Jack O'Connell

Senior Editor

Jack Oconnell


In 2006 Jack retired from Seabulk International, where he was Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications and Investor Relations. He previously worked for 20 years at W.R. Grace & Co., where he was Director of Public Affairs and chief speechwriter for J. Peter Grace.

Profile: Jens Meier, Chairman of the Hamburg Port Authority

By Jack O'Connell 01-10-2021 12:44:00

Posted in: Ports

In tthis profile for The Maritime Executive Magazine, the head of Europe’s third-largest port discusses the impact of the co...

Profile: Captain Rajesh Unni, Founder & CEO, Synergy Group

By Jack O'Connell 09-28-2020 12:08:33

Posted in: Shipping

Tell us about yourself – your background and education.  I hail from the southern state of India – Kerala. My...

Hurricane Central

By Jack O'Connell 03-10-2020 12:53:10

Posted in: Maritime

Chris Landsea is on a mission. He wants seafarers and those in harm’s way to have reliable and up-to-date information from t...

Interview: Eric Casey, CEO, GT USA Wilmington

By Jack O'Connell 02-13-2020 05:42:05

Posted in: Ports

Okay, “GT USA Wilmington” is a mouthful. What is it? It’s the company that manages operations at the Port of...

The Next Big Thing

By Jack O'Connell 12-27-2019 12:00:00

Posted in: Offshore

In early July Dominion Energy broke ground on the second U.S. offshore wind farm, called the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind projec...

Dry Ports

By Jack O'Connell 12-12-2019 08:07:05

Posted in: Ports

Okay, this is not a column about the merits of a certain postprandial libation made in Portugal and known for its sweetness, in ca...

Martin Kits van Heyningen, Chairman, President & CEO, KVH Industries

By Jack O'Connell 04-23-2019 09:21:18

Posted in: Business

Martin Kits van Heyningen, Chairman, President & CEO, KVH Industries Innovation and a start-up mentality are what keep KVH...

Interview: Joel Walton, CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands

By Jack O'Connell 12-24-2018 04:37:13

Posted in: Shipping

[By Jack O’Connell] A native Caymanian, Joel Walton was educated in Canada at Brock University and the University of Wind...

Can Offshore Wind Save the Workboat Industry?

By Jack O'Connell 08-28-2018 10:42:17

Posted in: Offshore

In March, the U.S. workboat company Harvey Gulf filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the latest in a long list of casualties dating ba...

Ramesh Krishnan, Chairman & CEO, R&M Group

By Jack O'Connell 08-28-2018 04:13:53

Posted in: Business

Tell us about yourself. I’m an engineer. My parents have Indian and English ancestry, so I grew up in both cultures until...

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