Owner and founder of Monson Offshore, Dale has been involved in shipping agency for 50 years, originally as an employee of a shipping agent in Fremantle and later starting Monson Agencies Australia in 1981.
The offshore agency section within the company expanded and in 2008 Dale formed a separate company, Monson Offshore, to develop and specialise this business.
Dale continues to be involved with the daily operations of Monson Offshore. The success of the company, along with the continued success of Monson Agencies Australia, can be attributed to the fact that he passes his wealth of knowledge onto all members of his staff.
With more than 40 years’ experience, Andrew knows the offshore shipping industry inside-out. He began his career with a shipping agent in London and joined the Monson team almost 20 years ago, first with Monson Agencies then transferring to Monson Offshore when the company was formed in 2008.
Andrew liaises with the company’s clients, promotes the business and bids on new projects and agency work. Having worked for many years as an Operations Manager, Andrew’s depth of knowledge and varied experience is invaluable. He enjoys being part of a small company and a tight knit team that works hard and has a lot of fun along the way.
Tom started working at Monson Offshore in 2011 following a successful career as a chef in Ireland, Scotland, New Zealand and Fremantle.
In his current role as Operations Manager based in Fremantle, Tom attends vessels in the local port, travels to other ports as required and supervises outport offices/agents.
Tom is reliable, trustworthy and adaptable, and he works well under pressure to achieve deadlines. Backed by managerial experience and strong communication skills, Tom is an effective team member with a focus on delivering outstanding service. He also strives to achieve operational efficiencies wherever possible for the benefit of Monson’s clients.
Robbie moved into the offshore shipping industry after 20 years in the Royal Australian Navy.
He spent the next 20 years working for Northern Territory Shipping Agencies in Darwin as the Assistant Manager and Seismic Manager Australia, where he was the contact for all agency services for the port of Darwin, as well as for ports outside NT.
Robbie handled all contract negotiations for seismic and offshore construction vessels, pre-arrival support services, logistic requirements for port calls, and transport and freight forwarding arrangements.
Now with Monson Offshore based in Fremantle, Robbie’s current role involves all aspects of offshore agency work, which he conducts with common-sense practicality and a good sense of humour.
Erin is a valued team player who enjoys working with clients from start to finish of a project to achieve a successful outcome. Her strong experience, adaptable way of working and attention to detail make her an asset to Monson Offshore.
Erin started working in the offshore shipping industry on a Defence contract and it inspired her to expand her skillset. She joined NT Shipping Agencies in 2010 and has since worked in most ports of Australia, gaining a huge range of experience in the process.
As a senior agent in the Monson Offshore Karratha branch, Erin works on a variety of contracts with a range of clients – all of whom like things done differently. She also assists with the company’s seismic operations across Australia.
Tim has almost 30 years’ experience in the offshore shipping industry and formal qualifications including a Diploma of Maritime Business. He is also committed to keeping abreast of current industry requirements.
Tim’s professional expertise includes land-based offshore logistics management, ship agency, commodities trading, contract and account management, business administration, ship broking and vessel chartering.
An excellent communicator, Tim has held a variety of managerial roles throughout his career, predominantly based in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Tim first joined the Monson team for 18 months in 1994 as Assistant Operations Manager before returning in 2008 as the Operations Manager, bringing with him a wealth of valuable offshore shipping experience.
Clayton brings 15 years’ vessel agency & stevedoring experience to the Monson Offshore team. He also brings local expertise and a broad knowledge of the shipping industry, having serviced all remote ports across the Northern Territory and Western Australia.
Clayton has worked in Darwin for the past 9 years. As Commercial Manager, he focuses on marketing Monson Offshore’s large portfolio of services to new clients, as well as ensuring current clients receive professional and prompt service.
Client satisfaction is a key goal. Clayton prides himself on maintaining positive client relationships and strives to achieve problem-free vessel calls, rectifying any issues that occur as quickly as possible. He enjoys working in the fast-paced offshore industry, overcoming the inevitable challenges that arise.
Karl manages vessel operations for the Darwin office, focusing on the oil & gas rig tenders.
After spending almost 9 years as a heavy diesel mechanic, Karl decided on a career change to expand his knowledge and skills. He had always held an interest in the offshore shipping industry, as his father dedicated 30 years of his life to running a successful agency company in Darwin.
Karl brings many valuable skills to Monson Offshore, which he developed earlier in his career as Acting Foreman, such as leadership, organisation and problem solving. He enjoys achieving client satisfaction and meeting tough deadlines whilst keeping vessel turnaround time to a minimum.