MONTREAL, Nov. 24,
2022 /PRNewswire/ - The CSL Group ("CSL") is
delighted to announce that former CSL President and CEO, and
current Board member, Rod Jones, was
presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday evening,
during the International Bulk Journal ("IBJ") Awards in
"Respected throughout the global marine transportation industry,
Rod Jones stands out as an
inclusive, accessible and modern leader with solid ethics and
values around diversity, safety and the environment," said
Ray Girvan, Publisher, International
"His open-mindedness, strong belief in people and drive to 'do
the right thing' continue to inspire people at every level of the
industry, both on board and at shore, regardless of age, gender,
nationality and role."
Mr. Jones has devoted his entire professional life to the
shipping world. His early shore-side shipping career took him
through various roles at Navios Corporation and Van Ommeren
Shipping. In 1985, he joined Canada Steamship Lines as Marketing
Director and eventually became President of CSL International in
the early 1990s, and then President and CEO of The CSL Group in
2008 until his retirement in 2017.
Mr. Jones' passion for shipping extends to The Standard Club,
where he was appointed to the Board in 2000. In 2011, he was
elected Chair of the Audit Committee and, later became Chair of the
Club from 2014 to 2017.
During his tenure at CSL, Mr. Jones transformed the Great
Lakes-focused business into the largest owner and operator of
self-unloading ships in the world. Under his leadership, CSL has
expanded far beyond Canada and the
Americas to Australia,
Asia and Europe.
"When I started in the shipping industry as a deckhand, the
world was a different place. I was young and did not foresee that
when I walked up that gangway for the first time, I would be
enmeshed in marine shipping for the next 50 years," said
"It has been a blast to work within this global industry and to
have been part of CSL, a remarkable company committed to safe and
environmentally sound operations, innovation and customer service.
I am truly honoured to receive this award and thank IBJ, the CSL
team, and most of all, my wife and family."
The CSL Group is the largest owner and operator of
self-unloading ships in the world. Headquartered in Montreal with regional operations throughout
the world, CSL delivers millions of tonnes of cargo annually for
customers in the construction, steel, energy and agri-food
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