APL wins ‘Supplier of the Year’ award from BP Chemicals
BP Chemicals cites performance and safety
Singapore, London, Oakland, C.A., July 7, 2005: – Global ocean container shipping line APL has won a “Supplier of the Year” award from a subsidiary of BP, one of the world’s largest integrated oil companies.
BP’s petrochemicals businesses in the Americas cited APL’s performance and commitment to safety in presenting the honor. The award was presented at a ceremony held in Oakbrook, Ill., near BP’s petrochemicals commercial center in Naperville, Ill.
“We’re obviously pleased to win this honor, because it validates our commitment to outstanding service,” said David Noe, Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support at APL. “But most of all, we’re gratified to have such tangible proof that we’re satisfying a key customer.”
The prestigious award is the fifth presented by customers in 2005 to APL, its sister company APL Logistics, and their parent company, the NOL Group. The list includes:
- Consolidator Partner of the Year, presented in May by Target Corp.;
- Distinguished Service Award, presented in May by Limited Brands;
- Network On-time Performance, presented in May by Limited Brands;
- General Procurement Supplier of the Year, presented in April by Dell.
Last month International Freighting Weekly named NOL Group the 2005 Shipping Line of the Year. In February, Lloyd’s List named NOL Group Shipping Company of the Year.
APL won BP’s Supplier of the Year award by participating in a vendor scorecard program managed by BP’s petrochemicals logistics organization. Participants are rated quarterly on service excellence and safety. Top scorers win awards in the following categories: trucking, rail, marine, barge, container and terminals.
NOL is a Singapore-based global transportation and logistics company. Its container transportation arm, APL, provides customers around the world with container transportation services that combine high quality inter-modal operations with state-of-the-art information technology. Its supply chain services arm, APL Logistics, provides international, end-to-end logistics services, employing the latest IT and data connectivity for maximum supply chain visibility and control. NOL Web site