Tony Munoz

Publisher / Editor in chief, The Maritime Executive

Tony Munoz

tonymunoz@maritime-executive.com

Tony Munoz is the President and Editor-in-Chief of The Maritime Executive magazine. He has over 30 years of experience in the maritime industry, which includes working for West Coast Steamship Lines and PR consulting for some of the industry's largest companies.

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“Sea the World” – A Pathway to the Maritime Industry

By Tony Munoz 2019-05-11 19:35:18

When a young person gets to glimpse a possible future career, it can have a profound impact. But students can only dream about what they know, and most only know about mainstream careers in traditional professions like medicine, finance, law, teaching or science.  The maritime industry is not even on their radar, and it faces a major challenge in attracting young students because most young people are completely unaware of its existence and the opportunities it offers, both at sea...

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Interview: Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, President & CEO, Celebrity Cruises

By Tony Munoz 2019-04-21 20:59:33

A champion of diversity and inclusion, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo is elevating not just the Celebrity brand but what it represents. Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up? I’m a Boston girl and went to Bentley College. I like to say I grew up on the sea and now I make my living on the sea. How did that happen? I mean – how did you wind up in the cruise industry? It...

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Fool on the Hill

By Tony Munoz 2019-03-15 11:58:03

Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) this month introduced the “Open America’s Water Act of 2019” to repeal the Jones Act, the latest in a series of broadsides over the years aimed at destroying America’s maritime independence. The bill would allow all qualified (foreign) vessels to engage in U.S. domestic trade. It also aims to ensure that Alaskans, Hawaiians and Puerto Ricans pay less for the goods they buy and be allowed to get rapid emergency help in the wake of natural...

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Tribulations of the Ignorant

By Tony Munoz 2019-01-23 14:47:00

They come in all forms, the ignorant and misinformed, who attack the Jones Act because it’s perceived to be an easy target. And while it takes courage to enter the political arena, when an inexperienced commentator does so and then stumbles with the basics of her argument, it’s much like listening to a violinist screeching through a classic concerto. In “Defending Jones Act Is Path to Disaster” (https://bit.ly/2ASUAAi), Malia Hill, Policy...

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SMM Draws Top Executives & Businesses to Hamburg

By Tony Munoz 2018-09-13 21:42:00

SMM 2018 was a huge success, and The Maritime Executive staff met with many high-profile exhibitors and executives during the four-day trade fair. This year's conference drew 50,000 visitors and around 2,300 exhibitors from 69 countries to Hamburg. With the industry in transition, the event was marked by discussion of new technological advances: high volumes of data streaming from ship to shore; the IMO 2020 low-sulfur mandate; and new alternative marine fuels and hybrid energy technologies. SMM was a high energy show, offering new...

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The Benefits of Technology:?Nick Brown of Lloyd's Register

By Tony Munoz 2018-04-25 21:22:00

MarEx recently spoke with Nick Brown, the director of marine and offshore for Lloyd's Register (LR), to learn more about the state of the market for autonomous navigation and cruise ship construction. LR is working with CSSC, Carnival and Fincantieri as they build the first cruise ship ever made in China. MarEx: The industry is abuzz about autonomous ships and shipboard monitoring technologies. What is LR’s view on modern ships? Brown: LR has been working with OEMs, researchers and academia about the...

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Smarter with Marlink

By Tony Munoz 2018-04-21 17:38:56

The annual Seatrade Convention in South Florida brings many business travelers from all parts of the globe. Tommy Dybvad, Director of Cruise and Ferry for Northern Europe, is a long-time veteran of the satellite communications scene for the cruise industry. So, let’s catch up with what is happening with onboard communications in those small villages also known as cruise ships.  MarEx: What have been some of the most significant developments in satellite communications over the last year?

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Fuel Cells Could Be Next Big Thing for Transportation Sector

By Tony Munoz 2018-03-19 17:22:00

ABB is working on fuel cell pilot projects with a number of major ship operators because it believes that hydrogen will be developed into an energy source for the maritime industry. Today, hydrogen trucks and buses are already operating and the rail industry is will soon follow. Jostein Bogen, Vice President Product Manager Maine and Ports (left) told the MarEx that fuel cells have higher efficiencies than do combustion engines. Meanwhile, the U.S.,...

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IN THE KNOW - Podcast Episode 1

By Tony Munoz 2018-01-24 15:58:55

Welcome to The Maritime Executive’s podcast, “IN THE KNOW.” In this edition, Paul Benecki speaks with Tom Crowley, chairman and CEO of the Crowley Maritime Corporation as he addresses the Jones Act, Puerto Rico, LNG as a marine fuel and his company's expansion into new lines of business. Our sponsor for this podcast is MITAGS-PMI, the leaders in maritime training and simulation. You can find them at mitags-pmi.org To learn more about Crowley Maritime Corporation and its services you can go...

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Gordon Bain, Founder & President, OCEAN

By Tony Munoz 2018-01-18 03:57:50

TELL US ABOUT YOUR EARLY LIFE. WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND EDUCATED? I am from Trois-Rivières, from the Mauricie region in the Province of Quebec. Following my teenage years, I headed for Vancouver to the Northwest School of Deep Sea Diving where I obtained my deep-sea diving diploma. I also obtained a Hyperbaric Chamber Operator Certificate. WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO THE COMMERCIAL DIVING BUSINESS? I swam during all my youth. For me, it was natural to follow in this path....

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