Friday, June 17, 2011

Nominate an Outstanding Member of the Freight Forwarding Industry

BIFA Freight Awards Call For Entries
Shipping News Feature

UK – Now marking its twenty-third year, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is calling members of the British freight and logistics community to nominate those who they think are the best and brightest in the country’s freight forwarding industry for its annual Freight Services Awards.

One of the premier awards for members of the UK’s freight industry, the awards are in the following nine categories:

Air Freight Award – sponsored by British Airways World Cargo

Environment Award – sponsored by Red Recruit

European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club

Ocean Freight Award – sponsored by CargoWise

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

Young Freight Forwarder Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Finalists will be announced at the end of October with the awards being bestowed on the 19th of January next year.

In addition to the award the winner of the Young Freight Forwarder title will receive a cheque for £1,000 and be nominated as the UK candidate for the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2012.

Peter Quantrill, BIFA's Director General, said that:

“Since we established these awards 23 years ago, we have never been let down by our Members. Each year, we have seen improvements in the standard of entries received. We are always delighted at the quality of the entrants who are aspiring to be recognised as the best in the industry. This aspiration continues to drive standards to improve each year. That is why we are looking forward to another successful competition with a large number of entries.

“The competition is now officially launched so this is the moment to take the time to seriously consider entering any of the categories that reflect the best your company can achieve. As well as encouraging and rewarding high standards and professionalism, the awards represent the ultimate recognition of special achievement in different sectors of the freight forwarding and logistics industry.”

Entries to any of the categories can be made through the event’s website and are open to all full and probationary trading members of the trade Association.