Klaus Luhta Podcast: Panama Canal Towboat Operators Discuss Historic Work Stoppage

Panama Canal towboat Captains are part of the first-ever work stoppage in the canal's history, citing safety concerns. When the new canal locks were designed and built, the Panama Canal Authority proceeded with little to no input from the vocal towboat Captains, who made known then the potential safety issues with the proposed locks. The Canal Authority proceeded with its … [Read more...]

Klaus Luhta Podcast: Interview the Interviewer – A Chat with Maritime TV’s Dave Gardy

Dave Gardy has carved a niche in the maritime industry with Maritime TV and his well-known segments like “Mondays With Maitland” and “Conversations With Cartner”. Usually, Dave is the one asking the questions but in this segment, we get an opportunity to peek behind the curtain and find more about him and his work. After graduating from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy … [Read more...]

Klaus Luhta Podcast: Interview With U.S. Maritime Administrator Admiral Mark “Buzz” Buzby – Part 2

  In this segment of the podcast Admiral Buzby shares his vision for the U.S. maritime industry. In case you missed it, you can view Part 1 of Klaus Luhta's interview with the Admiral HERE.  The theme of leadership comes up again as the American maritime industry confronts a dramatically future. "We need to make it an industry people want to participate in," … [Read more...]

Podcast: A Leader’s Leader – How the Maritime Administrator Runs the U.S. Maritime Industry

In this episode, U.S. Maritime Administrator, Admiral Mark Buzby, sits down with Klaus Luhta to discuss the state of the American maritime industry and where it is going. Admiral Buzz, as he is affectionately called, has prepared all his life for this job. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Admiral Buzby felt the call of the sea from an early age. He trained at the U.S. … [Read more...]