Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Innovation and progress permeate the shipping industry. But some things never change. One is the commitment to care for those who make their living at sea. Christmas programs in New England began in
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA The Stella Maris Maritime Ministry has all hands on deck for its global Christmas giving. The ministry, under the Archdiocese of Mobile, is one of a worldwide network providing spiritual and material support to people
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Not all gifts come in a ditty bag. Concern for seafarers’ welfare has existed at the Port of Savannah since 1969. Maritime Bethel Savannah began its outreach to seafarers in 2007. Executive Director, John
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA It was a pair of number nine knitting needles that introduced Carol McQuellen to the world of seafarers. Carol lived as a child in Vancouver, WA and returned there when her husband retired
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Giving can begin with just a conversation. Rob Henkel, Vice President of Operations and Galveston Cruise for Ceres Terminals Inc. found a conversation at the docks that lead to a much-needed gift.
Article audio (courtesy of Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Small is still significant On the northwestern edge of Lake Ontario is one of the ten seafarers' centres in Canadian ports affiliated to the Anglican global ministry of The Mission to Seafarers.
Article audio (courtesy Don Sheetz) by Susan Huppert, NAMMA Nestled just south of the bustling Port of Tampa, Florida on Tampa Bay, is Port Manatee; a deep water seaport on the Gulf of Mexico. While a comparatively smaller port, it’s geographic footprint
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA On Christmas Eve, volunteers from the Quebec Seamen’s Club (la Maison du Marin Québec) delivered the final gift boxes amid frigid temps to the ships in the port. The 35-year tradition continues to echo the initial mission
by Susan Huppert, NAMMA For ships waiting in the San Pedro Bay and beyond, Christmas will come and go without fanfare. However, thanks to two dedicated chaplains in the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, as vessels dock they will