Tuesday, July 7, 2015

POLB Named Top North American Seaport

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach was named the best seaport in North America at the recent Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong, hosted by the shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News.

The award, which was given June 24, recognizes the best ports as judged by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals. Long Beach was the only West Coast port up for the award.

In the past, the program was organized by another publication, CargoNews Asia. If viewed as a continuation of those awards, this is the Port of Long Beach’s 17th time in the last 20 years winning the Best North American Seaport honors. Last year, Long Beach won the Best Green Seaport award based on its environmental record.

More than 15,000 industry professionals participated in the nomination and selection of winners. Awards also are given in many categories, including best shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo terminals, airports and rail haulers.

Other awardees this year included OOCL, which was named best transpacific shipping line and Evergreen Marine, which was named best global shipping line. Hamburg Sud won the Best Green Shipping Line award.

The full list of 2015 winners can be seen at http://www.asiacargonews.com/en/news/detail?id=248.