Once again the Canadian logistics association CIFFA has voted the container line the ‘Best Ocean Carrier Middle East’

At a ceremony in Montreal at the end of February, in the presence of more than 400 guests from the logistics industry, David Batty, Regional Sales Manager in Quebec, received the coveted Forwarders Choice Award Trophy on behalf of SENATOR LINES.

The German shipping line, established in Canada with its own sales organization, has won this award, given by the eastern region of the CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association), for the fifth time in succession for its Mediterranean-Canada Services (MCS).

Every year the three CIFFA regions award a prize for service quality, transit times and reliability to the best shipping and air-freight companies on the most important trade routes. The nominations are based on a survey of the association’s members and verification by an independent commission.

In his speech of thanks David Batty emphasized that the work of a whole team underlay this success. ‘All the members of our team, whether their job is import and export documentation, customer service, sales or operating business, have made this excellent performance possible.’

‘The fact that we have realized this achievement for the fifth time in succession on a difficult shipping route,’ Batty continued, ‘shows we can offer our customers a constantly high level of service quality.’

In the early 1990s SENATOR LINES expanded its network to include its Mediterranean-Canada service, which has subsequently been so successful. Running on two routes with a weekly schedule, it carries goods mainly from the western Mediterranean and to the USA Mid-West.

The MCS operates via Gioia Tauro to link its prize-winning connection with the German carrier’s services, using ports of call in the eastern Mediterranean, Adriatic, Black and Red Seas, the Near East, and destinations in Asia.

CIFFA was founded in Montreal in 1948 to establish a professional level in the industry, with uniform quality standards. Today the association is divided into three regions ’ West, East and Central Canada.

The Forwarders Choice Award for Central Canada prize winners will be presented at a major ceremony on May 17. SENATOR LINES is up among the best of them, having received two awards so far, in 2004 and 2005.