The day before SMM opened in Hamburg earlier this month, I had a chance to visit the city’s massive port, one of the largest in Europe. The port, located on the Elbe River about 71 miles from the North Sea, encompasses 29 square miles, about 12% of Hamburg’s total surface area.
David Krapf has been editor of WorkBoat, the nation’s leading trade magazine for the inland and coastal waterways industry, since 1999. He is responsible for overseeing the editorial direction of the publication. Krapf has been in the publishing industry since 1987, beginning as a reporter and editor with daily and weekly newspapers in the Houston area. He also was the editor of a transportation industry daily in New Orleans before joining WorkBoat as a contributing editor in 1992. He has been covering the transportation industry since 1989, and has a degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Oswego, and also studied journalism at the University of Houston.