Mr. Hemingway attended the University of Washington graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. in Business Administration and becoming licensed as a Certified Public Accountant and real estate broker, all in 1979. In 1982, he graduated from the University of Washington Law School and joined the largest firm in Seattle, Bogle & Gates, after working for them while attending school.
In 1985, Mr. Hemingway joined the company as its general counsel. In 1987, Mr. Hemingway and John Gray formed Rail Management Services, which has grown to be one of the world’s largest operators of intermodal rail terminals. In 1989, he was promoted to senior vice president and director with responsibility for company administrative matters and establishing SSA Marine’s presence in the Atlantic and Gulf coasts. In 1991, Mr. Hemingway became president and CEO of the company.
In July 2012, Mr. Hemingway became chairman of the board of directors of the company after recruiting and hiring Knud Stubjkaer to join its senior management team as CEO. Mr. Hemingway remains active in serving the company and its employees and working with its shareholders, including his family which remains the largest shareholder of the company.
Mr. Hemingway initiated the development of Carrix’s international operations, including creation of one of the largest container terminal in Latin America, Manzanillo International Terminal (MIT) in Colón, Panama in 1994, the largest terminal operator in Mexico with four ports under TMMPyT in 1995 and the largest terminal operator in Chile with two ports in 1999. In July 1999, Mr. Hemingway and Matson Navigation formed SSA Terminals, LLC, which is now the largest container terminal operator on the West Coast.
In 2000, Mr. Hemingway reorganized SSA Marine into five operating divisions, a development division and branded its IT operation as Tideworks Technology, one of the world’s largest providers of information systems software and integration to the port industry. In 2003, the company established Carrix as its new brand for all its activities.
In 2007, Mr. Hemingway broadened the company’s ownership base by recruiting and adding a group of institutional investors consisting primarily of pension funds, led by Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners, the world’s largest infrastructure fund at that time.
Carrix affiliates have repeatedly won the “Best Container Terminal” by the Caribbean Shipping Association and first place in “Best Overall Standards for Marine Terminal Operators” in Marine Digest’s poll of shippers. Carrix remains the largest independent privately-held terminal operator.
Mr. Hemingway has served as chief executive officer, president and director of over 50 other Carrix affiliates and on the board of directors of over 20 joint ventures. Mr. Hemingway is a past member of the boards of the Pacific Maritime Association, National Association of Waterfront Employers and Pacific Merchant Shipping Association. He is chairman of the West Coast Terminal Operators Association and PierPass, an industry collaboration to improve air quality and traffic. He participates in a number of community and philanthropic organizations and endeavors.
On September 4, 2000, Mr. Hemingway was awarded the Order of Vasco Núñez de Balboa for distinguished service and contribution to the development of Panama. This is the highest honor conferred by the Government of Panama on outstanding foreign personalities.
On May 14, 2008, Mr. Hemingway was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame at an awards ceremony held at the United Nations. The Hall of Fame was established in 1993 by the Board of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey to honor maritime visionaries.
On September 30, 2010, Mr. Hemingway was presented the Connie Award at a ceremony celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII). The award is given to those who have made outstanding contributions to the containerization and intermodal industry.
On October 14, 2010, Mr. Hemingway was awarded the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business Distinguished Leadership Award at a gathering celebrating the “best of the best” of its alumni and local business leaders.
On July 21, 2011, Mr. Hemingway received the Port Pilot Award from the Port of Long Beach as part of its 100th centennial celebration. The Port Pilot Award recognizes leaders in government, industry and transportation who have made significant contributions to the advancement of world trade.