Paul Benecki

Staff Writer

pbenecki@maritime-executive.com

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.

American Seafoods Company Fights Giant Jones Act Penalties

Published Sep 6, 2021 7:33 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has stirred up a storm in the Alaska pollock fishery by issuing Jones Act penalty notices total...

IN THE KNOW Podcast 32: The Biggest Risks for Shipping in 2021

Published Aug 20, 2021 4:25 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

In this episode of the In the Know podcast, Capt. Andrew Kinsey, senior marine risk consultant for insurer Allianz, joined The Mar...

Hybrid Propulsion Solutions Leading the Way to a Zero-Carbon Future

Published Aug 13, 2021 4:08 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

(Article originally published in March/April 2021 edition.)  When battery-hybrid power first arrived in the maritim...

IN THE KNOW Podcast 27: Protecting Mariners in the Strait of Hormuz

Published Jun 11, 2021 4:37 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Government

In this episode of The Maritime Executive's podcast series, editor in chief Tony Munoz spoke with four top officers of Coaliti...

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...

Ever Given's Owner Files Suit to Limit Damages, Declares GA

Published Apr 1, 2021 6:00 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

The owner of the boxship Ever Given has filed suit against operator Evergreen in connection with the vessel's grounding in the...

Report: Ever Given's Crew May Risk Arrest

Published Mar 31, 2021 8:56 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Shipping

The Indian crew of the giant boxship Ever Given are no longer stuck in the lower section of the Suez Canal, but they could get stu...

Chief Mate Stranded on Abandoned Freighter for Four Years

Published Mar 22, 2021 6:54 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Government

When Mohammad Aisha signed on as first officer of the container feeder MV Aman in 2017, he had no idea that he would not be signin...

220 Chinese Vessels Stake Out Another Reef in Spratly Islands

Published Mar 21, 2021 8:12 PM by Paul Benecki

Posted in: Government

China's maritime militia has shown up in force at Union Banks, an atoll within the Philippines' EEZ claim. According...

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