Peter Keller, the president of Sea Star Line, will become executive vice president of Sea Star's parent company, TOTE, Inc. In this new capacity, he will assist in the oversight of both TOTE Shipholdings and the TOTE Maritime Division, which includes Sea Star Line and Totem Ocean Trailer Express.
Tim Nolan will become the new president of Sea Star. He has served as Sea Star's executive vice president since May, coming to the company from Yusen Logistics.
As president of Sea Star Line, Keller has been leading the conversion of the company’s fleet to Liquefied
Natural Gas (LNG). (See "LNG Ready" in the December issue of American Shipper for more.)
Previously, he was both a consultant and executive vice president 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.
“Under Peter’s leadership, Sea Star Line has made a dramatic turn-around in a short amount of time,” said TOTE President Anthony Chiarello. “ He was with us through the company’s restructuring and has been an effective leader for the organization, placing it firmly on its feet.”
Keller said, “Tim and I will continue to work closely together to grow and expand Sea Star Line. It’s an exciting time for TOTE and the Puerto Rican trade. The new Marlin class vessels that will enter service during the fourth quarter of 2015 are the first LNG powered containerships in the world. This significant investment in the trade, the environment and the Jones Act will create long-lasting, positive impacts for Puerto Rico. Tim brings great energy and experience and is ready to lead Sea Star to that next level of excellence.”
Sea Star Line offers integrated transportation services to and from the United States mainland, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.