Massport names Michael Meyran port director

(BOSTON) — The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) board of directors voted Thursday to name Michael Meyran as the authority’s port director, overseeing all Maritime division areas. Meyran has been with Massport for more than a decade as a deputy port director, and has been serving as acting port director since Lisa Wieland took over as CEO in August. The search firm Shey Harding advised Massport on the recruitment for this position.

The Port of Boston is a vital economic asset for the commonwealth, connecting more than 2,500 businesses to the global economy and supporting 9,000 direct jobs. Keeping the port competitive to generate additional economic impact and grow jobs is an essential part of the authority’s mission. As port director, Meyran will lead all business planning and development, strategic initiatives, financial management, and the safety and security and day-to-day oversight of Massport’s Maritime division. He will also ensure the completion of several major initiatives already in motion, such as the Boston Harbor Dredging Project, the delivery of three new ship-to-shore cranes, and the completion of a new berth at Conley Container Terminal.

“In his time here at Massport, Mike has been instrumental in making the port more competitive. He brought deep private sector experience in terminal management when he came to Massport 12 years ago, having worked in Europe and at the nation’s top two largest ports Los Angeles and Long Beach. In his role as deputy port director, Mike helped to increase productivity, drive growth in our container and cruise businesses, and foster strong relationships with both labor partners and tenants,” said Wieland. “I am confident in Mike’s ability to continue Maritime’s success and I am proud to have him on my leadership team.”

Before joining Massport, Meyran served as senior general manager of operations for APMT corporate headquarters in the Netherlands, working on global terminal development and startups. Prior to that, he held the position of general manager of operations at APM Terminals/ A.P. Moller-Maersk in both Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif. At Massport, he has served as a deputy port eirector in charge of operations since 2007.

Meyran graduated from the State University of New York Oneonta with a bachelor’s degree in business economics. He is currently working on his MBA with UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School. Meyran is a board member of the Boston Shipping Association, and is the chairman of the American Association of Port Authorities Operations Subcommittee.

By Professional Mariner Staff