Who We Are

Haugen Consulting LLC was established in 1995. Over the years, in addition to achieving significant demurrage savings, Haugen Consulting’s business has evolved to include additional value-added services such as third party demurrage rebilling and maximizing collection; contract review; and, vessel time charter performance tracking. Since 1995, Haugen Consulting continues to achieve positive bottom-line results. The long-term business relationships enjoyed with our clients is self-evident of Haugen’s high performance standards.

Our Haugen Consulting Team:

Brendan Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer

Brendan joined Haugen Consulting (HC) in 2002.  Brendan’s expertise results from a unique range of experiences including: operating as in-house demurrage consultant to both BP Shipping in Chicago and STUSCO in Houston, operating as account manager for numerous cornerstone clients, and continuously developing and presenting HC’s training courses worldwide. Brendan launched the HC Houston office in 2005.   In 2012, Brendan transitioned to Shell to help manage its Demurrage Americas department where amongst other accomplishments he further increased his global awareness by working in Shell’s Houston, Barbados, London, and Rotterdam offices before ultimately returning to HC in 2015.  Brendan was educated at Haverford College in Pennsylvania.

Tom Haugen, Vice President

Tom formally joined Haugen Consulting in 2012, but his involvement began in 1996 when he was helping his mom and Haugen Consulting’s founder, Kathy Haugen, seal TANKVOYager newsletter envelopes around the kitchen table. Now he is the account manager and primary point of contact for many of HC’s demurrage claim outsourcing clients.  He has been an in-house demurrage consultant for a global trading firm, written comprehensive laytime and demurrage contract clauses that are still in use today, regularly gives HC’s demurrage training courses around the globe, assists in managing HC’s Houston office, and is a contributing writer for HC’s TANKVOYager’s demurrage articles.  Tom graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Aerospace Engineering.

Gabriella Gargya, European Manager

Gabriella started our European office in Budapest in September 2019.  She has over 17 years of maritime industry experience with 11 of those years as a manager of post fixture teams.  Now at Haugen Consulting, she brings that extensive managerial experience to our growing team in Budapest and delivers our established brand of services to the European market.  Gabriella graduated from University of Debrecen, Hungary with a MSc in International Business and Economics.