August 7, 2013, Daily Journal of Commerce
The Port of Tacoma ranked highest among West Coast ports for ease of doing business in Logistics Management’s 2013 Quest for Quality awards.
Winners were selected by the magazine’s readers—the buyers of logistics and transportation services. The awards recognized 129 top performers, including carriers, third-party logistic providers and ports.
Readers evaluated ports using five criteria: ease of doing business, value, ocean carrier network, intermodalnetwork, and equipment and operations.
Besides ranking highest for ease of doing business, Tacoma ranked second in the West Coast port category and fifth overall among the 14 recognized North American ports.
The survey was conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG).
“The voting is by invite only,” Judd Aschenbrand, PRG’s director of research, told the magazine. “In order to evaluate a provider, the voter must have experience with that specific provider at some point over the past 12 months. So, the Quest for Quality Survey goes beyond name recognition and popularity and is based on the merits and performance of the service provider.”
The complete list of winners is featured in the magazine’s August issue at http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/.