Chris Waterson

General Manager
Waterson Terminal Services, LLC

Chris Waterson has been involved in the Blue Economy for his entire professional career, starting with Waterson Stevedoring in 2003 as an equipment and facilities maintenance tech, supporting stevedoring activities at ProvPort while also attending Bentley College. After graduating in May of 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing, Chris started full time for the newly formed Waterson Terminal Services as Assistant Operations manager. Now, as General Manager, Chris is responsible for all day to day activities at the ProvPort facility, as well as heading up WTS’s marketing and business development program. During his time with WTS, Chris has been directly responsible for the efficient loading/unloading of approximately 10 million tons of bulk and break bulk cargo, as well as attracting new tenants to the port, such as McInnis Cement, Deepwater Wind, GE Renewables, Grimaldi/ACL and Orsted. Chris has also expanded WTS’s operation to the Port’s of Davisville and New Bedford with a focus on servicing new vehicle OEMs and the emerging US Offshore Wind industry.

Placing a priority on responsible growth, Chris has developed WTS’s sustainability program through partnership with Green Marine, an industry-backed environmental certification program, including active participation in the EPA’s Port/Community Working Group and the Providence Resilience Partnership. Chris recently earned his MBA from Bryant University, graduating in May of 2017 with a concentration in Supply Chain Management. He is also a board member of the Propeller Club of Narragansett Bay, a business network dedicated to the promotion of the maritime industry and a member of the State of Rhode Island Transportation Advisory Committee.