Monday, June 14, 2010

DHL, Maersk And FedEx Sweep Awards At Asian Freight And Supply Chain Awards

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CHINA – DHL and FedEx may be two of the world’s largest express transportation and logistics companies, but they can still delight in receiving plaudits from their peer group. So it was with the 24th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) when DHL won five accolades including the coveted Best Express Operator award, and the Best 3PL, Best Logistics Provider Sea Freight, Best Logistics Provider Air Freight and Best Logistics Provider Project Cargo. FedEx managed Best All Cargo Airline, Best Air Cargo Carrier (North America) and Best Road Hauler (Asia) awards courtesy of organisers Cargo News Asia.

 “FedEx is honoured to be recognized for our services by our customers as well as industry players across the region,” said David L. Cunningham Jr., president, FedEx Asia Pacific. “These awards underscore our employees’ commitment to service excellence, and to ensuring every FedEx experience is outstanding.”

In all, there were 43 award categories in this year’s AFSCA, covering all aspects of the cargo industry. The selection of winners was made through a nomination and final voting process involving 43,500 Cargo News Asia readers who represent every type of freight associated business in this key region.

The Port of Singapore took home two awards, the ‘Best Seaport in Asia’, astonishingly for the 22nd time plus winning the ‘Best Green Service Provider – Seaport’ award for the first time. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) received the awards on behalf of the Port of Singapore, justly as the MPA has been key in the introduction of anti fouling legislation plus the organisations funding of clean technologies via their S$100 million Maritime Innovation and Technology Fund.

Singapore was also represented by Changi Airport which took the title of Best Airport in Asia for a record 24th time plus the inaugural Best Green Service Provider – Airport award. Port group PSA International won the “Best Global Container Terminal Operating Company” award for the fifth time, while PSA Singapore Terminals was voted “Best Container Terminal – Asia (over 4 million TEUs per year)” for the 21st time.

Maersk Line retained its Best Global Shipping Line title and also won Best Shipping Line Asia-Europe and Best Shipping Line Transpacific with other victors including Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (Best Airport Europe), Lufthansa Cargo (Best Air Cargo Carrier Europe), Macau International Airport (Best Emerging Airport Asia), Emirates SkyCargo (Best Air Cargo Carrier Middle East, and the Port of Rotterdam (Best Sea Port Europe) plus the Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Frank Lu, Chairman of Yang Ming Transport Corp.

Photo: Courtesy of FedEx