UTC Overseas Chief Operating Officer, Global Energy & Capital Projects Marco Poisler is leading the “Ports – Offshore Wind Energy” panel at the 4th Annual Port of the Future Conference in Houston, Texas, on Thursday, 6 April. UTC Overseas is working with Ventoco Senior Associate Mette Bulow, our transportation and logistics expert, to prepare for the conference and panel discussion.

In addition to Poisler, the panelists are Melanie Kenderdine, Managing Principal, Energy Futures Initiative at EJM Associates; Stephen Kelly, President of Sales & Business Development at Carver Companies; and Joshua Singer, Offshore Wind Port Lead at Moffatt & Nichol.

The panel will address a range of topics related to offshore wind development and component transport, such as what makes USA ports suitable for offshore wind energy development and operation; specific areas of the country that are better for offshore wind than others; infrastructure, equipment and vessel requirements; the Jones Act; operational capabilities of personnel; and job creation.

Marco Poisler, COO, Global Energy & Capital Projects, UTC Overseas

Poisler is responsible for the managing and overseeing UTC’s worldwide project teams. He has more than 25 years of experience in the industry and has worked with major international project forwarders managing complex turnkey deliveries of heavy-lift cargoes to remote locations around the globe. He also has experience directing major capital projects from conception to completion, providing management oversight enhanced by years of direct operational experience. In addition, Poisler is the past chair of U.S. Exporters Competitive Maritime Council and is active with the Export-Import Bank of the United States.

UTC has a long history of professional performance and a proven record of success in managing complex and demanding global energy and capital projects.

The specialized transportation management company, which was founded in 1925, is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has offices worldwide. UTC provides expertise in freight forwarding, logistics, customs brokerage and supply-chain management, offering one-stop shopping for its clients’ transportation needs.

UTC’s in-house engineering team and logistics experts work with clients to reduce risk, increase efficiencies and develop innovative transport solutions for highly specialized equipment. They have extensive experience meeting the unique challenges of turnkey and greenfield projects and coordinating and sequencing multiple global shipments of project cargo and containerized freight, all while ensuring load safety and integrity during transit. In addition, as an expert in Jones Act consulting, UTC navigates the law’s complex set of rules and ensures compliance with all applicable rules and regulations.

The “Ports – Offshore Wind Energy” panel gets underway at 10:30 a.m. central time on Thursday, 6 April. Visit the Port of the Future Conference for additional information, and register here.