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SUNY Hosts Ceremony for Hornblower E-Navigation Lab

Ongoing partnership between Hornblower and Maritime College provides access to internships and jobs for students & alumni along with access to training facilities for Hornblower crewsThere is a new wave of maritime talent hitting the shores of New York Harbor as one of the oldest maritime institutions in the country continues to expand its partnership with one of the biggest ferry operators in the country.  SUNY Maritime College officials joined Hornblower executives for a ceremony renaming the College’s navigation lab the “Hornblower E-Navigation Lab.” The naming served as

Jennifer K. Waters (Photo: Maritime College)

Maritime College Names Waters Provost and VP

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College announced that Jennifer K. Waters has been appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs beginning July 1. Dr. Waters currently serves as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.Dr. Jennifer Waters, a native New Yorker, received her bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and marine engineering from the Webb Institute before earning a master’s and doctoral degree in ocean engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.Dr. Waters is a professional engineer with broad

Bart B. Kelleher has taken over as CEO of Chembulk Tankers (Photo: Chembulk Tankers)

Chembulk Tankers Announces Leadership Changes

Maritime Management and held roles in investment banking, commercial banking and capital markets roles in the maritime and energy-related industries at Bear Stearns and HSH Nordbank. Kelleher holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, Master’s degree from MIT and a B.E. from New York Maritime College.Solomon Tan, Senior Vice President of Finance, will replace Kelleher as Chief Financial Officer. Tan will remain located in Singapore. Tan has been with the company since 2015 and held several key roles within Chembulk. Prior to joining the company, Tan was with the global financial advisory

From left: Dr. Noel Hacegaba, Port of Long Beach; Gregory Tuthill, SeaCube Container Leasing; 
Michael Wilson, Consolidated Chassis Management

CII Announces Three New Directors

is presently Deputy Executive Director. Noel Hacegaba is a graduate of the University of Southern California.• Greg Tuthill is CCO, leading global sales, marketing and trading teams of SeaCube, one of the largest global container leasing companies. He is a graduate of the State University of NY Maritime College.  • Mike Wilson is CEO of Consolidated Chassis Management, the leading cooperative chassis pool manager in the U.S. He has a 30-plus-year career in the transportation industry in international shipping, including senior positions around the world. He is the 2018 recipient of the

"The President's Panel" helped to bring the 10th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium to a close yesterday. (L to R); Eric Johansson, SUNY Maritime; RADM Michael E. Fossum, Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime Academy; RADM Michael Alfultis, President, SUNY Maritime College; RADM Francis X. McDonald, President of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, and moderator RADM Fred Rosa (USCG, Ret.), Johns Hopkins APL. (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

MRS '19 Wraps Up @ SUNY Maritime

“The decrease in state spending on higher education is what keeps me awake at night” is how RADM Michael Alfultis, President, SUNY Maritime College, neatly summarized the biggest challenge he faces as the leader of one of the U.S.’ leading maritime universities. “With a small student body (about 1700), the numbers simply don’t work,” noting that while state funding 15 years ago covered two-thirds of the college’s operating expenses, that percentage hovers at or below 30% today.The 10th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium closed yesterday at the Maritime

Sergey Frank (Photo: Sovcomflot)

Sovcomflot Elects New Chairman and New CEO

will allow Sovcomflot to consolidate its leadership position in the global shipping market," said Mr Tonkovidov.Sergey Frank Sergey Frank was born in Novosibirsk in 1960.Mr Frank graduated with distinction from the Faculty of Navigation of the Admiral Nevelskoy Far Eastern High Engineering Maritime College in 1983 (now Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University), from the commercial school of the All-Union Academy of International Trade in 1989, and from the Faculty of Law of the Far Eastern Federal University in 1995. He holds a PhD degree in Technical Sciences.Mr Frank became President and

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Offshore Wind Conference Set for SUNY Maritime

The Center of Excellence for Offshore Renewable Energy at the State University of New York Maritime College and the Maritime Industry Museum at Fort Schuyler, are hosting the Ocean Wind Energy Conference on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Maritime Academic Center, SUNY Maritime College.Serving as the keynote speaker is Alana Duerr, Ph.D., Director, Offshore Wind North America, DNV GL - Renewables Advisory, who will offer insight to opportunities for maritime industry support of Ocean Wind Energy development and sustainment for many years to come. Subject matter experts and executives from Equinor

