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Gregg Ruhl, President and Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Algoma Central Corporation

Ruhl Named CEO of Algoma

, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer and will assume that role immediately.Soerensen is said to want to spend more time with his family in Europe. He joined Algoma in April 2015 and was charged with redefining the strategic focus of the Company to include growth markets beyond North America. He led the development of the global short sea business and spearheaded the creation of the NovaAlgoma partnership. During his tenure, Algoma’s international business grew to represent nearly one half of the revenue streams in which the Company participates.“Ken brought a new, more

Pic: International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Empowering Women in the Maritime

high-level of competence that the maritime industry demands.Since the programme was established 31 years ago, its portfolio of activities has grown extensively. IMO has facilitated the establishment of seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector across Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands, some 152 countries and dependent territories and 490 participants.The programme provides gender-specific fellowships, giving access to high-level technical training for women in the maritime sector in developing countries. A good example is the long-running

Photo: Crowley Logistics

Crowley Logistics Announces Organizational Changes

the company for exceptional customer service and growth.Patrick Collins has been promoted to vice president of terminal operations; Jose “Pache” Ayala has been named vice president of Caribbean logistics, and Claudia Kattán de Jordán has been appointed vice president of Central America logistics. All three executives report to Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager, Crowley Logistics.Collins is responsible for the overall operations and strategy for the company’s domestic cargo terminals, including Port Everglades and Jacksonville, Fla.; Eddystone, Penn

AMI Recognizes Dammrich Ahead of Retirement

."As a token of the marina industry appreciation of Thom's effort, AMI will be making a donation to the Folds of Honor in Thom's name.  Since 2007, Folds of Honor has carried fourth this singular, noble mission:  To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America's fallen and disabled service-members

Jayson Hron (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Welcomes Hron

with Murphy McGinnis Newspapers, he served as communications director for the United States Hockey League and, later, assistant director of public relations in the athletics department at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), earning a pair of awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America.In addition to his expertise in strategic communications, Hron’s skill sets include graphic design, video production and social media management. Since 1999, he also has been a freelance contributor to a number of media outlets including MinnPost.com, ESPN.com, St. Cloud Times, Milwaukee Journal

Tiffanny King (Left), Jeannie Stewart (Right) (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes King and Stewart

holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certificate, issued by the Human Resources Certification Institute, as well as a Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designation by the Human Resource Certification Institute. She previously served on the Board of Development Committee for the Girl Scouts of America and has volunteered her time as a local Girl Scouts troop leader and to other community causes.Stewart, who previously served as senior director, talent acquisition, travel and office services, began her career at Crowley in 2005 as manager, corporate travel and meetings. Her career progressed through

Marcus Höglund (Photo: Foreship)

Foreship Eyes US West Coast Cruise Business

of its management team in Finland to head its Seattle operation, in a move aiming to expand West Coast activities and provide a new focus for its U.S. cruise ship customer base.Marcus Höglund, Foreship Senior Vice President Engineering Services, will take up a position as Head of Operations North America, Foreship LLC with effect from October 8 to lead a team including existing staff in Seattle and in the company’s Fort Lauderdale, Fla. office.Höglund has worked worldwide in the cruise sector throughout a 20-plus year career and was one of Foreship’s founders in 2002, playing a

Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America and to date, has provided financial assistance to more than 20 students in that region

Ingalls Apprentice Graduation 2018 (Photo: HII)

110 Graduate Ingalls Shipbuilding Apprentice School

with high-quality, dependable, world-class ships that will be used to defend our nation and its values. This is where all of you, as graduates, will play such an important role for our nation.“I am committed to ensuring Mississippi’s industry partners remain competitive so we can preserve America’s national security superiority and our nation’s role as the world’s leader in commerce,” Hyde-Smith continued. “And, importantly, the jobs that make Mississippi families stronger and more secure.”Since 1952, Ingalls’ Apprentice School has produced more

John R. Ballard, Ph.D., is the new Academic Dean and Provost of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Photo: USMMA)

USMMA Names Academic Dean and Provost

and Academic Programs at the National War College. He was also the founding Dean of the National Defense College in the United Arab Emirates. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Veteran’s and Military Partnerships and Director of the Service members Opportunity Colleges at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.He is a published author and has lectured and presented seminars around the world on matters of national security, leadership and military history. He has published six books and is awaiting publication of his latest work, the co-authored book, National

SIMNAV bridge simulator. Image: ICN

Mariner Training in Brazil: Inside the Institute of Nautical Sciences

enabling the crewing and operations of ships, offshore vessels, tugboats and safety craft.SIMNAV – Bridge SimulatorThe modern bridge simulator at ICN was developed in Brazil and is considered a showcase of advanced maritime training, being one of the only such simulators in Brazil and all of Latin America. Simulators have been employed in different areas since the First World War, but have been under intensive development since the late 1940s, along with computer technology, sonar and radar technology. The Navigation and Maneuvering Simulator - SIMNAV - was developed by ICN in 2011 as an aid to the

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Webb Students

upon him an honorary doctorate degree during their 119th commencement ceremony in 2015.Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father

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HII Named a Top Employer for New Grads

U.S. shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) was named one of America’s best employers for new college graduates in 2018 by Forbes. HII was ranked 21 of 250 employers in the nationwide survey.Forbes derived the list from a series of independent, online surveys of more than 10,000 young professionals working for organizations with more than 1,000 people in their U.S. operations. The surveyed employees were asked to give their opinions on a series of statements surrounding their employer’s atmosphere and development, image, working conditions, salary and wage, and workplace and

Pic:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Training Caribbean Maritime Women

"Empowering Women in the Maritime Community" will give additional impetus to all the Women in Maritime Associations to raise awareness of their activities.IMO has supported the creation of seven regional associations for women in the maritime sector  in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific Islands.These associations are made up of female maritime professionals and provide a forum for networking, exchange of ideas and initiatives on industry developments, while motivating and empowering women through training

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GAC Expands in South America

Growing demand for professional shipping services from the offshore oil & gas industry has prompted GAC to open an office in Uruguay. The new office continues 2018’s expansion of the Group’s Americas region with the opening of GAC Brazil’s office in Fortaleza, and the establishment of GAC Panama.Based in the key port of Montevideo, GAC Uruguay is well positioned to offer a full range of ship agency services nationwide, with particular focus on the growing offshore oil & gas and product tanker sectors.

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth, Massachusetts from South Florida where he captained vessels ranging from 80- to 120-feet. Norton has sailed extensively from the coast of New England through the Florida Keys to the Bahamas, Caribbean Islands and Central America.Van Noorden recently joined IMTRA as a technical support engineer in the growing electrical department. A twenty-year marine electronics expert, Noorden’s engineering talents will be instrumental as IMTRA continues to develop the industry’s finest lighting and control solutions. He learned

Photo: Sailors’ Society

Half a Million Seafarers Benefited from 'Ship Visitor' App

the seafarers into the city for a well-earned break from their duties and the intensity of life on board.”The network of organizations using the app has grown since it launched in 2015. Furthermore, Sailors’ Society now has an affiliate program for maritime welfare providers in North America, which includes: Houston International Seafarers’ Center, the Ministry to Seafarers in Montreal, Saugenay International Seafarers’ Ministry and most recently International Seafarers’ Center in Brunswick, Georgia.Jan Kubisa from the Houston International Seafarers’ Center

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