Maersk Line took home the “Best Global Shipping Line” and “Best Green Service Provider - Shipping Line” at the 25th annual Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards, which was held in Singapore on 27th April 2011.
Maersk Line won the “Best Global Shipping Line” award for the 18th consecutive year, which serves testimony to its continued status as the global leader in container shipping. It was also the second time that Maersk Line was awarded “Best Green Service Provider - Shipping Line”, recognition of its leadership on environmental performance.
Thomas Riber Knudsen, Chief Executive Officer for Maersk Line Asia Pacific region, accepted the awards on behalf of the company.
“We are honoured to once again receive the vote of confidence from our customers at this year’s AFSCA. Our customers are definitely our key priority as we continue to focus on bringing greater reliability and ease of doing business to them,” said Thomas Riber Knudsen.
“We are also very pleased to be recognised for our continued emphasis on the environment and our green shipping initiatives. This affirms the increasing focus customers have on CO2 emissions and environmental impact,” said Thomas. “We will continue to work towards greater energy efficiency and improving our environmental performance. We have recently announced switching to low-sulphur in Singapore and our new Triple-E class vessels will also be the most energy efficient vessels in the world.”
The Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards are held each year by Cargonews Asia, a cargo freight and logistics trade newspaper based in Hong Kong. The AFSCA awards are designed to honour the respective winning organisations for demonstrating leadership as well as consistency in service quality, innovation, customer relationship management and reliability.