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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Ed Backlund

Ed Backlund, P.E.

Regional Lead
Ports & Terminals Hatch


Ed Backlund is a Regional Lead and Senior Project Manager at Hatch, where he leads the Los Angeles-area Ports & Terminals teams. Ed’s career has spanned the study, planning, design, implementation, and operations of port developments worldwide, with a focus on container terminals. He has spent the past 5 years working with West Coast terminal clients on container terminal modernization and automation. Before that, Ed was a key member of the team that delivered the award-winning Port Master Plan 2050 for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Ed graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Structures), with Honors. Ed is the past Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Section Chapter for ASCE Coasts, Oceans, Ports, and Rivers Institute, and currently serves PIANC as the Young Professional Observer to the Maritime Navigation Commission. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of New York.