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SC Ports CEO Newsome named to International Maritime Hall of Fame

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South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Newsome is being inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in recognition of his maritime industry career.

Newsome has led the SCPA since 2009, working to ensure the Port of Charleston remains globally competitive as a top 10 U.S. container port. During his tenure, Newsome has significantly enhanced port operations and grown the port’s cargo base with strategic investments, resulting in cargo volumes doubling in a decade, SCPA officials said in a news release.

In addition to Newsome, the 2021 hall of fame inductees are:

• Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, president and CEO of Celebrity Cruises Inc.;
• James Mara, president emeritus of the Metropolitan Marine Maintenance Contractors’ Association;
• Nikolas Tsakos, president and CEO of Tsakos Energy Navigation Corp.; and
• Lois Zabrocky, president and CEO of International Seaways Inc.

“The inductees are industry leaders representing a broad spectrum of the global shipping industry,” said Edward Kelly, executive director of the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey. “They have won the respect of the international shipping community based on their successes and professionalism and are much deserving of this distinguished honor.”

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