Photo courtesy of Port of Long Beach.
The Port of Long Beach (POLB) was honored recently as “the best seaport in North America” during the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards in Hong Kong, port officials announced Monday.
The awards ceremony was hosted by Asia Cargo News, a shipping trade publication that reaches more than 15,000 industry professionals, with awards given in categories including best shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo terminals, airports and rail haulers, according the press release.
“We’re working harder than ever to provide the service to our customers that will keep them coming back to Long Beach,” Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President Doug Drummond said. “It’s great to see the results of efforts, and I’d like to thank Asia Cargo News for this award."
This was the 17th time in the last 20 years for the port to win the Best North American Seaport. The award recognizes the best ports as judged by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals, the release said.
In 2014, the port was honored as the world’s Best Green Seaport, based on its environmental record.
The POLB has 140 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports and handles $180 billion in trade annually, port officials said.