Maersk Line named Container Line of the year in Lloyd’s Loading List’s Global Freight Readers’ Vote Awards 2016
During a gala event in London’s Lancaster Hotel Maersk Line received the Readers’ Vote Award for Container Line of the Year at the 20th edition of Global Freight Awards organised by Lloyd’s Loading List, the company said in its press release.
Maersk Line’s Regional Chief Executive for North Europe Karsten Kildahl said “I see this as a recognition of our continuous efforts to provide consistent and reliable service to our customers in a dynamically changing market environment.”
In a very eventful year for the shipping industry, Maersk Line has focused on service improvements around the world, not least with the recently redesigned East-West Network and a number of e-commerce solutions facilitating new, smarter ways for customers to do business with the company.
Over the past months Maersk Line has optimised its service portfolio with the addition of products designed specifically to address the needs of various customer segments and geographies, like the Colombia Express between North Europe and Latin America or the short-sea connection between Algeciras in Spain and UK & Ireland (Irish Sea service, launched jointly with sister company Seago Line). Other services have been significantly enhanced, like the CRX service between Europe and Central America, which since April also includes Cuba.
Lloyd’s Loading List Global Freight Awards is an annual recognition given by a leading freight logistics publication to key industry players for their accomplishments over the past year.
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line is the world’s largest container shipping company, known for reliable, flexible and eco-efficient services. Maersk Line provides ocean transportation in all parts of the world. Maersk Line serves its customers through 306 offices in 114 countries. Maersk Line employ 7,700 seafarers and 22,000 land-based employees and operate 630 container vessels.
Maersk Line is part of the Maersk Group, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Group employs over 88,000 people in some 130 countries. 2015 revenue: USD 40.3 billion.