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ANDERSON, Charles B.

Born 1947. Columbia College (B.A.), Princeton University (M.A.), Columbia Law School (J.D.). Currently Senior Vice President, Skuld North America Inc., US office of the Skuld P&I Club. Formerly partner, Holland & Knight (until 1998). Experienced in charterparty, cargo, and other marine and offshore energy matters. Commander, U.S. Navy (retired). Adjunct Professor of admiralty law, Columbia Law School (2009-present). Titulary member, Comité Maritime International and co-author, Shipping and the Environment (2d ed. 2009).

Mailing Address: Skuld North America, 757 Third Ave. New York, NY 10017
Office Telephone: (212) 758-9936
Home Telephone: (914) 763-0298
Mobile Telephone: (914) 391-7908
Fax: (212) 758-9935
E-mail: charles.anderson@skuld.com

ARNOLD, Manfred W.

Born 1938. Member of the SMA since 1971 and Past President, 1988-1993. President of Westmarine, Inc., a management and consulting firm. Previously President of Ranger Shipping, Inc. From 1979-1982 with Greenwich Marine, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cargill Inc. From 1973-1979 with National Bank of North America/National Westminster Bank as Vice President in charge of Ship Finance. From 1960-1973 with Fritzen Schiffsagentur und Bereederungs GmbH and affiliates in Germany, Japan and New York. Trained Mediator.
Member: MLA (NL), HKIAC, LMAA (S), SIAC/SCMA, German Maritime Arbitration Association (GMAA), the Commercial Arbitration Court and Mauritius Chamber of Commerce.

Mailing Address: 840 Shackamaxon Drive, Westfield, NJ 07090
Telephone: (908) 232-6155
Fax: (908) 232-6886
Home Telephone: (908) 233-7691
E-mail: arnoldwestmarine@comcast.net

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BERG, Jack

Born 1927. Member of SMA since 1967 and past president 1975-1979. Formerly Vice President, Continental Grain Company for 31 years and retired 1986. Presently serves as full time arbitrator. Graduate of U. S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1949, and New York University School of Law, 1958. Sailed as deck officer, American Export Lines and as line officer, USN (MSTS) Transports. Experienced all forms of charter party disputes.

Mailing Address: Trammo Inc. One Rockefeller Plaza 9th Floor, New York, NY 10020
Telephone: (212) 223-3200
Direct: (646) 604-5250
Fax: (212) 759-1410
Home Telephone: (914) 946-2722
E-mail: jackberg@msn.com

BERGER, Kenneth A.

Born in 1957. Commercial Director of Navig8 Chemicals America. Navig8 is a shipping company that owns, charters and operates chemical tankers transporting chemicals, vegetable oils, lube oils, acids and other liquid bulk cargoes worldwide. Over 35 years of experience in areas such as chartering, charter parties, contracts of Affreightment, time charters, freight brokering, vessel operations and management. Graduate of SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. Sailed as a deck officer for Mobil (now ExxonMobil) on their U.S. Flag crude, product and specialty tankers before embarking on a career ashore.

Mailing Address: 3904 Driscoll Street Houston, TX 77098
Telephone: (713) 380-2734
Cell Phone: (203) 685-5848
Email: bergerkenneth@aol.com

BHUSHAN, Mukul

Born 1961: Master Mariner, Port Captain, Special Projects & Marine Operations. Since 1992, involved in dry-bulk operations with Navios Corporation and Louis Dreyfus Commodities Ocean Freight LLC. Hands-on experience in the negotiation and settlement of all maritime related claims and charter party disputes including, but not limited to, cargo loss and damage, hull machinery claims, bunker disputes, laytime and time charter party performance issues.
1979 to 1992: Served as a deck officer on oil tankers, dry cargo and general cargo vessels and OBO carriers. M.B.A.- International Business, John F. Welch College of Business; B.Sc.-LBS Nautical & Engineering College, Mumbai, India.

Mailing address: 84-D, River Bend Road, Stratford, CT 06614
Telephone: (203) 873-8004
Email: Mukul.Bhushan@live.com

BLAKE, George C.

Born 1932. Consultant. Formerly Executive Vice President, Maritime Overseas Corporation with overall responsibility for all aspects of operation of a fleet of tankers and bulk carriers. Responsibilities also included all aspects of new construction and involvement in charter party negotiations and dispute resolution. B.Sc. (Engineering), University of Glasgow, U.K.; D.O.T. Chief Engineer's License.
Member: ABS, IME, Lloyd's Register

Mailing Address: 114 Agnes Place, Bound Brook, NJ 08805
Telephone: (732) 469-3746
Fax: (732) 469-5322
E-mail: gblakebb@gmail.com

BONTEMPS, Capt. Thomas J.

Licensed Master, Oceans, Unlimited Tonnage(Active). Sailed Third Mate and Second Mate with American Export Lines(containers and dry cargo) and Chief Mate and Master with Union Oil (cpp, chemicals, dpp and crude) and Amerada Hess Corporation. 25 years shoreside experience with Hess Corporation Marine Operations with over 15 years as Senior Chartering Negotiator for Hess Corporation. Extensive experience in contract disputes, laytime, demurrage, vetting and all operational issues for time/spot charters as both Owner and Charterer. Graduate SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler (Meteorology and Oceanography) 1973.

Mailing Address: 1497 Clinton Dr., Yardley, PA 19067
Home Phone: (215) 493-6727
Cell Phone: (917) 817-7958
E-mail: capt_tbontemps@yahoo.com

BOWDERY, Allan G.

Born 1944. Formerly employed as AVP of a US subsidiary of the Tokio Marine and Fire Ins. Co, Ewig International Marine Corp, as GM and VP, and Hill, Rivkins, as associate attorney. Primary experience handling marine cargo claims and other marine charter party disputes. Member of the MLA ad-hoc committee charged with redrafting COGSA. Graduate Columbia and NY Law School.
Member: MLA

Mailing Address: 33 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz, NY, 12561
Telephone: (845) 255-6690 (Voice & Fax)
E-mail: agb38@columbia.edu

BRADSHAW, Thomas J.

Born 1939. Member, SMA since 1976. Currently President of Bradshaw & Associates, Inc. an insurance brokerage and consultant firm specializing in transportation insurance solutions. Prior employment as President and CEO of Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. involved in all aspects of P&I, and intermodal transportation insurance. Extensive experience in all phases of marine disputes.

Mailing Address: 295 Greenwich Street, Apt 4H, New York, NY 10007
Telephone: (201) 236-2377
Fax: (201) 236-4855
Cell: (201) 819-6247
E-mail: bradshawtj1@gmail.com

BULOW, Lucienne CarassoClick Here For Full Resume

Member of the SMA since 1979 and Past President, 1997-2001. President, Interactive Maritime Services. Commissioner of Pilots - State of New York since 2000. Forty-year career in the maritime industry. Previously, Vice President-Arbitration, Continental Grain Company. Formerly, Manager-Maritime Claims, Bunge Corporation. Extensive experience in all marine claims and all forms of maritime contract disputes, cargo claims, insurance coverage, navigational problems as well as disputes concerning the sale and purchase of commodities of all types. Wide experience with English arbitration practices and law. Author of various articles published in law journals. Have acted as mediator in various types of cases. Ph.D. Yale University, fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, some Portuguese. Advanced Mediator Training Certificate and Continuing Arbitration Education, AAA University; Diploma in International Arbitration, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), 2016.
Member: AAA (C&G), ICDR (Panel of Neutrals), NAEGA, ICC Panel, CMA, MLA, SCMA, FINRA, LMAA (S), SIA.

Mailing Address: 290 West End Avenue, New York, NY 10023-8106
Telephone: (212) 580-5016
Fax: (212) 580-5017
E-mail: lucienne@bulowarbitration.com

BUSCH, Stephen H.

Born 1940. Member of the SMA since 1974 and Secretary 1995-97. President, Scan-American Shipping & Trading Corp. 1982-2009, now consultant and arbitrator. Formerly Johnson Maritime Services, Inc., Transamerican Steamship Corp. and Stolt-Nielsen, Inc. Career chartering, operations and management experience in general, bulk and project cargoes, including heavy lift and military cargo, as well as oil and liquid chemical cargo transportation. Graduate S.U.N.Y Maritime College with eight years sea service. Unlimited Master's license. Experienced in arbitrating all forms of maritime contract disputes, including salvage. Available for hearings in NYC.
Member: AAA (M), CMA, MLA (NL)

Mailing Address: 36 Texas Road, South Bristol, ME 04568
Telephone: (207) 644-1835
Fax: (207) 644-1836
E-mail: shbusch@tidewater.net

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CARROLL, Ronald T.

