The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is pleased to reveal the finalists of the 26th BIFA Freight Service Awards. After a rigorous judging process, 26 different BIFA Members are in contention for awards across nine categories.

The finalists are as follows:

General categories:

Environment Award, sponsored by Red Recruit: Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics; Freight Systems Express (Wales); Samskip; Uniserve Group

Project Forwarding Award, sponsored by Peter Lole & Co: Arbour Shipping; Greenshields Cowie & Co;  Panalpina World Transport; Sound Moves (UK)

Special Services Award, sponsored by Forward Computers: James Cargo Services; Schenker; Uniserve Group; UTi Worldwide (UK)

Staff Development Award, sponsored by Albacore Systems: Customs Clearance; Schenker; Unsworth Global Logistics; Woodland Group

Supply Chain Management Award, sponsored by BoxTop Technologies: Allport Cargo Services; MIQ Logistics; RIF Worldwide; Uniserve Group

Modal categories:

Air Freight Award, sponsored by IAG Cargo: Brunel Shipping & Liner Services (London); DSV Air & Sea; MOL Logistics (UK);  Uniserve Group

European Logistics Award, sponsored by TT Club: Brunel Shipping & Liner Services (London); Damco UK; Freightex;  UFS

Ocean Freight Award, sponsored by Cargoguide International: Brunel Shipping & Liner Services (London); Estuary Logistics; Moto Freight; Westbound Shipping Services

Individual category Young Freight Forwarder Award, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo: Jefferson Inniss, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics; Jenifer Taylor, Santova Logistics; Charlotte Wild, Tudor International Freight; Kathy Wood, Moto Freight.

Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General, commented: “2014 has proven to be an exciting year for British business. A ‘no’ vote in the Scottish referendum coupled with the continuing economic recovery has renewed optimism across the freight forwarding sector.”

BIFA Member, Uniserve Group, is leading the running having qualified as finalist in four award categories, while Brunel Shipping & Liner Services secured finalists positions across three categories. “The Special Services and Staff Development categories were particularly competitive this year,” Keen observed. “It is also encouraging to see that seven BIFA Members have qualified as finalists for the first time.”

The victors will be revealed at the BIFA Awards Ceremony Luncheon to be held on Thursday 22nd January 2015 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London, EC1. Tickets are available from the BIFA Awards website:   Keen continued: “The BIFA Freight Service Awards ceremony is an opportunity to celebrate the strengths of our dynamic sector, network with peers and liaise with BIFA representatives. The awards encourage entries from small, medium and large companies, with the goal of identifying the highest standards of quality across the British freight forwarding sector. Every submission, as ever, was of the utmost quality. I would like to thank all the entrants and wish the finalists every success.”

About the Awards: The BIFA Freight Service Awards is entering its 26th year, and the ceremony has been held at the Brewery in Chiswell Street, London, since its 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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