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720 East E Street
Wilmington,  California   90744
Phone: (310) 816-6500 · Fax: (310) 816-6519

Stefano Borzone
President, Metro Cruise Services


Stefano Borzone graduated as a Sea Captain from the Marine Academy in Genova, Italy and started his career at sea as a Navigation Officer on Princess Cruises in 1985. He sailed for several years in different senior capacities and obtained a Master License for worldwide trade.

Stefano started his first land-based position in 1995, when he was appointed as Assistant Manager in Marine Operations at Princess headquarters in Los Angeles. In 1998, Stefano relocated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to assume the position of Director of Marine and Port Operations at Silversea Cruises. Keeping pace with the cruise industry's consolidation following the events of 9/11, Stefano took the position of Director of Nautical Operations at Crystal Cruises, back in Los Angeles. In his new capacity, he was responsible for marine and port operations, security compliance, itinerary planning and maritime affairs. During each year of Stefano's tenure, Crystal was named the Best Cruise Line in the World and received the Best Cruise Itineraries Award from the travel industry's most respected organizations.

In May 2005, Stefano joined Metropolitan Stevedore Company and was appointed as President of Metro Cruise Services, Metro Shore Services and PCST in November 2005.

Stefano is a member of U.S. Coast Guard's Area Maritime Security Committee for Central California and served as a member of the International Council of Cruise Lines' Security Committee, Safety Committee and Technical Committee. He holds a US Certificate of Equivalency for a MS in Maritime Security Management and is certified as a Marine Trainer.

Jamshid Pezeshk
VP Cruise Operations & Business Development


Jamshid Pezeshk’s maritime career started at the Merchant Marine Academy in New York in 1973. Jamshid completed his higher education with honors and received a bachelor’s degree in science in the field of marine transportation from State University of New York. Upon his graduation, he successfully passed and received his United States Coast Guard third mate deck license.

Jamshid entered the shipping industry by sailing as a third and second mate on a multi-purpose super-handy size vessel, carrying a variety of cargo to the ports of the world. His strong sense of ethics and his team building ability helped him to shift his focus to successful shore related maritime activity when he accepted a position as a break-bulk superintendent in the pacific northwest region.

Jamshid joined Metro’s team in September, 1981 as a bulk superintendent. In over twenty-six years in a variety of managerial roles, Jamshid accumulated diverse experience in all phases of stevedoring operations including labor relations. He was promoted to Director of Business development in 2007, and immediately began expanding our operations to South Carolina and Florida where he remains focused on our continued growth.

John Oldefendt
Director, Ground Services

Lorenzo Looper
Director, Cruise Operations

Captain Samuel Jebananthan
Director of Safety, Security & Environmental Compliance

Joseph Lockhart
Regional Manager, Southern California

Kevin Wong
Terminal Manager, San Francisco Cruise Operations

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