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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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Alaska Packs Powerful Maritime Economic Punch: New Study

A recent study for the Transportation Institute by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) revealed that Alaska is a major domestic maritime state, ranking third among all American states for domestic maritime industry economic impact. The American domestic maritime industry includes vessel operators, marine terminals, shipyards, and workers engaged in the movement of cargo exclusively within the U.S. Key findings of the PwC study as they relate to Alaska were as follows: Alaska ranks #3 among all U.S. states in per capita jobs related to the American domestic maritime industry. The State is home to an

Kenny Gill (Photo: Matson)

Matson Promotes Gill as Alaska VP

Matson, Inc. has promoted Kenny Gill to the position of Vice President, Alaska. In his new role, Gill has management responsibility for all Matson operations in Alaska, including terminal operations, customer service, sales and financial performance of the company's terminals in Anchorage, Kodiak and Dutch Harbor.     Gill previously served as Senior Director of Operations for Horizon Lines' Alaska division. His appointment follows Matson's May 29, 2015 acquisition of the Alaska operations of Horizon Lines and subsequent retirement of Marion Davis, Horizon's vice president and general

Photo: Vigor

Training Program Seeks to Develop Alaskan Shipbuilders

A new shipbuilding and repair training program in Alaska aims to develop an advanced manufacturing workforce comprised of state residents.   Shipbuilder and repairer Vigor has teamed up with the maritime workforce development network Maritime Works for a public, private and philanthropic initiative called Advancing Alaskan Workers, which will train Alaska’s next generation of advanced manufacturing workers.   The initiative strives to combat the high turnover rates seen at Vigor’s Ketchikan shipyard and elsewhere that result when non-Alaskans are recruited to fill the state&rsq

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Alaska LNG Gets Conditional Approval to Export

  The Alaska LNG project marks another significant milestone with today’s announcement by the United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy last July. Authorization to export to nations with existing free trade agreements with the U.S. was previously received in November 2014. Today’s announceme

Second Mate Anna Clock, who graduated from AVTEC and received a scholarship supported by Crowley. She now serves on the Crowley tug Stalwart. (Photo: Crowley)

Grant to Help Alaska Students Develop Maritime Careers

Three-year grant will help Alaskan students develop skills to establish careers in the maritime industry.   Alaska Vocational Technical Center (AVTEC), with the help of lead industry partner Crowley Maritime Corp.’s marine services group in Valdez, Alaska, has won a Carl Perkins Post-Secondary Grant from the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development’s Career & Technical Education Office. AVTEC, known as Alaska’s Institution of Technology, will receive a grant of $250,000 annually, renewable up to three years.   AVTEC will use the grant to enhance its

Global Opens New Alaska Office

Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. has expanded its regional operations with the addition of a new office in Juneau, Alaska. The new Juneau office will support southeast Alaska through several of Global’s primary service lines: marine construction, marine salvage and emergency response, diving operations and more.   Global has been providing marine services in southeast Alaska for years through its Anchorage and Pacific Northwest offices; the new Juneau office is being established in response to client requests for a dedicated base, which will bolster the capacity of operations in that

Michael Noone (Photo: TOTE Maritime Alaska)

Noone Named President of TOTE Maritime Alaska

TOTE Maritime Alaska announced that Michael Noone will assume the role of President, January 1, 2016.   Noone joined TOTE Maritime Alaska as Chief Operating Officer in August 2013, bringing 28 years of experience in the shipping and logistics field. As COO, he has been responsible for creating strategic and operating plans for sales, pricing and operations.    Noone received his bachelor’s degree from Wagner College and is certified by some of the nation’s top executive programs in Logistics, including the SMEAL College of Business Administration at Penn State University

Foss Maritime's Has New Director of Sales

Foss Maritime announced that Carl Smith has recently joined the company as the Director of Sales and Marketing for its Fleet Services Division based out of Seattle. He will be reporting to Mike Magill, Vice President of Fleet Services.   Previously employed by Alaska Ship and Dry Dock (ASD), Smith was part of the ASD Management Team for 18 years. Early in his career, his responsibilities at ASD included Management of Production and Operations and, prior to joining Foss, he served as Director of Marketing.   "Carl's extensive industry experience and relationships will be a key

Jeff Kelton

EBDG Names Kelton Field Liaison Engineer

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a Seattle-based Naval Architect and Marine Engineering firm with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced the hire of Jeff Kelton as its Field Liaison Engineer in Ketchikan. Kelton is a naval architect with more than 38 years of industry experience. His background encompasses hands-on expertise in shipyards and ship design offices on the West Coast, Gulf Coast and in Japan. His vast experience includes project management, shipyard liaison engineering, structural engineering, high speed aluminum vessel design, structural designing to ABS-USCG-Det

