I’m an enthusiastic young leader in shipping container logistics, a mostly unseen industry which touches everyone’s lives through social and economic impacts.
It’s fascinating, however, I have many interests and aspirations beyond corrugated steel boxes and I’d love to share some of my ideas and thoughts with you.

I hope you’ll enjoy my content on business, projects, personal development, productivity, wellness, the future of work and other topics I find value in.

The future of maritime and logistics

Logistics affects everyone in society without discrimination. The business arena is changing and it requires leaders who are aware and understanding of the challenges with social,  economic and environmental disruption.

Mitch Hawkins is a passionate leader with diverse experience from an electrical trade through to management roles, enabling him to translate complex technical details into meaningful analysis for critical decision making.

Through various roles in technical, project and program management, Mitch has developed a robust reputation around multiple transferable skills which support organisations dealing with projects and change. 

As a proud advocate for diversity and inclusiveness, Mitch has championed and led projects supporting talent acquisition, community engagement and awareness programs.

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About Mitch


As a self-aware individual with keen interest in helping others to achieve, I have established my career through inter-personal relationships based on trust and respect.

A team player and hybrid worker with competencies in leadership, strategy, marketing, projects, product support, digital design and sustainability.


My personal time is largely spent continuously learning.  Studying part-time towards a Bachelor of Business degree. 

I pursue other self-development activities such as online tutorials, short courses, reading articles, listening to podcasts and audio books, and my latest creative outlet, this website. Bare with me whilst I dabble in this WordPress realm.


To perform at my best, I value maintaining my mindful well-being through weekly yoga and a mix of cycling, gym and remedial meditation.

I maintain my physical health through regular chiropractic, remedial massage and an ergonomic sit-stand desk regime. I also enjoy being in the sunshine, exploring cities, coffee, cooking, and the odd Netflix series.



From humble beginnings.

I’ve put in the hours, worked 7 days a week in up-to 53°C heat. I know what its like to be up against challenging environments and being resilient. I’ve encountered steep learning curves, developed my compassion and empathy, improving my transition from technical field work to middle management 


Community minded.

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Connected to industry.

When it comes to the TLS (Terminal Logistics System) we don't loose containers anymore, that is the benefit of using the gate system. The whole ecosystem of the gate move and truck move is complete.

- TOC Europe 2018


Continually learning.

In February 2016 I embarked upon studying for my first degree, via distance from the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania.

I have completed 13 of 24 units and aim to graduate in November 2020.

Read the AMC article here.

BBus Maritime & Logistics Management