For the fourth consecutive year, the Port of Hamburg has been awarded the title of the best port in Europe. The accolade was presented by Alan Yip of Kerry Logistics at the Asia Cargo News gala in Singapore, as part of the Asian Freight, Logistics, and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS). The specific category in which they won was “Best Seaport – Europe,” and the award was received by Anne Thiesen, representing HHM.
In the final voting round, the Port of Hamburg emerged victorious over other nominated European ports, including Rotterdam, Antwerp-Bruges, and HAROPA. Anne Thiesen expressed her gratitude, saying, “We are thrilled that the readers of Asia Cargo News have once again recognized our excellence, marking the sixth time we have received the ‘Best Seaport – Europe’ award.” The Port of Hamburg previously won this honor in 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. Moreover, they were also awarded “Best Global Seaport” in 2018 and 2019.
Axel Mattern, Executive Director of Hafen Hamburg Marketing, shared his pride in winning the award once more, highlighting that it underscores global recognition of their achievements, even in the face of external challenges. He added, “This recognition serves as motivation for the entire port industry to maintain its commitment to delivering exceptional service.”
The annual Asia Cargo News awards are determined through votes from 15,000 readers of the publication and subscribers to E-News. These awards honor outstanding service providers across various sectors, including airlines, shipping lines, airports, seaports, logistics, and 3PL companies, as well as other industry professionals, in line with the mission of Asia Cargo News.
The nomination criteria for the awards are established each year by the organizers. Following an initial evaluation, the top eight nominees in each category proceed to a final voting round, from which the top four in each category are selected for the final shortlist. Asia Cargo News is considered an essential source of information for companies operating in the freight, logistics, and supply chain industries in Asia.