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Daniel Kennedy (Photo: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff Names Kennedy Maritime Manager

to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was stationed in Dubai, UAE as the head of the ports and terminals group and thereafter the lead of the New England maritime practice for a prominent international engineering firm." A licensed professional engineer in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and Virginia, Kennedy received a B.S. in civil engineering from Northwestern University. He is a member of the Society of American Military Engineers and the Project Management Institute

Jack Noonan, CEO, Chembulk Tankers

Noonan Named CMA's 2017 'Commodore'

in 2016 Paddy Rodgers.   The Award is given each year to a person in the international maritime industry who has contributed to the growth and development of the industry, and the 2017 Commodore Award will be presented on March 22, 2017 at the Gala Dinner marking the conclusion of the annual Connecticut Maritime Association conference and trade exposition. Jack Noonan Chembulk Tankers’ CEO Jack Noonan joined the company in April 2007, originally serving as COO. He was promoted to President after the acquisition of Chembulk by Berlian Laju Tanker (BLT) in December 2007 and subsequently

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

MarAd Stresses Economic Impact of Shipyard Jobs in NE

industry in Rhode Island is stronger than ever,” said Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI). “Thousands of Rhode Islanders are employed in this challenging field, enabling them to earn a good living and support an industry that has a long and rich history in our state.” “Connecticut, home to the submarine capital of the world, is a true shipbuilding hub with thousands of highly-skilled workers who are second to none. We deliver ships on time and ahead of schedule, setting a higher bar for the entire industry to reach and ensuring this industry will only grow in years to come

Sandor Becz (Photo: Hydroid)

Hydroid Hires New VP of Engineering

, organizational management and program execution. Prior to UTAS, Becz was head of global R&D for Lenze S.E., a developer of automation and robotic systems for industrial applications. Becz holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and the University of Connecticut, respectively, and is a licensed Professional Engineer. He has performed original research in fluid mechanics and hydrodynamics, complex systems design and modeling, and hybrid power systems. Becz is the author of more than 30 articles and holds two patents.   In order to accommodate Hydroid&rsq

Mads Buchwald (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

Dan-Bunkering Expands in the US

Dan-Bunkering (America) Inc. has announced that a new office in Stamford, Connecticut, will see the light of day as per May 1, 2015. The opening is part of the Dan-Bunkering group’s expansion strategy which was kicked off earlier this year by the opening of new offices in Valparaiso and Montevideo. The two new offices in South America have been off to a great start and is thus accompanied by the latest addition to the Dan-Bunkering group in Stamford, Conn. Dan-Bunkering’s Stamford office will be headed by Mads Buchwald, a Danish national, who has been active in the bunker business

Hughes to Lead Assent’s Maritime Business Development

, self-insured, workers compensation and managed care organizations.   Hughes holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from University of South Florida and is an active member of Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA), The Tampa Propeller Club, Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA), and Ft. Lauderdale Mariners Club. Hughes has also been an active participant with the Self Insurance Institute of America (SIIA) national and international conferences and various Maritime industry conferences

Karin Orsel (left) President and CEO of MF Shipping Group, will be the keynote speaker at WISTA USA’s tenth annual luncheon, kicking off the CMA Shipping 2015.  (Photo: http://www.managementfacilities.nl)

MF Shipping’s Orsel to Keynote WISTA Luncheon

Karin Orsel, a prominent leader in the shipping industry and President and CEO of MF Shipping Group, will be the keynote speaker at WISTA USA’s tenth annual luncheon, kicking off the Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2015 conference.  The luncheon is scheduled for March 23, 2015 at the Hilton Stamford in Stamford, Connecticut. “We are pleased that Karin Orsel will be sharing her experiences as a business owner and thought leader in the maritime industry,” said Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, WISTA USA President and Total Marine Solutions owner/founder.  

