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New Bill Aims to Secure Grant Funding for Maritime Training

sponsor legislation that will help provide opportunities to our nation’s maritime workforce, while strengthening America’s trade and national security in the process,” said Congressman Babin.“Maritime workers help power our economy, particularly the local economies of states like Maryland. Training and fostering the next generation of the maritime workforce is critical to keeping this country moving in the 21st century,” stated Congressman Brown. “By tapping into the resources at community and technical colleges we can ensure this career path remains an attractive and

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Merchent Named CEO of VT Halter Marine

Programs.Merchent has a Bachelor’s of Science in business management from the University of Southern Mississippi, as well as certificates on executive leadership from the Harvard Business School; executive finance from the Wharton School of Business; executive marketing from the University of Maryland

 Arthur John “A.J.” Reiss (Photo: NOAA)

Reiss Named Director of NOAA's Ocean Prediction Center

NOAA has selected Arthur John “A.J.” Reiss, as the director of NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) in College Park, Maryland. OPC provides marine forecasts and critical decision support services for mariners, ensuring the safety of lives and vessels at sea by alerting to hazards like hurricane-force winds and high seas.“The nation’s maritime shipping industry is a $2.1 trillion economic activity for the U.S., making accurate and reliable weather forecasts at sea economically critical,” said Grant Cooper, Ph.D., acting NCEP Director. “A.J.'s maritime

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Nestlehutt tapped to lead SCI

The Seamen’s Church Institute of New York & New Jersey (SCI) selected Rev. Mark S. Nestlehutt as its new President & Executive Director, succeeding the Rev. David Rider, effective February 18, 2020.With more than two decades of church experience in Massachusetts, Illinois, Maryland, Australia and South Africa, Mark joins SCI from Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania where he serves as Rector. His previous employment and interests include service as an officer in the U.S. Navy, Director of Planned Giving at Opera Philadelphia, various positions for five years in the

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Maritime Schools Must Prep for Offshore Wind Jobs

is currently pending in Congress. The Job Act would provide up to $25 million in federal grants to colleges, unions, and non-profits to prepare “a new generation of offshore wind workers.”A number of states have also developed programs for offshore wind training and development programs. The Maryland Energy Administration introduced the Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program, which provides grant funding to training centers to “ensure Maryland has a ready and able workforce capable of contributing to the construction, installation, and operations & maintenance of an offshore

The total megawatt capacity of U.S. offshore wind farms is anticipated to reach 22,000 by 2030 and 43,000 by 2050. To support this growth, U.S. Department of Energy reports estimate over 40,000 new jobs will be created by 2030. © Zacharias/AdobeStock

Prepare Now for 40,000 Offshore Wind Jobs

is currently pending in Congress. The Job Act would provide up to $25 million in federal grants to colleges, unions, and non-profits to prepare “a new generation of offshore wind workers.”A number of states have also developed programs for offshore wind training and development programs. The Maryland Energy Administration introduced the Maryland Offshore Wind Workforce Training Program, which provides grant funding to training centers to “ensure Maryland has a ready and able workforce capable of contributing to the construction, installation, and operations & maintenance of an offshore

Joseph F. Harrington (Photo: APC)

APC Announces Retirement of Harrington

;Mr. Harrington’s first position in the coatings business was from 1960-1967, working for International Paint Company in New York, N.Y. as a Sales and Technical Representative. He secured the first tanker in the industry that was fully coated with epoxy for Keystone/Shell at Bethlehem Steel in Maryland.  He later introduced epoxy shop primers to Bethlehem Steel and General Dynamics and landed other new customer accounts, thereby earning the nickname of “Epoxy Joe” in the Marine Coating Industry.From 1967-1970 he worked for Mobil Chemical in New York and Tokyo, Japan, as Far East

Mark Montgomery (Photo: Ports America)

Montgomery Named CEO of Ports America

, and currently serves as a senior advisor and operating partner to the Infrastructure Investing strategy of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (Oaktree), where he brings more than 30 years of maritime industry experience.Montgomery led the company through a successful Public Private Partnership with the Maryland Port Administration at PAC in 2010. He also serves in board roles at the Port Newark Container Terminal (PNCT), PAC, the Delaware River Stevedore joint venture in Philadelphia, the CP&O joint venture in Norfolk, the Port of Miami Terminal Operating Company and the Eller-ITO Stevedoring joint

Anthony Chiarello (Photo: TOTE)

