Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Long Beach Wins Seaport Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

For the third time in a row, the Port of Long Beach won Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards. The nation’s second busiest seaport has won the honor, awarded by Asia Cargo News and previously CargoNews Asia, 19 times over the last 22 years. “The Port of Long Beach is building the most modern facilities of any seaport in the country,” said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzm├ín. “It’s part of our commitment to evolve with this changing industry, and we’re thankful our stakeholders have decided to give us this prestigious award.”

The honor, which was announced at the awards event June 29 in Singapore, is given by supply chain professionals and industry observers and is judged on several factors, including service quality, innovation, customer relations and reliability.

More than 15,000 Asia Cargo News readers were asked to take part in the nomination and selection process.

“We take a lot of pride in working hard to meet the needs of our customers,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “It’s an honor to be recognized – we are especially proud of our commitment to providing the best service on the continent.”