Thursday, October 21, 2021

Multimodal Awards Welcome the Logistics Industry Back in Person

Winners Announced at Glittering Event
Shipping News Feature

UK – Around 800 guests were in attendance to see former England football skipper Kevin Keegan introduce the Multimodal Awards and announce the winners on the first night of the three day exhibition and conference at the NEC in Birmingham.

Thousands of readers of the Multimodal Newsletter, as well as visitors to the show and their customers voted for the Modal, Port, 3PL, Pallet Network, and Technology Awards. A panel of nine judges from across the industry selected the Young Personality, Sustainability, and Shipper/Partner Awards. Robert Jervis, Multimodal Director said:

“It was fantastic to be able to bring so many people together to celebrate the resilience and hard work our industry has demonstrated through so many challenging months. We congratulate everyone who was nominated, they should be rightly proud of their achievements.

"The way that the industry stepped up during Brexit and Covid has been nothing short of astounding, and we thank all of our supporters for showing up in force to join us at the show and the Awards.”

The full list of this year’s winners is as follows:

  • Air Cargo Operator of the Year Award sponsored by ASM - Air Menzies International
  • Road Freight Operator of the Year Award sponsored by Maritime Transport - Speedy Freight
  • Rail Freight Operator of the Year Award sponsored by Howard Tenens - Freightliner
  • Sea Freight Operator of the Year Award sponsored by Freightliner - Maersk Line
  • Port Operator of the Year Award sponsored by British Ports Association - DP World UK
  • 3PL of the Year Award sponsored by Descartes - Kuehne + Nagel
  • Pallet Network of the Year Award sponsored by Xclusive Recruitment -  The Pallet Network (TPN)
  • The Technology Company of the Year, sponsored by Maersk - Fargo Systems
  • The Sustainability Award, sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel - CMA CGM Group
  • Young Logistics Professional of the Year Award sponsored by Forth Ports -Sophie Berry, Howard Tenens
  • Shipper/Partner of the Year Award sponsored by Dachser - Pure Electric and Maersk
  • The Multimodal 2021 Personality of the Year Award sponsored by Dennison Trailers - Aart Hille Ris Lambers, DP World UK
  • The Multimodal 2021 Exhibitor of the Year Award sponsored by Logistics UK - Maritime Transport

Sophie Berry from Howard Tenens won the Logistics Young Professional of the Year Award that recognises emerging talent in the industry and was called by judges an ‘all-rounder and one to watch’. Meanwhile Aart Hille Ris Lambers was awarded his prize by a judging panel including a Multimodal selection group and previous winners, and was described last night as having ‘integrity and a willingness to listen to new ideas’, as well as being a ‘thorough professional.’

Photo: Kevin Keegan addresses the crowd at the awards.