Dry Bulk Stevedore Marine Construction Dredging Expert Witness

Provides Opinion & Testimony In:

Licensed Master, Certified Surveyor, International Transportation, TWIC Card Holder, Dry Bulk Stevedore, Chemical Tanker Experience, Marine Terminal Management, Marine Heavy Lift and Salvage, Marine Construction, Dredging

Expert No. 3621

New Jersey

Formerly a Division Manager of Stevedoring at Weeks Marine Inc. and General Manager of M.P. Howlett Inc., dry bulk stevedore and marine terminal operator. Responsible for all aspects marine cargo operations from business development to collection and relations. Prior experiences included chemical tanker operations, marine transportation, wreck removal and salvage.

Education and Credentials

-Masters of Science: International Transportation Management, Global Business and Transportation. Received from SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY in May, 2017.

-Certified Marine Surveyor: Commercial Hull, Cargo Damage, Yacht Damage & Claims, 2008

-USCG Unlimited Master Mariner, Steam or Motor Vessels of any Gross Tons upon Oceans, first issue 1989, currently in Continuity.

-Bachelor of Science: Meteorology and Oceanography, SUNY Maritime College, 1983

Experience summary

  • Business development
  • Contracting of service
  • Operations support and logistics
  • Terminal management
  • Project planning and budgeting
  • Customer service and relations
  • Marine operations planning
  • Personnel and Equipment acquisition
  • Property lease management
  • Coordination of marine assets

Employment History

1997-2018: Division Manager of Stevedoring at Weeks Marine Inc. and General Manager of M.P. Howlett Inc., dry bulk stevedore and terminal.
-Administrative duties include the management of a fleet of floating cranes in dry bulk marine cargo handling operations: marketing, personnel management, government contracting, project planning and execution, billing, collecting and customer relations.
-Managed a 9.8-acre marine terminal in Port Newark, NJ under Port Authority lease with private contracts to receive, stockpile and distribute bulk commodities for a variety of shippers and distributors in the markets of de-icing salt, stone, scrap iron and minerals. The business was built and maintained in a highly competitive market with careful consideration for cost, environmental stewardship and growth.
-Developed and managed cargo operations along the East Coast including the Port of Providence, Norfolk, Baltimore and the Philadelphia areas.
-Delivered and operated a floating crane operation in Sydney, Nova Scotia for a large trading group for the handling of coal, slag and ores.
-Estimated, bid and executed a large-scale demolition project in Port Arthur, Texas with a focus on safety and environmental responsibility. Disassembled, transported and disposed of 24,000 tons of steel structure and internal components which also required HazMat removal.
-Intermittently bid and performed operations in the spot market for marine salvage, wreck removal, material handling and transport through a competitive bid process.
-Responsible for Customer relations and management of expectations in the competitive service market of stevedoring with attention to cost efficiency in pursuit of mutual profitability.

1994-1997: Weeks Marine Inc., Heavy Lift and Salvage Manager
Planned, supervised and managed specialty, marine heavy lift and project-cargo operations on the East Coast for clients such as GE, Westinghouse, Boeing, ABB and Hyundai Heavy Industries.
Responsible for planning and implementation of project rigging, hoisting, securing and transportation of high value and specialty equipment moving by ship, rail, truck and barge.
Additional activities included the management of vessel salvage with an emphasis on safety and efficiency.

1992-1994: Maloney Commodity Services: Marine cargo operations superintendent,
representing the concerns of international trading houses such as ADM, Marubeni, Cargill and Bacardi in the ocean carriage of food-grade products such as molasses, grains and sugars. Responsible for tank or hold inspections, draft surveys and the monitoring of cargo operations for loss and quality control with full accountability to clients.

1990-1992: DonJon Marine Inc., Project Manager, marine structure removal projects performed with heavy marine equipment while interacting with federal agencies in the contracting and performance of the work. Established budget and schedule with focus on meeting production targets and maintaining the environmental integrity of the work in the challenging conditions of New York Harbor.

1987-1990: Ogden Marine Inc.; Chief Mate
Senior officer aboard 60,000 DWT ocean-going tankers in international trade
of petrochemicals. Responsible for vessel navigation, systems maintenance and operation, crew safety, cargo integrity and the application of corporate policy onboard. Additionally, tasked with the supervision, care, training and discipline of officers and crew within Union contracts.

1983-1987: Stolt-Nielsen Parcel Tankers Inc.; Deck Officer standing navigation and cargo operation watches in the international trade of chemical, petroleum and agricultural liquids in bulk in global trade.
Tasked with ship operator responsibilities for one year in the corporate office of Greenwich, CT. overseeing the voyage planning, cargo stowage, routing and logistical support of 5 Stolt tankers in global trade on a 24/7 basis.