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US Federal Maritime Commission Hires New Secretary

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The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei today announced the hiring of William “Bill” Cody to serve as the agency’s Secretary.Cody has more than 20 years of extensive legal and administrative experience at the federal and state government levels as well as in the private sector.

Kristoffersen to Become CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Lasse Kristoffersen - Credit: Wallenius Wilhelmsen

Norwegian/Swedish RoRo shipping company Wallenius Wilhelmsen on Monday named Lasse Kristoffersen as its CEO. Kristoffersen will start in his new role no later than June 1, 2022, the company said.Rune Bjerke, Chair of the Board:"We are very pleased to welcome Lasse Kristoffersen to Wallenius Wilhelmsen.

Stolt Tankers Appoints Schroeder as Managing Director

Maren Schroeder (Photo: Stolt Tankers)

Stolt Tankers announced on Friday that is has appointed Maren Schroeder as Managing Director, Stolt Tankers Shipowning (STSO), with effect from April 1, 2022. Schroeder joined Stolt Tankers in 2019 as Fleet Director and will succeed Mark Martecchini who is retiring in April 2022, after serving with the company for more than 38 years.

Hareide Named Norway's Director General of Navigation and Shipping

Knut Arild Hareide (Photo: Norwegian Maritime Authority)

Knut Arild Hareide has been appointed by the King in the Council of State as Director General of Navigation and Shipping for the Norwegian Maritime Authority for a period of six years. Hareide will take up the role on January 1, 2022."We are delighted to congratulate Knut Arild Hareide on his appointment

West Creates Charterers and Traders ProductTeam

Suumit Madhu, Senior Underwriter, West P&I (Photo: The West of England P&I Club)

West creates a Charterers and Traders team as a new center of excellence within the Club, further enhancing the West’s popular tailor-made liability insurance products.The West of England P&I Club announced the creation of a dedicated Charterers and Traders product team to manage its Charterers Comprehensive Cover,

Christensen Joins SAFE Boats

Cole Christensen (Photo: SAFE Boats International)

U.S. boatbuilder SAFE Boats International announced it has hired Cole Christensen as Business Development Manager - Commercial.Christensen brings a wealth of industry knowledge and experience. In his new role with the Business Development Team, he will focus on all aspects of the commercial sector,

Eagle Bulk Names Tsoutsoplides Chief Strategy Officer

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U.S.-based dry bulk shipping company Eagle Bulk Shipping on Thursday announced ithas appointed Costa Tsoutsoplides to the newly created chief strategy officer position. In this role, Tsoutsoplides will have broad responsibilities in developing Eagle’s corporate strategy as well as leading capital

Rear Admiral Hann Confirmed to NOAA Leadership Post

Rear Adm. Nancy Hann will lead the NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.  Photo courtesy NOAA

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday evening President Biden’s nomination of NOAA Rear Admiral Nancy Hann to lead the NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) and NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps (NOAA Corps), one of the nation’s eight uniformed services.“From flying into

PACCAR Winch Recognized for Commitment to Veterans

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PACCAR Winch has been recognized locally and nationally for their ongoing commitment to providing an outstanding work environment for veterans. From community outreach to employee programs, the company is dedicated to recruiting, developing, and celebrating veterans.On November 10, PACCAR Winch was

Biden Names Landrieu to Oversee Infrastructure Plan

File photo: Mitch Landrieu speaks as New Orleans Mayor in 2011. (Photo: Marine Forces Reserve)

President Joe Biden named former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to oversee implementation of the $1 trillion infrastructure plan, the White House said on Sunday.Landrieu, also a Democratic former Louisiana lieutenant governor, led New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. He played a key role in helping the

Industry Veteran Ullman to Retire; Lewenhaupt tapped for CEO spot at Concordia Maritime

Kim Ullman, CEO of Concordia Maritime. Photo courtesy Concordia Maritime

Erik Lewenhaupt will take over as CEO of Concordia Maritime on January 1, 2022, succeeding Kim Ullman, who informed the Board his wish to step down as CEO and retire.Lewenhaupt has a long track record in tanker shipping. He started his tanker career at Nordström & Thulin in 1996, and was later recruited to Stena Bulk,

IMO Creates International Day for Women in Maritime

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The International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council, meeting from November 8-12, established an International Day for Women in Maritime, to be observed on May 18 every year.Once adopted by the IMO Assembly in December 2021, the observance will celebrate women in the industry, promote the recruitment,

In the Shipyard: Austal USA Opens Ship Repair Business in Mobile

Harley Combs, Director, Austal West Campus Ship Repair. Photo courtesy Austal USA

Known best for its construction of U.S. Navy warships, Austal USA in September 2020 acquired waterfront property along the Mobile River and established a commercial ship repair facility. Mike Bell, Austal’s VP Operations and Harley Combs, Director, Austal West Campus Ship Repair discuss the plan. Austal

Interview: Five Minutes with Susan Ludwig, President, Coast Guard Foundation

Susan Ludwig, President, Coast Guard Foundation. Photo courtesy CGF

COVID has presented numerous challenges, particularly to the members of the U.S. Coast Guard. The Coast Guard Foundation has stood strong throughout to assist, as Susan Ludwig discussed with Maritime Reporter TV.Susan, when COVID effectively shut down the world in 2020, everyone had to make adjustments.

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