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IN THE KNOW Podcast 5: Changing Weather

By MarEx 2018-06-22 16:38:14

In this episode of the Maritime Executive Magazine podcast, editor-in-chief Tony Munoz spoke with marine meteorology expert Lee Chesneau about changes that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is making to its ocean weather charts, which thousands of mariners rely on for high seas forecasting. According to Chesneau, many deck officers may not be aware of these changes, which could have significant implications for safe and efficient vessel routing. Listen in on their conversation for more on this story: ...

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IN THE KNOW Podcast 4: DNV GL on the Future of Shipping

By MarEx 2018-04-06 15:53:00

For this edition of the "In the Know" podcast, MarEx editor-in-chief Tony Munoz spoke with Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, the CEO of DNV GL – Maritime and the current chairman of the International Association of Class Societies, about the future of class in shipping. Listen in for their conversation on shipboard automation, drone surveys, digitalization, and Ørbeck-Nilssen's plans for the transformation of IACS.    Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen was apponted CEO of DNV GL – Maritime in August...

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IN THE KNOW Podcast 3: Transas Wants to Change Navigation

By Paul Benecki 2018-03-18 13:09:00

[Update: On Monday, technology firm Wärtsilä announced that it is purchasing Transas.] Transas CEO Frank Coles is one of the industry's most outspoken provocateurs. He questions the methods of the class societies, the P&I clubs, the satcom providers and the IMO. He describes tech skeptics as "citizens against virtually everything." He dismisses the buzz about autonomous ships and promotes technology as a means of support for mariners instead. Today, he's calling for an overhaul of the industry's entire model for maritime operations, and he...

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IN THE KNOW Podcast Episode 2: The Jones Act

By MarEx 2018-02-18 16:11:45

For our latest episode of the Maritime Executive Magazine podcast series, IN THE KNOW, we discussed the pros and cons of the Jones Act with two experts - Eric F. Smith, Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer for Hendry Marine Industries, and Nick Loris, Research Manager for Energy & Environment at the Heritage Foundation.  Is the Jones Act necessary for American national security? Why do U.S. defense sealift programs rely on foreign-built vessels? Would the Jones Act's repeal save any perceptible amount of...

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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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