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Navigating the Rough Waters of Misclassification

on an intricately orchestrated chain of events where owner-operator independent contractors move containers to and from ports; haul them to the warehouses or rail yards then to their final destination – stores and factories across the country.    Today, the relationship between motor carriers and the owner-operators has never been more complicated. A big part of truckload transportation since deregulation, the independent contractor model is dependent on whether these owner-operators are truly classified as independent contractors or actually misclassified employees, deserving of

Poelma Promoted to President of CCM

; CCM manages six regional chassis pools containing over 130,000 intermodal chassis at 300 U.S. rail and port intermodal locations across the U.S. CCM is a subsidiary of the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association (OCEMA). CCM Pools are the only chassis pools in the United States offering motor carriers and beneficial cargo owners the opportunity to select the intermodal equipment provider of their choice

Tony Kelleher (Photo: Volvo Penta)

Volvo Penta Names Kelleher VP Customer Support, Training

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 department and purchasing director within Volvo Penta of the Americas. Kelleher previously held purchasing and quality positions at Ford Motor Company in the U.K. and Visteon Corporation in the U.S. He earned a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Wayne State University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Leeds Metropolitan University.   Kelleher replaces Martin Bjuve

Norwegian Navy Embraces Electrification

used for this project—combine both electrical and mechanical equipment to turn the ship’s propellers throughout the speed operating range. The Norwegian LSV will have two independent propeller shafts each driven via a gearbox by either a large propulsion diesel or a relatively small electric motor. When the ship is operating at moderate or low speeds, the propeller shafts are turned using GE’s electric motors with speed control for each motor being provided by the use of a low-voltage variable speed drive. The electrical power for the motors is supplied from the generators used to supply

CGF To Honor Coast Guard Heroics

Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that at the upcoming 34th Annual Salute to the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City on October 9th, an aircrew from Air Station San Francisco, California and a motor lifeboat crew from Humboldt Bay, California will receive special awards.    Lieutenant Commander James Kenshalo, Lieutenant Beau Belanger, Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Swain and Petty Officer 3rd Class Corey Fix will be given the Coast Guard Foundation Award for their actions on the

Max Sheppard (Photo: Kineteco)

Kineteco Appoints Sheppard as Senior Technical Manager

expand its product range after appointing a new senior technical manager.   Mechanical engineer Max Sheppard has joined the Ashford, Kent, headquartered firm following leading technical roles in the automotive and wind power sectors. He will oversee an expansion of Kineteco’s spring starter motor range currently mainly aimed at the maritime market for engines ranging from one to 14 liters.   Kineteco’s hand-wound mechanical devices can replace electric starter motors and allow engines to be started easily and safely by hand without a battery or alternator. Kineteco managing director

New Qualifications for Commercial Yacht Crews

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informs that four new certificates of competency for seafarers working on commercial motor yachts will be introduced in Australia from early 2016.   After consultation between AMSA the commercial yachting Industry, Yachting Australia, the Australian Maritime College and the Transport Logistics Industry Skills Council, these new qualifications will see Australian motor yacht worker’s skills recognized with an official AMSA certificate of competency.   The four new qualifications include Watchkeeper Deck <3000GT Yachts with deck

Another Mammoth Gas Ship Ordered for MHI

The U.S. Shale Gas Revolution continues to drive orders for some of the world’s largest, most sophisticated tonnage. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) received an order from Astomos Energy Corporation for a very large liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier. The LPG carrier on order is identical to a vessel ordered to MHI by Astomos Energy late last year. Completion and delivery of the ship are scheduled for the first half of 2016. The newly ordered LPG carrier will measure 230.0 meters (m) in length overall (LOA), 36.6m in width and 11.1m in draft, with gross tonnage of 48,300 tons (t)

Kelly Todd Grindle (Photo: Hatteras Yachts)

Hatteras Yachts Appoints Grindle as CEO

Hatteras/Cabo Yachts LLC, builder of convertible sportfishing and luxury motor yachts from 45 to 100 feet, has appointed Kelly Todd Grindle as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer as of today, January 23, 2017. Grindle served most recently as President – Outdoor Products at Vista Outdoor Inc., in Overland Park, Kansas, a $2.3 billion designer, manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets. He brings to Hatteras Yachts his extensive experience in the recreational marine manufacturing sector. Prior to Vista Outdoor Inc., he spent 15

Bob Barone (Photo: PDS)

