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HOLMDEL, NJ -- The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the 2015 annual Connie Award to be held at a luncheon on December 7 at The Newark Club.
Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented annually since 1972 to those who have made outstanding contributions to the containerization and intermodal industry, involved with rail, shipping, ports, importers and exporters, 3PLs, technology, government officials and the media.
"We are seeking nominations of deserving industry leaders that have made an positive impact on the industry and its future," said Michael DiVirgilio, CII President.
Deadline for nominations for the Connie Award luncheon is August 3rd, 2015. To nominate a person or company, contact CII Executive Director, Barbara Yeninas, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 732-817-9131. Each nomination will need a brief justification.
In Long Beach, the Connie Award dinner will honor the Honorable Mario Cordero, Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Tay Yoshitani, past CEO of the Port of Seattle, will receive the Lifetime Achievement award on September 29th at the Renaissance Hotel. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available.
In addition to the awards, CII presents scholarships to deserving students studying logistics or transportation at each event
About Containerization & Intermodal Institute
Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII), a non-profit organization founded in 1960, promotes industry awareness, preserves the history of intermodalism, and engages scholarly interest in the field by organizing educational conferences and seminars, serving as an information resource, providing networking opportunities, offering career guidance, arranging internships and facilitating scholarships. For more information, visit

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