APM Terminals was once again named ‘Port Operator of the Year’ for 2012 at the prestigious Lloyd’s List global awards gala held in London.
The annual award, presented by Lloyd’s List, an industry publication covering the shipping world since 1732, is given in recognition of the company or port authority that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year through “exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability or successful investment in port operations”.
The judging panel, comprised of veteran shipping industry experts stated that they were impressed by the $3 billion in infrastructure investments made during the past year across APM Terminals’ global terminal network, which now encompasses interests in 70 port facilities in 40 countries, and cited APM Terminals’ commitment to sound growth based upon “the highest standards of ethical and sustainable business practices”, praising APM Terminals’ tangible results in improvement of Safety Performance and reduction of CO2 emissions.
APM Terminals Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Francois Delenclos, received the award on behalf of the company. Amongst the finalists in the port operator category were Global Ports Investments, APM Terminals’ new joint venture partner in Russia. Some of the first colleagues to congratulate Francois Delenclos were executives from Global Ports, who were also present at the event. APM Terminals was also named Lloyd’s List Port Operator of the Year at the 2009 Global Awards.