Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Cordero, Yoshitani to Receive CII Awards

By Mark Edward Nero

Federal Maritime Commission Chair Mario Cordero and recently retired Port of Seattle CEO Tay Yoshitani are scheduled to receive awards from the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) in Long Beach, California in September.

Cordero is slated to receive the Connie Award, while CII will present its Lifetime Achievement Award to Yoshitani.

Connie Award recipients are recognized for significant influence on containerization in world trade and transportation. The Lifetime Achievement recognition is customarily presented to those who have a long-time career in the logistics industry.

The industry-wide dinner event honoring Cordero and Yoshitani is scheduled for Tues., Sept. 29 at the Renaissance Hotel.

It is CII's honor to present this year's awards in Long Beach to two people who have devoted their careers to meeting the ongoing needs of our industry that will maintain a positive impact moving forward, said CII President Michael DiVirgilio.

CII, founded in 1960, has been presenting the Connie Award since 1972. This years CII Connie Awards dinner is $225 per ticket and seating is limited. Sponsorships for event, scholarship opportunities and tickets are available. For more information, contact Barbara Yeninas, executive director at (732) 817-9131 or execdir@containerization.org.