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Jayson Hron (Photo: Duluth Seaway Port Authority)

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Welcomes Hron

prior, he led communications efforts as senior public relations specialist in the financial services industry, for the ING Group in St. Cloud, Minn.After beginning his career as a sportswriter, editor and page designer with Murphy McGinnis Newspapers, he served as communications director for the United States Hockey League and, later, assistant director of public relations in the athletics department at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), earning a pair of awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America.In addition to his expertise in strategic communications, Hron’s skill

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

CAPT Timothy Crone (Photo: Hepburn and Sons LLC)

Hepburn and Sons Appoints Crone as Director

 Hepburn and Sons LLC team has welcomed CAPT Timothy Crone as its newest Director. CAPT Timothy Crone, USN (Ret) will serve as Hepburn’s Director, Advisory Services.CAPT Crone, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the US Naval Academy and completed a Master of Science in Justice, Law and Society from American University. He has also received a Master of Arts in National Security Policy and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College.CAPT  Crone served as the Commanding Officer on USS PONCE (LPD 15) through

International Propeller Club Looks for new Executive VP

The International Propeller Club of the United States is looking for a new Executive Vice President to lead its Fairfax, Virginia office in early 2019.The International Propeller Club is an international business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry, commerce, and global trade. It has 5,000 members in more than 75 ports around the world who represent a cross-section of the maritime industry. The Propeller Club is ninety-one years old and serves as the premier networking organization of the maritime industry.Interested persons may learn more about the Propeller Club at http://www.

Kelly Craighead (Photo: CLIA)

Craighead Appointed as CLIA President and CEO

she advanced travel and tourism priorities within the Administration and with Congress. As the first Executive Director of the National Travel & Tourism Office, Kelly led initiatives that generated over $250 billion annually from International visitors to the U.S. while also representing the United States internationally.  Kelly remains active in global tourism efforts and is engaged with several international organizations focused on advancing travel and tourism priorities.In the role of President and CEO, Craighead will direct CLIA's global team to continue to unify, represent, advocate

Daniel Young (Photo:GAC)

Young Joins GAC

Daniel Young has been appointed as GAC’s Group Marketing Manager, covering the eastern United States, eastern Canada, and the Caribbean.He brings to his new role 15 years’ port agency and logistics experience drawn from a diverse working background that includes business development for both commercial and government customers, port operations management and freight forwarding. Young’s appointment reflects the Group’s continuing drive to fully understand and meet the needs of its customers by drawing on its strengths and versatile, integrated range of shipping and logistics

Colby Weik  (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Awards Scholarships to Two Williams-Mystic Students

Studies Program is a joint effort of Williams College and Mystic Seaport, which educates undergraduate students from various colleges around the country in a transformative semester-long academic investigation of the sea accompanied by original research opportunities and travel throughout the United States. During the semester students take three field trips to the Pacific, Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Crowley offers scholarship opportunities during each fall and spring semester to students who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford tuition for the program.Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than

Rev. David M. Rider, President & Executive Director, Seaman’s Church Institute. (Photo: SCI)

New Mental Wellbeing Guide for Seafarers

or other working occupations. However, the World Health Organization has estimated that at any given time, approximately 20% of the adult population have a mental health problem, and that these mental health issues have attendant costs, for example, $192 billion in lost earnings per year in the United States alone.Joseph E.M. Hughes, Chairman and CEO, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc., Managers for the American Club, said: “Service at sea is a particularly challenging vocation. It entails, in addition to often hard physical work, and sometimes real danger, dislocation from family and friends,

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USMMA Outlines Top Priorities in New Strategic Plan

Today, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point issued its new strategic plan providing guidance and direction for the near-term future of the Academy.The plan, entitled The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Strategic Plan 2018-2023: Navigating Towards the Future Together, describes strategic priorities that will guide the institution for the next five years and beyond, including enriching educational programs; improving institutional culture; infrastructure planning, management and utilization; goals for governance, leadership and administration; enhancing the Academy’s

Photo: Sailors’ Society

Half a Million Seafarers Benefited from 'Ship Visitor' App

basis and it is difficult to imagine our daily ship visits without it.”Stuart said: “As Sailors’ Society looks to continue expanding its welfare offering throughout North America, we hope that the Ship Visitor app can help to revolutionize the way seafarers visiting ports across the United States and Canada are supported.&rdquo

Dario Deste named Fincantieri Marine Group President and CEO

Fincantieri Marine Group Announces CEO Succession

Fincantieri. Since 2014 Dario has been CEO of Fincantieri Marine Systems North America, a company providing maintenance and repair support services on several U.S. Navy programs.Giuseppe Bono, CEO of Fincantieri, stated, “I would like to thank Francesco for building up our presence in the United States and preparing us for an even greater future. We wish him the best in his new position. At the same time, we are excited to welcome Dario in his new role, where he will be able to put his considerable knowledge of the international shipbuilding markets at the service of the growth of Fincantieri

William T. “Bill” Bergeron (Photo courtesy of WTCNO)

Bergeron to be Honored

Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. Bergeron has also received honors such as the Governor’s Lantern Award presented by former Governor Dave Treen as well as special recognition from former Alabama Governor Fob James for construction of the most modern barge-building plant in the United States. Bergeron is also credited with negotiating the contract to build the Steamboat Natchez in 1973 bringing new jobs to New Orleans as well as the creation of a new fabrication yard in Plaquemines Parish and a drydock on the Mississippi River.He attended LSU New Orleans and has aided the port throughout

Thomas Rigolo (Photo: Great Lakes Group)

Great Lakes Group Announces New Management Hires

executive with more than 25 years of experience gained from hands-on engineering and high-level leadership roles at several U.S. shipyards. Rigolo is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and has a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy.Kirsten Buccigrossi has over 12 years of operations, logistics and marketing experience in the maritime industry both afloat and ashore. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Akron and a 100-ton Masters License. Her focus will be on building upon the company&rsquo

(File photo: Port Corpus Christi)

Corpus Christi Gearing Up to Handle US Shale Export Boom

to a port official. A decision to raise fees for dredging, which could begin as early as September, would be rare among U.S. Gulf Coast ports."We don't want to be the next bottleneck" to U.S. oil exports, said Sean Strawbridge, chief executive of the Port of Corpus Christi Authority.The United States is now exporting more than 2 million barrels of oil a day, but the largest tankers currently only move in and out of a Louisiana offshore port because others are not deep enough.Corpus Christi exports 800,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude, Strawbridge said. It sits on the U.S. Gulf Coast near

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

John Morganti (Photo: Ecochlor)

Morganti Joins Ecochlor

accomplished senior executive and entrepreneur with a 25 year plus background in Sales and Operations Management. He has held leadership positions in a Fortune 500 company as well as mid-sized services providers and technology start-ups. He has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy. He served in the United States Navy Reserve for 13 years, retiring in 2003. Morganti has been a member of the Advisory Board of EthosIQ, LLC and Implicit Monitoring Solutions

DR R V Ahilan Photo LOC Group

Ahilan Named Joint CEO at LOC Group

with a sense of urgency."   "The ability to leverage our existing global network of consultants has ensured we are well positioned to support the expansion of our clients into new markets, just as we are doing right now for offshore wind energy clients in Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the United States."   Jerome Rutler, joint CEO, LOC Group, who joined LOC as Group COO in March 2016 bringing with him more than 20 years' experience in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and marine industries said: "I'm delighted that Ahilan will work alongside me to reinforce LOC Group's outstanding

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