Lincoln voted most satisfying premium brand in AutoPacific survey

2017 Lincoln Continental
Updated 17 July 2017
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Lincoln voted most satisfying premium brand in AutoPacific survey

Owners of new Lincoln vehicles have voted Lincoln the top luxury brand, according to this year’s Vehicle Satisfaction Awards from AutoPacific, a future-orientated automotive marketing research and product-consulting firm. The awards are based on owner responses to survey questions regarding the overall ownership experience.
“The Vehicle Satisfaction Awards look at the big picture,” said George Peterson, AutoPacific president. “They measure 49 separate attributes, ranging from interior comfort and styling to fuel economy and performance. They go deeper into the heart of the ownership experience.”
This year marks the 21st anniversary of AutoPacific, which identifies the most satisfying vehicles based on survey responses from more than 54,000 owners of new 2016 and 2017 cars and light trucks.
Alex Schaeffer, director, Lincoln Middle East, said: “Regaining leadership in the premium brand category is not just a clear statement on the quality of Lincoln vehicles, but also a nod to the exemplary service we offer our customers. With the arrival of the Continental to the Middle East, Lincoln has delivered on its promise and commitment to the region to bring four vehicles in four years.”
Lincoln has, this year, regained leadership from Tesla in the premium brand category, thanks in part to the Lincoln Continental, Lincoln MKZ, and Lincoln Navigator, which were voted winners in the Luxury Car, Luxury Midsize Car, and Luxury SUV segments respectively in the AutoPacific survey.
The Lincoln Motor Company’s lineup of vehicles has the luxury segment’s highest loyalty rate among new luxury-vehicle buyers for the first quarter of 2017, based on IHS Markit Loyalty data.


Saudi port ‘most advanced’

Updated 21 April 2018
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Saudi port ‘most advanced’

King Abdullah Port has concluded its participation in the Global Infrastructure Congress by winning an award for the most advanced port. The award was presented during the closing ceremony of the conference, which was recently held at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel. The event was held under the patronage of UAE’s Minister of Infrastructure Development Abdullah B. Al-Nuaimi, and in partnership with the Federal Transport Authority — Land and Maritime and the Sheikh Zayed Housing Program.
Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, said: “The award represents a culmination of the port’s efforts in realizing Vision 2030 as a key player in the maritime shipping and logistics sector.” He extended his thanks and appreciation to Al-Nuaimi for “the valuable award, which reflects the status the port has reached after only five years of operation.”
The award came in recognition of the port’s efforts in innovating new, distinguished practices in the port sector, in addition to providing world-class ideas, initiatives and projects that contribute to empowering and delivering sustainable and ready-to-use infrastructure solutions. It was announced that King Abdullah Port had won among more than 100 participants.
King Abdullah Port also participated in the Port and Marine Infrastructure Forum, which was attended by representatives from ministries, port authorities, private sector developers, and industry actors. Qutub delivered a detailed presentation on the port’s latest developments in regards to infrastructure and operations during a session titled “Global Perspectives and Best Practices.”
As of the end of 2017, King Abdullah Port has become the second-largest port in the Kingdom in terms of container handling, and it was recently ranked the eighth fastest-growing port in the world in 2017, according to Alphaliner, the global leader in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities and the future of vessels and shipping route development.