asda-logoMacAndrews & Co Ltd, the intermodal logistics provider has been crowned as the European Carrier of the Year in 2012/2013 by leading UK retailer, ASDA, at its annual National Carrier of the Year awards ceremony. It is the second time MacAndrews have secured this title.

The award was won by MacAndrews & Co for its Intermodal Services – a short sea container shipping service offering intermodal links and value added services for Asda’s wineries from milk rounds, cross docking, short sea shipping, block rail connections and landside logistics.

MacAndrews’ service reached its goal of reducing operational costs for customers and minimising the adverse impact that road transport has on the environment.

MacAndrews UK Key Accounts Operator duo, Darren Teevan and Iain Cooper, said: “It is nice to reap the rewards for all our hard work as a team on the ASDA account last year in spite of all the challenges faced throughout – it’s good to see that it has paid dividends and ASDA are aware that MacAndrews is fully committed to giving them the best possible service. We need to now focus on ensuring we maintain this recognised level of service in the forthcoming 12 months to give us a chance of retaining the title next year.”

There is without doubt, a continued and vital need to reduce the amount of freight transported by road which is destined for the north of the UK. This award further cements the benefits our customers can achieve through our intermodal links.