Professor Emeritus - Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Graduate of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (B.S.) and Tulane law School (J.D. and LL.M in Admiralty). Sailed as engineering officer on tankers and dry cargo. Licensed First Assistant Engineer. Experienced maritime arbitrator familiar with all forms of charter parties. Former Honorary Consul General of Panama for Massachusetts. Former Scholar in residence at Tulane Law School.
Member: Maritime law Association of U.S. - Proctor Member

Mailing Address: 22 Fox Run, East Sandwich, MA 02537
Home Telephone: (508) 888-7311
Fax: (508) 888-7311
Cell Phone: (508) 280-7311
E-mail: rcarroll@maritime.edu

COLLETTI, Alan E.

Graduate of USMMA (BS) and St. John's University School of Law (JD.) Formerly, Vice President Operations and Partner at United States Shipping Partners LLC. Sailed as USCG licensed engineer aboard US Flag vessels. Extensive experience in vessel operations (VLCC's, Product Tankers, ITB's, ATB's, tugs and barges at Ultramarine Transport, Hess Corporation, US Shipping Partners) including engineering, maintenance, safety, quality, environmental, crew management, vessel construction and repair specifications, financial and operational supervision, management and settlement of disputes in shipyards. Experienced in the construction and supervision of high speed aluminum commuter vessels.

Marine consultant (forensic investigations) and surveyor with a marine engineering and naval architecture firm.

Trained Mediator: New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators (NJAPM)

Member: New York Bar; MLA; SNAME

Mailing Address: 9 Fox Hill Road, Middletown, New Jersey 07748
Telephone: (732) 804-0077
E-mail: aecolletti@verizon.net

CORWIN, Richard

Lafayette College, A.B. 1967; St. John's University, JurisDoctor 1970.

Lawyer (Haight Gardner) 1971-75, (Walker & Corsa) 1975-95: Legal/arbitral disputes for vessel owners/operators/managers and voyage/time charterers.

1995-2005: Responsible for Gard P&I NY office handling/supervising cargo, pollution, collision, general average, charter party, contract of affreightment, bill of lading, service agreement, personal injury and illness claims in North America for vessel owner/charterer assureds; personal handling of FD&D matters.

2005-2015: Managing Director/Regional Director Gard Asia (Hong Kong and Tokyo resident) handling P&I, FD&D, H&M claims/casualties; personal handling of claims/casualties/FD&D matters and, later, select complex/high value casualties (retired 2015).

Mailing Address: 225 West 60 Street, Apt. PH1B, New York, NY 10023
Telephone: (646) 343-7392
E-mail: dick.corwin@icloud.com

CUNEO, Joseph J.

Born 1935. Principal of Marinex International Inc., a commercial marine consulting firm. Over 30 years of experience in the design, construction, financing, operation and chartering of all types of dry and liquid bulk carriers, including LPG, LNG and chemical carriers. Experienced in all phases of negotiation and supervision of shipbuilding and repairing activities in foreign and domestic shipyards, as well as long term chartering and financing of major vessel acquisition programs. 20 years as CEO of major naval architecture and shipowning and operating organizations. Received MBA at Harvard Business School after graduating from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture with BS.

Mailing Address: 213 Clinton Avenue, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Telephone: (914) 674-9080
Fax: (914) 674-9082
E-mail: jjc@GenesysAssociates.com

CUSHING, Charles R., PhD, P.E.

Naval Architect, Marine Engineer, Graduate of U.S.M.M.A. (Kings Point), M.I.T., SUNY (Maritime), M.S. and Cardiff (U. Wales) PhD. Expertise in ship design, construction and operation; cargo and materials handling; port and terminal operation; bulk carriers, tankers, tugs/barges, passenger ships, ro/ro and all phases of containerization. President, C.R. Cushing and Co. since 1968, formerly Chief Nav. Arch. for Sea Land. Licensed professional engineer (U.S.), chartered engineer (U.K.).
Member: SNAME (Life Fellow), Royal Inst. Nav. Arch. (Fellow), IMEST (Fellow), ASME (Fellow), ASNE (Naval, Life), etc.

Mailing Address: C.R. Cushing & Co., Inc., 30 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10007
Telephone: (212) 964-1180
Fax: (212) 285-1334
E-mail: ccushing@crcco.com

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DECKER, RICHARD J.

Born 1951. Former President AIG Global Marine 2006 - 2013.
Former Chairman American Institute of Marine Underwriters 2006 - 2008.
Former Chairman National Cargo Bureau 2008 - 2010.
Former Chairman International Union of Marine Insurers - Loss Prevention Committee 2012 - 2013.
Member of the Maritime Law Association. Graduated St. Johns (School of Risk Management) 1974.

Retired 2013 after a 44 year career in all facets of the International Marine Insurance business. Expertise in both Insurance and Reinsurance.

Mediator: NYC Bar Association - Advanced Commercial Mediation Training Certificate.

Mailing address: 89 Eileen Dr., Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
Telephone: 973-699-6507 (C), 973-433-4144 (H)
Fax: 973-433-4140
E-Mail: rteedecker@optonline.net

DESMOND, Gerard T.

Born 1947. Director of Marketing, Americas, Salient Maritime (Americas) Inc. Florida. Formerly; Freight Trader, Louis Dreyfus Corp. Chartering Manager, Garnac Grain Co., Managing Director Sealand Bulk Transport, President, Columbus Chartering Inc., Van Ommeren Shipping USA Inc., Vice President HMI Chartering Inc., Operations Manager, Greenwich Marine Inc., a subsidiary of Cargill, Inc.

Thoroughly familiar with all phases of vessel operations, time charter and voyage chartering of dry cargo and container ships. Have been employed in all aspects of dry cargo operations/chartering as Owner, Charterer and Operator. Fully familiar with liner terms, booking of containers and dry bulk commodities.

Founding member of the Connecticut Maritime Association where served as Vice President, Secretary, Membership Chairman and Softball Commissioner.

Member of ASBA and serve on their documentary committee.

Mailing Address: 545 Robin Lane, Jupiter, FL 33458
Telephone: (305) 281-8161
Cell: (203) 952-1327
Email: gdd917@aol.com
Skype: RoddyDesmond

DEVINE, John J. Jr.

Born: 1942. Captain USNR-R. Formerly, Vice President Claims for Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc, Managers of the UK P&I and Defence Clubs, and a former partner at Poles, Tublin. Experienced in all types of marine claims/charter party disputes. Graduate of USMMA (BS) and St. John's University Law School (LLM).
Member: NI, MLA, CMA, MAPONY

Mailing Address: 29 Hagerty Lane, Cranbury, NJ 08512
Telephone: (609) 655-5628
Cell: (609) 464-4552
E-mail: jskppr@verizon.net

DOHERTY, Matthew A.

Born in 1959. Graduate SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. Sailed as Third and Second Officer aboard U.S. Flag Tankers and OBO's. Chartering Manager, Genco Ship Management (dry cargo). Chartering at General Maritime Management (tankers) Operations at Stolt-Nielsen Inc. Extensive experience with dry cargo voyage and time chartering and post fixture.

Mailing Address: 23 Laurel Avenue, Sea Cliff, NY 11579
Telephone: (646) 443-8533
Cell: (917) 539-1599
E-mail: matt_doherty59c@yahoo.com

DOOLEY, Austin L.

Born 1946. Graduate of NY Maritime College (B.S.) & NYU School of Engineering and Science (M.S.&Ph.D.). Sea service as deck officer aboard U.S. flag tankers and dry cargo vessels. USCG license Chief Mate Unlimited tonnage, any ocean. Extensive experience in analyzing time and voyage chartered vessel disputes including speed and consumption claim analysis, voyage deviations, cargo damage, port and at sea weather conditions, and navigational problems. Captain, USNR - Retired.

