Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Northwest Seaport Alliance Wins Logistics Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

For Logistics Management’s 2017 Quest for Quality awards, the Northwest Seaport Alliance, which is made up of the ports of Seattle and Tacoma, recently earned the highest rank on the US West Coast and second overall in the West Coast category from the magazine’s readers.

Voters, many of whom are logistics and transportation service buyers, based their decision on “ease of doing business, value, ocean carrier network, intermodal network, and equipment and operations,” according to the Alliance.

A port needed at least five percent of the category vote to win and the Northwest Seaport Alliance was among three West Coast ports to achieve that result.

“Through all of this preparation for an uncertain future, LM [Logistics Management] readers tell us that these North American ocean gateways continue to step up with world class service despite a still unsettled global ocean freight market,” the magazine stated.

Winners were announced in the magazine’s August issue.