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Brian Johnson Joins NYK Ports LLC as Director of Business Development

September 21, 2015

Contact: Bruce E. Cashon, Senior Vice President/CCO

NYK Ports LLC announced today that Brian Johnson will be joining the company as Director of Business Development, effective September 21, 2015.     In his new role, Mr. Johnson will assist in developing clear strategies to expand core business for NYK Ports, Ceres Terminals Incorporated and Yusen Terminals LLC.  He will also develop new opportunities for the companies while contributing to the strategic planning and execution of all activities for sales, marketing and customer relations. He will be based in the Yusen Terminals’ Los Angeles office.  

Brian Johnson began his career as Environmental Coordinator for Metropolitan Stevedoring Company in 1998.  He left the industry in 2000 to earn an MBA at the University of Chicago.  In 2002, Brian served as a Consultant for Deloitte and Touche. He subsequently served as Senior IT Strategist and later as Director of Business Solutions for New Century Financial. In 2007, Brian returned to Metropolitan Stevedoring Company as Director of Strategic Analysis and Contracts and later as Vice President of Business Development.   

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business. 

“As we enter a new chapter in our corporate strategy, Brian will focus on energizing NYK Ports’ resources to expand the Company’s business perspectives and goals. I look forward to having him as a part of our team,” commented Bruce E. Cashon, Senior Vice President, CCO, NYK Ports/Ceres Terminals Incorporated.      


Ceres Terminals Incorporated is one of the largest stevedores and marine terminal operators in North America. As sister companies, Ceres Terminals Incorporated and Yusen Terminals LLC (YTI) are a part of one of the largest transportation service networks in the world (NYK Group). 

NYK Ports LLC is owned jointly by NYK and Macquarie Infrastructure Partners

Port Name: NYK Ports LLC • Ceres Terminal Incorporated