Barone Named VP of Precision Drive Systems

 Precisions Drive Systems (PDS), a global provider of high-speed precision spindle motors, support and repair based in Bessemer City, N.C., announced that Bob Barone has been named vice president of the company.   Barone brings a wealth of experience to PDS, including owning and operating an architectural millwork company, as well as holding product management and sales positions with Michael Weinig, Biesse America and Benz. His experience in wood, plastic and engineered composite manufacturing applications will be brought to bear assisting PDS customers with all of their spindle needs

Stefan Gerhard (Photo: Torqeedo)

Torqeedo Appoints Communications Director

Manufacturer of electric boat motors has created a new key management position. As communications director, Stefan Gerhard is responsible for Torqeedo's brand and corporate communications across all media and channels. Gerhard is an experienced communications professional with significant experience in the marine industry. Serving as editor-in-chief of Bootshandel Magazin for over 17 years, Gerhard built one of the most successful boating magazines in Germany. In 2014, he founded and currently chairs the international Best of Boats Award. Prior to his time at Bootshandel Magazin, he was in

André Bertram (Photo: Torqeedo)

Bertram Joins Torqeedo's Executive Board

André Bertram is the new chief financial officer (CFO) and member of the management board at Torqeedo, a manufacturer of electric boat motors.   Bertram assumed responsibility for the finance department of the Bavarian company on September 1, 2016.   Bertram has extensive technology company management experience and most recently served as CFO of global software developer IBS AG. He previously worked as CFO and in controls, risk management, internal audit and mergers and acquisitions for Siemens Group companies. He studied in Bamberg, Rotterdam, Gent and Aix-en-Provence, is a

Dave Bolcar (Photo: HII)

Newport News Promotes Two

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced two promotions to the company’s leadership team at its Newport News Shipbuilding division: Dave Bolcar has been promoted to vice president of submarine construction, and Bill Smith has been promoted to vice president, fleet support programs.   Having most recently served as director of the Columbia-class program, Bolcar is now vice president of submarine construction, which currently encompasses both the Virginia- and Columbia-class submarine programs. He joined the shipyard in 1988 as an engineer in the Los Angeles-class submarine engineering

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The Landing School to Graduate 78 Students

Yacht Design, Inc. (MPYD) was established in Sarasota, Florida. Since then, 18 UIM Offshore World Championships and over 200 wins world-wide have been won in MPYD designed race boats, including a sweep of 14 consecutive world championships extending from 2000 through 2013. In 2002, the former Jolly Motor 43' Tencara catamaran became the first offshore boat in history to break 200 MPH.   Over the years emphasis shifted from high-speed boats and racing craft to include the complete design and engineering of motor yachts and pleasure boats. MPYD has received recognition for design excellence

Jennifer Boykin (Photo: HII)

Boykin Tapped as Next Newport News President

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Board of Directors has elected Jennifer R. Boykin to serve as executive vice president of HII and president of HII’s Newport News Shipbuilding division, effective July 1. She will succeed Matt Mulherin, who announced that he will retire on August 1 after a 36-year career at Newport News Shipbuilding.   Boykin, who will report to HII President and CEO Mike Petters effective July 1, currently serves as vice president, engineering and design for Newport News Shipbuilding. Named to this position in 2012, she is responsible for all ship design,

NYK Promotes Its First Woman Captain

On April 1, a deck officer named Tomoko Konishi became the first woman in NYK’s 132-year history to be promoted to the rank of captain.   Konishi joined NYK in 2004 after she graduated from the National Institute of Technology, Toba College in Mie prefecture. Since then, she has worked aboard containerships, pure car and truck carriers, and LNG carriers, among others, as a pioneering female officer. She has been active in a number of fields and has also used her onboard experiences in office work.   In 2004, NYK became the first major Japanese oceangoing company to accept female

Photo: Oldendorff

Oldendorff to Open Copenhagen Office

Lubeck headquartered dry bulk shipping company Oldendorff Carriers said it plans to open an office in the maritime cluster in Hellerup, Denmark by June 2017.   The new office just north of Copenhagen will be headed by Oldendorff Executive & Board Director Jens Jacobsen, who will lead a team initially consisting of eight to 10 people. The company intends to relocate a number of people to the new location but will also look to draw on the dry bulk shipping pool of talent in Scandinavia for further expansion.   Oldendorff said it expects the office to grow to include a full range of

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