Mailing Address: Austin L. Dooley, Ph.D., Dooley Seaweather Analysis, Inc., P.O. Box 63, City Island, NY 10464
Telephone: (718) 885-0962
Fax: (718) 885-0964
Home Telephone: (718) 885-0547
E-mail: dseawx@ix.netcom.com

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EPSTEIN, Louis

Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Trammo, Inc. (formerly Transammonia) and a member of Trammo's Board of Directors. Trammo is an international commodities trading company which, over the years, has engaged in the purchase, transportation and sale of various commodities, including ammonia, fertilizer, sulfur, sulfuric acid, petroleum coke, LPG and chemicals. In addition to chartering vessels on a spot basis, Trammo maintains a fleet of vessels on long term time charter and has an ownership interest in some vessels. Prior to joining Trammo in 1992, Mr. Epstein worked at the law firm Reid & Priest, where he specialized in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He is a graduate of Columbia University (B.A. 1977, M.A. 1978) and of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D. 1982). From September 2012 to September 2015, Mr. Epstein was Chair of the Arbitration Committee of the New York City Bar Association. He has served multiple terms as a member of the City Bar's International Commercial Disputes Committee ("ICDC") and is a founding member of the International Arbitration Club of New York. Mr. Epstein has been the author of a number of articles and reports on arbitration and litigation. Among other things, he was the principal author of a July 2010 ICDC report entitled "Obtaining Evidence from Non-Parties in International Arbitration in the United States," that appeared in Volume 20 of the American Review of International Arbitration; the author of "Arbitrator Independence and Bias: The View of a Corporate In-House Counsel," ICC International Court of Arbitration Bulletin, 2007 Special Supplement; and a principal author (with Robert H. Smit) of an April 2005 ICDC report entitled "Lack of Jurisdiction and Forum Non Conveniens as Defenses to the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards" that appeared in Volume 15 of The American Review of International Arbitration.

Mailing address: Trammo, Inc., 1 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Telephone: 646-604-5220 (office); 917-650-2998 (mobile)
Email: louis.epstein@trammo.com

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FABRIKANT, Charles

Charles Fabrikant is Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has been a director of SEACOR Holdings Inc. ("SEACOR") and several of its subsidiaries since SEACOR's inception in 1989. Mr. Fabrikant has served as a director and member of the Audit Committee of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., a contract oil and gas driller, since January 2004. Mr. Fabrikant serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the SEACOR's former offshore marine services division, SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc. ("SEACOR Marine"), an operator of offshore support vessels primarily servicing major integrated national and international oil companies, large independent oil and gas exploration and production companies and emerging independent companies. Additionally, Mr. Fabrikant serves as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of the SEACOR's former aviation division, Era Group Inc. ("Era Group"), an international helicopter operator providing transportation services to the offshore drilling industry. He served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Era Group from October 2011 through April 2012 and as a Director of Dorian LPG Ltd., a liquefied petroleum gas shipping company and leading owner and operator of modern Very Large Gas Carriers ("VLGCs"), from July 2013 through December 2015. Mr. Fabrikant is also President of Fabrikant International Corporation ("FIC"), a privately owned corporation engaged in marine investments. FIC may be deemed an affiliate of SEACOR. Mr. Fabrikant is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law and Harvard University.

Primary Mailing Address: 2200 Eller Drive P.O. Box 13038 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Telephone: (954) 523 2200

Mailing Address: 460 Park Avenue, 12th Floor New York, NY 10022
Telephone: (212) 307 6633

FACKLER, D. Michael

Over 40 years experience in international shipping. Specialized in ship sale and purchase and contracting of newbuildings; experienced in dry cargo and tanker chartering and operations. Since 1999, owner of European Maritime Company, brokering special shipping projects. From 1991-1999, projects broker/ head of S&P at Mallory Jones Lynch Flynn, Stamford, CT. Previously commercial/legal advisor to fast-growing US-based shipowner 1986/90, negotiating and executing well over one hundred ship sale and purchase contracts and loan agreements. Formerly sale and purchase broker in New York, prior to which was an associate attorney at then-prominent New York maritime law firm. Two years in London as dry cargo broker for large Greek shipowner. Very experienced in all aspects of ship sales and authored section in ASBA shipping course dealing with ship sales.

Education: Georgetown University, University of Miami School of Law
Member: MLA(P), CMA
Mediator: NYC Bar Assoc., advanced commercial mediation training certificate

Mailing Address: European Maritime Company LLC,
300 First Stamford Place, Suite 403, Stamford, CT 06902

Telephone: (203) 890-9544
Cell:(917) 496-0382
E-mail: mfackler@emcltd.com

FOX, Thomas F.

Born 1940. Maritime Consultant. President, Southold Maritime Services Corp. Previously associated with Sea Tow Services International, Inc. Formerly Chartering Manager at Philipp Brothers, Inc. and previously associated with M. Golodetz & Co., Inc. and Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc. Experienced in all phases of dry cargo voyage chartering, time chartering and operations as well as sale and purchase. Extensive sea service aboard tankers and dry cargo vessels and holder of valid unlimited Masters license. IGS/COW certification and Deepwater Horizon oil spill incident clean up contractor consulting experience. Familiar with small vessel salvage. Graduate of S.U.N.Y. Maritime College (B.S., Marine Transportation) and C.U.N.Y. Baruch College (M.B.A., International Business). Commander, U.S.N.R. (Retired).
Member: CAMM, CMA, NYMS

Mailing Address: Southold Maritime Services Corp., 975 Bay Haven Lane, Southold, NY 11971
Telephone: (631) 765-0099
Fax: (631) 765-5838
E-mail: tomfoxsmsc@optonline.net
Home Telephone: (631) 765-3441

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GEORGES, Jerry

Born 1924. Presently Maritime Consultant and Arbitrator. In January 1998, retired after 43 years of service with National Shipping & Trading Corp. as Secretary, Treasurer and manager of the Insurance and Claims Department. Wide experience and responsibilities of handling all types of claims, Charter Parties and other contractual disputes including ship sales/purchases, Financial Administration with legal and corporate responsibilities related to ship operating business. Experience in public and cost accounting with active service at sea.
Member: AAA(M), AsAvAd, NASD, NYSE

Mailing Address: 4519 Brennan Place, Island Park, NY 11558
Telephone: (516) 431-1183
Fax: (516) 432-5324
E-mail: jgeorgesmaritime@aol.com

GILMARTIN , David

Born 1956. Associate Professor of Maritime Business, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Before moving to academia spent 25 years with Alcoa Steamship Co., Inc. (Operations and Chartering Manager positions). Previous experience includes port agency manager with Lavino Shipping, vessel and terminal operations manager positions with Prudential Lines (container and LASH), and shore and licensed seagoing positions with Gulf Oil (clean and dirty tankers). Well versed in all phases of vessel and terminal operations, time chartering, voyage chartering, as well as sale and purchase, including vessel scrapping. Graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (B.S., Marine Transportation 1978), C.U.N.Y. Baruch College (M.B.A., International Business 1984), and Duquesne Law School (J.D., 1993).
Member: CMA.

Mailing Address: 255 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, NY 11024
Cell: (516) 439-7204
Office: (516) 726-5887
E-mail: gilmartin78@gmail.com

GLUCK, Sandra R. M.

Since 2005, Managing Director and President of Gard (North America) Inc. Manage P&I and FD&D claims on world-wide basis for Gard members and assureds. Charter party disputes, cargo claims, personal injury/illness claims, collisions/allisions, pollution, and general average claims in court and arbitral proceedings, as well as mediations; 2000-2005: Handled P&I and FD&D matters for Gard members and assureds involving North American incidents/claims;

Associate/Partner, Walker & Corsa (1979-1990): All aspects of maritime litigation including charter party, cargo and personal injury disputes in court and arbitral proceedings; transactional work involving ship sales/purchases and mortgages;

Vice-Chair, Arbitration & ADR Committee of the U.S. Maritime Law Association (2008-2010);

Member of the New York Bar (1980) and Law Society of Ontario, Canada (1978); B.A. University of Toronto (1974); J.D. Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto (1977)

Mailing Address: 145 Oenoke Lane, New Canaan, Ct. 06840
Cell: (917) 670-3169
Home: (203) 594 9212
E-mail: sandra.gluck@gard.no

GREENLEES, J.N. (Jamie)

Bulk Liquid Marine Transportation Consultant. At world's largest energy company gained supply chain, commercial and logistics expertise. Deemed a global subject matter expert for commercial, operations and technical matters. Negotiated/ implemented cargo trades, vessel charters and crude/feedstock processing and floating storage/ terminaling contracts. Drafted tanker charter party forms and clauses for parcel carriers and specialized vessels. In-court advisor for shipbuilding and repair claims. Led contract teams for vessel construction, conversion, repair and overhaul and refinery/ terminal turnarounds.

Captain USNR (Ret.), Engineering Duty. Commanding Officer/OIC of five units; missions - RDF ship conversion program management, prepare/conduct LSD-41 class propulsion control system alignments, NAVSEA Vendor Motivation Program implementation and accomplishing intermediate-level maintenance. Boarding Officer/ Port Engineer (Singapore).

