American Honda has announced the winners of its 2009 Performance Excellence programme – the carmaker’s logistics operations performance recognition awards. The winners are CSX, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) and Selland Auto Transport. 
Logistic vendors in each category are evaluated monthly on their performance in logistics quality, speed and vehicle handling.
US rail provider CSX received two awards: 2009 Rail Origin of the Year for activity at East Liberty, Ohio.
At East Liberty, American Honda produces the Civic, Element and CR-V models with an annual production capacity around 200,000 vehicles for the North American market.
CSX was also awarded the 2009 Rail Destination of the Year for activity at Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Meanwhile, WWL was awarded 2009 Processor of the Year, also for activity at East Liberty. It is the second year in a row that the company received the award in recognition of providing the "benchmark for all the other processing companies in the Honda logistics system".
As well as handling annual processing of East Liberty output, WWL processes Honda’s North American exports bound for China, South America, Europe and the Middle East.
"Our Honda team has worked incredibly hard over the past year, and this is a well-deserved recognition of their commitment to quality and hard work," said Christopher Connor, Head of Region Americas. "Especially in tough economic times, when customers are all demanding more and expecting more, it's incredibly inspiring to achieve this kind of recognition from Honda".
The fourth award went to Selland Auto Transport, a finished vehicle carrier based in Seattle, which received the 2009 Truck Carrier of the Year for services between Roper, Utah and Orillia, Washington.