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Great Lakes Region Creates 132K+ Maritime Jobs

According to a new study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of Transportation Institute (TI), the Jones Act continues to fuel a strong maritime industry throughout the Great Lakes region, where the PwC report shows 123,670 Jones Act-related jobs – or 20% of the national total – are based.Between 2011 and 2016, maritime employment in the region increased by 25,400 jobs. Overall, the industry generates $30 billion of economic activity and $8.45 billion in worker income in the eight Great Lakes states.“With our Great Lakes and rich maritime history, it’s no

One of seven U.S. maritime academies, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s picturesque campus in Buzzards Bay has sent thousands of mariners into the global maritime workplace since its inception in 1891. CREDIT: MMA

Over 1,650 Cadets Graduate from American Maritime Academies

commercial merchant  mariner helping to support the American military's supply chain and the U.S. economy, maritime is our national heritage.”“American mariners deliver an invaluable service to our nation’s economic and defense needs, enabling not only our commercial marine transportation needs but providing the infrastructure and manpower for national defense and humanitarian missions,” said Matt Woodruff, Chairman of the American Maritime Partnership. “As Chairman of AMP, I am extremely proud to honor the graduates of the American maritime academies and welcome our

Jonathan Zier (Photo: Crowley)

Zier Joins Crowley Offshore Services

Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed Jonathan Zier manager of business development in Houston.Zier will assist customers globally with marine transportation projects such as sealifts and beach-landings, as well as offshore and coastal towing and installation of rigs, spars and other structures. He will also be responsible for providing solutions for alternative energy projects such as liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, offshore wind power generation, and other projects requiring offshore or coastal equipment and expertise.Zier will report to Johan Sperling, vice president of marine services in the

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Overcoming Local Crew Challenges

crew management responsibilities for five vessels, all Topaz owned and operated, and based in Nigeria.The vessels used in this project consisted of dynamically positioned (DP) anchor handling tug supply vessel (AHTS) and DP platform supply vessels (PSV). WRS were tasked with providing local crew, transportation and HR services.Topaz was experiencing a range of challenges with local crew members, which included unqualified crew, on board theft, community conflicts and graffiti. The local agent was not equipped to manage the crew or provide a compliant solution for these challenges. Of the overall crew

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Maritime Fatigue: Just another band aid?

in any 7-day period.  Administrations are further enjoined to require that records of daily hours of rest of seafarers be maintained in a standardized format to allow for monitoring and verification of compliance by the Administration and during port state control examinations.The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has long-recognized the dangers presented by fatigue in the transportation sector.  It stated in a recent report: Because “powering through” fatigue is simply not an acceptable option, fatigue management systems need to allow individuals to acknowledge fatigue

Franco out as Harley Marine Services CEO

Franco will no longer be serving as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. Matt Godden will remain as President of the Company. “Since the beginning of 2019, Harley Marine has made significant progress in ensuring its long-term stability as one of the nation’s leading marine transportation providers” said Godden. “Harley Marine is renowned for its track record in safety and operational capabilities and we intend to continue with this unparalleled commitment to quality.” According to Jon Foster, the successor Chairman of the Board of Directors, “we believe

LaSonya Hill (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley Logistics Names Hill VP

Crowley’s main call center and rate quote group and has overseen booking and documentation functions for the company’s Cuba and U.S. military services. As customer service supervisor, she played an integral part in organizing and managing Crowley’s logistics efforts supporting the transportation of humanitarian cargo, materials and supplies following the Haiti earthquake in 2010.In 2012, she was named manager of customer care, and given oversight for the company’s key apparel customer shipments. She was promoted to Caribbean service manager in 2013 and director of customer care

Captain Louis Rhéaume (Photo: MSRC)

Captain Rhéaume Joins MSRC

. He was a pilot on the St. Lawrence River in the Quebec-Escoumins sector from 1984 to 2018, President of the Lower St. Lawrence Pilots Corporation from 1999 to 2001 and member of the Board of Directors of the Laurentian Pilotage Authority from 2006 to 2018. Mr. Rhéaume holds a major in marine transportation from the Université du Québec à Rimouski (2002) and a certificate in intermodal transportation from the Canadian Institute of Traffic and Transportation (CITT). A yachtsman in his spare time, Louis Rhéaume has, throughout his career, worked on numerous committees

Gregg Ruhl, President and Chief Executive Officer. Photo: Algoma Central Corporation

