Shanghai – Leading companies in the cargo, logistics and supply chain sectors took home 39 different awards at the 2016 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards at the Peace Hotel in Shanghai June 14.


The awards, hosted and organized annually by Asia Cargo News, recognize leading service providers including air and shipping lines; air and sea ports; and logistics, 3PLs and other associated industry professionals. The nomination and voting process allowed the more than 15,000 readers of Asia Cargo News and e-news subscribers to first determine the leading companies in the market, and then determine the winners, making the results the opinion of service users rather than a panel of judges.


The nomination criteria was laid down by Asia Cargo News, and following a technical evaluation, the top eight firms in each category appeared on the final ballot. The top three firms in each category made up the final shortlist, with the winners collecting their awards from guest presenters from some of the biggest players in the Asian freight and logistics industry.


“Thousands of shippers and industry experts have voted, making the results a true reflection of industry expertise,” said Asia Cargo News publisher Darren Barton. “The response was overwhelming.”


“There is an impressive amount of high-quality work being done in the region, and we’re pleased to be able honour the region’s leading service providers,” said Asia Cargo News managing editor Gregory Glass. “Asia is an exciting place to be in the freight, logistics and supply chain business.”


Written by leading transport and cargo industry journalists, Asia Cargo News is a vital source of intelligence for cargo, logistics and supply chain companies located in and doing business in Asia. The newspaper includes a range of in-depth features, news and analysis designed to meet the information needs of industry decision-makers.


The 2017 AFLAS Awards will be held in Singapore. A list of winners follows; photos of the winners will be published in the July 2016 issue of Asia Cargo News.



The 2016 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain Awards – Winners


Best Airport – Asia

Shanghai Pudong International Airport


Best Airport – Europe

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol


Best Airport – Middle East

Dubai International Airport


Best Airport – North America

Los Angeles International Airport


Best Airport – Oceania

Sydney Airport


Best Emerging Airport – Asia

Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport


Best Global Airport

Hong Kong International Airport


Best Green Airport

Singapore Changi Airport


Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator – Asia

Shanghai Pudong International Airport Cargo Terminal (PACTL)


Best Air Cargo Terminal Operator – Europe

Dnata UK


Best Air Cargo Carrier – Asia

Singapore Airlines Cargo


Best Air Cargo Carrier – Europe

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo


Best Air Cargo Carrier – Middle East

Emirates SkyCargo


Best Air Cargo Carrier – North America

American Airlines Cargo


Best All-Cargo Airline

AirBridgeCargo Airlines


Best Green Airline



Best Seaport – Asia

Port of Singapore


Best Seaport – Europe

Port of Hamburg


Best Seaport – Middle East

Jebel Ali Port


Best Seaport – North America

Port of Long Beach


Best Seaport – Oceania

Ports of Auckland


Best Green Seaport

HAROPA, Port of Le Havre


Best Container Terminal – Asia (over 4m TEUs)

PSA Singapore Terminals


Best Container Terminal – Asia (under 4m TEUs)

Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT)


Best Container Terminal – Europe

EUROGATE Container Terminal Hamburg (CTH)


Best Global Container Terminal Operating Company



Best Shipping Line – Asia-Africa



Best Shipping Line – Asia-Europe

Hamburg Sud


Best Shipping Line – Intra-Asia

Yang Ming Marine


Best Shipping Line - Trans-Pacific

Evergreen Marine 


Best Shipping Line – Project Cargo



Best Global Shipping Line

Maersk Line


Best Green Shipping Line

Wan Hai Lines


Best Road Haulier



Best 3PL

Kerry Logistics


Best Rail Freight Service Provider

DB Schenker


Best Logistics Service Provider – Air Freight

C.H. Robinson


Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea Freight

CEVA Logistics


Best Logistics Service Provider – Project Cargo



Best Express Operator



Best Green Logistics Operator

Kerry Logistics


Best Educational Course Provider

National University of Singapore – The Logistics Institute Asia Pacific


Best Transport/Shipping/Maritime Law Firm

Clyde & Co