Al Sharqi Shipping wins award from Maersk

September 1, 2018

UAE-based Al Sharqi Shipping, a leading logistics service provider in the region, was recently honoured with Maersk’s Platinum award for the year 2017.

This marked their sixth consecutive award with Maersk line. The award was presented by Jyoti Tahiliani, Maersk Line head of inside sales and Aarti Shibu, Maersk line account manager, to Al Sharqi Shipping at their head office, said a statement from the company.

Asif Rafiq, head of operations, Al Sharqi Shipping, said: “The award is a great confidence booster to the team for all their hard work and attention towards their customers’ success.”

After a successful acquisition of Hamburg Sud in 2017, Maersk line the world largest container shipping line, have increased their market share of around 19 per cent of global capacity.

Beyond the merger, Maersk line has continued its digital transformation of its core business, moving customer transactions online and digitising the way assets are operated, it said.

A series of digital initiatives were launched during the year to accelerate the transformation of the industry from legacy paper-based, to digital customer-centric processes and services, enabling new product offerings improving transit time, reliability and new services to maintain its position as a Market Leader in Container shipping, it added.

Atif Rafiq, director Al Sharqi Shipping, said: “We have seen ourselves grow with Maersk line in tough and in good times due to our shared values and commitment towards ‘helping businesses grow’ with innovative offerings and reliable services to each of our customers.”

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