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Senior Project Manager, Container Capacity Improvement Project;
WorleyParsons, Canada

Currently serves as the Project Manager to Port Metro Vancouver for the planning, design and construction of the Deltaport Terminal Road and Rail Improvement project (DTRRIP) which consists of road, rail and container yard improvements required to increase capacity of the Deltaport Terminal by 600,000 TEUs. As part of Port Metro Vancouver’s effort to increase the container handling capacity for Canada’s largest container terminal complex, he is responsible for the coordination and delivery of the DTRRIP project and supporting the Port’s effort for the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2, a multi-berth container terminal with potential capacity of 2.4 million TEUs.


US Maritime Administration (MARAD) Analysis of Impacts of the Expansion of the Panama Canal to US Ports:

Currently engaged as the primary consultant for the project regarding port and inland supply chain distribution capabilities based on planned and existing infrastructure, shipper’s strategic distribution
and sourcing patterns and mega-region planning for transportation corridors. Responsible for supply chain survey of more than 100 shippers, carriers and port authorities to determine the decision criteria for routing and port selection.


State of Oregon Freight Profile:

Served as the Project Manager and senior logistics consultant for the project. The State of Oregon updated (2010) its statewide transportation plan and as an integral part of the plan, Mike’s role was to conduct a freight and goods movement profile that incorporated all modes of transportation for all types of commodities that had an origin and/or destination with Oregon; transited through the State; or had both an origin and destination within the State (including SW Washington). As part of
the study, he was instrumentally involved in the Oregon Statewide Freight Rail Plan, the Oregon Statewide Port Strategic Business Plan and an inventory of all State owned or managed assets used to move freight. The key to the study however, was direct input from more than 1200 shippers,
manufacturer’s and transportation service providers (including ocean carriers, air cargo and parcel carriers, railroads, barge lines and truckers) from both a web-based survey and in-depth interviews on the critical decision factors this segment of the supply chain uses for determining the routing and distribution assets of their products.


Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (OKI) Goods Movement Study:

Served as the primary consultant for the study to analyze the economic benefits of freight to the OKI Metropolitan Planning Region. As part of the study, a freight profile and commodity flow forecast was developed and with a subsequent needs analysis based on existing and planned infrastructure, including operational terminals. Final recommendations included major infrastructure development, a regional marketing and competitiveness white paper and recommended legislative and funding
alternatives to enhance the movement of freight into, out of and through the region for the economic benefit of the region.


Spokane Regional Transportation Visioning Project:

Served as Project Manager and principal logistics consultant for the project for the Spokane Regional Transportation Council. The SRTC was engaged in a visioning process in which the role of freight and goods movement needed to be defined for the economic vitality of the region, including Northern Idaho, Southern British Columbia and Eastern Washington. Spokane lies on the only direct US rail and truck routes between Chicago and Puget Sound. Mike’s critical involvement was the
identification of the impacts, both positive and potentially negative, of freight moving into, out of, within and through the 19 county, multi-state region. A complete understanding of the operational and financial components of each mode was critical in determining the capacity needs and future infrastructure and policy requirements for allowing growth to occur.


Port of Tacoma Cargo Facilities Development, Tacoma, Washington:

As the Director of Planning, Logistics and Trucking, Mike was responsible for the planning and preliminary development plans for the expansion of cargo and container handling facilities at the Port of Tacoma. Tacoma was a 1.5 million TEU port and needed to create expansion capability to
increase cargo throughput up to 8 million TEUs. This not only included an analysis and planning for new and expanded terminals but also included productivity analysis, regional infrastructure planning and capacity analysis, environmental and regional governmental policy analysis and the Port’s own financial return analysis. Total project was in excess of $5 billion (USD). Mike also became instrumentally involved in the State’s road and rail transportation system with a focus on freight movement as a member of WSDOT’s Peer Advisory team for the 2007 State Rail Plan.


State of South Carolina Logistics Competitive Analysis, State of South Carolina Department of Commerce, Columbia, South Carolina:

Served as the primary consultant and the principal in charge of the study to analyze the competitiveness of the state’s transportation, distribution and logistics network. A critical component of the study was an analysis of the South Carolina Ports Authority and its competitiveness within the Southeastern United States. The study consisted of interviewing and collecting data from more than 200 shippers, carriers, manufacturers, distributors and transportation providers and their use of existing infrastructure and policies and their growth plans for the future. The results of the study, which include key decision criteria for investing in the State of South Carolina, was presented to the State Legislature and the Governor’s office as well as the Port Commission for the South Carolina
State Ports Authority.


San Pedro Bay Operations, Facilities and Infrastructure (OFI) Plan for 2020, Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, CA:

The world’s largest and most significant port complex and regional planning effort was led by Mike as the Project Manager and resulted in the creation of more than 2,400 acres of new cargo handling facilities being developed at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The project
entailed the analysis of West Coast cargo movements, including growth and trade forecasting, and the methodology behind the inland movement (intermodal vs. trucking) and the identification of infrastructure and productivity enhancements would be required to maintain cargo and economic growth in Southern California. Both static and dynamic simulations were conducted to determine the capacity of existing terminals and infrastructure and, when compared to the cargo forecasts and time frames required to meet the demand, helped determine a progressive plan of capacity improvements. Original study was completed in the early 1990’s but Mike has been involved on seven follow-on consulting contracts to update the study for both Ports.


Oklahoma Long Range Intermodal Plan:

Senior consultant on project responsible for developing Oklahoma’s long range, state-wide intermodal plan for the movement of freight for the economic benefit of the State, the region and the Nation. Mike’s role was to conduct the analysis of the State’s inland waterways that involved
an analysis of the 440-mile stretch of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System that connects the Port of Catoosa, the Port of Muskogee and several private terminals (such as Johnston
Port 33) to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico.




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