26 freight forwarding companies are shortlisted for BIFA’s 2021 Freight Service Awards


26 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the nine service categories of this year’s British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards, with 11 individuals making the finalists shortlist in the Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder categories.

Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General, commented, “It is no surprise that many entries to the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2021 document the obstacles encountered by our members since the onset of COVID-19 and the exit of the UK from the EU, and the innovative measures taken to overcome them, while continuing to manage their businesses through an incredibly trying time.”

Those shortlisted in the various categories are as follows:

  • Air Cargo Services Award, sponsored by IAG Cargo – Kerry Logistics, Maltacourt, Pentagon Freight Services, and Uniserve Group
  • European Logistics Award, sponsored by TT Club – Espace Europe, Killick Martin & Company, Simarco International and Unsworth UK
  • Ocean Services Award, sponsored by Port Express – Allseas Global Logistics, NNR Global Logistics, and Vikstar
  • Cool & Special Cargoes Award, sponsored by American Airlines Cargo – Evolution Forwarding, James Cargo Services, and United Worldwide Logistics
  • Extra Mile Award, sponsored by Descartes – Evolution Forwarding, Hemisphere Freight Services, Pentagon Freight Services, and Unsworth UK
  • Project Forwarding Award, sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers – ACE Forwarding, AsstrA UK, LV Shipping, and Ucargo
  • Specialist Services Award, sponsored by Newage Global – B&H Worldwide, Cargo Overseas, Kerry Logistics, and Your Special Delivery Service
  • Staff Development Award, sponsored by Albacore Systems – Aramex, Espace Europe, Reliable Shipping, and Unsworth UK
  • Supply Chain Management Award, sponsored by BoxTop Technologies – Brunel Shipping, Hemisphere Freight Services, Noatum Logistics, and Uniserve Group

The finalists in the Apprentice of the Year category – sponsored by Seetec Outsource, are Josh Boswell (Geodis FF), Herbie Cobby (Geodis FF), Thomas Low (OIA Global), Bobby Lowe (NVO Consolidation UK), and Matt Vick (John Good Logistics)

In the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year category, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo, the finalists are Corey Chambers (Ital Logistics), Jamie Halliday (Tudor International Freight), Kane Parson (DSV Road), Laura Hobby (F.S. Mackenzie International), Milos Bogovac (Davies Turner & Co), and Ronan Kitchin (Aramex)

Keen added, “Over the last 18 months, the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit have created huge challenges for our members and propelled international forwarding into the public eye as never before.

“During this extraordinary period, during which the world came to a virtual standstill, BIFA members overcame many of those challenges to maintain the UK’s supply chains.

“The finalists in each category will now go forward to the final round of judging with winners due to be announced at the BIFA Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20th January 2022.”


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Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, International Trade Magazine

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Email: editor@intrademagazine.com

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