Ransomware: The IT Danger on the Horizon
of the BIMCO Guidelines for Cyber Security Onboard Ships, now the de-facto cybersecurity standard for vessel operators, and he continues to advise on the development of these guidelines. He also serves on the Board of Directors for CIRM (Comité International Radio-Maritime) -- the international association for marine electronics companies -- and Chair of the CIRM Cyber Risk Working Group, which fosters relations between all organizations concerned with electronic aids to marine navigation, communications and information systems. Outside of work, Saunders serves as an Officer in the Royal
De Keukelaere Wins IADC "Young Author Award"
The International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC) bestowed the Young Author Award to Liesbeth De Keukelaere, R&D Professional at VITO in Belgium. IADC’s Young Author Award is given annually to “stimulate the promotion of new ideas and encourage younger men and women in the dredging industry”. The award is granted at industry-leading conferences, with a winning young author selected from the proceedings of the CEDA Dredging Days 2019, held on November 7-8, 2019, in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.Ms De Keukelaere was selected as the Young Author Award winner for the co-authoring
Online Tool Helps Assess Drilling Safety
A newly created online assessment tool aims to help drilling employers reinforce the competency of roustabouts.Developed as part of the OPITO Skills Screening online tool, a comprehensive question bank has been created by the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) with input from members Awilco (UK) Ltd, Transocean, Valaris, COSL Drilling Europe and Diamond Offshore.OPITO, a not-for-profit skills organization for the energy industry, said its Skills Screening tool provides an accessible online solution for organizations looking to assess the knowledge and understanding of current and
Craighead Appointed as CLIA President and CEO
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has announced that its Global Executive Committee has appointed Kelly Craighead as President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2019. Craighead will be taking over the role currently held by Cindy D'Aoust, who in July of this year announced her intent to leave her position by year’s end.Craighead has spent over 15 years in the public and private sectors, recently serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Travel and Tourism in the U.S. Department of Commerce where she advanced travel and tourism priorities within the Administratio
Lachtman to Succeed Ludwiczak as Head of LSC
to take over as General Secretary of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council Ltd (LSC) in February 2019 from Joseph E Ludwiczak, who is retiring after 17 years at the helm.Kierstin, who will operate from the LSC offices in Dulles, Virginia, is currently Manager, Maritime Policy for Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) in Washington DC. There, her responsibilities include developing maritime policy in concert with shipowner members, determining and co-ordinating shipping industry positions on safety, environmental, operational, and regulatory issues and advocating members’ positions at regulatory
CLIA Scouting for New President, CEO
Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said that Cindy D’Aoust, president and CEO, will be step down at the end of the year to focus on family priorities. D’Aoust will remain in her role until a successor is identified and will help oversee the transition of a new leader. CLIA’s Global Executive Committee are developing a transition plan that will include a search for a new president and CEO.CLIA has retained the services of executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates to lead the search for a new president and CEO.
Rob Nakama: From USCG to Foss Maritime
, and a Type 3 Incident Commander under the Incident Command System. Nakama became certified as a Master Exercise Practitioner in 2011 under the direction of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Management Institute. In 2015, he became a Certified Emergency Manager from the International Association of Emergency Managers. “I’m currently responsible for (Foss Maritime’s) overall compliance with Federal, state and international oil spill response, prevention and contingency-plan requirements for all company and subsidiary vessels, two shipyard, and our fueling
Abu Dhabi Ports Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day
first Emirati to operate forklifts at Khalifa Port. Fawziya Hasan Al Dhaheri is the first Emirati woman to work as VTS operator within Abu Dhabi Marine Services "SAFEEN" and Sahar Rasti is the first woman to work at ‘SAFEEN’ and the first to obtain a certificate from the International Association of Marina Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse “IALA”.
Webb Institute Class of 2017 Turns Tassels
. Following commencement, Webb’s Class of 2017 will spread out across the country and the world to begin graduate work or start their professional careers in the marine industry for employers such as Carnival Cruise Line, General Dynamics Electric Boat and Cruise Lines International Association.
Patrick Verhoeven to Leave ECSA for IAPH
Patrick Verhoeven will leave the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA) on September 1 this year to become Managing Director Policy and Strategy at the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH). This is a new leadership function that was created following a fundamental reform of the organization, which is meant to increase its international relevance and visibility as well as strengthen its membership base. Announcing the decision, ECSA President Niels Smedegaard said, “Patrick has regretfully decided to leave his position with us after
IAMPE Certifies Port Professionals
The International Association of Maritime and Port Professionals (IAMPE) said its latest two classes of maritime professionals have completed the IAMPE Professional Management Certification Program. The program provides a recognized industry-wide professional certification for those port and maritime professionals who have industry experience and complete the management certification program. The program includes comprehensive seminar education offered by industry professionals and approved by the Board of the IAMPE. In Philadelphia, receiving the professional designation of Maritime Port Executive
Greater Houston Port Bureau, IAMPE to Offer Management Training
The Greater Houston Port Bureau and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) have concluded an agreement for the IAMPE to provide industry management and executive educational programs to Port Bureau members. The Memorandum of Understanding provides Port Bureau members with the ability to take accredited management training through the IAMPE for professional certification. In addition, the IAMPE will recognize and provide credited certification for specific programs offered by the Port Bureau to its members. “We are glad that the Port Bureau
Fecke Named CLIA Europe Secretary General
Tom Fecke will join Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) on January 3, 2017 as Secretary General, CLIA Europe. Fecke will be responsible for managing the European region and will play a key part in strategically implementing CLIA Global programs across Europe. A seasoned professional in the travel industry, Fecke began his career as a travel agent. He holds a degree as master of business administration and had various management roles with Galileo/ Travelport and Avis Rent-a-Car. For more than eight years he worked for RCL Cruises as a regional General Manager. In his previous role, Fecke
Olivere Joins Norwegian Cruise Line as SVP, Sales
portfolio including new business development, Olivere also previously served as senior vice president of sales for ClubMed, a role that saw her initiate a turnaround of U.S. travel agency sales and launch new partnerships. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) Supplier Trade Committee and the America Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) Marketing Committee.
AKD Appoints Spijker
also involved in litigation, focusing on international transportation law disputes and recoveries. Spijker, is a Legal 500 first-rate recommended lawyer and a member of the Dutch Transport Law Association, as well as being actively involved in the Transport Law Commission of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA). Jos van der Meché, head of AKD’s Transport & Energy team, says, “At AKD Transport & Energy, we come up with unconventional solutions where necessary, based on expertise and creativity. We are able to do that by recruiting and
CLIA Names Senior VP for Member Operations
Caroline Johnson has joined the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as Senior Vice President, Membership Operations. Johnson will be responsible for leading membership strategy, planning and business operations in North America. Johnson, who has been with CLIA for the last four months as a contractor, brings extensive experience in association and corporate leadership roles. Most recently, she was Senior Director, Marketing and Communications at Meetings Professional International (MPI) where she managed a department of 14 staff and built a unified brand by integrating consistent
Bryan Steps in as Interferry’s Interim CEO
for the role – effective from April 1 - late last year pending the appointment of a permanent successor. Roueche, who has retired after 14 years as CEO, led the organization’s evolution from the International Marine Transit Association (IMTA) to Interferry, the leading international association for ferry operators and industry suppliers. Interferry chairman Mike Grainger commented, “We thank Len for his long commitment to our organization and to the international ferry community. We also appreciate Darrell’s willingness to come out of retirement