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20 Sep 2018

Answering the Call for Environmental Answers

The RDC project team poses on USCGC Hollyhock after completion of the offshore mitigation system prototype test.  From left to right, LT Charles Clark, Alexander Balsley, and Coast Guard Academy Cadet 2/c Valerie Hines.)

The Coast Guard has developed two separate mitigation system prototypes specifically designed for inland and offshore environments and tested them in the Kalamazoo River and Lake Huron.Whenever there is a need for oil, there will always be a risk of oil spills. This is no less true for bituminous sands, commonly known as oil sands or tar sands. Oil sands are mostly found in Alberta, Canada, and comprised of bitumen, sand, clay and water. They are typically viscous, with a texture similar to peanut butter.

27 Dec 2017

AIS, AtoN, MTS – and you

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USACE and USCG collaborate to make inland waterways safer. The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), supported by Alion Science and Technology (Alion), has put forth considerable effort during the last two years to further extend the capabilities of the existing Automatic Identification System (AIS) network to improve the safety and efficiency of navigation along the inland rivers. The USACE works with the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and other agencies and stakeholders to operate and maintain the nation’s Marine Transportation System (MTS).

08 Feb 2016

PVA Elects 2016 Leadership

Margo Marks (Photo: PVA)

During the PVA Annual Convention at MariTrends 2016 held January 23-26 in Crystal City, Va., members of the Passenger Vessel Association (PVA) elected Margo Marks of Beaver Island Boat Company, Beaver Island, Mich. as PVA President for 2016. Margo Marks is President/General Manager of Beaver Island Boat Company, Beaver Island, Mich. The company has provided passenger service, vehicle service and freight service between Beaver Island and Charlevoix, Mich. since 1984. The first ferry service to the island began in 1890.

10 Jun 2015

McDonald Confirmed as Mass. Maritime President

Francis X. McDonald, the 38th president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy.

A vote by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE) has confirmed Francis X. McDonald has been selected as the 38th president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. McDonald, a 1985 graduate of the school, has worked on campus since 1994. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of the nation's oldest continuously operating maritime academy and has earned degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Northeastern University. McDonald topped an impressive field of five that included Coast Guard Captain Melissa Bert…

29 May 2015

Mass. Maritime Taps McDonald as New President

Francis X. McDonald (source: Massachusetts Maritime Academy)

EVP Fran McDonald tops a field of five; choice still must be approved by Massachusetts Board of Higher Education. Pending a confirmation vote by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education (BHE), Francis X. McDonald has been selected as the 38th president of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. McDonald, a 1985 graduate of the school, has worked on campus since 1994. Currently, he serves as Executive Vice President of the nation's oldest continuously operating maritime academy and has earned degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Northeastern University.

03 Jul 2014

New Director-General Appointed at Gazprom Export

Elena Burmistrova: Photo Gazprom

Gazprom informs that due to a considerable increase in the day-to-day business and its geographical expansion, as well as product diversification within the Company’s international activities, Elena Burmistrova has been appointed Director-General of the Russian energy major's Gazprom Export subsidiary. Gazprom explains that Alexander Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee will supervise the international business sector as well as social development and sports programs.

18 Feb 2014

DSIC Appoints Ahern to Advisory Board

Jayson P. Ahern

Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced that The Honorable Jayson P. Ahern, former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs & Border Protection, was appointed to the company's Advisory Board, effective immediately. Ahern, is a Principal with The Chertoff Group, providing strategic consulting services on homeland and border security management and global commerce and supply chain matters. In 2010, Ahern retired after 33 years of federal service to both the U.S. Customs Service and U.S.

06 Sep 2013

Massport Names Hadden Port Director

Deborah Hadden

Deborah Hadden has been appointed Port Director by Thomas P. Glynn, CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport). In her new role, Hadden will be responsible for directing the planning, development, marketing, operation, security, financial management, administration and maintenance of Massport’s non-aviation properties in the Port of Boston. Hadden had been Acting Port Director since October, 2012, and was instrumental in achieving many successes in directing the Port of Boston in the last 10 months.

19 Jul 2013

Are our Ports Safe?

Joan Bondareff

Two recent reports have raised alarms about the security of our ports and the cargo that enters them by containers every day. The top North American container ports handle more than 35 million containers per year bringing vital goods to U.S. homes and companies every day. Without this freight, our economy would be at a standstill. But one nuclear device placed into a shipping container could wreak havoc not just at the port it enters, but also with the surrounding population of our busiest ports such as New York/New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.

26 Mar 2013

Chiarello to Keynote 2013 SHIPPINGInsight

Photo: Shipping Insight

Anthony Chiarello, president and CEO of TOTE, Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the SHIPPINGInsight 2013 Fleet Optimization Conference, Oct. 22-24 in Stamford, Conn. Prior to TOTE, Inc., the largest of five operating groups owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, Inc., which includes five companies organized in maritime, logistics and ship management lines of business, Chiarello, was the COO and executive vice president at NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc. Prior to NYK, Chiarello was with the AP Moller/Maersk organization for 16 years.

