Communications News


"Port of the Future" Announces Comms Awards

Jan 16, 2024

The Borders, Trade, and Immigration Institute, a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, led by the University of Houston, announced the creation of the annual Port of the Future Award for “Excellence in Port Communications and Community Relations…

ABS Promotes Mahaffey to VP of Marketing and Comms

Aug 17, 2021

Classification society ABS said it has appointed Jessica Mahaffey as Vice President, Marketing and Communications.Mahaffey joined ABS in 2019 as Senior Director of Corporate Affairs. Previously she was Vice President of External Affairs at Direct Energy…

CYSEC SA Wins Maritime Cyber Security Contract

Apr 22, 2020

CYSEC SA, a cybersecurity company from Switzerland, has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a solution mitigating the cyber risks related to ship tracking using satellite communications.The digital revolution…

BSM Appoints Head of Communications

Apr 06, 2020

Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) has appointed Stefan Beeg as Head of Communications.Based in Hamburg, Beeg’s role is to drive all corporate and marketing communications activities of BSM. He will report to BSM chief executive officer Ian Beveridge…

Whitworth Joins Maritime IoT Firm Pentonet

Feb 19, 2020

Experienced satellite communications executive will help shipowners apply open standards and cloud connectivity for better visibility of operational dataMaritime IoT start-up Pentonet has appointed Trevor Whitworth as Commercial Director, tasked with expanding the company’s presence globally…

Hinkebein Named Ingalls Media Manager

Jan 13, 2020

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced that Teckie Hinkebein has joined its corporate communications team as a manager of media relations. She will report to Beci Brenton, corporate director of public affairs.“Teckie brings more than…

APM Terminals Barcelona unveils 5G

Nov 25, 2019

APM Terminals Barcelona revealed how the latest 5G wireless technology is enabling the use of V2X communication – where information is passed between vehicles and other entities that could affect it.During his presentation, entitled “5G in a container terminal: V2X applied to Cranes…

Seaspan Shipyards Welcomes MacLeod as VP

Oct 04, 2019

Seaspan Shipyards has announced the appointment of Amy MacLeod as the organization’s new Vice President, Corporate Affairs & External Communications. Based in Ottawa, MacLeod will be responsible for developing, managing and maintaining strategic…

Duluth Seaway Port Authority Welcomes Hron

Jan 25, 2019

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has announced that Grand Rapids native Jayson Hron has been named Director of Communications and Marketing. He returns to Minnesota to join the leadership team effective February 1, 2019.Hron (pronounced ‘RŌHN’)…

Cargotec Names Geber-Teir Senior VP, Communications

Jun 06, 2018

Carina Geber-Teir, M.Sc. will join Cargotec as Senior Vice President, Communications.She will be responsible for leading the communications, investor relations and sustainability function. She will be a member of Cargotec's Extended Executive Board and report to CEO Mika Vehviläinen…

USCG Restores Radio Communications Along NC Coast

May 04, 2018

U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina has restored radio communication capability Friday.Repairs were completed at approximately 4 a.m. after communications went down Thursday evening, leaving the Coast Guard unable to monitor radio traffic…

Bolivia Joins International Mobile Satellite Organization

Mar 09, 2018

The Plurinational State of Bolivia has become the 104th country to join the International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), the inter-governmental body that oversees the provision of certain satellite-based maritime distress communication services…

Smith Maritime Hauls Equipment to Puerto Rico

Nov 03, 2017

Smith Maritime recently hauled a barge load of equipment on behalf of CAT5 Resources to help rebuild cellular communication infrastructure in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Smith Maritime’s barge Marilyn Monroe was loaded at its terminal in Amelia…

BIMCO Appoints Head of Communications

Oct 31, 2017

World’s largest international shipping association BIMCO has appointed Rasmus Nord Jørgensen as its new Director of Communications to develop the organisation’s communication strategy and increase BIMCO’s media profile. Angus Frew, Secretary…

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