This week, the Containerization and Intermodal Institute bestowed upon Port of Oakland retired Executive Director Chris Lytle its Lifetime Achievement Award.
The honor, which was presented at the Institute’s annual Connie Awards banquet, caps off a 53-year maritime career that includes various roles in the private and public sector.
He was executive director of the Port of Long Beach before arriving at the Port of Oakland, where he led the Northern California seaport for the last six years before retiring in July.
“I’ve had a long and satisfying career and this recognition makes it easier to step away,” said Lytle, 73, who is serving as a consultant for the Port of Oakland until the end of the year. “I’m leaving the industry with great memories and pride in what I’ve accomplished alongside hundreds of wonderful colleagues.”