Logistics team delivers top award for Port of Tyne

Logistics team delivers top award for Port of Tyne

Port of Tyne’s Transport Manager, Jon-Paul Younger, proudly displays the NYK UK Haulier of the Year award

The Port of Tyne is celebrating after its logistics team scooped the NYK UK Haulier of the Year 2014 Hub Category award, beating off tough competition from across the country.

The NYK Group is one of the world’s leading logistics companies, providing services to global brands.  It operates a container service through the Port of Tyne, with goods being transported to customers including top brand retailers, fashion and clothing distributors, sporting goods and automotive parts manufacturers.

NYK’s annual awards are highly coveted in the logistics and shipping sectors.  To claim the accolade, the Port of Tyne team of logistics drivers, warehouse and container terminal operatives achieved a 100% on-time deliveries record.

Andrew Moffat, Chief Executive Officer at the Port of Tyne, said: “To win is testament to the superb service provided by our logistics team, supported by the wider team working at the Port of Tyne.”

“It is not a one-off – this is the third time the Port has won this award, previously winning in 2008 and 2012, and we are very proud of our service record that has given our customer, NYK, 100% on time deliveries.

“Our teams are very much focused on ensuring that our customers get top class service that helps them get their goods into the marketplace quickly, efficiently and effectively.  That means they can save miles, time and money by working with the Port of Tyne.”

Nick Reay, UK Liner Logistics Manager at NYK Group (Europe), said: “Port of Tyne logistics have provided NYK Group Liner Division with an exemplary level of service during 2014.  This particular category is extremely competitive with the difference between winning and coming second being as little as one service failure.

“During 2014 NYK doubled the amount of on time deliveries which makes this award even more deserved as we saw an improvement on the previous year’s very high level of performance.  It is strong relationships like the one between NYK Group Liner Division and Port of Tyne that make it possible to continue to deliver excellent levels of performance.”