Mr. Steven C. Hunt

ShipMate, Inc.

18436 Hawthorne Blvd
Suite 201
Torrance CA, 90504

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Dangerous Goods Transportation Training & Consulting. Worked on more than 135 cases - provided expert witness testimony, depositions, opinions including Grand Jury testimony.
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EW #23057 graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1986 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ocean Engineering with an emphasis in Marine Engineering.

He was then assigned to the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter DECISIVE in St. Petersburg, Florida where he served as the Damage Control Assistant, Auxiliary Division Officer and Assistant Engineer. He became the chief negotiator and inspector during the dockside and yard availability periods.

Upon completing his tour, he was assigned to the University of Virginia Chemical Engineering Department. He earned a Master of Science degree in Chemical Engineering and conducted pioneering research in alternative refrigerants for which he now holds U.S. Patent No. 5,140,824.

After completing graduate school, he was assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters as a Staff Chemical Engineer and Systems Manager. While there, he was a member of the United States Delegation to the International Maritime Organization’s Carriage of Dangerous Goods Subcommittee. He was the U.S. Representative to the Carriage of Dangerous Goods Subcommittee’s Working Group on Portable Tanks and drafted much of the compromise language for portable tanks in the 27th and 28th Amendments of the IMDG Code. He was instrumental in drafting the initial revisions of the harmonized international portable tank standards.

EW #23057 is an Associate Staff Member and Instructor at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Safety Institute. He has conducted scores of hazardous materials transportation workshops and seminars and has authored more than a dozen training manuals on dangerous goods transportation and emergency response procedures. EW #23057’s hazardous materials transportation articles appear regularly in the HazMat Packager & Shipper, Port Intermodal Operations Association and Harbor Transportation Club newsletters.

EW #23057 was most recently assigned to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Office in Los Angeles/Long Beach. While there, he supervised more than 80 active duty and reserve officers and enlisted men and women. He also led the new facilities and Containers Inspection Division. He organized and led a multi-agency Container Inspection Task Force in May of 1994 that inspected more than 750 intermodal freight containers in 2-1/2 days.

He resigned his commission in the U.S. Coast Guard in 1994 to form an internationally recognized hazardous materials transportation training and consulting firm.

EW #23057 has provided hazardous materials transportation training to more than ten thousand people in the past seven years and has trained hundreds of companies to comply with the Hazardous Materials Regulations. He is also an IICL Certified Container and Chassis Inspector.

EW #23057 has provided consultation to large and small businesses, carriers, shippers, freight forwarders and non-vessel operating common carriers, agents, brokers, institutions and associations, chemical manufacturers and distributors, Federal, state and local agencies including the U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs Service, California Highway Patrol, and the U.S. Coast Guard.

He has been a featured speaker at the Conference on the Safe Transport of Hazardous Articles, Hazardous Materials Advisory Council, National Association of Chemical Distributors, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Los Angeles Customs and Freight Brokers Association, South Carolina International Trade Conference, and scores of other associations and institutions.

He is currently drafting the curriculum for a professional designation in Hazardous Materials Transportation Management (HMTM) through the California State University - Long Beach. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for International Trade and Transportation and is the Industry Coordinator and Instructor for the HMTM™ program.


Master of Science, Chemical Engineering, University of Virginia, 1990
Bachelor of Science, Ocean Engineering, United States Coast Guard Academy, 1986


President and Chief Executive Officer 1993 - Present
ShipMate, Inc.

Manage and direct the operations of ShipMate, Inc., a national consulting group that specializes in compliance inspections, training and consulting and software development for the Chemicals and Hazardous Materials Transportation industry.
Develop and deliver hazardous materials multi-modal general awareness and function specific training programs for clients, public, and government agencies.
Develop software applications for the safe, effective and compliant transportation of dangerous goods domestically and internationally by all modes of transportation
Projected revenues for fifth full year in operation exceed $700,000

Division Chief, Port Safety & Security and Facilities & Container Inspections 1993 - 1995
United States Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Los Angeles - Long Beach

Supervised more than 80 active duty and reserve men and women assigned to the Port Safety and Security, and Facilities and Container Inspection Divisions. Under my leadership, the two divisions:
Conducted regular harbor patrols
Reviewed and edited oil spill and hazardous material spill response contingency plans
Inspected U.S. and foreign flag vessels for compliance with all United States’ laws and treaties
Inspected marine oil transfer and designated waterfront facilities
Enforced the navigation, fire and life safety requirements
Conducted daily inspections of intermodal freight containers and portable tanks for compliance with the applicable provisions of international and domestic law
Provided hazardous materials, oil spill response and safety training for industry and other government agencies
Conducted intermodal hazardous materials transportation training for the United States Coast Guard, the U.S. Departments of Commerce, Transportation and Defense
Personally planned and supervised more than 85 Federal, state and local law enforcement agents in the execution of the largest U.S. Coast Guard Joint Task Force to date

Staff Chemical Engineer 1990-1993
United States Coast Guard, Hazardous Materials Branch, Washington, DC

Evaluated industry petitions for approval and exemption from the hazardous materials regulations under Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code
Provided expert guidance on the domestic and international transportation of commodities from, to and within the United States. Answered more than 150 calls for assistance per week.
Member of the United States Delegation to the International Maritime Organization, Carriage of Dangerous Goods Subcommittee
Sole U.S. Representative to IMO’s Carriage of Dangerous Goods Subcommittee Working Group on Portable Tanks. I personally drafted the compromise language that has been adopted into the 27th Amendment of the international Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. I also drafted the comprehensive revisions to the U.S. portable tank requirements in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations and the IMDG Code.

Assistant Engineer, Damage Control and Auxiliary Division Officer 1986-1988
United States Coast Guard Cutter DECISIVE (WMEC-629), St. Petersburg, FL

I directly supervised more than 30 men in the operation, maintenance and repair of all engineering systems onboard ship.
I was the driving force behind DECISIVE’s Engineering and Damage Control Excellence Awards, achieving the highest recorded score for the entire fleet.

Personally developed the firefighting and damage control plans which became the model for all Coast Guard cutters in the same class
Chief Inspector and Negotiator for a $1.2 million scheduled shipyard maintenance and repair period.

Professional Affiliations

Member, Advisory Board, Center for International Trade and Transportation
Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Member, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
Associate Staff Member, United States Department of Transportation Safety Institute
Registered Engineer-in-Training, Connecticut


United States Coast Guard
Lieutenant, Resigned Voluntarily, Honorable Discharge

Special Achievements and Awards

Inventor, U.S. Patent No. 5,140,824, Gas Hydrate Thermal Energy Storage System
United States Department of Transportation Secretary’s Ribbon
United States Coast Guard Commandant’s Letter of Commendation
U.S. Federal Highway Administration, Office of Motor Carriers Gold Star Performance Award
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
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