South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) President and CEO Jim Newsome was honored recently by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) when the organization chose Newsome as its first-ever Person of the Year.
“Never has an individual so distinguished himself in a manner that will have such a positive impact on all participants in ocean shipping, shippers, carriers, ports and terminals,” Peter Friedmann, AgTC executive director, said. “We applaud Jim Newsome for his pivotal, groundbreaking leadership to find a solution to the SOLAS container weight threat.”
Newsome was cited for pioneering a solution to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements by using existing equipment and procedures at SCPA to verify the weight of containers.
Newsome was on hand to accept the award at the AgTC's annial meeting.
“It is a great honor to receive this award from such an important group of U.S. exporters,” Newsome said.
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