Capt. Eddie Compass IV’s mission is to create value in the maritime industry to clients while helping to reduce inefficiencies and save them money.
After graduating from St. Augustine High School he went on to Texas A&M University with a full academic scholarship to obtain a bachelor of science degree in marine transportation.
He then became a Third Mate Navigational Officer. During this time he circumnavigated the world and visited foreign lands, while taking note of the business side of the maritime industry. Finally, while working as a seasoned captain and master mariner, he purchased his first two vessels and founded Next Generation Logistics, LLC.
“The U.S. is in a historically underperforming market for oil and gas,” he says. “We’ve been in this state for some time. As necessity demands innovation, the best trick for overcoming this market hurdle was to improve upon the inefficiencies of industry standards.” He diversified into dredging, hydrographic surveying and maritime construction: “the pivot we needed,” he says.
A proud Christian, Compass says that he strives to operate the company with the same moral compass instilled through his faith.