Capt. John W. Murray Named Port Canaveral CEO

john murrayCanaveral Port Authority Commissioners have selected shipping line executive Capt. John W. Murray as the next chief executive officer of Port Canaveral.

Murray currently is the president and CEO of Hapag-Lloyd USA, LLC, a global liner shipping company in Tampa that operates about 150 modern container ships and transports more than five million containers per year. 

Commission Chairman Jerry Allender said he hopes to have a negotiated contract with Murray on this month’s Commission meeting agenda scheduled for January 20. 

Outgoing CEO John E. Walsh’s last day is January 21. If necessary, Port Canaveral CFO Rodger Rees will step into the CEO role in the interim.

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