Five other industry leaders were also honoured at the ceremony, including J. Robert Bray, executive director emeritus, Virginia Port Authority; Angus R. Cooper II, chairman and CEO, Cooper/T. Smith Corporation; Nikolaos Efthymiou, president, Union of Greek Shipowners; Capt James J. McNamara, president, National Cargo Bureau, Inc; and Jung Won ‘J.W.’ Park, president and CEO, Hanjin Shipping Co., Ltd.
The International Maritime Hall of Fame was founded in 1993 by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York & New Jersey. Mr. AlemÃ¡n, a native of Panama City, is a graduate of the civil and industrial engineering schools at Texas A&M University. He has received numerous awards for his lifetime career achievements and contributions to the world maritime industry.