Ed Zaninelli

President, Griffin Creek Consulting


Ed has been working in the Container Shipping Industry for over 40 years.  Ed started his career with Sealand Services out of NYC and move up in the company to Area Manager.  Following 14 years with Sealand Ed moved over to Ned Lloyd Lines for 5 years becoming Vice President of the North East Region working on cargo to and from the USA to all global areas.   Following this Ed moved to Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) starting in the Trans-Atlantic, moving into Refrigerated Trades and finally for the last 15 years into the VP position for exports from North America to Asia, the Middle East, the Sub Con, and India. 

Prior to joining Sealand Ed has been spent three years in Trucking management, two years in Warehouse management and three years in line production with Ford Motor Co.  


During his long career Ed has been involved in all aspects of shipping both export and import to include inland movement, via Truck, and Rail including extensive work on inland origins for all commodities.  Ed has also been extensively involved in the oversight of Customer Service, Contracting, Pricing, and Operations. 


Ed is now retired from OOCL and has started his own company named Griffin Creek Consulting.  Ed continues to be involved in major commodities movements via Container, working with clients to ensure they are advantaged in all aspects of container movements. 


The export markets are extremely volatile and Ed has the experience and strength to help customers attain the best services and cost savings available. 


Presently Ed is consulting on a major Warehouse development, Exports of Agri products including Cold chain management and other products such as Hay and Grains.  Also working with importers such as Lowes on cost savings and process management. 

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