Singapore, 23 April 2008 - DAMCO, a global freight forwarder walked away triumphant at the 22nd Asia Freight Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) held in Singapore yesterday where it was presented the 'Best Logistics Service Provider - Sea Freight' accolade.
Jens Wessel, Head of DAMCO for Asia-Pacific said: "This is a very special moment for us. It is the first time that we have won a major industry award since the DAMCO brand was launched in July last year. I am strongly encouraged that we have managed to establish ourselves in the logistics and transportation industry within this short period, reflected by the strong vote of confidence from our customers.
The AFSCA finalists and winners are often seen as the voice of Asia's shippers, as much as the event is a celebration of excellence in the industry. When we launched the DAMCO brand last year, together with the tagline "DAMCO. Your personal forwarder", we made a commitment to our customers to offer flexible, localised, and personalised services. Winning this Award is a reflection of our customers' satisfaction with the DAMCO brand and the qualities of flexible, localised and personalised services that it represents. We recognise that we will need to continue to work even harder to ensure DAMCO delivers on all of its commitments to our customers in the future.
Customers' transportation needs are at the heart of our business. Whether they need to move many hundreds of containers across the oceans, or a limited amount of urgent stock via airfreight, we provide personalised services so that customers enjoy the advantages of a single point of contact."
DAMCO is carrier-neutral and flexible, having access to a network of all major ocean carriers and airlines, in addition to a host of local landside service providers such as trucking and customs house brokers. DAMCO demonstrates flexibility by working with a broad range of global and local service providers. It is able to offer the best of both worlds to customers, access to a global network and yet personalised, localised service. It takes pride in providing customised packages to meet specific customer requirements.
Other nominees for the 'Best Logistics Service Provider - Sea Freight' Award were APL Logistics,DHL Global Forwarding and Kuehne + Nagel.
Judging criteria for the Award included innovativeness, clearly defined service standards, problem solving capabilities, as well as the application of effective and user-friendly IT systems supported by efficient and professional customer service.