2017 Sponsors


Sea Freight Operator of the Year Award - Sponsored by Freightliner


Freightliner Group is a leading rail freight provider with businesses in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia and the Middle East.

Having provided rail solutions for some of the largest blue chip organisations, we have established ourselves as a leader within the rail freight industry; setting standards, introducing new thought processes and industry firsts


Port Operator of the Year Award - Sponsored by Impact Handling


Impact is the sole distributor of Konecranes Lift trucks and parts in the UK, supplying Kone SMV Forklift trucks, Reach Stackers and Container Lift trucks. With the full support of the Konecranes factory we have access to ready-built lift trucks which means delivery times for certain key models is cut right down. For customers requiring a bespoke build we work closely with the factory to ensure our customers receive a truck to suit their exact requirements.

With depots strategically placed throughout the UK and factory trained mobile engineers with fully stocked service vans, and focus on swift parts supply; our comprehensive rental offering means customers need experience next to no down time.

Our aim is simple: to offer our customers the best and most comprehensive range of premium material handling products backed by the highest levels of service support within the industry.

Whether you run one truck or one hundred and no matter how simple or complex the application…we can handle it



Road Freight Operator of the Year Award - Sponsored by Dachser


Dachser Ltd in the UK is part of the Dachser group, a major, privately-owned international logistics provider which in the year ending 31 December 2015 generated total sales worth EUR 5.6 billion. 26,506 staff working in 428 locations worldwide handled 78.1 million consignments comprising 37.3 million tonnes.

Dachser has been established in the UK since 1975, and now has three locations which include a brand new logistics centre in Northampton as well as branch offices in Rochdale,  Dartford and Bristol.

Dachser aims to be the supplier of choice for European logistics and value-added services, and provides real advantage for its customers through its comprehensive, fully-integrated European distribution network which offers competitive transit times and a high level of service quality.

The IT system has been developed in-house and is continually evolving, with a focus on transparency, connectivity and accessible real-time tracking information.


Air Freight Operator of the Year - Sponsored by Pallite


PALLITE® is the lightweight, robust pallet manufactured by The Alternative Pallet Company Limited.

Established in 2008 by industry experts from logistics, packaging and converting.

Occupying a 40,000-sq.ft facility in Wellingborough, central to the UK Distribution Network

Capacity to produce PALLITE® in UK Standard, Euro and bespoke sizes to meet customer demand


Young Logistics Professional of the Year - sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel


First established in 1968, Kuehne + Nagel UK is now a market-leading logistics provider with over 100 strategic locations nationwide and over 11,000 employees - offering a full range of supply chain solutions to anywhere in the world via air, overland or sea. We also run one of the most successful contract logistics operations in the UK and are responsible for the distribution of some of the UK's most popular brands.

Our humble beginnings in the cotton industry taught us how to consolidate different sizes of consignment across different modes of transport.

These days, we offer a service to anywhere in the world, via any mode of transport. With over 1,200 locations in 100 countries across the world, we can offer an end-to-end solution that utilises local knowledge.

It's through our ability to innovate that we stay ahead of our competition. Because of our size, we can invest in long-term infrastructure - either to strengthen our own operation, or yours. One of the things that really sets us apart from our competitors is our in-house, web-based track and trace system, KN Login.

We work closely with you in order to understand your unique needs - enabling us to find hidden efficiencies in your supply chain. We do this because we understand that in order to keep you as a customer, we must offer value.

Because we offer such a wide range of integrated solutions, we can turn common logistics challenges into competitive advantages.

Being number one provider of sea, number 2 of air and number 3 of overland, means that we can offer more options than our competitors and can utilise economies of scale and our ability to consolidate.

  • Top provider of sea, number 2 of air and number 3 of overland
  • Global reach, local account management
  • Integrated, international logistics solutions
  • Visibility and monitoring of shipments in real-time through web-based KN Login
  • Consolidation of overland and seafreight
  • Customer solutions experts on hand for specific needs
  • Additional services such as warehousing, consultancy and insurance


Rail Freight Award - Sponsored by Howard Tenens


Howard Tenens, one of the largest family-owned logistics companies in the UK, prides itself on excellent service, professionalism, flexibility and value for money - and is also leading the logistics industry in environmental innovation, especially low carbon transport.

