BIFA hosts 2023 Freight Service Awards

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has hosted its 2023 Freight Service Awards, hosted by Suzy Perry.

The “Queen of the Pit Lane” revealed nine winning companies and two individual winners in 11 categories in front of a crowd of over 550 people at the Brewery in London.

Steve Parker, Director General of BIFA, says, “Once again, BIFA was delighted with the number and range of entries received and it was great to meet in person to celebrate excellence across the freight forwarding industry, with awards that are now in their 35th year, and justifiably regarded as the most prestigious in the sector.”

The Air Cargo Services category was sponsored by IAG Cargo and won by deugro (UK) Ltd, beating cargo-partner, Hogg Global Logistics and Killick Martin & Company.

The Staff Development category, sponsored by Albacore Systems, was won by OIA Global with DHL Global Forwarding, Kranlee Logistics, Uniserve and Unsworth UK for runners-up.

Port Express sponsored the Ocean Services Award, which was won by Woodland Group over F.S. Mackenzie, Hemisphere Freight Services and World Cargo Logistics.

Hemisphere Freight Services won the Project Forwarding category, sponsored by Macbeth Insurance Brokers ahead of Brunel Shipping & Liner Services, Peters & May and Ucargo.

Thyme IT sponsored the Specialist Services category, which was won by Seafast Logistics ahead of Cardinal Global Logistics, Metro Shipping and Ucargo.

Kerry Logistics won the Supply Chain Management category, sponsored by BoxTop Technologies, beating Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics, Ligentia UK, Noatum Logistics UK and Uniserve.

The Sustainable Logistics & the Environment Award was a new category, sponsored by American Airlines Cargo, which was won by Woodland Group ahead of Maersk Logistics and Services UK, Metro Shipping, DHL Global Forwarding and Geodis FF United Kingdom.

The Extra Mile Award, sponsored by Descartes, was won by Hogg Global Logistics, beating Cardinal Global Logistics, Cargo Overseas and Kranlee Logistics.

The TT Club sponsored the European Logistics category, which was won by Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics, and the other finalists were Baxter Freight, Brunel European, Espace Europe and Uniserve.

Menzies sponsored the Apprentice of the Year award, which was won by Cameron Smith of Ligentia, who beat Jacob Swift of Avocet Clearance, Samuel Barrett of Charles Kendall Freight, Leanne Read of Neon Freight, Kieran Elkin of Dachser, and Richard Smith of Ziegler UK.

Christopher Carter of Peterson (United Kingdom) won the Young Freight Forwarder of the Year award, sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo, and the fellow finalists were Amelia Mulhern of Kuehne + Nagel, Emily Howard of Westbound Logistics, Georgia Gibson of cargo-partner, Michael Shiels of DHL Global Forwarding and Nicola Hall of Edge Worldwide Logistics.