Arne Martinsen has his education and early experience in engineering, naval architecture, and marine transportation from his native Norway and in the shipbuilding industry in Spain. Upon arrival in the United States he worked as West Coast Regional New Construction and Service Manager for Carrier Corporations Marine Division.
Subsequently, as an independent international consultant over the last 30 years, Arne Martinsen has worked worldwide in shipping and terminal management, with logistics solutions for unitized break- and neo-bulk cargoes, reefer shipping, and containerized cargoes. Clients include Bechtel Corporation, SSA Marine, The World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and U.S. and foreign government organizations.
He has participated in the planning and development of shipping programs, ports and inland distribution systems via road, railroad, and waterways throughout the Americas, in Europe including Scandinavia, Baltic, Russia, Turkey and Spain, and in the Far East. He speaks the Scandinavian languages (mother-tongue: Norwegian) and Spanish.
Based on the early work experience and language skills from Spain, Arne Martinsen started in Mexico 27 years ago and eventually participated on the Ministry of Communications (SCTs) consultant team in the development of the successful model for privatization of the Mexican port system. Subsequently he has worked in similar capacities throughout Latin America; most recently in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador and Guatemala.
He has been a member of The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers since 1968 and is currently serving as a Public Member on the Board of Governors of WFLO (World Food Logistics Organization).
Arne Martinsens strength is in assessment of integrated maritime transport and port terminal projects from technical and logistical solutions through the financial viability tests.
Languages: Norwegian, Spanish, English