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Monday, October 21, 2019

Containerization Intermodal Institute News

Lisa Wheldon  (Photo: JAXPORT)

JAXPORT Adds Wheldon to Commercial Team

The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), the No. 1 port by container volume in the State of Florida, has announced that transportation industry professional Lisa Wheldon has joined the organization as Director, Cargo & Intermodal Rail. Wheldon will be responsible for developing containerized cargo business in major regional markets and for managing JAXPORT’s relationships with rail service providers.Wheldon has more than 20 years of experience working in the transportation and logistics industry, most recently serving as the Director of BCO Sales for Direct ChassisLink, Inc.

From left: Michael DiVirgilio, CII President; Ed DeNike, President of SSA Containers; Mrs. DeNike; Ronald J. Forest, President of Matson Navigation; Sue Coffey, CII Treasurer (Photo: CII)

DeNike Presented with Connie Award

Edward Anthony DeNike, president of SSA Containers, a division of Carrix, received the 2018 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday. DeNike was honored for his contributions to containerization and international trade and transportation industry over the course of the last five decades.The dinner event honoring DeNike was held in conjunction with the IANA Intermodal EXPO and attracted more than 250 people."It is no surprise that our recipient, Ed DeNike – an industry legend – has attracted a record-breaking crowd.

John Wolfe (Photo: The Northwest Seaport Alliance)

Northwest Seaport Alliance CEO Wolfe Receives 2017 Connie Award

John Wolfe, CEO of The Northwest Seaport Alliance, received the 2017 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday, September 19. Since the formation of the NWSA in August 2015, Wolfe has led the marine cargo operating partnership of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. “This is an incredible honor for John and The Northwest Seaport Alliance,” said Tom Albro, Port of Seattle commission president and co-chair of The Northwest Seaport Alliance. “John leads through hard work and a well-grounded vision.

Back row: Captain Richard Schoenlank, President, New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots Association, and Captain John DeCruz, President, New York Sandy Hook Pilots Association, accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the Sandy Hook Pilots Association. Front row: Connie Award recipient, Carol N. Lambos of The Lambos Firm with CII President, Michael DiVirgilio (Photo: CII)

Carol Notias Lambos Awarded the 2016 CONNIE

Carol Notias Lambos, partner of The Lambos Firm LLP, was presented with the 2016 CONNIE Award by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) for her active involvement in maritime labor and positive influence within the international transportation industry. The New York and New Jersey Sandy Hook Pilots Association received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The sold-out Connie Luncheon with 365 attendees was held Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club, and also saw record-breaking scholarship presentations, totaling more than $125,000.

From left Jon Hemingway, Michael J. DiVirgilio, Knud Stubkjaer and Philip Connors, CII Board member. Photo Containerization & Intermodal Institute

Carrix CEO Wins Connie Award

Knud Stubkjær, CEO of SSA Inc., who has more than 35 years in the ship operation and terminal industry, received the 2016 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (www.containerization.org) in Long Beach, CA, on Tuesday, September 20. CII presented nearly $20,000 in scholarships for students pursuing careers in logistics. Mr. Stubkjaer was honored with the prestigious award for significant contributions to containerization and world trade and transportation industry…

Left to Right: CMA cadets Griffin Sims, Alex Leonard, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Crowley's Victoria Ellis (Photo: Crowley)

Four CMA Cadets Awarded Crowley Scholarships

Four California Maritime Academy (CMA) cadets were awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships from the Crowley Maritime Corporation. The scholarships were presented to cadets Andrew Leonard, Griffin Sims, Bonnie Claire Muchnick and Alex Yonkman by Crowley’s manager for marine development and compliance, Vicky Ellis, at Tuesday’s Containerization & Intermodal Institute’s Connie Awards Dinner in Long Beach, Calif. “Crowley is proud to support the education of these cadets and future leaders in the U.S. maritime industry,” Ellis said. Leonard, from Glendale, Ariz., is a senior at CMA.

Robert A. Curry Sr.

CII to Honor Curry with Connie Award

Robert A. Curry Sr., President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of California Cartage Company, an industry leader in trucking, warehousing and deconsolidation, has been selected to receive the 2014 Connie Award to be presented on the West Coast by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII). The industry-wide dinner event honoring Mr. Curry will be held on Tuesday, September 23, in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Long Beach, Calif.

