Born 1958. Proficient in all aspects of Chartering, Operations and Trading: Dry Bulk, Break-bulk and Tankers. Wide experience representing both, Owners and Charterers in Claims and Arbitrations relating to Dry and Tanker Time & Voyage Charter Party Disputes, Laytime, Voyage Performance, Vessel and Cargo Damage, Commodity Trading Contract Disputes, Inland Marine and Off-Shore Towing & Barging.
45+ Years’ International Shipping Experience: Merchant Navy Officer and Captain; Shipbuilding Superintendent; Marine Surveyor and Port Captain; Fleet Operations Manager; Chartering Manager; Director, Legal Affairs, Insurance and Claims (Ship Owner); Tanker and Dry Bulk Shipbroker; Director, Logistics, Insurance and Claims (Trader/Charterer).
Master Mariner (Unlimited Gross Tons upon All Oceans) issued by the Ministry of Transport, United Kingdom. Sailed 18 years worldwide, incl. 5 years in Command on Bulk Carriers (Handy to Cape-Size), Heavy-lift/Container ships, Product and Crude Tankers.
26+ Years’ Shore-based Management Positions, in the New York Tri-State: 11 years: Director, Legal Affairs and Claims; Head of Operations Desk (Van Ommeren Clipper; J. Lauritzen, Oldendorff Carriers); 5 years: Director, Logistics, Ins. & Claims: CSC Sugar LLC (Current); Honeywell Resins and Chemicals (Ocean Marine & Barging); 8 years: Deep Sea Tanker Broker and Dry Bulk Freight Trader (Odin Marine Group LLC; Dietze & Associates); 3 years: Principal Marine Surveyor: Vessel Inspections, Loading & Stability, Cargo Damage & Loss Investigations (Polaris Maritime LLC)
Education: 1978-1986: Liverpool Polytechnic; Fleetwood Nautical College, England; University of Ulster, Belfast Northern Ireland: On-going Professional studies leading up to certification as Navigating Officer, Chief Officer and Class 1-Master Mariner; 1993-1994: New York Maritime College: M.S. Transportation (attended): Maritime Law, Ocean Marine Insurance (Hull, P&I, Cargo)
Professional Memberships: Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA) New York; ACIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators); Freeman, Honourable Company of Master Mariners UK; Fellow, Royal Institute of Navigation; Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society; Member, Royal Institute of Naval Architects; Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers; Association of Supply Chain Managers
Honorary Ambassador, www.SoundWaters.Org – “Protecting Long Island Sound through Education”
Languages: English as native language; Conversational and Nautical Spanish, Italian and Greek
Mailing Address: Polaris Maritime LLC, 305 Stamford Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902