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Stefano Borzone was named president of SSA Marine. Image courtesy SSA Marine

Borzone to Lead SSA Marine Cruise Division

SSA Marine, an independent marine terminal operators, launched a cruise division and appointed Stefano Borzone as president. Borzone spent several years in senior vice president roles with Carnival Corporation, as well as 13 years with Metro Cruise Services, where he served as president.

Peter Fetten (Photo: Americraft Marine)

Americraft Marine Appoints Peter Fetten as Chairman

crafts and general cargo vessels. A main focus for the shipyard has been crew transfer vessels (CTV) to support and service offshore wind farms.A shipbuilding industry veteran, Fetten’s experience includes design, construction and ship management work. He has previously held senior roles at Carnival Corporation and Royal Caribbean Cruise, as well as Blohm and Voss where he worked for 15 years. He is also the initiator/developer of Grand Bahamas (Freeport) Shipyard. He holds degrees in naval architecture and welding engineering from the University of Hamburg.“We are committed to delivering excellence

Josh Weinstein (Photo: Carnival Corporation & plc)

Carnival Corp Names Weinstein as Next President & CEO

Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise company, announced its current Chief Operations Officer Josh Weinstein will assume the role of President and CEO of Carnival Corporation & plc, effective August 1, succeeding Arnold Donald, who is being appointed Vice Chair and member of the Boards of Directors.A 20-year veteran of Carnival Corporation & plc, Weinstein has held critical senior-level roles for the company. In his most recent assignment for the past two years as Carnival Corporation & plc's Chief Operations Officer, Weinstein oversaw all major operational

Darrell Campbell (Photo: Carnival Cruise Line)

Carnival Cruise Line Names Campbell CFO

Carnival Cruise Line said it has named Darrell Campbell as chief financial officer. He joins the U.S.-based cruise operator from parent company Carnival Corporation where he has served as corporate treasurer since 2017.Prior to his role at Carnival Corp, Campbell served as an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He is a licensed CPA in Florida and New Hampshire. He has master's degrees in accounting from Florida International University and in international business from the University of Florida. He also holds a bachelor's degree from University of the West Indies in Jamaica.

VIDEO: SkillGrader Takes Officer, Crew Skills Assessment to the Next Level

all results through an on-demand dashboard for future reference, to support audits, and to help reveal crew skill trends, gaps, and metrics for operational improvement.SkillGrader was initially developed as a collaboration between Marine Learning Systems and the training and assessment experts at Carnival Corporation.Watch MLS CEO Murray Goldberg explain the function and adaptability of SkillGrader on Maritme Reporter TV

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Marine Learning Systems Launches SkillGrader

all results through an on-demand dashboard for future reference, to support audits and to help reveal crew skill trends, gaps and metrics for operational improvement.SkillGrader was initially developed as a collaboration between Marine Learning Systems and the training and assessment experts at Carnival Corporation. The original goal was to support a sophisticated competency framework and performance-related training. Marine Learning Systems said the use of early SkillGrader prototypes at Carnival proved that obtaining deep and objective metrics on skill performance was indeed possible. Simplifying the

Neil Palomba (left) and Gus Antorcha (Photos: Carnival Corp)

Carnival Makes Leadership Changes at HAL, Costa

Carnival Corporation announced another set of moves within its global leadership team as part of the company's broader efforts to streamline operations and prepare the organization for the eventual resumption of cruising amid the coronavirus health crisis.Gus Antorcha, currently chief operations officer for the group's Carnival Cruise Line brand, has been named president of the company's Holland America Line, while Neil Palomba, currently president of the company's Italy-based Costa Cruises, has been named executive vice president and chief operations officer for Carnival Cruise Line

Josh Leibowitz (Photo: Seabourn)

Leibowitz Takes Over as Seabourn President

Carnival's luxury cruise brand Seabourn announced Thursday that Josh Leibowitz has been named president, effective immediately. He will report to Stein Kruse, group CEO of Holland America Group and Carnival UK.Leibowitz joined Carnival Corporation in 2013 as chief strategy officer and was also named senior vice president of Cunard North America in 2016. He previously served as managing partner of the Miami office of the consulting firm McKinsey & Co.He succeeds Rick Meadows, who retired at the end of May after 35 years with Carnival Corporation, including nine years as Seabourn president.

Josh Weinstein (Photo: Carnival Corp)

Carnival Corp Names Weinstein COO

Carnival Corp on Friday named Josh Weinstein as its new chief operations officer as the company continues to grapple with the global COVID-19 pandemic.Reporting to Carnival Corporation President and CEO Arnold Donald, Weinstein's responsibilities will include oversight of major operational functions, including global maritime, global ports and destinations, global sourcing, global IT and global auditing.Weinstein will retain oversight of Carnival UK, the operating company for P&O Cruises and Cunard, which he managed directly for the past three years. Weinstein's tenure with Carnival

Martyn Thomas is the Chief of Staff at Stream Marine Training Ltd (SMT Ltd.)

