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Roland Malins-Smith (Photo courtesy ACMF)

ACMF Receives Grant from Former SeaFreight Boss

The American Caribbean Maritime Foundation (ACMF) announced it received a contribution of $150,000 from Mr. and Mrs. Roland Malins-Smith. Mr. Malins-Smith, now retired, is founder of SeaFreight Line Ltd. which was acquired by Crowley in 2015.The ACMF funds scholarships and provides grants for classrooms and other facilities at the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU).Malins-Smith, born in Grenada, began his career in 1970 researching shipping and transportation issues for the then Caribbean Free Trade Area (Carifta) Secretariat based in Georgetown Guyana. He was later seconded to the West Indies

Jordan Tilton (Photo: MJP)

Marine Jet Power Hires Tilton

management and aftermarket business development in the Americas.Tilton has more than 15 years experience in the commercial marine sector. He began his career on the Great Lakes captaining high speed ferries and also worked as a captain on board yachts and commercial vessels in the Gulf Coast and Caribbean before joining U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Air and Marine as a Vessel Commander and Marine Interdiction Agent.Tilton holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio State University and maintains a 200 Ton Near Coastal Masters license

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

Viega LLC has hired Yasmin Fortuny as its new technical manager for its shipbuilding and cruise business development division in the Florida, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Caribbean regions.   In this position, Fortuny is responsible for positioning Viega as the primary choice for marine applications within the cruise line, shipbuilding, mega-yacht, commercial-vessel and military markets. She is also responsible for promoting all of Viega’s marine-approved products, educating key end users and promotion and distribution across all marine channels.   Fortuny has more than 14 years of

MOL Names Nakamura as SVP Transpacific, Caribbean and Latin Trade

MOL (America) Inc. welcomes Junya Nakamura as Senior Vice President of Transpacific, Caribbean, Latin (West Coast South America) Trade. For the Transpacific Trade, he will report to Richard Hiller, executive vice president, MOL Line and for the Caribbean and Latin Trade, he will report to Yutaka Hinooka, chief operating officer, MOL Liner, Ltd. Nakamura joined MOL in 1985, most recently serving as general manager of the MOL (Japan), Ltd. administrative group. He earned his undergraduate bachelor of law degree from Waseda University and has also held positions in container operations; import and

Mike Kent (Photo: Pettit Marine Paint)

Kent, Johnson Join Pettit Sales Team

Marine coatings manufacturer Pettit Marine Paint has added two new regional representatives: Mike Kent, new technical sales representative for the territory of Texas, Louisiana and the Caribbean Islands, and Travis Johnson, part-time representative of Pettit products in southwest Florida.   Kent, who joined the Pettit Team in January, 2016 as a Technical Sales Representative, has 28 years of experience in the marine coatings market. During his time in the marine industry, he has had the opportunity to work in different business facets ranging from boatyards and boat builders to charter companies

Daniel Vargas (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Names Vargas VP, Business Development

Crowley names Daniel Vargas new Vice President of International Business Development, prtnering with Jeffrey de la Combe to enhance Caribbean services   Veteran sales executive in ocean transportation and logistics Daniel Vargas has been appointed vice president of international business development to support the Crowley Maritime Corp. liner and logistics services groups. He will work closely with Crowley's new director of logistics in St. Maarten, Jeffrey de la Combe, to bring supply chain solutions for customers and their cargoes originating outside the U.S.     In the newly

Royal Caribbean Selects Quintiq Software

  Quintiq, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced that Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has selected its software solution to optimize the assignment of more than 80,000 crew members across its various brands and ships globally.   As a global company, Royal Caribbean required a solution that could handle increasingly complex workforce planning conditions unique to the cruise business, and its manual approach to crew planning and scheduling was time-consuming and left no room for optimization.   Quintiq is able to incorporate all the rules, regulations and requirements of its

Janne Luukkonen (© MV WERFTEN)

MV WERFTEN Promotes Luukkonen

ships and the Endeavor Class exploration yachts starts early 2018,” he said.   Luukkonen studied at the Helsinki University of Technology and is a naval architect. He has long-time experience in building large cruise ships, and has worked as a project manager for companies such as Royal Caribbean Cruises

Lars Ljungström (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Ljungström VP of Finance, CFO

