APL Named Best Transpacific Carrier At Leading Industry Awards
Ocean carrier picks up top TP gong for second time in three years
Singapore: 08 May 2006 – Global container transportation leader APL has been named the Best Shipping Line - Transpacific at the 20th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
The annual awards are organised by leading shipping and logistics publication Cargonews Asia. The awards, which are based on readers’ votes, recognise the outstanding achievers in all major transportation and logistics sectors in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. APL and sister company APL Logistics were finalists in a total of four categories.
Before casting their votes, the 12,500 Cargonews Asia readers are asked to consider a range of criteria, including schedule integrity; effectiveness of IT; efficiency; comprehensive port calls on the trade; and competitiveness of freight rates for service delivered.
Collecting the award at a gala ceremony in Kuala Lumpur, APL’s Vice President for the Transpacific trade, Eric Eng, said: “I’m proud to be receiving this award on behalf of everyone at APL. It shows that our transportation solutions continue to meet and even exceed our customers’ expectations in what is an increasingly challenging operating environment.”
APL previously won the Best Shipping Line – Transpacific Award in 2003 and was named best Intra-Asia shipping line at the 2004 AFSCAs.
APL provides 13 weekly services on the Transpacific offering some of the industry’s fastest connections between Asia and North America.
APL has also designed the LinerTrain to move cargo directly from vessels to dedicated trains loaded on-dock at state-of-the-art US West Coast terminals, and to many inland destinations across North America - delivering benchmarks and of speed and schedule reliability.
APL is a global container transportation company offering more than 60 weekly services and nearly 300 calls at more than 90 ports in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading IT tools and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global logistics and transportation company. APL Web site: www.apl.com
Mr. Paul Barrett
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