John Cushing

John Cushing
Chief Executive Officer & President

Mr. Cushing joined PierPASS in September 2014, having more than 32 years of prior experience in the maritime industry.  Previously, from 2009, he was the General Director of SSIT at Cai Mep in the south of Vietnam, where he led development of its greenfield container terminal project.

In 1999, Mr. Cushing founded eModal, a widely used online web service to coordinate activities between marine terminals, trucking companies, and others in the supply chain.  By 2009, he grew eModal into the nation’s largest port community system, used at 41 marine terminals in 14 ports on both U.S. coasts.

Mr. Cushing’s career began as an Assistant Line Manager and subsequently promoted to Commercial Manager with Barber Steamship Lines in Los Angeles before taking the position of Marketing Manager at the Port of Los Angeles.

Mr. Cushing has a Bachelor of Science degree in Transportation from Arizona State University.