The world’s biggest container carrier Maersk Line has won the Global Carrier of the Year award for the second time running, as well as the 'Shippers Choice Award' at the Containerisation International Awards 2015, according to World Maritime News.
A full list of winners which includes CMA CGM, Peel Ports and APMT can be found at the bottom of the page.
In a previous article by PTI, it was reported that Maersk had been announced as the most reliable carrier with an average on-time performance of 85%.
APM Terminals (APMT) scooped the 'Innovation of the Year' award for its Maasvlakte II container terminal at the awards ceremony, which opened around four months ago with an official ceremony, attended by 500 people, including King Willem of Holland.
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.”
Peel Ports were awarded 'Port of Authority of the Year' and has recently reached a major milestone in its Liverpool2 container terminal project.
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Maersk recently reported massive profits for Q1, 2015 of around US$1.6 billion against the backdrop of a strong financial year for 2014.
It has since placed an order for around eleven 19,630 TEU ships in a bid to increase its overall fleet capacity and to remain competitive.
It is also engaging in port projects within Africa and is looking to secure contracts to build and develop a number of Nigeria’s container ports.
The shipping line is also actively involved in lowering its carbon footprint and has vowed to slash its carbon emission by around 60% per container.
See below for a full list of the winners:
Corporate Social Responsibility Award
Winner: Modern Terminals
Highly commended: Port of Tilbury
Environmental Campaign of the Year
Winner: CMA CGM Group
Highly commended: Hapag-Lloyd
Highly commended: La Spezia Container Terminal – HC
Innovation of the Year
Winner: APM Terminals Maasvlakte II
Logistics Provider of the Year
Regional Carrier of the Year
Winner: Samskip Multimodal
Global Carrier of the Year
Winner: Maersk Line
Terminal Operator of the Year
Winner: China Merchants Holdings International
Port Authority of the Year
Winner: Peel Ports
Winner: International Chamber of Shipping
Lifetime Achievement Award
Winner: Cecilia Eckelmann-Battistello, president and managing director of Contship Italia
Shippers’ Choice Award – voted for by the industry
Winner: Maersk Line