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Hello, I’m

MITCH HAWKINS

– an enthusiastic young leader in the shipping container port terminals and logistics industry, a mostly unseen effort which touches everyone’s lives through social, environmental and economic impacts.

It’s truly fascinating, however, I have many interests and aspirations beyond corrugated steel boxes and I’d love to share some of my thoughts and ideas through the channel.

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

CAREER

My career has been elevated through inter-personal relationships built upon trust and respect. I thrive on achieving outstanding results and seeing others reach their potential and prosper within the industry.

My competencies cover design, project management, strategy, operations and maintenance. I’m currently based in Saudi Arabia, working for NEOM to design and deliver the world’s first fully automated and integrated port and supply chain network.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

My ongoing personal development includes activities such as online seminars, micro-credentials, reading and writing articles, listening to podcasts and audio books, and managing multiple websites.

My personal time is largely spent continuously learning; having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management).

WELLBEING

To perform at my best, I value maintaining my mental and physical wellbeing through yoga, gym, walking and sauna; stimulating my creative mind through rich and diverse experiences.

I maintain my health through regular exercise, chiropractic, remedial massage and an ergonomic sit-stand desk regime. I also enjoy exploring urban areas, coffee, chocolate, and the occasional Netflix series.

About Mitch

CAREER

My career has been elevated through inter-personal relationships built upon trust and respect. I thrive on achieving outstanding results and seeing others reach their potential and prosper within the industry.

My competencies cover design, project management, strategy, operations and maintenance. I’m currently based in Saudi Arabia, working for NEOM to design and deliver the world’s first fully automated and integrated port and supply chain network.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

My ongoing personal development includes activities such as online seminars, micro-credentials, reading and writing articles, listening to podcasts and audio books, and managing multiple websites.

My personal time is largely spent continuously learning; having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management).

WELLBEING

To perform at my best, I value maintaining my mental and physical wellbeing through yoga, gym, walking and sauna; stimulating my creative mind through rich and diverse experiences.

I maintain my health through regular exercise, chiropractic, remedial massage and an ergonomic sit-stand desk regime. I also enjoy exploring urban areas, coffee, chocolate, and the occasional Netflix series.

Contribution to Maritime and Logistics

Maritime trade and logistics impacts everyone in society without discrimination. The business arena is changing rapidly, requiring leaders who are aware of the evolving challenges faced by social, economic and environmental disruption.

Mitch Hawkins is a passionate leader with diverse experience from an electrical trade through to managerial roles. This enables him to translate complex technical information into meaningful information for critical decision making throughout an organisation’s project lifecycle and operations.

Through various roles in technical, project and program management, Mitch has attained valuable domain knowledge and transferable skills which support organisations dealing with large projects and change.

As a proud advocate for diversity and inclusiveness, Mitch has championed and supported social projects including graduate talent acquisition, community engagement, mental health awareness and ongoing volunteering of digital services for Mission to Seafarers Victoria.

Services

CONSULTING

Available for consulting on port and terminal projects including design reviews, technical specifications, conceptual layout design, throughput modelling for business case development.

I also provide advice to companies on attracting and retaining young talent in an increasingly competitive skills market.

EDUCATION

Experienced in presenting to students and delegations to increase awareness of container freight logistics and careers in ports and terminals. Audiences include:

  • TAFE
  • Burnie High School
  • Wynnum High School
  • Australian Maritime College
  • Vietnam trade delegation (RMIT)

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT

Integrated web development services with experience using many popular tools including:

  • WordPress
  • Elementor
  • WooCommerce
  • Google Analytics
  • Mailchimp

Organisations I've Worked With