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Zachary Maritime Consulting


Years Of Experience: Over 30 Years

Education: MBA, Executive Program, St. Mary’s College (CA), BS, Industrial Engineering, Purdue

Professional Registration: Professional Engineer: Washington (38609), California (I3949)
Professional Port Manager (PPM®) certification from the American Association of Port Authorities



•Understands and appreciates the role of terminal operations and customer communications during project implementation.

•Successfully delivered more than 300 significant port, rail and supply chain projects worldwide.

•Extensive experience in port and rail terminal infrastructure delivery, strategic consulting, project management, supply chain logistics and port planning.

•Multiple senior level positions with port authorities, consulting firms and supply chain logistics firms.

•Member of the US Government’s COAC Advisory Committee 2004-2008 and Program Manager for Operation Safe Commerce 2004 - 2007.

J Michael Zachary is an internationally sought after maritime and port design consultant with more than 30 years of professional port planning, engineering and operational management
experience. Mike has the innate understanding, honed through his years of experience, to plan and design maritime and rail intermodal projects; not from a pure engineering perspective but through the perspectives of the users and operators of the terminals and facilities.

With 10 years of public agency design and construction experience (5 with a port authority); over 4 years of being exclusively focused on the shippers side of the process; and more than 16 years of designing port, maritime and intermodal facilities, Mike brings functionality and form due to:

• Why freight moves in the manner it does
• How
freight moves
• Where
freight routings will be most beneficial to the shipper
• What
legislative, governmental & economic policies affect movement of freight
• Who
benefits from each design aspect

The ability for a maritime related freight facility to operate in an operationally (including maintainability) efficient and cost effective manner, requires the design to be flexible and expandable to accommodate growth in cargo volumes and changes in labor and operational technologies. Mike is a specialist in incorporating all of these and the above aspects into his engineering methodologies, designs and project management activities.

Mike has been sought after by 54 global seaports, 8 North American Class I railroads, 4 international railroads, 8 major ocean carriers, 12 global terminal operators, 105 shippers or logistics service providers, 2 air cargo carriers and more than 50 Federal, State and regional agencies responsible for moving freight resulting in his professional efforts being incorporated into 232 individual port and rail intermodal terminals as of Spring 2013.

Mike is an active member of U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Research Board Freight Planning and Logistics Committee (Past Chairman), AT015 and the Ports and Harbors Committee (AW010). Mike served two terms on the U.S. Government’s COAC (Commercial Operations Advisory Committee for the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security for the oversight of Customs and Border Protection for the facilitation of trade into and out of the United States) and is instrumental in incorporating new and effective security requirements into a maritime facility’s design and operations.

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