Windstar Cruises Appoints Inman as Director

to further maintain and enhance the luxury line’s high standards for safety and traveler welfare. Inman’s distinguished career with the U.S. Coast Guard involved leading complex operations across drastically different geographic areas including the Caribbean Sea, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and North Pacific Ocean. His day-to-day work life involved commanding multiple Coast Guard vessels and their crews, overseeing emergency search and rescue missions and spearheading intense international law enforcement efforts including counter drug, human smuggling and mass migration. He also helped

John Parrott (Photo: Foss Maritime)

Foss Maritime Names Parrott COO

Foss Maritime announced that John Parrott will join the Foss executive team as Chief Operating Officer (COO).   Parrott comes to Foss from sister company, TOTE Maritime Alaska, where he has served as President for sixteen years. In his new role as Foss' COO, Parrott will be responsible for overseeing key operating divisions, developing and delivering on strategic plans, and optimizing day-to-day operations through implementation of best practices throughout the organization.   After 10 years sailing aboard a wide range of vessels in trade routes around the world, Parrott began at TOTE

TOTE President and CEO Anthony Chiarello (left) with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

White House Honors Chiarello for LNG Efforts

in the South auditorium of the White House yesterday to accept recognition and share insight during a panel discussion titled “Opening Doors for Opportunity.” TOTE is building the first natural gas-powered containerships in the world to serve Puerto Rico and is converting its ships in Alaska to natural gas; TOTE is the first in the United States to convert its fleet to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The experience has been both exciting and humbling for Chiarello, a fourth-generation member of the shipping and logistics industry. “As a Jones Act domestic carrier, we’re

Pacific Walrus

Shell's Arctic Drilling a Threat for Pacific Walrus

oil and gas exploration activities on foraging or migrating walruses." But Shell's two proposed drill sites are only 9 miles apart, the groups said. The Interior Department granted Shell conditional approval to begin exploratory drilling this summer in the Chukchi Sea, off the northwest coast of Alaska, huffingtonpost.com reports. "We ask you to take immediate action to address this basic deficiency in Shell’s drilling plan and permit applications, protect the Pacific walrus, and ensure agency decisions resulting from the review of Shell’s drilling proposal are defensible and

Global Diving & Salvage Launches Training Initiative

, AWS CWI prep and others, offering professional training for both independent inspectors and inspection companies involved in the aviation, rail, nuclear and marine industries. Classes will also be available to Global employees at no cost.   Regularly scheduled GTS classes will take be held in Alaska, Seattle, Portland and the San Francisco Bay area, but custom classes will also be available, with the first being held for a railroad client in Winnipeg.   Overseeing GTS is Marty Anderson as the new NDT Training and Quality Manager. Anderson, the previous owner and lead instructor of Alaska

Thomas P. Ostebo (Photo: CLIA)

Ostebo Chosen to Head CLIA

than 30 years of leadership experience to his new role, joining CLIA from the United States Coast Guard (USCG) where he served as Rear Admiral. Ostebo was most recently Director of Strategic Management, and also served as Commander for the Coast Guard 17th District and led all Coast Guard Operations in Alaska, the Arctic and North.   Tasked to lead CLIA’s work to help members succeed and unify, represent, advocate and promote the common interests of the global cruise industry, Ostebo will continue to enhance the Travel Agency, Individual Travel Agent and Executive Partner member programs

Tom Allegretti, AWO President & CEO

AWO Praises Simplification of TWIC Process

of the TWIC OneVisit legislation and key committee leaders who played an instrumental role in advancing it through Congress:  Reps. Steve Scalise (R-La.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Peter King (R-N.Y.), Candice Miller (R-Mich.), Cedric Richmond (D-La.), Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), and Don Young (R-Alaska) in the House of Representatives; and, in the Senate, Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Mark Begich (D-Alaska), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and David Vitter (R-La.). Allegretti noted that each had a critical part in overseeing TSA’s work to roll out the program. “The road to achieving OneVisit

Bill Summers & Eileen Tausch

US Marine Consultancy EBDG Expands, Employs Marine Engineers

working on a multipurpose supply vessel for one of the firm's offshore clients. The additions of Summers and Tausch bring the total number of EBDG employees to 63.  This includes 17 Professional Engineers, many of whom are registered in the states of Washington, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Alaska, Texas and Louisiana.  About EBDG Elliott Bay Design Group LLC (EBDG) is an employee-owned company with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska that provides naval architecture, marine engineering and production support services to owners, operators and shipyards across the