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Multimodal Awards recognise safety in port

[ January 26, 2022   //   ]

A new category at the next Multimodal 2022 Awards on 14 June will recognise proven commitment to port health and safety.

The winner of the new category, The Best Innovation in Port Safety Award, will be required to demonstrate innovation and progress to improving health and safety for their staff or the wider industry.

Entries are open for the Awards 2022, which recognise excellence and best practice across the logistics industry, and include eight voted for, four judged, and two nominated categories.

Thousands of readers of the Multimodal newsletter will vote for best in breed across the modes, as well as best port, pallet network, 3PL, and technology company.

The Best Innovation in Port Safety Award is added to The Shipper/Partner of the Year Award, The Young Logistics Professional of the Year Award, and The Multimodal Sustainability Award, which are judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

Multimodal event director Robert Jervis said: “Staff shortages caused by the pandemic and changes due to Brexit have placed our industry under increasing pressure, and we are keen to recognise those ports that have gone the extra mile to ensure their health and safety procedures are innovative, up-to-date, and sustainable.

“As we emerge from the most recent pandemic episode, the importance of our industry coming together to recognise its achievements over the past 12 months is palpable.

“Across all modes, the industry abounds with examples of businesses that have taken the long-term view and invested in sustainability, innovation, and youth and this needs to be credited.

“We also want to recognise tech innovators who are doing so much to drive our industry forwards.”

Nominations for the voted awards can be made online at before Friday 1 April and entries for the judged awards by Friday 3 May.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner and ceremony at The Vox NEC Birmingham hosted by Nigel Owens, the current record holder for number of rugby test matches refereed and the first openly gay man in professional rugby.