The James Gang joins the Maritime Logistics Education Taskforce (MLET) in congratulating Ms. Naomi Gores of New Hampstead High in Savannah, GA on her recognition as the 2019 MLET Eddie Johnson Award recipient. This award is offered to the outstanding intern each year. It is possible through the generosity of the local maritime-logistics community with money raised via donations from industry professionals in honor of one of the MLET founding board members, Eddie Johnson. Mr. Eddie Johnson was a long time member of the maritime community in the Savannah area with a passion for leading youth to career opportunities and mentorships in the industry. In her application essay, Ms. Gores stated, “The internship has provided me the foundation to start
On April 23, 2019, Savannah Port Director Lisa Beth Brown was a special guest at the IFFCBAS meeting. After serving as Port Director for 8 years in Savannah, Ms. Brown is transferring to a post in Blaine, WA. The IFFCBAS community presented Ms. Brown with a small gift as a token of our enduring appreciation for her service. Pictured left to right, Ms. Lisa Beth Brown, Port Director, Elizabeth Hill, IFFCBAS President, Bridget Caldwell, IFFCBAS Vice President.
Congratulations to John S James’s own Elizabeth Hill who has been elected president of the Independent Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers Association of Savannah (IFFCBA) effective January 01, 2019.
The US postponed plans to increase tariffs on $200B in Chinese goods, with the two sides entering negotiations on contentious issues. Also, reports are that China agreed to lower tariffs on US vehicles (currently at 40%). From the WSJ. Read more here.
During the months of October and November the employees at John S James Company have been tracking their exercises and their meditations with the goal of getting into some better and healthier habits. Even though their true goal was to be healthier at the end of tracking their habits they all had the chance to win an Apple Watch. Congratulations to the winner Indira for being a great healthy habit tracker!!