Award given to Scott Smith as ‘a visible face in California ports’

Scott Smith, Corporate Relations Director for container shipping line APL, has been honored by the Bay Area World Trade Center for his 41 years of service to the transportation and logistics industry. Smith, a 24-year APL veteran, received the Bay Trade Global Award this month at ceremonies in Oakland attended by more than 250 people, including 25 consuls general and ambassadors from around the world.

The 26-year old World Trade Center stimulates Bay Area importing and exporting through political advocacy and international trade missions. It presented its first Bay Trade awards to Smith and six other business and government leaders, including former Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris.

Smith, a resident of Danville, CA, represents APL on 11 industry and government boards related to trade and transportation. Among these are the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association, the Ocean Carrier Equipment Management Association and the Intermodal Association of North America. Before joining APL Smith spent 17 years in a family-owned trucking business.

In presenting its award to Smith, the World Trade Center said, ‘Scott has become a visible face for APL in California ports, active in advising, planning and managing the various challenges that confront the trade and logistics community today.’