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All-Female Crew Sails Waters in Latin America

Monte Cristi, a 70-ton tugboat that helps maneuver larger vessels so they can dock, undo or be driven through the channels.The boat is special not only because of the expertise, technical knowledge and safety standards applied; this is the first crew integrated by women, a milestone for the Latin American maritime industry."Many things that we presume to be done through physical force, in reality, only require technical intelligence and the right tools. Many may think that women do not have the ability to work on a powerful tug boat, but our crew has shown that this type of work is not exclusive

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Ossena to Drive AGCS N. America Growth

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) said that Baptiste Ossena, Global Product Leader of Hull and Marine Liabilities (HML), will assume additional responsibility as the North American Regional Head of HML, effective April 1, 2019.Relocating to New York from Paris, Ossena will work closely with direct report John Kiernan, the current Head of HML in North America, who will take on the key responsibility for large account management and portfolio steering across the business.Ossena has held his current global role since 2017. He also served as the Regional Head of Mediterranean Marine &

Tim Protheroe joins Bureau Veritas, leading its North America efforts.

Protheroe Takes Charge of BV N. America

Tim Protheroe, with more than 40 years of industry experience, was tapped to head North American activities for Bureau Veritas Marine & OffshoreProtheroe was officially named Regional Chief Executive, Marine & Offshore, North America, providing leadership in the United States and Canada. His role includes responsibility for the marine operational client support teams and services provided under the continued management of the General Manager, Marine Operations, Daniel Giani. Protheroe will report to Bruno Dabouis, Vice-President for the South West Europe and North Americas Zone.Based in Houston

Jill Biden, the former Second Lady of the United States, delivers commencement address at The Apprentice School graduation. Photo by Ashley Cowan/HII

HII: 157 Apprentice School Graduates

. The Apprentice School, which first opened in 1919 with 126 apprentices, is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. Over the last 100 years, the school has produced more than 10,800 graduates.“To casually say that you build ships falls woefully short of how you serve the United States of America,” said Jennifer Boykin, President, Newport News Shipbuilding. “I’m challenging you to think bigger. You build diplomacy, you build democracy, and you build freedom. You are our future, and our legacy is in your capable hands.“I have no doubt that the dedication, determination

Ricaurte Vasquez. Pic: Florida State University

Panama Canal Appoints New Administrator

of Directors (2004-2006), deputy administrator (2000-2004) and finance director (1996-2000) for the waterway, playing a role in laying the groundwork for the Panama Canal Expansion Program. Recently, he served as General Electric's executive director (2013-2015), vice president, and CEO for Central America and the Caribbean (2008-2011).He has a PhD in Managerial Economics and a Master's Degree in Operations Research and Statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also has a Master's Degree in Economics from North Carolina State University.To guarantee a smooth succession, Vasquez

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

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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

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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

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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.

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

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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

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

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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

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

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