The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) is seeking nominations for the 2014 annual Connie Awards. Named for the container, the Connie Award has been presented every year since 1972 to those who have made outstanding contributions to the containerization and intermodal industry, including those involved with rail, shipping, ports, importers and exporters, 3PLs, technology, government officials and the media.

“The prestigious Connie Award draws attendees from across the country. We’re seeking nominations nationwide for all facets involved in trade,” said Michael DiVirgilio, CII President.

The September 23, 2014 Connie dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach, CA and held in conjunction with IANA’s Intermodal Expo. Nominations are also being sought for the Connie luncheon on December 8th, 2014 in Newark, NJ. Deadline for nominations is April 1st, 2014. To nominate a person or company, contact CII Executive Director, Barbara Yeninas, at or call 732-817-9131.

In addition to the awards, CII presents scholarships to deserving students studying logistics or transportation.

About Containerization & Intermodal Institute

Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII), a non-profit organization founded in 1960, promotes industry awareness, preserves the history of intermodalism, and engages scholarly interest in the field by organizing educational conferences and seminars, serving as an information resource, providing networking opportunities, offering career guidance, arranging internships and facilitating scholarships. For more information, visit