APL wins inaugural US Coast Guard security award

Washington DC:  Singapore’s APL, the containerline of the NOL Group, has won the 2013-2014 Rear Admiral Richard E. Bennis Award for Excellence in Maritime Security, conferred by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

APL was recognised as ‘Company of the Year’ for its strong commitment to US security as well as the marine transportation system, particularly its outstanding contributions towards the implementation of the US Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) requirements.

“APL is honoured to receive the Bennis Award as it is a perfect complement to the Osprey Award, the USCG’s highest environmental accolade which we received in 2012,” said APL president Kenneth Glenn. “With these back-to-back award wins from the USCG, APL demonstrates an unequivocal dedication to securing international maritime trade and protecting the marine environment. We endeavour to fulfill this same commitment in every operating location across the globe.”

The newly-created, bi-annual Bennis Award aims to encourage organisations to develop a comprehensive culture of security by assessing their overall security programs, seeking creative solutions to address known risks, building a system of continuous improvement, and sharing best practices that will benefit similar organisations.  [13/06/14]