Rotterdam, March 31, 2011 - APL Netherlands has won the Port Community Award 2010. During a festive meeting at the RDM Campus in Rotterdam the container shipping company received the highly prized trophy awarded by Jeannette Baljeu, Alderman of Port, Traffic and Regional Economy of the Rotterdam Community and Dertje Meyer, Director Port of Amsterdam. The Port Community Award is every year awarded to the company with the most distinguishing information exchange through the Port Community System, the digital infrastructure of the ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
According to this years jury APL has the best interpretation of the twelve nominees on the theme: 'dare to share’. APL is a member of the Port Community System since 2004 and uses seventeen of the twenty available services. APL shows innovative by using Portbase also on APL offices elsewhere in Europe. Besides, APL has shown leadership in the development and deployment of one of the most recent services of Portbase, ‘Import Control System (ICS)’.
Apart from the 'overall award’ APL also won the prize in the category of shipowners/ shipagents. The other category winners are Rebes International Shipping and Forwarding (category hinterland transporters), EMO (category terminal / inland terminals) and Nippon Express (category shippers / exporters / importers).
The public prize went to EMO. This company gained over 36% of the 11,000 votes cast through www.portcommunityaward.com.
From left to right: Jeannette Baljeu, Peter Jongepier (APL), Dertje Meijer en Iwan van der Wolf (Portbase)