Peter I. Keller
Peter I Keller & Associates, LLC
Peter I. Keller is the principal of Peter I. Keller and Associates, LLC, a consulting and advisory practice serving the International Maritime Industry. Keller has extensive experience in port and terminal development, liner industry activities, labor relations, intermodal operations and supply chain economics and strategies. Previously, Keller was EVP and chief operating officer of NYK Group Americas, Inc. In this capacity he oversaw policy matters for all the NYK Group operating Companies in North America which included NYK Line, NYK Logistics, Yusen Terminals and Ceres Terminals. Prior to that assignment he was president of NYK Line (North America) Inc. and a member of the governing board of NYK in Tokyo. Keller is a graduate of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and started his transportation career as an officer in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps serving as a captain in Germany. In the early 1990's he became Chief Executive Officer of The CAST Group and successfully led the Group through a major re-engineering of that business which ultimately led to a successful sale of the organization. Keller acted as a consultant to many leading container carriers as well as ports, terminal operators and intermodal service providers prior to joining NYK in late 1999. Keller was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the Pacific Maritime Shipping Association and the United States Maritime Exchange (USMX). He is also a founding father of the Intermodal Transportation Institute of the University of Denver. He served for many years as Chairman of OCEMA, the Ocean Carriers Equipment and Maintenance Association. He was the founding Chairman of Consolidated Chassis Management (CCM), the Industry utility that is the operating arm of OCEMA and manages the Chassis Pools across the U.S. Together with Target Stores and TTSI he was a founder of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT), now an Industry wide organization committed to environmentally responsible practices across the supply chain.