Winners of annual eyefortransport European 3PL Awards announced at the Europe’s largest 3PL Summit

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Embargoed until 23 October 2012 - Antwerp, Belgium: The winners for this year's eyefortransport European 3PL Awards were announced and celebrated at a reception during the eyefortransport's 10th Annual 3PL Summit held at the Hilton Hotel in Antwerp, Belgium.

Each year the eyefortransport 3PL Awards aim to recognise those 3PLs that continuously deliver excellence in logistics operations and superior service to their customers. The nominees are shortlisted by a panel of industry experts, and the winners are then voted on and decided by by European 3PL customers - the manufacturers and retailers who depend upon and work with logistics service providers everyday.

As such, these awards take on a special significance, and the winners can feel confident in the knowledge that their customers have chosen them as best-of-breed partners in supply chain excellence.

The awards reception was hosted by eyefortransport, and included senior management from the winning 3PLs, the nominees and their customers, all their to celebrate the finalists and winners. Representatives from over 30 major 3PLs, as well as Heads of Supply Chain for major 3PL users, were in attendance.

“This year many 3PLs have taken their customer engagement and retention strategies to the next level, and this was reflected in some really strong voting numbers, especially in the most competitive categories. The finalists were very strong, and it was a real race to the finish,” said Katharine O’Reilly, Executive Director of eyefortransport. “This year customers clearly want their voices heard when it comes to weighing in on 3PL quality. As always, it’s an honour to preside over these awards, which are here to help customer voices be heard.”

Winners of the eyefortransport European 3PL Awards 2012

Best European 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains: DHL
2012 Finalists: CEVA, DHL, Ewals, Geodis, Priority Freight, Schenker, UTi

Best European 3PL for Chemical, HazMat, and Oil & Gas Supply Chains: Hoyer
2012 Finalists: Agility, Bertschi, De Rijke, DHL, Hoyer, Katoen Natie, Panalpina

Best European 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains: Raben
2012 Finalists: CEVA, Dachser, DHL, Gebruder-Weiss, Kuehne + Nagel, Raben, Schenker

Best European 3PL for Fresh Food Supply Chains: Dachser
2012 Finalists: Culina, Dachser, Damco, Havi Logistics, Norbert-Dentressangle, Wincanton

Best European 3PL for Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chains: CEVA
2012 Finalists: CEVA, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel, Menlo, Schenker, syncreon

Best European 3PL for Industrial Supply Chains: Kuehne + Nagel
2012 Finalists: Gefco, Geodis, Kuehne + Nagel, Logwin, Norbert-Dentressangle, Panalpina, Schenker

Best European 3PL for Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Life Sciences Supply Chains: DSV
2012 Finalists: DHL, DSV, Expeditors, Geodis, Kuehne + Nagel, Panalpina, SDV

Best European 3PL for Retail Supply Chains: DHL
2012 Finalists: Damco, DHL, DSV, Hellmann, UPS, Unipart

Best European 3PL for Reverse Logistics: Cycleon
2012 Finalists: Arvato, Brightpoint, Celestica, Cycleon, Flextronics, ModusLink, New Breed Logistics, syncreon

Best European 3PL for Sustainability: DHL
2012 Finalists: DHL, Havi Logistics, H. Essers, Howard Tenens, Schenker

Visit for further information, the full judging panel, and pictures.

eyefortransport is looking forward to next year's 3PL Summit & Awards Ceremony, scheduled for October 2013, where the 3PLs who best lead their customers to new heights in the year ahead will be recognised.

For further information, or if you have questions, please contact:

Katharine O’Reilly
Executive Director
Email: koreilly (at) eft (dot) com
World phone: +44 (0)207 375 7207
US toll free: 1800 814 3459 ex.7207
CAN toll free: 1866 996 1235 ex.7207

About EFT
EFT (eyefortransport) is the global leader in business intelligence and C-level networking for the transport, logistics and supply chain industry. We specialize in connecting senior industry executives with their industry peers, and with the crucial information they need to excel in their work.

For 13 years, EFT has provided the industry with essential business intelligence in the form of news, reports, benchmarking data, white papers and high-level events. Through constant direct engagement with industry leaders, we ensure our products and events are directly tailored to meet the industry’s needs.

With over 15 annual events in Europe, North America and Asia, EFT also provides the primary meeting grounds for the top executives in the industry. Our events are consistently attended by the CEOs, CSCOs, and VP-level decision-makers from the leaders in supply chain and logistics.
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