Transportation

ARTHUR R. SAVAGE

PRESIDENT, A.R. SAVAGE & SON, TAMPA

Savage’s primary business is as a ship’s agent, representing ship owners, charterers and managers by handling logistics arrangements required to get ships into port, loaded or discharged and out. It also operates a ship services company that provides line-handling to moor ships, remove waste and deliver parcels. The Savage family has lived in Tampa for five generations and helped establish the port. Savage, president since 1997, also has been consul of Norway for Central Florida since 1998 and consul of Denmark for Central Florida since 1993.

EDUCATION Plant High School and two years of college
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION In high school, I started working on our harbor tug as a crew member. After graduating high school, I started working full time on our tug and at our fertilizer bagging plant while attending college. I went to sea to get some deep-sea experience and advance my license. I returned to the company in 1984 and worked under my mother until she retired in 1998.
ADMIRES Capt. John Murray, executive director of Port Canaveral. John is a very intelligent leader with diverse experience.
WORRIES ABOUT Safety of my children and threats to our business. The Port of Tampa has lost over 40% of its tonnage and over 50% of its ships in the last 30 years to foreign competition and pipelines.
FAVORITE PART OF JOB Leading and learning. I am not a micro-manager and like to set expectations, invest in training and give people the freedom to do well.
READING Scaling Up, by Verne Harnish

Paul Anderson

Port Tampa Bay

Frank DiBello

Space Florida

JOHN E. FENTON

PATRIOT RAIL AND PORTS

Mark Gale

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Jim Gattoni

Landstar System

Patrick Goddard

Brightline

Eric Green

JaxPort

Bobby Harris

BlueGrace Logistics

Juan Kuryla

PortMiami

JUAN CARLOS LISCANO

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Joe Lopano

Tampa International Airport

JOHN W. MURRAY

CANAVERAL PORT AUTHORITY

ANANTH PRASAD

FLORIDA TRANSPORTATION BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION

STEVEN ROSSUM

SILVER AIRWAYS AND SEABORNE AIRLINES

Robert Sanchez

Ryder System

ARTHUR R. SAVAGE

A.R. SAVAGE & SON