John D. McCown

Author and Container Shipping Expert


John D. McCown is a shipping expert who has been involved as both an operator and investor in the shipping sector for four decades. He was the co-founder and former Chairman & CEO of innovative U.S. flag container carrier Trailer Bridge, Inc. Following that he focused on the shipping and transportation industries from an investment perspective when he was the transport sector head at a $20 billion hedge fund. His primary interest now is on entrepreneurial projects within the maritime space. Mr. McCown writes extensively on maritime subjects and is the author of the recently published book “Giants Of The Sea”, the story of the modern cargo shipping industry and the entrepreneurs mostly responsible for its development. He is the holder of an MBA from Harvard Business School and two maritime related patents.