- Shoreside Operations
Meticulous and pro-active logistics/maritime operations professional with 20+ years experience planning
deployment and schedules in cross functional environments. Have strong ability to effectively communicate
and build relationships on all levels. Retain extensive knowledge in port operations, cost-effective operations,
and operational efficiency.
Negotiation Strategic Planning & Analysis Cost Reduction
Conflict Resolution Relationship Building Team Leadership
Problem Solving/Identification Process Improvement Microsoft Office Suite
EXPERIENCE & NOTABLE CONTRIBUTIONS
AMERICAN ROLL-ON ROLL-OFF CARRIER • Park Ridge, NJ • 2008-Present
Leading U.S.-flag Ro-Ro carrier liner services in the international trades.
Strategize maximum vessel use, optimize workflow and reduce costs. Identify and recommend opportunities of
improving inefficiencies and costs. Track Berthing Prospects and resolve conflicts with terminals. Propose
operational refinements of ports, agencies and representatives. Sustain business process enhancement via
knowledge transfer with worldwide correspondents. Collaborate with cross-functional management on policies
and procedures while guiding compliance on hazmat regulations. Prepare all pre- and post plans for military
moves in Military ICODES system for Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC).
Increase freight revenue by lowering cost and mitigating risks.
Decrease port costs by streamlining coastal schedules.
Successfully secure future GE business by coordinating cross-functional teams.
Gained experience with managing cross-cultural groups from domestic and international travel.
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines • Woodcliff Lake, NJ • 2006-2008
A privately owned Norwegian/Swedish shipping company.
TRADE AND PLANNING
Planned loading for deep sea Ro-Ro vessels while observing company and ship constraints. Oversaw vessel
capacity optimization for trades; East Coast, Europe, Australia, New Zealand. Partnered with the Trade and
Sales departments on managing budget volumes; resolved overbooked situations.
Advised senior management enabling solid decisions.
Bettered vessel allocation and cargo execution processes.
Prospered sales and customer service by optimizing vessel capacity with best cargo mix and safeguarding
deadlines and requirements.
P&O NEDLLOYD • East Rutherford, NJ • 1995-2006
Formerly an Anglo-Dutch worldwide oceangoing container shipping line.
SLOT MANAGER 2001-2006
Directed eight people to amplify vessel utilization and services along six trades; coordinated cargo movement
with terminal staff. Reported incurred terminal costs on cargo and suggest alternatives. Travelled overseas for
design and execution of new slot control management system. Reviewed yearly performance and provided
Established critical partnerships.
Effectively communicated all vessels, services and allocations to upper management.
SENIOR VESSEL PLANNING SUPERVISOR 1999-2001
Supervised 13 employees within the Vessel Operations Planning Department; assured regulatory compliance
on vessel planning within twelve worldwide services. Encouraged efficient procedures, policies, and solutions
for productivity refinement. Resolved problems with alliance partners.
Implemented and retained the Regional Department Report database.
Created a positive work environment; balanced workload among staff and set team dynamics.
REGIONAL TRADE COORDINATOR 1996-1999
Handled cargo projections and utilization for Pacific services within Joint Working Procedures. Linked
communication between Pacific Trade Personnel and Grand Alliance (partners). Interacted with ICM on
available space for empty usage. Organized late deliveries with partner companies.
Maximized vessel deployment with bookings and trades monitoring.
Expanded and sustained Excel database for 15 US coastal services.
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration & Marine Transportation
Minor: Inland Operations
SUNY MARITIME COLLEGE | Throgs Neck, NY
Hazardous Material | National Cargo Bureau, Inc.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)