Johan Schild has spent nearly half a century at sea. In 1965, he first began his offshore career as a deck officer, eventually being promoted to Captain. During the first decade of his career, Schild worked all over the world on a variety of general cargo and container vessels.
In 1975, Schild took on the role of Marine Surveyor for the National Cargo Bureau. During this time, he performed a variety of marine surveys including some involving the supervision of securing heavy lift and project cargo. He also participated in the review and amending of the NCB Stability Course.
In 1977, Johan Schild went to work at NauTech Marine in New Orleans, Louisiana. In the 11 years that he served NauTech, Schild worked as President, Senior Surveyor, and Expert Witness. Through the company, Johan was a Port Captain for a variety of foreign shipping companies. He worked on heavy lifts, project cargos, and other vessels. Schild also performed a variety of surveys for the business and assisted in cultivating strong relationships with clients all over the world. Additionally, Schild was in charge of hiring all captains and chief engineers at NauTech and handled vessel maintenance and cleaning contracts.
Currently, Johan Schild is President and CEO of Marine Consultancy, LLC in Spanish Fort, Alabama. During his time at Marine Consultancy, LLC, Schild has worked on a variety of international projects. He has performed numerous surveys and worked to negotiate various maritime equipment and vessel sales on behalf of the company.