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Our Leadership

Ronald D. Widdows

Executive Chairman, American Intermodal Management LLC,
Chairman of the World Shipping Council

Ronald Dean Widdows' 40-year career has been primarily in the container shipping sector with responsibilities that included: global container shipping, end-to-end supply chain management, marine terminal operations, international and domestic intermodal rail operations, and alliance/consortium agreement management. He has played a key role in implementing some of the most innovative developments in the container shipping sector.
He served as the CEO of Rickmers Holding, based in Hamburg, Germany from April 2012 to April 2014. Prior to joining Rickmers Holding, Mr. Widdows was Group President and CEO of Neptune Orient Lines, the parent company of APL. His career with NOL/APL spanned more than 30 years.
Mr. Widdows served as Chairman of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement - a research and discussion group of major container shipping lines offering ocean and inland transportation, logistics and supply chain services from Asia to the U.S. Mr. Widdows also served as the Chairman of the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement.
Over the last decade, Mr. Widdows has been recognized as one of the shipping industry's leading advocates on public policy issues. He has served as Chairman of the World Shippping Council since 2008. He has been a member of the Advisory Board of the International Transport Forum, based in Leipzig, Germany, and the Advisory Board of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.
Mr. Widdows' contributions to the industry have been recogngized by the U.S. National Defense Transportation Association, the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, the United Seaman's Service, the Containerization and Intermodal Institute, and Containerization International.

Nathaniel Seeds

CEO, American Intermodal Management, LLC.

Seeds started his career in operations at APL’s terminal in Los Angeles, where he participated in the opening of the Global Gateway South terminal, including oversight of new terminal systems and technology deployment.
He went on to develop extensive experience managing day to day operations in North America including terminal operations and technology, labor relations, trucking and intermodal, equipment and maintenance, alliance and industry cooperation, fleet and cargo management. In 2012, Seeds was appointed to head APL’s global operations in Singapore where he was responsible for marine, network and terminal operations, equipment and maintenance, ship management and technical services, environment and security.
Seeds has served on various industry boards of directors including PMA, OCEMA, and PMSA. He is a US military veteran and holds an MS degree in intermodal transportation.