Safmarine wins best shipping line award in India-Africa trade

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Regional specialist Safmarine says it is honoured to have been recognised as the top shipping line in an important trade linking two of its core markets

The ‘Shipping Line of the Year’ award for the India-Africa trade was presented to Safmarine at the prestigious All-India MALA (Maritime and Logistics Awards) held recently in Mumbai. The event was organised by Exim Group company, Fairplay.

Bimal Kanal, Safmarine’s India Subcontinent (ISC) Regional Executive, commented: “We accept this award with pride and thank the organisers for this recognition. Safmarine is focused on its core markets and Africa continues to play an important role in our business development from the Indian Subcontinent.”


Future growth

He said Safmarine viewed the recent awards such the 2011 CEVA Logistics ‘Ocean Product Supplier of the Year’ and the Hellmann ‘Gold Award for Carrier of the Year’ (presented at the end of 2010) as a strong foundation for future growth and as valuable industry recognition, not only for the Safmarine brand, but for the Safmarine Way of doing business.

Safmarine has been operating in the ISC region since the late 1980s and India is today one of Safmarine’s top import and export countries globally. The company says its expertise, understanding of its customers’ business, and the strong presence of its brand in South Africa, makes it the preferred carrier in the India-Africa trade lane.

Safmarine’s India-Africa trade grew exports and imports in 2010 by 8.5 per cent compared to 2009 (total throughput figures) and figures (from July 2010- July 2011) show an increase of total import and export throughputs of almost 7 per cent.

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