Industry bestows honor at awards ceremony in Asia
The Port of Long Beach has been named the best West Coast seaport in North America for the second consecutive year. The award was given Nov. 9 in Hong Kong at the 34th annual Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, hosted by shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News.
Every year, Asia Cargo News honors logistics industry members for demonstrating leadership as well as consistency in service quality, innovation, customer-relationship management and reliability. The awards are judged by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals.
“It is an honor to once again receive this recognition,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “We’d like to especially thank the terminals, workers and supply chain partners who have kept goods moving during the global pandemic.”
“Our many partners have worked diligently during the global pandemic to ensure that cargo operations continue, maintaining a vital link in the supply chain to ensure everyday goods continue to be available to Americans,” Long Beach Harbor Commission President Frank Colonna said. “This award is a credit to their efforts.”
The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $170 billion in trade annually, supporting more than 575,000 Southern California jobs.