Freight News, Sea

Long Beach Ranked Top North American Seaport

[ July 7, 2017   //   ]

The Port of Long Beach was again named the Best North American Seaport at the Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards held June 29 in Singapore.

This is the third consecutive year and the 19th time in the last 22 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.

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.

“We take a lot of pride in working hard to meet the needs of our customers,” said Port of Long Beach Executive Director Mario Cordero. “It’s an honor to be recognized — we are especially proud of our commitment to providing the best service on the continent.”

“The Port of Long Beach is building the most modern facilities of any seaport in the country,” said Harbor Commission President Lori Ann Guzmán. “It’s part of our commitment to evolve with this changing industry, and we’re thankful our stakeholders have decided to give us this prestigious award.”

More than 15,000 industry professionals who read Asia Cargo News were invited to participate in the nomination and selection process for the awards. Awards were also given in many other categories, including shipping lines, container terminals and road haulers.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world’s premier seaports, a gateway for trans-Pacific trade and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. With 175 shipping lines connecting Long Beach to 217 seaports, the Port handles $180 billion in trade annually, supporting hundreds of thousands of Southern California jobs.