Port Canaveral Captain John Murray was named “500 Most Influential Business Leaders” by Florida Trend magazine

Port Canaveral Captain John Murray was named

The 500 executives were selected based on extensive contacts in regional business circles, hundreds of interviews, and months of research, culminating in a highly selective biographical guide to the people who really run Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral’s own Captain John Murray, CEO, made Florida Trend magazine’s “500 Most Influential Business Leaders” for 2021.


  • Murray joined the Canaveral Port Authority in February 2016. A highly respected maritime executive, Capt. Murray brings a wealth of maritime experience to his role as Chief Executive Officer and Port Director for one of the world’s most dynamic ports.

  • A variety of sources were used to produce the lists, including input from executives of economic development organizations, professional associations, and others who know their communities, industries, and the state well.

A 40-year maritime industry veteran, Capt. Murray has held numerous positions of responsibility, rising through the management ranks following various mergers and acquisitions at Lykes Lines, CP Ships, and finally, Hapag-Lloyd.

Prior to joining CPA, Capt. Murray was president and chief executive officer of Hapag-Lloyd USA, the U.S.-flag shipping subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG, a leading global liner shipping company.

CLICK HERE to read Florida Trend’s “500 Most Influential Business Leaders,” coming out Oct. 4.