Lane C. Kendall was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, on May 11, 1912. He earned both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Tulane University and pursued graduate studies at the University of California (Berkeley) and Princeton University. His long and distinguished career in shipping began with Grace Line and included duty as a combat cargo officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a faculty member at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a commercial shipping advisor to the commander of the Military Sealift Command. Among other awards, Kendall received the Navy's Superior Civilian Service Award and the Naval Institute's Award of Merit. Lane Carter Kendall died on March 2, 1999, in Oakland, California James J. Buckley graduated from the California Maritime Academy in 1971 with a bachelor of science degree in nautical science. He began his sailing career as an able seaman aboard a U.S. flag merchant vessel. In 1976 he received his unlimited master's license and has sailed as master for eight years on tramp and liner vessels. Captain Buckley earned endorsement for first-class pilotage for San Francisco Bay as well as the degree of a master of business administration. Ashore, he has worked for a terminal operator and stevedoring company. In 1985 he joined the faculty at California Maritime Academy and currently holds the academic rank of professor in the Department of Maritime Management. At the academy, he has been Department Chair and chief mate and training captain on the training ship Golden Bear. In the fall of 1998 he became a graduate student in the doctorate program of Transportation Technology and Policy at the University of California (Davis). Captain Buckley resides in Vallejo with his wife PamBuckley, James J. is the author of 'Business of Shipping' with ISBN 9780870335266 and ISBN 087033526X.