The AFLAS Awards
The shipping industry is often overlooked for its achievements in transportation, innovation, and contributions to economic development. However, each year the prestigious Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) awards are given out as a mark of distinction among industry greats, including shipping and Oregon cargo container carrier companies. In fact, there are 40 major award categories such as global logistic operators, air and seaports, and international shipping lines. Winners are chosen by a vote among Asia Cargo News readers and subscribers around the world.
The 2016 AFLAS Award Distribution
This year, the awards were held on June 14th at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai. Among the transport and related service providers in attendance was AAL, a world leader in bulk and heavy lift operators. AAL has long been a top contender for several prestigious awards and other recognition.
AAL has previously been named ‘Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo’ two years running. Once again, AAL was given the honor. It comes after a year of dedication to industry expansion and company growth.
AAL from 2015 to 2016
To remain competitive in the industry and hold the title for the third year in a row, AAL continues to change the way it performs. In the past several months, AAL has:
- Entered a space-sharing cooperation with Swire Shipping on a major liner trade that links Asia and Australia.
- Sought to provide the convenience of highly flexible port calls.
- Opened new offices in Korea and Canada.
- Expanded its multipurpose fleet.
- Enhanced the Tramp & Projects operation using a range of semi-liner services on global trades, offering customers regular fixed route sailings on trades.
The Managing Director of AAL, Kyriacos Panayides, wanted to make it clear that the development is a direct response to the individuals driving the business. He said, “We dedicate this award to our teams on land and sea and their hard work and commitment to delivering the best possible project transportation solutions and value to our global customers.”
Other Nevada container company shipping and transportation companies around the globe can take note of these key factors responsible for AAL’s recent and consistent success. To maintain an edge in the industry and be recognized, it’s paramount to look for expansion opportunities. Partnerships on key projects and feedback from clients and affiliates are one method of gaining a foothold for the next step up.
Congratulations to AAL and all those who won an AFLAS award this year!