Luncheon Meeting – October 12th, 2015

The TCT meets September through June on the second Monday of every month for networking, lunch and dynamic speakers on important issues to the transportation industry. Members, their guests and others are invited.

October 12th: Dave Arsenault

  • La Quinta Inn & Suites 1425 E 27th St Tacoma, WA 98421DavidArsenault
  • 11:30  Registration/networking
  • 12:00  Lunch served
  • Cost  $25 prepaid, raffle additional $5 for 6 tickets
    ** Additional $10 for walk-in members and non-members
  • Register by email or fill out the registration form

David J. Arsenault is the president and chief executive officer of Hyundai Merchant Marine America and Hyundai America Shipping Agency responsible for North, Central and South America.  Dave is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nautical Science and Marine Transportation, a 3rd Mates License as a Merchant Marine Officer for vessels of unlimited tonnage as well as a commission as a U.S. Naval Reserve Officer.

Mr. Arsenault has been in the industry for over 28 years and has extensive experience in operations, sales, trade management and logistics. He spent 13 years at Sea-Land including 5 years in Asia where he served as Country Manager in both Thailand and Taiwan. Following the acquisition of Sea-Land by Maersk in 1999, he played an instrumental role in the integration of Buyers Consolidators with Mercantile to create Maersk Logistics. Dave also spent 4 years in the technology industry at both GT Nexus and later as SVP at Globe Wireless responsible for their global commercial organization.

Dave joined Hyundai Merchant Marine in 2004 where he was initially responsible for sales before assuming his current role as president and CEO on October 1, 2014 as the 1st American to hold this position in the history of HMM. Mr. Arsenault serves on the Board of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), the Propeller Club of Los Angeles and Long Beach and was formerly on the Board of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA).


Upcoming luncheon meetings:

  • November 9th, 2015 – Bill Mongelluzzo, Sr. Editor, Journal of Commerce
  • December 14th, 2015 – EFN Holiday Event
Have a credit card on file? Email us that you’re planning to attend!
THANK YOU to all who contributed raffle prizes at our last meeting! All raffle ticket proceeds go toward TCT’s Scholarship Program.


El Faro

We learned Friday that TOTE Maritime, the vessel’s owner, has worked with the Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) to create the El Faro Family Relief Fund.  SCI, North America’s largest mariner service agency will administer the fund, and will ensure that 100% of all donations will go to the families of the crew.

Donations to the El Faro Family Relief Fund can be made on-line via the SCI website.  Additionally, a statement by TOTE President is available on TOTE Maritime’s website.