Success for UK freight forwarders

22 January 2018


The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has revealed the winners of its Freight Service Awards Competition 2017.

The winners of the eight General, Modal, and Specialist categories in the Awards, which has established a benchmark of quality for the British freight forwarding industry for more than a quarter of the century, are: Superior Freight Services UK, TR Logistics, Dachser, B&H Worldwide, Metro Shipping, Moto Freight, Pharmafreight, and Morgan Cargo.

In the Individual category, the winner of the Young Freight Forwarder Award was Louis Perrin of Hemisphere Freight Services. Additionally a Lifetime Achievement Award was given this year to Colin Joyce of Stansted Training Services.

This year’s Awards luncheon was hosted by entrepreneur and musician Levi Roots. Roots sang his way to success to win financial backing for the launch of his ‘Reggae Reggae Caribbean’ sauce in the BBC’s Dragons’ Den competition.

BIFA President Sir Peter Bottomley MP again welcomed guests to the 29th BIFA Freight Service Awards luncheon ceremony, and – along with Levi Roots – presented all the finalists with their certificates.

Robert Keen, BIFA Director General, says:

“The BIFA Freight Service awards are all about rewarding excellence and the luncheon is an excellent opportunity for Members and guests to network, cement existing relationships, and develop new ones.

“I congratulate every company and individual who took the time and effort to enter our Freight Service Awards competition 2017, especially those Members who entered the Awards for the first time. The range of finalists and winners dispels the myth that “the awards are just for the big companies”, with seven of the category winners being BIFA Members with fewer than 100 employees. I strongly believe that the act of entering itself allows Members to improve their business systems and learn a great deal about themselves.”

The finalists and winners in the nine categories were as follows:

General categories

The Project Forwarding Award – sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers

  • Winner: Superior Freight Services UK
  • Finalists – Connaught Air Services, OIA Global Ltd, Braid Logistics

The Specialist Services Award – sponsored by Forward Computers

  • Winner: TR Logistics
  • Finalists – Advanced Forwarding, B&H Worldwide, James Cargo Services

The Staff Development Award – sponsored by Albacore Systems

  • Winner: Dachser
  • Finalists – Customs Clearance Ltd, Maltacourt Ltd, Unsworth Global Logistics

The Supply Chain Management Award – sponsored by BoxTop Technologies

  • Winner: B&H Worldwide
  • Finalists – Dimerco, Ligentia UK Ltd, Yusen Logistics

Individual categories

The Young Freight Forwarder Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo

  • Winner: Louis Perrin of Hemisphere Freight Services
  • Finalists – Irene Borghi (Cargonet Limited), Scott Showell (Damco), Kate Town (TPS Global Logistics), Lee Wells (512 (Sheffield) Ltd)

The Lifetime Achievement Award

  • Winner: Colin Joyce.

Modal categories

The Air Cargo Services Award – sponsored by IAG Cargo.

  • Winner: Metro Shipping
  • Finalists – 512 Sheffield Ltd, Ligentia UK ltd, NNR Global Logistics

The Ocean Services Award – sponsored by CLECAT

  • Winner: Moto Freight
  • Finalists – 512 Sheffield Ltd, Hemisphere Freight Services, Ucargo

Specialist categories

The Cool Award – sponsored by American Airlines

  • Winner: Pharmafreight
  • Finalists – GBA Services, Morgan Cargo, Unsworth Global Logistics

The Extra Mile Award – sponsored by Descartes.

  • Winner: Morgan Cargo
  • Finalists – Connaught Air Service, MIQ Logistics, Ucargo LLP

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