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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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Christine Stevens (Photo: Hurtigruten)

Stevens Joins Hurtigruten Americas

trade shows, events, and seminars. She will also develop and execute a sales strategy with a concerted effort to educate partners and clients about Hurtigruten’s 125 years of polar pioneering and know-how.Hurtigruten also welcomes Mimma Waters, Northwest Sales Director and Kelli Ann Mills, Northeast Sales Director for the Americas. Waters is a 20-year veteran of the cruise industry and was most recently a Business Development Director at Carnival Cruise Line. Mills is a travel sales professional with 16 years of experience owning her own agency and at brands such as Liberty Travel. With a

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

young age which ultimately led to a career as a yacht captain, end user and repairer of all types of marine equipment. After 15 years and 100,000 sea miles, he settled ashore and has been dedicated to working with marine electronics and electrical systems ever since.Kinder Woodcock has taken over as Northeast recreational sales manager after spending more than 20 years helping build IMTRA’s lighting presence in the marine and commercial sectors. Woodcock has been with the company since 1988 and has stepped in for recently retired IMTRA Northeast sales manager, Willie Rodday, who worked for the

Loralyn Cropper (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)

Coast Guard Foundation Names NE Regional Director

The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, has announced  that Loralyn Cropper joined its staff as regional director for the Northeast.   In her role, Cropper will work closely with Coast Guard units in the area to identify and fulfill education, morale and family support needs for Coast Guard members. She replaces Susan Ludwig in this position, who was recently named president of the Coast Guard Foundation. Cropper brings twenty-five years of corporate sales and marketing, and nonprofit

Ocean LED Appoints New Sales Managers

his region. Bedford joins the company from West Marine as assistant manager. Bedford is very involved in the marine industry and participates in many different saltwater fishing tournaments and events throughout the year.   Also to be based at Ocean LED’s U.S. office, in his new role as Northeast and Midwest Territory Sales Manager, Daidone will work closely with distributors and dealers in order to formulate a clear strategy for the ongoing expansion of the company. Daidone comes to Ocean LED with experience in various sales management capacities for businesses and organizations in the

Photo: SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime among Top Institutions for ROI

cost of the degree.   These rankings are in addition to a PayScale report from last summer that found SUNY Maritime’s graduates have the highest median salaries of all colleges in the country.   SUNY Maritime has also been on The Princeton Review’s list of Best Colleges in the Northeast for nine years in a row

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Mental Health at Sea: A Storm is Brewing

particular case in Australia highlights how a ship can lose several days and a large amount of money due to the disappearance of an officer in the case of suicide. The Korean Master of a 180,176 dead weight tonnage bulk carrier Ocean Caesar was reported missing at 4:15 p.m. about 40 nautical miles northeast of Sandy Cape, Queensland. Aircraft of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) conducted a search throughout Saturday and Sunday, including using infra-red sensing equipment at night. Unfortunately, the Master was not found. The vessel was forced to divert to a Queensland port while AMSA

At Port Manatee, cargo is offloaded from World Direct Shipping’s M/V Queen B, which is soon to shift to a new weekly service from Mexico’s Port of Tuxpan, while an additional vessel is deployed between Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, and Port Manatee. (Photo: World Direct)

World Direct Shipping to Double Port Manatee Service

portion of Veracruz, to augment the successful service it has operated each week since November 2014 to Port Manatee from Coatzacoalcos, in southern Veracruz. The first sailing from Tuxpan is scheduled for Jan. 12.   Tuxpan is the closest commercial port to Mexico City, situated 180 miles northeast of the Mexican capital, and is proximate to Mexican paper processing centers, which, according to Diaz, should provide opportunities for more paper exports from Port Manatee in addition to greater imports of Mexican fruits, vegetables and juices.         

Great Lakes Towing Company Creates ‘Workforce Pipeline’

to ensure students are receiving the most up-to-date training that reflects industry modifications. This year, Great Lakes will also participate in an internship program sponsored by Ohio Means Jobs and the Make it in American Grant that the Medina County Workforce Development is providing to Northeast Ohio welding students. The grant funding provides up to $15 per hour for up to 400 hours of labor, per intern. Corporate partners, like The Great Lakes Towing Company can choose to hire interns following their ten-week program.   In addition to working with both Saint Martin de Porres and

