The BIFA Freight Service Awards competition in now in its 33rd year. The event has long been sponsored by some eminent companies, and is recognised as one of the most prestigious in the industry. The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry.
The competition culminates in a ceremony luncheon, which over the years, has become an established annual event on the industry calendar. This year’s function will take place on Thursday 20th January 2022 at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London EC1. The gathering of individuals representing BIFA Members and their guests provides a valuable opportunity to praise the well-deserving winners, as well as networking with colleagues, customers and other industry representatives.
Sponsor: IAG Cargo The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic threw existing air cargo operations into chaos in 2020-21. What impact did this have on your operation and how did you respond? The judges want to hear your case studies involving the movement of goods by air and the challenges that you had to overcome to get the shipment to destination. « back to top
Sponsor: American Airlines Cargo This category is for Members organising specialist cargo & refrigerated freight services where specific arrangements are required to ensure the smooth and timely delivery Shipments may range from small high-value pharma products through to a large reefer container, livestock transportation or heritage goods, by any mode of transport. Entries should demonstrate good practice in all relevant areas. « back to top
Sponsor: TT Club This category is for freight forwarders using road, short-sea or rail services to provide logistics solutions to and from Europe. With the changes brought about by EU-exit, the judges would like to see what your company has done to ensure continuation of service and customer compliance with new procedures. « back to top
Sponsor: Descartes 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 in relation to international shipments by any mode of transport. Perhaps you initiated a joint working group to provide regular feedback or set up a new department or service. « back to top
Sponsor: Port Express 2020-21 has been a difficult year for ocean freight with schedules and equipment availability impacted by many factors. If you have used ocean services either as a stand-alone service or as part of a multimodal shipment, how have you managed customer expectation and mitigated problems? « back to top
Sponsor: Peter Lole Insurance Brokers The successful handling of major project shipment requires much planning and a multi-disciplinary team. In this category BIFA invites case studies from Members that have completed an out-of-gauge project or co-ordinated a complex movement that has reached a conclusion in the past 12 months. « back to top
Sponsor: Newage The services offered by a modern freight forwarder extend far beyond the provision of basic transportation and documentation. This category is for value-added services that enhance the customer experience enabling them to concentrate on their core business. Such services need not be modal specific and could include warehousing, pick and pack, technology service, air or shipping line agency, or express services. « back to top
Sponsor: Albacore Systems BIFA Members, whatever their size, need comprehensive training programmes to keep abreast of regular changes in regulations, industry practices and general business matters. In this category the judges want to understand how you encourage and develop all personnel to “be their best” and contribute to the success and direction of your business. « back to top
Sponsor: BoxTop Technologies Have you worked with a customer to analyse their existing procurement procedures and provided a customer focused, innovative solution enabling a more efficient and cost-effective management of that supply chain? If the answer is “yes”, then this is the category for you. « back to top
Sponsor: Seetec Outsource Training & Skills BIFA encourages Members to employ Apprentices to ensure the industry is well positioned to meet future requirements. In this category BIFA Members are invited to nominate outstanding individuals to showcase the difference the named apprentice has made to their organisation. « back to top
Sponsor: To Be Confirmed The Young Freight Forwarder Award was established to recognise an individual with the drive and ambition to flourish in the international freight industry. Entrants must be under the age of 32, employed by a BIFA Member and have a minimum of two years’ experience across relevant disciplines. The winner of the prestigious Young Freight Forwarder Award will be nominated by BIFA to represent the UK in the FIATA / TT Club Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year competition next year. « back to top