Shortlist spotlight: Ship Operator of the Year Award
HLPFI reviews the shortlisted entries for the Heavy Lift Awards 2022 Ship Operator of the Year award, sponsored by Trans Global Projects Group.
All of the ship operators on the shortlist demonstrated their ability to support the movement of heavy and oversize project cargoes successfully and efficiently around the world by sea in the past 12 months.
Our shortlist for the Ship Operator of the Year award at the Heavy Lift Awards 2022:
Kicking off this year’s Ship Operator of the Year award is AAL Shipping, which throughout the past 12 months demonstrated its commitment to its multipurpose customers – despite the container market surge. It added capacity to its busiest trade routes, has reinvested its profits in technology as well as in building assets, and offered long-term COAs with fixed rates. As one of our judges commented, “a company that has demonstrated great balance across its performance centres, with a culture of looking outwards and embracing leadership, change and innovation.”
CMA CGM Group has a specific department of experts who are able to handle a wide range of breakbulk shipments – its project cargo division. With their technical support of heavy lift operations at a high level, CMA CGM has demonstrated how it can handle cargoes with weights up to 500 tonnes with experience across many industry verticals. “The adaptability of the container carriers continues to grow and despite the recent challenges in the market many, CMA CGM managed to still offer and commit to supporting varying cargo types which is very much appreciated,” said one of our judges.
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