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2020 marked the 32nd year of the BIFA Freight Service Awards. In spite of the difficulties of the year BIFA Member companies responded magnificently to the “Call for Entries” and the judges have thoroughly enjoyed reviewing all entries.

Winner announcements are being made daily from Monday 25th January – Thursday 28th January by video release at 1pm. Join us each day to celebrate the finalists and hear the winners revealed by the category sponsor. There are 10 Awards in total, split over four days.

Monday 25th January 2021

The winners of the Air Cargo Services and the Ocean Services Awards are revealed

Tuesday 26th January 2021

The winners of the Project Forwarding, Specialist Services and Supply Chain Management Awards are revealed

Wednesday 27th January 2021

The winners of the Cool & Special Cargoes and the Extra Mile Awards are revealed

Thursday 28th January 2021

The winners of the Apprentice of the Year, Young Freight Forwarder of the Year and Staff Development Awards are revealed


Air Cargo Services & Ocean Services Award
The Air Cargo Services Award, sponsored by ASM UK, recognises BIFA Members that have excelled in sending goods by air, meeting and exceeding customer expectations. The finalists are: DHL Global Forwarding; Kerry Logistics; Ligentia Global and Simarco Worldwide Logistics.

The Ocean Services Award, sponsored by Port Express, is open to BIFA Members companies using wither stand-alone sea freight services or sea freight as an element of multimodal services. The finalists are: Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics; Killick Martin & Company and Westbound Logistics Services.

View the video to hear the winners announced.
Project Forwarding, Specialist Services & Supply Chain Management Awards
In the Project Forwarding Award, sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers, the judges are looking for companies that have completed an out-of-gauge project or co-ordinated a complex movement requiring specialised attention bringing together different elements and disciplines. The finalists are: Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics; DB Schenker; RIF Worldwide; Specialist Logistics Services, and Ucargo.

The Specialist Services Award, presented by Transaid, is for services that are not modal specific which could include warehousing, pick and pack, technology services, air or shipping line agency, or express services. The finalists in the Specialist Services Award are: B & H Worldwide; In Time Worldwide Express; Lila International Logistics and NNR Global Logistics.

In the Supply Chain Management Award, sponsored by BoxTop Technologies, entries are invited that showcase the provision of a customer focused, innovative solution enabling a more efficient and cost-effective management of the supply chain. The finalists are: B&H Worldwide; Killick Martin & Company; Ligentia Global and Progressive 3PL.
Cool & Special Cargoes and Extra Mile Awards
The Cool & Special Cargoes Award, sponsored by TT Club, is for specialist cargo & refrigerated freight services ranging from small high-value pharma products through to a large reefer container or custom-built solutions, by any mode of transport. The finalists in the Cool & Special Cargoes category are: Gist, and Killick Martin & Company.

The Extra Mile Award, sponsored by Descartes, is for Members that can provide specific examples of 'innovation' and/or 'customer care' by adding value and exceeding their customer's expectations. The finalists are: Kerry Logistics; Moto Freight; Pentagon Freight, and United Worldwide Logistics.
Apprentice of the Year, Young Freight Forwarder of the Year and Staff Development Awards
The Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by Seetec Outsource, is open to employees of BIFA Member companies who are following a recognised apprenticeship programme such as the Freight Forwarding Specialist. The finalists were invited to meet virtually with the judging panel and make a presentation on the difference that the apprenticeship had made to themselves and their employers. The finalists are: Chloe Hamlett of Charles Kendall Freight; Eloise Hill of DHL Global Forwarding; Stuart Lupton of DHL Global Forwarding; Ben Milligan of DHL Global Forwarding; Ryan Wilkes of Kuehne + Nagel, and Harry Wilson of Ligentia Global.

The Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo, is open to individuals, under the age of 32, working for BIFA Member companies. In their submissions, the entrants showed a range of skills covering all aspects of international freight forwarding. The winner of this category becomes the UK nomination to the FIATA / TT Club Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2021. The finalists are: Jack Coope of B&H Worldwide; Sam Greenhalgh of Zencargo; Katy Hopkinson of Kuehne + Nagel; Zoe Lowe of Kerry Logistics; Keegan Starkey of Specialist Logistics Services, and Beckie Vallance of Geodis.

The Staff Development Award is sponsored by Albacore Systems and recognises those companies that detail their staff development plans and understand that people are a company’s most valuable asset.

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