Ruhl Named CEO of Algoma

the management team can continue the work we began together to build Algoma’s position in the global short sea market.”Ruhl joined Algoma in November of 2015 as Senior Vice-President, Technical and became Chief Operating Officer in 2017. Mr. Ruhl has over 30 years experience in the transportation industry, including 20 years in marine transportation. Prior to joining Algoma, Ruhl was Managing Director of CN’s marine divisions. Currently, Ruhl has commercial responsibility for Algoma’s domestic businesses, as well as oversight of its operations both domestically and globally

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Crowley Logistics Announces Organizational Changes

a graduate of the Technological University of Honduras.These promotions follow the company’s recent integration of its liner services and logistics business lines into a singular, highly focused logistics organization providing customers with end-to-end services, including ocean, land and air transportation; commercial transportation management; supply chain and distribution services; freight forwarding and warehousing; and cargo risk and customs compliance. 

Jackie O’Brien (Photo: Vigor)

O’Brien Joins Vigor as EVP

;Alcoa’s separation into two independent companies in 2016. Mostly recently she served as Vice President of Business Development and Global Affairs driving successful growth strategies for Arconic across the company’s aerospace, automotive, building and construction, and commercial  transportation businesses. During her tenure at Alcoa/Arconic, O’Brien managed global teams across Europe and Asia.O’Brien holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Ohio State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. She is an active board

Campbell Transportation Appoints Buese EVP

Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. said that Kyle Buese will be joining the company as Executive Vice President of Operations effective January 7, 2019.Buese is a graduate of Tulane University where he received his Master of Business Administration degree and a graduate of Loyola University of New Orleans where he received his Bachelor of Business Degree. Buese is also an active CFA charterholder.Buese has worked at Kirby Corporation since 2006 where he has served in several key roles including General Manager, River Vessel Operations; General Manager, Vessel Operations; and Regional General Manager

Peter Stephaich

Stephaich Elected Chairman of WCI

The Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) named Peter H. Stephaich, Chairman and CEO of Campbell Transportation Company, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA), as its Chairman of the Board. Stephaich succeeds Tim Parker, President, Parker Towing Company (Tuscaloosa, AL), who served as WCI Chairman from 2016-2018.Stephaich has served the barge industry for more than 30 years in a number of key roles, as Past Chairman and Past Treasurer of the American Waterways Operators; Past Chairman and Trustee of the National Waterways Foundation; Commissioner and Vice Chairman of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission; Chairman of the Allegheny

Matthew Kuehne, General Manager of BQR, Bollinger Quick Repair (Photo: Bollinger)

Kuehne Named GM of Bollinger Quick Repair

Manager and Operations Manager. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of New Orleans.Bollinger Quick Repair (BQR) is located on the Harvey Canal .5 miles west of the Mississippi River at the Harvey Locks.  BQR is a full-service shipyard and provides service to both inland and offshore marine transportation sectors with five drydocks ranging from 1,500 tons to 3,400 tons, on-site machine shop, armature shop, propeller shop and access to all Bollinger support facilities

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'Maritime Center of Excellence' Launched in Long Beach

will truly change the lives of our students by providing them education and skills that will transition them from LBCC to the workforce.”The training at the Maritime Center of Excellence will focus on in-demand occupations which may include jobs like: warehouse and distribution supervisor, transportation supervisor, logistics and supply chain specialist, order processor, shipping and receiving clerk, and scheduler and operations coordinator. As part of the one-year pilot program, LBCC will convene an advisory group with industry partners in 2018 to identify in-demand middle-skills jobs. The goal

Brad Norton (Photo: IMTRA)

IMTRA Announces New Hires and Promotions

IMTRA, manufacturer and importer of solutions and products for the marine, energy and transportation markets, has announced new hires and promotions. The company has hired Brad Norton and Van Noorden and promoted Kinder Woodcock and Nate Cabral.Brad Norton has joined IMTRA’s service team in a product technical support role. With over 20 years as a licensed yacht captain, Norton will use his vast, hands-on knowledge of the workings and operation of boats supporting IMTRA customers who need technical and application assistance. He and his family recently returned to his home town of Dartmouth

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TecNiq Adds Staff

, has hired three staff to fill key roles. Terri Thornton and Darryl Lanier join the company as sales associates for the light duty trailer market. Kevin Shaffer has been named national sales manager.Kevin Shaffer comes to TecNiq from Intertek Testing Services where he was sales manager for its transportation technologies division. Prior, he managed sales in its military/aerospace division. Shaffer earned a B.A. from Western Michigan University in professional ethics and holds numerous certifications.With a background in industrial lighting, Terri Thornton was previously an engineering manager at

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