Cliff Pyron

Georgia Ports Authority

Chief Commercial Officer

Cliff is responsible for providing the strategic leadership of the Georgia Ports Authority's business development, and trade development activities. His principal accountability being to develop all commercial activities to sustain long-term profitable growth and market share leadership. This includes sales, marketing, economic development, customer service, and agency-related activities.

With a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from East Carolina University, Cliff has more than 40 years of experience in liner container shipping, logistics and port sector of the maritime industry. Prior to his appointment to the GPA in 2008, he served as Vice President - Sales, for NYK Line - North America in Secaucus, New Jersey.

Cliff previously worked at Maersk-Sealand as Vice President - Sales, Southeast Region and was with the organization for a combined total of 19 years, more than five years in Hong Kong with Sea-Land Service, Inc. as General Manager, Hong Kong & So. China. He has had various liner, logistics, operational, marketing leadership capacities.     

Sessions With Cliff Pyron

Thursday, 24 June

  • 01:00pm - 01:30pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 11:00 am - 24/jun/2021 11:30 am

    Business Innovation

    Aligning Port Strategy with Key Shipper Interests


    With the "Changing of the Guard", leading innovative ports are putting shipper interests first. The challenge is how to put that into practice. In this case study, get to hear from a leading US shipper on how they partnered up with their port to commit to a long-term journey of strategic growth together .