Timothy Pickering, Maritime Administration

Tim joined the Maritime Administration’s Office of Ports & Waterways Planning in 2015 as the Operations Development Manager for America’s Marine Highway Program. His Program Office seeks to fully integrate waterborne transport into the nations surface transportation network. He works with public and private entities to develop freight services on the America’s Marine Highway System. His office makes Marine Highway Route and Project Designation recommendations to the Maritime Administrator and Secretary of Transportation. He also manages the Marine Highway’s Grant Program.

Before coming to MARAD, Tim worked for over 20 years at the Navy’s Military Sealift Command as the Transportation Officer.  His office chartered commercial ships and activated ships from the government-owned surge fleet to support operations and exercises around the world.  He is also a retired naval reserve officer, who served 23 years as a Supply Corps Officer.

Tim is a graduate of West Virginia University’s Institute of Technology and has a master’s degree from the Naval War College in Newport, RI.  He is married to Dr. Yana Rachinskaya and they reside in Owings Mills, MD.