The GT Nexus Shipper Council, a community group of supply chain executives representing multiple large global enterprises, has recognised Maersk, the world’s largest ocean provider, as the winner of the 2015 Ocean Performance Award.
Maersk recently won an Global Carrier of the Year at the Containerisation Awards 2015 for the second time, as well as the ‘Shippers Choice Award’.
The award was given at Bridges 2015, the leading cloud supply chain industry event held June 8-11 in Hollywood, Florida.
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company. It operates 374 offices in 116 countries, employing 7,100 seafarers and 25,500 land-based employees to operate 608 container vessels.
Mike Ellerby, Chairperson of the Shipper Council, said: “The Shipper Council brings together the world’s leading freight providers and creates a healthy competitive environment that raises the performance of the entire industry.
“Ocean carriers drive to be leaders and capture the award each year to demonstrate their commitment to customer service and data quality. Data benchmarks, shared by the community to foster on-going improvement for the industry, indicates that Maersk excelled these past 12 months and has taken a leadership role.”
Carsten Frank Olsen, Senior Director, Global Head of E-commerce, Maersk, said: “The ocean carrier industry is complex and faced with numerous headwinds and challenges ranging from trade fluctuation to currency shifts to oil price volatility, and there’s a transformation underway to counter these risks through optimised performance.
“The competitive nature of the Shipper Council community is driving change in the industry and we continue to push each other to achieve operational excellence. Maersk is committed to raising its level of performance to better service customers and we’re very pleased to be recognised by our colleagues.”
Fact File: The GT Nexus Shipper Council is a group of executives from large importers and exporters who came together because they all share GT Nexus as their global supply chain technology platform. The group is focused on driving improved partner relations, data quality and business processes.