Peter Friedmann, Agriculture Transportation Coalition

Peter serves as the Executive Director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition. He plays a key role in developing U.S. and international transportation policy. In 1987, he helped form the AgTC when a number of agricultural exporters sought assistance in dealing with ocean transportation challenges.

As Counsel for the U.S Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Peter was responsible for drafting the Ocean Shipping Act and has drafted numerous other transportation laws, including Jones Act amendments, and the funding mechanisms by which ports and inland waterways are dredged and operated, including the Harbor Maintenance Fee.

Since leaving Capitol Hill, Peter has been a leading advocate for shipper and international trade interests before Congress, the Federal Maritime Commission, and other federal agencies.