Friday, June 28, 2013

PMSA President to Receive Containerization Award

Pacific Merchant Shipping Association President John McLaurin has been chosen by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute to receive its 2013 Connie Award for his work in the industry.

“John McLaurin received many nominations and votes focused on his leadership and commitment of PMSA to the variety of issues with which all are involved,” CII President Michael DiVirgilio said. “This includes the environment, the citizens, community, economic programs, the California transportation policies-which also impact national subjects-and the lobbying he has led in these areas.”

The Connie Award was established by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in 1972 to recognize individuals that have made extraordinary contributions to the evolution of containerized shipping and intermodalism.

The PMSA, which was founded in 1919 and has offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Long Beach, Calif., is an independent, not-for-profit shipping association that focuses on issues affecting international trade. On behalf of its members, the PMSA engages in community affairs and legislative and regulatory processes in California and Washington state. It provides members with an array of information services, including regular updates on matters of interest to the shipping industry, and serves as a clearinghouse for environmental practices across the industry.

McLaurin is expected to be honored during an event scheduled for Thurs., Sept. 26, at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach.