Striking the iron. The Georgia Ports Authority has been given a 2008 Bronze Anvil Award from the Public Relations Society of America. The recognition is for the authority's FY2006 Annual Report: Redefining the Pace of Trade. The Bronze Anvil Awards are given annually to organizations that represent the very best in public relations practices.
Top exec. Tammy Beil, vice president of marketing for FedEx Freight, was named the 2008 Executive of the Year by the Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA). Beil has been with FedEx Freight since 2004. The award honors Beil's marketing accomplishments as well as her contributions to the industry.
Royal decree. Evergreen Group Chairman Dr. Chang Yung-Fa has been designated Commander of Order of the Crown by the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The award was conferred on Dr. Chang for his achievements, contributions, and innovations in international transportation and trade. He is one of just a few non-Belgians to be so recognized.
Far flung. Global container transportation company APL was named Best Trans-Pacific Shipping Line at the 22nd Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards ceremony organized by Hong Kong-based Cargonews Asia. APL was chosen by the newspaper's 12,000 readers as tops in the container shipping field.
Double nods. Ozburn-Hessey Logistics has received two awards for a marketing campaign designed to raise awareness of its international logistics capabilities. OH Logistics received an award of merit at the annual Transportation Marketing & Communications Association (TMCA) conference. The recognition was a part of TMCA's Compass Awards program, which honors the creative and measurable results of transportation-related marketing efforts. The company was also named a finalist in the Achievement in Marketing awards competition from the Nashville chapter of the American Marketing Association.
Sea worthy. Wal-Mart Stores has chosen Evergreen Line as its International Ocean Carrier of the Year. The annual award is given by Wal-Mart to recognize excellence in ocean shipping.