The Marine Board identifies research needs and provides a forum for exchange of information relating to new technologies, laws and regulations, economics, the environment, and other issues affecting the marine transportation system, port operations, coastal engineering, and marine governance.
Formed in 1965, the Marine Board is an internationally recognized source of expertise on maritime transportation and marine engineering and technology. In response to requests from sponsoring agencies or on its own initiative, the Marine Board serves the national interest by providing evaluations and advice concerning the ability of the nation's marine and maritime industries to operate safely and efficiently and in an environmentally responsible manner.
As part of TRB, the Marine Board both enhances and is supported by TRB's standing committees, particularly those involved with ports and channels, inland water transport, planning, and the environment. The Marine Board coordinates and works closely with other boards of the National Academies in areas of mutual interest.
2015 Marine Board Call for Nominations
The Marine Board serves the nation and its sponsoring federal agencies by providing technical and policy evaluations and advice in areas related to marine transportation. The Marine Board is seeking nominations for new members to be appointed to 3-year terms that would commence on 1 November 2015. There will be two (2) vacancies on the Board in 2015 and there is particular interest in candidates with expertise in the following areas: “Arctic Research, Oceanography and Shipping”; “Hydrographics”.
If you wish to nominate individuals for consideration, please complete the nomination form and return it to Marine Board Staff Director Scott Brotemarkle (email@example.com) on or before July 10, 2015.
Nomination Form: http://onlinepubs.trb.org/onlinepubs/mb/2015MBCall4Nominations.pdf
Inquiries regarding the Marine Board and TRB marine transportation activities should be directed to Marine Board Staff Director Scott Brotemarkle,.
NEWS AND RECENT ACTIVITIES
Meeting: Marine Board 2015 Spring Meeting
May 5-6, 2015
At its 2015 Spring Meeting at the Beckman Center in Irvine, CA, the Marine Board, chaired by Vice Admiral James Card (USCG, Ret.), held a focus session on Cyber in the Marine Transportation System. Presentations are now available. The Board also conducted a technical tour of the Port of Long Beach and visited various facilities which related to the theme of cyber security and cyber dependency.
The Board also welcomed two (2) new members:
Captain John W. Murray is President and CEO of Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC, a leading global liner shipping company. The company operates about 150 modern container ships and transports more than five million containers per year. Captain Murray joined Lykes Lines in 1979, going to sea as a third mate and progressing through the ranks to Master, last commanding the SS BRINTON LYKES in 1987. He came ashore that same year to open and manage the Charleston office for Lykes. He moved to Norfolk in 1990 as Regional Operations Manager for the Mid- Atlantic Division. In 1992, Captain Murray moved to the Lykes Lines head office in New Orleans as Assistant Vice President, Marine Division, in charge of all vessel fleet operations. He later was named Vice President Operations prior to the company’s relocation to Tampa in 1994. After Canadian Pacific bought Lykes Lines in 1997, Captain Murray was appointed to the senior management team as Vice President Operations, responsible for all container logistics, marine and insurance activities at Lykes Lines. He was named President and CEO of Lykes Lines in 2000 and has remained President and CEO through a number of transitions in ownership (CP Ships, Hapag-Lloyd USA) over the past 15 years. Captain Murray serves on the Joint Planning Advisory Group (JPAG) as a representative for Hapag-Lloyd. He is also a current Director with the National Cargo Bureau and a member of both the National Defense Transportation Association and the Propeller Club of the United States. Captain Murray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nautical Science from the Maine Maritime Academy.
Richard D. Steinke serves as Moffatt & Nichol’s Ports Practice Leader. In this role, he supports and implements the firm’s global strategy related to marine facilities worldwide. Mr.Steinke also chairs the firm’s Port Practice Leadership team, which is responsible for driving companywide port practice strategy and growth initiatives. He leads a global team of planners, designers, port operations specialists, financial analysts and economists, located in the firm’s 28 offices worldwide. From 1990 – 2012, Mr. Steinke was employed by the Port of Long Beach where he served a 22-year tenure, including 14 as the port’s Executive Director. Under Mr. Steinke's leadership, the Port of Long Beach nearly doubled cargo volume and in 2010 launched a $4-billion capital improvement program to strengthen the regional economy and create jobs, while cementing the Port's competitive position among the world's leading ports. During his tenure, the Port responded to post 9/11 security issues and emerged a leader in security facilities, procedures and technology benefiting the entire region. Working with a top-notch professional team, Mr.Steinke transitioned the Port, making it both a builder of modern cargo terminals and a leading environmental steward. He implemented a pioneering Green Port Policy in 2005 that included the extremely successful Clean Trucks Program, which set in motion a sweeping modernization of the truck fleet by reducing pollution from short-haul trucks. Before being named Executive Director, Mr. Steinke was Deputy Executive Director of the Port for two years. In that capacity, he oversaw the Port's functions of transportation, environmental and long-range planning; construction, design and traffic engineering; marketing and customer development; real estate management and community, media and public relations. Mr. Steinke’s leadership extends throughout the port industry. He has been the chief spokesman for the U.S. West Coast Collaboration, a partnership of West Coast ports and the major western railroads. He has been chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities, an alliance of more than 150 port authorities in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, and the California Association of Port Authorities. He serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alameda Corridor Transportation Authority, the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility Joint Powers Authority, the Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce, and the Intermodal Transportation Institute. Before joining the Port, Mr. Steinke served five years as Airport Property Officer at Stapleton International Airport in his native Denver, Colorado.