DHL , the world’s leading express and logistics company, has been named Airfreight Forwarder of the Year at the inaugural Lloyd’s List FTB Asia China Logistics Awards 2006 in Beijing.
More than a recognition of DHL’s market leadership in the air freight industry, the award is testament of the company’s relentless pursuit to deliver superior customer service by leveraging its air freight expertise to manage customers’ sophisticated air freight requirements smoothly and efficiently.
“We are delighted to be conferred this prestigious award,” says Peter Landsiedel, CEO-Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding. “We believe this award reflects the efforts we have invested in enhancing our service offerings to ensure our customers receive only the best-in-class logistics services. DHL has invested over US$1.6 billion in Asia Pacific to-date and we will continue to strengthen our extensive networks and infrastructure in the region to continue to provide innovative, industry-shaping supply chain solutions for our customers.”
DHL was selected from an audited ballot of more than 30,000 readers of the English and Chinese editions of FTB Asia and, subsequently, by a panel of seven independent judges, who were jointly selected by FTB Asia and the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, to recognize companies who were playing a key role in shaping the world’s most important logistics market, China.
This latest award is one of the many accolades DHL has won in recognition of its dedication and commitment to providing customers with top-notch logistics solutions. Besides winning the Airfreight Forwarder of the Year Award, DHL has clinched a number of accolades this year: Best Express Operator for the 20th consecutive year, Best Lead Logistics Provider (4PL), Best 3PL, Best Air Freight Forwarder, Best All Cargo Airline, and Best Air Cargo Carrier – Europe at the prestigious 2006 Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards organized by CargonewsAsia; CIO Award at the CIO Asia Conference and Awards, for its innovative “Supply Chain optimization” project that it developed for its customers; and, recently Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand Platinum award in Asia, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
The Lloyd’s FTB Asia China Logistics Awards is developed and hosted by FTB Asia, one of Asia’s leading logistics publications, the China Federation of Logistics & Purchasing (CFLP), which is the state council approved body responsible for promoting standards in the logistics industry in China and IBC, which is Asia and China’s leading industry conference and event organizer. The awards were organized to celebrate standards of excellence and innovation in the world’s most dynamic logistics market, and are set to become an annual social and networking highlight for the industry in China.