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2021 COMPETITION AND CEREMONY
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Finalists 2021

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 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.

Sponsor:
IAG Cargo IAG Cargo This is the 31st 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
Kerry Logistics (UK) Ltd Kerry Logistics (UK) Ltd www.kerrylogistics.com
Pentagon Freight Services Plc Pentagon Freight Services Plc www.pentagonfreight.com
Uniserve Group Uniserve Group www.uniserve.co.uk
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Cool & Special Cargoes Award Cool & Special Cargoes Award 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.

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
Evolution Forwarding Ltd Evolution Forwarding Ltd www.evolutionforwarding.com
James Cargo Services James Cargo Services www.jamescargo.com
United Worldwide Logistics United Worldwide Logistics www.unitedwl.com
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European Logistics Award European Logistics Award 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.

Sponsor:
TT Club TT Club The TT Club is the international transport and logistics industry's leading provider of insurance and related risk management services. As a mutual insurer, TT Club exists to provide its policyholders with benefits, which include specialist underwriting expertise, a world-wide office network providing claims management services, and first class risk management and loss prevention advice.
Finalists
Killick Martin & Company Ltd Killick Martin & Company Ltd www.killickmartin.com
Simarco International Ltd Simarco International Ltd www.simarco.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 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.

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
Evolution Forwarding Ltd Evolution Forwarding Ltd www.evolutionforwarding.com
Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd www.hemisphere-freight.com
Pentagon Freight Services Plc Pentagon Freight Services Plc www.pentagonfreight.com
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Ocean Services Award Ocean Services Award 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?

Sponsor:
Port Express Port Express Port Express established in 2004, Port Express provides a comprehensive range of container transport services to the supply chain industry.

Specialising in UK container haulage, Port Express works in partnership with its clients to provide innovative cost-effective supply chain solutions.

Due to our ongoing investment and development in new equipment and technology, Port Express operates from strategic locations throughout the UK ensuring the level of service we deliver remains among the very best in the industry.

Port Express operates to the highest standards and is committed to the health of safety of its employees, customers and visitors.
Finalists
Allseas Global Logistics Allseas Global Logistics www.allseasglobal.com
NNR Global Logistics NNR Global Logistics www.nnrglobal.com
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Project Forwarding Award Project Forwarding Award 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.

Sponsor:
Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Peter Lole Insurance Brokers are specialist advisors to the freight industry with almost 40 years’ experience built on consistency and trust. Providing advice on special contracts, and training on cargo insurance are examples of our service commitment.
Finalists
ACE Forwarding Ltd ACE Forwarding Ltd www.ace-forwarding.com
AsstrA UK Ltd AsstrA UK Ltd www.asstra.co.uk
LV Shipping Ltd LV Shipping Ltd www.lvshipping.com
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Specialist Services Award Specialist Services Award 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.

Sponsor:
Newage Newage Newage is a Global Freight Forwarding SaaS company, focusing on automation in supply chain management, Logistics, and freight forwarding industries. Newage has more than 350 customers across 30+ countries, Handling more than $500m annually in shipments. Our flagship software, eFreight Suite, works as a one-stop Global freight forwarding software for forwarders.

Newage also offers a complete range of outsourcing services supporting the freight forwarding and logistics industries, delivering cost-effective services in, documentation, sales & customer services, finance & accounting & Legal Process Outsourcing. Also, recognized by CIO review India, as one of the most promising logistics services providers in 2021
Finalists
B&H Worldwide Ltd B&H Worldwide Ltd www.bhworldwide.com
Cargo Overseas Ltd Cargo Overseas Ltd www.cargo-overseas.co.uk
Kerry Logistics Ltd Kerry Logistics Ltd www.kerrylogistics.com
Your Special Delivery Service Ltd Your Special Delivery Service Ltd www.ysds.com
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Staff Development Award Staff Development Award 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.

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 11th year.

Albacore supply and support efficient and reliable IT systems which ensure productive, empowered and satisfied staff.
Finalists
Aramex (UK) Ltd Aramex (UK) Ltd www.aramex.com
Reliable Shipping Ltd Reliable Shipping Ltd www.reliableshipping.co.uk
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Supply Chain Management Award Supply Chain Management Award 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.

Sponsor:
BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies have been successfully delivering freight management software solutions to international freight forwarders and logistics providers for over 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
Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd Hemisphere Freight Services Ltd www.hemisphere-freight.com
Noatum Logistics UK Ltd Noatum Logistics UK Ltd www.noatumlogistics.com
Uniserve Group Uniserve Group www.uniserve.co.uk
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Apprentice of the Year Apprentice of the Year 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.

Sponsor:
Seetec Outsource Training & Skills Seetec Outsource Training & Skills Seetec Outsource Training & Skills is a leading provider of innovative training, education and recruitment. Established in 2009 Seetec Outsource has delivered thousands of successful programmes to a range of small and large organisations nationwide and helped many people into employment.

Seetec Outsource provides Apprenticeships and Traineeships on a range of subjects at various levels.

In May 2016, Seetec Outsource Training & Skills became part of the Seetec Group.

Seetec is one of the leading public and business service providers in the UK and Ireland. Established for over 30 years, Seetec has helped businesses to grow, communities to flourish and people from all walks of life to reach their full potential.
Finalists
Bobby Lowe [NVO Consolidation (UK)] Bobby Lowe
NVO Consolidation (UK)
www.nvoconsolidation.com
Herbie Cobby [Geodis FF UK Ltd] Herbie Cobby
Geodis FF UK Ltd
www.geodis.com
Josh Boswell [Geodis FF UK Ltd] Josh Boswell
Geodis FF UK Ltd
www.geodis.com
Matt Vick [John Good Logistics Ltd] Matt Vick
John Good Logistics Ltd
www.goodlogisticsgroup.com
Thomas Low [OIA Global Ltd] Thomas Low
OIA Global Ltd
www.oiaglobal.com
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Young Freight Forwarder Award Young Freight Forwarder Award 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.

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
Corey Chambers [Ital Logistics Ltd] Corey Chambers
Ital Logistics Ltd
www.ital-logistics.com
Jamie Halliday [Tudor International Freight Ltd] Jamie Halliday
Tudor International Freight Ltd
www.tudorfreight.com/
Laura Hobby [F.S. Mackenzie Ltd] Laura Hobby
F.S. Mackenzie Ltd
www.fsmac.com
Milos Bogovac [Davies Turner & Co Ltd] Milos Bogovac
Davies Turner & Co Ltd
www.daviesturner.com
Ronan Kitchin [Aramex (UK) Ltd] Ronan Kitchin
Aramex (UK) Ltd
www.aramex.com
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