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John Vickerman

John Vickerman

John Vickerman


B.S., Architectural Engineering, with honors, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1971

M.S., Structural Engineering, with honors, University of California, Berkeley, 1976


John Vickerman is President of Vickerman Associates, LLC, a firm specializing in the planning and design of port, intermodal and freight logistics facilities.

John has become internationally known in the maritime and intermodal industry for providing innovative solutions to the many operational, planning and design issues confronting the marine and intermodal transportation practitioners. Much of his work focuses on assisting ports and shipping companies to recognize and prepare for future market and technological changes.

John Vickerman has worked on major port projects throughout the United States and the world for more than 35 years. Sixty-seven of the 90 North American deep-water general cargo ports have benefited from his strategic port master planning and development designs. His international work includes work for many of the Canadian Ports, the Ports of Rotterdam, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Melbourne, Australia, Puerto Rico, the Panama Canal Authority, the intermodal freight analysis for the Eurotunnel between England and France, the Port of Pecem, Brazil and emerging new transshipment port projects in Indonesia.

Mr. Vickerman has served as a member of the USDOT Freight Roundtable Advisory Board to the US Secretary of Transportation. He completed three terms as Chairperson for the Intermodal Freight Terminal Design and Operations Committee under the purview of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)/National Research Council (NRC), National Academy of Science. He has served on many national Policy Committees for the TRB and as an advisory board member to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Global Maritime and Transportation School.

Mr. Vickerman is currently serving as a Board of Director of the United States Maritime Research Center (USMRC) – Maritime Simulation Institute (MSI) in Newport, Rhode Island. John is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Great Lakes/Seaway Review.

John is both a licensed civil engineer and registered architect in 21 states and holds a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. He retired as a Captain in the Civil Engineer Corps of the United States Naval Reserve after 38 years of service. He resides with his wife Kaye in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Professional / U.S. National Registrations


Alabama, 2002
California, 1980
Connecticut, 2002
Dist. of Columbia, 2001
Florida, 2001
Hawaii, 1990
Illinois, 2001
Indiana, 1996
Maine, 2000
Maryland, 1987
Massachusetts, 1993
Mississippi, 1996
New Hampshire, 2001
New Jersey, 1991
New York, 1993
North Carolina, 2001
Pennsylvania, 1989
Rhode Island, 2001
Texas, 1996
Virginia, 1993


California, 1976
Florida, 1993
Maryland, 1997
Virginia, 1993
Washington, 1980

National Council of Architects
NCARB #32456

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