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CMA Shipping
38th Annual Expo & Conference
March 21-23, 2023Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

John McCown
Founder at Blue Alpha Capital


John D. McCown is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for Maritime Strategy. He is an internationally recognized expert in container shipping and maritime commerce. Mr. McCown has more than four decades of operating and investment experience in his field. He was a co-founder and CEO of U.S. flag carrier Trailer Bridge, Inc. and also formerly led transport investments at a large hedge fund.

Transportation pioneer Malcom McLean, the inventor of container shipping, mentored Mr. McCown and they worked together for twenty years. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is also the holder of two maritime related patents. Mr. McCown is the author of “Giants Of The Sea: Ships & Men Who Changed The World”, a book on the modern cargo shipping industry and how it developed. He advises, lectures and writes extensively about maritime issues and his regular reports on the container shipping sector are widely read and quoted.

Agenda Sessions

  • Vessel Data, Service Reliability and Route Optimization in Shipping


Speakers at this event