MADISON — America’s Central Port District was recognized at the St. Louis Regional Chamber’s Arcus Awards 3 ceremony as the winner of Achievement in Logistics.
Six finalists, including several logistics firms, were finalists.
“Arcus” is Latin for “arch” and illustrates the chamber’s plan designed to leverage St. Louis area strengths. Twelve awards were presented in many categories, including logistics, in front of 800 attendees.
The 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 St. Louis region’s excellence in multimodal logistics and advanced manufacturing.
With the opening of its new Madison Harbor in January, the port is positioning itself to create more jobs and transportation opportunities for the region. The $50 million lock and ice-free harbor on the Mississippi River increases the onloading and offloading capabilities of the port’s operators, while 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 Madison Mayor John Hamm, the port’s board chairman.
“Job growth and transportation development have been our top priorities since the port began in 1959, and with continued collaboration and teamwork, we plan to continue that mission.”