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

John Hark

Director-North America, Bertling, and Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University

John has been in the Houston maritime industry for 30+ years and holds a Bachelor of Science in Maritime Administration from Texas A&M. He started with Bertling in 2002 as Director of North America Vessel Operations. After moving to Bertling’s logistics division, he held various management roles within North and South America. He is currently the North America Regional Director. He has also been an Adjunct Professor with Texas A&M University since 2002. Active in various industry and education initiatives, John is the current President of the Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association, chairs advisory councils for Lone Star College and Houston Community College, and San Jacinto College, and is a board member of the Port Houston Partners in Maritime Education organization. In April 2020, he founded the Houston Supply Chain/Logistics Education Collective to proactively minimize the logistics industry talent gap and foster industry relationships with educators and students in the Houston region.

Sessions With John Hark

Wednesday, 19 April

  • 10:00am - 10:45am (CST) / 19/apr/2023 03:00 pm - 19/apr/2023 03:45 pm

    Breakbulk Academy: Introduction to Breakbulk Basics

    How do shippers get their breakbulk and project cargo where it needs to be on time, in good condition, and for a reasonable price? How do they make complicated packaging, loading, transport, and discharge decisions? If their cargo has to cross the sea, how do shippers choose the best vessel type and route to make sure it arrives safely? John Hark, North America regional director for Bertling Logistics and an adjunct professor at Texas A&M University, will close the morning sessions of Breakbulk Academy 2023 with a session that completes the circle for the breakbulk logistics chain, helping students understand the fascinating opportunities that exist in this exciting shipping sector.