OOCL Named Company of the Year at Lloyd’s List Global Awards

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L to R: Mr. Derek O’Galligan, Managing Director of OOCL – UK Branch, Mr. Philippe Donche-Gay, President, Marine & Offshore of Bureau Veritas (the award sponsor), and Award host Mr. Jon Culshaw

OOCL received resounding applause from industry peers for the coveted “Company of the Year” win at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards ceremony in London on December 11, 2018.

This top honor in the awards program pays tribute to an organization with marked achievements in areas such as operational excellence, digital innovation and for maintaining an outstanding reputation in the industry.

“Highly regarded as one of the most important events on the industry calendar, this distinguished award celebrates our exceptional accomplishments and unflinching commitment to performance as the industry navigated through some of the most challenging market environments over the last few years,” the company said in a press note.

“May it be in our persistent focus on operational efficiency, bringing innovative solutions to customers, taking our corporate sustainability profile into the next level, or pushing boundaries in the digital technology space, OOCL left no stones unturned to ensure we secure our competitive position and maintain our service quality hallmark widely recognized by our customers and peers in the industry,” the press note added.

Receiving the award on behalf of OOCL from London, Mr. Derek O’Galligan, Managing Director of OOCL – UK Branch said, “We are very honored to be named “Company of the Year” and this recognition means a great deal to us. Receiving this award is a testimony of our hard work and dedication to excellence, and that the strength of the OOCL brand continues to be recognized as being synonymous to quality and professional services because ‘We Take it Personally’ in all that we do at the company.”

OOCL reached a number of notable milestones in 2018, including our work in developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for shipping, contributing to blockchain developments to improve supply chain efficiency, launching competitive services to new markets in Africa, and achieving strong synergy with our sister company, COSCO Shipping Lines, on areas such as network optimization and equipment utilization and flow improvements.

Commenting on the award win, Mr. Stephen Ng, Director of Trades of OOCL from Hong Kong said: “We are very delighted by this honor and recognition of our achievements. To further strengthen OOCL’s competitive position, OOCL stands ready to embrace new challenges and opportunities in today’s evolving industry landscape and volatile market environment by building a more robust and agile service network, strengthening our operational efficiency, and working ever more closely with our business partners and stakeholders to succeed together.”

Sea News, December 24

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