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Florida East Coast Railway's Hertwig to receive IANA 'Kingpin' award


Florida East Coast Railway President and Chief Executive Officer James Hertwig will be honored with the Intermodal Association of North America's (IANA) 2016 "Silver Kingpin Award," the association announced yesterday.

Hertwig, whose career has spanned 45 years in freight transportation, will be recognized Sept. 19 during the opening session of the Intermodal EXPO in Houston.

The intermodal industry's most prestigious award, the Silver Kingpin recognizes an individual's long-term contributions to intermodalism, according to an IANA press release.

Prior to joining Florida East Coast Railway in 2010, Hertwig served six years as president of CSX Intermodal Inc., and nearly nine years as president of Landstar Logistics. He also served as president and CEO of Carolina Freight Carriers Corp. and chairman and CEO of Red Arrow Freight Lines, two large regional LTL carriers. Prior to those roles, he spent eight years as president and CEO of Con-Way Intermodal, a multimodal truckload service provider and international NVOCC.

"Throughout his career, Jim has been a strong advocate for intermodalism and IANA," said IANA President and CEO Joni Casey. "His dedication and commitment is evidenced by the partnerships he has encouraged, the infrastructure capacity he has promoted and the future generation of intermodal leaders to whom he has devoted his time."

Hertwig has served three terms on IANA's board and serves on the board of the Transportation Institute at the University of Denver. He was a panelist on a technical peer review of the U.S. Maritime Administration's study of the Panama Canal expansion.

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