Ports of Auckland has beaten out
competitors from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to be crowned Best
Seaport in Oceania for the second year running.
The port was voted into the finals by
customers and industry peers at the Asia Cargo News’ Asian Freight,
Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards; the only New Zealand port to be
selected as a finalist amongst three Australian ports (Port of Melbourne, Port
of Brisbane and Sydney Ports).
“I am so proud to accept the award as
the best port in our region on behalf of our team. It is a fantastic
achievement for Ports of Auckland and testament to the hard-working people that
keep our port running 24/7. We have a world-class group of people working here,
doing their best for our customers and Aucklanders” said Ports of Auckland
Chief Executive Tony Gibson.
The awards recognise leading air and
shipping lines, air and sea ports, logistics providers and other industry
professionals. Ports of Auckland was the first recipient of the ‘Best Seaport
in Oceania’ award when the category was introduced in 2016, and the only
recipient in this category to date.
This year, thousands of Asia Cargo
News readers cast votes across award categories such as Best Seaport,
Best Container Terminal and Best Airport. Asia Cargo News
reported votes in the thousands – a record number of votes were submitted this
IMAGE: Ports of Auckland CEO Tony Gibson receiving the Best Seaport in Oceania award at the AFLAS awards evening in Singapore, June 2017.
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