Connie Award will honor deserving industry leaders making extraordinary contributions to the trade and transportation industry

NEWARK, NJ (July 8, 2014) --The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking final nominations for the 2014 annual Connie Award to be held on December 8 in Newark, NJ. Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented every year since 1972 to 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.
 
The West Coast Connie Award will be presented to Robert A. Curry, Sr., President, CEO and Director of California Cartage Company. Recently retired Dr. Geraldine Knatz will receive the Lifetime Achievement award at the dinner on September 23rd in Long Beach, CA. The dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency and will be held in conjunction with IANA's Intermodal Expo. Tickets are available for the September 23 dinner.
 
"With the announcement of Bob Curry and the response we received, CII is seeking nominations with the same caliber on the East Coast," said Michael DiVirgilio, CII President.
 
Deadline for nominations for the East Coast Connie Award luncheon is July 18th, 2014. 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.
 
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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