33 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the ten categories of this year’s British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards.

Those short-listed in the various categories are as follows:

Air Cargo Services award – sponsored by IAG Cargo – Charles Kendall Freight, Dimerco Express, Evolution Forwarding, Metro Shipping, Noatum Logistics

European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club – Davies Turner, Nextday Freight, Noatum Logistics, Simpex Express

Extra Mile Award – sponsored by Descartes – Brunel Air Cargo, Hemisphere Freight Services, Jordon, Ligentia

Ocean Services Award – sponsored by Port Express – Spatial Global, Ucargo, Unsworth, Westbound Logistics

Project Forwarding Award – sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers – Moto Freight, OIA Global, Pentagon Freight, Spatial Global

Specialist Services Award – sponsored by Forward Computers – Asap Cargo, Morgan Cargo, Regional Express, Tigers Global Logistics

Staff Development Award – sponsored by Albacore Systems – Core Management Logistics, Dachser, Morrison Freight, Unsworth

Supply Chain Management Award – sponsored by BoxTop Technologies – B&H Worldwide, Davies Turner, Unsworth, Zencargo

The finalists in the Apprentice of the Year category – sponsored by Outsource are Thomas Frost – Geodis Freight Forwarding; Holly Herron – Dachser; Jack Reddington – Hemisphere Freight Services; Sarah Griffiths – DPD Group

The finalists in the Young Freight Forwarder category, which is sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo are: Jamie Abbott – Morrison Freight; Jenna Morgan – Wallis Shipping; Sophie Rye – Kerry Logistics; and, Mitchell West – DB Schenker

The submissions from the finalists now go to the Sponsor Judging panel and the overall winner in each category will be announced at the BIFA Freight Service Awards luncheon ceremony on Thursday January 16, 2020 at the Brewery, Chiswell Street, London.

The ceremony host, sponsored by ASM (UK) Ltd, is Ade Adepitan, MBE, one of the UK’s most well-known Paralympians and broadcasters.

The luncheon ceremony provides a great opportunity to celebrate the best of the freight forwarding industry and network with colleagues and further information can be obtained by visiting the BIFA website www.bifa.org/awards

Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General, commented: “With 93 entries from 46 companies, we are pleased with this year’s response to the BIFA Freight Service Awards, which is now in its fourth decade and rightly seen as the blue riband event for the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sector.

“I congratulate all the companies that have been shortlisted and look forward to hearing Ade reveal the names of the winners at our keenly anticipated luncheon in January.”

In addition to the sponsors mentioned above, BIFA would also like to thank the following organisations for their support.
MCP plc – sponsor of the finalists’ certificates
Menzies – sponsor of the AV relay monitors
CNS – sponsor of the multimedia presentation
Wisetech Global – sponsor of the ceremony programme
Simpex Express – sponsor of the ceremony tickets
Woodland Group – sponsor of the winners’ trophies