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Jerry Bridges Chairman Global Institute of Logistics 2011-13

Jerry Bridges was appointed as Chairman of the Institute's North America Chapter at a dinner held in conjunction with the 2011 TPM conference in Long Beach, CA. The Institute's North American Chapter dinner brought together thought leaders from all over the world to meet with their colleagues in the American logistics industry.

"I am excited about being part of an organization that is solely focused on improving our industry using education, knowledge, data analysis, benchmarking and standards as the primary tools," Bridges said The GIL approach is to look at every aspect of the issue to bring about the right kind of change that will benefit all of the components in the logistics chain and ultimately result in more business."

JERRY BRIDGES

The North American Chapter of the Institute provides a forum through which North American shippers, 3PLs, carriers, port authorities and terminal operators can share knowledge to improve supply chain efficiency and security.

Jerry Bridges became the Port of Virginia's Executive Director in 2007. Mr. Bridges is responsible for the broad programmatic areas of marketing, development, finance and promotion of Virginia's marine terminal facilities located in the Hampton Roads harbor - Newport News Marine Terminal, Norfolk International Terminals, and Portsmouth Marine Terminal - and the Virginia Inland Terminal located in Warren County, Virginia.

Prior to Mr. Bridges' arrival at the VPA, he served as Executive Director of the Port of Oakland since June 2004. In addition, Mr. Bridges has held various operating positions with Sea Land Services and Roadway Express.


The Port of Virginia is located in the east coast of the United States. It is an agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia, reporting to the Secretary of Transportation. It is the state's leading agency for international transportation and maritime commerce, charged with operating and marketing the marine terminal facilities through which the shipping trade takes place.

The Port of Virginia owns four general cargo terminals-Norfolk International Terminals, Portsmouth Marine Terminal, Newport News Marine Terminal, and the Virginia Inland Port in Front Royal-which are operated by its affiliate, Virginia International Terminals, Inc.

Virginia's strategic mid-Atlantic location and unparalleled transportation infrastructure offer steamship lines and shippers unbeatable access to two-thirds of the U.S. population with more than 75 international shipping lines and one of the most frequent direct sailing schedules of any port. Virginia has the best natural deepwater harbor on the U.S. East Coast.

Fifty-foot-deep, unobstructed channels provide easy access and maneuvering room for the largest of today's container ships. Virginia ports are located just 18 miles from the open sea on a year-round, ice-free harbor. Virginia ports have long maintained a reputation for efficient and uncongested intermodal service.

The bottom line is in the numbers: The Port of Virginia transports more intermodal containers to more cities faster and more efficiently than any other port in the United States. As the largest intermodal facility on the U.S. East Coast, Virginia offers six direct service trains to 28 major cities each day.

More than 50 motor-carrier companies offer full freight-handling and load-consolidation services. A modern network of interstate and local highways permits fast, direct inland motor-freight transportation to any point in the United States.

PORT OF VIRGINIA HOMEPAGE


LONG BEACH MARCH 2012

JERRY BRIDGES APPOINTED CHAIRMAN GIL

Jerry Bridges was appointed as Chairman of the Institute’s North America Chapter at a dinner held in conjunction with the 2011 TPM conference in Long Beach, CA. The Institute’s North American Chapter dinner brought together thought leaders from all over the world to meet with their colleagues in the American logistics industry.

JERRY BRIDGES PORT OF VIRGINIA
CHAIRMAN GIL NORTH AMERICA

“I am excited about being part of an organization that is solely focused on improving our industry using education, knowledge, data analysis, benchmarking and standards as the primary tools,” Bridges said. “The GIL approach is to look at every aspect of the issue to bring about the kind of change that will benefit all of the components in the logistics chain and ultimately in more business.”

JERRY BRIDGES PORT OF VIRGINIA

The North American Chapter of the Institute provides a forum through which North American shippers, 3PLs, carriers, port authorities and terminal operators can share knowledge to improve supply chain efficiency and security.
BIOGRAPHY

Jerry Bridges became the Port of Virginia’s Executive Director in 2007. Mr. Bridges is responsible for the broad programmatic areas of marketing, development, finance and promotion of Virginia’s marine terminal facilities located in the Hampton Roads harbor – Newport News Marine Terminal, Norfolk International Terminals, and Portsmouth Marine Terminal – and the Virginia Inland Terminal located in Warren County, Virginia. Prior to Mr. Bridges’ arrival at the VPA, he served as Executive Director of the Port of Oakland since June 2004. In addition, Mr. Bridges has held various operating positions with Sea Land Services and Roadway Express.

WHO ATTENDED

PICTURED AT THE EVENT IN LONG BEACH
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Mr. Rodney Oliver
Interim Executive Director
+1 757 683-2180
roliver@portofvirginia.com

Mr. Russell J. Held
Dep. Executive Director
+1 757 683-2115
rheld@portofvirginia.com

Mr. Thomas D. Capozzi
Vice President - Sales
+1 757 440-7203
tcapozzi@vit.org

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Ms. Annie Kang
Chief Representative
Shanghai
+86-21-5845-1374
akang@vit.org

Mr. Ringo Chi
South China
Hong Kong
+852 3180 2386
rchi@vit.org


Ms. Betty J. Princen
Director Europe, Middle East, Africa
+32 19 514275
bprincen@vit.org


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