Operations engineer/instructor/ EOOW at two US Navy nuclear submarine propulsion prototypes.

Graduate - Webb Institute (BS) and Wharton Graduate School, U of Pennsylvania (MBA)
Registered Professional Engineer (New York)
Adjunct Professor SUNY Maritime College Graduate Program
Member: ASBA, SNAME and ASNE

Mailing Address: 42 Tarn Drive, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Telephone: (973)-828-5627 or (973) 984-1045
E-mail: jngreenlees@yahoo.com or jng.12MGroupLLC@optimum.net

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HALPIN, Harold J.

Chairman, President, CEO of Lamorte Burns & Co. Inc. which is correspondent for 14 P & I Clubs worldwide. 30 years of experience in all types of maritime cases and charter party disputes. Marine Insurance & Claims Association, Re-insurance Intermediary License, Notary Public.
Member: AAA (M), AsAvAd, MLA (NL)

Mailing Address: Lamorte Burns & Co., Inc., 64 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT 06897
Telephone: (203) 761-6000
Fax.: (203) 761-6007 Telex: 3722061
Home Telephone: (203) 226-0215
E-mail: hjhalpin@lamorte.com

HAND, Michael J.

Born 1949. Laytime and demurrage analyst specializing in chemicals, gas and clean petroleum products. Over 38 year's extensive experience in chartering, operations and management of dry cargo and tank vessels. Previously associated with dry cargo brokerage firms and dry cargo and tank vessel Owners. Thoroughly familiar with all aspects of vessel operations, voyage and time chartering of liquid and dry cargo vessels.
Member ASBA, CMA

Mailing Address: 180 N. Virginia Ave., N. Massapequa, NY 11758
Work: (212) 246-0060
Home / Fax: (516) 249 9622
E-mail: mjhny@optonline.net

HANSEN, Svend H., Jr.

Born 1934. Director, Hagedorn & Company, insurance brokers. Over 25 years experience in all aspects of liner and tramp agency, chartering and stevedoring. Formerly CEO of Hansen & Tidemann, Inc. and President of Evergreen America, Inc. Apprenticed in Copenhagen and Antwerp, worked in Mexico as shipbroker and agent, fluent in Spanish. Education: Princeton University, Harvard Business School, College of Insurance. Served as President, Association of Shipbrokers and Agents (USA), and Chairman, Liner Committee FONASBA (London). Trained Mediator.
Member: ASBA, MLA (NL)

Mailing Address: 5009 Theall Road, Rye, NY 10580
Telephone: (212) 763-3423
Fax: (212) 363-3980
Home Telephone: (914) 967-6477
Cell: (646) 641-9633
E-mail: svend_hansen@ajg.com

HARTMANN, Peter W.

Born 1935. Retired Director & Corporate Secretary, Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc. For more than 30 years active in chartering and Liner agency. Has experience in Liner traffic, claims, accounting, documentation. Apprenticeship in Philadelphia, London and Oslo.

Mailing Address: 66 Tanglewylde Ave., Bronxville, NY 10708
Telephone: (914) 337-8897
E-mail: windhookp@aol.com

HAWKINS, Nigel J.

Born 1946. Retired Vice President, N.W. Johnsen & Co., Inc., 2000-2016. From 1990-2000, President, "K" Line International (USA) Inc., a drycargo and tanker chartering firm. From 1977-1990, Vice President, Trigon Chartering, Inc. From 1965-1977 with Howard Houlder & Partners Ltd., of London, but, stationed in New York and Tokyo from 1970. Experienced in drycargo contracts of affreightment, timecharter and operations.

Mailing Address: 57L Glen Keith Road, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Telephone: (516) 671-9680
Mobile Telephone: (917) 873-6980
E-mail: hawkinnj@yahoo.com

HOOD, James N.

Born 1935. Maritime arbitrator and mediator. Formerly Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Shipping Corporation. Twenty years seagoing experience including five years in command. Twenty-eight years in various shore-based fleet management positions. Extensive experience in all aspects of the commercial management of tankers and bulk carriers. Extra Masters Certificate of Competency, ICS (F), NI (F), CIArb.(M) Certified mediator (CEDR).

Mailing Address: 285 Highland Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut 06854-4017
Telephone: (203) 831 9756
Fax: (203) 831 9757
E-mail: james.hood@usa.net

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JADHAV, Capt. Rajnikant (Raj) D.

Shipbroker: since 2000, spot tanker chartering, dry bulk, wet and other time charters, shipping projects, sale & purchase, bareboat charters, capital and operating leases, ship finance. Maritime Lawyer: Practiced 10 years, litigation, arbitration, transactional, commercial, commodities, sales contracts, cargo loss and damage, charter party disputes, marine insurance. Represented owners, operators, charterers, underwriters, P&I clubs, traders, oil companies, warehouses. Merchant Mariner: 15 years at sea including 3 years in command on bulk carriers, multipurpose, tankers and passenger ships under Dutch, Indian, Iranian, Hong Kong and US company managements.

Juris Doctor (JD) Fordham University School of Law/New York State Bar (1989/90). Master of Science (MS) Transportation Management, State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (1986).

Hull Nautical College, Humberside University, England, Master Mariner (F.G.) Certificate/ Unlimited tonnage License (1977). Training Ship "Dufferin", India (1966-68).

Mailing Address: c/o MASESQ Ship Brokers, 680 Main St., Suite 203, Stamford, Connecticut 06901
Cell: (917) 434-3181
Tel: (203) 316-8442
Fax: (203) 316-8449
Email: rdj@masesq.com

JONES, James (Jim) D.Click Here For Full Resume

Born 1948. Graduate 1970 of US Merchant Marine Academy. Sea service as deck officer aboard U.S. flag tankers, specialty and dry cargo vessels. USCG license Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage, any Ocean. Extensive experience in insurance market practice issues and mediation of disputes with 45 years experience in various combinations of insurance underwriting, risk management, brokerage and claims for Hull, P&I, Charterer's Legal Liability, Ocean Cargo, Heavy Equipment, Motor Truck Cargo, War, Pollution, Excess Liability, Reinsurance. Served every size of shipbuilding, blue and brown water operators, long distance tows, tug and barge fleets, oil & gas exploration, oil patch crew, supply and service contractors, salvage, platform/pipeline risks, warehouse and marina operations, as well as private yachts, fishing and recreational vessels. Lieutenant, USNR - Retired.

Member of the Maritime Law Association.
Member of the Risk and Insurance Management Society.

Graduate of US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY (1970)
MBA Graduate of University of Connecticut (1976)
Certified Associate in Risk Management, Insurance Institute of America (1981)

Mailing Address: 2904 Huntwick Court, Richmond, VA 23233
Telephone: (804) 929-2224
Home Telephone: (804) 360-2860
E-mail: JJones@MarineExpertWitness.com

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BS Marine Transp., Kings Point; MBA Marketing, NYU; Capt. US Navy Reserve, former Commanding Officer of Naval Reserve Units.

Professional: Keitel Associates LLC., after retiring from Great American Lines, Inc.(EVP and COO 2001 - 2009); Fairfield Maxwell Services LTD,(EVP Marine Technical Management, 2006-2009), Reefer Express Lines PTY,LTD (Reefership Owner/Operator (Senior VP 1981-2000); TTT Ship Agencies Inc. (Senior VP 1973-1981); Grace Lines/Prudential Lines (General Manager –Caribbean & Latin American Services - 1966-1973).

Mailing Address: 25 Abraham Road, Whitehouse Station, NJ 88890
Telephone: (908) 310-7001
E-mail: guntherkeitel@gmail.com

KIMBALL, Philip B.

Born 1940. Program Director, SeaPerch, a national K-12 educational outreach program using underwater robotics to inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in science and engineering. Experience in ship design, ship construction, construction supervision, survey and operations; cargo handling, stowage and securing; intermodal container operations and transport; marine terminal design and operations; forensic engineering. Degrees of M.E. and M.S. in Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology.
Member: ASME, ASNE, ICHCA, IMAREST (F), RINA (F), MTS, SNAME (F)

Mailing Address: 25 Barnett Hill Road, Walpole, NH 03608
Telephone: (603) 756-4841
Cell: (201) 310-2607
E-mail: pbkim25@gmail.com

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LAMBERT, LeRoy

Born 1954. President/Regional Claims Director Charles Taylor P&I Management (Americas), Inc., New York, 2009 to present. Oversees the management of claims for members of the Standard Club located in the US and Canada and assists other Standard Club members who have disputes in the US. Partner, Blank Rome, 2006-2009; Associate/partner at Healy & Baillie, 1984-2006. Clerk, 1983-84, Chief Justice John A. Dixon, Jr., Louisiana Supreme Court. J.D., 1983, Tulane University School of Law. Post-graduate studies, Tuebingen University, Germany, 1976-78. B.A., 1976, Louisiana State University. Co-author, Voyage Charters (4th ed. 2014).
Member, MLA, GMAA.

