Friday, June 15, 2012

POLB Again Named Best North American Seaport

For the 15th time in the past 17 years, the Port of Long Beach was named the best seaport in North America during the 2012 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards in Shanghai.
Long Beach’s recognition as the best on the continent comes via a survey of importers, exporters, logistics and supply chain professionals by transport and logistics newspaper Cargonews Asia, which organizes the awards.

“We are honored to be recognized by the maritime industry,” Port of Long Beach Executive Director Chris Lytle said. “We strive to offer the best facilities and customer service in the world and we thank you for your recognition. We continue to aim high and invest in our future.”
Long Beach beat nine other nominees, including four on the West Coast: the ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle and Vancouver.

The annual Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards ceremony, known informally as the Shippers’ Choice awards, is based on an annual poll of thousands of professionals in freight transportation services. It’s a highly regarded distinction in the industry, and awards also are given in other categories, including best shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo terminals, airports and rail haulers.

Among the other winners named during the June 5 event were Maersk Line, which won the Best Global Shipping Line Award, Hamburg Sud, which received the Best Green Shipping Line award and APL Logistics, which won the award for Best Sea Freight Logistics Service Provider.
Additionally, DB Schenker was named Best Green Logistics Operator and PSA received the award for Best Global Container Terminal Operation Company.

A full list of the nominees and winners in each category can be seen at