The Containerization & Intermodal Institute calls for 2023 Connie Award nominations


The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the 2023 Connie Awards.

Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented since 1972 to industry leaders making extraordinary contributions to the trade and transportation industry.

The September 13, 2023 Connie dinner in Long Beach, CA will be held at the Renaissance Long Beach, and the December 11, 2023 Connie luncheon will be held at the Marriott Newark Airport Hotel. Deadline for nominations for both the Connie Award as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award is April 1, 2023.

Last year’s Long Beach Connie Award recipient was Joseph Gregorio Sr., Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Pacific Crane Maintenance Company, LLC (PCMC). Captain Lynn Korwatch, Executive Director of the Marine Exchange of the San Francisco Bay Region was honored with the CII Lifetime Achievement Award.

The 2022 Connie Newark Award recipient was Ken Kellaway, Co-founder, President and CEO of Road One Intermodal Logistics Inc. Jeffrey Lawrence, Washington D C.-based international transportation attorney of Cozen O’Connor, was awarded with a Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The Connie Award is considered for industry leaders whose contributions to the advancement of containerisation and intermodalism are the result of innovation, entrepreneurialism and influential leadership. The Lifetime Achievement Award is considered for organizations or individuals who have played a long-standing, significant, supporting role in the industry and/or CII. 

In addition to the awards, CII presents scholarships to deserving students studying supply chain, logistics and/or transportation as well as academic institutions that are grooming future leaders in the industry.

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