Caption: Chief Port Operations Officer Jeff Davis accepts award from Lloyd’s List representative.
Port Houston was named “Port Operator of the Year” during the Lloyd’s List 2018 Americas Awards May 23.
The Port Operator of the Year Award recognizes the operator that has maintained the highest standards of operational efficiency and customer service throughout the year. The criteria includes exceptional innovation, improved efficiency, profitability or successful investment in port operations.
Finalists for the awards were chosen by a panel of industry executives. The judges commented that this year’s submissions made the decision-making process extremely difficult because there were so many qualified entrants, “reflecting the dynamic nature of the industry at this time and a quest for excellence in shipping.”
The Lloyd’s List Awards honors shipping and logistics companies, ports, environmental initiatives, training and innovation across the Americas.
Taking part this year were some of the maritime industry’s biggest shipowners, including Shell Shipping & Maritime, Maersk Line, CMA CGM, Carnival Corporation and Holland America Group.
“Operational excellence and our deep commitment to the customer has been recognized again but the proof and true recognition is in the numbers,” Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther said. “Our customers continue choosing Port Houston and the all-water services calling our facilities above all other options as the best gateway to import and export their cargo.”