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Captain Jørgen Berg

Curriculum Vitae (CV)





World Bank CV for Captain Jorgen Berg


Proposed Position:  

Name of Firm:

Name of Staff: Jorgen Nielsen Berg

Profession: Master Mariner / Captain / Marine Consultant

Date of Birth: 11 May 1943

Citizenship: Danish (Danish / EU Passport), Residence: Australia. Home office in Denmark and in Australia

Years with firm: 18 with Berg Shipping Consultancy

Nationality: Danish (Danish/EU passport) Permanent Australian resident

Membership of professional societies:

The Company of Master Mariners - Australia 

Chartered Institute of Transport - Australia    

Australian Institute of Management - Australia

Chamber of Commerce – Ringwood Branch - Australia

Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions Club - Australia  

Association of Danish Navigators - Denmark  


Detailed task assigned:

(list tasks the consultant will carry out; match to the objectives of the project – relating to ToR)

Key qualifications:

(Give an outline for staff member's experience and training most relevant to tasks on assignment.  Describe degree of responsibility held by staff member on relevant previous assignments and give dates and locations.  Use about 1/2 to 3/4 page.) – relating to ToR

This will include any of the following relevant country experiences.


COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE all in Ship, Cargo, Maritime & Port Infrastructure  

Only listed are countries where I have been more that 5 days on-site in the country.

Algiers, Argentina, Australia, Australian Antarctic Territories, Belgium, Brazil, British Antarctic Territories, Cameroon, Canada, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Falkland Islands, Finland, France, French Antarctic Territories, Gabon, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Germany, Guinea, Guyana, Holland, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Martinique, Mozambique, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Sweden, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam.




[ Date from - Date to ]

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

Copenhagen Navigation College, Denmark

10/1964 - 10/1966

Certificate of Competency as Master 1st Class. Foreign Going.

Royal Navy Officers School, 1967, Denmark. 

11/1967 – 06/1968

Navy Lieutenant 1st Grade, Royal Danish Navy


Employment record:  (full time positions first – then Selected Consultancies after)


05/1993 –

2011+ =

18 years

full time


Melbourne Australia


Berg Shipping Consultancy



Cargo planner

Free lance surveyor.  Cargo surveys, lashing surveys, pre-loading surveys, ship purchase inspections, ship planning of container stows, loading supervising on Ro-Ro ships, - all in between large team–up maritime assignments, - which see in the following.


1989 – 05/1993 =

4 years full time employment

Port of Melbourne, Australia

Port of Melbourne Authority - Melbourne, Australia

Operation Development Manager, Trade Development Manager 

Operational infrastructure and trade development with local and international partnership. Provided expert advice on port operation, dock and cargo handling facilities, port cost, transport, shipping services and cargo handling matters to new or established

exporters, importers, stevedores and shipping companies.  Worked with the shipping community and special interest groups including the automotive and timber industry on port charges and cost issues.  Closely involved with external groups working on the rail and road infrastructure to the port.  Participated in the start up of Tradegate (EDI for Cargo and Shipping). A member of the Port Authority's Tradegate committee deciding policy and operation issues.  Marketing of Western Port (Port of Hastings) bulk and b/bulk facilities. The Port Authority's expert on break-bulk and dry bulk cargo operations, port infrastructure and development facilities. Liaise with Australian and overseas clients of the Port of Melbourne.

1988 – 1989 =

1 year full time employment



Ansett Technologies Marine Group - Australia.


Account Manager, Sales Engineer.


Securing representation of overseas principals with electronic marine equipment manufacturing activities. Coordinated in broad policy discussions with DOTC on the future GMDSS (EPIRB) requirements under the SOLAS convention. Represented the company in Standard-C satellite communication discussions with OTC, AUSSAT, TNT Transport and other maritime and land transport companies.  Sales activities covered advanced marine and land based navigation & communication equipment to merchant ships and ship owners. 


6 years full time employment

Copenhagen Denmark but with extensive travel world wide


J. Lauritzen A/S (JL)

Marine Superintendent (Captain).

