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Operations: Scheduling/Dispatching Specialist


I would like to secure a job with a company where I can expand on my 20+ years knowledge and experience in waterborne petroleum transportation and have a positive impact on the company's overall success. Although my expertise lies within the tug and barge industry, I am interested in all aspects of the maritime field.


Sept 1998 thru Aug 2009

K-Sea Transportation Corporation (purchased Eklof Marine Corporation in 1999)

In my 20+ years of service I learned, and became proficient in ,all aspects of the day to day operation of a major tug and barge company whose primary concern was the safe and efficient delivery of petroleum products.

Positions held and responsibilities:

Assistant Night Dispatcher:

assist and learn about the inner workings of the tug and barge business.

Night Dispatcher:

follow the schedule laid out by the day men and adjust if any unforeseen problems or incidents arose while keeping all concerned parties notified.

Tug Dispatcher

ran the company's tug desk, ensuring timely barge deliveries of our customer's petroleum products.

generated revenue by assisting other tugboat companies when time and availability allowed.

I had to possess:

knowledge of the company's tugboat's capabilities as pertaining to horsepower and wheelhouse personnel.

knowledge of local docks and any restrictions or requirements on going in and out of a particular dock


knowledge of local tides and currents.

the ability to communicate effectively with oil terminals, ship agents,inspectors, assist boats and pilots to ensure a job ran smoothly.

Senior Scheduler/Dispatcher N.Y. Division:

Oversaw the day to day operation of the Division's 15 tugboats and 20 barges, ensuring optimal utilization of equipment and overall customer satisfaction.

Created and maintained a 24/7 dispatchers schedule consisting of (6) men.

Maintained daily contact with other department heads within the division to ensure our equipment was running safely and efficiently and all repair,inspection and drydock schedules were met.

Dealt first hand with customer problems and complaints and worked to ensure that the customer was ultimately satisfied.

Ran the Division"s "bunker desk". Was the first point of contact for the major bunker suppliers to ensure timely delivery to the ships they sold bunkers to.

First point of contact for the "night dispatchers" to consult and advise on any problem that might arise.


1984-1986 St.Johns University(Staten Island, N.Y.) Night classes for Business Adminisration

1982-1983 Pace University (New York,N.Y)

Night classes for Business Administration

1976-1980 Saint Peters Boys High School

Earned High School diploma


TWIC Certified


Outstanding customer service skills

Excellent communication skills.

Superior problem solving skills.

Ability to multitask to obtain an overall objective.

Realization of the importance of detail and meticulous record keeping.

Properly trained on how to respond to an overboard oil spill.

Extensive knowledge of New York Harbor.

Familar with the Hudson River,East River,Long Island Sound,Philadelphia,Baltimore,Virginia,US Gulf and the Mississippi River.

Computer literate


I am a highly motivated,outgoing, self starter, who works well alone as well as as part of a team, possessing a high work ethic, seeking to further my career in the maritime industry.

I am willing to relocate if necessary.

Staten Island, NY,
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