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Alexis Miller, Danielle Leahy and Kaitlin Badgett (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)

Canaveral Port Authority Welcomes Summer Interns

summer working with Canaveral Port Authority as interns in Cargo Business Development, Environmental Plans & Programs, and Engineering. From June 8 until August 6, the students will support the day-to-day activities of operating Port Canaveral, the world’s second busiest cruise port and central Florida’s marine gateway into the global marketplace. The interns are: Kaitlin Badgett of Cocoa, a senior majoring in Biology with an emphasis in Coastal Environmental Science at the University of North Florida; Danielle Leahy of Cocoa Beach, a junior majoring in International Transportation

Erik Bon Fleur  (Photo: BCGP)

BCGP Appoints Bon Fleur as General Manager

director of operations for Thunder Jet, an aluminum boat builder in Washington state. Bon Fleur has been with Brunswick since 2012, when he joined the Company as a process engineer at the previously owned Hatteras Yachts.   Bon Fleur holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, and a master degree in industrial engineering as well as an MBA from the University of Florida’s Warrington College of Business Administration

Chilean Trade Commissioner Sacha Garafulic, right, chats about trade growth opportunities with, from left, Port Manatee Executive Director Carlos Buqueras and Manatee County Port Authority Chairwoman Vanessa Baugh. (Photo: Port Manatee)

Port Manatee, Chile Aim to Boost Commerce

Port Manatee and Chile are pursuing considerable opportunities to boost two-way trade, according to a Chilean official who visited the Central Florida Gulf Coast port Thursday [June 15]. Garafulic, who spoke at the Manatee County Port Authority’s meeting and toured the port, including the International Trade Hub at Port Manatee, said he believes the hub could serve as a launching pad for enhanced commercial ties.             Garafulic, who is based in Miami, pointed out that Chile is engaged in about $5 billion a year of trade with South

At Port Manatee, cargo is offloaded from World Direct Shipping’s M/V Queen B, which is soon to shift to a new weekly service from Mexico’s Port of Tuxpan, while an additional vessel is deployed between Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, and Port Manatee. (Photo: World Direct)

World Direct Shipping to Double Port Manatee Service

Ocean carrier World Direct Shipping is doubling its service across the Gulf of Mexico between the state of Veracruz and Central Florida’s Port Manatee.             World Direct Shipping has announced plans to add a weekly sailing to Port Manatee from the Port of Tuxpan, in the north-central portion of Veracruz, to augment the successful service it has operated each week since November 2014 to Port Manatee from Coatzacoalcos, in southern Veracruz. The first sailing from Tuxpan is scheduled for Jan. 12.   Tuxpan is the closest commercia

Elloitt Smith (Photo: Voith Turbo)

Smith Joins Executive Team of Voith Turbo

for Global Services at CH2M Hill in Atlanta, Georgia, where he led strategic growth initiatives for global markets in the power and energy industries. He has also previously worked for Siemens Energy. Smith received his MBA at the University of North Carolina and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Jacksonville University.    

Rick Meidel (Photo: Crowley)

Meidel Joins Crowley Fuels in Alaska

growing and continually improving the company.” Crowley Fuels provides transportation, distribution and sales of petroleum products to more than 280 communities across Alaska, and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sales, distribution and engineering services primarily in Alaska, the Caribbean and Central America

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

Volvo Penta of the Americas announced the appointment of Tony Kelleher as vice president for customer support and training.   Kelleher will be responsible to support both marine and industrial segments within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He will serve as a member of the Volvo Penta of the Americas executive team and the extended aftermarket management team   Kelleher was previously director of the marine leisure segment with responsibility for OEM and dealer sales and partnership development for North America. He has also served as head of the service

Anny Martin (Photo: Moore & Company)

Martin Joins Moore & Company

Committees of UCLA Model United Nations.   Before joining Moore & Company, Martin served as a Law Clerk for ChildersLaw LLC and Peter C.K. Enwall P.A. both in Gainesville, Fla. She was also a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Judge Terry J. Hatter at the Unites States Federal District Court, Central District of California working on copyright and patent cases, disputes, fees and violations.   Now, at Moore & Co., a boutique law firm specializing in Marine, Aviation and Art Law, Martin uses her business background, knowledge of international affairs and language skills by focusing