Mailing Address: 124 West 60th Street, Apt 26D, New York, NY 10023
Telephone: (646) 753-9020
Cell: (973) 444-2683
E-Mail: leroylambert72@gmail.com

LANDY, Gilbert M.

Born in January of 1952. Began his career in shipping in 1975 at J.H. Winchester & Co., Inc., and has since held several brokerage and principal positions, primarily in the dry cargo sector as an Owner's and Charterer's representative in the maritime industry, He has been in chartering and management positions at Sanko Kisen USA, Navios Corporation, Van Ommeren Shipping USA and Continental Grain Corporation. In July 1994, he founded the ocean freight and FFA brokerage division, and, has been the Manager of Freight & Derivatives Trading at Pasternak, Baum & Co. Inc., a commodity brokerage firm, in Harrison N.Y. concentrating on ocean freight chartering, FFA and grain brokerage. Extensive experience in all aspects of dry bulk chartering either voyage or time charter. He is a member of ABSA, a former vice president CMA., and is a 1975 graduate of Manhattan College, with a B. A. degree in Government.

Mailing address: 11 Eleanor Street, Rye, New York. 10580
Tel: 914 630 8105
Cell: 914 646 0684
Home: 914 835 0986
Email: gland@pasternakbaum.com

LAVENDER, Trevor

Born 1952. Senior Principal and Founder, Summit Maritime Corporation, a ship brokerage, 1999 - 2013. Retired. Senior Principal and Founder, Canbulk Shipping Corporation, a ship brokerage, 1986 - 1999. Partner, Scandia Shipping Agencies, Agents and Shipbrokers, 1975 - 1986. Specialising in dry cargo voyage (especially grain) and timecharters. Tate and Lyle Shipping, Shipowners and Charterers, Operations and fleet bunkering requirements both wet and dry 1973 - 1975. Successfully passed requirements for Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Graduate, University of Haifa, 1973 majoring in Economics (with emphasis on Transportation Economics), and Sociology.

Mailing Address: 1192 Marine Drive, Gibsons, B.C., V0N1V1, Canada
Telephone: 604-989-8722
Email: trevor@lavender.ca

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MANNION, Gerald M.

Extensive background and experience in negotiating charters and in operations for crude oil, refined products, lube oils and chemical products. Controlled a foreign flag time chartered fleet for internal requirements as well as out charters to third parties and a company owned fleet of American flag tankers and barges for internal and external charters. Responsible for negotiation and settlement of all marine claims and charter party disputes, including demurrage, detention, cargo loss, cargo contamination and time charter performance. Past positions include Operations Manager and Chartering Manager of the Marine Department of Sunoco, Inc. and Technical Advisor to Intertek, and independent cargo inspection company.

Mailing Address: 144 Charles Drive, Havertown, PA 19083-1699
Home: (610) 449-1797
E-mail: mannion1@comcast.net

MARR, Ilarion

Currently President of Dispute Resolution Services. Multi-faceted maritime industry experience in insurance, claims and freight in tankers/dry cargo. From 2004 to 2017, gained wide experience in marine cargo insurance, relevant case management and dispute settlement including charterers liability at Bunge in White Plains. Actively advised top management on counterparty risk assessment from 2008 to 2016. With Bunge in Saint Louis, for 11 years traded freight on spot grain cargoes and long-term business; all sizes mini to 130k dwt. Prior to Bunge, employed by Olympic Maritime [USA and Monte-Carlo] and Navios USA, where developed extensive experience in all phases of tanker and dry cargo chartering. Proficient in both sectors of voyage estimates as well as charter party clause interpretations. Throughout my career was involved in intricate laytime dispute settlements and acquired thorough knowledge of ship operations and account settlements.

Mailing Address: Dispute Resolution Services, LLC, 81 Pondfield Road, Suite D126, Bronxville, NY 10708
Office: 914.450.1900
E-mail: drsmaritime18@gmail.com

MARTOWSKI, David W.

Member of the SMA since 1984 and Past President 2001-2005. Formerly Chairman, Thomas Miller (Americas) Inc. and Thomas Miller Partner; retired in 2004 after 25 years with Miller's.; graduated Boston College (B.S.) Fordham (J.D.) and New York University (LL.M. Int'l Law); formerly partner, Kirlin, Campbell & Keating; experienced with all marine claims, charter party and commodity trading disputes; familiar with offshore oil/gas operations; Co-author "Voyage Charters" (Lloyd's Shipping Law Library - 4th ed. 2014).

Mediator training at Harvard and Pepperdine Law Schools and mediation experience.
Member: CMA, LMAA (S), MLA, Miami International Arbitration Society

Mailing Address: 91 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023
Telephone: (212) 579 6224/(212) 873 7875
Fax: (212) 579 6277
E-mail: davemartowski@gmail.com

McCAFFERTY, Molly

General Counsel, TBS Shipping Services. Previously employed as Senior Manager, Insurance and Claims, Clipper Bulk, LLC. and with Thomas Miller Americas, Managers for UK P&I Club. Over 20 years of experience in the Maritime Industry handling charter party disputes (both as Owner and Charterer), marine casualties, cargo and bodily injury claims, insurance coverage and other maritime disputes. Trained mediator. Graduate of Tulane University (1990) with a B.A in International Relations and a minor in Economics. Graduate of the University of Miami School of Law ( JD 1993).

Mailing Address: 72 Surrey Road, Stamford, CT 06903
Telephone: (203) 253-4809
E-mail: mgmarbitration@gmail.com

McNAMARA, Joe

Born 1953. Niagara University (B.S.) TRANSPORTATION, TRAVEL AND TOURISM 1975

Almost 40 years dry chartering experience between Star Shipping based in Bergen Norway (presently G2Ocean ). German owned Oldendorff Indotrans, Swire Shipping located in Sydney Australia, Gillespie-Munro freight forwarder and cargo brokers. Presently consultant and cargo broker. Experienced in dry cargo chartering both bulk and break bulk, IE forest products, steel, coal, clay, grain, containers, as well as cargo operations, claims, charter parties, contracts of affreightment, documentation.

Mailing Address: 66 Schriever Lane, New City, NY 10956
Email: jmcship@gmail.com
Phone: 845.480.4543

MEASTER, Charles L.

Born 1942. President, MAP Logistics, Inc. since 1976. Extensive experience in all aspects of dry and tanker transportation, vessel operations, finance and sale and purchase. Graduate of St. Francis College, BA., Columbia University, MA, and St. Johns University School of Law.
Member: AAA, ASBA, American Bar Association (ARD Section), Association for Conflict Resolution, Better Business Bureau Arbitrator/Mediator, Dispute Settlement Center - Board Member/Mediator, HKIAC, SIAC, Institute for Transnational Arbitration, International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration Panel, NASD(A), NYSA(A), SNAME, New York Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange Arbitration Panel. Certified Mediator.

Mailing Address: 2430 Bent Twig, Seabrook Island, SC 29455
Telephone: (203) 966-0833
Fax: (203) 972-6736
E-mail: cmeaster@comcast.net
Home Telephone: (843) 768-2520

MEEHAN, Robert C.

Born 1955. Tanker broker & partner at Eastport Maritime (2002-), specializing in the chartering of parcel chemicals, blendstock commodities, lube oil, contracts of affreightment and time charters. Formerly, founder of Olechem Chartering (1990-2002), specializing in the chartering of olefin gas, LPG & chemicals. In addition, extensive experience gained from prior employment at Seabrokers (1985-1990) & A. Johnson & Co. (1978-1985) in agency/operations, dry cargo, crude & product tanker chartering. Graduate of St Johns Univ. (CBA ‘77); post-graduate studies at SUNY Ft. Schuyler Graduate program, World Trade Institute and CLE Institute.

Mailing Address: 27 Ocean Watch Court, Freeport, NY 11520
Telephone: (516) 297-3390
Fax: (516) 678-0396
E-mail: rcmeehan55@gmail.com

MILANA, ROBERT A.