TOTE President Chiarello to Retire

said its parent company Saltchuk will make an announcement regarding Chiarello’s successor in due course. Chiarello began his career in stevedoring at ITO, now part of Ports America, in the Port of New York and soon relocated to Baltimore where he later served as Deputy Administrator of the Maryland Port Administration. He then spent 16 years with the Maersk organization in varying roles including President of Maersk Logistics USA. Prior to joining TOTE, Chiarello was COO and EVP of NYK Logistics (Americas).  Chiarello is a recipient of the AOTOS (Admiral of the Ocean Sea) award and

Kenneth Graham (Photo: NOAA)

NOAA Taps Graham to Lead National Hurricane Center

Rouge forecast office, Graham served as the systems operations division chief at National Weather Service Southern Region headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas, where he led Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts. He also served as the meteorological service chief at NWS headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland, and was the meteorologist-in-charge at the local forecast offices in Birmingham, Alabama, and Corpus Christi, Texas.   Graham has vast experience working with emergency managers prior to and during a wide variety of weather threats and spent time deployed with officials at emergency operations

Mike Paul (Photo: UCA)

UniCarriers Americas Expands Regional Sales Team

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 manager, Michael Paul is responsible for managing all facets of dealer sales support for the southeast. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Paul previously worked as a territory manager, regional sales manager and in national accounts

Walter J. Brudzinski (Photo: Chuck Fazio)

Insights: USCG Can Suspend and Revoke Merchant Mariner Credentials

. General information on S&R as well as ALJ decisions, Commandant Decisions on Appeal, and NTSB decisions, among other things, can be found at http://www.uscg.mil/alj.      The Author  Walter J. Brudzinski is the Chief Administrative Law Judge, U S. Coast Guard, BA, Univ. of Maryland, JD, Geo. Mason Univ. School of Law, MJS and Ph.D., Univ. of Nevada. The opinions in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the Commandant of the Coast Guard.      (As published in the Q3 2016 edition of Maritime Logistics Profession

George Dunigan (Photo: Pettit Marine Paint)

Pettit Adds Technical Sales Staff

Marine coatings manufacturer Pettit Marine Paint announced the addition of George Dunigan to its technical sales team. As part of his role, Dunigan will be responsible for bolstering customer retention efforts and developing new relationships in the Maryland market.   “George has been in the marine coatings business for the past 17 years,” said Don Zabransky, vice president sales & marketing, Pettit Marine Paint. “His thorough knowledge of application techniques, special coatings and his ability to address customers’ concerns and solve problems makes him a great

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Hernandez Joins Asahi/America Sales Team

Thermoplastic fluid flow technology company Asahi/America, Inc. announced the addition of Anthony Hernandez to its sales team.   North Carolina based Hernandez joined Asahi/America on June 6, 2016 and will represent Asahi/America in eastern Pennsylvania, Long Island and New York City, N.Y., New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, has nearly a decade of experience in the thermoplastics industry.

Robert Smith (Photo: UniCarriers)

Robert Smith Joins UniCarriers Sales Team

its sales team in the Mid-Atlantic region by hiring Robert Smith as its newest regional sales manager.   As regional sales manager, Smith's responsibilities include overseeing, motivating and assisting dealers as they promote UCA's products in the Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Washington, D.C. areas.   Smith brings more than 12 years of forklift and aftermarket regional sales experience to his new position. Prior to joining UCA, Smith worked as a marketing supervisor and dealer development manager for CLARK Material Handling Company and a marketing

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Intelsat Names Butler President

services where he held sales and business development roles and served as an integral member of the team that launched the company’s government services unit.  Mr. Butler is a graduate of Old Dominion University and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.   “Since joining Intelsat, Skot has proven himself to be a strong, strategic and decisive leader,” said, Stephen Spengler, Chief Executive Officer, Intelsat. “He has a deep understanding of the current and long-term needs of our government customers and takes great pride

Making Sense and Taking Risks: Human Behavior in the Shipping Industry

from the tanker, rolled on her side, and sank within a couple of minutes. The Santa Cruz rescued 18 survivors from the water and stayed on the scene until help arrived. The remaining 11 men embarked on the Cuyhoga were lost. Four days after the accident, a Marine Board of Inquiry convened in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Marine Safety Office to investigate the accident. After some delay due to heavy seas and high winds, two massive floating cranes were used to raise the Cuyhoga, which was in 57 feet of water. After an initial inspection, the ship was placed on barges and towed 65 miles to Portsmouth for

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