WWL received the award for its response to the brown marmorated stink bug, an agricultural pest that can cause widespread damage to fruit and vegetable crops. WWL collaborated with the Department of Agriculture in identifying and containing the pest and working on solutions to mitigate risks of infestation in Australia.The efforts have helped to establish a strong platform to minimise risk within the supply chain for the current season.

WWL also received the Highly Commended Certificate in the Project Award category for providing a transport solution for Caterpillar’s mining machine, the long-wall shearer. The company used its fleet of Samson heavy-lift trailers and its global network to provide safe and efficient handling and delivery of the machine.

Richard Bailey, head of commercial at WWL Oceania, says the recognitions show how much customers value the WWL brand.

“Both awards are reflective of our global efforts in managing logistics solutions and being able to respond to industry challenges,” he says.

The event, which took place on November 19, gathered 400 industry representatives from the logistics and maritime sectors. Among them was Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss.