Charles G. (Chuck) Raymond, Chairman, CEO and President of Horizon Lines, has been named Kings Pointer of the Year 2005, by the US Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation.
In presenting Mr. Raymond with this honor at a dinner at the academy, Tony Fiorelli, Chairman of the Alumni Foundation said, “This is the highest award that can be bestowed by the Alumni Foundation. Award recipients exemplify the Academy’s motto, ‘Acta Non Verba’ (Deeds Not Words)”.
“For more than 40 years, Chuck Raymond continues to bring pride to our
Academy, our industry and the American merchant marine.” Previously, he was presented Kings Point’s “Leadership of Light” award. Last year’s “Kings Pointer of the Year” was former Maritime Administrator, Captain William Shubert.
After graduating from Kings Point in 1965, Mr. Raymond went to sea serving on the treacherous North Atlantic for two years and has spent his entire career in the transportation industry. Since then, his determination and commitment to achieve has produced high yield results not only for himself but also the company he leads. He joined Sea-Land Service moving through the ranks. From September 1988 until the sale of Sea-Land’s international business in 1999 he served as the company’s senior vice president and chief transportation officer. He served as an executive officer of CSX Corporation from 1994 to 2003, when the ocean-going sector of the company was sold and it became Horizon Lines. Most recently, Mr. Raymond led the company to an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
In 2004, Mr. Raymond was appointed to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. He also served as Chairman of the Marine Transportation System National Advisory Council from 2000-2003, reporting to the US Transportation Secretary. He is also a graduate the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. Mr. Raymond is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), The National Cargo Bureau, and serves on various industry boards, including the Pacific Maritime Association the Transportation Institute, and the Maritime Cabotage Task Force.
He serves on the Board of Trustees of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, the Global Maritime and Transportation School at the USMMA, the McColl Graduate School of Business at Queens College and The Greater Charlotte Chamber of Commerce.
In 2003 Mr. Raymond was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame and was the recipient of the coveted Admiral of the Ocean Seas award (AOTOS), presented annually by the United Seaman’s Service. In April 2004 he was selected as the Maritime “Good Scout Award” recipient by the Boy Scouts of America. Later in 2004 he was presented the prestigious Containerization and Intermodal Institute Connie Award.