Marine and Cargo Superintendency, and based in the Copenhagen headquarters of the large Danish ship owning company. IMO, SOLAS, Port and other international regulations & certificates. Personally formulated and implemented a new marine, safety and cargo operation policies and procedures manual used in various types of own and chartered vessels.  Negotiated stevedore contracts.  Solved problems with Charter Party agreements and C/P sub-details.  Inspected ships for safety, compliance of regulations, purchase, damage, cargo damage, maintenance and if suitable for new trades. Worldwide supervision for owned and chartered ships especially in the mineral, agribulk, reefer, heavy lift and offshore semi-submersible trade and related cargo. Extensive travel world wide in a troubleshooting capacity dealing with port authorities, harbour masters, pilots, importers & exporters, ship owners, and the master and senior officers with a different cultural background onboard own and chartered ships, and mostly in ports and hinterland in developing countries.

Member of the Danish Shipowners’ Associations Sub-Committee for Marine Communications in connection with Project Ship and GMDSS. Initiated installation and implemented use of computers and satellite communication in own and chartered vessels.  Trained seagoing captains and senior officers in marine based information technology, computers and software.

1980 – 1982 =

2 years full time employment


Office in Marseilles but area of operation France,  Spain + N. Africa

Société Ivorienne de Navigation Maritime, Ivory Coast


Port Captain, Operations Manager.

Stationed in Marseilles in France by the share holding and managing company J. Lauritzen A/S to start up, train and run a new West African shipping company based in the Ivory Coast.  In charge of terminal, ship and cargo operations for own and chartered ships.  Cargo Superintendency and container terminal operational management. Complex trouble shooting work involving various cargoes, bulkers and containerships trading between Southern Europe and North & West Africa. Cargo: mostly logs, cacao, coffee north - containers, machinery, heavy equipment, consumer goods, busses, and trucks south

1979  = 9 months full time employment


Office in Santo Domingo  but area of operation all Caribbean and Latin America

Beaufort Dominicana de Navigation S.A. (J. L. A/S)


Cargo Superintendent, Owners Representative.


Company representative and expatriate in the Dominican Republic for the J. Lauritzen A/S owned Far East Caribbean Line (FECA) in charge of ships operation, cargo handling and client relationship.  Extensive trade development and trouble shooting in USA Gulf, Latin & South America and the Caribbean Islands for the Far East trade.  Negotiations for stevedore contracts and return bulk and b/bulk cargo to the Far East. Cargo: steel pipes, trucks, containerised goods, machinery eastbound - containers, sugar, and bauxite.

1977-1979 = 14 months full time employment

Office in New Orleans, but area of operation all Caribbean Islands and Latin America

Beaufort Navigation Inc, Louisiana, USA. (J. L. A/S)

Cargo Superintendent - Owners Representative.


Company representative and expatriate in New Orleans, USA for FECA Line in charge of ships operation and cargo handling. Extensive operation development and trouble shooting in USA, Latin & South America and the Caribbean Islands for time and voyage chartered semi-container ships and bulkcarriers trading between Singapore, Taiwan and Japan and America. Inspected ships for charter arrangements and viability. Attending maritime legal cases. Cargo: steel pipes, cars, trucks,  containerised goods, machinery eastbound - containers westbound.

1969-1977 = 8 years full time employment 

Sailing on world wide trade tramp ships of various kinds

J. Lauritzen A/S, Denmark

Chief Officer, 2nd Officer


Ship management, navigation, cargo handling and maintenance onboard dry bulk /break-bulk ships, conventional reefers, polar expedition/supply ships and tankers in worldwide liner & tramp trade.  In charge of navigation, cargo and ship maintenance onboard the vessels including IMO dangerous cargo handling. Double banking and cargo transfer in rivers and bays. In charge of challenging supply and cargo transfer operations for 3 seasons to the Australian and French Antarctic bases. Intricate ice navigation and cargo handling using Light Amphibious Re-supply crafts, helicopters, barges, pontoons, motorboats. Using ships crew in stevedoring operations.

1967-1969 = 2 years national service

All time onboard “Ran” and “Najaden”

Royal Danish Navy, Denmark


17 months as Lieutenant + 7 months as Sergeant first.

In charge of classified NATO communication and anti-submarine warfare onboard navy patrol ships. Naval control of merchant shipping duties. Marine surveillance of foreign warships.  Pursuing, boarding and arresting foreign flag trawlers fishing in Danish territorial waters.  Search and rescue activities in civil marine incidents. Helicopter operations. Fire fighting, rescue and first aid education.

