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Scoular Selects Maersk, Hanjin For Annual Carrier Awards

December 12, 2012

OMAHA, NE (December 11, 2012) – The Scoular Company is pleased to announce that Maersk Line and Hanjin Shipping have been selected as the winners of the company’s second 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. Maersk was selected for the Carrier of the Year Award based on total volume of containers loaded, sales force engagement, and lane diversity, as well as operational performance. Criteria for Scoular’s Award for Operational Excellence, awarded to Hanjin, included bill of lading issuance, customer service and booking fulfillment, effective e-commerce tools, and consignee satisfaction.

“We’re thrilled to recognize these two outstanding carrier partners of our BCO and NVO businesses,” said John Messerich, Senior Vice President.  “Our experience with both Maersk and Hanjin has been excellent, and we’ve found their performance to be superior.”

“While these two companies 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 BCO business and NVO business, known in the industry as TSC Container Freight, Scoular exports more than 100,000 TEUs annually.

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

About Scoular, Hanjin Shipping, and Maersk Line

The Scoular Company manages commodity supply-chain risk for customers in growing segments of food, feed and renewable fuel markets.  From more than 70 locations across North America, nearly 700 Scoular employees tailor risk-management solutions for their customers by buying, selling, storing, and transporting grain and ingredients.  This is accomplished using an integrated network of owned, managed and third-party facilities coupled with substantial truck, rail, barge, and container freight commitments.  All of Scoular’s marketing programs are designed to serve supplier or end-use customers with Scoular managing as many pieces of the supply chain as is feasible.

Hanjin Shipping is Korea’s largest and one of the world’s top ten container carriers that operates some 60 liner and tramper services around the globe, transporting over 100 million tons of cargo annually. Its fleet consists of some 200 containerships, bulk, and LNG carriers.

Maersk Line, the leading global container shipping company in the world and a division of the A.P. Moller – Maersk Group, is dedicated to delivering the highest level of customer-focused, reliable global ocean transportation service. The Maersk Line global service network penetrates the world’s major ports and local markets directly and via dedicated feeder networks. This broad and extensive network is supported by a global staff of 25,000 employees in 325 offices, located in more than 125 countries.  Resources to ensure exceptional service performance include:  3.4 million containers and over 600 container vessels that are among the most modern, secure, and environmentally friendly to sail the oceans.