Curtin Maritime Appoints Maritime Policy Executive

Charles Costanzo. Photo: Curtin Maritime.

Maritime law and policy expert Charles Costanzo has joined Long Beach, Calif.-based Curtin Maritime to bolster the marine construction and transportation services company’s efforts in advocacy and governmental affairs, it was announced June 5.

Costanzo previously served as executive director of the Puget Sound Pilots since October 2021, overseeing the 56-pilot association and day-to-day operations.

Prior to that, he was general counsel and vice president – Pacific Region for the American Waterways Operators, advocating for members operating on the U.S. West Coast. And before that, he worked as an attorney specializing in environmental and regulatory matters.

“Charles is a highly experienced, skilled and knowledgeable maritime industry executive,” Curtin Maritime President Martin Curtin said. “His extensive knowledge of the industry’s regulatory and policy environment will be invaluable to our progress as we continue to grow the company and work on larger projects.”

“I look forward to working with Martin and the team to help the company build its capabilities to take advantage of the rapidly changing regulatory environment in air and water quality and to help Curtin Maritime excel in our responsibilities as a corporate citizen,” Costanzo said.

By Karen Robes Meeks