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Awards: Albwardy Damen to Transplace

Also recognized are ATS, J.B. Hunt drivers, Prologis, TOTE Maritime Alaska and 3Gtms.

   Albwardy Damen received an award for its innovative design of the new Damen Multibuster 8020 (pictured above) shallow-draft multipurpose vessel.
   The award was presented at the MASTECH international marine technical conference, held on board the QE2 floating hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
   The design and engineering partner engaged by Albwardy Damen for the Multibuster 8020 project was the ship designer and marine consulting agency OSD-IMT, which specializes in custom, one-off designs across a wide range of vessel types.
   “At Damen we have been extremely successful with shallow-draft workboats, notably our Shoalbuster and Multicat ranges,” said Pascal Slingerland, regional director of the Middle East for Damen. “These boats were originally mainly used in the dredging industry but have since become very popular in the oil and gas industry as well.”

   ATS Logistics Services Inc. maintained its top 30 spot in Transport Topics’ ranking of the top freight brokerage firms
   Ranked by net revenue, the list put ATS Logistics in the No. 26 spot after it set revenue records in 2018. According to the company, ATS Logistics’ net revenues have nearly doubled since the 2016 rankings were released.
   ATS Logistics operates out of ATS’ St. Cloud, Minn., corporate campus and several branch offices located throughout the United States, including Denver, Ames, Iowa; Greenville, S.C., and St. Louis Park, Minn.

   J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. held its annual million mile celebration at company headquarters in Lowell, Ark., on Tuesday to recognize 53 drivers who recently surpassed 2 million, 3 million and 4 million safe miles driven in their careers with the company.
   J.B. Hunt awarded $750,000 in safe driver bonuses, with each driver earning an amount based on their total miles achieved.
   “Drivers like these are the big reason why J.B. Hunt is one of the safest fleets on the road today,” said Craig Harper, executive vice president and chief operations officer of J.B. Hunt. “If you traveled to the moon and back twice, you’d still be short of 1 million miles. To take that level of precision and caution in what you do each day is really amazing, and the whole company is grateful for their dedication.”

   The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) announced the winners of the North Star Awards at its annual breakfast Wednesday at the Museum of Flight.
   Prologis received the Cargo Anchor Award, which recognizes businesses for activities that grow cargo volume in the NWSA gateway and drive economic activity for the Puget Sound region. The company was nominated for the Prologis Park Tacoma project, a 1.3 million-square-foot logistics park, and for the Prologis Georgetown Crossroads, a first-of-a-kind multistory in-fill warehouse project near Seattle.
   TOTE Maritime Alaska received the Environmental Stewardship Award, which recognizes businesses that promote environmental sustainability and demonstrate a commitment to the natural environment. The U.S. domestic shipping company earned a nomination for its plans to convert its Orca Class vessels to liquefied natural gas as fuel.
   3Gtms Inc., a global provider of Tier 1 transportation management software, announced it has been positioned by Gartner Inc. in the Niche Players quadrant of the report, “Magic Quadrant for Transportation Management Systems.” 
   This is the second year in a row that 3Gtms has been positioned in the Niche Players quadrant of the Magic Quadrant.
   According to the report, the key criteria for the 2019 Magic Quadrant included the breadth of the TMS; depth of the TMS; usability and adaptability; global go-to-market strategy and offering; partner ecosystem; vision, thought leadership, road map and track record; and a compelling SCE convergence strategy.
   “We consider our positioning in the Niche Players quadrant by Gartner a confirmation of our mission to deliver a uniquely designed TMS that delivers flexibility and power,” said Mitch Weseley, CEO of 3Gtms. “We continue to live out our mission by earning a high customer satisfaction rate and by adding depth to our 3G-TM product, including the recent release of the first-of-its-kind load management workspace, as well as the 3Gtms visibility platform that translates and shares information from internal and external systems for unprecedented enterprise visibility.”
   Gartner positioned Transplace, a provider of transportation services and logistics technology solutions, as a Challengers in the 2019 Magic Quadrant.
   “We believe our positioning in the Challengers quadrant by Gartner continues to validate Transplace’s commitment to provide innovative transportation management solutions that enable shippers to better manage their transportation networks, improve financial performance and deliver outstanding service to their customers,” said Jim French, CTO of Transplace.

Kim Link Wills

Senior Editor Kim Link-Wills has written about everything from agriculture as a reporter for Illinois Agri-News to zoology as editor of the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine. Her work has garnered awards from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Magazine Association of the Southeast. Prior to serving as managing editor of American Shipper, Kim spent more than four years with XPO Logistics.