TMG president on crest of wave with double award win

Associations, Awards, Press and Media — By on December 15, 2015 at 5:47 PM
Capt Richard J Klein, president of the PNW chapter of CAMM, presenting Capt Cox  the double award

Capt Richard J Klein, president of the PNW chapter of CAMM, presenting Capt Cox the double award

The leading light of a global maritime consultancy with offices in London has received two prestigious awards for more than 60 years of long service.

Capt John M Cox III, who is president of The Maritime Group Inc, and chairman of The Maritime Group (International) Ltd, was honoured recently with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the California Maritime Academy.

In a separate accolade, he was also named Maritime Person of the Year by the Council of American Master Mariners (CAMM).

The Pacific North West (PNW) Chapter of CAMM recognised Capt Cox’s achievements in bringing ‘honour and prestige’ to the maritime community at a special ceremony in Seattle.

Capt Cox, 85, founded The Maritime Group (TMG) in 1990 and led its growth into a global consultancy with offices worldwide, including at HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London.

He said: “It is a tremendous honour to be recognised by my fellow mariners and peers in such a wonderful way.

“I’ve had a checkerboard sort of career and count myself fortunate to have worked with so many skilled and dedicated colleagues.

“My deepest gratitude to CAMM and the California Maritime Academy, and I look forward to many more years of service to the maritime community.

As well as his position at the helm of TMG, Capt Cox is also part-owner, chairman and chief executive of the Black Ball Ferry Line. The company operates the long serving US flagged ferry MV Coho on routes in the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia.

Capt Richard J Klein, who is president of the PNW chapter of CAMM, presented Capt Cox with the CAMM award.

Capt Cox’s citation by the Seattle PNW CAMM paid tribute to his ‘lifelong service in the US Merchant Marine both afloat and ashore’.

It also recognised his ‘tireless and successful effort to preserve Black Ball Ferry Line and the MV Coho’ for bringing ‘honor and prestige to the Pacific Northwest Maritime community’.

Capt Cox has 63 years of experience after graduating from the California Maritime Academy in 1952.

His citation stated that he was ‘highly knowledgeable in the management and operations of cruise ship and Ro-Ro passenger vessels, and of shoreside marine terminals and facilities’.

London-based Malcolm W Parrott, who is TMG managing director and executive vice-president, said: “Our heartfelt congratulations go to Captain Cox on receiving such prestigious awards.

“They are well-deserved and fitting honours for such a dedicated, skilled and popular master mariner.”

Since forming TMG in 1990, Capt Cox has been involved in consultation work worldwide involving cruise, ferry and terminal operations as well as port development and operational and financial matters. He lives in Seattle.

 

TMG is a global consortium of marine consultancies, management companies and maritime professionals with many years of experience in ship operations at sea and ashore.

Its experts include marine engineers, port civil engineers, port planners, port operators, economists, environmentalists, financial experts, maritime lawyers, ship brokers, traffic experts, naval architects, port architects, surveyors for ports and vessels, marketing experts, security experts and IT experts.

It has offices in London, Seattle, Honolulu, Brisbane, Singapore and Durban.

About Capt John M Cox III:

Capt Cox is a graduate of The California Maritime Academy with a BSc in Marine Sciences, and majored in international business, transportation, marketing and accounting at the University of Washington, Seattle and the California State University at San Francisco.

He is a former Senior Vice-President of Western Cruise Lines and Admiral Cruises.

His career also includes positions as Secretary of Los Angeles Cruise Ship Terminals Inc and President of the Vancouver-based Northwest Cruise Ship Association.

Capt Cox is part-owner, chairman and CEO of Black Ball Transport, operating the MV Coho between Port Angeles, Washington, and Victoria in British Columbia. Black Ball was founded in 1816 and the MV Coho is the last US flagged privately owned vessel in international service.

He was appointed as Commissioner of the Washington State Marine Employees’ Commission as an administrative law judge in arbitration cases between labour unions and the Washington State Ferry system.

Capt Cox served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy before embarking on his merchant service career.

About TMG:

The Maritime Group, Inc. was first formed in 1990 in the USA by Captain John M Cox. The Maritime Group International now has regional offices in Seattle, Honolulu, Brisbane, Singapore and London.

The London Office was set up in 2004 by Captain Malcolm W Parrott after he retired from 26 years service with Sea Containers, both at sea and in senior managerial and executive positions.

It is a global consortium of marine consultancies, management companies and maritime professionals with many years of experience in ship operations at sea and ashore.

TMG has worked with a variety of clients, such as major shipping groups, port operators and government agencies worldwide.

As a world-class maritime consultancy, TMG provides solutions for businesses to meet their targets from conception and planning through to operations and management.

Its experts include marine engineers, port civil engineers, port planners, port operators, economists, environmentalists, financial experts, maritime lawyers, ship brokers, traffic experts, naval architects, port architects, surveyors for ports and vessels, marketing experts, security experts and IT experts.

Its services include marine consultancy; operational and business advice; bid development, management and support; safety and security at sea; ship brokerage and port development and marketing.

TMG are currently working on projects for Serco Limited, the Scottish Government, the Councils of the Orkney and Shetland Islands, the Gujarat Maritime Board, India and a number of smaller projects including a number of expert witness assignments for maritime litigation cases.

Other services include port operation and management; cargo and freight operations; maritime business development; ship inspections, audits and vetting; technical services and litigation services and expert witness.

 

Its London office is at HQS Wellington, Temple Stairs, Victoria Embankment, London.

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