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Ron Tucker, Secretary Treasurer of Local 333 and Captain Don Marcus, who serves as President of the Masters Mates & Pilots.

MM&P Hopes to Pad Ranks with Brown Water Mariners

New York Harbor Tug Boat Captains and Crews, Staten Island Ferry Workers, Circle Line and Other Tourist Boat Crews Vote on Joining New Union Uniting with the International Organization of Masters, Mates & Pilots will bring added clout, resources and training to local mariners and open the door to opportunities beyond the East Coast, the union said. Ballots are arriving in the mail this week at the homes of 1,300 area mariners for an election to decide whether local watermen will join a large national union of deck officers who serve on ocean-going ships, and which also represents captains

SUNY Maritime to Host STEM Academy for City Schools

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College’s fourth annual STEM Academy, which runs July 27 to 31 in Throggs Neck, will provide inner city high school students with a five-day, practical, hands-on program intended to increase student participation and achievement in the STEM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.    The STEM Academy is open to students attending maritime themed high schools and will build upon the schools’ curriculum. Along with an emphasis on STEM disciplines, the week-long summer enrichment program will focus on the SUNY

John Benson

WFW Promotes Two New Partners in New York

Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of two lawyers to partner in its New York office. Corporate lawyer Steven Hollander and shipping finance lawyer John Benson officially joined the partnership from 1 May 2014, and bring the number of partners in the WFW New York office to 11. Their appointments are part of 13 promotions in eight of the firm’s 13 offices as part of the firm’s annual partner promotion round for 2014, and bring the total number of partners in the firm to 133. Steven Hollander, New York, Corporate Steve

Joe Stripe (Photo: WAGO)

WAGO Appoints Regional Sales Manager

WAGO announces the appointment of Joe Stirpe as Regional Sales Manager for Upstate New York. Stirpe will lead WAGO’s efforts in developing a broad customer-support base, as well as ensuring that WAGO remains a key supplier to OEMs and distributors in Upstate New York.   Stirpe comes to WAGO with a diverse background of success in technical sales and business development with a focus on control and electrical products and applications. Over the last several decades, he has held leadership position in business development and management at Siemens, Invensys Eurotherm and KJ Electric Corp.

Brian Coyne (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

KPI Bridge Oil Names Coyne Managing Director

Global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products KPI Bridge Oil has promoted Brian Coyne to managing director at its New York office.    Coyne recently completed his MBA at New York University and has been with KPI Bridge Oil for more than 10 years. He has a broad knowledge of the bunkering industry as well as shipping as a whole, having sailed and worked ashore for an oil major prior to joining KPI Bridge Oil, the company said.  

Wolfgang Freese, President Region North America. Photo: Hapag-Lloyd

Hapag-Lloyd North America President Freese Retires

in the shipping company in 1971 with an apprenticeship to become a shipping agent. In recent decades, he has held management positions in several locations, including Germany, Indonesia, Great Britain and the U.S.    Since 2009, Freese has led this region headquartered in Piscataway, near New York City. Following a transitional period, he will be succeeded on April 1, 2018 by Uffe Ostergaard, who joined Hapag-Lloyd in May 2017 following its merger with the Arab liner shipping company UASC.    Prior to his time as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at UASC, Ostergaard gained professional

Photo courtesy of Suny Maritime College

SUNY Maritime Approved as NY Tax-free Site

The State University of New York Maritime College is officially open for business, after receiving formal designation as a tax-free area under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY program. In a March 2 letter to Maritime College President Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., Empire State Development President and CEO Designate, Howard Zemsky, wrote, “I am pleased to advise you that your request for the designation of tax-free areas has been approved by the START-UP NY Approval Board.”  SUNY Maritime College has designated 1,700 square feet of vacant space on its campus in Fort

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SUNY Maritime to Train NYC’s Next Ferry Captains

NYC Ferry operated by Hornblower is teaming up with the oldest merchant marine academy in the country to deliver a world class training program before a majority of the new NYC Ferry vessels even arrive in New York Harbor. SUNY Maritime College was founded in 1874 as the New York Nautical School, the first school in the nation devoted to training merchant mariners.   As part of this new collaboration between NYC Ferry and SUNY Maritime, future captains and crew will have access to SUNY Maritime’s top notch classroom facilities and experienced maritime faculty. Among those facilities

“You cannot be profitable in this industry unless you are safe. You cannot be safe unless you train,” said Morton S. Bouchard, III. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

