Port’s perfect delivery success leads to a win

Jon-Paul Younger, transport manager at the Port of Tyne, with the NYK UK Haulier of the Year 2014 award, and colleagues Colin Sharp, Ritchie Lowery, Shaun Bone, Lloyd Miller and John Olley. Picture by North News.
Jon-Paul Younger, transport manager at the Port of Tyne, with the NYK UK Haulier of the Year 2014 award, and colleagues Colin Sharp, Ritchie Lowery, Shaun Bone, Lloyd Miller and John Olley. Picture by North News.
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Staff at the Port of Tyne are celebrating a perfect record of delivering on time.

The Port’s logistics team delivered every single job on time for one of its biggest customers.

And as a result the logistics drivers, warehouse and container terminal operatives collected the NYK UK Haulier of the Year 2014 Hub Category award against tough competition from around the country.

They had the best record delivering goods arriving by ship in NYK containers at the Port of Tyne and transporting goods onwards to customers.

Andrew Moffat, chief executive officer at the Port of Tyne, said: “To win is testament to the superb service provided by our logistics team, supported by the wider team working at the Port of Tyne.

“It is not a one-off – this is the third time the Port has won this award, previously winning in 2008 and 2012, and we are very proud of our service record that has given our customer, NYK, 100 per cent on time deliveries.”

“Our teams are very much focused on ensuring that our customers get top class service that helps them get their goods into the marketplace quickly, efficiently and effectively.

“That means they can save miles, time and money by working with the Port of Tyne.”

Nick Reay, UK Liner Logistics Manager at NYK Group (Europe), said: “Port of Tyne logistics have provided NYK Group Liner Division with an exemplary level of service during 2014.

“This particular category is extremely competitive with the difference between winning and coming second being as little as one service failure.

“During 2014 NYK doubled the amount of on time deliveries which makes this award even more deserved as we saw an improvement on the previous year’s very high level of performance.

“It is strong relationships like the one between NYK Group Liner Division and Port of Tyne that make it possible to continue to deliver excellent levels of performance.”