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

of the American maritime academies and welcome our shipmates into this critical and gratifying career path.”These graduates have studied at the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).Post-graduation, many

Greg Tuthill (Photo: SeaCube Container Leasing)

Tuthill Named COO of SeaCube Container Leasing

Lines, Ltd in 1988 where he held several positions in marketing and sales before heading up North America Operations for APL, Ltd. After leaving APL, he continued to expand the depth and breadth of his responsibilities at NYK Line and later at TOTE Logistics.Tuthill is a graduate of State University Maritime College and holds a master’s degree in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He has also served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant Commander

BAE $26B Frigate Deal: Local University Sees Opportunity

benefits would flow to Australian industry as a result of the deal to build a new fleet of nine navy frigates, particularly with a 65 to 70 per cent Australian industry content target in the contract. “The University of Tasmania, primarily through our specialist institute the Australian Maritime College, enjoys a longstanding collaborative relationship with BAE Systems,” Professor Heywood said.  “Earlier this month I was delighted to accept an invitation to tour BAE shipyards in Glasgow where I was able to experience its Digital Shipyard and view the Hunter Class Type

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Real-world Training in Environmental Compliance

In order to provide cadets with hands-on environmental compliance training with the latest technology, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College will install a digital environmental compliance tool aboard the Training Ship Empire State (T/S Empire State) for Summer Sea Term 2018.Ocean Guardian is a digitization tool developed by Total Marine Solutions to match a vessel’s location to a comprehensive regulatory database of international, national, regional, port and company regulations for discharge streams. The solution helps operators immediately understand what can and cannot be

The Honourable Christopher Pyne, Minister for Defence Industry Photo

HII, KBR to Manage Aussie's Naval Shipbuilding College

and sustainment industry.”   HII and KBR have put together a team from the shipbuilding, education, training, academic and business sectors across Australia to ensure the mission of the Naval Shipbuilding College is properly executed. These organizations include the Australian Maritime College in Launceston; Australian vocational education and training providers (TAFE) in Adelaide and Fremantle; and AiGroup, Manpower Group, PwC, Defence Teaming Centre and the Defence Industry Educational Skills Consortium, all of which have extensive national presence across Australia. The team will

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SUNY Maritime, Greece Maritime Academy Begin Collaboration

Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of SUNY Maritime College, and Cmdr. H.C.G. Danopoulos Evangelos, of the National Merchant Maritime Academy of Hydra, Greece, recently signed a memorandum of agreement to establish an articulation agreement between the two maritime institutions. It also allows the two institutions to develop further partnerships and find additional areas of cooperation.   The agreement, signed earlier this week, will allow the Greek students, upon completion of their program at Hydra, to transfer to SUNY Maritime College to earn a Bachelor of Science in Marine Operations.

Ankit Munjal (Photo: Ashtead Technology)

Ashtead Hires Munjal in Singapore

clients.    Prior to joining Ashtead, Munjal was business development manager at James Fisher Subsea Excavation, where he was responsible for securing new business with oil and gas majors and contractors, across APAC.    A Bachelor of Engineering graduate from the Australian Maritime College, Munjal’s role as regional sales manager will also see him support Ashtead in the development of innovative, cost-effective engineered measurement solution offerings

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Emirati Women Graduate Abu Dhabi Maritime Training Center

. Abu Dhabi Ports began the course specifically to train Emiratis in the skills required to become sea captains and aligned these efforts with the UAE’s leadership vision to empower women to become a vital component in the development of the society.   Lecturers from the Australian Maritime College carried out the training of all 16 students and the Australian Marine Safety Authority, who are the official representative of the International Maritime Organization in Australia, issuing the certification. The students were required to attend ten weeks of classes and spend four months at sea

An aerial view of the campus of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. (Photo: MMA)

1,200 Maritime Academy Grads Enter the US Workforce

to work, transporting the cargo that delivers vital necessities for our nation’s economy and security.” These graduates hail from the seven maritime academies in the United States, namely: the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point, N.Y.), State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (Fort Schuyler, N.Y.), California Maritime Academy (Vallejo, Calif.), Great Lakes Maritime Academy (Traverse City, Mich.), Maine Maritime Academy (Castine, Maine), Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Buzzards Bay, Mass.), and Texas A&M Maritime Academy (Galveston, Texas).   Joining the

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Gullickson Joins EBDG

successfully garner new business opportunities. Stephanie graduated from California State University Maritime Academy in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and later received her Master of Science in International Transportation Management from State University of New York Maritime College.  

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