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Widdows, Hemingway win containerization institute's 'Connie' awards


The Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) recently named Ron Widdows, Group President and Chief Executive Officer of NOL, and Jon Hemingway, President and CEO of SSA Marine/ Carrix, as recipients of the 2010 Connie Awards.

The institute conducted an industry poll to select the recipients. The awards recognize individuals who display an “innovative spirit in their careers and at their respective companies” and have a “positive influence on the industries they serve,” according to CII.
Widdows, who has worked in the maritime industry for more than 40 years, joined APL in 1980 and held various senior executive positions. He became group president and CEO of NOL in 2008.
“His innovative style has led to the introduction of linertrains and stack train services.” Said CII officials in a prepared statement. “He has also been a leading voice on public policy issues and an advocate on the importance of improved transportation infrastructure.”
Hemingway joined SSA as general counsel in 1985. He later helped form Rail Management Services, which has become the world’s largest operator of intermodal rail terminals, according to CII. After serving as senior vice president and director, Hemingway became president and CEO in 1991.
During his career, he initiated the development of international operations, including the creation of the largest container terminal in Latin America — Manzanillo International Terminal [MIT] in Colon, Panama — and the largest terminal operators in Mexico and Chile, CII officials said. In 1999, Hemingway and Matson Navigation formed SSA Terminals L.L.C., the largest container terminal operator on the West Coast.

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