Andrew Black


Andrew is focused on improving the scope and quality of Moran Shipping's services.

Andrew serves as President of Moran Shipping Agencies.  He began his career in the maritime industry working for Moran in 2005 as a Vessel Agent in the Port of Houston.  Andrew thereafter gained extensive commercial maritime experience in Texas, California, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.  This upbringing exposed him from an early age to the complexities of international sea-borne trade and provided Andrew with the opportunity to personally attend, and direct thousands of vessel turnarounds across the U.S. To add to his understanding of vessel operations and maritime activities, Andrew also completed courses in Business of Shipping, Ship Brokerage & Chartering Vessel Operations, LPG Transportation, Maritime Awareness, Security & Terrorism Training, and National Incident Management System Training.

Andrew received his J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2019. While in law school, Andrew served as a Judicial Intern in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit for the Honorable Judge Bruce Selya. He also worked as a Student Attorney for the Startup Law Clinic, which provides strategic legal and business advice to student entrepreneurs in the BU and MIT communities. Following the completion of his legal studies, Andrew further developed his legal skills as a Litigation Associate for Farrell Smith O'Connell LLP - a full-service law firm with a focus on maritime, admiralty, and general civil litigation. As an associate, Andrew represented dozens of clients on a variety of legal issues including cargo loss events, vessel arrests, salvage awards, limitation of liability actions, defense of maritime insureds against crewmember injuries, and contract disputes.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts
State of Rhode Island
U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts
U.S. District Court, District of Rhode Island
United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

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