APL Wins Best Intra-Asia Carrier Award
Singapore, 17 May 2004 - Global container transportation company APL has won the award for Best Intra-Asia Shipping Line for 2004 at the 18th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
The prestigious annual awards are presented by leading trade publication Cargonews Asia to those carriers that readers vote outstanding achievers in all major transportation and logistics sectors in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America.
Before casting their votes, the 13,000 Cargonews Asia readers are asked to consider a range of criteria, including schedule integrity; effectiveness of IT, efficiency, the professionalism of customer service; and port calls.
APL's Vice President for Intra Asia/Middle East & Australia Trades, Eng Aik Meng, said, "This award represents a great vote of confidence from our Intra-Asia customers. It shows that our transportation solutions continue to meet and even exceed their expectations in what is an increasingly challenging operating environment.
"The Intra-Asia market is a major focus for APL. Already this year we have launched two new services covering the fast-growing Indian Subcontinent and China-Australia markets. In addition, we have augmented our Middle East feeder network with APL-operated ships to ensure the smooth and seamless delivery of customers' cargo," Mr Eng added.
This is the fourth year in row that NOL Group companies have been recognised by the readers of Cargonews Asia. In 2001, APL was also named top Intra-Asia carrier. The following year saw sister company APL Logistics pick up two awards for best ocean and multimodal freight forwarder. In 2003, APL received the Best Trans-Pacific Shipping Line award.
APL provides customers around the world with container transportation services through a network combining high-quality intermodal operations with state-of-the-art information technology. APL's sister company APL Logistics offers end-to-end supply chain management services enabled by leading information technology. Both are subsidiaries of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL).
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