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 12 individuals making the finalist shortlists in the Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder categories.
Those shortlisted in the various categories of the awards, which are now in their 34th year, are as follows:
Air Cargo Services Award, sponsored by IAG Cargo – Deugro (UK), GEODIS Freight Forwarding UK, Mandarin Global Logistics, and Noatum Logistics
European Logistics Award, sponsored by TT Club – Brunel European, Ewals Cargo Care, NNR Global Logistics, and Westbound Logistics
Ocean Services Award, sponsored by Port Express – DG International Group, Ligentia UK, Mapcargo International, and Uniserve Group
Cool & Special Cargoes Award, sponsored by American Airlines Cargo – James Cargo Services, and Seafast Cold-Chain
Extra Mile Award, sponsored by Descartes – Anchor Freight, Coyote Logistics UK, Deugro (UK), and Unsworth UK
Project Forwarding Award, sponsored by Macbeth incorporating Peter Lole Insurance Brokers – Deugro (UK), John Good Logistics, Ucargo LLP, and Wallis Shipping Services
Specialist Services Award, sponsored by Thyme-IT – Channelports, Freight Logistics Solutions, Seafast Logistics, and Ucargo LLP
Staff Development Award, sponsored by Albacore Systems – GEODIS Freight Forwarding UK, LV Shipping, Speedy Freight, and Uniserve Group
Supply Chain Management Award, sponsored by BoxTop Technologies – B&H Worldwide, Freight Logistics Solutions, Killick Martin & Co, and Ligentia UK
The finalists in the Apprentice of the Year category – sponsored by Seetec Outsource, are Cameron Smith – Ligentia UK; Elliot Haldane – GEODIS Freight Forwarding UK; Jacob Kennerley – Cargo Overseas; Joel Amado – Aramex UK; Kelly Bell – John Good Logistics, and Thomas Low – OIA Global
In the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year category, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo, the finalists are Thomas Frost, GEODIS Freight Forwarding UK, Dalya Henry, ITD Global; Kyle Lawrence, OIA Global; Jordan Prangnell, Ligentia UK; Jenna Speed, Kuehne + Nagel; and Cheryl Sullivan, Ucargo Pacific Logistics
Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General, commented: “Since our last awards ceremony, BIFA members have continued to face and overcome many challenges across all modes of transport, to manage many of the UK’s visible supply chains and keep trade moving.
“Many entries to the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2022 document the obstacles encountered by our members and the innovative measures taken to overcome them while continuing to manage their businesses during very challenging times.
“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 19th January 2023 when footballing legend Kevin Keegan will host many BIFA members and their guests.
“Tickets are now on sale for the event, which will once again provide a valuable opportunity for attendees to acknowledge both the finalists and winners, as well as networking with people from within the industry.”
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