CALVERTON, MD, AUGUST 9, 2016 — The Intermodal Association of North America announced today that James Hertwig, president and chief executive officer of the Florida East Coast Railway, will be honored with the 2016 IANA Silver Kingpin Award at this year's Intermodal EXPO in Houston, Texas. Hertwig will receive the prize during the opening session on Sept. 19 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
The Silver Kingpin Award, the intermodal industry's most prestigious, recognizes an individual's long-term contributions to intermodalism. It was initiated in 1977 when it was presented by the National Piggyback Association.
Hertwig's career has spanned 45 years in freight transportation. Prior to joining FEC Railway in 2010, he served six years as president of CSX Intermodal, Inc., and nearly nine years as president of Landstar Logistics. He has also held positions as president and CEO of Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation and chairman and CEO of Red Arrow Freight Lines, two large regional LTL carriers. Before that, 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 Joni Casey, IANA President and CEO. “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 served three terms on IANA's board of directors and presently sits on the board of directors 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, and in 2012, Hertwig was the first person outside the maritime industry to receive the Golden Compass Award from Seafarers' House at Port Everglades.
IANA is North America's only industry trade association that represents the combined interests of the intermodal freight industry. The association’s mission is to promote the growth of efficient intermodal freight transportation through innovation, education and dialogue. The association offers valuable information and services specific to the intermodal industry encompassing consensus business solutions that facilitate: operations, regulatory compliance, and policy issue management. IANA's membership roster of over 1,000 members represents the diverse companies critical to moving freight efficiently and safely. IANA provides a discussion forum for the many types of stakeholders along the supply chain, resulting in a strong unified voice advocating the needs of intermodal freight transportation. For more information, visit www.intermodal.org.