• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Dennis M. Devlin


Project Logistics Business Development Director

Dennis Devlin is Project Logistics Business Development Director with Maersk.

He has spent most of his career in various roles in the field of project logistics.

Prior to his current role with Maersk, he held various positions of increasing responsibility for BDP International in Philadelphia at BDP’s corporate headquarters, in Shanghai where he had regional responsibility for project logistics in Asia, and later in Houston. He also worked previously in the Panprojects Division of Panalpina, as well as for DB Schenker and GEODIS.

He has been a past speaker at various project logistics industry events globally for decades.

Dennis is a native of Wilmington, Delaware, and a 1987 honors graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, with degrees in Economics and Political

Science. He also pursued studies in Glasgow, Scotland, where he struggled to understand Glaswegian English; in Paris, France where he studied (and learned) French; and in Taipei, Taiwan and Shanghai, China, where he studied Mandarin Chinese.  

Sessions With Dennis M. Devlin

Thursday, 25 April

  • 11:15am - 12:00pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 04:15 pm - 25/apr/2024 05:00 pm

    The Evolving Project Forwarding Landscape: Consolidation and Diversification in Project Logistics

    Project forwarding requires a specialized subset of skills set within the larger world of freight forwarding and logistics service providers. While many well-known project forwarding houses remain active in the market, some of the largest and most dominant teams in recent years have been swallowed up or shuttered thanks to consolidations or closures. Experienced project forwarders have joined cargo owners’ logistics teams, existing forwarding companies, and even ocean carriers who sense an opening and are positioning themselves in the forwarding space. What does this evolution mean for cargo owners, especially those less familiar with the world of breakbulk and project cargo, as moving this cargo becomes more complicated in an unpredictable, highly changeable global business environment?