International Produce Limited (IPL) has awarded Damco “Service Provider of the Year” for services in global logistics and for helping IPL reduce its carbon footprint.
11 June 2012 – International Produce (IPL), part of the Walmart group, is the biggest single importer of fresh produce in the UK. At the 3rd annual IPL logistics conference held in the UK on May 9th, Damco won two prestigious awards for excellence in logistics and sustainability. Damco is a leading global logistics provider and part of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group.
Firstly, Damco's overall global contribution to IPL was recognised when they won the evening's most coveted award, Service Provider of the Year.
IPL Operations Director Jason Kelly said Damco had won the title of Service Provider of the Year "for their flexibility, support and exceptional service whilst also supporting IPL to exploit alternative modes of transport and reduce its carbon footprint”.
His comments on sustainability showcase the strength of Damco as an organisation specialised in supplying modern logistics services that enhance supply chains while lowering the overall carbon footprint. Winning this award also confirms a key component of Damco’s business strategy of being close to the customer and delivering a tailor-made global solution based on service and innovation.
“This accolade is particularly pleasing as it bears testament to a real team effort by the Damco offices involved in servicing IPL around the world. Damco offices in South Africa, Chile, USA, Canada, Morocco, Spain, Brazil and Costa Rica have all been directly involved in solving IPL’s needs over the past year,” said Damco Head of Perishables, Ole Schack Petersen.
Not just one award
IPL also awarded Damco’s UK operation “Clearing and Forwarding Agent of the Year”.
IPL Operations Director Jason Kelly said that this award was given to Damco UK "for their constant focus on IPL’s account and for providing outstanding support to our individual business units. They have been instrumental in supporting our European logistics team in setting up an ex works supply chain from Morocco".
On winning this award, Damco Perishables Business Development Manager James Hammond commented “I am very proud that we have received an award that shows the type of dedication that we strive to deliver to all our customers. In this case, we have helped IPL to roll out their direct sourcing strategy, which this year is taking off in Morocco, their second largest non-European source country. Damco in Morocco and Spain were instrumental in the set up in this market”.
Damco is one of the world’s leading third party logistics providers specialising in customised freight forwarding and supply chain solutions. The company has 10,800 employees in over 300 offices across 90 countries and representation in a further 30 countries. In 2011, the company had a net turnover of USD 2.8 billion, managed more than 2.5 million TEU of ocean freight and supply chain management volumes and air freighted more than 110,000 tonnes. Damco is part of the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. www.damco.com