On May 8, the Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey hosted the 20th International Maritime Hall of Fame Awards. Held at the Grand Hyatt, New York, NY, the dinner honored “maritime visionaries who, through excellence in their company, organization or services, best exemplify the qualities of futuristic thinking that will guide our industry in the 21st Century,” said Edward J. Kelly, executive director. Funds raised for the event promote educational services for the industry.
This year, the Hall of Fame welcomed six outstanding leaders from different aspects of the industry, presenting them with the Ship’s Lookout Award:
New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Morton S. Bouchard III, president and CEO, Bouchard Transportation Co.; Joseph A. Dorto, president and CEO, Virginia International Terminals; E. Hunter Harrison, CEO, Canadian Pacific Railway; Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, Chairman, A.P. Møller-Maersk (posthumous award); and Ronald D. Widdows, CEO, Rickmers Holdingand Rickmers-Linie Shipping Group.