NOL WINS SECOND 'SHIPPING LINE OF THE YEAR' AWARD
London, June 24, 2005: - Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), parent company of global container transportation provider APL and supply chain management specialist APL Logistics, has been voted Shipping Line of the Year by the judges of this year's IFW International Freighting Awards, announced in London this week.
The IFW Awards are associated with UK publication International Freighting Weekly.
This is the second such award NOL has won this year. Industry daily Lloyd's List also awarded NOL 'Shipping Line of the Year' at a special awards ceremony in February.
In their citation, the IFW Awards' judges commented, "NOL was felt to have adopted an intelligent utilisation and yield management strategy, which will safeguard it when the business cycle turns. The judges were particularly impressed with NOL's service-minded approach to its customers."
David Appleton, NOL's Europe president, commented, "We are delighted and honoured that NOL's quality here in Europe and worldwide has again been recognised. Our aim is to build further on the stable platform we have created in order to continue delivering exceptional value to our customers."
The IFW awards, now in their tenth year, are one of the most significant in the industry calendar, attracting entries across a broad range of air and ocean, road and rail and logistics categories.
NOL's MD for UK and Ireland, Peter Hall, received the award on behalf of the company at the gala presentation ceremony in the City of London, which was attended by more than 700 guests.