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Sunday, January 21, 2018

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TOTE President and CEO Anthony Chiarello (left) with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx

White House Honors Chiarello for LNG Efforts

joined fellow honorees and guests in the South auditorium of the White House yesterday to accept recognition and share insight during a panel discussion titled “Opening Doors for Opportunity.” TOTE is building the first natural gas-powered containerships in the world to serve Puerto Rico and is converting its ships in Alaska to natural gas; TOTE is the first in the United States to convert its fleet to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The experience has been both exciting and humbling for Chiarello, a fourth-generation member of the shipping and logistics industry. “As

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Crowley Shipping Announces Management Team

Coast, West Coast, and Alaska, as well as international ports. Gilliam, who is based in Jacksonville, was previously vice president, special projects, overseeing Crowley’s $550 million Commitment Class project, which includes new LNG-fueled ConRo container ships and a new pier and terminal in Puerto Rico for the liner services group.   Cole Cosgrove, vice president, ship management, will lead Crowley’s commercial ship management and technical services for diverse and specialized fleets across the globe, including Crowley Accord’s international ship management services

Yasmin Fortuny (Photo: Viega)

Viega Names Fortuny Technical Manager

Viega LLC has hired Yasmin Fortuny as its new technical manager for its shipbuilding and cruise business development division in the Florida, Puerto Rico, Bahamas and Caribbean regions.   In this position, Fortuny is responsible for positioning Viega as the primary choice for marine applications within the cruise line, shipbuilding, mega-yacht, commercial-vessel and military markets. She is also responsible for promoting all of Viega’s marine-approved products, educating key end users and promotion and distribution across all marine channels.   Fortuny has more than 14 years of

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Crowley’s Solutions Group Reorganizes

, now presides over the project management team, with responsibilities for vessel construction management, drydocking strategies and offshore marine projects. Notably, his scope of work includes completion of Crowley’s LNG-fueled ConRo ships, which are under construction for the company’s Puerto Rico liner services team. One of the most recent Thomas Crowley Award recipients, Martus has a bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., with a license as Third Assistant Engineer, and has a master's degree in business administration from the

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Job Opportunities in NE Florida LNG Sector

industries. Sea Star Line and Crowley, with operations out of JAXPORT, ordered liquefied natural gas-powered cargo ships. Locally headquartered Crowley Maritime and its Carib Energy division will supply containerized natural gas to two of Coca-Cola’s manufacturing plants in Cayey and Cidra, Puerto Rico. CSX, also headquartered in Jacksonville, is exploring LNG conversion by partnering with GE Transportation on a test to outfit some diesel-powered locomotives to give them the capability to run on LNG. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is looking at constructing a compressed natural

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to Cal Maritime Students

. Cazneaux said that the Crowley scholarship helps alleviate some of the financial burden on his family. Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of his father, and has also donated more than $2 million to support other educational programs

Michael Atwell (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarship to GLMA Cadet

Great Lakes. After graduation, he plans to pursue a career in the towing industry in his hometown of Annapolis. Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of his father, and has also donated more than $2 million to support other educational programs. Crowley Maritime has awarded the Thomas B. Crowley

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Crowley Awards Scholarships to USMMA Cadets

aboard the M/V St. Louis Express for 70 days. After graduation, he plans on sailing as a third engineer.   Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO, Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program, in honor of his father, and has also donated more than $2 million to support other educational programs

Eric Evans (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Promotes Evans VP of Strategy

$1 billion in assets, including four tankers and three articulated tug barges (ATBs).   Evans joined Crowley in 1987 in Seattle as an accountant and manager of management reporting for 11 years, supporting the West Coast businesses and taking various short-term assignments in Saudi Arabia and Puerto Rico. In 1997, he took an assignment as administrative manager in Caracas, Venezuela, for Crowley’s oilfield logistics company and was there for two years. Evans moved to Jacksonville to serve as the projects manager and finance director from 1999 to 2001 for Crowley’s contract services

From left to right: Ray Martus, Tom Crowley Jr. and Zoe Goss (Photo: Crowley)

Goss, Martus Receive Thomas Crowley Awards

, combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships that will be among the first in the world powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG). Martus oversees a team of experts guiding the entire construction process, including serving at the shipyard to effectively build the vessels for the U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico trade. He also was credited with managing a team that not only oversees the build-out of Crowley ships, but also those of third-party companies who are having vessels constructed or repaired in shipyards.   Martus joined Crowley in 2008 as director of new construction, and has since worked

Kent Napoliello (Photo: Crowley)

SUNY Maritime Cadets Receive Crowley Scholarships

educational programs. In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America, and to date has provided financial assistance to more than 20 students in that region.  

Hannah Wistort (Photo: Crowley)

Webb Awards Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship

. In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America, and to date has provided financial assistance to more than 20 students in that region

Richard Scales, Daniel Press, Andrew Scalice and Conner McDaniel (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Four SUNY Maritime Cadets

;In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America and to date, has provided financial assistance to more than 20 students in that region

L to R - President R. Keith Michel, Thomas B. Crowley, Jr., Dr. George Campbell, Jr. (Photo: Webb Institute)

Webb Awards Crowley, Jr. Honorary Degree

Degree Citation reads, “A staunch supporter of the American maritime industry, Mr. Crowley has invested substantial resources in the construction of American-built tugboats, heavy-lift flat-deck barges, articulated tug barges (ATBs), tankers and now, LNG-powered ConRo ships for use in the US-Puerto Rico trade, utilizing best-available technology with a focus on safety, environmental protection, performance, and efficiency.” The Citation also comments on Mr. Crowley’s dedication to education, management training, and other initiatives, “to build a collaborative, high-performance

AMP Chairman Thomas Allegretti

Florida Ranks 2nd in the US for Maritime Jobs

labor income of more than $1 billion annually. The state is also home to several major ports and marine terminals and the American commercial maritime industry works closely with the U.S. Navy throughout the state of Florida. Domestic maritime cargo moves into and out of Florida from 18 states plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.   “We’re very proud that domestic maritime industry jobs provide a ladder of career opportunity, where a deckhand, after a few short years, can work his or her way up to more senior vessel and shoreside positions. These are the types of jobs that support

Tyler Gray-Hoehn (Photo by Taylor Adamczyk, Webb Institute)

Webb Institute Senior Awarded Crowley Scholarship

. In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father who led the company to extraordinary heights before passing away in 1994. The company continues to give scholarship dollars to deserving students in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America, and to date has provided financial assistance to more than 20 students in that region.  

From left to right: Vincent Policastro, Joshua Caan, Jenny Terpenning, Rebecca Snyder and Chandler Chiappe (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Scholarships to Four USMMA Cadets

also donated more than $2 million over the years to support other educational programs.  In 1994, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr., established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father. The company continues to give scholarship dollars in the U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico. In 2006, the program was expanded to Central America and to date, has provided financial assistance to 20 students in that region.