Container shipping line APL won the “Ship Operator Award” at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2018 in Singapore last night (26 April).
The award acknowledges APL’s excellent performance in customer service innovation, ship operations, commercial development and environmental protection in 2017, APL said in a press release.
Commenting on the award, APL chief executive officer Nicolas Sartini said: “This is a momentous win as APL celebrates 170 years of global shipping. This award reflects the confidence that shippers have in the APL brand. At the heart of our customer-first culture is APL’s innovative spirit which will live on for many more years to come.”
APL’s win comes after a year of positive results. In 2017, APL carried more than 5m TEUs of cargo and contributed US$340m to the CMA CGM Group's operating income, the firm said.
The year also saw APL introducing 28 new and enhanced services, and offering 38 services within the Ocean Alliance.