Saturday, August 8, 2009

Kings Point Club of Washington, D.C. September Luncheon Meeting, 9/9/2009

The Washington, DC USMMA Alumni Association Chapter - The Kings Point Club of Washington DC - will hold their next monthly meeting - a luncheon meeting, on Wednesday September 9th.

It will be held at The District ChopHouse at 507 7th Street NW in the District by the Chinatown/Gallery Place Metro Arena Exit. PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A NEW VENUE FOR KPWDC EVENTS.

We will be meting in the Chophouse's Vault Room. Space is limited to 50 Attendees so please RSVP. The Luncheon price is $30.00 for Members and $35.00 for Non-Members. Lunch is included, Cash Bar.

Times: 11:30 Sign in; Noon (12:00) Lunch and Program. The September Program will feature a presentation on the topic: Looking Ahead in The Maritime Market.given by James R. Brennan, Partner, Norbridge, Inc., USMMA Class of 1973.

About the Speaker and the Program:

James R. Brennan, a Partner at Norbridge, Inc., heads up the firm’s Washington, DC office, and specializes in consulting to maritime shipping companies and ports.

Mr. Brennan has over 26 years of transportation industry and consulting experience, conducting strategy, marketing, operational, organizational, and competitive assignments on behalf of container and bulk shipping companies, port authorities, terminal operators, railroads and industry trade and labor organizations.

Examples of his assignments include:

- Evaluating the feasibility of a new Asia-North America shipping service concept for one of the largest global container shipping lines.

- Providing due diligence support to several private equity investors interested in port terminal operators.

- Several assignments have led to successful acquisitions.Assisting a North American port authority to evaluate its financial performance by line-of-business and by individual customer.Assisting a consortia of bulk terminal operators evaluate the benefits of, and options for, combining their marine bulk terminal operations.

- Evaluating the commercial and financial feasibility of a multi-user intermodal and industrial hub.

In recent years, Mr. Brennan has been increasingly involved in assisting governments, port authorities, and private investors in privatizing port facilities throughout Latin America. Mr. Brennan has conducted privatization assignments in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Peru.

Prior to joining Norbridge, Mr. Brennan was a Principal at Mercer Management Consulting (now Oliver Wyman), where he was responsible for directing its port and intermodal rail practices. Prior to joining Mercer, he sailed as a licensed deck officer aboard tankers and tugs for Sun Transport Company.

Mr. Brennan holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelors Degree in Marine Transportation (1973) from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point.

The meeting is open to all Alumni and Friends of the US Merchant Marine Academy and the US Flagged Merchant Marine Fleet and Maritime Industry.

RSVPs should be directed to either or


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