We would like to welcome to the Geest Family Capt. Steve Smith who joined us recently, and will be a welcome addition to our Operational Department as the Shipping Operations Manager.
Steve comes from a very successful maritime background and brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge which can only enhance our operations department, he will be focusing on all aspects of the management of the Geest Line chartered vessels, working very closely with Mr Mike Enticott with the planning of the west bound general freight.
Once Steve has settled into his new role, he will travel with the vessels throughout the Caribbean, this will be a great opportunity to introduce himself to our agents and port officials.
Back in 1976, Steve started his maritime career in the Merchant Navy at the tender age of 18, he started as a deck cadet with IFR Services, a reefer company trading worldwide carrying similar cargo to Geest, moving up the ranks from cadet to 2nd officer.
After getting married in 1983, Steve decided to leave his sea-faring ways behind and came ashore in 1985.
In 1993 and with two new additions to the family, Steve decided to return to sea and joined UECC (United European Car Carriers), whilst working with UECC Steve studied at Warsash Nautical College where he achieved a HND in nautical science along with a Master Mariners Certificate, this allowed him to become a Chief Officer and finally a Master, and so to our benefit, Steve decided to leave UECC and came and joined us here at the Geest Line, and we hope that the next chapter in his career with Geest is a fantastic one, and we all wish him well.