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COMPETITION AND CEREMONY 2017-18
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Finalists 2017

The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry.

The industry's most coveted awards

The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry. Past finalists and winners have felt very proud of their certificates and trophies, as well as benefiting from enhanced company profiles through substantial media coverage in the trade press, and high visibility at the awards ceremony itself.

Award Finalists

 
Air Cargo Services Award Air Cargo Services Award If your company has excelled in sending goods by air or you have a story about customer fulfilment where logistics in the air is involved, this category is for you.

Sponsor:
IAG Cargo IAG Cargo This is the 28th year that IAG Cargo, the single business combining the strengths of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL, has sponsored the BIFA Awards.

The success of the UK Freight Forwarding sector remains as important as ever to Britain’s place in international trade. Our sponsorship of these awards underlines our commitment to not only promote the sector, but to continue working closely with the Freight Forwarding community to deliver more connections and opportunities for global growth.
Finalists
512 Sheffield Ltd 512 Sheffield Ltd www.5-1-2.com
Ligentia UK Ltd Ligentia UK Ltd www.ligentia.com
Metro Shipping Ltd Metro Shipping Ltd www.metroshipping.co.uk
NNR Global Logistics UK Ltd NNR Global Logistics UK Ltd www.nnrglobal.com
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Cool Award Cool Award This category is for specialist refrigerated freight services ranging from small high-value pharma products through to a large reefer container, by any mode of transport. Entries should demonstrate good practice and an important contribution to the advancement of the 'Cool' Chain.

Sponsor:
American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, the airlines operate an average of approximately 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in over 50 countries.
Finalists
GBA Services Ltd GBA Services Ltd www.gbaservices.com
Morgan Cargo Ltd Morgan Cargo Ltd www.morgancargo.com
Pharmafreight Ltd Pharmafreight Ltd www.pharmafreight.com
Unsworth Global Logistics Unsworth Global Logistics www.uglog.com
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Extra Mile Award Extra Mile Award This category is for Members that can provide specific examples of 'innovation' and/or 'customer care' by adding value and exceeding their customer's expectations.

Sponsor:
Descartes Descartes Descartes gives international freight forwarders and shippers a single Customs Platform to import and export freight across international borders. Descartes’ customs, freight and transport management software is used by most of the major forwarders and shippers in the UK to minimise speed of entry with single data entry for multiple countries, boosting productivity, improving data quality and ensuring compliance with the Union Customs Code.

Descartes’ Transport Management solutions will increase efficiency, reduce costs and enhance customer service when using outsourced multimodal transportation operations.
Finalists
Connaught Air Services Ltd Connaught Air Services Ltd www.connaught.global
MIQ Logistics LLC MIQ Logistics LLC www.miq.com
Morgan Cargo Ltd Morgan Cargo Ltd www.morgancargo.com
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Ocean Services Award Ocean Services Award If you have used ocean services either stand-alone or as part of a multimodal shipment or service we want to hear about something exceptional.

Sponsor:
CLECAT CLECAT CLECAT has over 20 national organisations of European freight related service providers in its membership.

The primary objective of CLECAT is to strengthen and improve the representation of the logistics, freight forwarding and customs services industry in Europe. CLECAT voices the interests of its members when EU regulation is reviewed or proposed with the intention to secure a uniform and seamless international trading environment, where cargo can move freely, securely and sustainably.
Finalists
512 Sheffield Ltd 512 Sheffield Ltd www.5-1-2.com
Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd www.hemisphere-freight.com
Moto Freight Ltd Moto Freight Ltd www.motofreight.com
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Project Forwarding Award Project Forwarding Award We are looking for companies who have completed an out of gauge project or co-ordinated a complex movement needing specialised attention.

