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Safmarine receives carrier of the year award

HAMBURG, Germany–Shipping line Safmarine has been awarded a 2013 bronze Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Carrier of the Year.

The award – presented to Safmarine at an event held in Hamburg, Germany – marked the fifth consecutive year in which Safmarine has received awards from Hellmann, said the company. 

 “The consistent recognition of Safmarine as one of Hellmann’s top three carriers is proof that the Safmarine team’s hard work, customer care, passion and commitment is being recognized by Hellmann and we greatly appreciate their acknowledgement thereof,” said Safmarine CEO, Grant Daly. 

Safmarine’s recognition as a ‘top three global carrier’ is particularly significant considering Safmarine does not have a global coverage, which is one of the parameters for the award, said Sammy Reynaert, Safmarine’s Global Key Account Owner for Hellmann. 

“Furthermore, even though Safmarine is not active in the East-West trades – which happen to be Hellmann’s biggest and fastest growing trades – our consistent, excellent delivery in the other trades in which we are active, combined with the excellent relationships we have with Hellmann at country and regional level, made it possible for us to retain our status as a key partner to Hellmann and be recognised as one of their top three carriers globally.”

“This is a very good result which underlines a steady and ongoing partnership between Safmarine and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. Together, we have managed to move forward and steer, jointly, through rough economic waters,” said Hellmann’s Vice President Seafreight OMEA (Oceania, Middle East, Africa), Oliver Nicolaysen.

“My particular thanks to all the Safmariners who make the partnership work on a day-to-day level. Without them ‘making the difference’ we wouldn’t have a track record of success.”