Keystone Shipping Co.



Keystone’s success in meeting and exceeding customer expectations is based on the complete and active engagement of our loyal, dedicated, highly-trained and experienced staff – both ashore and afloat. All hands are committed to the highest standards of safety, security and efficiency. As stewards of the environment, we recognize our responsibility to deliver pollution-free operations, every day.


Under the guidance of the company officers and management team, Keystone’s staffing practices have allowed the company to attract and retain some of the industry’s most experienced and accomplished professionals. Thousands of years of maritime knowledge and experience are also embedded within the shore side team. Collectively, the skill sets of the Keystone shoreside team includes substantial seagoing experience and employment with other maritime operations. Skills encompass the full array of maritime disciplines: fleet operations, marine services, chartering, finance and accounting, insurance and risk management, marine personnel and labor management, engineering, purchasing, safety, environmental management, and information technology.


Our focus on teamwork, company-wide, enables Keystone to deliver the highest standards in all areas of operations at all times. Working in a privately owned company allows Keystone stakeholders to feel connected with management and leadership all the way up to senior management. The entire Keystone workforce is fully integrated with the management team. Keystone leads with robust layers of experience, knowledge, passion and commitment.


Keystone personnel currently serve on:

Chamber of Shipping of America Board (Chair)
Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP)
ABS Council
ABS Ship Operations Committee
ABS Americas Technical Committee
ABS Great Lakes Technical Committee
U.S. Coast Guard Chemical Transportation   
Advisory Committee
National Safety Council Marine Transportation Waterborne Safety
Lake Carriers Association (Board Member)
Lake Carriers Association Navigation Committee
Lake Carriers Engineering Committee
Lake Carriers Operations Committee
North of England P&I Association
(Board member)
International Tanker Owners’ Pollution Federation
(Board member)
American Petroleum Institute
Marine Preservation Association
National Defense Transportation Association
Washington Exceptional Compliance Program Certification

Mitch Koslow

Don Kurz

Phil Fisher

Bruce Fernie

Andrew Hake

Joe Wassel







Industry affiliations:

United States representative to the International Chamber of Shipping
ABS Council
American Petroleum Institute
International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation
(Board Member)
Marine Preservation Association
National Defense Transportation Association
North of England Protection & Indemnification Association
(Board Member)
Tanker Structures Cooperative Forum
Washington Exceptional Compliance Program (ECOPRO) Certification


Management Committee, from left:
Phil Fisher, Lou Cavaliere, Don Kurz,
Bruce Fernie, Joe Wassel, and
Mitch Koslow