09 Jan 2013

US Lawmakers Warning of Dirty Bomb Threat to US Ports

GateKeeper USA Inc. (OTC Symbol: GTKP) announced that in a recent Bloomberg article, it was reported by Jeff Bliss that the US Backs Off All Cargo Scanning Goals. As reported by CBP (Customs & Boarder Protection), officials' port X-ray and Gamma-ray machines were only able to facilitate scanning 4.1% of the millions of containers that arrive in US ports each year. That percentage is consistent over the last several years. Even though DHS has publically admitted that with the utilization of existing technologies 100% screening of incoming containers would be nearly impossible, lawmakers continue to favor the mandate and stated that they are concerned about terrorists detonating a dirty bomb at a port, killing workers and rendering the facility and surrounding areas uninhabitable for years.

07 Jun 2012

Great Lakes Agencies Discuss Contingencies

Hosted by the US Coastguard, about three dozen Great Lakes agency leaders from the U.S. and Canada participated in a binational multi-agency meeting, at the Anthony J. Celebrezze Federal Building in Cleveland, to discuss various emergency preparedness and security issues concerning the Great Lakes region. The meeting, titled “Strategic Surprise: Sharing Solutions for the Great Lakes,” featured a presentation by homeland security expert Dr. Stephen E. Flynn, co-director of the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at Northeastern University, and facilitated discussions by Dr. Joe DiRenzo III, the deputy operational planning and anti-terrorism coordinator for Coast Guard Atlantic Area. The event was hosted by Rear Adm. Michael N. Parks, 9th Coast Guard District commander.

12 Mar 2012

Saltchuk Names Chiarello President & CEO

Anthony Chiarello, President & CEO of TOTE, Inc.

Saltchuk Resources has promoted Anthony Chiarello, to president & CEO of TOTE, Inc. TOTE, Inc. is the largest of six operating groups owned by Seattle-based Saltchuk Resources, Inc., and includes five companies organized in maritime, logistics and ship management lines of business. Chiarello, who accepted the top leadership position at TOTE, Inc. just 18 months ago, has already lead a realignment of the organization’s five operating companies in to three distinct lines of business: TOTE Maritime, TOTE Ship Management and TOTE Logistics. In February, TOTE, Inc.

06 Feb 2012

NAM Marine Names Regional Energy Manager

Eric W. Schreiber is appointed Regional Energy Solutions Manager, North America

Organizational announcement -  NAM Marine - Regional Energy Solutions Manager. Energy efficiency is recognized as a global mandate by governments, maritime organizations & business, and has become a key driver of growth for ABB Marine & Cranes. Opportunities in energy efficiency increasingly require that we offer our clients innovative solutions combining ABB products and other elements from across the marine industry. ABB Marine & Cranes BU has organized a worldwide Marine Energy Services group and as part of this global initiative, they have announced that Eric W.

14 Nov 2011

Horizon Lines Expands Board of Directors

Board to expand to eleven from eight; seven New Board Members Join Four Existing Directors; Four Directors Retire. Horizon Lines, a domestic ocean shipping company, today announced that it will expand its Board of Directors to 11 members from eight, effective November 25, 2011. In conjunction with the expansion, seven new directors will be appointed and four of the existing eight directors will retire. • Jeffrey A. Brodsky, Kurt M. Cellar, Carol B. Hallett, James LaChance, Steven L. Rubin, Martin Tuchman and David N. Weinstein will join the board as independent directors.

29 Jun 2010

Chiarello President American Shipping Group

Photo courtesy Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Inc.

American Shipping Group announced the appointment of Anthony Chiarello as President of American Shipping Group (ASG), effective August 1. Chiarello joins ASG from NYK Logistics (Americas) where he served as COO and Executive Vice President. He brings to the position over 30 years of maritime experience, including stevedoring and terminal operations, and liner and 3PL logistics. He also held the position of Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration. Chiarello spent much of his career at Maersk…

02 Sep 2003

Raytheon Appoints Hoeffler VP for DD(x) Program

Mike Hoeffler has been appointed vice president of the DD(X) program at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. Hoeffler replaces Jack Cronin, who has been named president of Raytheon Systems Limited (RSL), Raytheon's United Kingdom subsidiary. Under the three-year $1.3 billion contract, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems serves as the weapon and electronic systems integrator for DD(X) -- the transformational next-generation destroyer for the U.S. Navy that will revolutionize naval technology for the 21st century. Hoeffler joined Raytheon in 1969 as an engineer and then moved into program management where he managed a number of military, commercial, and international programs.

06 Mar 2006

Cruise Industry Releases Crime Statistics

Emerging Threats and International Relations. when more than 31 million people sailed on cruise ships. three-year period. Congress. Northeastern University, visiting fellow with the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics and author of 16 books. extremely low, no matter what benchmark or standard is used," said Fox. said Michael Crye, president of the ICCL. represent people that have gone through personal tragedies. to minimize or brush aside their grievances nor shirk responsibility. federal and state authorities investigate crimes on board cruise ships. allegations of crimes involving U.S. investigated and prosecuted under U.S. cruise ships outside of U.S. waters. that was adopted in 1999. authorities and fully cooperates in any investigation.

23 Apr 2003

Millennium Cell Appoints Lefebvre as COO

Millennium Cell Inc. has created a proprietary technology to safely store, generate and deliver pure hydrogen, today announced the appointment of Roland E. Lefebvre to the position of Chief Operating Officer, effective today. Most recently, Lefebvre, who has had an extensive career in the energy industry, was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of American Superconductor Corp., Westborough, MA. “Millennium Cell is pleased to welcome Roland in this important role,” said Dr. Stephen S. Tang, Millennium Cell President and CEO. “I am looking forward to the new opportunities this role offers, and to working to achieve the impressive goals Millennium Cell has established,” said Lefebvre.

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