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Chris Hughey Named FMC General Counsel

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U.S. federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel B. Maffei announced Phillip C. “Chris” Hughey has been hired as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission and appointed to be a member of the Senior Executive Service.In his capacity as General Counsel to the Commission, Hughey

Tindall-Schlicht Named Seaway Administrator

Adam Tindall-Schlicht (File photo: Port Milwaukee)

The White House announced President Biden's appointment of former Milwaukee port director, Adam Tindall-Schlicht, as the next Administrator of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS). Tindall-Schlicht resigned his position at Port Milwaukee on October 19.An agency of the U.

Kommer Damen Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

During the Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Kommer Damen was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award.. Image FERRY VERHEIJ/Damen

During the Maritime Awards Gala in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Kommer Damen was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his achievements, methods and contribution to the Dutch maritime industry. Damen (78) is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Damen Shipyards Group and is still internationally

SAYFR, MSI ink MOU to collaborate on Safety Culture, Loss Prevention

Makoto Iida, General Manager, MSI Marine and Aviation Underwriting Division (left) and SAYFR Chief Executive Officer Johan Rostoft, here signing the MOU agreement. Image courtesy SAYFR

SAYFR entered into an MoU with Japanese underwriter Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI) aimed at reducing risks of major incidents through building safety culture maturity in the maritime and offshore energy sectors. SAYFR has worked with MSI on several joint initiatives in the last two years. MSI is one

GEA Breaks Ground on New U.S. Facility

GEA marked the official start of construction of its new repair, logistics, assembly, production and training facility in Janesville, Wisconsin. Image courtesy GEA

GEA marked the official start of construction of its new repair, logistics, assembly, production and training facility in Janesville, Wis. The groundbreaking ceremony of GEA’s first greenfield site in North America in 50 years was attended by company representatives and officials from the State of Wisconsin and City of Janesville.

Shipbrokers IFCHOR and Galbraiths to Merge

Shipbrokers IFCHOR and Galbraiths have agreed to merge and are in the final stages of completing a share for share agreement which is expected to close in the next few weeks. The new entity will be headquartered in Switzerland and comprise of 20 offices with over 300 employees from many different backgrounds and nationalities,

MTR100 Spotlight: Armach Robotics

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The MTR100 is a look at the 100 leading companies, technologies and people in the global subsea sector. In the September/October edition, Marine Technology Reporter published the 17th Annual MTR100. Today's spotlight is on Armach Robotics, launched by Greensea Systems Inc.Armach Robotics (Armach)

Foreship Makes a Pair of Senior Appointments

Joonatan Haukilehto - Foreship Lead Consultant, Newbuilds & Decarbonization.
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Foreship made two senior appointments to grow its design and technology capabilities to support shipping’s sustainable future. From November 1, Joonatan Haukilehto joins Foreship as Lead Consultant, Newbuilds & Decarbonization, while Pekka Pohjanen is appointed Senior Technology Specialist, Sustainability.

Austal USA Names Alcathie VP of Human Resources

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Mobile, Ala. shipbuilder Austal USA announced it has hired Michelle Alcathie as vice president of human resources, responsible for the overall development and implementation of company-wide human resources policies, programs and services.Alcathie is a human resources administrator with over 25 years

Petraki Appointed President of WISTA International

Elpi Petraki (Photo: WISTA International)

WISTA International (Women's International Shipping and Trading Association) elected their new President, Elpi Petraki, from WISTA Hellas, at its Annual General Meeting on October 26, in Geneva, Switzerland. WISTA International consists of 56 National WISTA Association (NWA) and each one is represented

Svitzer Promotes Two Senior Leaders

Kasper Karlsen and Deniz Kirdar True (Photo: Svitzer)

Svitzer, the towage arm of Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, announced two senior leadership appointments: Kasper Karlsen as Global Chief Operating Officer and Deniz Kirdar True as Managing Director in the AMEA region.Karlsen has held different leadership positions in the A.P. Moller-Maersk

Starrett Appoints Wells Director of Ops

The L.S. Starrett Company appointed Matthew Wells as Director of Operations and Continuous Improvement. Photo courtesy L.S. Starrett Company

The L.S. Starrett Company, a manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems and more, appointed Matthew Wells as Director of Operations and Continuous Improvement, responsible for Production, Planning, Production Control and Purchasing, Inventory Management, Warehouse and Shipping,

Marlink Helps Drive Odfjell’s Digital Strategy

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Marlink signed an agreement with Odfjell Management AS to provide seamless access to global enterprise and crew applications across 52 vessels. The contract includes 43 vessels managed by Odfjell Management Norway and another nine operated by Thome Management Singapore. Marlink will deploy its hybrid connectivity solution to the fleet,

Crowley Names Graziuso Chief Information Officer

Erika Graziuso (Photo: Crowley)

Crowley has named Erika Graziuso as its new Chief Information Officer, tapped to lead the company’s information technology and digital transformation strategy with a key focus on digital solutions, cybersecurity and responsible data management.“Erika brings a demonstrated track record of driving innovation

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