Lowe's knows. Saia, a less-than-truckload regional and inter-regional transportation service provider, has received the 2006 Platinum Team Award from Lowe's Companies. Lowe's has also presented Saia with its 2006 LTL Outstanding Program Development Award. Both awards recognize outstanding services provided to the home improvement retailer.
International honors. Dr. Yung-fa Chang, the chairman of transportation provider Evergreen Group, has been honored by the Government of Malaysia with the nation's second highest honor. The Tan Sri recognition was given to Dr. Chang for his contributions in economics and cooperation between Malaysia and Taiwan. Dr. Chang is the first Taiwanese citizen to receive this award since it was originated in 1958. He also was recently named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II.
Very resourceful. The Society for Technical Communications has recognized RedPrairie's Educational Services Group with two Awards of Excellence for the group's online help guides: DLx Labor Online Warehouse Map Setup and Maintenance Guide and DLx Transportation Online Help. The Society for Technical Communications is a professional association of technical writers, editors, and graphic designers whose aim is to advance the art and science of technical communication.
Serial cereal winner. The Kellogg Co. has honored Exel with its Top Gun Award for the second year in a row. The Top Gun Award recognizes excellence in the daily execution of Kellogg's business. Exel won in the full-service-warehouse category for operations at its Dallas distribution center. The category is judged on a number of set criteria, including cost, quality of service, and innovation. Exel, a third-party logistics service provider, operates three distribution centers for Kellogg in the United States.
Breathing a little easier. The Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro, Calif., has presented APL with the John M. Olguin Marine Environment Award for the container shipper's air quality initiatives. APL has been testing fuel emulsification aboard one of its container vessels and new valve and lubrication technologies that improve combustion, reduce oil usage, and cut emissions. The container line is also converting vessels that call on California ports as well as the Port of Seattle to cleaner- burning low-sulfur fuel.
A man, a plan, a canal, Panama. Panama's president, Martin Torrijos, has been named the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Port Person of the Year for his leadership in promoting maritime commerce. President Torrijos is being recognized for leading the $5.5 billion expansion of the Panama Canal and promoting the continued development of Panama's seaports.