Born 1958. President, Ironwood Management, LLC, a marine consulting firm. Extensive experience handling all types of marine disputes including, P&I, hull, liability, recreational marine, cargo and charter party. Expert in personal injury Jones Act matters. Worked for AIG from 2004 to 2014 and for Travelers from 2014 to present. Attorney with Kirlin, Campbell & Keating (1985-1999) (partner). Attorney with London Fischer, LLP (1999-2004) (Partner). Litigation experience before SMA panels. Experience as a NYSE arbitrator. Graduate SUNY Maritime College at Fort Schuyler (BE). Sailed as Third Engineer with MSC.

Mailing Address: 4 Ironwood Lane, Rye, NY 10580
Personal Telephone: (914) 708-9268
Personal Email: rmilana@optonline.net
Work Telephone: (917) 778-6405
Work Email: rmilana@travelers.com

MONAHAN, Michael T.Click Here For Full Resume

Ship Manager, Naval Architect, Marine Engineer, Graduate of USMMA (Kings Point). Expertise in commercial ship operations, maintenance and repair, design, construction, cargo systems/operations, and vessel regulatory compliance; President, Aereon Marine, Inc. & Horizon Naval Architects, Inc., Licensed professional engineer (U.S.), chartered engineer (U.K.). Shipboard engineer (3 years), Vessel Operations (20 years), ABS (23 years), bulk carriers, container ships, tankers, LNG, tugs/barges, passenger ships, ro/ro, and large yachts.

Member: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (Vice President), Royal Institute of Naval Architects (Fellow), Institute of Marine Engineering, Science &Technology (Fellow), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Fellow), Maritime Law Association of the US (Member, Non-Proctor), Surveyor of Ships (UK REG, Cayman Islands), Commander, USN (Retired)

Available for arbitration and mediation appointments.
Available for hearings in NYC.

Mailing Address: Aereon Marine, Inc. 1819 SE 17th St, U1002, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316-3059
Telephone: (954) 727-5440
Fax: (954) 252-2543
Cell: (954) 328-0406
E-mail: Monahan@AereonMarine.com

MORDHORST, Klaus C.J.

Born 1939. Member of the SMA since 1974 and Past President 2005-2009. President and principal owner of Leffler Chartering, Inc., a ship-brokerage, agency and consulting firm in Kinnelon, NJ. Formerly with Transamerican Steamship Co., Wrightson Shipping Co. and Birmingham Bell Corp. Worked as shipbroker in Germany 1958/62, England 1962/64 and Japan 19964/67 prior to settling in New York, USA in 1967. Experienced in chartering, operations and charter party disputes.
Member: MLA(NL), GMAA, LMAA(S), CMA, ASBA, NYMAR

Mailing Address: Leffler Chartering Inc., 47 Cherry Tree Lane, Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Telephone: (973) 492-9472
Fax: (973) 492-1456
Home Phone: (973) 838-3017
E-mail: klausm@lefflerchartering.com

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NERGAARD, Bengt E.

Born 1954. JD from the University of Oslo/Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law (1979). Author of textbook on yacht law and frequently used as lecturer on marine insurance and maritime law issues. Intimate knowledge of charter party disputes. Experienced in all types of P&I, and H&M claims. Arbitrator since 1995. Certified mediator.

Mailing Address: 507 Westover Rd. Stamford, Ct 06902
Telephone: (203) 984 6164
Fax: (203) 325 1378
E-mail: nergaard@optonline.net

NORTHMORE, Michael J.

Full time Arbitrator, Mediator, Marine & Offshore Energy Insurance Expert Witness & Consultant. Specialist in contractual/customary insurance market practice issues and disputes with nearly 40 years international experience in P&I, Charterer's liability, Hull, Cargo, War, Pollution, Excess Liabs., OEE, Reinsurance, etc. Performed risk analysis/negotiated price/coverage for every size of blue water operator, brown water and Great Lakes fleets, long distance/high value tows, offshore energy packages for oil majors/big offshore contractors, shipbuilding, platform/pipeline installation risks, bank's & financier's exposures/insurances. Co-originated, then developed best OPA-90 pollution COFR Guarantor solution. Previously broker/executive at: Lloyd's of London's Sedgwick and Jardines, then 2 years in Montreal and 25+ years in New York with premier brokers Johnson & Higgins, Marsh & McLennan and HBI Intl.; Assistant Adjunct Professor at College of Insurance; U.S. government-appointed insurance expert to NATO, Brussels.

Member: MLA(NL), CMA, AsAvAd (RA). Chair-SMA Insurance Committee. NYS Brokers License. NYC Bar Ass. advanced commercial mediation training cert.

Mailing address: 20 Silver Lake Road, Staten Island, NY 10301
Tel: (718) 273-0331
Cell: (718) 577-7740
Email: northmoremj@gmail.com

NORZ, Charles H.

Born 1937. President, Seacrest Associates, Inc. (Marine Consultants). Graduate U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 1959. Sailed as Third Officer for Grace Lines. States Marine Lines bulk division - two years in operations department. Triton Shipping, Inc (C.M. Lemos interests) - eleven years as Chartering Manager. Amerada Hess Corporation, twenty-two years, retired as senior Vice President in charge of supply and transportation department involving all aspects of marine transportation and supply operations. Bulk shipping instructor for the continuing education department at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Maritime Academy.
Member: ABS, SNAME

Mailing Address: 25 Sheffield Street, Unit 10, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Telephone: (860) 388-2463
Fax: (860) 395-4224
E-mail: chaskbeach@comcast.net

NOTIAS, Nicholas X.

Vice President of Independence Maritime Agency, Inc., a shipping agency and brokerage firm. Extensive experience in the day to day commercial operations of dry-bulk carriers (handymax / panamax carriers), time/voyage charters, charter party disputes, laytime issues, ship S&P, insurance placement (H&M, P&I, War Risk), claims experience in cargo, P/A & G/A, technical experience in ship repairs and repair contracts, paint coatings and dry-dockings. Yachting industry experience for motor yachts including brokerage, construction and transport. Graduate Fordham University MBA '90, BA '88.
Member: ABS, Lloyds' Register American Committee

Mailing Address: Nicholas X. Notias, c/o Independence Maritime Agency, Inc., 39 Broadway - Suite 3100, New York, NY 10006
Telephone: (212) 425-8608
Fax: (212) 509-8681
Direct E-mail: nxn@indmarinc.com
General Email: indops@indmarinc.com

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Ogle, Michael J.

Born 1960. VP Director Tanker Operations, Norton Lilly International (2013 = Present ). President Ruggiero & Ogle Motorship Agency, Inc.(R&O) (1985 - 2013). Agency manager, Bill Black Agency, Inc. (1979 - 1985). Extensive experience in agency/operations including crude/product/chemical tankers, as well as dry bulk. Member: ASBA (Director 1991 - 2011; President 2008 - 2009), CIANAM (President 2016 - Present ), CMA

Mailing address: 521 10th Ave, New Hyde Park, NY 11040
Telephone: (516) 488-1179 / cell (908) 209-1919
Personal Email: mikeogle10@optonline.net
Work Email: mogle@nortonlilly.com

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POE, Eddie J.

Born 1941. F.F.A. Broker, Pasternak, Baum & Co., Inc. Formerly: President, Liberty Chartering Inc., Vice President, Norton Lilly International Inc. President, Cast Ship Chartering Inc.; Vice President, Navios Corporation; Vice President and Chartering Manager of Greenwich Marine Inc. Sailed as a deck officer on U.S. flag vessels. Graduate of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and American Graduate School of International Management.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 140456, Staten Island, NY 10314-0456
Telephone: (914) 630-8107
Fax: (914) 630-8120
Home Telephone: (718) 981-3599
E-mail: epoe@pasternakbaum.com

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QUINN, William H.

Born 1951, Graduate S.U.N.Y. Maritime College, Fort Schuyler B.S. Marine Transportation, 1973. Sailed as third mate with Farrell Lines and Berwind Lines. Presently engaged in dry/wet cargo chartering services for Greenwich Shipping Services, Inc. in Island Park, NY. Previously associated with Commodity Specialists Company (Pillsbury), Philipp Brothers, Century Chartering, E.D.& F. Man, Marc Rich, Louis Dreyfus and Bunge Corporation. Extensive experience with all types of dry cargo, time/voyage charters, freight analysis and operations.

Mailing Address: Greenwich Shipping Services, Inc., PO Box 211, Island Park, NY 11558
Telephone: (516) 431-6800
E-mail: shipping@greenwichshipping.com

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RING, John F., Jr.

