The U.S. Maritime Security Expo will honor the Honorable Helen Delich Bentley, a former congresswoman from Maryland and former Chairperson of the Federal Maritime Commission; Ambassador William Middendorf, Former Secretary of the Navy; and Fred Morrone, former Director of Security for the Port Authority of New York/New Jersey, for their efforts to improve the security of U.S. waterways and the overall welfare of the
U.S. maritime industry.
The awards will be presented to the honorees at a luncheon on Sept. 18, during the upcoming U.S. Maritime Security Expo in New York. Evergreen America Corp. will sponsor this special event.
Bentley and Ambassador Middendorf will accept their awards in person. The award to Fred Morrone will be issued posthumously. Morrone was one of the 74 Port Authority employees killed in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center
in New York on Sept. 11, 2001. A member of Morrone¹s family will accept the award.
"We are honored to have Bentley, Ambassador Middendorf and Morrone¹s family receive the U.S. Maritime Security Awards at the conference. There are no more deserving individuals. We express our deep thanks to the honorees and to Evergreen for making the luncheon possible," said Michael Rosenberg, vice president, Security Division at E.J. Krause & Associates, the Expo organizer.
The U.S. Maritime Security Expo will be held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, on Sept. 18-19, 2002. With homeland supply chain security efforts focusing on container shipping and maritime infrastructure, the Security Expo has become this year¹s "must attend" meeting for logistics, maritime, trade and security officials.
The Expo will bring together government, industry, law enforcement, technology and public service officials for two days of conferences and exhibitions on ideas and actions that the maritime industry can implement to help make harbors, ports, cargo and passenger ships, bridges and employees secure from the threats of terrorism and violence.
An impressive list of speakers and exhibitors are confirmed to address the conference. Over 100 exhibitors at the Expo will exhibit the latest technologies designed to aid in the fight against terrorism within the United States and abroad Attendees from over twenty countries are already confirmed to attend the event.