Profiles in Maritime Training: Martyn Thomas, Chief of Staff, Stream Marine Training Ltd. (SMT)

Training and managed the development and implementation of the Marine LS LMS which enabled easier access to remote learning on board vessels. He also managed the creation and implementation of several e-learning courses which were launched, not only for Carnival UK vessels, but also to the wider Carnival Corporation.In 2019, he joined the global training company RelyOnNutec to become its Global Head of Maritime Training. After supporting a number of its global centers to build its maritime divisions, the global business needed to re-focus on its offshore portfolio so his role there was cut short.&ldquo

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Mariner Assessment: "There's an App for That"

Carnival Corporation partnered with Marine Learning Systems to develop an App for mariner skills assessment.Dubbed SkillGrader, the App was designed to help standardize Carnival Corporation’s training and assessment across the company’s fleet of 105 ships and 9 brands. Prior to its development, there were numerous different approaches to training, with hundreds of programs, and a variety of fleet trainers and external training providers.“We wanted to align and standardize our approach.” says John Allen, Carnival Corporation’s Director of Maritime Professional Developme

Peter Fetten (Photo: MV WERFTEN)

Fetten Named CEO at MV WEFTEN

veteran Peter Fetten will take over as President & CEO of German shipbuilder MV WERFTEN as of May 1, 2018. Jarmo Laakso will remain as Managing Director and step into the position of COO to focus on cruise shipbuilding.Fetten was previously the Senior Vice President of Corporate Ship Refits at Carnival Corporation & PLC for the past nine years. He was also Vice President Newbuilding and Fleet Design of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. for eight years and held several executive positions during his 16 years at Blohm+Voss Shipyard. Fetten is also a past member of the board of directors of Grand Bahamas

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Simulation: CSMART

CSMART, Center of Simulator Maritime Training The Arison Maritime Center Zeeduinweg 9 1361 BG Almere, The Netherlands  Web: www.csmartalmere.com While much of the maritime world slumps, the cruise sector is enjoying its most vibrant growth in a generation. Carnival Corporation, in particular, is doing very well as its financial performance is stronger than ever, with 2016 delivering the best year of earnings in company history. The company’s adjusted earnings for 2016 of $2.6 billion is the best annual financial performance in its 44-year history. With that, Hans Hederstrom, Managing

Captain Inger Klein Thorhauge, who helms Cunard ships, is among women with prominent roles at Carnival Corporation. (Photo: Cunard)

Cruise Industry Sees More Women in Leadership Roles

.    Thorhauge is part of a sea change at the top of the cruise industry, as women are smashing through the glass ceiling, bringing a new energy and new ways of thinking.   In days of yore, women actually were considered bad luck in the maritime world.    Today, Carnival Corporation has women in key leadership positions at all levels of the company that serves nearly 11 million cruise passengers annually. Women head three of the company's 10 brands – Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Fathom – and a woman runs Carnival Australia, representing the seven

Ron Fenska (Photo: Fathom)

Fathom Names Fenska VP of Sales

Fenska hired to lead overall sales strategies for Carnival Corporation’s newest brand, Fathom   Carnival Corporation’s 10th and newest brand, the social impact travel company Fathom, has appointed Ron Fenska as the company’s vice president of sales, responsible for leading the brand’s overall sales strategies and initiatives, including managing and oversight of group travel, travel professionals and emerging segments. He will also help to identify new markets and develop and implement offers and incentives. He will report directly to Tara Russell, president of Fathom and

Zarmati joins Fathom

travel with their desire to make a difference, will tap Zarmati’s extensive knowledge of the cruise industry to augment its already robust tools designed to support travel professionals in marketing this one-of-a-kind travel experience.   “Maurice has been a trusted advisor to Carnival Corporation and me for more than four decades, beginning in 1972 when my father invited Maurice to be among the small group of founding members of the Carnival Cruise Lines team,” said Micky Arison, chairman of Carnival Corporation. “I look forward to Maurice’s wealth of industry expertise

Carnival Announces Leadership Changes

Carnival Corporation names Michael Ungerer to new Chief Operations Officer Role for Asia, also appoints Felix Eichhorn as President of AIDA Cruises   Carnival Corporation & plc announced that Michael Ungerer, currently President of Germany-based AIDA Cruises, has been appointed Chief Operations Officer-Shared Services for Carnival Asia, effective September 1, 2015. Ungerer will relocate to Shanghai, China, and directly support each of the Carnival Corporation brands operating in the region to leverage the company's industry-leading presence and scale in the region.   Ungerer will

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