Rich Roche

Mohawk Global

Senior Vice President

Rich Roche has worked in the NVOCC field for the last 28 years in Syracuse NY where he is currently Senior Vice President at Mohawk Global Logistics. He also supports the forwarding industry nationally through NCBFAA where he is Chairman of the NVOCC sub-committee. He served on three of the FMC’s Innovation Teams covering supply chain and detention & demurrage issues. He previously worked at Hapag-Lloyd, and as a licensed marine cargo insurance broker in Manhattan. Rich is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY where he received a bachelor’s degree in Nautical Science & Marine Transportation and was commissioned in the United States Naval Reserve. During his seagoing career, Rich sailed as deck officer aboard breakbulk ships, oil tankers, ro/ro’s and containerships, upgrading his license to Chief Mate of vessels any gross tons upon oceans and First-Class Pilot on the Upper Bay of NY Harbor. Rich regularly appears as an expert witness in maritime related cases that include cargo claims, documentation, and contract disputes. Rich is currently serving a three-year term on the National Shippers Advisory Committee to the FMC.

Sessions With Rich Roche

Tuesday, 28 February

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm (PST) / 28/feb/2023 07:30 pm - 28/feb/2023 08:15 pm

    TPM Academy: OSRA 2022 — Invoice Requirements and Charge Complaints for Detention & Demurrage

    The Ocean Shipping Reform Act of 2022 was signed into law by President Biden on June 16, 2022. Whereas OSRA 2022 addresses multiple challenges associated with the US container supply chain, the big topics of interest revolve around invoice requirements for ocean carriers that are specific to demurrage and detention, as well as how parties can dispute charges by filing a “Charge Complaint” with the Federal Maritime Commission. This real-world analysis of OSRA 2022 will begin with an update of where things stand with the implementation of the act and then go into detail about how carriers are now required to structure invoices for demurrage and detention, and what shippers must to do submit valid charge complaints to the FMC. An integral component of the multiple classes offered on maritime logistics, this is a must attend for all TPM attendees.