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Maersk Line has been named Shipping Company of the Year at the Automotive Supply Chain Global awards for the second year in a row on 12th November.
Maersk Line, the container shipping company, has been named Shipping Company of the Year at the Automotive Supply Chain Global awards for the second year in a row. Its work with BMW on sustainability helped it win at the ceremony, which was hosted at Claridges in London on Thursday 12th November.
Maersk Line won the award for continuing to drive sustainability in shipping by cutting emissions and helping its customers lessen the impact of their supply chains. Its work with BMW involved a Carbon Pact between the two businesses, with Maersk Line committing to reduce the carbon emissions of the containers BMW shipped with the company.
Lars Kastrup, global automotive sector lead at Maersk Line, collected the award on behalf of the company, and said “We work with some of the biggest automotive manufacturers in the world, and we are delighted that has been recognised with this award. It is particularly gratifying to win for our work with BMW, who have bought into our approach and supported our efforts for a more sustainable approach to shipping. We are committed to supporting our customers’ businesses and helping them grow, and would like to thank them for their continued support.”
Maersk Line works with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Ford, Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and General Motors. Earlier this year it was recognised by General Motors for its services to the company in 2014, whilst parent company the Maersk Group was one of four recipients of GM’s Overdrive Award, which recognises “extraordinary leadership in cultural change and commitment initiatives that drove exceptional business results for GM”.