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Containerization/intermodal institute names 2008 'Connie' recipients


The Containerization & Intermodal Institute has named Ports America Group Chairman Douglas Tilden and INTTRA Chief Executive Officer Ken Bloom winners of the 2008 Connie Awards, which recognize individuals who help further containerization and intermodalism worldwide. The executives will receive their awards at a luncheon to be held Dec. 8 in Newark, N.J.

Tilden, who recently became Ports America Group’s chairman after serving as the company’s president as well as CEO of Marine Terminals Corp., began his international transportation career in 1969. He held various positions at United States Lines, including operations and general management posts in the United States, Asia, Middle East and South America, and vice president of the firm’s South American subsidiary.

Tilden then held various executive sales and operations positions at Marine Terminals Corp., eventually becoming the company’s president, and later, president of parent company MTC Holdings. He currently serves on the boards of several industry associations, including the Pacific Maritime Association.

Meanwhile, Bloom has “overseen a period of tremendous growth and organizational development for INTTRA,” the institute said. Prior to joining INTTRA, he was chief operating officer at Optimum Logistics. Bloom serves as an independent director for H.J. Baker and Bros. Inc.
Founded in 1960, the institute is a trade association serving all modes involved in international containerization and intermodalism.

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