Stolt-Nielsen Norwalk Tanker Staff will move to Houston

Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Bors: SNI) announced its intention to relocate its tankers' staff in Norwalk, Connecticut to Houston, Texas. The move will consolidate the Company's U.S.-based staff in Houston, which is the port most frequently called by the global Stolt Tankers fleet. Stolt Tank Containers' U.S.-based personnel and the Company's largest wholly owned bulk liquid terminal are already located in Houston.   Approximately 60 employees will be affected by the move, which is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, at which time the Norwalk office will be closed. Costs of the

Adel Kamel

Kamel Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

, coastal defense structures, breakwaters, and erosion protection. Mr. Kamel received a B.Sc. in civil engineering from Zakazik University in Cairo, Egypt and a post-graduate certificate in environmental engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo. He is a licensed professional engineer in Connecticut and British Columbia. Parsons Brinckerhoff is a leader in developing and operating infrastructure around the world, with approximately 14,000 employees dedicated to meeting the needs of clients and communities in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia-Pacific regions

Photo courtesy of OW Bunker

Kounalakis Joins OW Bunker N. America

. Having joined Aegean in 2001 as a bunker trader in Greece, Kounalakis went on to become Regional Marketing Manager for Aegean Oil USA Inc before assuming her former role. At OW Bunker, Kounalakis will work within the company’s physical distribution business and will be based out of Stamford, Connecticut. In recent months, OW Bunker has announced the start of physical supply operations in New York and New Jersey as well as at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. It also offers physical distribution services offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Adrian Tolson, General Manager, OW Bunker &ndash

Tracy Egoscue formerly ran Baykeeper, Regional Water Board

Environmental Attorney Joins Long Beach Harbor Commission

and Mujeres de la Tierra, a nonprofit environmental justice organization. She received her law degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a member of the State Bar of California and is also licensed to practice in Connecticut. The Board of Harbor Commissioners directs the 500-person staff of the City of Long Beach Harbor Department in development and promotion of the Port of Long Beach, which is one of the world’s premier seaports and a primary gateway for trans-Pacific trade. A trailblazer in innovative goods

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (left) and Rep. Joe Courtney (Photo: American Maritime Partnership)

Jones Act is Critical to Conn. Economy

Study shows Connecticut shipbuilding industry worth $2.5 billion to state’s economy, supports nearly 23,000 jobs The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) joined with the Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA) to highlight new data that shows Connecticut ranks fourth among all states in private sector jobs related to the shipbuilding and repair industry. Supported by the Jones Act, which ensures vessels operating in our domestic waterways are U.S.-built, U.S.-crewed and U.S.-owned, Connecticut is home to 22,710 shipyard jobs, according to a recent study by the U.S. Maritime Administration

Photo courtesy of SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime Ranked a Top Northeastern College

upon a school to attend. It is a tremendous reflection on everyone here at SUNY Maritime College when our students express such a high level of satisfaction with their college experience at Maritime,” Dr. Alfultis added. The colleges and universities selected are located in eleven states: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. The Princeton Review's Best Northeastern Colleges are chosen based upon institutional data it collects from several hundred schools in each region

There’s Still Time for SHIPPINGInsight Award Entries

Entry submissions for the first SHIPPINGInsight Award are due Friday, Aug. 1, but organizers said they will continue to accept nominations through following week to provide some extra time. SHIPPINGInsight Award offers an opportunity to be recognized as a leading innovator in ship and fleet optimization achievements. Entry forms can be downloaded at shippinginsight.com/awards. SHIPPINGInsight 2014 will be held September 30 through October 2 in Stamford, Connecticut. shippinginsight.com  

Karla Baldelli

Coast Guard Foundation Hires Regional Director

of Coast Guard members lost in the line of duty, financial relief to Coast Guard families who have lost possessions in natural disasters, and support for morale programs, including funding recreation, exercise and family-oriented facilities. The Coast Guard Foundation is headquarter in Stonington, Connecticut, where it maintains a staff of 10, with regional offices in the New York City area and St. Petersburg, Florida. coastguardfoundation.org  

Chris Holm

Chris Holm Joins KVH to Direct Human Resources Initiatives

and manufacturing sectors in both public and private companies,” says Peter Rendall, KVH’s chief financial officer. “Chris will guide KVH to continue to attract, motivate, and retain high-performance employees, and his global experience will be invaluable.” Mr. Holm, a Connecticut native, has extensive experience directing human resources efforts across the U.S., Europe, China, Malaysia, and India. During his 20-year career, he has lived in China, consulted for a Paris-based company, and held top human resources positions with companies in Connecticut and New York. He is

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis

Alfultis Appointed President of SUNY Maritime

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, and the director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, has been named as the next president of the SUNY Maritime College. Dr. Alfultis’ appointment was affirmed today by the SUNY Board of Trustees who met in Buffalo. He will begin his Maritime presidential duties on Monday, July 14. With more than 20 years of undergraduate teaching experience and 13 years of progressive academic administrative responsibility at both military and civilian institutions of higher education

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