Winners of Annual eyefortransport 3PL Awards Announced at North America’s Largest 3PL Summit

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The winners for this year's eyefortransport North American 3PL Awards have been announced this week, and finalists were celebrated at a reception during eyefortransport’s 9th Annual 3PL Summit & Chief Supply Chain Officer Forum, with a Gala Dinner at the spectacular Georgia Aquarium.

Each year the eyefortransport 3PL Awards aim to recognize those 3PLs that continuously deliver excellence in logistics operations and superior service to their customers. The awards are decided on by North American 3PL customers - the manufacturers and retailers who depend upon and work with logistics service providers every day.

This year’s awards received the most customer votes in their five year history, and to celebrate the finalists and winners, eyefortransport hosted a Gala Dinner at the Georgia Aquarium on the evening of June 22nd. Senior management from 3PLs and their customers were there to receive accolades, and celebrate the finalists. Representatives from over 40 major 3PLs, as well as Heads of Supply Chain for major 3PL users were in attendance.

“This has been a challenging year for 3PLs and their customers – the market continued to fluctuate, and there have been major period of doubt and realignment on both sides of the table,” said Katharine O’Reilly, Executive Director of eyefortransport. “The awards this year represent customers’ renewed faith in their 3PLs’ ability to deliver the service they need both during a recession, and in the rebound period. It’s an honour to preside over these awards.”

Winners of the eyefortransport North American 3PL Awards 2011

Best 3PL for Retail Goods: CH Robinson
2011 Nominees: CH Robinson, Damco, NFI Industries

Best 3PL for Industrial Supply Chain: Logistics Management Solutions
2011 Nominees: England Logistics, Logistics Management Solutions, Ryder SCS

Best 3PL for Hi- Tech & Electronics: UPS SCS
2011 Nominees: DB Schenker, Menlo Worldwide, UPS SCS

Best 3PL for the Automotive Industry: Linc Logistics
2011 Nominees: England Logistics, Linc Logistics, Unyson Logistics

Best 3PL for Pharmaceutical, Chemical & Hazmat: Exel
2011 Nominees: Exel, GENCO-ATC, Penske Logistics

Best 3PL for Consumer Goods: Transplace
2011 Nominees: Jacobson Companies, Kenco Logistics Services, Transplace

Best 3PL for Fresh Food Supply Chain: CEVA Logistics
2011 Nominees: CEVA Logistics, CH Robinson, Total Quality Logistics

Best 3PL for Renewable Energy Supply Chain: DB Schenker
2011 Nominees: APL Logistics, DB Schenker, DHL-Exel

Best 3PL for Sustainability: Transplace
2011 Nominees: England Logistics, Transplace, UPS SCS

Visit http://www.3PLsummit.com/awards for further information.

“These companies exemplify the quality of leadership and commitment to customers that will help drive the industry to a new era of success. We are delighted to see so many shippers voting in support of their logistics partners this year,” said Chris Saynor, CEO of eyefortransport.

eyefortransport is looking forward to next year's 3PL Summit & Awards Ceremony, scheduled for June 2012, where the 3PLs who best lead their customers to new heights in the year ahead will be recognized.

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