Busan Port Names Woo Ye-jong as New CEO

portfolio to boost profits.    Woo studied at Korea’s Dankook University and the University of Cardiff, U.K. He has worked in a range of Korean government maritime roles including Director General for Shipping Policy, Assistant Minister for Marine Policy and Director-General for Northeast Asia Logistics Hub Promotion. Prior to his current appointment, Woo served as Deputy Minister for Planning and Coordination at the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries. He is also a visiting professor at the Graduate School of Logistics, Incheon National University

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SUNY Maritime Among 'Best Bang for the Buck' Colleges

SUNY Maritime College has been named one of the best colleges for its price by Washington Monthly.   SUNY Maritime placed in the top 30 schools in the Northeast. It was the top State University of New York institution on the list. It is also the highest on the list SUNY Maritime has ever been.   The 2016 rankings are based on the data contained in the federal government’s College Scorecard, including earnings 10 years after graduations, loan repayment rates and the number of first-generation students.   In the past, the college has also been listed among the top schools in

AGCS Makes Leadership Changes in North America

Head of Specialty Lines, and Rich Soja will become the North American Regional Head of Marine. These appointments follow the retirement of John Barnwell after more than 20 years with the company. While taking on these new responsibilities, both Haagen and Soja will continue in their current roles as Northeast Zone Executive 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

Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen (Photo: MARAD)

MarAd Stresses Economic Impact of Shipyard Jobs in NE

In comments before the international Tradewinds Ship Owners Forum in New York City, Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen highlighted the more than 42,700 jobs, $3.6 billion in labor income and $4.78 billion in GDP associated with employment for shipbuilding and repair in the northeast region. “American shipyards provide a dependable, highly trained workforce that produce, repair and maintain some of the world’s most modern and innovative vessels. Their efforts ensure our nation’s shipyards remain an enormous economic engine that pumps life and jobs into

Walther Joins RoadOne IntermodaLogistics

RoadOne IntermodaLogistics has appointed Robert Walther as Vice President, Sales-Northeast. His territory spans from Maine to Virginia and as far west as Ohio.   Walther will be responsible for port drayage, dedicated fleet management, container terminal sales, trans-loading, warehousing and contract logistics sales under Roadone's single-source solution umbrella. In addition, he will contribute to the company's strategic planning and marketing efforts. He will also help to drive revenue opportunities for RoadOne's sister companies, US IntermodaLogistics and American IntermodaLogistics. This

Mike Paul (Photo: UCA)

UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team

UniCarriers Americas Corporation (UCA) expands its regional sales team by hiring Aaron C. Boemmel, Michael Paul, Terre Robert Haff and Paul G. West.   As a regional sales manager for the northeast, Aaron Boemmel is responsible for strengthening UCA’s dealer network and increasing UCA’s dealer market share. Prior to joining UCA, Boemmel worked as an account manager of equipment sales for Eastern Lift Truck Company. He currently lives in Bel Air, Md., and studied computer science and business at Frostburg State University in Maryland.   In his role as southeast regional sales

Norm Kraus (Photo: Chris-Craft)

Chris-Craft Appoints Regional Sales Director

as a technician/sales/sales management/GM at dealerships in the Northern Ohio Market. In addition to his retail experience, Norm has served as a District Sales Manager for Eagle Trailers, and most recently Regional Business Development Manager at Mastercraft Boats, assisting dealer growth in the Northeast and Midwest.   "We are excited to have Norm join our team as a Regional Sales Director. Norm has been in boating his entire life, and we welcome his knowledge of retail and wholesale business development. We believe Norm's talents will help Chris-Craft nurture our Northeastern and Midwestern

Susan Ludwig (Photo: Coast Guard Foundation)

Ludwig Named Coast Guard Foundation President

for the Coast Guard and the Foundation and strengthen support for programs that benefit Coast Guard members and their families.   Ludwig joined the Coast Guard Foundation staff in 2013 as the primary fundraiser and relationship manager for Coast Guard Foundation programs and investors in the Northeast region of the United States. She has 10 years of nonprofit fundraising and administration work, coupled with two decades of experience working in corporate sales and product management

Jon Closson (Photo: Furuno)

Furuno Bolsters Sales Squad

up the role of Fisheries and Specialty Products Sales Representative. In addition to serving dealers, Closson has assisted in expanding Furuno's presence in the commercial fishing fleets of the Northwest and Alaska. This new position will allow him to bring his knowledge to the fishing fleets of the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. Jon has relocated to Boston to help serve the needs of Furuno’s East Coast dealers and fishing fleets. Bart Disher - Commercial Sales Representative Previously Furuno’s Southwest Regional Manager, Bart Disher is taking up the mantle of Commercial Sales Representative

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