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Vessel/Terminal/Port logistics Operations


Experienced senior vessel operator with solid worldwide port and shipping operations background, extensive computer knowledge, highly motivated dedicated individual in the transportation area pursuing a career with a well established company within the maritime industry



8/2006 – 11/2008 Gearbulk Shipping Tampa, FL

Responsible for multiple international trade lines to and from the United States

Supervised overall port and voyage operations

Planned and coordinated all loading, stowing and discharge operations of break bulk cargoes

Issued voyage instructions to vessels both chartered or owned

Reviewed and approved all stevedore, agency and port call costs

Controlled port and shipping costs to comply with prepared budget and expense requirements.

Controlled stevedore/port and vessel performance and compliance with itinerary

Improved productivity rates to improve vessel turn around in US ports

Developed and implemented new China to USEC-GC service

Coordinated with 3rd party stevedores and agencies to control and evaluate FIO services


6/2000 – 7/2006 Del Monte Fresh Produce Coral Gables, FL

Planned and coordinated all loading operations of fresh fruit in Central and South American ports for West Coast and Gulf (USA) discharging ports with port/stevedore operations

Prepared budgets and managed port and shipping costs to keep within company goals

Supervised operation compliance with customer requirements during loading/discharge, stowage and transit to final port and domestic distribution centers

Implemented AMS program for in house agency and 3rd party agencies (worldwide)

Developed and implemented “dry canal” from USWC service to USEC and USGC services

Improved productivity rates of load and discharge in USWC service to include 2 additional ports of call

Put into practice improved container turn around program to lower 3rd party container hires

Undertook due diligence of European and South African assets during company purchases

Created and put into operation Excel spreadsheets to be used during extensive fruit seasons to optimize vessel capacities vs. fruit harvests and port distribution.

Participated actively in the realization of R and D bar coding of cargo

Company Hazmat officer

SECOND OFFICER (Captain of vessels of 1600 gross tons or under)

2/2000 – 7/2000 Navimag Puerto Montt, Chile

Navigated on board roll on/off passenger vessel

Responsible for ship operations during watch

Supervised exchanges as Communications Officer


10/1999 – 2/2000 Naviera Chaiten/Chaiten Shipping Co. Puerto Montt, Chile

Responsible for load/discharge operations planning and schedules

Supervised stevedore agency compliance and daily operation costs

SECOND OFFICER (Captain of vessels of 1600 gross tons or under)

4/1998 – 9/1999 Southern Ship Management CSAV Valparaiso, Chile

Navigated onboard Reefer , General Cargo and container vessels

Responsible for ship operations during watch

Supervised exchanges as Communications Officer


11/1997 – 4/1998 Compañia Sud Am. de Vapores CSAV Valparaiso, Chile

In charge of load and discharge, operations planning and schedules as Cargo Superintendant

Supervised stevedore agency operations compliance.

Controlled and coordinated with agencies ship itinerary and port costs for the ports of Valparaiso, San Antonio and Coquimbo, Chile.


1/1994 – 11/1997 Southern Ship Management CSAV Valparaiso, Chile

Promoted to Second Officer onboard Reefer vessels

Navigated on Reefer, Container, PCC and general cargo vessels.

Responsible for all vessel safety and security equipment


1991 – 1994 Arturo Prat Naval Academy Valparaiso, Chile

Graduated as Third Officer Merchant Navy, Ensign in the Naval Reserve, Chile.


ISO Gearbulk Training

ISO Del Monte Fresh Training Course

Hazmat Training Course

IMO ARPA operators Course 4/1998 “CIMAR" Chilean Naval Center of Studies

IMO GMDSS General Operator

Chilean Second Officer Title

Training course for Chilean Second officer's license

Southern Ship Management Training Course

Basic First Aid First Level Course

USCG Hazmat (Hazardous material) course

Introduction course to the maritime industry, Universidad Catolica De Valparaiso, Chile


Skill Name Skill Level Last Used/Experience

Interpersonal leadership Expert Currently used/15

Management Expert Currently used/15

Microsoft Office and Application Expert Currently used/12

Oracle based Applications Expert Currently used /5


Brazilian Portuguese (Conversational - Advanced)

English (Fluent - Wide Knowledge)

French (Basic - Familiar)

Spanish (Fluent - Wide Knowledge)


Tampa, FL,
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