Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Container Line Hapag Lloyd Receive Shipping Council Award

Supply Chain Data Portal GT Nexus Users Honour Carrier
Shipping News Feature

US – Container carrier Hapag Lloyd received the 2009 partner data quality award at the annual conference of GT Nexus ‘Bridges 2010’ for ensuring their customers get clean, simple data interactions in tracking their ocean cargo business transactions. Hapag Lloyd was given the award by the GT Nexus Shipper Council as users of the company’s supply chain management portal. Fifty portal users formed the Council in 2006 and it has been successful in raising data accuracy levels to nearly 100% for key shipment visibility events, which drives decision-making across the supply chain. All portal customers share a common platform, so a data quality improvement for any one member benefits the entire community.

“Customers formed the Shipper Council because we all share the GT Nexus platform and we saw an opportunity to work as a collective group, driving improvements to the benefit of the entire community,” said Dennis Melgert, strategic sourcing manager - marine and air at Celanese Corporation, and current Shipper Council chairperson. “Data quality is critical to our members and Hapag-Lloyd has demonstrated commitment to helping us achieve our goals. On behalf of the entire GT Nexus customer base, I congratulate Hapag-Lloyd.”

“We are honoured to receive this recognition,” said David Junkroski, senior vice president, sales and customer service at Hapag-Lloyd Americas. “We pride ourselves on our ability to fulfil the highest customer demands for providing complete and in-time visibility information. GT Nexus is part of our strategy to serve our customers in their supply chain information requirements. To be recognized by such an influential group of companies proves our hard work is paying off.”