Expertise DescriptionI have more than 15 years experience in Admiralty and the Maritime industry with expertise in all marine vessel operations. I have experience in marine safety, marine accidents, casualties, marine insurances, vessel inspection, ship management, crewing, chartering, fuel procurement and bunkering, port and terminal operations, heavy lift, offshore operations, stowage and stability, barge fleets, seamanship, towing, weather routing, stevedoring and cargo operation. I am a successful senior executive with experience across a wide range of commercial and operational activity in three countries. The non-regulated cargo that is primarily transported are: oilfield drilling fluids (calcium chlorid, calcium bromide, and zinc bromide), oilfield exploration and production wastes, liquid fertilizers (UAN, ammonium thiosulfate), petrochemical manufacturing by-products, various wastewater cargo, molasses, and other cargo that fall into this category. I have prior expert witness experience with consultation, deposition, and courtroom testimony.
Areas of Expertise
I have extensive experience with port and harbor operations since 1990. I have sailed on tugs, ocean going tugs and all types of ships internationally. I was a Port Captain for a cargo shipping company for three years, where I was responsible for all terminal and marine operations for a major liner company in Charleston, New Orleans and Houston. I have familiarity with ports on the river and Great Lakes as well as domestically and internationally. I moved said cargo company’s container operation from Galveston to Houston, set up terminals and depots. Most recently, I was Senior VP for a major Port Agency in the Gulf with business in New Orleans and the river.
I have familiarity with all types of cranes and booms. During my seagoing time and as Port Captain I was responsible for and operated all of the cargo gear including heavy lift gear in the fleet of thirty plus vessels. Additionally, I have operated seventy-ton P&H cranes as well as researched and ordered cranes for vessel newbuilds. While running a Port Agency business, I had experience and familiarity with the cranes on deck barges working mid stream operations on the river.
I have experience with terminal operations, ship operations, etc., and am an expert on navigation, ship handling, seamanship, etc.
I have over 30 years experience with container shipping including running 3 full service offices and 2 regions with full responsibility for all aspects of ocean freight.