;m has been appointed to vice president of finance and chief financial officer (CFO) for Volvo Penta of the Americas, effective July 2017.    Ljungström will provide strategic leadership over finance, planning, budgeting and reporting for North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. He will also oversee coordination of IT systems and services, as well as legal and sales operations.    Prior to this appointment, Ljungström was CFO at GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, where he was responsible for finance and IT, internal control compliance activities and implementation

Jim Berra (Photo: Royal Caribbean International)

Berra Named Marketing Head at Royal Caribbean

Cruise line Royal Caribbean International has hired Jim Berra as its new chief marketing officer. As CMO, Berra will be responsible for all aspects of Royal Caribbean’s marketing program, including brand strategy and positioning, consumer and trade advertising, web and loyalty marketing, research, brand development and communications. He will report to the cruise line’s president and chief executive officer, Michael Bayley. Berra most recently served as senior vice president and chief marketing officer for Carnival Cruise Line where he oversaw the company's advertising, public

Photo:  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Supporting Maritime Women of the Caribbean

 Work to support women in the Caribbean maritime industry is underway with the first conference of the Women in Maritime Association Caribbean (WiMAC) taking place in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands (5-9 September).    Under the theme "Charting the course for generations of women" the conference is drafting a strategic and regional agenda to support WiMAC’s mission to foster the development and participation of women in the maritime sector and contribute to the growth of the industry within the region.   Some 75 representatives from the port and maritime authorities

Royal Caribbean Names Miller SVP & Chief Human Resources

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. said it has named Laura B. Miller senior vice president and chief human resources officer, report directly to chairman and CEO, Richard D. Fain.   Miller joins Royal Caribbean with more than 25 years of experience implementing human resources strategies, having most recently served as SVP and chief human resources officer for ADT Corporation. Prior to that, Miller was the chief human resources officer for Coca-Cola Refreshments.   Miller graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in Industry and Labor Relations.   As of December 31, 2017, Royal

Edward Hoch (Photo: Ocean Marketing Southeast)

Hoch Joins Ocean Marketing Southeast

Former Flexiteek general manager and Taco Metals OEM sales representative Edward Hoch has joined the Ocean Marketing Southeast team as a sales representative for Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean.   “[Ed will] be working closely with Ed Morris and Kelton Kenney out of our Fort Lauderdale office to add additional depth to our manufacturer sales and technical training programs,” said Ocean Marketing President and CEO John Thommen.

Michael Bayley

RCCL: Bayley, Lutoff-Perlo take CEO Posts

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (NYSE, OSLO: RCL) named two senior company executives to lead the company’s two largest brands. Michael Bayley, who worked his way up from an assistant purser’s position aboard the Nordic Prince, will serve as President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International. Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, whose career at the company began in the New England sales office, will serve as President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises.  “This is a happy day for Michael and Lisa, and a proud day for all of us at the company,” said Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of Royal

Scott Trimble (Photo: Pettit Marine Paint)

Pettit Hires Trimble as Technical Sales Rep

Marine coatings manufacturer Pettit Marine Paint has added Scott Trimble to its staff as Technical Sales Representative, responsible for bolstering customer retention efforts and developing new relationships in the vital Gulf Coast and Caribbean markets. A NACE International Institute-certified level 2 Coating Inspector, Trimble has received comprehensive training and has demonstrated significant experience in topside paints and antifouling coatings.

Peter Fetten (Photo: MV WERFTEN)

Fetten Named CEO at MV WEFTEN

Laakso will remain as Managing Director and step into the position of COO to focus on cruise shipbuilding.Fetten was previously the Senior Vice President of Corporate Ship Refits at Carnival Corporation & PLC for the past nine years. He was also Vice President Newbuilding and Fleet Design of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for eight years and held several executive positions during his 16 years at Blohm+Voss Shipyard. Fetten is also a past member of the board of directors of Grand Bahamas Shipyard and has worked together with Laakso at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Fetten, a German national with degrees

Carl Stone (Photo: AkzoNobel)

AkzoNobel Names Stone Southern Regional Sales Manager

Carl Stone has joined the Awlgrip and Interlux Yacht Coatings Team as Southern Regional Sales Manager. The southern region includes the U.S. southern states, Hawaii, Latin America, Mexico and the Caribbean. An engineering graduate of Old Dominion University with an MBA from Webster University, Carl is a retired Navy Commander with over 30 years of service. He held managerial sales positions with Fortune 500 companies prior to joining the AkzoNobel team. As a surface warfare officer, Carl spent many years at sea and understands the marine community and shares the passion we all have for this

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