Principal, Pugh Maritime
Jim Pugh has over forty years of broad experience in ports, shipping and international trade. This experience includes being the port director in San Diego, Houston and Indiana. He was also president of Americas Marine Express, an innovative short sea containership service between Memphis and Central America.
Recently, Jim has served the U.S. Government as the manager of the Coast Guard’s port security assessment program, where he developed several risk management tools for the maritime environment. He also served as the Maritime Administration’s Director of Marine Highways & Passenger Services to develop their short sea shipping program.
His professional consulting experience in transportation and logistics covers projects throughout the world. He has been an active leader in the transportation industry for many years and has served in numerous leadership positions, including Vice Chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities. He is Certified in Transportation and Logistics, and registered to practice before the Federal Maritime Commission.
Jim specializes in port and maritime commercial strategies, business planning and maritime security solutions.