Raise a glass. Ocean Spray has named C.H. Robinson's Transportation Management Center as its Third-Party Logistics Provider Supplier of the Year. The C.H. Robinson division has seven team members on site at Ocean Spray to manage the company's freight activities, including the daily coordination of carriers and track-and-trace monitoring.
In addition, C.H. Robinson has received the Seven Seals award as well as three Patriot awards from the state of Minnesota. These awards recognize employers for their support of the National Guard and Reserve.
Wise move. Advanced Handling Systems, a Lakeland, Fla.-based supplier of integrated material handling systems, has received Hytrol Conveyor Co.'s Pillar of Wisdom Sales Recognition Award. The award honors Advanced Handling for its sales achievements as a Hytrol distributor and business partner. (Shown in photo: J.J. Phelan, COO of Advanced Handling Systems, and Bob West, VP of Hytrol Conveyor Co.)
Well rounded. Circumference America, a non-asset-based transportation holding company, has made the Business Journal of Jacksonville's list of top logistics companies in Northern Florida. Circumference specializes in truckload, less-than-truckload, expedited, and intermodal transportation services.
A good influence. The Containerization and Intermodal Institute has honored Douglas Tilden, chairman of Ports America Group, and Ken Bloom, CEO of INTTRA, with its 2008 Connie Award. The annual award recognizes individuals for their influence on containerization in worldwide trade and transportation. Ports America is the largest terminal operating company in the Americas, while INTTRA is an e-commerce pOréal for the ocean container industry.
Reusable recognition. The Reusable Packaging Association has given its 2008 Leadership Award to Phil David, senior perishable supply chain manager for the Kroger Co. Kroger's use of returnable packaging has led to product quality improvements, waste reduction, and economic benefits for the grocery chain.