The Port of Long Beach has again been recognised as the Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, which was recently hosted in Shanghai by the shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News.
This is the second consecutive year and the eighteenth time in the last 21 years that the Port of Long Beach has won the title ‘Best North American Seaport’ from Asia Cargo News and the previous event organizer, CargoNews Asia.
The award is given by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals. Ports are judged based on service quality, innovation, customer relations and reliability, among other factors.
The other finalists were the ports of Seattle, Houston and New York/New Jersey.
Lori Ann Guzmán, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners,s said: “This award speaks volumes about the satisfaction our customers have with our port. We’re always working hard to improve our services, and we’re pleased to be recognised for our efforts.”
Jon Slangerup, CEO of the Port of Long Beach, said: “We are pleased to have the validation of key stakeholders in our industry, especially over the past two years when our port business has been so dynamic.
“We thank our customers for supporting us and recognising the dedication the Port staff has in making sure we provide excellent service, top value and efficient delivery of their cargo to their markets.”
More than 15,000 industry professionals who read Asia Cargo News were invited to participate in the nomination and selection process for the awards presented on June 14, 2016.
Awards were also given in many other categories, including shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo carriers and road haulers.
Fact File: The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.