Chamber of Shipping of America invites nominations for the 2009 Halert C. Shepheard Award

Chamber of Shipping of America invites nominations for the 2009 Halert C. Shepheard Award

Washington, DC…..The Chamber of Shipping of America invites nominations for the 2009 Halert C. Shepheard Award. “Nominations for a living individual may be submitted for a single outstanding contribution to merchant marine safety, health or environmental protection or in recognition of, dedication to, or exceptional leadership in activities associated with safety, health or environmental protection over a period of time,” said Joseph Cox, President of the Chamber.

He further stated that “Nominees may include individuals who are eminent in their marine field of endeavor such as ship operators, naval architects, marine engineers, shipbuilders and those affiliated with ship operations, governments, or marine associations."

Shortly after his death in 1975, the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Shipping of America established the Rear Admiral Halert C. Shepheard Fund to support an award to an individual in recognition of exceptional achievement toward merchant marine safety or health, the area to which RADM Shepheard contributed greatly throughout his long and distinguished professional life. This year, CSA adds environmental protection to the qualifying list.

Nominations should be based upon the nominator’s direct personal and professional knowledge of an individual and must be received by Friday, January 8, 2010. The nomination form and supporting information should include a brief description as to why the nominee should be considered. A form is available on the CSA website: www.knowships.org. The nominee and nominator should not be directly affiliated with the same organization. The Chamber of Shipping of America determines the awardee. The 2009 award will be presented in connection with the Connecticut Maritime Association Shipping 2010 Conference and Exposition at a luncheon on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Hilton Hotel, Stamford, CT.

The Chamber of Shipping of America represents 35 U.S. based companies which own, operate or charter oceangoing tankers, container ships, and other merchant vessels engaged in both the domestic and international trades. The Chamber also represents other entities which maintain a commercial interest in the operation of such oceangoing vessels.

Letters/forms should be sent to:
“Shep” Award Committee
Chamber of Shipping of America
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 407
Washington, DC 20036-4517

For further information, contact the Chamber at 202.775.4399.