26th Annual Maritime Hall of Fame Honors Five International Leaders

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The Maritime Association of the Port of NY/NJ founded the annual International Maritime Hall of Fame in 1993 to recognize maritime visionaries who, through excellence in their company, organization, or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide the maritime industry in the 21st Century. The five honorees are:

Harold J. Daggett – International President, International Longshoremen’s Association, AFL-CIO.
Harold Daggett is a leader in the growth and stability of the maritime industry, of productivity, of keeping cargo moving, of negotiations and contract agreements.

George Economou – Founder, Chairman, CEO, DryShips Inc.
George Economou, based in Athens, GR, leads in maritime transportation and business activities; in high quality customer relations, and in the growth and stability of his international fleet.

John F. Reinhart – CEO, Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority
John Reinhart is the leader of the economic engine and financial success of Virginia Ports, and maximizes facility usage at one of the nation’s leading seaports.

Rodolphe Saade – Chairman, CEO, CMA CGM Group S.A.
Rodolphe Saade is a global leader in international maritime community. Under his leadership, CMA CGM has exponentially grown their business.

Richard S. (Rich) Weeks – President, CEO, Weeks Marine, Inc.
Rich Weeks is a global leader in all facets of marine construction. Under his leadership WeeksMarine is a leader in dredging, construction, and environmental litigation.

Sea News, April 15