Evergreen Line announced it has been selected by Wal*Mart Stores Inc. as International Ocean Carrier of the Year for 2007-2008. The award is presented every year by the nation's leading retailer for service excellence in ocean shipping. The award was presented to Jay Buckley, Executive Vice President, Business, of Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corp., the U.S. agent for Evergreen Line, at Wal*Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. In accepting the award, Buckley acknowledged the dedicated teamwork of its associates in delivering shipments from point of loading in Asia to release in , even during peak season, with consistentcoordination and reliable performance. Evergreen relied on its integrated global information technology system to support Wal*Mart's logistics operations, using electronic data interchange (EDI) to provide shipment status updates throughout the shipping process.