2023 C. Alvin Bertel Award Recipient
Jack C. Jensen, Jr.
The World Trade Center New Orleans is proud to recognize Jack C. Jensen Jr., founder of TCI Trucking and Warehousing, as the recipient of the 2023 C. Alvin Bertel Award. Over the past four decades, Jenson has built TCI into the largest independent trucking and warehousing company in the New Orleans region. Jensen has over 40 years of experience in the transportation, logistics, supply, value-added, import/export, port development and trucking industries. In 2006, Jensen and his family founded Triton Stone, which now has 30 locations and is one of the largest importers of natural stone in the country. Jensen’s TCI Plastics created the Mega Plastic District, located on 90 acres in the Upper Ninth Ward, exporting 1,200 containers a month out of the Port of New Orleans.
Having committed more than $70 million in capital investments in industrial property in New Orleans, with nearly 50% of his TCI Trucking employees within a 3-mile radius of his Ninth Ward headquarters, Jensen has realized a personal dream of positively affecting the surrounding community in which his company has invested. Together, Jensen’s companies employ over 700 people.
In June 2018, Jensen was appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the board of commissioners of the Port of New Orleans. During his tenure as commissioner, Jensen led key initiatives including the land acquisition and project planning for a new container terminal in St. Bernard Parish, investments in the Napoleon Avenue container terminal – including the acquisition and delivery of four new ship-to-shore gantry cranes, the completion of Lineage Logistics’ cold storage expansion, as well as helping the organization navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jack is also actively involved in the civic community. Jensen has served on the boards of the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, Covenant House, and Holy Cross High School. He has assisted with Catholic Charities of New Orleans, Bridge House, Desire NOLA, and the Save Our Lake Foundation.