Shifting economic conditions, customer expectations, the emergence of new technologies and environmental regulations are constant pressures facing ports and their customers. Moreover, confronting logistics and transportation challenges is required for increased port and regional trade competitiveness. During this time of heightened uncertainty and renewed optimism, the Association of Pacific Ports has invited a panel of industry experts to facilitate a guided discussion that offers insights into navigating the currents in a rapidly changing post COVID world.

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Association of Pacific Ports 2021 AGM Presentation


Maritime Cargo & Industry Trends 

Logistics Infrastructure & Investment 

  • Major Ports and Competing Gateways 
  • Regionally Significant Ports 

Policy Impacts Driving the Nature of the Trade Opportunities 

  • Competition 
  • Environment and Sustainability

Value Creation Opportunities to Address Trade Growth Questions and Answers 

Session Moderator

Darryl Anderson (MBA), a transportation and maritime logistics executive with expertise in international business development, cross-functional team leadership, and competitive market positioning, delivering positive outcomes with robust and sustainable gains. He 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. In addition, he helps clients identify and capitalizes on emerging business opportunities. Darryl is an experienced transportation conference program manager, independent maritime journalist, published researcher and author whose work has informed senior decision-makers within government and businesses across Canada and beyond.

Featured speakers

Ms. Hanh D. Le-Griffin (Ph.D.). is Director, Ports and Marine Terminals for Hatch Engineering and is also an Adjunct Associate Professor Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of Southern California. At Hatch, she directs and delivers marine terminal and port master planning and development projects in North America and leads international marine terminal technical expertise training and integration. Responsible for technical due diligence of marine port asset acquisitions worldwide, generating capacity analysis and CAPEX, OPEX models to evaluate alternative financial and development scenarios. Project Manager and Technical Analyst for over 100 medium to large scale projects related to Maritime Freight Transportation, Port Operations/Planning and Freight Transportation System Analysis in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, Caribbean, Panama, China, Japan, South East Asia and Vietnam. Clients include transportation and government agencies (DOT), private infrastructure asset management groups, investment bankers, shipping lines and port operators, and international funding institutions.

Philip Davies (MA) is a transportation economist with over thirty-five years of experience in market research, freight planning, and intercity passenger transportation. Phil specialties include drayage, port operations, goods movement and land use, intermodal facilities and shortline railways, and economic analysis and program review projects encompassing transportation economics, logistics, social impacts, environmental issues and technology. Since founding Davies Transportation Consulting Inc, .he has led major studies on multimodal transportation, goods movement and land use, port trucking, port operations, intermodal facilities and shortline railways, economic analysis and program review, and aviation. Clients have included Saudi Railways Organization, Transport Canada, the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation, the Ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Seattle, Northwest Seaport Alliance, Portland, local governments, and the private sector clients.