Born 1937. Member of SMA since 1970. President Century Shipping USA, Inc. Adjunct Professor at USMMA and Director of the Global Maritime and Transportation School (Post Graduate School). Formerly Chartering Manager of Bunge Grain Co. (Voyage and Timecharters), President/CEO of Mercantile Marine, Inc. (Owners & Operators) and Partner, McQuilling Tanker Brokers. Extensive experience in all aspects of dry cargo and tanker marine transportation including vessel operations, chartering, sale & purchase and ship finance. Graduate of U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and served at sea on U.S. Navy and Merchant vessels.
Member: AAA, ASBA, CMA, MLA(NL), NCB, NYMS, SNAME

Mailing Address: Century Shipping USA Inc. 550 Roslyn Road, East Williston, New York 11596-2013
Telephone: (516) 739-1260
Fax: (516) 739-1261
Home Telephone: (516) 742-5219 Cell Phone: (917) 856-6160
E-mail: centuryshipping@optonline.net

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SANTINI, Basil A.

Born 1940. Retired Partner (Vice Chairman), MID-SHIP Group, LLC, specializing in all phases of Ocean Transportation Consulting, Chartering, Shipbrokerage, Inland and River Logistics and Ship Operations; maintaining Headquarters in New York, with satelite offices in Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, China, Turkey, Portugal, U.A.E., and strategic alliance parner offices in Mexico, Brazil and Germany. Employed in maritime industry since 1958. Holds rank of CDR. in U.S. Naval Reserve (Retired). Sailed as Deck Officer on U.S. flag carriers. Graduate U.S.M.M.A., Kings Point, 1962.

Mailing Address: 104 Spring Drive, Seaford, NY 11783-2652
Cell Phone: (516) 384-2310
E-mail: buzzsantini@hotmail.com

SCHILDT, Daniel J.

Born 1982. Currently Vice President of Chartering and Head of the Dry Cargo division, MTM Group which owns and operates a fleet of bulk carriers under the "Strategic" brand. Previously Commercial Manager of SEACOR Holdings Ocean Transport Division. Experienced in operations and chartering in tankers (chemical and product), dry bulk, towing, bunkering and barging which includes in depth knowledge of Time, Bareboat and Voyage charter party clauses in addition to management agreements. Responsibilities include project and investment management from development through execution including analysis, negotiation of sale and purchase contracts, non disclosure agreements and partnerships with exposure in financing.

Education:
Master of Science, Finance - Fairfield University
Bachelor of Science, International Maritime Business - Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Mailing Address:
115 Lighthouse Avenue, Stratford, CT 06615
Telephone: (203) 856-1657
E-mail: DSchildt@MTMaritime.com

SHAW, Robert G.

Born 1955. Since 2007, managing director, Mystras Ventures LLC, a privately held shipping industry investment fund. From 2000 to 2006 a director, president and previously executive vice president, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. From 1980 to 2000, a partner and an associate of Healy & Baillie. Experienced in all commercial and legal aspects of vessel operations, charterparties, contracts of affreightment, ship purchase and sale and newbuilding contracts, freight derivatives, ship finance and shipping joint ventures. Law graduate of Oxford University, 1977. Admitted to the Supreme Court of England and Wales, 1980 and the New York Bar, 1981. Fluent in Spanish and Greek.

Mailing address: 130 East End Avenue (Apt.12A), New York NY 10028
Telephone: (917) 415-3603
Fax: (203) 340-2352
Email: rgshaw1565@gmail.com

SHIRLEY, James (Jim), Jr.

Born 1943. Maritime Consultant with JTS Marine LLC. Graduate of USMMA (B.S.), Rutgers School of Law (J.D.), and USN School of Diving and Salvage. 1965-1981: Blue water shipping and marine salvage with service as a deck officer and salvage master on all types vessels and in shore side management. 1981-2009: Maritime litigation practice with Haight Gardner Poor & Havens and Holland & Knight LLP and partner in both firms. 2009-present: Owner/Principal Consultant in JTS Marine LLC. Unlimited USCG Master's License with service at sea in that capacity, and experience at sea and/or ashore with most maritime contract types and forms, ship handling and navigation, casualty investigations, cargo handling, and ship management.

Member: CAMM, SNAME, MLA, CMA, and MSNYC.

Mailing Address: JTS Marine LLC
303 Hart Alley, Newtown PA 18940 USA
Office Telephone: (215) 968-1715
Mobile: (917) 873-2219
Email: jtsmarine@verizon.net

SICILIANO, A.J.

Born 1941. SMA member since 1974 and Past President SMA 1995-1997. President, Sentry Marine Services (shipbrokers and maritime contract and insurance risk management consultants). Formerly, President of Atlas Navigation Corp. and Vice President American Bulk Carriers Inc. (ABC) and Good Hope Shipping & Trading Corp. Former Senior Account Executive and Average Adjuster with marine insurance brokers John P. Tilden Ltd. , CEO of ABC's now dissolved Bermuda captive All Seas Insurance Co., insurance and claims manager for Admanthos Shipping Agency, Inc. Experienced in dry cargo, tanker, container-ship administration (including liner service contracts), chartering and ship operations, as well as ship sale and purchase. Extensive background in Hull, Machinery (including general average and salvage), cargo, P & I (including crew illness/injury ), pollution and Charterers' Legal Liability insurance claims. Served as Owner's on scene MIC for complex salvage (MV Mari Boeing at Bermuda ), refloating (S/T Cosmos Trader - Viet Nam) jettison of wetted hazmat DRIB cargo (MV Mount Athos - Panama ), discharge of infested corn cargo (Yukon Mart- Peru), post-casualty removal towage operations (S/T Atlantic-Haifa/Piraeus, MV Mari Boeing Bermuda/NY/Japan), and Charterer's on scene Representative for investigation and discharge of collapsed deck stow of loaded containers (MV Independent Spirit- Antwerp).
Member: AAA (M), AsAvAd (RA), CMA, MLA (NL)

Mailing Address: Sentry Marine Services, 9199 Chatham Circle, North Ridgeville, OH 44039
Telephone: (631) 360-3580
Fax: (631) 360-3581
Mobile Telephone: (631) 338-0270
E-mail: ajsmarine@aol.com

SOUZA, Marcos

Born 1967, Maritime Arbitrator, currently Vice President of Operations - Dry Cargo division of MT Maritime Group responsible for the operational management of owned and time chartered bulk carrier fleet. Over 25 years of experience in the capacity of Charterer, Operator and Owner provide him hands-on experience with all aspects of voyage/vessel operations and extensive knowledge of Time Charter/Voyage Charter Parties and a wide range of P&I and FD&D disputes, including but not limited to: laytime, speed and consumption, bunker quality, regulatory compliance and cargo damage claims. He holds a B.S. Business Administration from Concordia College, NY. Bilingual proficiency: Portuguese.

Mailing Address: 2960 Post Road, Southport, CT 06890
Office:(203) 226 7882
Cell : (914) 671 3974
E-mail: msouza@mtmaritime.com

SPAULDING, Jr., Robert J.

Born 1957. Shipbroker, SPI Marine USA, Inc. specializing in the chartering of chemical, fertilizer, molasses, acid, gas and product tankers.

Formerly: Partner Quincannon Associates; Stolt-Nielsen operations department involved in vessel operations and cargo handling of chemical and product tankers as well as regulatory issues; Texaco's U.S. Fleet operations and labor relations departments handling vessel scheduling, operations and crewing issues. Sailed as a deck officer on Texaco's crude, product and specialty tankers.

A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in 1979.

Business Address: SPI Marine USA, Inc. 50a Calf Pasture Beach Road Cove Marina, East Norwalk, CT 06855
Telephone: (203) 642-0110
Email: rjs@spimarineusa.com

Mailing Address: 4 West Wind Lane, Wilton, CT 06897-4552
Telephone: (203) 210-7344
Cell: (203) 856-1388
Email: Rob7979@optonline.net

SPITZ, C. Eugene

Born 1927. Maritime Arbitrator. Retired Vice President, Insurance Claims and Safety Sea-Land (23 years). Previously Admiralty Attorney for Amoco (11 years). Sailed Deck Officer Tankers and Freighters. Graduate USMMA and University of Missouri School of Law. In- depth experience in a broad range of claims arising from vessel ownership/operations as both charterer and owner.

