Chris Connor provided LM's Berman with an update on how the White House's American Jobs Act could impact the U.S.-based port infrastructure efforts.
Other topics covered included: the intersection of port congestion and the elevated state of U.S. imports, lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, the outlook for Peak Season, and the ongoing container shortage.
Chris Connor was previously Global President & Chief Executive Officer of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS (WWL), one of the world’s largest ocean car carriers, and vehicle logistics groups. As CEO, he guided the company through a period of significant transformation in its core ocean transport business, while driving rapid growth in the vehicle logistics arena.
Chris has more than 38 years of experience in international shipping and logistics, and began his career at United States Lines in 1981, followed by Crowley Maritime in 1987, prior to joining Wallenius Lines in 1994. Chris is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), where he earned a Board Governance Fellowship designation in March 2017. He has served as a keynote speaker and panelist for several national summits including the Automotive Supply Chain Congress and The Economist World Ocean Summit.