Steven R. Blust, Chairman of the Federal Maritime
Commission, has been selected the 2004 Person of the Year by the New
York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association, Inc.
The award will be presented during the 87th annual dinner at the
Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on January 28, 2004. The dinner is one
of the largest transportation industry events in the country, attracting in
excess of 1,500 people each year.
Chairman Blust was nominated by President Bush to a five year term,
which he began on August 12, 2002. Mr. Blust is a 31-year veteran of the
international transportation industry. For the six years prior to his
appointment, Blust held the position of President/CEO of Tampa Bay
International Terminals, Inc. He previously held executive positions with
Lykes Brothers Steamship Co., Inc. ,the Jacksonville Port Authority and
Crowley Delta Lines. Mr. Blust has worked in ocean carrier liner
management, marine terminal management, public port administration, tariff
and service contract use and publication and liner operations.
"Steve Blust has dedicated his career to our industry," said Stewart
Hauser, Association President. "We are pleased to recognize his commitment
to a fair shipping environment and to the Federal Maritime Commission, which
guides our industry. Chairman Blust continues to play a leading role in
shaping trade in our country," he added.