Captain Allan Gray

President and CEO
Halifax Port Authority

Captain Allan Gray joined the Halifax Port Authority as President and CEO in November of 2019. The Port of Halifax is a diverse, deep-water cargo port handling containerized, bulk, breakbulk and roll-on/roll-off cargo year-round. The Port connects importers and exporters with 150 countries through a wide range of shipping lines, offering the deepest container berths on the eastern seaboard and seamless intermodal connections to major inland markets. Since August 2015, Halifax has been handling some of the largest container vessels operating along the East Coast of North America.


Before his role with the Halifax Port Authority, Captain Gray was previously the General Manager of Fremantle Ports in Australia. He joined Fremantle Ports in July 2006 as Deputy Harbour Master / Manager Marine and Port Operations, was appointed Harbour Master in September 2008, and was appointed General Manager Port Operations in July 2009 including commercial operations and management of the port’s bulk business. Captain Gray was the Federal Master (Board Chairman) for the Company of Master Mariners Australia from 2009-2013 and was awarded life membership for his contribution to raising the profile of the Company. Captain Gray is currently the President of the International Harbour Masters Association.


Prior to coming ashore, Captain Gray’s career at sea spanned over 20 years. During this period, he traded on various vessels from RO-RO, container and bulk through to the last 10 years which were spent on LPG Tankers with Bergesens of Norway. Trading patterns included Japan/Far East, Europe, Africa, South America and the United States.


C-Level Panel: Realising the Vision of a Smart, Digitally Connected Port
30th March 2021, 9:15AM – 10:15AM BST
How are the world’s biggest ports using digital technologies to make their operations more efficient? Where do they see themselves in the future and what steps do they need to take now to achieve their goals?
This session will hear the visions from some of the most innovative ports in the world.