• April 24-26, 2024 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Christopher Popjoy

QSL America

Business Development

Christopher Popjoy currently leads Business Development in the Great Lakes and Mississippi River corridor for QSL America, a stevedore and port terminal operator.

Chris began his transportation career with the railroad, hiring into the ranks as a brakeman over 20 years ago in Chicago. He has served in operating and commercial roles at Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern Railway and Canadian Pacific. Chris also served in commercial and planning roles with C.H. Robinson, ExxonMobil and Stolt-Nielsen. His unique transportation background and approach help create balanced and sustainable solutions for carrier and customer.

Chris is a graduate of Arizona State University, and has served in board an executive roles with the Transportation Club of Houston, New Orleans Board of Trade, and several regional trade and transportation organizations. He resides in Chicago with his wife Lisa, and their two wonderful children.

Sessions With Christopher Popjoy

Friday, 21 April

  • 02:00pm - 02:45pm (CST) / 21/apr/2023 07:00 pm - 21/apr/2023 07:45 pm

    Ports, Terminals, and Breakbulk: Realigned Relationships in a Decarbonizing World

    A new era of supply chain complexities and increasingly competitive cargo markets is pressuring ports and terminals like never before. How best can ports, terminals, carriers, and shippers work together to address congestion, port choice, decarbonization, green fuels, labor, and other issues affecting performance and efficiency — or the lack thereof? The pandemic market shocked shippers and logistics service providers by forcing them to see how vulnerable they are to supply chain snarls. What’s changed now that the market is turning, and what behaviors and choices are reverting to old norms and patterns? How do ports and terminals improve productivity, address users’ needs, make better use of existing assets, and gear up for the responsibilities that will increasingly come with facilitating decarbonization? This roundtable discussion will bring together port users and service providers to examine these complex questions.