Sponsor:
Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Peter Lole Insurance Brokers are specialist advisors to the freight industry with over 35 years’ experience built on consistency and trust. Providing advice on special contracts, and training on cargo insurance are examples of our service commitment.
Finalists
Braid Logistics (UK) Ltd Braid Logistics (UK) Ltd www.braidco.com
Connaught Air Services Ltd Connaught Air Services Ltd www.connaught.global
OIA Global Ltd OIA Global Ltd www.oiaglobal.com
Superior Freight Services UK Ltd Superior Freight Services UK Ltd www.supuk.com
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Specialist Services Award Specialist Services Award This category is for services that are not modal specific which could include warehousing, pick and pack, technology service, air or shipping line agency, or express services.

Sponsor:
Forward Computers Forward Computers Forward Computers is the UK's leading independent national supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the freight and logistics industry. Knowing the industry inside-out, and leading the way in developments within it, we are the experts you can depend upon.

We’re here to deliver complete IT solutions to the sector: solutions that rise to the demanding challenges which our industry presents in order to free you to focus on your core business.
Finalists
Advanced Forwarding Ltd [(Advanced Supply Chain Group)] Advanced Forwarding Ltd
(Advanced Supply Chain Group)
www.advancedsupplychain.com
B&H Worldwide Ltd B&H Worldwide Ltd www.bhworldwide.com
Cargo Forwarding Ltd [(TR Logistics Group)] Cargo Forwarding Ltd
(TR Logistics Group)
www.tr-logistics.com
James Cargo Services Ltd James Cargo Services Ltd www.jamescargo.com
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Staff Development Award Staff Development Award Many BIFA Members have comprehensive staff development programmes or have created their own academies. In this category we are looking for the firm producing the freight forwarders of the future.

Sponsor:
Albacore Systems Albacore Systems Albacore believe that people are a company’s most valuable asset. That’s why we are proud to sponsor the Staff Development Award for the 9th year.

Albacore supply and support efficient and reliable IT systems which ensure productive, empowered and satisfied staff.
Finalists
Customs Clearance Ltd Customs Clearance Ltd www.customsclearanceuk.com
Maltacourt Ltd Maltacourt Ltd www.maltacourt.com
Unsworth Global Logistics Unsworth Global Logistics www.uglog.com
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Supply Chain Management Award Supply Chain Management Award This category focuses on provision of a customer focused, innovative solution enabling a more efficient and cost effective management of the supply chain.

Sponsor:
BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies have been successfully delivering freight management software solutions to international freight forwarders and logistics providers for nearly 20 years. BoxTop puts you in control of a smarter, more efficient business and enables your team to free up time to focus on developing other areas of your business.
Finalists
B&H Worldwide Ltd B&H Worldwide Ltd www.bhworldwide.com
Ligentia UK Ltd Ligentia UK Ltd www.ligentia.com
Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd www.yusen-logistics.com
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Young Freight Forwarder Award Young Freight Forwarder Award This prestigious category is for those outstanding individuals working for a BIFA Member and must be under the age of 32, with a minimum of two years’ employment in the freight industry.

Sponsor:
Virgin Atlantic Cargo Virgin Atlantic Cargo Virgin Atlantic Cargo is proud to sponsor BIFA’s ‘Young Freight Forwarder Award’ to recognise and encourage the next generation of industry leaders. As well as rewarding the progress of the best young people, this award helps to highlight the vital role freight forwarders play in the growth and development of our industry.

We recognise the importance of developing and retaining talented young people in our industry and we are confident this award will help to attract more recruits that want to build a future career in a sector that is so important to the economy and international trade.
Finalists
Irene Borghi [Cargonet Ltd] Irene Borghi
Cargonet Ltd
www.cargo-net.co.uk
Lee Wells [512 Sheffield Ltd] Lee Wells
512 Sheffield Ltd
www.5-1-2.com
Kate Town [TPS Global Logistics Ltd] Kate Town
TPS Global Logistics Ltd
www.tps-global.com
Louis Perrin [Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd] Louis Perrin
Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd
www.hemisphere-freight.com
Scott Showell [Damco] Scott Showell
Damco
http://www.damco.com/
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