AJ Halavacs: Photo ZF Marine

ZF Marine’s Halavacs Dies at 59

AJ Halavacs, Pleasure Craft Product Line Manager, North and Central America at ZF Marine Propulsion Systems Miramar LLC, the North American arm of ZF Friedrichshafen AG Marine Propulsion Systems, has died after fighting illness for a number of years. He was 59. “It’s a devastating loss to our team and to the industry” said Wolfgang Schmid, Director, Industrial Technology, Head of Marine Propulsion Systems Region North and Central America. “The consummate salesman, AJ had a gregarious personality not soon forgotten. It seemed that there wasn’t a person in this business

Leslie Samel

Samel Joins Hatch Mott MacDonald

Leslie Samel, PE, BCEE, has joined the multidisciplinary engineering firm Hatch Mott MacDonald, and will serve as a Senior Project Manager and office leader at HMM’s office in Jacksonville, Florida. Leslie is a professional engineer in Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, with more than 14 years of experience in environmental, water and wastewater planning, design and construction services. Leslie earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees in Environmental Engineering from the University of Florida. She is an active member of the Florida Water Environment Association

AMP Chairman Thomas Allegretti

Florida Ranks 2nd in the US for Maritime Jobs

Domestic Maritime Industry Worth More than $9.6 Billion to Florida Economy. Florida ranks second among all states in domestic maritime jobs, according to a new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for the Transportation Institute and released by the American Maritime Partnership (AMP), the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry. Supported by the Jones Act, which ensures vessels operating in our domestic waterways are U.S.-built, U.S.-crewed and U.S.-owned, the state’s 52,140 domestic maritime jobs pump more than $9.6 billion annually into the Florida economy and maritime worker income

Paul Ouellette (Photo: SBI)

SBI Adds Business Development Director

SAFE Boats International (SBI) announced it has hired Paul Ouellette as its new business development director for the U.S. East.   Ouellette joins SBI as a recently retired Major for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Ouellette earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Biology from Fort Lewis College in Colorado. Commencing work as a State Law Enforcement Officer with FWC, Ouellette rose through the ranks to become Florida’s Boating Law Administrator, Chief of FWC’s Boating and Waterways Section and Regional Commander of Florida’s NE

UNF seniors Matthew Petrone (left) and Olivia Musselwhite (Right) each received $2,500 from Crowley toward their continued education. (Photo courtesy of Crowley)

Crowley Gives Scholarships to Two Student Employees

until November. Crowley also extends formal internships when possible as an additional benefit to the scholarship recipients. Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students at select institutions of higher learning from Alaska to Central America.  The company has also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs. In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr., formally established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary

Palladium Announces VP of Business Development

the recent V.P. of International Business at Savant Systems LLC., Arnold setup the Distribution and Field Engineering for the company and also developed and managed all B2B relationships in the International markets.  Those markets included Australia, New Zealand, ASIA, EMEA, Russia, South America, Central America /Caribbean and Canada.    In his early career, Arnold was a co-founder of Atlas Broadband, one of the Southeast's first DSL providers as well as the Director of Business for DirecNet a pioneering company in the high-speed wireless sector and ISP provider. During that time he

Photo: Volvo Penta

Volvo Penta Expands N. America Training

; The regional locations will augment Volvo Penta’s primary North American training centers in Chesapeake, Va., and Burnaby, B.C. The company also schedules classes at a training facility in Vero Beach, Fla., for the large number of dealers in Florida, as well as special training sessions in Central America and North America. The technical training classes complement Volvo Penta’s extensive computer-based training program, which technicians can take online as their schedules permit.    

Photo courtesy of The Great Lakes Towing Company

Great Lakes Shipyard Hires Skeeter as GM

of Science in Electromechanical Engineering Technology from University of Miami.   The addition of Skeeter takes place as the Shipyard continues work on the construction of the new 3,400 H.P. tugboat for Regimen de Pensiones y Jubilaciones del Personal de la Empresa Portuaria Quetzal, Guatemala, Central America (Regimen). Plans are also in place to proceed with construction of a second tug for NYPA’s Niagara Power Plant operation in Buffalo, New York, as well as five new Damen Stan Tugs 1907 ICE for The Towing Company’s harbor towing operations

More Coverage Expected from New Federal Regs

Legislation passed on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 by the U.S. House of Representatives will bring a benefit to improve insurance coverage at lower cost to companies and their workers in the recreational boating industry, said the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), a trade organization dedicated to promoting, protecting and growing marine business jobs. H.R. 3896 achieved this by amending the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act to provide a simplified definition of recreational vessels for purposes of the Act. The legislation was spearheaded and introduced last

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