Director, Cargo Sales, U.S. Northeast
Raymond “Mike” Ryan serves as Director of Cargo Sales for the U.S. Northeast. He is responsible for growing the port’s container volumes by developing and maintaining relationships with ocean carriers, cargo owners, non-vessel operators and freight forwarders located in the New York and New Jersey area. He also supports sales for breakbulk and roll-on-roll-off cargoes for customers located in the region.
Ryan previously served as Vice President of USA Operations at ZIM Shipping, responsible for managing terminal costs and operations for the ocean carrier’s North American terminals. In that role, he identified and implemented operational efficiencies resulting in up to $2.6 million in annual savings. He has also held operations management roles with ocean carriers Hanjin Shipping and Sea Land. Ryan has 35 years of experience in all areas of maritime and port operations, including terminal processes, cargo ship operations, logistics, vessel planning and stevedoring.
A U.S. military veteran, Ryan is a retired lieutenant commander with the U.S. Navy Reserve. He is also a former member of the New York Shipping Association (NYSA) Board of Directors and past Chairman of the International Vessel Operators Hazardous Materials Association.
Ryan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Oceanography and Meteorology from the State University of New York Maritime College.