Simpet Global Logistics Ltd, the first-time entrant in the East Africa Maritime Awards (EAMA) won the 1st runners-up in the Auxilary Service Award category that was introduced in the 2020 awards.
Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) held its second EAMA of 2020 on September 17, 2021, in Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa to recognize the industry’s outstanding practices for Excellence, Sustainability, Training, Technology, Initiative, Personality, and Leadership from eastern Africa region.
Founded in the year 2000, the company provides international cargo consolidation and transport. It represents international freight networks- World Freight Network (WFN) headquartered in the UK, Neptune Cargo Network based in Philipines, and U-Connect Network with its headquarter in Singapore.
“We represent the network partners in East Africa. They equally represent us in their respective countries making it possible for us to have a global presence,” Peter Wachira, Simpet Global Managing Director said.
“Our commitment to innovative logistics solutions and reliability in service delivery to our esteemed clients while remaining competitive in the market is what has helped us get this award.”
He added that this is a great achievement for the company, as it places it as the market leader in the region; which means its global network partners will recognize Simpet strength as a reliable partner in the region.
The company, headquartered in Mombasa operates regional offices in Nairobi, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, and has an affiliate office in Kampala in Uganda.
The Awards were grouped into nine (9) clusters based on maritime functionalities and service offerings with a total of 27 distinct categories.
Congratulating the winners, KPA Ag. Managing Director Amb. John Mwnagemi said the Covid-19 pandemic has brought to the fore the critical role played by the maritime sector in enabling global supply chains.
“Despite the pandemic, seafarers in eastern Africa region, and in fact all over the world, continue to make personal sacrifices to labour behind the scene to ensure food, medicines and other essential supplies reach our shores. I salute your steadfastness and resolve. Through your drive and vision you have proven your worth in the competitive maritime industry. Your hard work has won the recognition of your fellow colleagues in the industry and will no doubt be a shining example for others to follow,” Amb. Mwangemi said.
Acknowledging the participants, Edward Oswe, Chief Executive Office Marketing Society of Kenya (the coordinator EAMA 2020 event) said the team was encouraged by the growing interest in the EAMA award across the region, adding that EAMA continues to consolidate the maritime industry as it matures.