• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Jose A. Severin

The Mercury Group

Business Development Manager

Jose Graduated Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. After graduation Jose worked in the Mining Industry, with different roles in SNC-Lavalin Chile, an Engineering company specialized in Infrastructure and Mining projects based out of Canada.

At SNC-Lavalin Jose specialized in Project Management, Procurement and Contracts Negotiation/Management.

After his experience in the mining industry, Jose switched to the Maritime Industry, joining the Ultramar group as Consultant for its Ports division, to later relocate to Mobile, AL in March 2016 to work as Project Manager for Norton Lilly International, part of the Ultramar Group; there Jose focused in Business Development and managed different facets of business, from transportation to Vendor Management.

In 2021 Jose assumed leadership of Southern Cargo Handling, a new venture by the group offering Non Union Stevedoring and logistics services at the Port of Mobile, Alabama. Jose was tasked with building this business from the original business model to the launching and ramp up of operations.

In 2023 Jose joins Mercury Resources to focus on Business Development and is based in Daphne, AL, where he lives with his wife and three young children.

Sessions With Jose A. Severin

Thursday, 25 April

  • 11:15am - 11:45am (CST) / 25/apr/2024 04:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 04:45 pm

    Breakbulk Academy: Breakbulk, Box, Bulk, or Air -- Choosing the Best Mode

    Working out which mode of transportation offers cargo owners the best, most efficient deal with the least risk on any given trade route can be a major pain point for breakbulk shippers. With current rates for containers back having retreated to pre-COVID levels, one might assume that containerized transportation will always be the first choice. However, breakbulk shippers have many factors to contend with, including cargo that must move on widely varying trade routes in widely varying amounts, schedule-sensitive cargo, and dealing with natural and geopolitical complications that are out of their control. Diversification of transportation modes to spread costs and risk is a lesson many learned, or re-learned, during the COVID market. What drives the decision to ship breakbulk or containerized? How does the logistics team ensure that their colleagues understand these complicated supply chain considerations and costs? And how do they plan and manage risk in an increasingly uncertain world? This session will explore the key choices and factors breakbulk shippers face when deciding which mode of transportation to use.