Thursday, June 24, 2010

ASG Names Chiarello As President

The Federal Way, Wash.-based ship managment firm American Shipping Group has appointed Anthony Chiarello as president, effective Aug. 1.

A 30-year veteran of the maritime logistics industry, Chiarello currently serves as COO and Executive Vice-President of NYK Logistics (Americas), Inc.

Prior to joining NYK, Chiarello served as Senior Vice President, Global Customer Development for AMB Property Corporation. Previously, Chiarello served as chairman and president of Hudd Distribution Services, Inc., a Maersk Logistics company. In addition, he also held other positions during his tenure with Maersk, including president of Maersk Logistics USA Inc.; chairman of Maersk Customs Services; president of Maersk Equipment Service Company, Inc., and vice president for Universal Maritime Service Corporation, a stevedoring and terminal subsidiary of Maersk Sealand.

Chiarello was also a member of the board of directors for Bridge Terminal Transportation and held the position of Deputy Executive Director of the Maryland Port Administration. He has also had leadership participation with the Retail Industry Leaders Association; served on the the Board of Advisors for the United States Merchant Marine Academy; served as a past facilitator for the annual Terminal Management Training Program; and, served as an active member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Chiarello currently serves on the Board of Visitors for the Northeastern University School of Business.

A resident of Princeton, N.J., Chiarello also worked with his grandfather, father, uncles and cousins in the family’s Brooklyn-based stevedoring and terminal operations business, originally named Chiarello Brothers and founded in 1898.

ASG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saltchuk Resources, Inc., oversees three independently managed companies: Jones Act-carriers Sea Star Line and Totem Ocean Trailer Express, and ship management firm Interocean American Shipping.

ASG was incorporated in 2002 and has terminal facilities in Jacksonville, Fla.; Houston, Texas; Tacoma, Wash.; and Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Kenai in Alaska. The firm also has offices in Chicago, Ill.; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Portland, Oregon.