Bradley Jacobs, chief executive officer of XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), has been honored by the Containerization and Intermodal Institute (CII) as the recipient of the 2017 Connie Award. The Connie Award recognizes individuals that have had a positive impact on the progression of the containerized shipping and intermodal industry. The ceremony took place at the CII's annual luncheon held today in Newark, N.J.
During the ceremony two scholarships were awarded in Jacobs' name: one presented by XPO to Corey Dennis, and the other presented by the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) to Sahiti Kalapala. Dennis is pursuing his MBA in supply chain management at Eastern Michigan University, and Kalapala is a graduate student enrolled in Rutgers University's supply chain management program. A donation will also be made in Jacobs' name to the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) - a non-profit network of supply chain experts that provides humanitarian relief following natural disasters.
Jacobs said, "The containerized shipping and intermodal industry is critical to connecting the world's economies. At XPO, we're committed to cultivating future talent within our industry and to creating a path for the next generation of supply chain leaders."
XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation and logistics solutions and one of the largest intermodal providers in North America.