Inbound Logistics | January 2024



• ORBIS Corporation and Prairie Farms were awarded the 2023 QCS Purchasing Cooperative Collaboration Award for their continued collaborative eorts in developing a reusable cheese container and delivery system that prioritizes sustainable practices and product integrity.

• Averitt Express was recognized by the Women In Trucking Association as a Top Companies For

• AutoStore founders Jakob Hatteland and Ingvar Hognaland were inducted into the Logistics Hall of Fame. The pair were recognized for having reinvented and commercialized warehousing with the AutoStore System.

Women To Work For In Transportation. The award marks the fourth consecutive year Averitt has been selected for the list.

• Carolina Handling was named a veteran-friendly employer by the South Carolina

• MODE Global received a Silver rating from EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings, intelligence and collaborative performance improvement tools for global supply chains. • Montgomery Logistics named Summerford Truck Line as its 2023 Carrier of the Quarter for Q3 2023. The award recognizes carriers for consistent and outstanding value as long-term partners.

Department of Veterans Aairs. The

program recognizes South Carolina businesses that actively recruit veterans and oer training and career development opportunities. • SAP Integrated Business Planning for Supply Chain received three Best of 2023 Awards— Best Feature Set, Best Relationship, and Best Value for Price —from TrustRadius, a decisioning platform for B2B technology buyers. • The Containerization & Intermodal Institute (CII) honored Vincent J. Marino, CEO of Marine Repair Services-Container Maintenance Corp. , with the 2023 Connie Award. CII also presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Emanuel L. Rouvelas, founder of both the public policy and maritime law practices of K&L Gates law firm.

• The Association of American Railroads awarded Norfolk Southern Railway ’s Adam Motsinger with the 2023 Environmental Excellence Award. Motsinger has supported NS environmental operations since 2017 and currently serves as manager of environmental operations.

• Carrier Logistics Inc. received the SaaS Growth Award from Progress, a provider of application development and infrastructure software. The OpenEdge North America Partner Awards program honors companies that are committed to product innovation and to exceeding the needs of their industry’s technology users.

• Gary Cross, president and CEO of Maher Terminals , was named the 2024 Person of the Year by the New York/New Jersey Foreign Freight Forwarders and Brokers Association. An industry veteran with 45 years in global logistics, Cross has been at the helm of Maher Terminals for more than one decade.


n Rock-it Global and its multi-nation group of critical logistics brands is launching its 45-year anniversary celebration by looking back over its work supporting some iconic events. Since 1978, Rock-it Cargo’s team has

•Holman is the inaugural recipient of the 2023 Diverse Supplier award from ExxonMobil. The award recognizes Holman as a diverse supplier that delivers superior performance that aligns with ExxonMobil’s expectations and values.

pulled together the logistical operations to make the world’s largest concerts possible—from Bruce Springsteen and Live Aid, to Madonna and Lady Gaga.

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