Koch to Receive “2006 Person of the Year” Honor

Friday, November 18, 2005
The NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association announced that Christopher Koch, president and CEO of the World Shipping Council, will be honored as “2006 Person of the Year” at their annual dinner to be held in New York on January 25, 2006. This recognition is given to someone who demonstrates commitment, contribution and achievement in the international trade, transportation and logistics arena.

“We are most pleased to have Mr. Koch as our 2006 honoree,” said Stewart B. Hauser, president of the NY/NJ Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association. “His work in both the public and private sectors uniquely qualifies him to receive this prestigious award, and we look forward to recognizing his accomplishments at our annual dinner.”

Christopher Koch serves as President and CEO of the World Shipping Council, a trade association representing the international liner shipping industry on public policy issues and public affairs. The Council’s members represent over 93 percent of the international liner industry capacity serving the United States’ international commerce.

Prior to joining the Council in 2000, Mr. Koch was Senior Vice President and General Counsel for CSX Lines and CSX World Terminals. CSX Lines, now named Horizon Lines, is the largest domestic liner shipping company in the U.S. CSX World Terminals operated a global network of cargo terminals.

From 1993 until 2000, Koch served as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel of Sea-Land Service, Inc., and before 1993 held a number of different positions in the federal government. They include: Chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission (1990-1993); Chief of Staff to Senator John McCain (1987-1990); Chief of Staff to Senator Slade Gorton; Counsel on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Legislative Director for Senator Warren Magnuson.

In December 2004, Koch was appointed by the Department of Homeland Security to serve on and to chair the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. He was also appointed by the Departments of Homeland Security and Treasury to serve on the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations of Customs and Border Protection (COAC).

Since 911, Koch has testified and spoken out repeatedly on the importance of maritime transportation security policy and international cargo supply chains.

The New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders & Brokers Association, Inc. is one of the oldest transportation related organizations in the United States today. Founded in 1895, the association provides information on issues and developments of import to its members; serves as a voice for the freight forwarding, customs brokerage and NVO community in policy and regulation decision-making; and protects and advocates the best interests of the group as a whole.

The Association will hold their annual dinner honoring Mr. Koch on Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel. For more information contact Michele Farrell at (732) 741-1936 or EM: MFarrell@nynjforwarders-brokers.org.

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Solarworld Wants Duties on Chinese Solar Goods in U.S. Extended

German solar manufacturer SolarWorld will apply to the United States for an extension of duties on Chinese panel imports that are due to end this year, weekly Euro am Sonntag said.

Sea Urchin Haven Disturbed by Oil Spill

Stephanie Mutz makes a living plucking sea urchins from the Santa Barbara coast and selling the prickly treasure to upscale restaurants in Southern California.

5 Tunisian Migrants Die in Shipwreck

At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said. "A migrant boat carrying

Maritime Security

5 Tunisian Migrants Die in Shipwreck

At least five Tunisian migrants died on Saturday when their boat sailing to Italy capsized off the Tunisian coast, officials said. "A migrant boat carrying

Launch of First Future Destroyer, Hobart

Speech delivered by the Minister for Defence, Kevin Andrews during the launch of Hobart - the first future destroyer: Thank you for being here on this very important day.

Yemen-bound Aid Ship Docks in Djibouti

An Iranian ship carrying humanitarian aid for war-ravaged Yemenis has arrived in Djibouti. It will be inspected by the United Nations so its cargo can be shipped to conflict-torn Yemen.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1529 sec (7 req/sec)