Managing Director • International Business Strategist • Maritime Transport • Multimodal Logistics Expert
Transportation and logistics executive with expertise in international business development, cross-functional team leadership, and competitive market positioning, delivering positive outcomes with robust and sustainable gains. Darryl’s mission is to help organizations overcome the obstacles of moving goods and people to market. Customers range in size from a $16 billion diversified international shipping company to the leadership teams of private and public-sector organizations. Darryl has served client from, or with projects interests in, North America, Australia/New Zealand, Europe, The Gulf Cooperation Council Region, West and South Africa and South America.
Mr. Anderson integrates global macroeconomic trends with local market conditions, operational insights and regulatory knowledge to enlarge market share and maximize margin for small and mid-cap firms. He helps clients achieve the lowest cost delivery of products utilizing, road, rail, marine transport as well as other logistics options.
Talented and inventive professional with a proven track record of accelerating revenue growth through the strategic and tactical development of transportation networks, logistics facilities, and process improvement. Identifies and capitalizes on emerging business ventures to propel an organization to the top tier of its industry. Thus, driving improved business performance, shareholder value and creating competitive advantage.
Mr. Anderson’s private sector leadership roles have included Managing Director, Wave Point Consulting Ltd, President & CEO of the Port Alberni Port Authority, Business Development Manager for the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority. Non-profit and public sector involvement includes serving as Executive Director, Mercy Ships Canada, Policy Manager, Rail, Intermodal & Marine for Alberta Transportation, Manager, Trade Policy and Business Intelligence for Alberta Energy department and Chief Harbour Authority Implementation for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
He earned his MBA (with Distinction) from the Australian Maritime College, Bachelor’s degree from Trinity Western University and a Diploma in Urban Land Economic from the University of British Columbia. Mr. Anderson holds a Certificate in Shipping & Maritime Operations from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Mr. Anderson serves on the Mercy Ships Canada Advisory Council. He is a executive member of the Pacific Region of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transportation – North America and APICS representative, member at large, Vancouver Island Region of the Vancouver Chapter and associate member of the Real Estate Institute of British Columbia.
Mr. Anderson has established himself as a published researcher and author whose work has informed senior decision makers within government and in businesses across Canada and beyond. Quoted in leading international publications Bloomberg News, The Journal of Commerce, IHSMarkit/Fairplay and the Financial Times. As a sought-after provider of trade and marine transportation intelligence and advisory services, he contributes to the Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, BC Shipping News, Canadian Sailings, Canadian Naval Review, Canadian Transportation Research Forum, the Journal of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association, Maritime Studies, and Shipping Network, among others. He is a frequent media contact and commentator in news sources such as Business in Vancouver, CBC, Canadian Press, CTV, Financial Post, The Journal of Commerce, The Globe and Mail, SeaTrade Magazine, SAFETY4SEA, The Foundry @ Time Inc., Vancouver Sun and Wood Business.