2001 Maritime

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September 14, 2001

Next Maritime Administrator picked?
Washington insiders believe the Bush Administration has made its pick for U.S. Maritime Administrator. However, no official announcement of nomination has yet been made and, in present circumstances, the announcement could take a while longer.

Insiders say that Captain William Schubert is the likely nominee when official word comes out. He is the president of International Trade and Transportation, a Houston consultancy that covers issues relating to U.S. Eximbank credit administration and shipping policies. 

Schubert is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy His career ncludes 12 years as an active licensed deck officer including two years as Master.  

Significantly, he has MarAd experience and knows the agency.

In 1986, he was appointed as a special advisor to the Maritime Administrator, and later served in Houston as the Maritime Administration's regional representative for the southwestern United States.

While at MarAd headquarters in Washington, DC, Schubert was assigned to MarAd's Office of Ship Financing where he was responsible for the administration of over $2 billion in assets financed under the Title XI program.  

He could not be reached for comment.