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time in the near future, but there are other ways to provide logistic services into those trades, maybe as an NVOCC or something like that. So, we need to continue to look at that, because I?ve been in this business for 35 years, and I?ve al- ways been very customer-focused. And if your customer who you?re providing reliable and timely and cost-effective services in Puerto Rico and Alaska says to you, ?What about Hawaii?? then, if we don?t have ships, we need to  gure out how to meet their needs.? In the end, Chiarello points to the fact that, very soon, he will be running the most environmentally responsible vessels in these trades. ?If you can prove that, most times, if not a large percentage of the times, customers are willing to pay a premium for that. Because then they can go sell that to their customers and say, ?Look, we?re running on the Tote ships and they are the most environmentally-friendly ships in the trades that they service.? We aren?t in Hawaii today. Hope- fully, someday we will be.? Long Terms Rewards: more than awards In May, TOTE President & CEO Anthony Chiarello was among 11 individuals honored by the White House as 2014 transportation industry ?Champions of Change.? Chiarello was chosen for his role in leading the U.S. maritime indus- try toward natural gas as fuel. Separately, and before that, the Marlin-class earned the Next Generation Shipping Award at the 2013 Nor-Shipping Conference, making TOTE the  rst U.S. company to take home this prestigious award. Chiarello takes the accolades in stride, saying only, ?Cer- tainly those awards were very humbling for the group. I don?t look at it for me; I look at it as for the group. Because as a re-sult of the work of many people both internal folks within the Tote organization as well as partners such as the Coast Guard and MARAD and our suppliers on the LNG side, we were able to put in a solution here for Jones Act ships that hadn?t been done previously. That?s exciting and very rewarding.? Given everything that?s happening at TOTE in 2014, it prob- ably shouldn?t be any surprise that Saltchuk ? TOTE?s par- ent ? was also named in March by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent center of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World?s Most Eth- ical Company. No doubt TOTE and Chiarello?s management team played a big role in that decision. With scores generated in the  ve key categories of ethics and compliance program, reputation, leadership and innovation, governance, corporate citizenship and responsibility and culture of ethics, the undis-puted domestic leader in green marine practices probably got started with a leg up on the competition. And that?s exactly where Anthony Chiarello wants TOTE to stay. As he embarks on that effort, not too many folks will bet against him. 34-49 Q3 MP2014.indd 3534-49 Q3 MP2014.indd 358/13/2014 3:07:25 PM8/13/2014 3:07:25 PM

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