Wal-Mart recognizes Evergreen’s commitment to service excellence
Evergreen Line today announced it has been selected by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. as International Ocean Carrier of the Year for 2007-2008. The award is presented every year by the nation’s leading retailer for service excellence in ocean shipping.
The award was presented to Jay Buckley, Executive Vice President, Business, of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., the US agent for Evergreen Line, at Wal-Mart’s headquarters in Bentonville, AR.
In accepting the award, Mr. Buckley acknowledged the dedicated teamwork of its associates in delivering shipments from point of loading in Asia to release in North America, even during peak season, with consistent coordination and reliable performance. Evergreen relied on its integrated global information technology system to support Wal-Mart’s logistics operations, using electronic data interchange (EDI) to provide shipment status updates throughout the shipping process.
“As the leading retailer in the United States, Wal-Mart’s expectations for service must be at the highest level,” said Jack Yen, President of Evergreen Marine Corporation. “To be recognized for service excellence by such a major global customer is great encouragement for our organization and for our people who continue the Evergreen commitment to quality service for every shipper.”