Paul Benecki

Paul Benecki is a graduate of Cornell University's chemistry program. He worked in industry for several years before shipping out on freighters and tugs on the U.S. West Coast, then with the University of Washington's research vessel, the Thomas G. Thompson. He studied navigation and bridge resource management at the Pacific Maritime Institute, and is currently a staff writer and news editor at The Maritime Executive Magazine.


With New Neighbors and Less Demand, Small Yard Closes Up

By Paul Benecki 2017-06-19 20:43:15

On a cloudy, damp Friday, a few hundred people gathered at the Zidell Marine yard in Portland, Oregon to watch the longtime barge-builder's final vessel go down the ways....


UECC's Bjorn Svenningsen on LNG-Fueled Car Carriers

By Paul Benecki 2017-06-15 03:45:29

At Nor-Shipping 2017, MarEx sat down with Bjorn O. Gran Svenningsen, the head of sales and marketing at United European Car Carriers (UECC), to talk about the future of...


Big Ships Account for 80 Percent of Shipping's CO2

By Paul Benecki 2017-06-13 20:16:44

At Nor-Shipping 2017, researchers with DNV GL released a study that points to the difficulty of reducing the industry’s CO2 output below current levels....

Spending Spree

Spending Spree

By Paul Benecki 2017-05-01 14:25:47

(Article was originally published in March/April 2017 edition.) Seaports know they must continue investing in infrastructure in order to maintain their competitiveness....


Big Data Makes Smuggling Harder to Hide

By Paul Benecki 2017-03-28 14:08:07

For thousands of years, maritime authorities have relied on tip-offs, patrols, investigations and random inspections to find smuggled goods. Today they have a variety of...

measure of certainty

A Measure of Certainty

By Paul Benecki 2017-03-23 15:43:03

From January/February 2017 Edition The U.S. Coast Guard has finally issued its first type-approvals for ballast water treatment systems: Time for the industry to step...


Philippine Military Fights Pirates on the Ground

By Paul Benecki 2017-03-07 15:54:13

On Saturday, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) recovered the body of German yachtsman Jurgen Kantner, who was beheaded by the Islamist terrorist group Abu Sayyaf...

Harley Franco

Harley Franco, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Harley Marine

By Paul Benecki 2017-01-05 10:08:30

The founder of Harley Marine is equal parts entrepreneur, philanthropist and visionary – and all business. By Paul Benecki Harley Marine has grown dramatically...


A Reputation for Quality

By Paul Benecki 2017-01-05 09:40:02

Since its founding 30 years ago Harley Marine has prospered through industry-leading investments in people, equipment and safety management systems. By Paul...


Gazprom's Plans May Anticipate End of Sanctions

By Paul Benecki 2017-01-02 20:33:13

In a little-noticed post on December 30, a Russian government outlet announced that American service companies are scheduled to work on the Arctic offshore...

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