Cummins Hydrogen Engine Will redefine DIESELS FOREVER
While all of this is very interesting and exciting, we likely won't be seeing either the 6.7L or 15L hydrogen engines enter production for quite a while. As per Cummins, the 15L engine will enter full production in 2027 and the 6.7L should be as soon as 2023.
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Finding a good fit: What to know about crew agents
A good crew agent bridges the gap between captains and crew by knowing well the needs of both.
TOP TIPS:Commit to long-term
For best results, you need to commit to a long-term position. “Those do go to the top of the pile,” Quirk said of crew CVs with longevity. Sometimes departures are due to a sale of the yacht or an unsafe situation with the boat, and that’s understandable. But moving around a lot is a red flag, she said.
Work with lots of agents
“Crew should absolutely form relationships with multiple agents,” Quirk said. “Go with all of the crew agents, then stick with the ones you connect with. The service doesn’t cost anything for crew.”
Keep in touch
If you form a bond with an agent, then keep in touch, Quirk advised. Let them know what you are doing, when you expect to leave a yacht, your latest certificate or license, and your newest skills. “It helps to get a note like, ‘I will be available next month,’ ” she said.
Add keywords to CVs
Agents use a large database and keyword searches, Quirk said. Yacht crew licensing is important, but extra skills and hobbies, such as diving, are vital. “Captains will ask for specifics, and if they are not listed in your skills or hobbies, you might not come up in a key search.”
Click here for more information on mastering your CV and here to learn about negotiating your pay.
Women, it’s time for you to take the helm!
InterMarine customers are invited to an exclusive seminar to learn how to take command of your boat.
- How to use a VHF radio
- Rules of the road
- Start and stop the boat
- Boat operation and handling
- Dock the boat safely
- Tying lines
- Optional for each woman: docking on a T (touch and go)
- And so much more.
At the end of the class, you will receive a certificate of participation.
*This event is sponsored by InterMarine.
Captain Paul Kalapodas works with the Coast Guard Auxiliary, and hold periodic Vessel Safety Courses to the public, as a public education initiative.
South Florida InfraGard Chapter: Maritime Security - Protecting Our Ports
Presentation held with FBI INFRAGARD Program
InfraGard is a national information sharing program between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector.
A national information sharing program between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private sector, the collaboration and communication produced are crucial to protecting our organizations, people and nation's critical infrastructures and key resources.
Presentation on Maritime Security – Protecting our Maritime Port of Miami & Ft. Lauderdale
On Friday, September 24th, the STAR Center in Dania Beach hosted a Presentation on Maritime Security, sponsored by the FBI’s South Florida Infragard Chapter. Members of the FBI, USCG, DHL, AMO and Miami Dade Police Department were present to offer their expertise on port, vessel and cargo security. (Pictured Right: Presenters and Members of InfraGard
The presenters included:
Brian LeBlanc, Assistant WMD Coordinator, FBI
The conference, held at the STAR Center in Dania Beach was very informative and the STAR Center even offered up their high-tech bridge simulator to those in attendance.
Capt. Paul Kalapodas whom helped coordinate this most recent event, can be contacted regarding future events in South Florida
It’s no secret that Vanguard, Fidelity and Charles Schwab could be considered three of the most popular and well-known brokerage firms. Each offers a wide range of products and services, from banking and investment products to financial advisors and financial planning services.
However, there are some important differences, from fees to financial services to research resources, each of which could impact your customer experience.
If you’re interested in getting financial advice, consulting a fiduciary financial advisor can be a great first step. That’s why we created a free tool to help match you with up to three financial advisors.
Click here to take our quick retirement quiz and get matched with vetted advisors in just a few minutes, each obligated to work in your best interest.
While your advisor matches may not necessarily be associated with the above institutions, research suggests people who work with a financial advisor feel more at ease about their finances and could end up with about 15% more money to spend in retirement.1
A 2022 Northwestern Mutual study found that 62% of U.S. adults admit their financial planning needs improvement. However, only 35% of Americans work with a financial advisor.2
Overview of Vanguard vs. Fidelity vs. Schwab Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab are three of the biggest players in the brokerage space, offering a wide range of investment and banking products. In fact, you can open a variety of account types at these institutions. But they stack up slightly differently when it comes to fees and their specific suite of services.
Vanguard made a name for itself by creating and offering low-fee investment products such as mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). It still does this, and even non-Vanguard clients can buy Vanguard funds via a brokerage account. The firm has grown to now offer non-proprietary investment products and funds.
Fidelity is perhaps best known for its personal investment products, namely brokerage accounts that allow users to trade stocks. Clients can invest in a wide range of stocks, bonds and other investment products using a Fidelity brokerage account. Fidelity also makes an effort to provide investment resources to its clients and doesn’t usually charge fees on all trades, though more and more brokerages and broker-dealers are moving toward fee-free investment models.
While not as well known for its funds as Vanguard, Schwab still has a number of passively and actively managed funds that you can invest your money into. You also have the option to trade individual equities. It also offers free robo-advisor services, and those who want to work with a real advisor will have that option as well.
Vanguard vs. Fidelity vs. Schwab: Fees
Most brokerage platforms have gotten rid of transaction fees over the past couple years, and Vanguard, Fidelity and Schwab are no exception. Brokerage account holders at each of the three institutions won’t have to pay any commissions or trading fees for trading stocks. Trading mutual funds is mostly free at all three institutions, particularly for in-house mutual funds.
The one place you’ll incur consistent transaction costs is when it comes to options trading. However, transaction costs for options at each institution are comparably quite low. Keep in mind that these are contract fees, not commissions.
$0.65 per option3,4charged by Fidelity and Schwab $1.00 per option 5 charged by Vanguard. While some, more specific transactions may incur additional fees, the experience using each of these three institutions can be quite low cost and could be entirely free if you only invest in individual equities and in-house funds, among other investments. Other investments may cost you. For example, you’ll need to pay $35 per transaction if investing in mortgage-backed securities with Vanguard.
It’s worth noting that these fee schedules don’t include the charges you’ll incur for owning shares of certain funds. Fidelity has a wide variety of funds that have no expense ratio, and both Vanguard and Schwab have average expense ratios that are a lot lower than the industry standard.
Jul 12, 2011 — “In a way there are some things that have been dismantled,” said Captain Paul Kalapodas, a maritime expert.
The new rules for TWIC requirements. Captain Paul Kalapodas appeared on WTVJ
Some port workers in South Florida are upset over a bill that went into effect this week, which they say dismantles a security system that stops potential terrorism.
The new Florida law now removes the state requirement for a criminal history screening for workers including those driving container trucks. It also removes the requirement for annual unannounced inspections by the state, and it repeals the statewide minimum security standards and prohibits ports from charging an extra fee to run a criminal background check.
“The federal government has regulations that we are going to comply with,” Gov. Rick Scott told NBC Miami when asked about the new law. “We are going to do a very good job at security. The federal government does a good job, and it’s redundant to do the same at the state level.”
The key to the federal port security system is a card —called a TWIC—for transportation worker identification credential. It requires a fingerprinted background check and supporters of the changes say the federal card keeps ports secure.
Appeared on the Mike Vilardi Show
Talked as a guest on the show, all things maritime and yachting, particularly in south Florida, private yachts and charter yachts, and comparison to commercial passenger vessels, and cruise ships.