John Pittalis

Marketing and Communications Manager AAL Shipping (AAL)

John Pittalis joined AAL Shipping (AAL) in August 2014. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM) and before joining AAL ran a marketing consultancy, building strategies for international ship management, financial services and telecommunications clientele. 

He began his career at Shandwick International (now Weber Shandwick) in Central London, planning and executing marcomms campaigns for clients including Cunard Line, Government of South Africa, Sally Cross Channel Ferries and Port Ramsgate. His 2010 thesis article on ‘Recession Marketing’ was published and led to guest lecturer invitations for both graduate and post graduate university students. 

As AAL’s Marketing & Communications Manager, John overseas the carrier’s global marketing, sales promotion and internal and external communications activity. 


Event Programme Sessions

Empowering the Next Generation of Breakbulk Professionals

The Port of Rotterdam and the European Union play a pivotal role in Breakbulk across both Europe and the wider world. In the past, all the cargo handled at the Port of Rotterdam was breakbulk. Times have changed but Rotterdam, and the wider European community, still have a passion for breakbulk. Key to keeping this passion relevant in the future is empowering the next generation of Breakbulk professionals. This session will tackle both government and private sectors’ initiatives to empower the upcoming generation of industry professionals. 

Thursday 19 May 10:15 - 11:00 Room 1

Add to calendar 05/19/2022 10:15 05/19/2022 11:00 Empowering the Next Generation of Breakbulk Professionals The Port of Rotterdam and the European Union play a pivotal role in Breakbulk across both Europe and the wider world. In the past, all the cargo handled at the Port of Rotterdam was breakbulk. Times have changed but Rotterdam, and the wider European community, still have a passion for breakbulk. Key to keeping this passion relevant in the future is empowering the next generation of Breakbulk professionals. This session will tackle both government and private sectors’ initiatives to empower the upcoming generation of industry professionals.  Education Day