Major Red Meat Sector Conference sponsor Maersk Line has been celebrating its win as Global Carrier of the Year.
The accolade came at the Containerisation International Awards 2015 presented in London in June. The shipping line also took home the Shippers Choice award, which is voted for by the global container shipping industry.
The awards came after the company had reported a US$2.3 billion profit for 2014, up 55 percent on the 2013 result.
Collecting the awards Rose Coulson, customer service director at Maersk Line UK and Ireland, said: “We had a successful 2014 and these awards are a good way to underline that. It is recognition for the hard work of our employees and the support of our customers and partners throughout the year and we would also like to thank everyone that voted for us.”
The biennial Containerisation International Awards celebrate the container shipping, ports and logistics industries. Maersk Line was also awarded Global Ocean Carrier of the Year in 2013. Other categories in 2015 were Corporate Social Responsibility (won by Modern Terminals), Environmental Campaign of the Year (CMA CGM Group), Innovation of the Year (APM Terminals Maaslakte II), Logistics Provider of the Year (Uniserve), Regional Carrier of the Year (Samskip Multi-modal), Terminal Operator of the Year (China Merchants Holdings Ltd), Port Authority of the Year (Peel Ports) and the Humanitarian Award (International Chamber of Shipping). Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, president and managing director of Contship Italia was recognised with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.
This article has appeared in Food NZ magazine (August/September 2015) and is reproduced here with permission.