IANA Award Winners Announced

Congressman Alan Lowenthal. Photo: U.S. Congress

The Intermodal Association of North America on July 13 announced that the winners of its three industry awards will be honored at the annual Intermodal Expo in September.

The winners are: the Silver Kingpin AwardTed Prince; the Chairman’s AwardJim Newsome; and the Intermodal Achievement AwardCongressman Alan Lowenthal. The recognitions will take place during Intermodal Expo’s opening general session on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Southern California.

Prince, the chief strategy officer and co-founder of Tiger Cool Express, was selected to receive the IANA Silver Kingpin Award for his career-long contributions to intermodalism. Prince is a former IANA chairman and a 40-plus year veteran of the intermodal transportation business.

The Silver Kingpin is among the industry’s most prestigious awards.

Newsome, executive advisor to the South Carolina Ports Authority, is the honoree for the 2022 Chairman’s Award, in recognition of his dedication to the Association and his passion for educating the next generation of intermodal leaders. A former IANA board member, Newsome is the recently retired president and CEO of the SCPA.

Lowenthal, who represents California’s 47th District, which includes Long Beach, is the recipient of the Intermodal Achievement Award, a testament to his consistent support for the freight supply chain throughout his public service career. The congressman has authored, introduced, or co-sponsored several major pieces of legislation related to the freight industry, plus played a guiding role in the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021.

“On behalf of the Board, I commend these three individuals for what they have brought to the intermodal industry over many decades,” said IANA chairman Dr. Noel Hacegaba, who’s also a deputy executive director with the Port of Long Beach. “The impact of their contributions will be felt by intermodal stakeholders as well as the general public well beyond their respective careers.”