Ricardo "Rick" Schiappacasse
Director, Latin America Sales
Cargo Specialty: Breakbulk, Forest Products, Latin America, Reefer
Ricardo "Rick" Schiappacasse joined JAXPORT in Nov. 2013 as Director, Latin America Sales, and is responsible for strengthening relationships and attracting new cargo business between North Florida and Latin America. He is a veteran maritime professional with more than 35 years of industry experience, including 22 years with the Maryland Port Administration. Most recently he served as Director of Latin America and the Caribbean while also overseeing forest product cargo for the Port of Baltimore. Rick has held positions with Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Co., other steamship lines and maritime-related agencies.
Rick is active within trade and transportation professional organizations and currently serves as International President for the International Propeller Club of the United States and is responsible for 44 U.S. Ports and 33 International Ports. He has also served on the club's Board of Directors for more than 10 years.