Awards also go to Crowley, James, Mountevans, Cloud Logistics, Fleet Advantage, Gebrüder Weiss, IAPH honorees, Indiana port, The Andersons and Werner.
John F. Reinhart, CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA), was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
Reinhart (pictured above) was inducted during the 26th annual event hosted by the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey and designed to “recognize maritime visionaries who, through excellence in their company, organization or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide the maritime industry in the 21st century.”
Prior to joining the VPA in February 2014, Reinhart spent 23 years with Maersk, serving as CEO of Maersk Line Ltd. from 2000 to 2014.
Under Reinhart’s guidance, The Port of Virginia will invest nearly $1.5 billion over 10 years through 2024 in terminal expansion, dredging and infrastructure spending. The port also has rebranded itself; focused on safety; expanded, educated and diversified its workforce; and developed a values-driven corporate culture, according to an announcement on Reinhart’s induction.
“The goal is to build a modern, competitive sustainable port that will be a driving force in the state’s economy for decades to come,” Reinhart said. “It’s very satisfying to have the opportunity to watch people grow, to see the organization mature, to create economic vitality for Virginia and to prepare for a better tomorrow.”
The Coast Guard Foundation recognized Tom Crowley Jr., chairman and CEO of Crowley Maritime Corp., for more than 30 years of support at its 25th Tribute to the Coast Guard Seventh District event in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., last month.
About $380,000 was raised during the event to support Coast Guard Foundation programs and initiatives providing education and morale and relief support for Coast Guard members and their families.
“In addition to supporting events like this one in Fort Lauderdale, Crowley has contributed to our scholarship program, Fallen Heroes Fund and morale programs all across the country,” said Will Jenkins, Coast Guard Foundation board chairman. “For all of this and so much more, we would like to offer Tom and the entire Crowley Maritime organization this well-deserved recognition and our deepest thanks.”
In honoring Crowley, the foundation noted the company’s large-scale response to Puerto Rico after its devastation by Hurricane Maria. Within two hours of the Coast Guard reopening the island’s main port in San Juan, a Crowley vessel arrived and began discharging critical commercial and relief cargoes. Over the next 182 days, Crowley unloaded more than 200 vessels with cargo consisting of nearly 40,000 commercial loads and 8,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency loads.
Crowley has led the company since 1994, succeeding as CEO his father and grandfather in leadership dating back to the company’s founding in 1892.
Glen James was honored Tuesday by the West Calcasieu Port Board of Commissioners for his 50 years of service as the port’s attorney.
“When man first walked on the moon in July 1969, Glen James already had notched four months of experience as the West Cal Port’s attorney of record,” said WCP Board President Dick Kennison during a special moment in the board meeting to mark “the start of a second half-century of service.”
James also was admitted to the Louisiana State Bar in 1969, when he began providing legal services to the port on the Gulf Intercoastal Waterway 12 miles south of Sulphur, La.
Lord Jeffrey Mountevans was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Seatrade awards ceremony in London.
Mountevans is chairman of the London International Shipping Week Board of Advisors, chairman of Maritime London and president of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Seatrade Chairman Chris Hayman presented the award and called Mountevans “a thought leader for the industry.”
Cloud Logistics by E2open was selected by Inbound Logistics as a top 100 logistics IT provider for 2019.
Cloud Logistics said it was recognized “for providing an innovative TMS that increases visibility and productivity while reducing costs and complexity.”
This is the seventh year in a row that Cloud Logistics was named to the top 100 list.
“As an innovative solution provider for global shipping coordination and execution, Cloud Logistics is dedicated to disrupting the standard supply chain industry through revolutionary automation efficiencies, accompanied by affordable pricing,” said Mark Nix, senior vice president of transportation and founder of Cloud Logistics. “We designed our solution to be as easy to use as your favorite social media platform, which is just one of the reasons we call it TMS Made Easy.”
Symphony RetailAI also was named a top 100 logistics IT provider by Inbound Logistics.
Symphony RetailAI said it is a global provider of AI-enabled revenue growth management solutions and customer-centric insights for retailers and CPG manufacturers across the entire value chain.
“We are developing new and innovative ways to address critical supply chain challenges,” said Patrick Buellet, Symphony RetailAI’s chief technology officer. “Despite channel convergence and the rise of new formats, the challenge of meeting shopper demand remains the same: making the right product available at the right price, in the right place, while profitably increasing sales.
“What has changed, however, is that heightened customer expectations have led to new channel and fulfillment complexities. Solving those challenges is in Symphony RetailAI’s DNA, and we’re committed to delivering new standards for supply chain excellence through our AI-enabled solutions,” Buellet said.
