Tuesday, June 21, 2016

POLB Voted Best North American Seaport

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach has again been recognized as the Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLSC) Awards, which were hosted last week in Shanghai, China.

The Best Seaport award is bestowed by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals. Ports are judged based on service quality, innovation, customer relations and reliability, among other factors.

This is the second consecutive year and the 18th time in the last 21 years that the Port of Long Beach has won the title. The other finalists this year were the ports of Seattle, Houston and New York/New Jersey.

“This award speaks volumes about the satisfaction our customers have with our port,” Long Beach Board of Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzm├ín said in a statement. “We’re always working hard to improve our services, and we’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts.”

More than 15,000 industry professionals were invited to participate in the nomination and selection process for the awards presented June 14. Awards were also given in many other categories, including shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo carriers and road haulers.

“We are pleased to have the validation of key stakeholders in our industry, especially over the past two years when our port business has been so dynamic,” Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup added. “We thank our customers for supporting us.”

The full list of winners is available at http://www.asiacargonews.com/en/news/detail?id=1007