Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chinese Container Shipping Line Steps Up As Freight Forwarding Award Sponsor

OOCL to Support BIFA Celebrations
Shipping News Feature

UK – The British International Freight Association (BIFA) have signed up Hong Kong based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) to be sponsors of this years BIFA Freight Service Awards 2010 in the Project Forwarding Category. OOCL join a positive who’s who of Premier League companies who will sponsor in eight other categories, and appropriately enough this years host is a direct connection to the actual Premier League in the person of former football referee, TV pundit and newspaper columnist, Graham Poll, one of the best known and most experienced English referees of all time.

The awards ceremony will form part of the BIFA Annual Lunch and Awards Ceremony to be held at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1 on Thursday 20th January 2011 and other category sponsors are:

British Airways World Cargo (Air Freight category), Maersk Line (Environment), TT Club (European Logistics), CargoWise (Ocean Freight), Forward Computers (Special Services), Albacore Systems (Staff Development), BoxTop Technologies (Supply Chain Management) and Johnson Stevens Agencies (Young Freight Forwarder).

Upon announcing the final sponsor Peter Quantrill, BIFA Director General commented:

“I am so pleased that the final category has been filled by a truly first-class shipping line. Jean-Pierre Dutaut, General Manager, Sales at OOCL joined the Awards judging panel meeting, together with the other senior sponsor representatives and three independent judges, to select the winners of the competition that will be announced at the BIFA Awards ceremony in January.”

The Project Forwarding category is open to providers of project forwarding services or companies who have developed a special project in order to meet the requirements of the customer. This year, Allseas Global Logistics, Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics, F.H. Bertling and Global Logistics Management are vying for the Award.

Full details of the dinner and awards are available on the BIFA website

Photo: Project Forwarding taken to a new level!