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Newsome, SCPA President/CEO, named inaugural AgTC Person of the Year

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority President & CEO, speaking at the Greer Inland Port.
 

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Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority President & CEO, speaking at the Greer Inland Port.

 

The Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) named Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO, the first Person of the Year award recipient in the Coalition's 28-year history. 

"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," said Peter Friedmann, executive director, AgTC. "We applaud Jim Newsome for his pivotal, groundbreaking leadership to find a solution to the SOLAS container weight threat."

Newsome received the award at the AgTC Annual Meeting, a gathering of agriculture and forest products transportation professionals, 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.

"It is a great honor to receive this award from such an important group of U.S. exporters," Newsome said. 

Newsome was the first leader in the United States to step forward with a solution to the SOLAS requirements that were implemented on July 1. 

 

 

 

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