Colin spent 10 years at sea, serving on a variety of ship types including: general cargo ships, reefers, container ships, roros and passenger ferries, eventually serving as Chief Officer on handy size bulk carriers on the world wide tramp trades.
On coming ashore Colin worked for Hofflinghouse Ltd as a Ship Planner and Operations Superintendent co-ordinating the transportation of steel, non-ferrous products and ferro-alloy products with mills, traders and buyers.
At Townsville Shipping Inc Colin worked for a steel, non-ferrous and ferro-alloys products parcel operator. Colin became Managing Director for the company’s South American operations, where he oversaw all aspects of steel trading including: liaison with pre-load condition surveys, damage inspections, involvement with loss prevention methods on both stowage and lashing systems on all types of steel products. He also became familiar with damage notations and clauses and cause and effect of steel commodity damage.
After a year working for Great Circle Navigation/Canada as Operations Superintendent for the handy size parcel operator loading steel products, forest products and project cargoes, Colin joined TMC in 1991.
At TMC Colin operates out of the South East Office as a Surveyor, Superintendent and Consultant with special responsibility to steel related work. Colin was appointed a Director of TMC in 1995 and became a consultant in 2018.