Mar 28, 2017

PD Ports, CMA CGM, YILPORT, Puerto Central & Hapag-Lloyd Win Inspire Awards for Shipping Supply Chain Excellence at Navis World 2017

DaChan Bay Terminals, China COSCO Shipping Container Line, Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá, DCT Gdańsk SA & DP World UK Also Honored

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation and provider of operational technologies and services that unlock greater performance and efficiency for the world’s leading organizations across the shipping supply chain, today announced winners of its Inspire Awards program at Navis World 2017, sponsored by Port Technology International. PD Ports, CMA CGM, YILPORT, Puerto Central and Hapag-Lloyd received Awards of Excellence, while DaChan Bay Terminals, China COSCO Shipping Container Line, Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá, DCT Gdańsk SA and DP World UK earned Awards of Recognition.

In its second year, the Navis Inspire Awards honor terminal operators, ocean carriers, vessel owners and port authorities that demonstrate distinction, a commitment to excellence and innovation at their facilities and communities at large. In total, 25 nominees submitted entries in five categories, including Terminal Operations Optimization, Vessel Performance and Capacity Optimization, Innovation, Customer and Community Impact and Collaboration Across the Container Flow. Winners were selected through a combination of peer voting on the Navis Collaboration Center (NCC) and final evaluation by a joint Navis and Port Technology International judging panel.

“In the two short years since we first launched the Inspire Awards, tremendous evolution and innovation has taken place among our global user base. Competition among this year’s class of nominees was particularly strong, given that each offered unique achievements indicative of best-in-class operations and industry leadership,” said Andy Barrons, SVP and CMO, Navis.

Navis unveiled this year’s winners during a special Inspire Awards luncheon held during Navis World. Awards of Excellence were presented to those with the highest scores in each category, while runners up received Awards of Recognition. The 2017 Inspire Awards winners include:

Terminal Operations Optimization

  • Award of Excellence: PD Ports
  • Award of Recognition: DaChan Bay Terminals

Vessel Performance and Capacity Optimization

  • Award of Excellence: CMA CGM
  • Award of Recognition: China COSCO Shipping Container Line


  • Award of Excellence: YILPORT Holding Inc.
  • Award of Recognition: Terminal de Contêineres de Paranaguá

Customer and Community Impact

  • Award of Excellence: Puerto Central
  • Award of Recognition: DCT Gdańsk SA

Collaboration Across the Container Flow

  • Award of Excellence: Hapag-Lloyd
  • Award of Recognition: DP World UK

Barrons continued, “We are proud to work in partnership with so many companies and individuals that are not only redefining performance in their own organizations, but are in tandem embracing cutting-edge technology, equipment and solutions to drive necessary change for their trading partners and the broader shipping supply chain as a result. On behalf of everyone at Navis, congratulations to all of this year’s winners and nominees.”

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