Vice President, Cargo Sales
Virginia International Terminals
Cary Hagen is the Vice President of Cargo Sales at Virginia International Terminals, LLC (VIT), a position he has held since 2013. VIT is a limited liability company wholly owned by the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) and is the terminal operating arm of The Port of Virginia. VIT is responsible for the general cargo operations at Norfolk International Terminals, Virginia International Gateway, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal, Virginia Inland Port and the Richmond Marine Terminal. Collectively, the Port of Virginia is the 7th largest container port in the United States and has been one of the fastest growing ports in North America for the past several years.
Mr. Hagen’s maritime career began at the VPA in 1996 after working for several Virginia-based firms in corporate finance and logistics roles. At the VPA, Mr. Hagen held a number of positions ranging from Area Sales Representative through Director of Marketing, Ocean Carriers. His career transitioned from VPA to VIT in 2009 when he was named VIT’s Director of Sales, North America. In his current role as Vice President of Cargo Sales, Mr. Hagen is responsible for directing the cargo sales and business development activities of a network of VIT representatives with offices located throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, South America, and India.
Mr. Hagen holds a B.S. Finance degree from Virginia Tech and a M.B.A from Old Dominion University where he also earned a graduate certificate in Maritime, Ports and Logistics. He is active in the Virginia Maritime Association, Norfolk Propeller Club, Hampton Roads Global Commerce Council, Virginia International Business Council and the World Affairs Council of Hampton Roads, serving in past and present board positions and numerous committees with several of these organizations. He resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia with his wife and two sons.
Conference Session 1: Global Port Infrastructure & Strategy Panel
Tuesday, 26 September, 2017
Ports have been described as economic engines for local and national economies, as well as for the international origin and destination of cargo movements. This panel discussion will explore discuss public vs private sector operations, inland infrastructure, and the global economic impact on port development.