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

Will Terrill

US Ocean


Will Terrill is the President of US Ocean LLC, the largest operator of US Flagged multipurpose vessels and a provider of global transportation and logistics solutions for the movement of military, humanitarian aid, breakbulk, hazardous, and project cargoes. US Ocean’s self-sustaining US Flag fleet is comprised of six vessels with diverse capabilities that include: Lift On/Lift Off, Roll On/Roll Off, Float On/Float Off and heavylift capacities of up to 900 MT.

US Ocean’s versatile fleet trades worldwide and has called more than 85 countries reaching every continent. The Company’s fleet supports a diverse range of governmental and commercial customers by performing voyages to austere locations such as McMurdo Bay, Antarctica; engaging in the transport of IMO/IMDG hazardous goods; carrying humanitarian aid goods to remote regions; supporting a variety of international coalition military exercises; and, transporting power, refinery, and infrastructure cargoes financed by the Export Import Bank of the United States, other US government loan and grant programs, or commercial customers.

Mr. Terrill started his commercial shipping career with Intermarine in 2006 and was named Vice President of Intermarine’s U.S. Flag Services in 2010. He was appointed as President of US Ocean in 2017. Mr. Terrill is a graduate of Gettysburg College (BA, History – 1993), University of Maine School of Law (JD, 1997) and Tulane School of Law (LLM – Maritime Law, 1998). He is based in Houston, Texas.

Sessions With Will Terrill

Thursday, 25 April

  • 03:30pm - 04:15pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 08:30 pm - 25/apr/2024 09:15 pm

    Strategies for Navigating Cargo Preference Regulations in the Green Energy Boom

    A welter of US government-backed funding worth billions of dollars is driving a gargantuan green energy buildout in the US. Developers; engineering, procurement, and construction companies (EPCs); original equipment manufacturers (OEMs); and all the associated project and breakbulk logistics service providers — forwarders, heavy-haul and engineered transportation providers, multipurpose and heavy-lift carriers, and many others — are eager to help build the components of this fundamental shift in energy generation. US government financing from Department of Energy programs and potentially through the Export-Import Bank of the United States may provide these projects with critical capital and favorable finance terms that aren’t available in the commercial finance market. Utilizing US government financing, however, requires compliance with laws that provide other strategic benefits to the US. This session will address some of the procurement- and transportation-related requirements that accompany US government financing for projects, with a focus on cargo preference regulations.