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Marine News January 2021 Volume 32 Number 1

Marine News (ISSN#1087-3864) (USPS#013-952)

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At this time last year, the passenger ves- sel sector was among the strongest in the


U.S. maritime industry, and expectations

John C. O’Malley • for continued market growth over the year

Associate Publisher & Editorial Director ahead were palpable. Surely, no one could

Greg Trauthwein • have known what was about to unfold, and


Eric Haun • that ferries, tour boats, river cruise ships and

Tel: 212-477-6700 other passenger vessels would soon empty

Contributing Writers out as the effects of COVID-19 took hold.

Tom Ewing • Randy O’Neill • Barry Parker “The reality of the situation is that the

PRODUCTION passenger vessel industry has been devas-

Production & Graphics Manager

Eric Haun, Editor,

Nicole Ventimiglia • tated by COVID-19 and our businesses are doing everything possible to survive,”


Vice President, Sales & Marketing writes Colleen Stephens, president of Stan

Rob Howard •

Stephens Glacier and Wildlife Cruises as well as the Passenger Vessel Associa-

Advertising Sales Managers tion, in her column starting on page 20. “Nationwide, vessel operators are

National Sales Manager

Terry Breese • constantly adapting to ever-changing state and local requirements as well as

Tel: 561-732-1185 Fax: 561-732-8414 unpredictable customer behavior. . . Many companies have lost the entirety

Lucia Annunziata • of their 2020 operating season. If they are operating at all, most companies

Tel: 212-477-6700 ext 6240 Fax: 212-254-6271

John Cagni • have experienced reductions in revenue by as much as 90% and have laid off

Tel: 631-472-2715 Fax: 561-732-8063 or furloughed as much as 80% of their employees.”

Frank Covella •

Tel: 561-732-1659 Fax: 561-732-8063

Stephens tells it like it is. For many, the situation has been grim and re-

Mike Kozlowski • mains so into the new year. Still, with dedication and perseverance, there’s

Tel: 561-733-2477 Fax: 561-732-9670 always hope for a brighter future. “I’m choosing to be optimistic and focus

Managing Director, Intl. Sales on the opportunities ahead. Trust me, that’s not easy to say.” Stephens writes.

Paul Barrett •

Tel: +44 1268 711560 Fax: +44 1268 711567 “We may be down, but I say don’t lose hope.”


Manager, Marketing

Mark O’Malley •


Esther Rothenberger •

Tel: 212-477-6700 ext 6810

Manager, Info Tech Services

Vladimir Bibik


Kathleen Hickey •

Tel: 212-477-6700 ext 6320


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