Mumbai, India, June 23, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Maersk Line, the global market leader in container shipping, won the ‘Highest Throughput handled by a Shipping Line’ award at the 19th anniversary celebration ceremony of JNPT.
The award was received by Mr. Hans-Ole Madsen, Managing Director, Maersk India Pvt. Ltd. at the function held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Mumbai on May 31st. This award comes in the wake of Maersk Line having handled the highest volumes at JNPT in 2007-08, a total of 5, 69,259 TEUs from all the three terminals put together. Out of this exports stood at a mighty 2, 91,320 TEUs & imports were equally strong at 2, 77,939 TEUs.
This award is a reflection of the success Maersk Line has achieved in addressing the container transport needs of India, one of the largest and the fastest growing markets in the world. Maersk Line, with its truly global service network has over the years consistently provided comprehensive and reliable end-to-end transportation solutions to its customers. It operates 4 direct weekly services out of JNPT which includes a service to Europe (ME1), a recently upgraded service dedicated to the Mediterranean (ME3), a service to the Far East (FM3) and another one to the US East coast (MECL 2) which is also the fastest in the industry with a 17 day transit time to Newark.
On this occasion Mr. Hans-Ole Madsen said, "I am very happy that JNPT has shown its support for Maersk Line by rewarding us in this manner. At Maersk Line, our core focus is to raise the bar on dependable service delivery by constantly improving our schedule integrity and providing highly competitive products to our customers. I would like to take this opportunity to thank JNPT as well as our customers and business partners for their continued support over the years. We would like to assure you that we will continue our efforts to provide a high quality service."
Earlier this year in April, Maersk Line also won the coveted "Best Global Shipping Line" Award for the 15th year in a row as well as the "Best Shipping Line - Asia-Europe" Award for the 21st consecutive year at the 22nd Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) ceremony held in Singapore.
Maersk Line offers the single largest service coverage among other shipping lines. The Maersk Line fleet consists of more than 500 container vessels which included 220 vessels owned by the company with a capacity of more than 1.7 million TEUs (twenty equivalent units). Through a network of its own offices and third party agents in more than 125 countries, Maersk Line continues to provide consistent and high-quality service to customers worldwide.
About Maersk Line
Maersk Line, the world’s largest shipping container line, is a part of the A. P. Moller - Maersk Group which is headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark and has a presence in more than 125 countries. More than 500 container vessels and more than 1.9 million containers ensure a reliable and comprehensive worldwide coverage. Maersk Line’s feeder vessels, trucks and dedicated trains offer the unique concept of door-to-door services.
Apart from container shipping activities the group is also involved in logistics and terminal operation, tankers, oil and gas activities, retail, shipyards and manufacturing activities.
Maersk India Pvt. Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of the A. P. Moller-Maersk Group and has more than 33 offices spread all over India, employing in excess of 1,000 employees. The company is actively involved in various Maritime and Logistics activities across the country.
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