Transportation executive Jeff Bellerud is the Northwest Seaport Alliance’s new chief operating officer, managing the NWSA’s rail, terminal, breakbulk and other marine operations, it was announced Dec. 4.
Bellerud joins the Seaport Alliance from CN Rail, where he served as director of intermodal and port operations overseeing port operations. That includes 14 marine terminals spanning seven port authorities in North America and operations for seven inland terminals in Western Canada, according to NWSA.
“Jeff’s senior level experience with a Class I railroad and extensive experience in container terminal operations make him an outstanding choice to help drive the alliance forward,” NWSA Deputy CEO Don Esterbrook said.
Bellerud graduated from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and received a master’s in business administration from the University of Northern British Columbia.
“I believe the Northwest Seaport Alliance has big things on the horizon,” Bellerud said in a statement. “I am excited to be leading a dynamic team to continue to drive operational value for our partners and this gateway.”