Winners of Annual eyefortransport European 3PL Awards Announced at the Europe’s Largest 3PL Summit

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The winners for this year's eyefortransport European 3PL Awards were announced and celebrated at a reception during the eyefortransport's 11th Annual 3PL Summit held at the Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam.

Embargoed until November 14th 2013.

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 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 there 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.

“It’s an important year for the 3PL awards,” said Chris Saynor, CEO of eyefortransport. “The increasing commoditization of 3PLs, in Europe and other markets, is putting 3PL-customer relationships under significant pressure. The finalists, chosen by our judging panel, represent companies who are successful in negotiating the fine line between protecting profits and fostering healthy, longterm, vested relationships in the fight against commoditisation. 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 2013

Best 3PL for Automotive Supply Chains: DHL
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: Arvato, DHL, Ewals, Gefco, Penske, Schenker

Best 3PL for Chemical/ HazMat/ Oil & Gas Supply Chains: DSV
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: DHL, DSV, Hoyer, Panalpina

Best 3PL for Consumer Goods Supply Chains: Raben
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: CEVA, Damco, DHL, H&S Group, K+N, Raben

Best 3PL for Fresh Food Supply Chains: Raben
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: CEVA, Dachser, Gist, Raben, Stef

Best 3PL for Hi-Tech & Electronics Supply Chains: DHL
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: Arvato, CEVA, DB Schenker, DHL, Gefco, Geodis, Ingram Micro Logistics, K+N, ModusLink, syncreon

Best 3PL for Industrial Supply Chain: DB Schenker
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: DB Schenker, DHL, Fiege, K+N, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics

Best 3PL for Pharma/ Life Sciences/ Healthcare: DHL
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: DHL, DSV, Geodis, H.Essers, IJS Global, K+N, Movianto, Panalpina, UPS, UTi

Best 3PL for Retail Supply Chains: FM Logistic
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: APL Logistics, Damco, DHL, FM Logistic, Geodis, Norbert Dentressangle

Best 3PL for Reverse Logistics: Cycleon
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: Arvato, Cycleon, DEX, Flextronics Global Service & Software, ModusLink, syncreon

Best 3PL for Sustainable Supply Chains: Kuehne + Nagel
2013 Shortlisted Finalists: Damco, DHL, Havi Global Solutions, K+N, UPS

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

eyefortransport is looking forward to next year's 3PL Summit & Awards Ceremony, scheduled for November 2014, 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

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