1966-1967 = 4 months  

Onboard “Varla Dan”

J. Lauritzen A/S, Denmark

2nd Officer


Navigation and break bulk cargo handling in North European trade. Ice and convoy navigation with the Finish and Swedish icebreakers.

Selected Consultancies (Year – Position – Name of project – Country – Description of Duties)

Date from – Date to


Name of Project


Description of Duties



Maritime Expert – Maritime Safety & Marine Pollution

Feasibility study for the Mediterranean Sea Maritime Development Cooperation, Request No: TA 2010049 RO FTF – FWC EIB 2009 - Lot 2 Transport & Infrastructure.



Portugal England


Maritime Expert – Maritime Safety & Marine Pollution. Fact finding missions undertaken in Italy (MAREΣ - AIS system in Rome), Malta (REMPEC in Valetta - Regional Marine Pollution Emergency Response Centre for the Mediterranean Sea), Portugal (EMSA in Lisbon – European Maritime Safety Agency), United Kingdom (IMO in London – International Maritime Organization). Attended the MSAPC 2011 (Maritime Safety & Anti-Piracy conference in Athens, Greece.

Work for the Mediterranean Sea Maritime Development Cooperation (European Investment Bank,  European Comission and the International Maritime Organisation) Financed by the EIB. Teamed up with the implementing consultants: Parsons Brinckerhoff Consortium, UK,  with NTU in Denmark. The beneficiary countries are the FEMIP Countries in North Africa and the Middle East.



Dangerous Goods Handling Expert

Establishing a Dangerous Goods Database for UMA in Ankara, Turkey, EuropeAid/127054/C/SER/multi.


Work for Client: Undersecretariat For Maritime Affairs, UMA, Government of Turkey. Teamed up with the consultant: With no existing IMDG or IMSBC database, I was making the maritime, ship and port details for UMA relating to the IMO IMDG convention (SOLAS) requirement for dangerous goods transport. The finished database will service and be used by UMA and all Turkish ports for keeping track on import and export dangerous goods.




Seaport Specialist

Boubyan Island Development Project, Moubarak Al Kabeer Port (MKP)



As Seaport Specialist I was allocated the role as virtual Port Authority, virtual Terminal Operator, and virtual Harbour Master, in the program management process, while these institutions had not been finalised in this very long term port project. Dealing with the port infrastructure including buildings, roads, rail, and the cargo handling equipment for Container, Ro-Ro, Breakbulk and Dry Bulk operations. Intensive work with the MKP Masterplan.





Maritime Operation Specialist


SMEC Australia -

Maldives Ministry of Transport

Maldives Domestic Maritime Transport Project
Institutional Development and Capacity Building

ADB Loan 2327 – MLD

Maldives - Indian Ocean

in Male’

Maritime Operations Specialist with SMEC for the ADB funded Domestic Maritime Transport project in the Maldives. Capacity Building in Ministry of Transport sections. Cargo handling including IMO dangerous cargo. Conduct willingness to pay services and provide recommendations for proposed harbour usage charges - Develop a training program for Harbour Management Staff - Implementation of the training program through formal and on the job training - Development of a harbour management and cargo operations manual for Male North Harbour




Team Leader


Egis-Bceom France

Lae Port Tidal Basin Project Phase 1 - Construction Supervision Consultant

ADB Loan No. 2398/99

Papua New Guinea, Lae, Port Moresby 

Attended the Lae Tidal Basin inspection of container port construction site and Pre-bidding meeting in Lae with IPBC PMU for Construction Supervision Consultancy for the ADB funded 30 months port construction time frame.  Preparation on the project details for later start. Evaluated site, drawings and construction details.





Marine Sector Specialist


AusAID / SMEC + BMT Australia


AusAID TSSP Infrastructure Program in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea Port Moresby

+ Lae in


Medium Term assignment as Marine Sector Specialist in TSSP in the AusAID infrastructure program in Papua New Guinea, through SMEC / BMT Australia as principals. Worked in PNG Ports Corporation and in the National Maritime Safety Authority both in Port Moresby for very close work and strategic idea interchange with them in port administration & operation and maritime safety matters. Work in ADB Lae Port terminal development – Tidal Basin project.




