February 2016

America’s Central Port Recognized for Achievement in Logistics

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        Contact: John Hamm
February 26, 2015                                                                                         618-781-7100


­­­Madison, IL: America’s Central Port District was recognized at the Arcus Awards 3 ceremony on February 25th,  held by the St. Louis Regional Chamber, as the winner of Achievement in Logistics.  A total of six finalists, including several logistics firms, were finalists for the award.

“Arcus” is Latin for “arch” and illustrates the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s regional plan designed to leverage the St. Louis area strengths and to champion a better tomorrow. Twelve awards were presented in many categories, including logistics, in front of 800 attendees.

The Achievement in Logistics award is presented to a company or organization for creating an innovative product or service; achieving revenue or employment growth; raising investment capital; designing or constructing a significant building or infrastructure project; and/or providing other leadership to champion the bi-state St. Louis region’s world-class excellence in multimodal logistics and advanced manufacturing.

With the completion and opening of its new Madison Harbor in January, the Port is positioning itself to create more jobs and transportation opportunities for the St. Louis region. The $50 million lock and ice-free harbor, located on the Mississippi River, increases the onloading and offloading capabilities of the Port’s operators, while also positioning the Port for the future of containerized shipping.

“This is a great honor for both the Port District and the City of Madison,” said John Hamm, Mayor of Madison, IL and current board chairman of America’s Central Port.

“Job growth and transportation development have been our top priorities since the Port began 1959,” said Hamm, “and with continued collaboration and team work, we plan to continue that mission and to provide  more transportunities in the years to come.”