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Edward DeNike presented with 2018 Connie Award

From left: Michael DiVirgilio, CII President; Ed DeNike, President of SSA Containers; Mrs. DeNike; Ronald J. Forest, President of Matson Navigation; Sue Coffey, CII Treasurer
Long Beach, CA (September 21, 2018) – Edward Anthony DeNike, president of SSA Containers, a division of Carrix, received the 2018 Connie Award presented by the Containerization & Intermodal Institute in Long Beach, CA, on Tuesday, September 18.  In addition, CII presented nearly $20,000 in scholarships to students pursuing careers in logistics and supply chain as well as organizations who are training the future leaders of the industry.
Mr. DeNike was honored with the prestigious award for his contributions to containerization and international trade and transportation industry over the course of the last five decades.
The dinner event honoring Mr. DeNike was held at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel. Ronald J. Forest, President of Matson Navigation, presented the award in front of over  250 people. This event was held in conjunction with the IANA Intermodal EXPO.
“It is no surprise that our recipient, Ed DeNike–an industry legend–has attracted a record-breaking crowd. This speaks well to CII, the prestigious award, the entire Los Angeles and Long Beach transportation community and the honoree himself,” said CII President, Michael DiVirgilio.
Source: Containerization & Intermodal Institute
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