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Seaway announces
new executive appointments

2016-06-28

Terence Bowles, President and CEO of The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (SLSMC) has announced that Guy Yelle, Vice President, Operations, will be retiring in June after an exemplary career spanning 30 years at the Seaway.

Succeeding Guy Yelle will be Stephen Kwok, who previously served as Vice President, Engineering and Technology, and has over 26 years of experience at the Seaway in both engineering and operating roles.

Jim Athanasiou has been promoted to fill the position of Vice President, Engineering and Technology, stepping up from his role as General Manager of Business Improvement. Jim recently completed an EMBA from McGill - HEC Montréal and has been with the Seaway for some seven years.

In making the announcement, Terence Bowles gave his sincere appreciation for the support and counsel that Guy Yelle provided. "Guy exemplifies the values that we have at the Seaway and, in particular, his dedication to keeping downtime and navigational delays to a minimum has resulted in our customers, shippers and carriers holding the SLSMC in high regard."
(photo SLSMC)

 
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Stephen Brooks retiring from CMC
for mid-career sabbatical

2016-06-20

The Ottawa-based Chamber of Marine Commerce today announced that its President, Stephen Brooks, has informed the board of directors of plans for retirement. Effective October 1, 2016 Mr. Brooks will be taking a mid-career sabbatical to spend more time with his family, to travel and to pursue other personal interests.

"We are extremely grateful for over ten years of service that Stephen has given the Chamber of Marine Commerce leading the bi-national shipping industry with incredible innovation, growth, outreach and advocacy to governments and the general public," said Wayne Smith, Acting Chair of the Board and Senior Vice President at Algoma Central Corporation.

"It's been a privilege and an honor to represent so many great companies, people and an industry that mean so much for the economic, social and environmental prosperity of the U.S. and Canada," remarked Mr. Brooks.

Regarding current discussions aimed at merging the Chamber of Marine Commerce and the Canadian Shipowners Association, Mr. Brooks added, "Merger efforts offer much opportunity to strengthen and unify the industry's voice, ... The initiative and goodwill on all sides bode extremely well for the future of industry advocacy."
(photo CMC)

 
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McKeil Marine expands fleet with additional ship

2016-06-15

McKeil Marine, a leading Canadian marine services provider based in Hamilton on Lake Ontario, has taken delivery of its newest vessel, the Arklow Willow which arrived at the Port of Sydney, Nova Scotia last week. It will be renamed  the Florence Spirit. The vessel is the second bulk carrier in McKeil Marine's ever-expanding marine fleet, which includes 24 tugs and 31 barges as well as workboats.

Created in 1956, McKeil Marine provides transportation and project services throughout the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, North America's East Coast and the Canadian Arctic.

A modern, gearless bulk carrier with four cargo holds, the Arklow Spirit will act as a sister ship to the Evans Spirit-the company's first ship which was acquired last year and named after company founder Evans McKeil. As the Florence Spirit, the new ship will carry the name of Evans' wife Florence.

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