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BIFA plans four days of online awards

[ January 12, 2021   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA)’s Freight Service Awards will take place online this year – spread over four days from Monday 25 January to Thursday 28 January.

A quartet of presentation videos will be released at 1pm each day as follows: 

Monday 25 January

  • Air Cargo Services Award – sponsored by ASM UK
  • Ocean Services Award – sponsored by Port Express

Tuesday 26 January

  • Project Forwarding Award – sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers
  • Specialist Services Award – presented by Transaid
  • Supply Chain Management Award – sponsored by BoxTop Technologies

Wednesday 27 January

  • Extra Mile Award – sponsored by Descartes
  • Cool & Special Cargoes Award – sponsored by TT Club

Thursday 28 January

  • Apprentice of the Year Award – sponsored by Seetec Outsource
  • Young Freight Forwarder of the Year Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo
  • Staff Development Award – sponsored by Albacore Systems

In Autumn last year, 21 freight forwarding companies were shortlisted as finalists for the eight service categories, with 12 individuals making the finalists shortlist in the Apprentice of the Year and Young Freight Forwarder categories.

BIFA director general Robert Keencommented: “2020 was a year like no other and one that we will all remember, although may prefer to forget. Covid-19 brought changes to all aspects of our lives but did not stop the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2020 competition from going ahead.

“BIFA Members responded to the Call for Entries with enthusiasm and by the closing date the judges had a range of entries before them..

“We would have been delighted to see finalists and guests in person at our usual well attended awards luncheon, but are pleased that we can come together virtually to celebrate some of the sector’s biggest achievements. We hope that the innovation and ingenuity shown by the winners will help inspire others as the freight industry enters a period of recovery.”