World class. The Containerization and Intermodal Institute recently presented James J. Devine and Raymond P. Ebeling with its 2007 Connie Awards for their contributions to containerization in world trade and transportation. Devine is president and CEO of New York Container Terminal. Ebeling is founder, chairman, and CEO of American Auto Logistics, a logistics firm that manages the transportation of military vehicles for the Department of Defense. He also does work for American Roll-on Roll-Off Carriers, an ocean carrier that handles the physical movement of military vehicles. Both men began their careers at Sea-Land Service.
Green scene. Carrier Corp. was honored with a Best-of-the-Best Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The award recognizes the refrigeration company's efforts to help restore the earth's ozone layer. Carrier Transicold, a division of Carrier, supplies climate-control products and energy-saving technologies to the trucking industry.
Supplying excellence. Hytrol Conveyor Co. has presented Averitt Express with its annual Supplier Award in recognition of the carrier's record of exceeding the conveyor company's expectations in transportation services. This is the eighth time that Hytrol has honored Averitt since the trucker began serving the conveyor manufacturer in 1995. The award is based on criteria such as billing accuracy, claims service, competitive pricing, technology, and commitment to quality.
Fresh from the awards ceremony. NASSTRAC has honored Dole Fresh Vegetables with its Shipper of the Year award. Dole was chosen for its creative use of technology to solve potential food safety problems in its supply chain. NASSTRAC is a nonprofit association of transportation and logistics professionals.
Salute. The United Seamen's Service has honored three maritime professionals with its 2007 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Awards. The group presented silver statuettes of Christopher Columbus to John Reinhart, president and CEO of Maersk Line Ltd.; Morten Arntzen, president and CEO of Overseas Shipholding Group; and James Andrasick, president and CEO of Matson Navigation Co. The three were chosen from a field of 200 nominees that included maritime management, labor, and government officials.