TA Writer for EPTISA Spain

"TA to the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Telecommunications of the Republic of Albania in the field of Transport".


Writing the methodology for the Port Manager assignment for Port of Durres, Albania in the EC/EuropeAid Technical Assistance to Ministry of Public Works in Albania




Team Leader

for COWI Consortium Denmark/

BCEOM France

EU PHARE Program – TA

RO 0107.12.02


Danube River,



EU PHARE Program - Technical assistance to the General Directorate of Maritime, Danube and Inland Waterways Transport, Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Housing for strengthening its administrative capacity. RO 0107.12.02 - and the structures related to maritime and inland waterways administration, in order to meet acquis communitarian – acceptance into the EU group. Preparation of ToR.




Maritime Expert  (STE)

World Bank / COWI

Can Tho Port Rehabilitation



Mekong River & Delta, Port of

Can Tho


Medium term assignment for COWI Consult – in the capacity as the Port Operations & Cargo Handling expert for a World Bank financed Port Rehabilitation project for Port of Can Tho, Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Dealing with ship, port and stevedore operations, maintenance of port and equipment. River navigation.




Marine Manager

Team Leader

P&O Maritime Services

Bing Bong transition.


Northern Territory

Bing Bong

Bulk loading facility

Transition long term assignment for P&O Maritime Services – function also as Marine Manager in a remote Northern Territory mining lease port, streamline lead and zinc concentrate bulk cargo loading. Managing the onshore camp, canteen and workshop facilities within the mining lease, Mac Arthur River, in the transition.



Marine Accident Inspector


Marine Board of Victoria – Accident Investigations


Melbourne & Port Philip


Appointed by the Minister for Ports as ad hoc Marine Accident Inspector (Navigation Expert) to the Marine Board of Victoria covering the Victorian waters. Investigating collisions and marine incidents.



Cargo handling Expert

Nectar Aid Projects –

USA Gov. Funded


Manila Bay


Team Leader - for Nectar Projects and Shipping in London, UK.  Supervise the lightering of wheat as food aid cargo from US product tankers in the Philippines using mobile evacuators and barges.




Terminal Operations Expert



KPMG funded


Melbourne Port Phillip


Port Operator - for KPMG Corporate Finance in Melbourne. Team-up with a group including KPMG to build and operate (BOOT) a new 550.000 TEU Westgate Terminal in Port Phillip Bay. 



Marine Surveyor

Fertilizer Loading Supervision





Marine Inspector & Surveyor - for Sumitomo Fertilizer, Australia. Bulk carrier fertilizer loading, operation and inspections in Tunisia - North Africa. Dealing with AMSA and AQIS requirements.




Expert - Port Development & Navigation


CES India

India Gov. funded

India Tamil Nadu State,

Port of Tuticorin

Port Operator - for CES India and Tuticorin Port Trust in India. Detailed Feasibility Study in a port infra-structure project for a new 24-berth container main-line hub port in Tuticorin Outer Port, Tamil Nadu.




Port Operator

Container & Ro-Ro terminal Operations


Sydney White Bay


Port Operator - for Maunsell P/L and P&O Ports – in Australia. White Bay Terminal, B/Bulk, Ro-Ro and Container infrastructure, cargo handling. Operational issues and port working hours. Environmental Issues.




Bulk Operations Expert

Pivot Operations Enhancements





Shipping Superintendent assignment – for Pivot Ltd. - in Melbourne, Australia. C/P bulk carrier scheduling, fertilizer import and port operations, quarantine and customs tasks for about 60 chartered and own ships.




Ship Management Expert



QLD Gov. Funded



Torres Strait


Freight Consultant - for Islanders Board of Industry and Service (IBIS), a Queensland statutory body. Port operation & marine infrastructure development on 15 remote outer islands. Cargo handling, Ship rotation.  






Danish Mother tongue

















I, the undersigned, certify that to the best of my knowledge and belief, these data correctly describes me, my qualifications and my experience.


Signature of Staff Member or authorized official from the firm





Captain Jorgen Berg


+61 3 9870 0771 

Berg Shipping Consultancy


+61 3 9879 4664  - (but send SMS first)

13 Manuela Terrace


+61 4 1220 6165

Ringwood North, VIC 3134









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