Patrick Fay

BOC International

Co-founder, President

Patrick Fay is a co-founder of BOC International, a well-established and highly successful global logistics company. BOC obtains large amounts of ocean and air transportation space from Asia to North America and acts as a single source provider with a diversified supply chain. By working hand in glove with multiple NVO/Air origin sourcing pools in Asia, BOC offers unparalleled one point of contact, streamlined logistics solutions for its customers. CVS, Generac, GE, True Value Hardware, Goody, BJ's Wholesale, Berlin, Cole Haan, Osram, Oofos, Spartan Race, Christmas Tree Shops, Wabtec, Ecco Shoe, Berkshire Hathaway’s Jordan's Furniture, Tootsie Roll are just a few of BOC’s key customers. Pat has over 30 years of industry experience. He began his career working for a large multinational supply chain organization and, when he was still in his 20s, he started BOC with several colleagues. Since that time Pat and his partner, Brian Kilduff, have stayed the course while others exited from the industry. They pivoted with market shifts and have grown the business from its Boston roots to a company with offices and affiliates across the globe. Asia trade is a particular area of expertise. Prior to the pandemic, Pat spent approximately six weeks per year in Asia. He has developed deep business relationships and a solid understanding of Asian supply chain matters. Patrick graduated from Boston College where he received a BA in Economics. Pat has traveled the world but he most enjoys spending time on Cape Cod with his family, running marathons with his wife (on six different continents, the seventh TBD), skiing, following sports and being a dad and mentor to his three daughters.  

Sessions With Patrick Fay

Wednesday, 2 March

  • 11:00am - 11:45pm (EST) / 02/mar/2022 07:00 pm - 03/mar/2022 07:45 am

    Alternative Gateways as Options Amid Continuing Disruption

    With continuing congestion affecting major US container gateways, many shippers have turned their attention to alternative ports such as Boston, Jaxport, Philadelphia, and others that are not experiencing vessel backups and excessive numbers of containers on the yard, impacting productivity and flow. But questions persist about smaller ports’ ability to provide the necessary end-to-end infrastructure to support supply chains such as truck and chassis capacity and proximity to distribution centers. Boston, for example, cites the dredging of Boston Harbor to 47 feet, building its new Berth 10 with 3,300 feet of linear berth space, and three new ship-to-shore cranes able to accommodate 14,000 TEU vessels. Jaxport this summer will complete a $484 million project to deepen its channel to 47 feet, and construction is underway on $200 million in berth and terminal improvements at the SSA Jacksonville Container Terminal at Blount Island, while Ceres Terminals is investing an additional $15 million to modernize the port’s Dames Point facility. At Philadelphia, $1 billion in port-related infrastructure improvements is completed or underway, and truck turn times of under 50 minutes are typical for a dual move. In this TPM case study, representatives of the ports and customers will discuss how the ports can be seen as viable alternatives for shippers looking to diversify ports of entry.