Capt. Leo V. Berger, president of Avon Steamship Company and its affiliate, Apex Marine Corp., has been given the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association's highest honor in 1985, its Alumnus of the Year Award.
Recipients of this award are chosen on the basis' of their career achievements and for their support of the Academy, which is operated by the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Past winners include labor leader Lane Kirkland; former deputy maritime administrator Capt. Warren Leback; and former U.S. Coast Guard vice commandant Vice Adm. Robert Scarborough.
When he graduated from the USMMA in 1943, Captain Berger already held a bachelor's degree from Cornell University. He had come to the United States from Hungary as a boy of eight. He remained at sea from 1943 to 1956, earning a master's license and obtaining a law degree from Cornell during intervals ashore.
From 1956 to 1966, he served as operations manager for Triton Shipping, and left to found his own firm, Avon Steamship Co. Starting with only two small tankers, he developed a fleet that today is one of the most successful operations under the U.S. flag.
Captain Berger recently received his Alumnus of the Year trophy and medal from USMMA superintendent Rear Adm. Thomas A. King and Alumni Association president Eugene Story.
agency also approved an application from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Foundation, Inc., and American Merchant Marine Foundation, located at the USMMA, Kings Point, N.Y., for permission to sell the cargo ship Kingsport for scrapping. Both vessels will be sold to Incom Shiptrade Limited, a British
Military Sealift Command experience complements his efforts to ensure that the nation maintains a robust sealift capacity – in times of peace and war. The USMMA graduate brings a keen understanding of both naval and merchant marine operating procedures to an office that must cater to both. Buzby this month
and Marine Engineers, and The American Society of Naval Engineers. Dr. Morgan has received numerous awards including the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Award f o r Outstanding P r o f e s s i o n a l Achievement, and USMMA Marine Man of the Year; the Navy Meritorius Civilian Service Award; the
The Propeller Club of the United States has announced its 43rd Harold Harding Annual Maritime Essay Contest for High School Students, and its Second National Maritime Essay Contest for College Students. Capt. Robert E. Hart, president of The Propeller Club Port of New York, stated that the Honorable
Education for the next generation, employment for life. A new source of talent emerges for maritime stakeholders everywhere. Primary and secondary maritime schools are sprouting up across the country, inspiring K-12 students to learn about the exciting, yet sometimes obscured domestic waterfront. The goals
Today’s red hot maritime markets – especially on this side of the pond – are being fueled by a super-charged combination of domestic energy production, an increase in the number of hulls being turned out by the nation’s shipyards, and robust salary structures. Those variables are also driving an insatiable
ADI Transportation Systems, a division of CallData Systems, Inc. of the Grumman family of companies, has announced the appointment of Dr. John A. Cartner as director, marine transportation systems, and Michael E. Gaffney as associate director of marine transportation. Dr. Cartner is a graduate
Gulf Copper Vice President and USMMA grad (’71) Dennis Buffo has more than four decades of maritime experience. Here he shares 40+ years in five minutes with Maritime Reporter. Can you tell us a bit about your background. I graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1971 and began work at
Transas SIM UC 2013 User’s Conference, July 15-19, 2013, Maryland In the middle of the summer more than 200 maritime professionals from marine simulation training centers from around the world will migrate to the U.S. east coast for four days of hands-on demonstration, topical conferences and a full slate
FMC Commissioner William P. Doyle defines the mission, machinations and many triumphs of the Federal Maritime Commission. It would not be a stretch to say that the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is perhaps the least understood, possibly the most obscure, and at the very same time, one of the most
Steven Wolgamot has been named executive vice president of Waterways Transportation and Trading Company and Maritime Transportation and Trading Company, Twin Cities, Minn.-based barge and marine equipment companies. Mr. Wolgamot was formerly assistant to the president of Twin City Barge, Inc.
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