Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Long Beach Receives Best Seaport Award

The Port of Long Beach received the award for best North American seaport at the 2013 Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards on May 9 in Beijing.

The award recognizes the best ports as judged by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals. The POLB beat out nine other ports for the honor this year, including the ones in Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle and Vancouver. This marks Long Beach’s 16th win in the past 18 years in the best seaport category.

“We deeply appreciate this recognition, which comes from members of the supply chain industry,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Chris Lytle said. “We thank our customers, the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards and Cargonews Asia for this honor.” The annual Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards, also known as the “Shippers’ Choice” awards, are based on an annual poll of thousands of professionals in freight transportation services. The awards are organized each year by the Cargonews Asia shipping publication. This year’s event was the 27th annual.

Awards are given in many categories, including best shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo terminals, airports and rail haulers.

Among this year’s other winners were Evergreen Marine, which received the award for Best Shipping Line – Transpacific; Maersk Line, which won the Best Global Shipping Line award; and Kerry Logistics, which was named Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea Freight.