Eric Johansson

Capt. Johansson is a third-generation Port of New York and New Jersey tug captain. He has been at SUNY Maritime since 1994, and enjoys teaching and mentoring future professional mariners interested in towing, shipping, marine spatial planning, leadership and ship systems. He is founder of the annual SUNY Maritime College Towing Forum and author of several research projects.

  • Master of Science in International Transportation Management, SUNY Maritime College

  • Maritime Support Service Location Study I

  • Economic Analysis for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

  • Study of Small Business Dredge Needs for the Port of New York

  • New Jersey Offshore Wind Outlook

  • Economic Impact of Siltation on New York City's Small Waterways for the New York City Economic Development Corporation

  • Hunts Point Terminal Market: The Demand for Waterborne Transportation as a Part of the Outbound Distribution System for the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

  • Harbor Safety Committee, Port of New York and New Jersey

  • Energy Sub-Committee, Port of New York and New Jersey

  • Vice Chair of the Towing Safety Advisory Committee, Department of Homeland Security

  • Founder, annual SUNY Maritime Towing Forum

Honors & Awards
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Faculty Service

  • Plimsoll Award from Professional Mariner magazine

  • U.S. Coast Guard Public Service Commendation