Jim Newsome, South Carolina Ports Authority president and CEO, is set to be inducted as into the 2020 International Maritime Hall of Fame.
The Maritime Association of the Port of New York and New Jersey named Newsome as one of the five global shipping leaders to be inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame this year set to be honored during the 27th annual awards dinner on 13 May in New York City.
Newsome has served as president and CEO of S.C. Ports for the past decade where he has successfully pursued vital infrastructure projects, significantly grown port operations and doubled cargo volumes, ensuring that the Port of Charleston remains globally competitive and a top 10 container port in the US.
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