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PORT OF TYNE WINS LEADING LOGISTICS AWARD21 Apr 2015

The Port of Tyne is celebrating 100 not out after its logistics team delivered every single job bang on time for one of its biggest customers. The 100% on-time deliveries record has now won a top industry award for the Port.

 

The Port's logistics drivers, warehouse and container terminal operatives collected the NYK UK Haulier of the Year 2014 Hub Category award against tough competition from all over the country.

They had the best record delivering goods arriving by ship in NYK containers at the Port of Tyne, transporting goods onwards to customers including top brand retailers, fashion and clothing distributors, sporting goods and automotive parts manufacturers - delivering to customers across the North East and Yorkshire.

The NYK Group is one of the world's leading logistics companies, providing services to global brands.

NYK operate a container service through the Port of Tyne and their annual awards are highly coveted and respected within the logistics and shipping sectors. NYK set stringent standards for all operators which means even reaching the final for NYK's UK Haulier of the Year (Hub category) is a significant achievement.

Andrew Moffat, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Tyne, said: "To win is testament to the superb service provided by our Logistics team, supported by the wider team working at the Port of Tyne."

"It is not a one-off - this is the third time the Port has won this award, previously winning in 2008 and 2012, and we are very proud of our service record that has given our customer, NYK, 100% on time deliveries. Our teams are very much focused on ensuring that our customers get top class service that helps them get their goods into the marketplace quickly, efficiently and effectively. That means they can save miles, time and money by working with the Port of Tyne."

Nick Reay, UK Liner Logistics Manager at NYK Group (Europe), said: "Port of Tyne Logistics have provided NYK Group Liner Division with an exemplary level of service during 2014. This particular category is extremely competitive with the difference between winning and coming second being as little as one service failure.

"During 2014 NYK doubled the amount of on time deliveries which makes this award even more deserved as we saw an improvement on the previous year's very high level of performance. Its strong relationships like the one between NYK Group Liner Division and Port of Tyne Logistics that make it possible to continue to deliver excellent levels of performance."

 

For further information please contact:

Lisa Donohoe, Public Relations Manager
Tel: +44 (0) 191 455 2671 Mobile: +44 (0)79123 90777 E: lisa.donohoe@portoftyne.co.uk
Web: www.portoftyne.co.uk Twitter: @Port_of_Tyne

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