Hamburg Süd is “Top Ranked Carrier 2017", receives Volkswagen Group Award and is "Best Green Shipping Line"

04 Jul 2017 15:23 Shipping News

Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC) honors Hamburg Süd

Hamburg Süd has been honored as “Top Ranked Carrier” for the second successive year by the Agriculture Transportation Coalition (AgTC), the largest association of importers and exporters of agricultural and forestry products in the USA.

The award is the result of the Ocean Carrier Performance Survey by AgTC’s member companies in April and May 2017. Competing with a total of 17 shipping companies, Hamburg Süd collected the highest rankings in the 18 categories by which the carriers were rated by the members. “We have been a reliable and high-performance partner to the US shippers of agricultural and forestry products for many years. This renewed honor is confirmation of our major efforts and, simultaneously, an incentive to further improve our service wherever possible,” stated Jürgen Pump, Senior Vice President of Hamburg Süd North America, Inc.

The rated categories included: Booking, Pre-shipment Customer Service, Intermodal Door Service and Availability, Accuracy in Shipment Rating, Bill of Lading Release/Turn Time, Terminal Service, Equipment Availability, Documentation, Post Shipment Services, Vessel Schedules/On Time Transit and Overall Customer Service.

The award ceremony took place at a dinner with over 400 attendees during the AgTC Annual Meeting on the hotel ship “Queen Mary” in Long Beach, California, in June.

Volkswagen Group Award in the Global Champion category

Hamburg Süd has been awarded the Volkswagen Group Award 2017. With this award, the largest automotive corporation in the world honors its best suppliers, which stand out for their innovative strength, product quality, development competence, sustainability and professional project management.

A total of 19 national and international companies were recognized. Hamburg Süd received the award in the Global Champion category. Volkswagen particularly underlined the “outstanding service quality and customer orientation” and the “remarkable flexibility in numerous situations, for example during the production start-up of the new Audi plant in Mexico”. “We feel very proud to receive this prestigious award from Volkswagen,” says Dr. Ottmar Gast, Chairman of the Executive Board of Hamburg Süd, adding: “As a quality carrier, it is our aim to develop a full understanding of our customers’ business and deliver logistics solutions that are designed to reflect that.”

Dr. Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz, Group Board of Management member with responsibility for Procurement at Volkswagen AG says: “A strong and uncomplicated partnership network based on a level playing field where information is exchanged almost in real time is essential to our success. And this must above all be a network that stands for transparency, openness and courage”

The Volkswagen Group honored its best suppliers of the respective past year for the 15th time. The awards ceremony was held at “Motorwerk” in Berlin on June 29.

Fifth AFLAS Green Award in six years

Hamburg Süd has received the Best Green Shipping Line award for the fifth time in six years. In Singapore on June 29 the award was presented during the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards 2017, which are among the most prestigious accolades in the Asian transport and logistics sector.

A specialist jury had shortlisted four shipping lines as finalists in the category. From among this pool, the readers of the Hong Kong-based shipping and logistics journal Asia Cargo News selected the winner. The finalists were rated among other things on their compliance with national and global environmental regulations and standards, investments in new environmental technologies and measures to minimize fuel consumption.

“Sustainability is an indispensable part of Hamburg Süd’s corporate philosophy. We are therefore delighted that our continued commitment in this area is being recognized for the fifth time and we would like to thank all customers who again voted for us this year,” says Stefan Kirschner, Regional Manager Region Asia-Pacific at Hamburg Süd.

The award was accepted on behalf of Hamburg Süd by Silke Sehgal, Area Manager South East Asia at Hamburg Süd, before an audience of several hundred high-ranking representatives of the Asian and international shipping, transport and logistics sector in the Marina Bay Cruise Centre in Singpore.

Last year, Hamburg Süd was honored at the AFLAS Awards in the category Best Shipping Line Asia – Europe.

Hamburg Süd is “Top Ranked Carrier 2017”, receives Volkswagen Group Award and is "Best Green Shipping Line"

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