Annual International Maritime
Hall of Fame Awards
United Nations Delegates Dining Room
Above the East
River in New York City with a backdrop of spectacular bolts of lightning
and heavy rainstorms, an audience of 240 persons in the United Nations
Delegates' Dining Room watched the Year 2000 honorees inducted into
the Seventh Annual International Maritime Hall of Fame on the evening
of May 10.
Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey is the sponsor
of the International Maritime Hall of Fame. Funds raised for that
evening continue the educational events and publications to support
the Maritime Association's mission -- to promote the maritime industry.
tours of the United Nations preceded the reception and dinner. Nick
Cretan, Executive Director, Maritime Association of the Port of
New York & New Jersey, welcomed the audience, and the Rev. Jean
Smith, offered the invocation
Chairman of the Skaarup Group, was exceptionally humorous in his
role as Emcee for the evening. The induction of the five honorees
brought praises and roasts from the presenters. The inductees and
their presenters are listed below.
President, International Longshoremen's Association, AFL-CIO
Presenter: Carmine F. Ragucci
President, CEO, Howland Hook Container Terminal, Inc.
President,C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc.
Presenter: James T. Shirley, Jr.,
Partner, Haight Gardner Holland & Knight
President, Ceres Terminals Inc.
Presenter: Tetsufumi Otsuki
President, NYK Line (NA)
Former Executive Vice President
Waterman Steamship Corporation
Presenter: Guy E.C. Maitland Executive
Vice President, International Registries, Inc.
Founder, American Shipper
Presenter: R.K. Johns
Chairman, R.K. Johns & Associates, Inc.
Pianist: Rolf Barnes
Photographer: Frank Duffy Event
Producer: Motivators-JK Rovins LLC