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Gerhardt G. Muller

WMU Adjunct Professor
M.Sc. New York State Maritime College
B.Sc. New York State Maritime College


Professor Muller joined the faculty of the US Merchant Marine Academy in February 1997 as Associate Professor of Intermodal Studies. He is also a senior associate at the Academy’s Global Maritime and Transportation School, developing and lecturing courses on advanced intermodal and logistics management concepts and technologies. In 2001 he was promoted to Full Professor. He retired from the academy at the end of 2008 to pursue other professional and personal opportunities.

Before joining Kings Point, Prof. Muller was with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for more than 28 years. At the time when he left the Port Authority, he was heavily involved with the identification and development of innovative intermodal systems and emerging logistics and transportation technologies designed to improve regional passenger and freight mobility. For twenty years, he taught international and domestic transportation at The City of New York University-Baruch College and Nassau Community College on Long Island. In recent years he has been very active in teaching short and intensive courses in transportation and logistics management at several American, European and Far Eastern universities, and is a visiting professor at the World Maritime University, Sweden and Shanghai Maritime University, Shanghai, China. He is currently Adjunct Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Center for Energy, Marine Transportation and Public Policy.

He has written or co-authored several papers, articles and books on advanced concepts in intermodalism and logistics management, transportation communication systems and marketing, and port operations. His books, Intermodal Freight Transportation, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions, sponsored by the Eno Transportation Foundation and the Intermodal Association of North America, are used widely in the United States and in foreign countries as a basic reference on intermodalism.

He received his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from New York State Maritime College at Fort Schuyler. He sailed as a licensed officer in the United States Merchant Marine for three years. He lives in Garden City, Long Island where he and his wife raised four sons.