Long Beach Again Voted Best Seaport
Ranked No. 1 port in North America
June 16, 2016
The Port of Long Beach has again been recognized as the Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards, hosted this week in Shanghai by the shipping trade publication Asia Cargo News.
The award is bestowed by importers, exporters, and logistics and supply chain professionals. Ports are judged based on service quality, innovation, customer relations and reliability, among other factors. The other finalists were the ports of Seattle, Houston and New York/New Jersey.
This is the second consecutive year and the 18th time in the last 21 years that the Port of Long Beach has won the title “Best North American Seaport” from Asia Cargo News and the previous event organizer, CargoNews Asia.
“This award speaks volumes about the satisfaction our customers have with our Port,” said Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners President Lori Ann Guzmán. “We’re always working hard to improve our services, and we’re pleased to be recognized for our efforts.”
Port of Long Beach CEO Jon Slangerup added, “We are pleased to have the validation of key stakeholders in our industry, especially over the past two years when our Port business has been so dynamic. We thank our customers for supporting us and recognizing the dedication the Port staff has in making sure we provide excellent service, top value and efficient delivery of their cargo to their markets.”
More than 15,000 industry professionals who read Asia Cargo News were invited to participate in the nomination and selection process for the awards presented June 14. Awards were also given in many other categories, including shipping lines, container terminals, air cargo carriers and road haulers.