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WISTA Norway presents Hammer with LeaderShip Award

Among other honorees are ONE’s Jeremy Nixon, APL, Crowley, LoadDelivered, PSA Singapore, AFLAS and World Post & Parcel winners and Pinnacle recipients.

   Helle Hammer, managing director of Cefor (The Nordic Association of Marine Insurers), has been awarded the LeaderShip Award 2019 by WISTA Norway. 
   Hammer (pictured above) was recognized for her “important work in shaping the future of marine insurance as well as being a visible role model for women in the male-dominated shipping industry,” the announcement from WISTA Norway said.
  The award was presented at WISTA’s Waves of Change conference during Nor-Shipping in Oslo earlier this month.
   Hammer has headed the Norway-based Cefor since 2007. She leads the organization’s work of lobbying for the maritime insurance industry’s interests on both the national and international level, including that of the International Maritime Organization.
   She previously served as director of Innovation Norway’s Houston office. She also served four years as state secretary for the Norwegian Ministries of Trade & Industry and Finance and six years with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association.
   Since 2012, Hammer has been the chair of the International Union of Marine Insurance’s Policy Forum, tasked with identifying, monitoring and proposing any framework-related actions to support and protect the interests of the global marine insurance industry.

   Ocean Network Express (ONE) CEO Jeremy Nixon has been named Multimodal 2019 Personality of the Year.
   “Jeremy Nixon oversaw the merger of three companies to create ONE, which has now become of the biggest names in container shipping, and the award recognizes his significant contributions to the industry,” said Rob Jervis, logistics portfolio director for Clarion Events.
   Awards were presented Tuesday, the first day of Multimodal 2019 in Birmingham, England.
   Kuehne + Nagel received two awards: 3PL of the Year and Multimodal 2019 Exhibitor of the Year.
   Awards also went to DSV as Road Freight Operator of the Year; Freightliner, Rail Freight Operator of the Year; Mediterranean Shipping Company, Sea Freight Operator of the Year; DP World, Port Operator of the Year; The Pallet Network, Pallet Network of the Year; Craig Bickley, Maritime Transport Ltd., Young Logistics Professional of the Year; and Asahi UK, Shipper/Partner of the Year. 

   Kerry Logistics Network Ltd. won the Best 3PL and Best Logistics Service Provider – Air Freight honors, both for the fourth time, at the 2019 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards in Hong Kong Monday.
   The awards are presented annually by Asia Cargo News.
   “Kerry Logistics has been steadily expanding its global network coverage and broadening its range of international freight and logistics solutions, working hard to help its customers to respond to the changes in the international logistics landscape,” said Robert Berger, executive director of fashion and lifestyle for Kerry Logistics in Hong Kong. 
   PSA Singapore won the AFLAS award for Best Container Terminal – Asia over 4 million TEUs. This is the 30th time the terminal has won the award.
   Tan Chong Meng, PSA Group CEO, said the terminal works alongside its customers and partners “to weather economic trade shifts and seize opportunities made possible by new technologies.”
   “PSA will continue to invest in and improve our operational and digital capabilities to co-create an internet of logistics, up-skill our people and innovate on new cargo flow solutions for more vibrant and visible global trade,” he said.
   APL, part of the CMA CGM Group, was named Best Shipping Line in the Trans-Pacific at the AFLAS Awards for the third year in a row.
   APL said in 2018 its year-over-year volume in the transpacific grew 6%. Last year it introduced the Eagle Express X (EXX), with an 11-day ocean transit from Shanghai to Los Angeles.
   “The fully APL-operated EXX service has been outperforming the industry in schedule reliability, delivering an average on-time performance of 91.3% versus the industry average of 41.9% on the transpacific West Coast from September 2017 to March 2019,” APL said.
   The Port of Hamburg repeated its win for Best Global Seaport. Hamburg was named Best Seaport – Europe in 2015 and 2016 and Best Global Seaport in 2018.
   Readers of the trade journal Asia Cargo News considered reliability, customer-relationship management, innovations and consistent service quality when voting for the best port. Other factors included investments in infrastructure in regard to future market requirements, competitive, customer-friendly dues and infrastructure appropriate for handling container traffic. 
   “This shows that in international competition, the Port of Hamburg scores with its immense variety of services and high clearance quality, being appreciated for the services it provides as a universal port,” said Axel Mattern, joint CEO of Port of Hamburg Marketing – HHM.
   AAL received the AFLAS prize for Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo. This was the sixth consecutive win for AAL.
   “The nature of project cargo is that it’s always different and each operation poses its own individual challenges every time. We therefore dedicate this award to both our land-based teams and seafarers across Asia who, for 24 years, have consistently provided a great end-to-end service to our customers in the region. This couldn’t happen without their commitment, professionalism and expertise,” said Kyriacos Panayides, AAL managing director.

   Constellium N.V. received the Groupe PSA 2019 Supplier Award in the corporate social responsibility category.
   Groupe PSA’s annual awards recognize supplier engagement and excellence and “acknowledge the important role that suppliers play in the automaker’s success,” according to an award announcement from Constellium.
   Constellium said it received the award for its “deep and multifaceted commitment to sustainability.”
   When presenting the award, Michelle Wan, executive vice president of global purchasing and supplier quality for Groupe PSA, said it recognized Constellium’s “dedication to continuously improve its sustainability performance. Constellium’s EcoVadis ranking has progressed regularly over the years. The company has demonstrated its commitment to a responsible supply chain and is working to make Constellium more energy efficient, with a target of 10% improvement from 2015 to 2020.”

   Marathon Petroleum Company LP presented its Elite Vessel Award for the sixth consecutive year to Crowley Petroleum Services.
   The award, presented at a reception in Jacksonville, Fla., honors vessel operators for their customer service, dependability and exemplary performance in health, safety and environmental excellence.
   Crowley vessels recognized for 2018 were tanker MT West Virginia, represented at the event by James Cunningham, captain; articulated tug-barge Courage/650-5, Darren Bates, captain; ATB Liberty/750-3, Coronado Hickman, second mate; tanker MT Louisiana, Seth Green, first assistant engineer; ATB Legend/750-2, Kyle O’Connor, chief mate; ATB Achievement/650-8; and tanker MT Ohio.
   In 2018, Crowley delivered more than 556 million barrels of petroleum products. The company and its subsidiaries operate 40 Jones Act-qualified, large petroleum vessels with a combined capacity of more than 12 million barrels.
   Marathon, headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per calendar day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. 

   DHL Global Forwarding has presented the 2019 Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence (CARE) to Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Swiss WorldCargo and Qatar Airways Cargo.
   The CARE awards recognize the industry’s top transporters of temperature-sensitive life sciences products. The awards were presented at the 19th Life Science and Healthcare Conference in Miami on Wednesday.
   “Transporting life-saving products is an immense responsibility, one with risks that far outweigh those in a typical supply chain environment. We understand the challenges that come with temperature-sensitive products and the imperative need to provide a holistic range of patient-centric solutions to deliver them in a safe and timely manner,” said Larry St Onge, DHL’s president of global life sciences and healthcare.
   Thomas Mack, head of global air freight for DHL Global Forwarding, added, “We have worked together with our customers and air freight carriers to create tailor-made solutions that help pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers connect with their patients and navigate today’s challenges, anticipating tomorrow’s, all while providing a higher level of transparency, faster delivery and unparalleled expertise within a compliant global network.” 

   Transportation and logistics provider Werner Enterprises and 3PL LoadDelivered have been named to the 2019 Top Green Providers list by Food Logistics.
   The list recognizes companies that have products, services or exemplary environmental stewardship promoting sustainability within the food and beverage industry.
   “Since 2007, Werner has reduced its carbon footprint by more than 2.8 million tons and saved more than 249 million gallons of fuel,” said CEO Derek Leathers.
   This is the seventh consecutive year Werner has been named to the list.
   Jon Ackerman, LoadDelivered’s executive vice president of procurement, said, “Through digital freight matching, the LoadDelivered technology identifies loads that are ready for pickup in the right locations at the right times. This precise alignment of needs allows carriers to effectively reposition their fleets for reload opportunities and eliminate nonproductive miles from their operation.”
   This is the second year in a row LoadDelivered has been named to the Green Providers list.

