Tuesday, July 31, 2012

UP selected for automotive logistics award

Written by  William C. Vantuono, Editor-in-Chief
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Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Vehicle Services Americas Inc. (WWL), the primary North American logistics provider for Nissan vehicles, named Union Pacific and its Automotive group its 2011 Provider of the Year. The award evaluates railroad, truck, and short-sea companies to determine the best overall logistics excellence provider in the areas of quality, performance, and customer service.

UP also received WWL’s 2011 Provider Recognition Award for Rail Services for best service among all railroad carriers. This award is a formula-based assessment of transit commitment, actual damage-free delivery, and a quarterly survey.

It is the second year in a row UP won both awards.

“I am very proud to be a part of the award-winning automotive team at Union Pacific,” said UP Vice President and General Manager-Automotive Linda Brandl. “Receiving the Provider of the Year Award again from WWL is a great honor for all of the Union Pacific employees who work hard every day to deliver great service. Our goal is to anticipate our customers’ needs and continue to add value.”

Union Pacific’s extensive automotive franchise serves vehicle assembly plants and connects to West Coast ports and the Port of Houston to accommodate import and export shipments. The railroad operates or accesses more than 40 vehicle distribution centers, covering most major western U.S. cities.