LONG BEACH MARCH 2012
JERRY BRIDGES APPOINTED CHAIRMAN GIL
“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.
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.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
About the Global Institute of Logistics
The Global Institute of Logistics is the global forum for the 3rd party logistics industry. It provides the platform for discussion and debate on the issues affecting the third party logistics industry, both regionally and globally. The Institute acts as an intelligence-gathering agency and disseminates this information in the form of daily news reports and briefings via its website www.globeinst.org and its quarterly journal "RELAY". The Institute promotes third party logistics to end-users and illustrates and endorses the cost-cutting, sales-building achievements of the world's best 3PLs.
For further information, visit www.globeinst.org