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Scoular Selects APL, OOCL For Annual Carrier Awards

December 20, 2013

OMAHA, NE (December 20, 2013) – The Scoular Company is pleased to announce that steamship lines APL and OOCL have been selected as the winners of the company’s third annual Carrier of the Year Award and Award for Operational Excellence, respectively.

Both award winners were selected based upon a comprehensive evaluation completed by Scoular trade and operations staff members. APL was selected for the Carrier of the Year Award based on total volume of containers loaded, sales force engagement, strategic innovation, lane diversity, and capacity loyalty, as well as operational performance. Criteria for Scoular’s Award for Operational Excellence, awarded to OOCL, included bill of lading issuance, customer service and booking fulfillment, effective e-commerce tools, and consignee satisfaction.

“We’re pleased to be shining a spotlight on the excellent service received from these two carrier partners of our BCO and NVO businesses,” said John Messerich, Senior Vice President.  “These awards attest to our on-going experience of superior performance from both of these companies.”

“While APL and OOCL are the winners of this year’s awards, we work with a number of steamship lines. We’re dedicated to collaborating with all of them to improve the efficiency of the container supply chain for the benefit of Scoular’s end-use customers.” Messerich added that between its Beneficial Cargo Owner (BCO) business and Non-Vessel Operating (NVO) business, known in the industry as TSC Container Freight, Scoular imports and exports more than 100,000 TEUs annually.

Scoular representatives will be meeting with team members from both award-winning companies in January to present the awards in person.

About Scoular, APL, and OOCL

A 120-year old company with more than $6 billion in sales, The Scoular Company operates 90 independent business units that provide diverse supply chain solutions for end-users and suppliers of grain, feed ingredients, and food ingredients around the globe. From more than 70 offices and facilities in North and South America, our 700+ employees are engaged in the business of buying, selling, storing, and handling grain and ingredients as well as managing transportation and logistics worldwide.

APL is a global container shipping business offering more than 80 weekly services and more than 500 calls at more than 140 ports worldwide. It combines world-class intermodal operations with leading-edge IT and e-commerce. APL is a unit of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL), a global shipping and logistics company.

Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed Orient Overseas (International) Ltd. Headquartered in Hong Kong, OOCL is one of the world’s largest integrated international container transportation and logistics companies, with more than 290 offices in 60 countries. Linking Asia, Europe, North America, the Mediterranean, the Indian sub-continent, the Middle East and Australia/New Zealand, the company offers transportation services to all major east/west trading economies of the world. OOCL is one of the leading international carriers serving China, providing a full range of logistics and transportation services throughout the country. It is also an industry leader in the use of information technology and e-commerce to manage the entire cargo process.