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Blanchard BekkenesBuzby (L) & Chao (R) Cernak Busch vice chairman and Port of Palm Beach construction and the chartering and

Port of Stockton’s Blanchard

Executive Director Manuel Almira operations of Crowley’s offshore tug

Named APP President

The Port of Stockton announced that was elected secretary/treasurer. Cer- and barge ? eet.

Port Commissioner Dr. Elizabeth nak joined Port Everglades in March

Crowley Fuels Names Hall

Blanchard has been named President of 2012, previously serving as the port

VP in Alaska the Association of Paci? c Ports (APP) director and chief executive of? cer for for 2017-18. Blanchard has been in- the Port of Galveston, Texas. Crowley Fuels LLC announced that

Jasper Hall has been promoted to volved with the APP since she was vice president of highway petroleum

Buzby Sworn In as Maritime named Port Commissioner at the Port distribution. Hall, a 12-year Crowley

Administrator of Stockton in 2008. The APP is a trade association that provides education and Secretary Elaine L. Chao has sworn veteran, will be responsible for over- information to promote the ef? ciency in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, seeing Crowley’s fuel sales and dis-

Ret. as the Administrator of the Mari- tribution business across the interior and effectiveness of Paci? c Ports. time Administration. A career Naval Alaska highway system. He holds a of? cer with over 34 years of service, bachelor’s degree in business adminis-

President of Pal? nger

Buzby also served as the Command- tration and ? nance from the Univer-

Marine Steps Down

Styrk Bekkenes, President of Pal? n- er of the Military Sealift Command sity of Alaska-Fairbanks and a master’s ger Marine, has stepped down from (MSC). A 1979 graduate of the U.S. degree from Multnomah University. his position, leaving the helm to his Merchant Marine Academy, Buzby

Deschenes Joins Bouchard as successors. Coming from the role of earned his Bachelor of Science in

VP Maintenance and Repair

CEO of Harding Safety, Styrk has Nautical Science and U.S. Coast been the President of Pal? nger since Guard Third Mate License. Bouchard Transportation announced that Christopher Deschenes has

January of this year. Styrk spent most joined the Company as Vice President

Crowley’s Busch Joins Sea of his time as the ? rm’s President in- of Maintenance and Repairs. Prior to

Machines’ BoD tegrating the company’s several acqui- sitions in order to create one strong Sea Machines Robotics announced joining Bouchard, Deschenes served that Todd Busch, Vice President & as a Project Engineer with Overseas supplier of deck equipment.

General Manager, Technical Services, Shipholding Group and after that, at at Crowley Maritime, has joined the Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering as

Port Everglades’ Cernak company’s board of directors. Sea Director of Engineering and Projects.

Elected Chairman of Florida

Machines is a technology provider in

Ports Council

Benoit to Lead WFC’s

Port Everglades Chief Executive/Port the emerging space of smarter ships,

Marine Finance Business

Director Steven Cernak has been building autonomous control tech-

Development elected chairman of the Florida Ports nology for commercial vessels. Busch

Council. Port Tampa Bay Director is responsible for naval architecture John Benoit, vice president of new

Paul Anderson’s term ended as of this and marine engineering, government business development for Wintrust meeting. PortMiami Port Director services, ship management, marine Commercial Finance (WCF), has and CEO Juan Kuryla was elected as salvage and wreck removal, new-vessel been selected to lead the business de-

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