H. Winchester (Win) Thurber III: Photo credit CII

CONNIE Award for Norton Lilley's Win Thurber

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2013 Connie Award to H. Winchester (Win) Thurber III, Chairman & CEO of Norton Lilly International, for his leadership in the earlier years of containerization and his revitalization of the shipping agency concept and Norton Lilly. The Connie Luncheon will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at the Metropolitan Room at the Newark Club. "Early on, Win Thurber was instrumental in changing the shippers' mindset from breakbulk transport to containerization and is the quintessential entrepreneur…

International Trade and Transportation to Dominate Containerization & Intermodal Seminar

Has the Panama Canal expansion already outgrown itself? How does the success or failure of the administration's export initiative impact your bottom line? Breakbulk is flourishing; what does that mean to your business? These questions and other hot topics will be the focal point of the Containerization & Intermodal Institute's one-day seminar in Houston on June 20th at the Houston Marriott North. The program will commence with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and will be followed by two panels, adjourning at 5 p.m.

CII to Host Important Panama Canal Houston Event

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) organized seminar focuses on the Panama Canal, the update on U. S. export initiatives and breakbulk shipping. Michael Masserman, Executive Director for Export Policy, Promotion & Strategy, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, and Rodolfo Sabonge , Vice President of Market Research and Analysis, Panama Canal Authority, are confirmed an luncheon and keynote speakers, respectively. The luncheon will be followed by panel discussions among major shippers…

Johns Receives 2011 Connie Award From CII

Connie Luncheon Held at The Newark Club, December 5; Stanley Sher Given Lifetime Achievement Recognition. Connie Award recipient is R. Kenneth Johns, former president of Sea-Land Service Inc. The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) presented the 2011 Connie Award to Robert Kenneth (Ken) Johns, former president of Sea-Land Service Inc., for his significant influence in containerization in worldwide trade and transportation. The Connie Awards luncheon was held Monday, December 5 at The Newark (NJ) Club and marked 40 years of Connie Awards.

Allen Clifford (left) with Connie Award recipient Richard Steinke (right), Executive Director Port of Long Beach

Richard Steinke Receives 2011 Connie Award

More than 200 turn out to for Port of Long Beach Executive Director Honored by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute. The Connie Award was presented by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) to Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this month as executive director of the Port of Long Beach. Mr. Steinke was honored for his leadership role in developing the Port into one of the world's largest container harbors. More than 200 people attended the industry-wide dinner event held on September 21, at the Renaissance Hotel.

Richard D. Steinke,  Executive Director, Port of Long Beach

Richard D. Steinke To Receive 2011 Connie Award

Long Beach, CA (May 9, 2011) -- Richard D. Steinke, who will retire this year as executive director of the Port of Long Beach and who was instrumental in developing the Port into one of the world's largest container harbors, has been selected to receive the Connie Award to be presented on the West Coast by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (www.containerization.org). The industry-wide dinner event honoring Mr. Steinke will be held on Wednesday, September 21, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, CA.

CII Connie Event Awards Scholarships

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute, which for nearly 50 years has provided education in the international trade and transportation industry, awarded 10 scholarships to students committed to making a career in the field. The awards were made during the annual Connie Awards luncheon that honored James E. Butcher, Chairman of Höegh Autoliners, and Evergreen Vice Group Chairman, Captain S.Y. Kuo. The event was held at The Newark Club. Steven Blust, former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission, heads the scholarship program. Co-Chairman is Captain Jon Helmick, USMS, from the U.S.

Photo courtesy Crowley Maritime

Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships

Crowley's commitment to provide scholarship opportunities to deserving students continued on Dec. 7 as four U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadets were presented Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships at the Containerization and Intermodal Institute's Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, N.J. Cadets John Buehler, Patrick Delargy, Andrea Morrison and Kyle O'Connor were awarded with Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial scholarships based on their exemplary academic records and financial need. Midshipmen Marie Ebers was also awarded the Containerization & Intermodal Institute's Richard A.

Photo courtesy the Containerization & Intermodal Institute

McEllrath & McKenna Honored with Connie Award

James McKenna, President and CEO of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), and Robert McEllrath, President of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU), were presented with Connie Awards by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) at the first ever Connie dinner held on the West Coast. “The West Coast industry leaders have long requested that CII bring the prestigious Connie Awards to the region,” said Brendan McCahill, CII Chairman. Dr. Geraldine Knatz, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, and James Spinosa, former ILWU president, introduced Mr. McEllrath.

Butcher and Kuo Receive Connie Awards

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will present the 2009 Connie Awards this year to James E. Butcher, Chairman of Höegh Autoliners Inc., and to Evergreen's Vice Group Chairman Captain Shiuan Y. Kuo. Each recipient will be honored for his significant influence in containerization in worldwide trade and transportation, according to Allen Clifford, CII President. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, in 1970 Jim Butcher served as Third Mate with the U.S. Military Sealift Command for one year before joining the Luckenbach Steamship Company in New York.