29th Annual Quest for Quality Awards: Ports’ top gateways for service
Due to the critical role our nation’s gateways play in the growth of global trade, the staffs of Peerless Research Group (PRG) and Logistics Management felt the need to bring the Ports category back to the Quest for Quality Awards survey after a more than 10-year hiatus.
By Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director
August 01, 2012
Due to the unique service our nation’s ports offer, we needed to create a separate set of attributes for the category with the help of port executives and shippers. From this year forward, U.S. ports will be measured based on Ease of Doing Business, Value, Ocean Carrier Network, Intermodal Network, and Equipment & Operations.
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