Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liner services group was named among the “Best of the Best” for the 13th time
in Logistics Management’s 29th annual
Quest for Quality Awards.
This year also marks the third-consecutive year the company
has received the award. Crowley's Steve Collar, Pete Noyer and Frank Larkin
will accept the award at the annual 2012 Quest for Quality Awards gala dinner
Oct. 3 in Atlanta.
Among the 13 winners in the ocean carriers category, Crowley
ranked first in equipment and operations, second in customer service and third
in on-time performance with high grades in value and information technology.
The awardees were chosen after an extensive survey collected
votes from more than 4,700 magazine readers who each have responsibility for
buying transportation and third-party services.
“To win this award three years is in a row is a true honor.
Crowley having been chosen time and time again demonstrates the fact that our
customers recognize the efforts of our dedicated employees and also the
investments we continually make in our equipment and technology,” said Tom
Crowley Jr., chairman, president and CEO, in a company press release. "We
are very pleased and grateful to be recognized by our customers and
by Logistics Management magazine as one of the top performing
shipping and logistics companies in the world."
“Ocean carrier analysts will now be looking closely to see
if the buying spree of last year will pay off,” said a spokesperson
for Logistics Management in the August issue. “The 13 carriers [who
won the award] have certainly seen their way through the fog of their recession
strategies in terms of service performance in the eyes of Logistics
Management readers. In fact, we’re happy to report that the [results
signaled] a more satisfied shipper base.”
The results were published in the August edition.
Crowley’s logistics group has also been a regular recipient
of the award, being recognized three times in the past several years.