USMMA Midshipman Awarded U.S. Merchant Marine Medal

National Maritime Day is a day to recognize and honor those in the maritime industry, from the brave and courageous merchant mariners who have given their lives in defense of our nation to the men and women who continue to go above and beyond the call of duty in serving our nation’s maritime interests in times of war and peace. 

This year, a current U.S. Merchant Marine Academy midshipman has been selected by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to receive the prestigious Merchant Marine Medal...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/usmma-midshipman-awarded-u-s-merchant-marine-medal

Bryan Nichols to manage business development at Crowley Shipping

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Industry veteran Bryan Nichols has been named manager of business development at Crowley Shipping, the company announced Tuesday.

With 30 years of experience, Nichols’ career has centered on helping to develop industry-leading solutions for ship assist and escort tugboats. Nichols handled business development for the last four years at Jensen Maritime, the Crowley group’s Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering subsidiary.

Bryan Nichols has been named manager of business...

https://www.workboat.com/news/people-and-products/bryan-nichols-to-manage-business-development-at-crowley-shipping/

Middle East tensions pose ‘challenge’ to oil market stability – Iraqi minister

Growing tensions in the Middle East pose a challenge to the stability of global crude oil markets, Iraq’s oil minister said on Tuesday. He said that OPEC’s ministerial monitoring committee, known as the JMMC, must monitor markets to pave the way for a “new agreement” to be discussed at an upcoming...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/middle-east-tensions-pose-challenge-to-oil-market-stability-iraqi-minister/

World’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel announced at IMX

The project objective is to demonstrate that fuel cells are a practical and deliverable propulsion solution for owners and builders of mid-sized vessels carrying more than 100 passengers or the equivalent freight volumes on inland and coastal waterways. <a href=ABBphoto">

It was announced earlier this month that ABBwould be supplying the systems that will power the first U.S.-built, all electric and zero emission passenger vessel for Maid of the Mist Corp., operators of Niagara Falls tour boats. ABB will supply the boat with an integrated power and propulsion package including lithium ion battery packs and an onshore charging system, enabling sustainable operation with maximum reliability.

Now ABB is putting similar technology into a river towboat. The company...

https://www.workboat.com/news/shipbuilding/worlds-first-hydrogen-powered-river-vessel-announced-at-imx/

Shipbuilders Council of America Honors U.S. Senator Susan Collins with 2019 Maritime Leadership Award

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, hosted its annual spring meeting in Washington, D.C. this week and honored U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) as a 2019 recipient of SCA’s prestigious Maritime Leadership Award. As...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/shipbuilders-council-of-america-honors-u-s-senator-susan-collins-with-2019-maritime-leadership-award/

The bizarre world of art auctions at sea

From onboard water parks, to rock climbing and bungee trampolines, today’s cruise ships offer no shortage of thrills and spills for paying passengers. But among the eclectic mix of activities available is one that appeals perhaps more to the head that the heart: the chance to buy a rare Picasso, or possibly an unmistakable Dali.

With a captive audience seeking a memorable experience – and willing to spend big to get it – cruise ships have proved popular places to hold art auctions that were once...

https://www.ship-technology.com/features/art-auctions-on-cruise-ships/

SCA Honors Congressional Leaders for Supporting U.S. Shipbuilding

The Shipbuilders Council of America (SCA), the national trade association representing the U.S. shipyard industry, held their annual Spring General Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 15-16.  At the meeting, SCA honored Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) with the organizations’ prestigious Maritime Leadership Award, which are given to exemplary leaders from Congress who have demonstrated outstanding...

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/sca-honors-congressional-leaders-for-supporting-u-s-shipbuilding

Bahri highlights unequaled benefits of inclusive workforce at Annual Maritime HR Conference in London

Highlighting its commitment to continue playing a role in promoting a diverse and inclusive maritime sector, Bahri, a global leader in logistics and transportation, has participated in the 13th Annual Maritime HR Conference in London. The company’s Chief Support Officer Hisham Alkhaldi was invited...

https://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/bahri-highlights-unequaled-benefits-of-inclusive-workforce-at-annual-maritime-hr-conference-in-london/