Friday, March 6, 2015

Containerization Award Nominees Sought

By Mark Edward Nero

The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII), a non-profit promoting awareness of the containerization and intermodal industry, is seeking nominations for its 2015 Connie Awards, which are being held later this year in Long Beach, Calif., and the New York area.

The Connie Award, which is named for the shipping container, has been presented every year since 1972 to industry leaders making extraordinary contributions to the containerization and intermodal industry, as well as trade and transportation.

The Long Beach, Calif. Connie dinner is planned for Sept. 29 at the Renaissance Long Beach hotel. The deadline for nominations is May 1. Nominations are also being sought for the Connie luncheon on Dec. 7 in Newark, NJ, which have an Aug. 1 deadline for nominations.

The criteria of Connie recipients are those who have made outstanding contributions to the containerization and intermodal industry, including those involved with rail, shipping, ports, importers and exporters, 3PLs, technology, government officials and the media.

Those wishing to nominate a person or company may contact CII Executive Director Barbara Yeninas, at, or call (732) 817-9131 with a brief justification of the nomination.