Singapore Companies Steal Limelight at Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards 2014
Singapore companies were in a cheerful mood last night as they snapped up seven of the 39 awards presented at the 28th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards ceremony in Shanghai.
Several hundred top transport, logistics and supply chain executives from around the region gathered at The Peninsula to celebrate the event, popularly known as The AFSCAs, organized by market leading transport and logistics newspaper Cargonews Asia.
PSA Singapore Terminals grabbed two awards, Best Container Terminal Asia (over four million TEUS) and Best Global Container Terminal Operating Co. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore won the award for Best Seaport Asia for the 26th year and APL won the award for Best Transpacific Shipping Line.
PSA's win for Best Container Terminal Asia for the 25th year gave it the right to enter Cargonews Asia's Hall of Fame along with DHL, Changi Airport and MPA, who were inducted last year. A shiny, golden trophy was presented to PSA to brighten up their boardroom.
Singapore's Changi Airport was the Best Airport in Asia for the 28th year while Singapore Airlines Cargo and SATS picked up the awards for Best Air Cargo Carrier Asia and Best Air Cargo Terminal Asia respectively.
FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has earned the Best Air Cargo Carrier – North America award for the 11th time.
FedEx Express Asia Pacific president David L Cunningham Jr, said: “This consistent recognition is an affirmation of our best-in-class service.”
DHL continued its impressive track record of winning three or more awards at The AFSCAs by scooping up trophies for Best 3PL, Best Express Operator and Best Logistics Service Provider – Air Freight.
One of Asia’s leading logistics service providers, Kerry Logistics, which took home two awards last year in their first trip to the AFSCAs, snapped up two awards again this year – Best Logistics Service Provider, Project Cargo and Best Road Haulier Asia.
HAROPA, Port of Le Havre, took the award for Best Seaport Europe for the fourth year running while IAG Cargo, which won the award for Best Air Cargo Terminal Europe last year, won it again this year.
The Middle East also recorded impressive results at the 28th AFSCAs. Emirate SkyCargo retained its Best Air Cargo Carrier Middle East title, Dubai International Airport held on to the Best Airport Middle East award, and the Port of Jebel Ali kept the trophy for Best Seaport Middle East.
Hong Kong for the first time picked up two awards at the AFSCAs. Hong Kong International Airport won the Best Green Airport award and Hong Kong Polytechnic University Best Educational Course Provider.
One surprise was the award for Best Seaport North America. Two rival ports on the US East Coast received the same number of votes from Cargonews Asia readers. They are the Port of Savannah and the Port of Charleston.