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Florian Dussler  (Photo: Xeneta)

Dussler tapped to Lead Xeneta's U.S. Ops

Xeneta is moving to accelerate the growth of its North American operation with the appointment of Florian Dussler as General Manager and VP Sales, Americas. Dussler, previously VP Americas for logistics software firm Transporeon, will head Xeneta’s New York office and aim to grow both awareness and market share for the leading global freight benchmarking and market intelligence platform. The news comes as Xeneta announces it has now built its database to over 55 million contracted rates, while also welcoming some major names to its community of global shippers. Xeneta, which crowd-sources data

Thomas Rigolo (Photo: Great Lakes Group)

Great Lakes Group Announces New Management Hires

from the University of Akron and a 100-ton Masters License. Her focus will be on building upon the company’s brand, presence and business development opportunities through strategic marketing, public relations, business consulting and project management.Emery Eiber is a 2015 State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime graduate with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and a USCG 3rd Assistant Engineers license. He has gained a variety of marine engineering and vessel operations experience during his work as a 3rd Assistant Engineering Officer for The Interlake Steamship Company

Roland Malins-Smith (Photo courtesy ACMF)

ACMF Receives Grant from Former SeaFreight Boss

helps to transform lives.”In October, Roland Malins-Smith will be honored alongside Michael Bayley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Royal Caribbean International, and Rick Murrell, SVP Managing Director, Saltchuk Resources and Chairman Tropical Shipping, at the ACMF's Anchor Awards in New York

New Hires Boost RCG US Team

The Renewables Consulting Group (RCG), has announced the appointment of several new hires in its New York office to support the accelerating offshore wind market in the United States and renewable energy projects worldwide. The experienced personnel include AJ Negrelli, Emily Kuhn, and Craig Hutchinson.Negrelli is a respected project manager and engineer with practical experience delivering offshore wind construction projects, working for the major wind turbine supplier Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. Negrelli was deputy construction project manager of the recently completed 574 MW Race Bank project

Bowles Named Director of Donald L. Blount & Associates

Naval architecture and marine engineering firm Gibbs & Cox, Inc. has appointed Jeffrey B. Bowles as Director of its Chesapeake, Va. division, Donald L. Blount & Associates (DLBA).   Bowles joined DLBA in 2001 as a Webb Institute Naval Architect and earned a master's degree in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He was promoted to DLBA Technical Director in 2011. Bowles is a licensed Professional Engineer in the states of Virginia, Florida and New York, and is a certified Project Management Professional. 

AGCS Makes Leadership Changes in North America

in the U.S. and Global Head of Inland Marine, respectively.     Since joining Allianz in 2008, Haagen has held a range of global leadership positions within the organization both in Munich and London, before being named Global Head of Aviation in 2015 and eventually relocating to New York. In January of 2017, Haagen was appointed Northeast Zone Executive, leading and executing local business strategies, plans and change initiatives for AGCS. As Head of Specialty, he will now be responsible for the Aviation, Energy, Entertainment and Marine segments for the entire North American region

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

Antonia Panayides (Photo: Reed Smith)

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

Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd North America President Freese Retires

in the shipping company in 1971 with an apprenticeship to become a shipping agent. In recent decades, he has held management positions in several locations, including Germany, Indonesia, Great Britain and the U.S.    Since 2009, Freese has led this region headquartered in Piscataway, near New York City. Following a transitional period, he will be succeeded on April 1, 2018 by Uffe Ostergaard, who joined Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017 following its merger with the Arab liner shipping company UASC.    Prior to his time as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at UASC, Ostergaard gained professional

Photo Courtesy of Bouchard Transportation Co.

#BTC100 History

In 1951, under the leadership of Capt. Fred’s son, Morton S. Bouchard Sr., (A.K.A. “Buster” Bouchard), the company builds three 20,000 barrel oil barges and three accompanying tugboats, which ran the New York State Barge Canal. The construction of these vessels would then, in the years that followed, lead to Buster’s position as a prominent figure within the oil transportation industry. #BTC100    The July 2018 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News will feature a special “Bouchard Transportation Co. Celebrates 100 Years” magazine. For more

Robert E. O’Connor (Photo: Montgomery McCracken)

Montgomery McCracken Names Two Maritime Attorneys to Firm Partnership

Montgomery McCracken announced it has named attorneys Robert E. O’Connor and Davis Lee Wright to the firm’s partnership. O’Connor, located in the firm’s New York office, was previously an associate. Wright, who is located in the firm’s Wilmington office, was of counsel.   O’Connor is a general litigator and a member of the firm’s Maritime and Transportation practice group. He represents insurers, owners and operators of vessels, and marine fuel suppliers among others. O’Connor also specializes in environmental matters relating to oil pollution and

Darling, Parker join Tidewater

of Ford Motor Company. Darling has additional offshore vessel industry experience as a Vessel Master and Operations Manager. Darling earned his Bachelor of Science in Human Resources Management from Brenau University and his Master of Science in Human Resources Management and Labor Relations from the New York Institute of Technology.  Parker joins the company with over 13 years of experience in domestic and international accounting and taxation. Prior to his appointment with Tidewater, Parker served as Senior International Tax Manager for Rowan Companies Inc. since 2008, where he was responsible

Anthony Chiarello (Photo: TOTE)

TOTE President Chiarello to Retire

grandchildren, and I look forward to adjusting the priorities in my life.” TOTE said its parent company Saltchuk will make an announcement regarding Chiarello’s successor in due course. Chiarello began his career in stevedoring at ITO, now part of Ports America, in the Port of New York and soon relocated to Baltimore where he later served as Deputy Administrator of the Maryland Port Administration. He then spent 16 years with the Maersk organization in varying roles including President of Maersk Logistics USA. Prior to joining TOTE, Chiarello was COO and EVP of NYK Logistics (Americas)

Christie Thomas,  vice president of contracts and pricing at its Newport News Shipbuilding division. (Photo: HII)

Shipbuilder HII Names Thomas VP Pricing, Contracts

, she was promoted to corporate director of investor relations at HII’s corporate office. Prior to HII, Thomas spent 12 years with Lockheed Martin. A native of Pennsylvania, Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University and an MBA in finance from State University of New York at Binghamton

Genco Sets Up Minor Bulk Subsidiary

solution to leading charterers and cargo providers on a 24-hour basis,” said Genco CEO, John C. Wobensmith. “We are pleased to have established a European subsidiary in Denmark and have Sune join our in-house commercial team, complementing our group of seasoned chartering professionals in New York and Singapore, and further strengthening our position in our key trading markets. The ongoing success we have had incorporating voyage charters and direct cargo liftings to our global major and minor bulk operation position us well to continue to take advantage of a market recovery.”  

(Photo: SUNY Maritime)

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

Malcolm Wisch and Sherry Wisch (Photo: Aluma Marine)

Aluma Marine Grows Marketing Team

Wisch as Director of Sales and Marketing and Sherry Wisch as Marketing Manager.An industry veteran, Malcolm was previously associated with SeaArk Marine, Inc. for 20 years. He has a B.S. Degree in Marketing and Advertising, holds a U.S.C.G. license and is a member of the Propeller Club of the Ports of New York and New Jersey. In his new role with Aluma, Malcolm will be responsible for all sales and marketing activities and the implementation of programs designed to continue building the Aluma brand and expanding Aluma in the marketplace.Sherry will be responsible for promoting Aluma’s profile and

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