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New tugs making their mark on California

The Jamie Ann, Sarah Avrick, and Leisa Florence are in service in ports along the California coast with the Rachael Allen on the way, their virtual christening a first for Saltchuk Marine More than a year after the delivery of

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Delta Western scholarship recipient journeys toward law school

Rachell Gulanes: ‘My end game is to return and contribute to life in Alaska.’ Raised on Amaknak Island near Alaska’s famed Dutch Harbor, NorthStar Energy Legal and Compliance Assistant Rachell Gulanes is a 2013 recipient of the Delta Western scholarship

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Day-long drill preps TJC’s San Diego terminal

Terminal Manager Harvey Vallier’s coordination brought together representatives from the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response, the U.S. Coast Guard, and others. Without warning, at precisely 9:01 a.m. on March 15, 2023, while The Jankovich Company’s San Diego Marine

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Family helping family

Earlier this year, Naniq Director Mike Hinton’s sister was in crisis. Five Saltchuk companies worked together to help bring her home for Christmas. In May, Mike Hinton took a phone call from his older sister that would change his life

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Foss Director of Marine Assurance keeps safety at the forefront

Paul Hendriks: ‘As leaders, we should always remind ourselves of what it’s like to stand in the shoes of the people who do the work.’ As Foss Maritime’s Director of Marine Assurance, it’s Capt. Paul Hendriks’s job to make sure

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AmNav GM committed to growth, progress

Ben Ostroff: ‘I believe in giving decision-making power to the people closest to the operation.’ In the weeks following the completion of Ben Ostroff’s first semester at Pitzer College—a top-ranked liberal arts school near Los Angeles where Ostroff was planning

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Hawaii Petroleum president reflects on growing the family business

Kimo Haynes: ‘This pandemic has been the greatest challenge of my career, but I’m so proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish together.’ It’s been almost two years to the day since Hawaii recorded its first case of coronavirus.

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Saltchuk SVP, former Foss pres reflects on 40 years in maritime

Paul Stevens: ‘I somehow fell in love with the industry.’ Paul Stevens never imagined a career in the maritime industry. A quintessential “gentle giant,” his imposing presence and breezy charisma belie his quiet Jersey upbringing. “New Jersey was a great

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The Jankovich Company joins NorthStar Energy

‘We decided to join NorthStar because we want to continue to grow,’ said President Tom Jankovich, Jr. of the company his father founded in 1933. Tom Jankovich, Jr. grew up outside of Los Angeles in the coastal community of San

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Foss Chief Engineer wins President’s Award for Innovation in Safety

Jack Hagey, Chief Engineer onboard the Stacey Foss, created the “Hagey Handler,” a tool designed to assist deckhands with heavy or frozen lines. Foss Maritime Chief Engineer Jack Hagey is the winner of the 2020 Saltchuk President’s Award for Innovation

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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Matthew Jarrett and Bill Lounsbery, Northern Air Cargo

In the eighth of a nine-part Q&A series, NAC Ramp Lead Matthew Jarrett and Cargo Services Supervisor Bill Lounsbery answer questions about their lives, careers, and nominations for this year’s awards. On March 26, 2020, an inattentive former employee threw

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