Friday, May 9, 2014

Old Established Multimodal Logistics Name Picks Up Air Freight Forwarder Title

London Celebration for Cargo Awards which Cover the Globe
Shipping News Feature

UK – WORLDWIDE – The name of Schenker is one associated with the logistics industry since 1872, the year of the first FA Cup (Wanderers beat the Royal Engineers 1-0) and when the Marie Celeste sailed away from New York bound for Genoa to create one of the greatest ever mysteries of the sea. Now part of the Deutsche Bahn Empire, of late the group has been more often associated with the rail cargo development which marked the company’s early years but its enduring presence as a multimodal freight forwarder was again recognised recently at the annual Air Cargo News Awards.

DB Schenker collected best airfreight forwarder for the second successive year at a sparkling celebration at the Lancaster Hotel in London marking the 31st year of the Awards. Recognition came for ‘ongoing service quality and substantial investment’ and Heiner Murmann, Member of the Board of Management of Schenker AG, and responsible for global Air and Ocean Freight, commented:

"Quality and customer service is 1st priority for DB Schenker. Together with all other success measures this shall result in delighted customers. We are honoured and proud to be recognised by the readers of Air Cargo News give us their trust, again. We see this as our obligation to continue our efforts, to further concentrate on our customers’ needs and delivering excellent service."

Overall winner for Airline of the Year went to Virgin Atlantic Cargo who last won in 2011 whilst regional air carrier awards for Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East went to Kenya Airways, American Airlines Cargo (for the 7th successive year), Cathay Pacific, Turkish Airlines Cargo, and Emirates SkyCargo respectively.

The Air Logistics Group, at East Midlands Airport, was been named the world's best General Sales and Services Agent in the larger category Dubai International Airport won best cargo airport, in the smaller was Abu Dhabi. Ground Handler of the Year was Dnata and best all cargo carrier was Cargolux, Cargo Broker of the Year was Air Charter Service and Des Vertannes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA picked up a Lifetime achievement award.

Photo: Managing Director for DB Schenker Logistics in the UK Helgi Ingolfsson collects the Freight Forwarding Award from celebrity Gyles Brandreth.