The British International Freight Association (BIFA) - - is seeking entries for its annual Freight Service Awards competition.

Having celebrated its Silver Jubilee last year, the competition is rightly seen as the leading awards scheme recognising the best in the UK freight forwarding industry.

Heading into its second quarter century, its status is demonstrated by the fact that eight of the category sponsors from last year have decided to support the Awards once again. They are joined by new sponsor, Cargoguide International.

The Awards will be open for entries from the end of June. Entries for any of the categories can be made through the event’s website at where details of the entry process and deadlines can also be found.

BIFA Director General, Peter Quantrill says: “Last year, we celebrated the Silver Jubilee of our Freight Service Awards and I invite companies to consider entering any of the nine Award categories to demonstrate the best they can achieve.

“The Awards represent an annual opportunity for UK forwarders to demonstrate excellence and are the ultimate recognition of special achievement in different sectors of the freight forwarding and logistics industry.”

The ceremony luncheon continues to be a key annual event on the industry calendar and, with around 500 attendees, represents a great opportunity for networking. This event will take place on Thursday 22 January 2015 at London’s popular venue, the Chiswell Street Brewery. The identity of the celebrity host for the event is still under wraps and will be announced shortly.

Once again, the winner of the Young Freight Forwarder Award will receive a cheque for £1,000 and be nominated as the UK candidate for the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2014.

The nine categories of the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2014 are as follows:

General Categories:

• Environment Award – sponsored by Red Recruit
• Project Forwarding Award – sponsored by Peter Lole & Co
• Special Services Award – sponsored by Forward Computers
• Staff Development Award – sponsored by Albacore Systems
• Supply Chain Management Award – sponsored by BoxTop Technologies

Modal Categories:
• Air Freight Award – sponsored by IAG Cargo
• European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club
• Ocean Freight Award – sponsored by Cargoguide International

Individual Category:
• Young Freight Forwarder Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo

BIFA’s Freight Service Awards 2014 are open to full, and probationary Members of the trade association for UK freight forwarding companies.

Further information about entering can be found on the BIFA Awards 2014 web pages at

About the Awards:

The BIFA Freight Service Awards have been running for over 25 years, and the ceremony has been held at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, since their inception in 1989. A carefully selected judging panel consisting of sponsors and independent industry specialists ultimately determines the winners.

About BIFA:

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight by all modes of transport. A not-for-profit organisation, BIFA is funded by subscription and run by its members for members. It operates with a full-time Secretariat, which administers and manages the Association’s affairs. BIFA provides an effective and proactive organisation dedicated to improving standards of professionalism within the logistics and supply chain industry.

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