. SCA members build, repair and service America's fleet of commercial and small and mid-sized government vessels. The Council represents 52 companies that own and operate over 120 shipyards in 23 states, with facilities on all three U.S. coasts, the Great Lakes and the inland waterways system. SCA also represents 28 affiliate members that provide goods and services to the shipyard industry.

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, and he completed the MBA program at the College of William and Mary in 1993. In 1987, Mr. Petters joined Newport News Shipbuilding in the Los Angeles-class submarine construction division.

Shaerf Elected Chairman of NYMAR

Peter Shaerf, a Managing Director of investment house AMA Capital Partners LLC, was recently elected the new Chairman of the Board of NYMAR (New York Maritime Inc.). He takes over the reins from Bill Honan of Holland and Knight. In his first week in office, Peter has stated his intent to better market New York as “The Capital for Shipping”. Peter joined AMA in 2002. He started in the industry over 30 years ago and worked for many years as a shipbroker for container and dry cargo vessels. Peter is also a Director of General Maritime Corp (NYSE), Seaspan Corporation (NYSE), and TBS International (NASDAQ).

Woodruff Named American Maritime Partnership President

Matt Woodruff

The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) today announced the election of Matt Woodruff of Kirby Corporation as its new President. He succeeds Thomas A. Allegretti, President & CEO of The American Waterways Operators. “Leading the American Maritime Partnership – which speaks for the half a million American men and women whose employment depends on the domestic maritime industry – is a great honor. Our vibrant domestic maritime industry is an essential foundation for America’s economic, national, and homeland security,” Woodruff said.

Simon Beale Elected Chairman of Joint Hull Committee

Simon Beale, underwriter of the KJ Coles syndicate at Lloyd's, has been elected chairman of the Joint Hull Committee (JHC). The JHC is a joint initiative by the International Underwriting Association of London and Lloyd's Underwriters' Association. Its role is to support and develop the role of the London hull insurance market. The JHC acts as a focal point for hull insurance issues while providing advice and representation to members on technical, legal, promotional and educational issues. Simon Beale says he intends to build on the work that the JHC has been undertaking over the past twelve months by establishing a series of subcommittees to address technical issues and wordings, statistics and information, education and market information, liaison, and finance.

NYMAR Elects New Officers and Directors

New York Maritime Inc. (NYMAR) has elected new officers and three new directors. William J. Honan III, a partner in the New York office of law firm Holland & Knight, has been elected chairman, succeeding founding chairman Robert J. Gruendel. "This is an exciting time to be at the helm of NYMAR as we grow and promote the exceptional opportunities for the shipping industry in New York," Honan said. "The city’s creativity, energy and perseverance are unmatched anywhere else. Other officers elected at a board meeting on January 12 were Keith W. Heard, a partner in the law firm of Burke & Parsons, as vice-chairman; Lawrence Rutkowski, partner and head of the Transportation Finance group in the law firm of Seward & Kissel…

UK Club Elects New Directors

Three members of the U.K. P&I Club were elected to the board at the annual meeting in Kuala Lumpur on October 21. (FESCO). Carthew has spent all his working life in shipping and has been with Chevron for most of his career. planning department before becoming President of Chevron Texaco Shipping Company LLC, based in San Ramon, California. Sato joined NYK in 1973 and has worked primarily in the liner and car carrier areas of the business. He was based in New York and Milan before moving to London. He is now Chairman of NYK Lines (Europe) Ltd. Vasilchenko joined FESCO in 1967 and was at sea for four years as an officer on general cargo ships. officer before moving back to Vladivostock as manager of planning and finance. He is now Vice President of FESCO (Economics and Planning).

Ingram Barge’s Sehrt Elected AWO Chairman

David G. Sehrt, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineering Officer of Ingram Barge Company

The members of the American Waterways Operators (AWO), the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during its Spring Convention held recently in Washington, D.C. David G. Sehrt, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineering Officer of Ingram Barge Company, was elected Chairman, succeeding outgoing Chairman Frank Morton, Director, Turn Services LLC. James F. Farley, President of Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC, was elected Vice Chairman.

Mandatory e-data Exchange to be Adopted by Facilitation Committee

Facilitation Committee session Photo IMO

The Facilitation Committee, meeting this week (4-8 April), is expected to adopt mandatory requirements for the electronic exchange of information on cargo, crew and passengers as part of a revised and modernized annex to the 1965 Convention on Facilitation of International Maritime Traffic (FAL). Important proposed changes in the revised Annex include the introduction of a new standard relating to the obligation of public authorities to establish systems for the electronic exchange of information, within a period of three years after the adoption of the amendments.

