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2014 on a high note

From left to right: Marcus Leaver (Hellmann Director Global Seafreight), Jost Hellmann (Managing Owner, Hellmann), Michael Amri (Hellmann Vice President Seafreight Europe), Steve Knight (Safmarine Global Head of Sales) and Sammy Reynaert (Safmarine Director Key Accounts).

From left to right: Marcus Leaver (Hellmann Director Global Seafreight), Jost Hellmann (Managing Owner, Hellmann), Michael Amri (Hellmann Vice President Seafreight Europe), Steve Knight (Safmarine Global Head of Sales) and Sammy Reynaert (Safmarine Director Key Accounts).

Shipping line Safmarine has celebrated the start of 2014 with yet another award, this time a 2013 bronze Hellmann Worldwide Logistics Carrier of the Year award. The award presented to Safmarine at an event held in Hamburg, Germany – marked the fifth consecutive year in which Safmarine has received awards from Hellmann. According to Safmarine CEO, Grant Daly, “The consistent recognition of Safmarine as one of Hellmann’s top three carriers is proof that the Safmarine team’s hard work, customer care, passion and commitment is being recognized by Hellmann and we greatly appreciate their acknowledgement thereof.”

Sammy Reynaert, Safmarine’s Global Key Account Owner for Hellmann, said: “Safmarine’s recognition as a ‘top three global carrier’ is particularly significant considering  Safmarine does not have a global coverage, which is one of the parameters for the award. “Furthermore, even though Safmarine is not active in the East-West trades – which happen to be Hellmann’s biggest and fastest growing trades – our consistent, excellent delivery in the other trades  in which we are active, combined with the excellent relationships we have with Hellmann at country and regional level, made it possible for us to retain our status as a key partner to Hellmann and be recognised as one of their top three carriers globally.” Hellmann’s Vice President Seafreight OMEA (Oceania, Middle East, Africa), Oliver Nicolaysen, added: “This is a very good result which underlines a steady and ongoing partnership between Safmarine and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. Together, we have managed to move forward and steer, jointly, through rough economic waters.

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