Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean (WW Ocean) is proud to announce it has been awarded Partner status for the 10th year in a row by John Deere.  Partner status is the highest rating bestowed by John Deere to qualifying vendors as part of its ‘Achieving Excellence’ program.

The ‘Achieving Excellence’ program was created with a focus on continuous improvement in the John Deere supply chain globally. Vendors who participate must meet challenging metrics in several key performance categories such as quality, support and cost management. 

WW Ocean is the only ocean carrier to ever be awarded Partner Status ten years in a row and the 10-year Hall of Fame Award.

The award was accepted by Mike Hynekamp, President & COO, WW Ocean at John Deere’s annual Global Achieving Excellence awards banquet. Flavio Batista, Head of Commercial USA; Doug Peterson, WW Solutions; and Kraig Jondle, WW Ocean and John Deere Account Manager, also attended the awards banquet.