Canaveral Port Authority CEO John Murray Elected Chairman, National Cargo Bureau

Captain MurrayCanaveral Port Authority CEO and Port Director Capt. John W. Murray was elected Chairman of the Board of the National Cargo Bureau, Inc. (NCB) during the organization’s 71st Annual Meeting of Directors held this week. Capt. Murray will serve two, one-year terms as NCB’s Board Chairman replacing Robert C. Gallagher, who’s current term as Director expires this month. Other officers elected to the Board include Sean M. Dalton, as Deputy Chairman of the Board and Philip H. Greene, Jr., as Treasurer.
Capt. Murray has been a member of the National Cargo Bureau since 1997. He most recently served as Deputy Chairman of the Board, as well as Chairman of the NCB’s Executive Committee. 
The National Cargo Bureau is a non-profit organization founded in May 1952. The Bureau was created by a group of marine underwriters and the U.S. Coast Guard to aid the Coast Guard in discharging its responsibilities under the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea. The NCB acts with and enforces the regulations of the Coast Guard and provides a variety of services including surveying and certifying the secure loading and stowage of cargo and performs vessel safety inspections and surveys to ensure compliance with U.S. Coast Guard regulations and/or International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code regulations.
By assignment and under the authority of the U.S. Coast Guard, compliance certificates issued by National Cargo Bureau, Inc. may be accepted as prima facie evidence of compliance with the provisions of the Dangerous Cargo Act and the Rules and Regulations for Bulk Grain Cargo.
The National Cargo Bureau, Inc. operates on a nationwide basis and is a continuation and amplification on a broader base of inspection services formerly performed by the Board of Underwriters of New York and the Board of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco. Headquartered in New York City, the NCB has offices throughout the United States. 
In June 2018 National Cargo Bureau acquired Exis Technologies, the leading supplier of IT compliance systems for the management of dangerous goods in sea transport. With over 35 years’ experience supporting major shipping lines, ferry operators, port and terminals, logistics operators, freight forwarders, government and regulatory organizations worldwide, the Exis acquisition expanded the NCB’s mission internationally.