Leadership

Fresh Perspectives

By Lori Musser Once in a while, every seaport faces a fresh problem, or has a wrench thrown into the works creating a situation that just can’t be solved conventionally. While in-house talent typically tackles the tough issues, sometimes an outside perspective is needed to bring about the best solution. This appears to be especially true of digital and technology ...

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GUEST ARTICLE: Disrupted Leadership

5 Questions Boards Should Ask in the Pandemic Environment By Tim McNamara, K.D., Odgers Berndtson Now is the time for boards and senior leaders to consider how leadership will be defined in a professional environment where COVID-19 is the backdrop. In the current pandemic and in a post-peak COVID-19 world, boards and senior management are being required to reassess the ...

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The Right People at the Right Time

Seaports need specialized skill sets that vary by port and evolve over time, which means human resource departments are being continually tasked with aligning ports’ needs with skilled candidates.

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Getting Down with Partnering Up

A port is only as good as its partners. Seaports depend on strong partnerships with a range of interests to capitalize on the opportunities and navigate the challenges that determine their short-term and long-term success.

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Port Mastery

The port of the future is one that interlaces logistics needs, community expectations and shipping/cargo demands in addition to planning on terminal growth and change. As ports are modernizing, growing and changing, master planners are coming up with ways to creatively incorporate innovative ideas that wind together and present a user-, community- and business-friendly front.

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Shifting Trade Routes Shape Seaports

Shifting trade routes present a challenge to seaports whose strategies and investments in infrastructure and services are shaped by trade flows * By Lori Musser* History has been made by trade. In earlier times, gaining access to silk, spices, tea, salt and other precious commodities triggered rebellion, kindled colonization and created fortunes. The aggregation of products by origin, waypoint and ...

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Data-Informed Decision Making

By Mary Lou Jay Seaports have always used data – like the number of TEUs handled or passengers served – to measure their current success and to plan for the future. Now they have the potential to do even more. New methods of collecting information and the growth of computing power and cloud storage has made it possible for ports ...

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The Art of Business Development

“Business Development”…it’s a big name for something that, in its purest form, is really quite simple. Whether in the maritime sector or any other, business development is really just sales and marketing with a strategic vision and focus. It’s the allocation and use of personnel and resources to galvanize your port’s long-term vision and viability while maximizing its current and ...

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