SUNY Maritime Hosts Tanker Symposium

By MarEx 2012-12-18 14:16:00

Thursday, April 14th from 6:30-9:30. Admission is free. 

Tankers will be the topic of an April 14, 2011 evening symposium presented by SUNY Maritime College’s Department of Global Business and Transportation (GBAT).

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 pm in SUNY Maritime College’s Special Events Room, Vander Clute Hall. Admission to the event is free.

Featured speakers for SUNY Maritime College’s tanker event are: OSG Ship Management’s Director of Chartering Fred Gordon and Rear Admiral North, `66, president, North Star Maritime, Inc.  Admiral North is also a member of the board of Genco Shipping & Trading and is the former Captain of the Port of New York.

Admiral North will discuss current regulations that the tanker industry must comply with as well as how those requirements impact business.  He served with the U.S. Coast Guard for 35 years and was Commandant for Marine Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection Assistant during that time, before retiring from the Coast Guard in 2001.  He represented the U.S. many times in a policy-making capacity and led U.S. delegations to meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).  In addition to holding a degree in marine engineering from SUNY Maritime College, Admiral North is also a graduate of the U.S. Army War College.

Mr. Gordon was scheduled as a guest speaker at SUNY Maritime College’s annual 2011 Groundhog Day Conference on Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping, February 2, 2011. OSG is the second largest publicly traded oil tanker company in the world, measured by number of vessels and it is the only major tanker company with a significant U.S. Flag and International Flag fleet.

The symposium will be co-hosted by SUNY Maritime College professor Jeff Weiss and Dr. Larry Howard, Chair of GBAT.

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