Jeff Crawford is Director of Marine Logistics at Neptune Bulk Terminals in North Vancouver.
Jeff grew up on the North Shore, and feels fortunate to have raised his own family here. He joined Neptune in 1988, shortly after earning his Bachelor’s degree in economics and geography at UBC, so 2018 marks his 30th anniversary at the company.
Day-to-day, Jeff handles all aspects of shareholder and customer service activities and coordinates logistics planning to successfully ship the Canadian steelmaking coal and potash, as well as the phosphate rock that move through Neptune Terminals. In his own words he says, “I enjoy the challenge of solving problems and providing opportunities for Neptune’s shareholder customers.”
As a Neptune employee, Jeff is proud of the company’s local community investment initiatives, particularly the support provided for youth and seniors organizations, and the commitment to North Shore business through the company’s “buy local program.” One of his most resonating memories is of the time the waterfront industry community, led by Neptune, came together at the North Shore Waterfront Gala to raise funds to rebuild the Norgate Novaco Daycare - operated by North Shore Neighborhood House - after it burnt down in 2013. “Our first family home was in the Norgate neighborhood and it meant a lot to me that the company I work for was involved in such a critical project for that community,” Jeff recalls.
Jeff gains further work satisfaction from leading community tours at the terminal. He enjoys meeting Neptune’s neighbors and sharing information that gives them an understanding of what Neptune does on the North Shore. He encourages anyone who is curious about the terminal to participate in a community tour, which is an excellent opportunity to meet our people, ask questions, and get up close to what happens at Neptune Terminals.
“Neptune is a world-class bulk terminal handling Canadian commodities that help feed people and build communities around the world. I am a proud Neptune employee. I bring passion to what I do every day, and feel very fortunate to live and work in the North Shore community.”