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BBC star to host BIFA Freight Service Awards

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has announced that financial journalist and regular 'BBC Breakfast' presenter, Naga Munchetty, will host its 2014 Freight Service Awards ceremony and luncheon.

At the awards ceremony Naga will take to the stage to present the finalist certificates and, along with the category sponsors, to award well-deserved trophies to the winners of the nine award categories.

As former co-host of BBC Two’s weekday financial affairs programme Working Lunch, Munchetty now also regularly presents the BBC News Channel and BBC World. She previously presented on Bloomberg Television where she covered the state of the economy, the collapse of Northern Rock and the global economic downturn.

The awards lunch continues to be a key annual event on the industry calendar and represents a great opportunity for networking, will be held on Thursday 22nd January, 2015 at popular London venue The Brewery on Chiswell Street.

There is still time to enter the BIFA Freight Service Awards, with the deadline for entering this year’s competition at 17:00 hours on Friday 26th September. To register for any of the category awards, please click here (http://awards.bifa.org/content/awardsentry.aspx).

Returning category and ceremony sponsors point to the successful status of the BIFA Freight Service Awards, which last year celebrated its Silver Jubilee in style.

For the second year running, the gold sponsor of the host is DP World London Gateway - the UK's new world class deep sea container port and Europe's largest logistics park, designed to help exporters and importers reduce costs and improve supply chain performance.

Also joining DP World London Gateway as Ceremony Sponsors to support the event are American Airlines Cargo, Delamode, Descartes, MCP, Port of Antwerp, Simpex FM and Woodland Group.

Eight of the Category Sponsors return to support the awards, and are this year joined by newcomer Cargoguide International. The nine categories of the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2014 are as follows:

General Categories:

  • Environment Award – sponsored by Red Recruit
  • 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

Modal Categories:

  • Air Freight Award – sponsored by IAG Cargo
  • Ocean Freight Award – sponsored by Cargoguide International
  • European Logistics Award – sponsored by TT Club

Individual Category:

  • Young Freight Forwarder Award – sponsored by Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Once again, the winner of the Young Freight Forwarder Award will receive a cheque for £1,000 and be nominated as the UK candidate for the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2014.

The Awards are open to full, and probationary Members of BIFA, the trade association for UK freight forwarding companies.

Further information relating to ticket bookings for the luncheon ceremony on Thursday 22nd January 2015, can be obtained by visiting the BIFA Awards web pages at www.bifa.org/awards > Awards Ceremony > Book Tickets. 

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