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Category Sponsors 2022

The BIFA Freight Service Awards competition is now in its 34th year. The event has long been sponsored by some eminent companies, and is recognised as one of the most prestigious in the industry.

The industry's most coveted awards

The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different sectors of the industry. Past finalists and winners have felt very proud of their certificates and trophies, as well as benefiting from enhanced company profiles through substantial media coverage in the trade press, and high visibility at the awards ceremony itself.

Award Sponsors

Staff Development Award Albacore Systems Albacore Systems

Albacore believes that people are a company’s most valuable asset. That’s why we are proud to sponsor the Staff Development Award for the 12th year.

Albacore supply and support efficient and reliable IT systems which ensure productive, empowered and satisfied staff.
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Cool & Special Cargoes Award American Airlines Cargo American Airlines Cargo

American Airlines Cargo provides one of the largest cargo networks in the world with cargo terminals and interline connections across the globe. Every day, American transports cargo between major cities in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Together with wholly owned and third-party regional carriers operating as American Eagle, the airlines operate an average of approximately 6,700 flights per day to nearly 350 destinations in over 50 countries. « back to top Sponsoring:   Cool & Special Cargoes Award
Supply Chain Management Award BoxTop Technologies BoxTop Technologies

BoxTop Technologies has been successfully delivering freight management software solutions to international freight forwarders and logistics providers for over 20 years. BoxTop puts you in control of a smarter, more efficient organisation and enables your team to free up time to focus on developing other areas of your business. « back to top Sponsoring:   Supply Chain Management Award
Extra Mile Award Descartes Descartes

Descartes gives international freight forwarders and shippers a single Customs Platform to import and export freight across international borders. Descartes’ customs, freight and transport management software is used by most of the major forwarders and shippers in the UK to minimise speed of entry with single data entry for multiple countries, boosting productivity, improving data quality and ensuring compliance with the Union Customs Code.

Descartes’ Transport Management solutions will increase efficiency, reduce costs and enhance customer service when using outsourced multimodal transportation operations.
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Air Cargo Services Award IAG Cargo IAG Cargo

IAG Cargo, the single business combining the strengths of British Airways, Iberia, Vueling, Aer Lingus and LEVEL, has sponsored the BIFA Awards for over 30 years.

The success of the UK Freight Forwarding sector remains as important as ever to Britain’s place in international trade. Our sponsorship of these awards underlines our commitment to not only promote the sector, but to continue working closely with the Freight Forwarding community to deliver more connections and opportunities for global growth.
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Project Forwarding Award Macbeth incorporating Peter Lole Insurance Brokers Macbeth incorporating Peter Lole Insurance Brokers

For over 40 years, Peter Lole & Co. have been insurance advisors to the freight and logistics industry. In 2021 we joined forces with Macbeth Insurance Brokers and are extremely proud to continue our association within this sector under the Macbeth name. Whether your business specialises in freight by sea, air, road or rail, or handles specific goods, we can provide advice on applicable trading conditions and contractual obligations. As an associate member of BIFA we’re proud to continue our support of the BIFA awards. « back to top Sponsoring:   Project Forwarding Award
Ocean Services Award Port Express Port Express

Port Express was established in 2004 to provide a comprehensive range of container transport services to the supply chain industry.

Specialising in UK container haulage, Port Express works in partnership with its clients to provide innovative cost-effective supply chain solutions.

Due to our ongoing investment and development in new equipment and technology, Port Express operates from strategic locations throughout the UK ensuring the level of service we deliver remains among the very best in the industry.

Port Express operates to the highest standards and is committed to the health of safety of its employees, customers and visitors.
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Apprentice of the Year Seetec Outsource Training & Skills Seetec Outsource Training & Skills

Seetec Outsource Training & Skills is a leading provider of innovative training, education and recruitment. Established in 2009 Seetec Outsource has delivered thousands of successful programmes to a range of small and large organisations nationwide and helped many people into employment.

Seetec Outsource provides Apprenticeships and Traineeships on a range of subjects at various levels.

In May 2016, Seetec Outsource Training & Skills became part of the Seetec Group.

Seetec is one of the leading public and business service providers in the UK and Ireland. Established for over 30 years, Seetec has helped businesses to grow, communities to flourish and people from all walks of life to reach their full potential.
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Specialist Services Award Thyme-IT Thyme-IT

Thyme-IT provides easy-to-use web-based Customs and Excise solutions that are competitively priced and address all HMRC requirements. We connect to all CSPs and Direct-to-HMRC for CDS and CHIEF. We provide imports, exports, CFSP, Transit, S&S GB, EU ICS, EMCS, EXS and GVMS. The Thyme-IT solutions allow for data entry via our secure web-based environment, data upload using our simple Excel upload options and 2-way data exchange via our XML APIs. We have an experienced team of C&E experts, available via phone and e-mail, to provide support services based on your business needs. « back to top Sponsoring:   Specialist Services Award
European Logistics Award TT Club TT Club

TT Club is the established market-leading independent provider of mutual insurance and related risk management services to the international transport and logistics industry. TT Club's primary objective is to help make the industry safer and more secure. Founded in 1968, the Club has more than 1100 Members, spanning container owners and operators, ports and terminals, and logistics companies, working across maritime, road, rail, and air. TT Club is renowned for its high-quality service, in-depth industry knowledge and enduring Member loyalty. It retains more than 93% of its Members with a third of its entire membership having chosen to insure with the Club for 20 years or more. « back to top Sponsoring:   European Logistics Award
Young Freight Forwarder Award Virgin Atlantic Cargo Virgin Atlantic Cargo

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is proud to sponsor BIFA’s ‘Young Freight Forwarder Award’ to recognise and encourage the next generation of industry leaders. As well as rewarding the progress of the best young people, this award helps to highlight the vital role freight forwarders play in the growth and development of our industry.

VAC recognises the importance of developing and retaining talented young people in our industry and is confident this award will help to attract more recruits that want to build a future career in a sector that is so important to the economy and international trade.
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