Blue ribbon. APL, a global container shipping line, has placed first in the Agriculture Transportation Coalition's annual Ocean Carrier Performance Survey. This is the second time in three years APL has earned the number-one ranking.
Right on the mark-et. The Transportation Marketing & Communications Association has named George Abernathy the 2009 Transportation Marketing Executive of the Year. Abernathy, who has over 25 years of experience with transportation-focused companies, is executive vice president and COO of Transplace, a third-party services and solutions provider. This annual award honors professionals who demonstrate the highest principles and marketing effectiveness in the industry.
Energy efficient. National Retail Systems Inc., a provider of global logistics services to U.S. retailers and manufacturers, has been recognized as a Green Leadership Award finalist in the energy conservation category by NJBIZ magazine, a New Jersey business publication.