Port Leaders To Focus on Trade and Security at Convention

Port authority leaders from across the Western Hemisphere will gather from September 22 - 26, 2002, at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Florida, to address issues such as trade trends, maritime security, financing requirements at ports, and cruise operations. The 91st Annual Convention of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) is expected to attract up to 800 delegates and guests to Palm Beach. The Port of Palm Beach will serve as host and plans a number of social events to highlight the region. The Palm Beach Annual Convention will begin with a reception on Sunday evening, September 22. Technical and policy committees will meet on Monday, September 23.

ASA Names New 2013-2015 Officers

Paul Hankins: Photo credit ASA

Paul Hankins, Vice President for Salvage Operations at Donjon Marine Co., Inc., was elected President, succeeding Tim Beaver, Global Diving & Salvage, Inc., who served as President from 2011-2013. Jim Elliott, T&T Marine Salvage, Inc., was named Secretary/Treasurer. Paul Hankins has over 30 years’ experience in the marine industry after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science in Naval Architecture and from George Washington University in 1991 with a Master’s degree in Environmental Management.

Dugan Elected Chair of ASA

The American Shipbuilding Association (ASA) announced that Mr. John F. “Dugan” Shipway, President of Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME, has been elected Chairman of the Board of ASA for calendar years 2009 and 2010. Mr. Matthew J. Mulherin, Sector Vice President and General Manager of Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, VA, has been elected as the Association’s Vice Chairman. Dugan Shipway joined Electric Boat in July of 2000 as a Special Assistant to the President and was appointed President of Bath Iron Works on April 28, 2003. Prior to joining Electric Boat, he was a career Navy officer, retiring as a Rear Admiral after 35 years of service. He commanded a nuclear attack submarine for more than four years after previously serving on various other submarine platforms.

Vinyard Re-elected to SCA Chair

On April 21, 2005, Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr., Vice President of Atlantic Marine Holding Company, was re-elected Chairman of the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA). Donald T. “Boysie” Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, LA, was elected Vice Chairman. The elections occurred during the annual SCA Spring Meeting held in Arlington, VA. SCA is the largest and most broadly-based national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry. SCA members build, repair and service America's fleet of commercial vessels. SCA members constitute the shipyard industrial base that maintains and repairs Navy combatant ships and other government craft, as well as builds small and midsized vessels for the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy and other government agencies.

American Waterways Operators Elects Chairman

Jim Farley, Corporate Vice President - Industry Relations, Kirby Corporation, is named Chairman of the Board of the American Waterways Operators, the national tugboat, towboat and barge industry association. (Photo: American Waterways Operators)

The members of the American Waterways Operators, the national trade association representing the tugboat, towboat and barge industry, elected a new slate of leaders during AWO's Spring Convention held recently in Washington, D.C. James F. Farley, Corporate Vice President – Industry Relations, Kirby Corporation, was elected Chairman. Edward J. "Ted" Tregurtha, President of Moran Towing Corporation, was elected Vice Chairman. Mr. Farley succeeds outgoing Chairman David G. Sehrt, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineering Officer of Ingram Barge Company.

National Ship Repair Coalition Elects Chairman

RADM Richard Camacho, USN (Ret.) was unanimously elected today as Chairman of the National Ship Repair Coalition's Executive Committee. As Chairman of the Executive Committee, Camacho is the ship repair industry's leading national spokesman. "I'm honored to serve in this capacity," said Camacho after his election. national security. of technical and cost proposals for all USMR shipyards. Shipyards in Charleston, South Carolina, and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The National Ship Repair Coalition is the leading national trade organization for the U.S. ship repair industry. group that exclusively represents ship repair interests. Continental Maritime, Earl Industries, Moon Engineering, PacShip, Marine Hydraulics Int?l, Tecnico, Pacific Shipyards Int'l, and other leading companies.

Seaports Association Elects 2011-12 Board

Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges

Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Named Chairman; Two Past AAPA Board Directors Receive Distinguished Service Award. Virginia Port Authority Executive Director Jerry Bridges was formally installed on Sept. 15 as the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) chairman of the board for 2011-12. Mr. Bridges accepted his new chairmanship duties at a membership meeting in Seattle during which the entire slate of 2011-12 officers was inducted as part of AAPA's 100th Annual Convention.

Graykowski: U.S. Ports Investing $9 Billion

U.S. public port authorities will invest just over $9 billion in the next five years to improve and expand their facilities, according to Deputy Maritime Administrator John Graykowski, who addressed the American Association of Port Authorities' (AAPA) 88th Annual Convention, held in New York last week. Ports are spending record levels to expand and improve their facilities to meet projected demand, Graykowski said. Local port authorities have spent almost $20 billion since World War II. In 1998, ports invested nearly $1.5 billion, almost equaling the record set in 1997, including $154 million for general cargo. During the five-year period between 1999 and 2003, ports predict they will spend $9.1 billion, compared to $7.7 billion between 1998 to 2002.

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