HOLMDEL, NJ (February 25, 2015) -- The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the 2015 annual Connie Awards to be held in Long Beach, CA, and the New York area. Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented every year since 1972 to deserving industry leaders making extraordinary contributions to the containerization and intermodal industry, as well as trade and transportation.  

"With last years' recipients Robert Curry, Sr. of California Cartage and Claudio Bozzo of MSC, we will select the same caliber of recipients for this years' awards," said Michael DiVirgilio, CII President.  

The September 29, 2015 Connie dinner in Long Beach, CA will be held at the Renaissance Long Beach. Deadline for nominations is May 1st, 2015. Nominations are also being sought for the Connie luncheon on December 7th, 2015 in Newark, NJ, with a deadline for nominations by August 1st, 2015.  

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. To nominate a person, 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. CII is seeking a brief justification of the nomination.  

In addition to the awards, CII presents scholarships to deserving students studying logistics or transportation.

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 www.containerization.org.

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