FERNANDO L. RIVERA
Puerto Rico Shipping Association
Past President 1993-2002
|1976-1980||Assistant Sales Manager - Chevron Oil Latin America|
|1980-1989||Sales Manager - Chevron Oil Latin America|
|1985-1989||Real Estate Manager - Caribbean Petroleum Corp.|
|1989-1993||Sales Manager - Harbor Fuel Service, Inc.|
|1993-2002||President - Puerto Rico Shipping Association|
||Vice President - Harbor Fuel Service, Inc.|
|2003-2006||Vice President - Caribbean Shipping Association|
|2004- present||Executive Director Puerto Rico Shipping Association|
|2006 - 2009||President Caribbean Shipping Association|
A champion of marine progress; graduate from the University of Puerto Rico and a Puerto Rican national, Mr. Rivera is often written about in the local press, and has earned a sterling global reputation for his contributions to the growth and development of the Regional port and shipping industry. Mr. Rivera is Vice-president of Harbor Bunkering, Corp. company that has been providing fuel to vessels since 1980. The company has 6 barges and tugboats and provides service to most of the commercial and cruise ships visiting the Island. With the philosophy of greater strength and success being achieved through unity, Mr. Rivera will continue to play a proactive role in the pursuit of regional integration. Mr. Rivera intends to focus a great deal of his talents on a timely, important maritime issue in Puerto Rico-restructuring land use.
Associations & Honors:
Puerto Rico Shipping Association - Former President; Member- Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, Puerto Rico Manufacturers Association, Puerto Rico Ports Authority Advisory Board; Commissioner- Port of Mayaguez.
University of Puerto Rico (1964) Bachelor Degree in B.A.
Mr. Rivera has five children and five grandchildren; sports enthusiast and a former P.R. National Softball Team member. Mr. Rivera also enjoys playing golf.