Finished vehicle logistics providers Grimaldi and Neptune Lines were among the recipients of supplier awards recently awarded by Renault-Nissan at its Alliance Logistics Europe Supplier Convention held at Technocentre Renault in Guyancourt, near Paris.

Italian maritime and logistics provider Grimaldi Group took the award for its outstanding performance level according to Renault-Nissan. The company reached an on-time delivery performance of 96.9%, and had provided capacity to cope with high transport volumes in peak periods along with the ability to propose creative solutions.

"We are very honoured to have received this prestigious award from Renault-Nissan Alliance,” said Emanuele Grimaldi, managing director of the Grimaldi Group. "This prize prompts us to continue to innovate and improve our services, adapting to the needs of all our customers,” he added.

As well as maritime forwarding services, Grimaldi provides Renault Nissan with port terminal logistics services, including those at the ports of Antwerp, Barcelona and Esbjerg (Denmark), which are directly managed through the Alliance’s IT system.

Last year, CETAL, Grimaldi’s port terminal in Monfalcone, northern Italy, scored a 100% delivery performance according to the company.

Rival short-sea logistics provider, Neptune Lines, also received an award from Renault Nissan at the supplier awards in the Agility/Innovation category for outbound logistics. Neptune said the award was given in recognition of its “flexibility, adaptability and support for the monozukuri concept [of continuous process improvement] and related targets”.

Neptune Lines said it had been a longstanding supplier for the Renault-Nissan Alliance “This award is the result of hard teamwork and excellent communication and co-operation between the two teams,” added Melina Travlos, president and CEO of Neptune Lines.

Renault-Nissan has not revealed the full list of award recipients.