Adam Smith Project | Our Team

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Our Team

Hayes Howard


Hayes H. Howard helped found American Shipper magazine in 1974, becoming publisher of American Shipper in 1992 and CEO in 2001. In 1998 he founded BlueWater Reporting, to provide data, analyst and insight on global ocean service networks.

Eric Johnson


Eric has covered transportation, logistics and trade compliance issues for 15 years, including the last 12 with American Shipper, focusing more recently on the impact of technology on the global trade and transportation industries.

   /  @amshiperic

Chris Gillis


Worked in the ocean export department at U.S. freight forwarder BDP International in 1993. Joined Howard Publications as associate editor in 1994, named deputy editor in 1997, and editor in 2004.

Elizabeth Landrum

Research Associate

Elizabeth started with American Shipper in 2014 as a research assistant for BlueWater Reporting, researching ocean liner schedules and contributing to database management. She joined the American Shipper team in 2017 as a research associate and staff writer for the AS Daily.

Hailey Desormeaux

Associate Editor

Hailey started with American Shipper's affiliated company BlueWater Reporting in 2012 as a Research Assistant and moved over to American Shipper in 2015. She now writes for both the AS Daily and the American Shipper magazine, with a primary focus on maritime, rail and truck, and port matters.