Fleet Advantage was one of CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 award recipients for the second straight year for its ATLAAS Unified software platform.
Fleet Advantage offers the software as a business intelligence resource for private fleets and for-hire carriers.
More than 400 applicants are evaluated by an external panel of industry judges for the CIO 100 awards.
“Companies with transportation fleets have traditionally operated on legacy business philosophies that limit them from achieving more aggressive cost savings in their total cost of ownership models,” said Brian Holland, Fleet Advantage president and chief financial officer. “With the innovation and adoption of business intelligence tools such as ATLAAS Unified, these companies are now leveraging data analytics to realize a significant benefit to their bottom line by adopting new asset acquisition and replacement strategies.”
Gebrüder Weiss received a gold award as well as the Grand Prix at the Best of Content Marketing 2019 event Tuesday in Hamburg, Germany.
Among the nearly 700 entries, Gebrüder Weiss’ customer magazine, ATLAS — The World in Motion, won the Grand Prix for outstanding publication. The magazine also was awarded gold in the retail, transport and logistics category.
The International Association of Ports and Harbors World Ports Sustainability Awards were presented Thursday during the IAPH Guangzhou 2019 World Ports Conference.
Abu Dhabi Ports won in the resilient infrastructure category for its MAMAR Single Window System. Winner in the climate and energy category was the Port of Amsterdam for its integrated green energy solutions. The award in the community outreach category for port development went to the Port of Busan for a 15-year project to renovate unused waterfront space.
Civitas Portis won in the community outreach category for addressing externalities. Civitas Portis is testing sustainable urban mobility solutions in the European port cities of Aberdeen, Antwerp, Constanta, Klaipeda and Trieste, with one follower port city of Ningbo, China.
A winner in the governance and ethics category was the Kenya Ports Authority for the Tunahusika Corporate Social Investment Program. The ports authority allocates a percentage of its profits to the program, which funds and supports school infrastructure in surrounding coastal communities. The joint winner in the category was the Port of Vancouver for its sustainability governance. The award said, “The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority engaged with stakeholders over a two-year period to identify the long-term future vision of the port. It is now actively integrating sustainability throughout the port’s businesses and processes with strong supporting measurement tools to ensure ambitions to meet the vision are met.”
Winner in the safety and security category was the Port of Antwerp for its Port Information Network project, which brought together companies located and working within the port area to report any suspicious activities.
The Northwest Indiana Partners for Clean Air (PCA) has selected the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor to receive the 2019 PCA Industrial Award in recognition of voluntary actions taken in 2018 to improve air quality in northwest Indiana.
“Operating as a good steward of the environment is integral to our commitment to be a good community neighbor. This award helps emphasize that our pledge to take care of our environment merges with our mission to develop and maintain a world-class port system,” said Ian Hirt, port director.
The PCA said the following actions are among those the organization considered noteworthy at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor:
• Its long-term commitment to environmental stewardship, including its membership in the bi-national Green Marine program.
• Its eco-friendly and waterborne transporting of goods by reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. For example, a 1,000-foot Great Lakes ship can move the same tonnage as 564 rail cars or 2,340 semi-trucks.
• The commitment by port management to convene an interactive meeting three times a year with tenants to discuss environmental goals such as air emissions.
• The port’s close association with South Shore Clean Cities to reduce diesel emissions throughout the port.
• The port secured a grant to minimize runoff by planting native trees and dune grasses.
• The port and many of its businesses have received diesel emission grants over the years to purchase things like hybrid vehicles and cleaner-burning diesel engines.
The Andersons, a diversified company rooted in agriculture and longtime user of The Port of Virginia, is the recipient of the port’s 2018 Shipper of the Year award.
The annual award, which is presented by the port at the Virginia Maritime Association International Trade Symposium, recognizes an exceptional shipper that works with the port to make it better for all users. The award was presented Thursday to Michael J. Anderson, the company’s vice president of risk and central merchandising for the grain group, by Thomas D. Capozzi, The Port of Virginia’s chief sales officer.
The Andersons has operated a facility in Norfolk near Norfolk International Terminals since 2014, but has been a partner with the port for decades through interior locations that move containers to the port via rail. The company has continued to grow and increased its volume through The Port of Virginia by more 12,000 TEUs in the past year.
Werner Enterprises has been named a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times for the fifth consecutive year.
Organizations were evaluated based on a survey that included 91 questions focused on company culture, hiring efforts, employment benefits and policies related to veterans, service members and military families.
“We are proud to have our nation’s heroes and their families join Werner as professional drivers and associates,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Leathers. “We will continue to support those who have sacrificed to serve our country.”