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StratAir president focused on improvement

Andres Gonzalez: ‘We have a talented group of people who are instrumental in accomplishing our long-term success. I couldn’t be more excited.’ Like many busy professionals, StratAir President Andres Gonzalez’s morning routine starts with coffee. “I can’t function properly without

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Growth in Guyana

Tropical’s Country Manager Glenis Hodge said demand for shipping is ‘just the tip of the iceberg.’ Long before ‘oil’ became the newest buzzword and main driver of the Guyanese economy, Tropical Shipping offered fast shipping between West Palm Beach and

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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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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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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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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 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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2020 Safety Award nominee Q&A: Erika Vega, TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico

In the fourth of a nine-part Q&A series, TOTE PR Risk Management Generalist Erika Vega answers questions about her life, career, and nomination for this year’s awards. In 2019, TOTE received its 45001 ISO certification for safety. Erika Vega led

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Dominica Island Manager’s unlikely career a roadmap for women in shipping

Tamara Lowe: ‘My roles involve aligning efforts toward promoting an awareness among young women of the career opportunities available within the Maritime sector with the hope of addressing the under-representation of women in the industry.’ Tamara Lowe grew up on

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Honoring “the Mother of Tropical”

Mary Kiernan passed away May 10; she recently celebrated 40 years with Tropical Shipping. Tropical Shipping Vessel Analyst Mary Kiernan, dubbed “the Mother of Tropical,” celebrated 40 years with the company on March 18, 2021. She passed away last week

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Safety Award finalist ‘fearless’ in preventing safety incidents

Julissa Moreta calls ‘time out’ on unsafe work situations in her native Dominican Republic Saltchuk Safety Award finalist Julissa Moreta was born and raised in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. Her father, a regional sales manager, and her mother,

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VP sees core values at work during 15-year tenure with Tropical

Van Kent, Tropical: ‘We’re always the first to arrive after a storm, and we not only help our employees but also provide help to entire communities. You don’t see that from a lot of other companies.’ Van Kent’s mother worked

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