   Generix Group, a global provider of solutions designed to accelerate collaborative supply chains, has been added to Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems.
   “To us, the distinction follows an enduring commitment to increased coverage and service of our global markets, most notably here in the U.S. and Canada, where we expect our multiyear trend of solid growth and development to continue by maintaining focus on superior customer experience, sustained value and solution innovation,” said Generix Group North America CEO Stephanie Richelieu Stagger.

   Neutral Air Partner recently presented the Air Cargo 2019 Awards to its best performing partners.
   Pluscargo was named the best performing partner worldwide.
   Regional winners were Pluscargo, best performing partner in the Americas; N.F.S. Airfreight, Europe; Motion Supply Chain, Middle East and Indian Subcontinent; Globelink, Asia Pacific; and  Aero Africa, Africa.
   N.F.S. Airfreight also was the winner in the wholesale airfreight category. Priority Freight Europe won in the time-critical logistics category. HAE Group was the winner as the best performing partner in the industry services provider category.

   The woodchip carrier Forestal Reina and the methanol tanker Kohzan Maru III, both NYK-operated vessels managed by NYK Group companies, have been awarded the 2018 Best Quality Ship Award by the Japan Federation of Pilots’ Association.
   An awards ceremony was held Friday at the Todofuken Kaikan in Tokyo and attended by NYK corporate officer Shinya Hitomi.
   The award was established in 2003 to enhance awareness of safe vessel operations as well as the need for environmental conservation within ports and oceans.
   Pilots performed comprehensive evaluations of vessels that had requested pilot operations throughout Japan during the months of September and October and then selected seven vessels, including the two NYK ships, to be recognized for their excellent operations.

   The winners of World Post & Parcel Awards celebrated at a gala dinner at the Croke Park Dublin on Tuesday. 
   Winners included Ukrposhta in the corporate social responsibility category and postal e-commerce category for its e-export program; wnDirect, cross-border growth, for its duty drawback process; Correios Brazil, customer service, for its Seja digital operation; Deutsche Post DHL and COSALUX, innovation, for its DHL Packset app; eBay and Paypoint, on-demand delivery, for their Collect+ partnership; Parcel Perform, startup, for its e-commerce logistics software; Escher Group, technology, for its customer engagement platform; and Khalil Daoud, chairman and managing director of Liban Post, industry leadership. 

   Union Pacific recognized 46 companies with its Pinnacle Award for their dedication to safely transporting chemical products by rail. The annual award honors customers that implement release prevention protocols, corrective action plans and have zero non-accident releases of regulated hazardous materials shipments.
   The 2019 Pinnacle Award winners are Aeropres Corp., Afton Chemical, Arkema, ARLANXEO Canada Inc., Ashta Chemicals, BP Products North America, CF Industries Sales LLC, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co., Coffeyville Resources Nitrogen, Cornerstone Chemical Co., Covestro LLC, Eastman Chemical Co., Energy Transport LLC, Enlink Midstream Partners LP and Foremark Performance Chemicals.
   Others are FutureFuel Chemical Co., Genesis Alkali LLC, Golden Gate/SET Petroleum, Howard Midstream Energy Partners, Indorama Corp., INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA, INEOS Oxide, INEOS Styrolution America LLC, International Raw Materials Ltd., Irving Oil Commercial GP, Itafos Conda LLC, Kennecott Utah Copper LLC, Keyera Energy, Koppers Inc. and Louis Dreyfus Co. LLC.
   Also named winners are Marathon Petroleum Co. LP, Martin Resource Management Corp., Methanex Corp., Mexichem Flour S.A. de C.V., Midstream Energy Partners (USA) LLC, Midwest Renewable Energy, Monsanto, NorFalco LLC (A Glencore Company), Nouryon, NOVA Chemicals, PVS Chemicals Inc., Reagent Chemical, Siouxland Energy Cooperative, Targo Resources, Texmark Chemicals Inc. and TPC Group.

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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.