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CMA Shipping
40th Annual Expo & Conference
April 1-3, 2025Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Patrick PJ McGrath
Vice President Sales - Northeast at Hapag-Lloyd


PJ McGrath has held the position SVP Trade Management for Hapag-Lloyd since January of 2012, domiciled in Piscataway NJ. TP is an integral part Hapag Lloyds strategy and second largest of 8 round trip trades. Responsibilities include network of 18 ship systems handling over one and a half million TEU per annum.

PJ graduated Robert Morris University in 1991 with a double major in Marketing and Logistics. After holding several positions with multiple domestic LTL trucking companies, he moved to an international shipping career with Hapag Lloyd in 1997.

From 1997 through 2006 PJ held various positions in Trade Management, Inside Sales and Area Marketing at Hapag Lloyd Americas. In 2007, he moved to region Asia HQ in Singapore and over the span of 5 years held the positions of Trade Director for Trans Pacific, Latin America and Asia Europe trades.

Upon completion of his international assignment PJ was promoted to an executive position back in Region Americas as SVP Trade Management Trans Pacific / Oceania. Hapag Lloyd has seen growth more than double the market rate over the course of the last five years. We have re organized the department blueprint and expanded coverage with an Asia pricing team. The TP trade is well positioned in advance of our merger with UASC for seamless integration and future expansion.

Agenda Sessions

  • The Future of Maritime Supply Chain Logistics: Inflation, near shoring and non-stop disruption