Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Great and Good Of Asian Freight Forwarding and Logistics Gather for Air Cargo Awards

Annual Event Sees Supply Chain Professionals Gather in Singapore
Shipping News Feature

ASIA – Last week saw the winners of the Payload Asia Awards announced at a ceremony held at the Pan Pacific Singapore Hotel. Now in its second year, the awards, organised by air cargo industry publication Payload Asia, aims to recognise individuals and organisations that have made a positive impact in the air cargo supply chain, with industry stalwart Ram Menen, former Divisional Senior Vice President of Cargo at Emirates, picking up the Lifetime Achievement Award following his retirement in June of this year.

For the second year, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) won Ground Handler of the Year; and IBS Software, IT provider of the Year. DHL Express won the award for Global Express Provider of the Year, with its subsidiary, Blue Dart picking up the Regional award, after winning the overall category previously. Kerry Logistics, which in 2012 won Freight Forwarder of the Year, collected the category’s Regional award. The other winners are as follows:

ACMI/Charter Operator of the Year –Atlas Air

Airport of the Year – Liege Airport

Charter of the Year – Air Charter Service

Combination Carrier of the Year – All Nippon Airways

Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Singapore Airlines Cargo

Global Freight Forwarder of the Year – FedEx Trade Networks

Global Logistics Provider of the Year – Agility

GSA/GSSA of the Year – ECS Group

Maindeck/Specialist Carrier of the Year – Singapore Airlines Cargo

Overall Carrier of the Year – Emirates SkyCargo

Regional Logistics Provider of the Year – Jan De Rijk Logistics

Rising Star Carrier of the Year – Garuda Indonesia Cargo

Personality of the Year – Oliver Evans - Chief Cargo Officer Swiss WorldCargo, and Chairman of TIACA

Marketing Award of the Year – Thai Airways Cargo

Media Award of the Year – Etihad Cargo

Innovation Award: Network Strategy – Qantas Freight

Innovation Award: Hub Development – Singapore Changi Airport

In winning the Rising Star Carrier of the Year award, Garuda Indonesia beat Etihad Cargo and Kenya Airways Cargo. Bagus Y. Siregar, Vice President for Garuda Indonesia Australia and SWP said:

“To be recognised as a ‘Rising Star Carrier’ is a testament to Garuda Indonesia’s ongoing commitment to respond, innovate, develop and adapt our products and services in our air cargo division. We are incredibly proud of Garuda Indonesia’s transformation over recent years; this award provides us with the encouragement and determination to continue to differentiate ourselves in the market.”

Photo: George Yeo, CEO of Kerry Logistics picks up the company’s Regional Freight Forwarder award.