Mailing Address: 31 Leeds Lane, Greenbriar at Whittingham, Monroe Twp., NJ 08831
Telephone: (609) 395-8304
Fax: (609) 860-1746
E-mail: gspitz8275@aol.com

SUMMERS, Anne

Has been independently consulting since March 2016, and is an active Council Member with GLG Research Group. Anne's expertise in US domestic and foreign crude oil trading, comes from her 30+ years at Morgan Stanley as an Executive Director in the commodities department. During her time at Morgan Stanley she was instrumental in building their physical crude oil business, working closely with the sales and marketing desks within the commodities department as well as with the rest of the bank where crude oil expertise was called upon. She traded both paper swaps, futures and physical oil. This involved the supply of crude oil to refineries that were part of financing deals and traded a spec book in the US Domestic Basis market and Brent/WTI market based on research and arbitrage opportunities. Over the years she developed profitable trading strategies for West African and North Sea crude oil by developing longs and shorts to US and other global refining systems. She was involved in coordinating shipping logistics and collaborating with the freight department. She helped to identify refinery financing deals and pipeline inventory transactions working with the Structured Products Group as well as directly through her extensive relationships in the crude oil industry. Her career began at Cargill as an operations coordinator for the Petrochemical business and then as a operations coordinator in Crude Oil Trading which led to her becoming a trader in the early 80's before moving to Morgan Stanley. She is a C.W. Post graduate, receiving their Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001.

Mailing address: 18 Chester Drive, Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: 516 643 3570
E-mail: Annepsummers@gmail.com

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TIMBERLAKE, Charles B. (Chas):

Born 1946 V.P./Partner Atlas Shipping Ltd. 1997-2018 drycargo operator handy to panamax vessels. 1984-1997 VP/Partner EKKO Chartering Corp NYC brokers cape/panmax for Docenave, Netubulk, other major grain/coal/ore charterers; began pipes/general cargo liner service USG/SAmerica. 1979-1982 Aquarius CC NY/NJ brokers for handy/hmax owner/operators. 1976-1979 Mercantile and Marine Inc. NYC chartering broker and liaison for London/Tokyo/Hamburg offices of major ship operating/owning entity.1970-1976 V.P./Partner International Navigation Ltd. Washington DC broker for PL480 Title I and II, USDA and AID grain and relief cargos, also Indian and Pakistan chartering missions. Experienced in COA, Timecharters, and 30 years in trading of bunkers and freight hedging derivative contracts. AB Economics (Intl) Georgetown University Washington DC 1968.

Mailing Address: 1343 Smith Ridge Rd New Canaan CT 06840
Telephone: 203-247-9747
E-mail: chasman89@gmail.com

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van GELDER, Michael A.

Born 1922. Maritime arbitrator and consultant. Chartering experience in New York, London and Paris. Active in shipping industry since 1946; dry cargo operations, chartering and brokerage, fleet management, grain elevator, and stevedoring contracts. Arbitrator since 1965. Specialized in charter party disputes of all types. Member SMA since 1964, President 1972-74, 1979-1982. Director, American Arbitration Assn. 1981-84.
Member: LMAA (S)

Mailing Address: 2980 Centreville Road, Apt 422, Herndon VA 20171
Telephone: (571) 376 5465
Fax: (703) 266-8694
E-mail: michael.vangelder@aol.com

VENTURAS, Evangelos

Born 1942. President, Venturas Ship Chartering Ltd., a ship and cargo brokerage company founded in 1979. 1972-1979 United Operators Shipping Agencies Corp. New York Office of NJ Goulandris Ltd., London. Responsible for worldwide chartering and operations of dry cargo vessels and tankers. 1970-1972 Greenwich Marine Incorporated. Responsibilities included worldwide grain chartering and operations. 1968-1970 Cargill Incorporated, grain merchandising position. Graduate School of Business Administration, New York University, M.B.A. Degree in 1968.

Mailing Address: Venturas Ship Chartering Ltd., 7 Wilgarth Road, Bronxville, NY 10708
Office Telephone: (914) 961 3450
Cell: (914) 473-8777
E-mail: venturas.chartering@verizon.net

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WARFIELD, James J.Click Here For Full Resume

Born 1944. Member of the SMA since 1994. Vice President Wealth Management with Morgan Stanley. From 1991 to 1999 President of U.S. Titan, Inc. an oil shipping and trading company. Previously President, Burmpac Oil Company 1986-91. From 1973-86 with Burmah Oil Tankers Ltd. as Executive Vice President and President of Burmah Oil Transshipment Ltd. Emphasis of experience is the commercial, financial and operational aspects of oil tankers, oil terminals, and oil trading. B.S. Economics 1966 Juniata College, MBA 1975 New York Institute of Technology, Certified Financial Planner 2005

Mailing Address: 36 The Mews, Syosset, NY 11791
Office Telephone: (516) 227-2856
Home Telephone: (516) 496-4013
Cell: (516) 982-7583
E-mail: james.warfield@morganstanley.com

WING, Jon P.

Born 1952. Presently a Maritime Consultant for proposal and contract preparation, strategy, dispute resolution, chartering, shipbuilding and repair for large commercial vessels. Retired Vice President Lockheed Martin, Maritime Systems and Sensors. 25 years with Lockheed Martin included multiple career positions of increased responsibility in contracts, finance and program management. Extensive experience contracting for and hands on management of shipbuilding and repair activity domestic and international. Obtained and performed international and domestic contracts for commercial and government customers related to shipbuilding and repair including design and build of SWATH oceanographic research vessel, high speed crew boats for offshore oil industry, tug and rescue vessels for foreign delivery, and development and production of Littoral Combat Ship. Managed government and commercial programs world wide for the integration of multiple complex Lockheed Martin systems and products. Managed and oversaw all maritime related contract and dispute activity. Worked very closely with outside counsel and experts in the presentation of Lockheed Martin maritime claims .Initial career activity included Ship Superintendent, machinery foreman for Bethlehem Steel Corp. at the Baltimore Ship Repair facility completing management training across all shipyard crafts and managing major ship overhauls and repair. 1974 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy marine engineering, licensed marine engineer. Graduate management studies at Johns Hopkins University.

Mailing Address: 2013 Gumtree Terrrace, Bel Air, MD 21015
Telephone: (410) 935-9077
E-mail: jonnoj@comcast.net

WISWELL, Peter S.

Born 1951. Manager, North American Marine Claims, Zurich NA. Formerly Manager, Response Operations, Water Quality Insurance Syndicate; President, Southport Associates, Inc., with primary responsibilities including management of vessel pollution incidents and mortgagor/mortgagee insurance consulting; President, TBS Adjusting, Inc., with general U.S. commercial correspondent status on behalf of International Group P&I Club; graduated Middlebury College (B.A.) and Tulane University School of Law (J.D.); formerly partner, Freehill Hogan & Mahar. Experienced in all types of P&I and pollution related claims, including ocean, tug/barge, and oil field.
Member: CMA, MLA

Mailing Address: 1407 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield, Connecticut 06824-6520
Mobile: (646) 430-4976
E-mail: pwiswell@southportassoc.com

WOLMAR, Soren

Born 1948. Ship broker and partner, Quincannon Associates, Inc., a ship brokerage firm specializing in the chartering of chemical, gas and product tankers. Acting as charterer's broker and consultant for chemical producers, oil companies and trading companies. Formerly chartering manager of Danish ship owner, Weco-Shipping I/S (Rederi A/S Dannebrog), responsible for chartering, operation and sale and purchase. Also worked for Reederei John T. Essberger, Hamburg and James Burness & Sons Ltd., London. Experienced in dry cargo and tanker chartering, operation and S&P. Member of BIMCO's Broker Expert Panel and the Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA)'s Board and Chairman of its Charter Party and Documentary Committee. Participated in the drafting of BIMCHEMVOY, ASBACHEMVOY, NYPE 2015 and ASBAGASVOY. Trained Mediator.
Member: ASBA, MLA (NL)

Mailing Address: Quincannon Associates, Inc., Ten Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1120, New York, NY 10020
Telephone: (212) 246-0060
Fax: (212) 307-6088
Home Telephone: (516) 883-3462
Cell: (516) 236-3141
E-mail: swolmar@quincannon.com

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YOUNG, David

Born 1951. Graduated U.S.C.G. Academy 1973. 1973-1978 Officer in the U.S.C.G. . 1978-1979 Conoco Shipping Company. 1980-1982 Tanker Broker Pacific West Maritime. 1982-2014 Tanker Broker / Partner / Managing Director at Odin Marine Inc. Part of a team to help Odin grow from a small Connecticut firm to an international firm with offices in 4 countries. 2014 to present: Consultant with the Arbinger Institute in leadership training, team building and conflict resolution. Board of Advisors Member for the Child Rescue Association of North America.

Mailing Address: 6 Wildcat Road, Darien, CT 06820
Cell: (203) 912-5625
E-mail: deyhawkyoung@gmail.com

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