Michael LaFleur

Port of San Diego

Vice President, Maritime

Michael LaFleur joined the Port of San Diego as the Vice President of Maritime in October 2019 and oversees the Maritime portfolio, which includes a cruise terminal, two cargo terminals, a commercial fishing fleet facility, and the maritime working waterfront, including shipyard facilities. For seven years before joining the Port, LaFleur served as CEO of shipping, terminal, and warehousing company servicing South Florida and the Bahamas. In addition, he has held CEO and COO roles in shipping companies servicing the U.S. mainland to Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic and an inland tug and barge operation in the U.S. river network. Earlier in his career, LaFleur worked at sea shipping for both Chevron and Military Sealift Command and sailed up to Chief Officer transporting cargo worldwide

Sessions With Michael LaFleur

Thursday, 24 June

  • 03:55pm - 04:40pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 01:55 pm - 24/jun/2021 02:40 pm


    IAPH Regional: Perspectives on the North American Cruise Market

    The North American cruise sector has been one of the hardest-hit markets by the COVID19 pandemic. With the cruise fleet largely in lay-up and major tourist destination ports impacted, the upscaled vaccination programs in the US and Canada are now beginning to offer hope for a restart to the cruise and passenger vessel business. What will the startup look like, and what will ports need to do to play their role in the sustainable reemergence and prosperity of cruise voyaging, both ashore and at sea?