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Eric Johansson

Captain Johansson, a third generation Port of NY/NJ Tug Captain and Distinguished Service Professor at SUNY Maritime College, located in NYC, holds a Master of Science in International Transportation Management from SUNY Maritime The Distinguished Service Professorship is the State University’s highest academic rank and conferred by the State University Board of Trustees for having a distinguished reputation for service to the campus, University, community, State of New York, and Nation.


Since joining the faculty staff at SUNY Maritime in 1994, he enjoys teaching and mentoring future professional mariners in areas of Towing, Shipping, Marine Spatial Planning, Leadership, and Ship Systems  Captain Johansson is a recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, Plimsoll Award, and the Public Service Commendation (United States Coast Guard).  Captain Johansson is the innovative and forward-leaning founder of the annual SUNY Maritime College Towing Forum, now in its 18th year and has published funded research projects including the Maritime Support Service Location Study I, Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation “Economic Analysis”, Small Business Dredge Needs Port of NY Study, New Jersey Offshore Wind Outlook, “Economic Impact of Siltation on NYC’s Small Waterways” and Hunts Point Terminal Market: The Demand for Waterborne Transportation as a Part of the Outbound Distribution System.


In addition to his research, Captain Johansson serves on many local maritime committees such as Harbor Safety Committee, Energy Sub-committee, and nominated by the Department of Homeland Security as Vice Chair of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee. 

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