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Author: Hilary Reeves

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‘The importance of investing in people’

More than 20 years after marine scientist Kemit-Amon Lewis became one of Tropical Shipping’s first scholarship recipients, a shared commitment to the Caribbean brought them together again. Kemit-Amon Lewis spent the past two decades building a storied career, predominately focused

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Project manager’s CI improvement plan strengthens Carlile’s Tacoma warehouse

Wendell Hiser’s team pulled together to improve productivity, customer satisfaction, and employee morale. For Carlile Transportation Project Manager Wendell Hiser, Continuous Improvement isn’t just about implementing shiny new ideas—it’s the small details that matter the most. “Coming from air freight

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Tropical’s trailer triumph keeps trucking along

In 2016, Tropical Shipping embarked on an inland transport Continuous Improvement project that’s saved millions and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 17,000 metric tons. In 2016, Dave Hearl and Van Kent had an idea. “Our teams are always looking for

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Saltchuk leaders connect to make dreams come true

TOTE President Tim Nolan’s service on the board of a Florida nonprofit sparked a fundraising firestorm strengthened by Saltchuk companies’ overarching commitment to community. When TOTE President/CEO Tim Nolan first moved his family to Florida 10 years ago, he was

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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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Tropical operations manager celebrated for Distinguished Service in Safety

Vessel Operations Manager Merrilee Gorman is ‘deeply concerned with doing the right things the right way.’ Vessel Operations Manager Merrilee Gorman began her career at Tropical Shipping 38 years ago as a File Clerk in Accounting. “When I first started

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CITB team’s incremental approach earns award for safety innovation

President Jeff Johnson: ‘independent streak’ of Alaskans fuels culture of advancement and safety Cook Inlet Tug and Barge (CITB) crews meet the return of winter this month armed with a series of mariner-engineered safety improvements aimed at addressing the inherent

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Safety Q&A with Robert Ackley, Tropical Shipping

Tropical Shipping Shipside Operations Supervisor Robert Ackley is a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award nominee after a series of pinch-point finger and hand injuries led to co-creating a tool that allows the company’s stevedores to hold lifting cables away from cargo,

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Safety Q&A with Jesse Richardson & Jay Schram, Foss Maritime

Jesse Richardson and Jay Schram, both managers at Foss Maritime, were nominated for a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award for recognizing the need for and implementing new equipment into the company’s seasonal lighterage operation, located 200 miles above the Arctic Circle

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Safety Q&A with Carly Remm, Project Manager, Foss Maritime

Project Manager Carly Remm has proven to be a great asset for Foss Atlantic, having successfully triaged many of the safety issues encountered during the reactivation of a fleet of dilapidated vessels, returning (to date) five vessels back into safe

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Safety Q&A with Leray Leasure, Deckhand Engineer, Foss Maritime

As a new hire to Foss Maritime, Leray Leasure was nominated for a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award for stepping up to address safety issues within the company’s Columbia Snake River fleet. During the past two years, he’s championed improvements in

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Aloha Director of HR details career ‘journey’

Coleen Kaneshiro: ‘I wanted to slow down, and I did. The experience gave me time to reflect on where I was in my career and where I wanted to go.’ Like many born and raised on Oahu, Aloha Air Cargo

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Safety Q&A with Eric Nyce, Mate, Cook Inlet Tug & Barge

Cook Inlet Tug & Barge Mate Eric Nyce was nominated for a 2021-2022 Saltchuk Safety Award for his help in planning, installation and testing of a Man Overboard recovery winch that is mobile and portable to any side of a

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