Bouchard Simulation Center Opens at SUNY Maritime

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014, New York, NY – Today in New York Morton S. Bouchard, III and many local maritime dignitaries officially opened The Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Tug & Barge Simulation Center on the campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College.   Captain Robert Glas, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Bouchard Transportation made the traditional ribbon cut with the comically sized pair of scissors, as Morton S. Bouchard, III, his two sons, US Congressman Joseph Crowley, RADM Michael Alfultis, USMS, Ph.D., President of SUNY Maritime and a host of

The vessel’s nameplate, displayed prominently alongside the cabin, is milled from an I-beam lifted from the rubble of the World Trade Center. (Photo: Greg Trauthwein)

FDNY Honors 9/11 Hero Feehan at Boat Christening

November 20, 2015 (New York) -- Today at Pier 16 in lower Manhattan the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) honored William M. Feehan by christening and commissioning of the new fireboat William M. Feehan.   Captain Louis Guzzo led the ceremonies which included a number of dignitaries from in and around the FDNY.  William M. Feehan was a FDNY firefighter lost in the September 11 World Trade Center attacks. Feehan, who at 71 was the oldest of 343 firefighters to pass away in the line of duty on September 11, 2001. The vessel’s nameplate, displayed prominently alongside the cabin

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NYC Jobs Plan Aims to Bolster Freight Network

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today unveiled a series of initiatives aiming to spur 100,000 high-paying jobs over the coming decade across a number of sectors, including the City's maritime and intermodal freight and logistics industries.   As part of the New York Works plan, the city will implement a multipronged strategy called Freight NYC that seeks to create 4,000 freight network industrial jobs by building more shipping and distribution infrastructure to connect NYC to the nation’s Marine Highway.   According to the City, the median wage in the water transportation sector

Daniel G. McDermott

NY Maritime Law Firm Cited as a Top Practice

The Maritime Litigation Practice Group in the New York City office of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, has been recognized among the top national maritime practices by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.   Recognized in the Nationwide: Transportation: Shipping: Litigation (New York) category, the firm was recognized for "offering services across the gamut of admiralty and marine insurance law work, spanning product claims, cargo claims and property subrogation."   Daniel G. McDermott, co-chair of the firm's maritime practice, and Edward C. Radzik

H. Elder Brown (Photo: FGH)

Fidelis Group Holdings Opens NY Office

Fidelis Group Holdings, LLC (FGH) with its subsidiary company Continental Underwriters, Ltd. (CUL), a National Marine Insurance coverage and service company, opened its new flagship office located in Lower Manhattan, New York.   H. Elder Brown, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of FGH commented, "We have been able to continue our growth pattern during these tough market conditions principally due to our proven business model and discerning hiring practices.  Our expanding platform and group of insurance professionals give us a clear advantage over our competition which is

Anthony Hernandez (Photo: Asahi/America, Inc.)

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.

Lana Rjedkin (Photo: KPI Bridge Oil)

Rjedkin Rejoins KPI Bridge Oil

KPI Bridge Oil, a global broker and trader in marine bunkers, marine lubricants and risk management products, sees Lana Rjedkin rejoin the New York office as a Bunker & Lubricant Broker/Trader. Rjedkin initially joined KPI Bridge Oil in 2007 and is a highly valued member of the team with her extensive experience in both bunkers and lubricants and fluency in Russian and Spanish. Rjedkin  joined Unimarine which started off as a subsidiary of the KPI Bridge Oil Group, when it became a fully independent company in mid 2014 to head up the lubricant sales in the Americas.  

(Photo: Metro Group Maritime)

Metro Group Maritime Adds Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones has joined Metro Group Maritime, the New York headquartered commercial receivable management, debt recovery and consulting company focused on the maritime and transportation industry.   Jones, formerly with Safmarine, a unit of Maersk Line, has spent the last decade working in the steamship industry. He brings industry-specific knowledge from his last three positions held during the last 10 years: Accounts Receivables Specialist, Account Manager, and Customer Relations Specialist.

Altschuler Named Transportation Director at HDR

to joining HDR, Altschuler was West transportation business line leader with AECOM. His 35 years of experience includes positions of increasing responsibility within AECOM, Parsons Brinckerhoff and Parsons Corporation. The first 15 years of his career were spent in the public sector, including the New York City Transit Authority and Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.  

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