Reed Smith Adds Two Shipping Partners
brokers, as well as P&I clubs. Her knowledge extends to the offshore sector where she handles disputes arising from drilling, FPSO and supply vessel contracts. Sarma is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and Columbia Law School. She was recruited to the firm in 2015 to fill a specific need in New York for partner-level skills across litigation, transactional and regulatory shipping matters. Sarma came to the firm with 23 years of experience in the New York office of a global shipping boutique law firm. She has substantial experience as a maritime litigator, having been involved in nearly every
Beazley Appoints Moy as US Marine Underwriter
; Moy will report to Steve Vivian, head of U.S. marine at Beazley, and will be responsible for underwriting and building the company’s U.S. hull, protection & indemnity (P&I) and liability business for the marine and marine construction sectors. Mr Moy joins from Water Quality Syndicate in New York where he was Chief Underwriting Officer. Moy has a wealth of experience gained from a career that spans the U.S. Merchant Marine, private shipping organizations and insurance sector, including the setting-up and management of marine underwriting operations. He currently serves on the Liability
MM&P Hopes to Pad Ranks with Brown Water Mariners
New York Harbor Tug Boat Captains and Crews, Staten Island Ferry Workers, Circle Line and Other Tourist Boat Crews Vote on Joining New Union Uniting with the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots will bring added clout, resources and training to local mariners and open the door to opportunities beyond the East Coast, the union said. Ballots are arriving in the mail this week at the homes of 1,300 area mariners for an election to decide whether local watermen will join a large national union of deck officers who serve on ocean-going ships, and which also represents captains
SUNY Maritime to Host STEM Academy for City Schools
The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College’s fourth annual STEM Academy, which runs July 27 to 31 in Throggs Neck, will provide inner city high school students with a five-day, practical, hands-on program intended to increase student participation and achievement in the STEM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The STEM Academy is open to students attending maritime themed high schools and will build upon the schools’ curriculum. Along with an emphasis on STEM disciplines, the week-long summer enrichment program will focus on the SUNY
WFW Promotes Two New Partners in New York
Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of two lawyers to partner in its New York office. Corporate lawyer Steven Hollander and shipping finance lawyer John Benson officially joined the partnership from 1 May 2014, and bring the number of partners in the WFW New York office to 11. Their appointments are part of 13 promotions in eight of the firm’s 13 offices as part of the firm’s annual partner promotion round for 2014, and bring the total number of partners in the firm to 133. Steven Hollander, New York, Corporate Steve
WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager
WAGO announces the appointment of Joe Stirpe as Regional Sales Manager for Upstate New York. Stirpe will lead WAGO’s efforts in developing a broad customer-support base, as well as ensuring that WAGO remains a key supplier to OEMs and distributors in Upstate New York. Stirpe comes to WAGO with a diverse background of success in technical sales and business development with a focus on control and electrical products and applications. Over the last several decades, he has held leadership position in business development and management at Siemens, Invensys Eurotherm and KJ Electric Corp.
KPI Bridge Oil Names Coyne Managing Director
Global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products KPI Bridge Oil has promoted Brian Coyne to managing director at its New York office. Coyne recently completed his MBA at New York University and has been with KPI Bridge Oil for more than 10 years. He has a broad knowledge of the bunkering industry as well as shipping as a whole, having sailed and worked ashore for an oil major prior to joining KPI Bridge Oil, the company said.
