Southport Maritime Operations Department Consists of:
MICHAEL D. CHRISTIANSEN
Graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation. He heads up our operations team with over 30 years of industry experience including Chartering and Operations Departments with Scanports Shipping Inc. (Phibro Energy), Emerald Shipping Corporation (Tosco) and General Maritime Management LLC.
AMY W. JONES
Amy is a graduate of UMass Amherst and served four years in the Army National Guard. After graduation, she begun her career in corporate aviation chartering based in Texas and New York. She joined Southport's Operations Team in 2012, bringing a strong background in business and client service.
ANDREW J. SILVIA
Andrew is a 2016 graduate from Texas State University with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. Before joining Southport's Operations Department, he interned with us for several months.
MIRTAH M. MACIAS
Mirtah joined Southport in January 2018. Prior to joining us, she was the Tanker Operations Manager for a brokerage company in Caracas for nine years. She brings a strong background in customer service and tanker operations and is fluent in both Spanish and English.
CLAIMS AND DEMURRAGE
JILEIMY H. ACOSTA
Jileimy joined Southport in 2010 on the demurrage desk and was later promoted to the head of the Post Fixture Department. She is fluent in both Spanish and English. Guided by her years of experience, sharp attention to detail and consistantly high standards, our Post Fixture Department continues to be a leader in the industry.
CHERYLL R. PLOTKIN
Cheryll joined Southport Maritime in January 2010 as our financial controller with over twenty years of corporate financial management experience in the South Florida area, as well as marketing/public relations experience in Florida and the Boston area. She holds an MBA from Strayer University, with concentration in Accounting, M.S. from Boston University and is a graduate of Beloit College (Wisconsin).