Paul Benecki

Staff Writer

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.

USS Ford Prepares for Shock Trials

Published May 26, 2021 6:50 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Government

The first-in-class carrier USS Gerald R. Ford is ramping up towards a series of shock trials designed to test her systems for resi...

Transition Technology

Published May 2, 2021 9:33 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

When battery-hybrid power first arrived in the maritime industry in the early 2010s, it was billed as a great way to make diesel f...

The Trillion-Dollar Challenge

Published Mar 15, 2021 12:34 AM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

Shipping faces a trillion-dollar challenge: How do you transition away from a high-carbon status quo to an uncertain, decarbonized...

Money in the Wind

Published Feb 14, 2021 11:22 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Offshore

In November 1947, the world's first real offshore oil well entered service off the coast of Louisiana, ushering in an entirely...

A Shrinking Pie

Published Dec 20, 2020 11:56 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

The world of marine salvage is changing quickly on multiple fronts. Ships and projects keep getting bigger, but there aren’t...

Course Adjustments

Published Oct 11, 2020 6:24 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

Class societies have a special role as the validators and innovation labs of the maritime industry. In the COVID-19 era, their cap...

Making Allowances

Published Sep 13, 2020 2:55 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

Shipowners face gigantic new challenges in the COVID-19 era. In addition to the economic impact, they have to contend with a maze...


Published May 29, 2020 10:00 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipbuilding

An electric revolution is under way in the ferry sector. America’s largest ferry network, Washington State Ferries, has anno...

Economic Slowdown Reshuffles Container Movements

Published May 7, 2020 2:14 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Ports

With global trade down sharply due to the coronavirus pandemic, container traffic volumes have fallen by double-digit percentages...

Venezuelan Navy Patrol Ship Sinks After Collision With Cruise Ship

Published Apr 1, 2020 5:28 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Tugs & Salvage

An encounter between the Venezuelan patrol vessel GC-23 Naiguata and the ice-class expedition cruise ship RCGS Resolute resulted i...

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