SUNY Maritime Approved as NY Tax-free Site
The State University of New York Maritime College is officially open for business, after receiving formal designation as a tax-free area under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program. In a March 2 letter to Maritime College President Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., Empire State Development President and CEO Designate, Howard Zemsky, wrote, “I am pleased to advise you that your request for the designation of tax-free areas has been approved by the START-UP NY Approval Board.” SUNY Maritime College has designated 1,700 square feet of vacant space on its campus in Fort
SUNY Maritime to Train NYC’s Next Ferry Captains
NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower is teaming up with the oldest merchant marine academy in the country to deliver a world class training program before a majority of the new NYC Ferry vessels even arrive in New York Harbor. SUNY Maritime College was founded in 1874 as the New York Nautical School, the first school in the nation devoted to training merchant mariners. As part of this new collaboration between NYC Ferry and SUNY Maritime, future captains and crew will have access to SUNY Maritime’s top notch classroom facilities and experienced maritime faculty. Among those facilities
Bouchard Simulation Center Opens at SUNY Maritime
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, New York, NY – Today in New York Morton S. Bouchard, III and many local maritime dignitaries officially opened The Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug & Barge Simulation Center on the campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. Captain Robert Glas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Bouchard Transportation made the traditional ribbon cut with the comically sized pair of scissors, as Morton S. Bouchard, III, his two sons, US Congressman Joseph Crowley, RADM Michael Alfultis, USMS, Ph.D., President of SUNY Maritime and a host of
FDNY Honors 9/11 Hero Feehan at Boat Christening
November 20, 2015 (New York) -- Today at Pier 16 in lower Manhattan the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) honored William M. Feehan by christening and commissioning of the new fireboat William M. Feehan. Captain Louis Guzzo led the ceremonies which included a number of dignitaries from in and around the FDNY. William M. Feehan was a FDNY firefighter lost in the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. Feehan, who at 71 was the oldest of 343 firefighters to pass away in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. The vessel’s nameplate, displayed prominently alongside the cabin
NYC Jobs Plan Aims to Bolster Freight Network
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today unveiled a series of initiatives aiming to spur 100,000 high-paying jobs over the coming decade across a number of sectors, including the City's maritime and intermodal freight and logistics industries. As part of the New York Works plan, the city will implement a multipronged strategy called Freight NYC that seeks to create 4,000 freight network industrial jobs by building more shipping and distribution infrastructure to connect NYC to the nation’s Marine Highway. According to the City, the median wage in the water transportation sector
NY Maritime Law Firm Cited as a Top Practice
The Maritime Litigation Practice Group in the New York City office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been recognized among the top national maritime practices by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Recognized in the Nationwide: Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York) category, the firm was recognized for "offering services across the gamut of admiralty and marine insurance law work, spanning product claims, cargo claims and property subrogation." Daniel G. McDermott, co-chair of the firm's maritime practice, and Edward C. Radzik
Fidelis Group Holdings Opens NY Office
Fidelis Group Holdings, LLC (FGH) with its subsidiary company Continental Underwriters, Ltd. (CUL), a National Marine Insurance coverage and service company, opened its new flagship office located in Lower Manhattan, New York. H. Elder Brown, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of FGH commented, "We have been able to continue our growth pattern during these tough market conditions principally due to our proven business model and discerning hiring practices. Our expanding platform and group of insurance professionals give us a clear advantage over our competition which is
Hernandez Joins Asahi/America Sales Team
Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. announced the addition of Anthony Hernandez to its sales team. North Carolina based Hernandez joined Asahi/America on June 6, 2016 and will represent Asahi/America in eastern Pennsylvania, Long Island and New York City, N.Y., New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, has nearly a decade of experience in the thermoplastics industry.
Rjedkin Rejoins KPI Bridge Oil
KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, sees Lana Rjedkin rejoin the New York office as a Bunker & Lubricant Broker/Trader. Rjedkin initially joined KPI Bridge Oil in 2007 and is a highly valued member of the team with her extensive experience in both bunkers and lubricants and fluency in Russian and Spanish. Rjedkin joined Unimarine which started off as a subsidiary of the KPI Bridge Oil Group, when it became a fully independent company in mid 2014 to head up the lubricant sales in the Americas.
Metro Group Maritime Adds Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones has joined Metro Group Maritime, the New York headquartered commercial receivable management, debt recovery and consulting company focused on the maritime and transportation industry. Jones, formerly with Safmarine, a unit of Maersk Line, has spent the last decade working in the steamship industry. He brings industry-specific knowledge from his last three positions held during the last 10 years: Accounts Receivables Specialist, Account Manager, and Customer Relations Specialist.