Gerhard Kurz News

19 Jun 2018

#BTC100 History

Photo Courtesy of Bouchard Transportation Co.

In 1993, Bouchard Transportation Co. christened the B. No. 230, which was the first double-hulled barge to enter service in the United States. Joined together for this milestone celebration was (pictured left to right): Mr. John Dane III, former President/CEO, Halter Marine Group Inc.; Mr. Gerhard Kurz, former President, Mobil Shipping and Transportation Company (MOSAT), a Mobil Oil-affiliated company; and Mr. Morton S. Bouchard Jr., former Chairman, BTC. The July 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News will feature a special “Bouchard Transportation Co.

20 Dec 2017

Wah Kwong Maritime's Chao is 2018 CMA Commodore

Sabrina Chao, Executive Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Ltd.

Award to be presented March 14, 2018 at the conclusion of the CMA’s Shipping 2018 Annual Conference and Exposition. Ms. Sabrina S. M. Chao, Executive Chairman of Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings Ltd. has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2018. Ms. Chao follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2018 Commodore Award will be presented on March 14, 2018 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition…

20 Dec 2016

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

Jack Noonan, CEO, Chembulk Tankers

This morning CMA announced that Mr. John D. “Jack” Noonan, CEO of Chembulk Tankers, has been named as the CMA Commodore for the year 2017. Noonan joins a presigious list of previous award winners, including Ole Skaarup, Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, George Livanos, Phil Loree, Thomas Moran, Gregory Hadjieleftheriadis, Helmut Sohmen, Gerhard Kurz, William O’Neil, Richard du Moulin, Per Heidenreich, Marc Saverys, Frank Tsao, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Peter Georgiopoulos, C. Sean Day, Torben Jensen, Morten Arntzen, John Fredriksen, Capt.

10 Dec 2015

Paddy Rodgers Named CMA 2016 Commodore

Paddy Rogers, CEO of Euronav NV (Credit / Copyright: Susanne Habuka)

Award to be presented March 23, 2016 at the conclusion of the CMA’s Shipping 2016 Annual Conference and Exposition. Mr. Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav NV has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2016. Rodgers follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2016 Commodore Award will be presented on March 23, 2016 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.

05 Jan 2015

CMA Names Tsakos 2015 Commodore

Capt. Panagiotis N. Capt. Panagiotis N. Tsakos, Founder of the Tsakos Group, has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2015. The award, given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry, will be presented on March 25, 2015 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut. Captain Tsakos has dedicated his life to the sea, to the welfare of the people at sea, to caring for and protecting the environment and building a successful commercial shipping company.

19 Nov 2013

Bugbee Named 2014 CMA Commodore

Robert Bugbee speaking at CMA in March 2013

Robert Bugbee, President of Scorpio has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2014. Mr. Bugbee follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2014 Commodore Award will be presented to Mr. Bugbee on March 19, 2014 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, U.S. The Award is given…

17 Dec 2012

Mr. Peter Evensen Named CMA 2013 Commodore

Award to be presented March 20, 2013 at the conclusion of the CMA's Shipping 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition. Mr. Peter Evensen, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Teekay Corporation (Teekay) has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2013. Mr. Evensen follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2013 Commodore Award will be presented to Mr. Evensen on March 20, 2013 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford, Connecticut, USA. The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry.

19 Dec 2011

Lorentzen Named CMA 2012 Commodore

Øivind Lorentzen, III, CEO of SEACOR Holdings Inc. has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2012. Mr. Lorentzen follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The 2012 Commodore Award will be presented to Mr. Lorentzen on March 21, 2012 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition, at the Hilton Hotel in Stamford,  Conn. The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry. Lorentzen has served as CEO of SEACOR Holdings Inc. since September 2010.

06 Dec 2010

Frangou Named CMA 2011 Commodore

Photo courtesy Connecticut Maritime Association

Angeliki Frangou, Chairman & CEO of the Navios group of companies has been named as the Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Commodore for the year 2011. Frangou follows a long succession of influential maritime industry leaders as Commodore. The Award will be presented to Frangou on March 23, 2011 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition. The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry.

17 Mar 2005

SEACOR and Seabulk Announce Merger Agreement

Seabulk International, Inc. and SEACOR Holdings Inc. announced that they have signed a definitive merger agreement. The Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Seabulk's stockholders will, subject to limited adjustments, receive 0.2694 of a share of SEACOR common stock plus cash of $4.00 for each issued and outstanding share of Seabulk common stock, which represents a 29% premium over Seabulk's closing share price on March 16, 2005 (based on SEACOR's closing share price of such date). In certain circumstances, the portion of the merger consideration payable in cash may be reduced and shares of SEACOR common stock, having a value on the closing date equal to the cash reduction, may be substituted therefor.

22 Oct 1999

New Crude Carrier Delivered

The Ras Laffan, a new Aframax double-hull crude carrier, was delivered to QM Tanker Co., LLC, a joint venture company owned 50/50 by Mobil Shipping and Transportation Company (MOSAT) and Qatar Shipping Company. The vessel was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Company Ltd. "We are pleased to add this new tanker to Mobil's service," said Gerhard Kurz, MOSAT president. "We look forward to this partnership with Mobil and the long-term success of the new joint venture company," said Abdulaziz Salatt, director of Qatar Shipping Company and sponsor of the Ras Laffan. The 105,775 dwt Ras Laffan is 800 ft. (244 m) long, 138 ft. (42 m) wide and can carry a cargo of 755,000 barrels of crude oil. The ship will be in service worldwide.

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