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.

Executive Achievement: Rajan Vasudevan, Founder & CEO, OceanManager

Published Sep 18, 2022 5:22 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

“Transforming Maritime Oceanwide” through digital solutions was entrepreneur Vasudevan’s ambitious vision in fou...

Cruising is Back, Just in Time for Debt-Laden Cruise Companies

Published Jul 17, 2022 2:28 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Cruise Ships

It was a grand show, the first in-person reunion in three years of cruise industry professionals from around the world. Three days...

Executive Achievement: Hal Hockema, Chairman of Hockema Group

Published Jul 10, 2022 2:51 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

Entrepreneur Hockema endorsed the “work from home” lifestyle long before it became fashionable, founding his boutique...

Executive Achievement: Alfonso Castillero, COO, Liberian Registry

Published May 26, 2022 9:40 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

Having previously run the world’s largest ship registry – Panama – Alfonso Castillero came to the Liberian Regis...

Executive Achievement: Rodger Rees, Port Director, Galveston Wharves

Published Mar 15, 2022 1:50 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Ports

Tell us about yourself – your background and education.     I graduated from East Tennessee State University wit...

Profile: John Kozel, President, SIMS Pump Valve Company

Published Dec 26, 2021 4:23 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

In a market dominated by China, this 101-year-old U.S. company stands out. Its pumps, impellers and pump parts don’t corrode...

Low Profile

Published Sep 27, 2021 10:58 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

When Ralph Ellison wrote Invisible Man back in 1952, he might as well have been talking about the shipping industry. In describing...

Christian Demere, President & CEO, Colonial Group

Published Sep 26, 2021 10:37 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Business

Congratulations on your appointment as President & CEO last December! Were you groomed from the beginning to someday take over...

Interview: Antony DSouza, EVP & Regional Manager, DNV

Published Jun 6, 2021 1:29 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

A true global manager, DSouza heads DNV’s fast-growing Maritime Americas operation. He says curiosity and engagement are the...

Cooking With Gas

Published May 28, 2021 9:51 PM by Jack O'Connell

Posted in: Shipping

UPGRADES & DOWNGRADES: Cooking With Gas In a sign of the times, propane has overtaken diesel as the U.S.’s leading...

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