The North American Maritime Ministry Association (NAMMA) announced that Hapag-Lloyd and the United States Coast Guard are the recipients of this year’s maritime ministry awards. The awards are given to a corporation and an individual or organization who demonstrate a commitment to benefit seafarers. The awards will be presented on October 23 in at the World Maritime Day Observance.
Hapag-Lloyd will receive NAMMA’s Seafarer’s Salute Award for its programs and practices benefiting its seafarers. “H
The United States Coast Guard is the 2008 recipient of the Joe R. Gerson Humanitarian Award for their efforts on behalf of seafarers. “W
The Hapag-Lloyd group focuses on global container liner shipping. With the acquisition of CP Ships in 2005, the company became one of the top five shipping companies in the world. The Hamburg-based company is present in more than 130 countries and operates about 320 sales offices. In 2007, Hapag-Lloyd reported revenues of around €6 billion. Hapag-Lloyd transported approx. 5.5 million TEU worldwide an increase of 9% in the same period of last year. Hapag-Lloyd sets industry standards in terms of customer orientation, service and productivity. The company deploys 135 containerships featuring more than 493,000 TEU in capacity across five regions worldwide: North Europe, South Europe, North America, Latin America and .
The United States Coast Guard is a military, multi-mission, maritime service within the Department of Homeland Security and one of the nation's five armed services. Its core roles are to protect the public, the environment, and economic and security interests in any maritime region in which those interests may be at risk, including international waters and 's coasts, ports, and inland waterways.