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Maritime Security Council
P.O. Box 472627
Charlotte, NC USA
Tel. 704.234.2600
Fax 704.749.2582
Leadership Bios
Philip Murray - Chairman, President & CEO

Philip J. Murray has been involved in maritime transportation and international trade for more than 40 years. He is a founding governor and now Chairman, President and CEO of the Maritime Security Council. Mr. Murray previously served as an Executive with one of the world’s largest ocean carrier and terminal operators, and was responsible for successfully leading their global effort in the areas of Security, Safety, Cargo Loss Prevention and Hazardous Materials Handling. A strong supporter of assisting government efforts in the areas of maritime security, anti-terrorism and drug interdiction, Mr. Murray was a driving force in the establishment of several key industry/government partnerships, including the Super Carrier Initiative Program and C-TPAT.


Mr. Murray has long realized the need to engage and support the security efforts of our Caribbean and Latin American trading partners and is recognized as one of the four founders of the BASC initiative, a Latin American based initiative that is known worldwide as a model for manufacturing and transportation security. This organization, started in 1995 has now grown to well over 3,000 members throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.


He is a graduate, course developer and visiting instructor at The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center’s Program on Seaport Security and Anti-Terrorism.  Mr. Murray has visited over 65 countries, 80 manufacturing sites and more than 130 ports and terminals conducting security training, vulnerability and threat assessments and security site surveys to further the cause of supply chain security. He has been recognized for his efforts by both industry and government on many occasions and is the recipient of The US Government’s “National Performance Review” award and many industry awards including the maritime industry’s “Award of Excellence.”


Mr. Murray also has an extensive background in port and terminal development and operations having served as General Manager, Caribbean Development and General Manager, Caribbean & Latin America opening and/or operating ports and container terminals in fourteen countries. While introducing containerization to the Caribbean Mr. Murray also served as resident country manager for Sea-Land in Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, Guyana, Aruba and Curacao.


He remains involved within the transportation industry as President and CEO of PJ Murray Associates, Inc. a company devoted to providing security training and operating solutions to maritime transportation clients, importers and exporters worldwide. He served as technical advisor on transportation security to The U.S. Department of State’s Overseas Security Advisory Council, The White House and he was Vice Chair of the MARAD/Organization of American States Committee on Port Security. He is a founding member of the BIMCO (Copenhagen) Maritime Security Committee and a member of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council (MTSNAC).


Mr. Murray is a published author and has spoken on the issues of transportation security, terrorism, drug interdiction, stowaways and piracy in the U.S., Asia, Caribbean, South and Central America, and Europe.


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