Winning the award in this category has once again reaffirmed our commitment to providing first-rate services and continuous improvements to our customers in the project cargo trade.
The Australia Shipping & Maritime Awards, hosted by Lloyd’s List Australia and attended by more than 400 senior industry executives, took place in Sydney on 28 November. Awards were presented in 16 categories, of which Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics was named the winner of one and received a Highly Commended Award for another.
Prior to the ceremony, WWL had been nominated for the Supply Chain and Integration Award, sponsored by Port of Melbourne Corporation, and the Project Cargo Award, sponsored by Darwin Port Corporation. By the end of the night, Rob Lord, Regional Director Oceania, had proudly accepted the award on behalf of WWL.
WWL was named the winner in the Project Cargo category, in recognition of its continued commitment to providing efficient, high-quality services in this sector.
“Winning the award in this category has once again reaffirmed our commitment to providing first-rate services and continuous improvements to our customers in the project cargo trade. This is exemplified not only by our investments in the most recent, state-of-the-art vessels but also by our implementation of industry-leading cargo practices,” explains Rob Lord.
Over the last year, WWL has introduced brand-new Mark V vessels. Developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the Mark V is a new generation of RoRo vessel that offers vastly improved fuel efficiency and cargo flexibility compared with its predecessors. To date, WWL has accepted delivery of four Mark Vs.
WWL also received a Highly Commended Award as runner up in the Supply Chain and Integration category. This recognised WWL’s ability to make effective use of various modes of transport to manage a diverse supply chain, as exemplified by the CBH locomotives customer case.
“Earlier this year, Australian grain handling giant, CBH Group, asked WWL to manage the entire passage of its newly ordered locomotives and bogie sets from the production site in the USA to its home turf in Australia,” adds Rob Lord. “We provided a complete supply chain solution, including ocean transportation, inland distribution, technical services, storage and tracking, to ensure that CBH’s locomotives were ready to do business in time for the grain season.”