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  • OTLT.USA
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  • OTRI.USA
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    0.480
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  • OTVI.USA
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  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
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  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
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  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
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  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
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  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
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  • WAIT.USA
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  • ITVI.USA
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    -5.440
    0%
  • OTLT.USA
    2.799
    -0.007
    -0.2%
  • OTRI.USA
    22.070
    0.480
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  • OTVI.USA
    15,836.590
    -10.170
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  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.950
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  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.610
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  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
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American ShipperIntermodalShipping

XPO CEO to receive intermodal industry award

In addition to Brad Jacobs, CEO of trucking and roll-up third-party provider XPO Logistics, the Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will also recognize the Port Authority of NY & NJ for the raising of the Bayonne Bridge at the 2017 Connie Awards.

   The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) will honor Brad Jacobs, Chief Executive Officer of trucking and third-party provider XPO Logistics, at the 2017 CII Connie Awards luncheon in Newark, N.J. on Dec. 11.
   At the event, CII will also recognize the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) and other organizations involved in the Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway Project.
   “Each year, Connie recipients receive recognition with the prestigious award for their significant contributions to containerization, world trade and the transportation field, and are acknowledged for their innovative spirit, as well as for the positive example they set for individuals who will be the future of the industry,” CII said in a statement. “Brad Jacobs is the architect of the industry’s most exciting success story. He founded XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO) in 2011 based on his belief that the logistics industry offers exceptional potential for growth. Under his leadership, XPO is using its technology and scale to transform how goods are moved around the world for customers.
   “Today, XPO is a top ten global provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions and generates approximately $15 billion of revenue,” the institute added. “The company operates in 31 countries, with 1,435 locations and more than 90,000 employees serving over 50,000 customers.”
   Founded in 1960, CII has been presenting the Connie Award since 1972. Past recipients include Wolfgang Freese, Helen Bentley, Claudio Bozzo, Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Y. F. Chang, Malcom McLean and Carol N. Lambos.
   “Brad Jacobs represents the true entrepreneurial spirit that has embraced containerization and intermodalism over the last 60 years,” said Brendan McCahill, chairman of CII. “The success of our industry rests on our ability to add value for customers through supply chain efficiency, a quality that defines XPO Logistics.”
   The Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway Project increased the capacity of containerships able to pass under the span to reach terminals to the west in Newark Bay as well as Staten Island. The project, which commenced in 2013 and was completed just a few months ago,  elevated the roadway that links Staten Island, N.Y., with Bayonne, N.J., raising the navigational clearance under the Bayonne Bridge from 64 feet to 215 feet, thereby allowing larger, modern container ships to travel under it.
   “This has been an innovative and monumental project that will breathe new life into the bi-state port,” said McCahill. “As our organization recognizes endeavors that enhance the movement of containerized cargo, it is only appropriate to honor this incredible project.”
   American Shipper profiled Jacobs in the December 2015 cover story “Person of the year” (pg. 9-15) and the October 2017 exclusive magazine feature “On the prowl” (pg. 46-47), and the Bayonne Bridge Raise the Roadway Project in the May 2017 cover story “Reaching new heights” (pg. 34-41)

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