Howard Tenens has been successfully managing demanding logistics contracts for over 50 years predominantly within the automotive, food & drink, industrial and forest product industries. We believe in reliable, high quality, value for money supply chain solutions which we provide for an impressive array of customers.

We are able to provide a full range of distribution and warehousing services including the following:

  • In-bound collections and delivery
  • Racked and bulk storage
  • Ambient storage
  • Transportation
  • Container devanning
  • JIT order picking and dispatch
  • Sequenced loading
  • Full load and pallet delivery services
  • Route planning for full or multi-drop deliveries
  • POD control and processing
  • Packing and value added services
  • Working in partnership to reduce carbon footprint

Howard Tenens provide logistics services built on heritage, experience, investment and partnership. We provide deliveries with care, flexibility and a first class reputation for success.

We are privately owned, flexible and personal, but with the strength, scale and pedigree to deliver. 


3PL of the Year Award - Sponsored by Dennison Trailers

Dennison is a leading manufacturer in both the UK and Ireland dominating the container transport sector. The company is also experiencing significant growth in other markets including construction, timber, steel and oil industries.

In Ireland, Dennison is the market leader in the supply of tipping trailers and in the UK Dennison dominates the skeletal trailer market. The company is also experiencing significant growth in sales of curtainsiders, platform and trombone trailers and its range of machinery carriers.

Throughout its history, Dennison has been an innovative company, with continuous research and development being at the core of the business. In 1977, Dennison became the first and only company in Ireland to develop and manufacture its own tractor units, producing 250 Dennison trucks over four years at a site in Co. Dublin. In 2002, Dennison developed the unique sliding tipper trailer concept. Designed to benefit operators currently running 8 x 4 rigid tippers, the sliding tipper offers higher payload, greater fuel efficiency, more flexibility in operation and considerably greater maneuverability on site, including sites where access and space are limited. The outstanding success of the sliding tipper in the Irish market has led to the development of a range of sliding bogie trailers for the construction industry, including the sliding mixer and sliding brick and block carriers.



Infrastructure Innovation of the Year Award - sponsored by Apex Supply Chain Technologies


We’ve been game-changers since the beginning. It all started more than three decades ago, when founder Kent Savage began a series of ground-breaking inventions in automated dispensing that continue through the present day. In 1991, following a long and successful career in the traditional vending industry, he first introduced the concept of Industrial Vending. In 2006, Apex brought its robust, revolutionary Point-of-Work automation systems and Cloud-based, Connect n’ Go technologies to the market.

Fast-forward a few years, and you’ll see our automated dispensing systems spanning the globe. Our insight-driven solutions power diverse industries: transportation, healthcare, mining, MRO, PPE, asset management and more.

The Apex story is all about results. The largest and most successful deployments of automated Point-of-Use systems are all built on Apex solutions and supported with Apex services. Today, Apex customers and partners range from small, independent companies to the ranks of global manufacturing giants – GE, P&G, 3M – innovative distribution organisations and countless service providers, institutions and other forward thinking organisations. Over 15,000 organisations have deployed Apex systems. Hundreds have deployed them at five or more sites, many with 100 or more devices.

So far we deployed more than 70,000 devices in more than 40 countries on 6 continents. And we’re just getting started.


Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme - sponsored by Bridgestone


The award will recognise companies which are making increased fuel efficiency and carbon emissions reduction a priority within their fleet operation.  Operators which are adopting improved operational and technological measures are urged to apply for the award, and receive recognition for their efforts.

Managed by FTA, the LCRS was introduced in 2009 and is designed to recognise the efforts made by individual scheme members to reduce their carbon emissions from freight activity.  The Scheme, which now has over 125 members nationwide, demonstrates to government how logistics is contributing to reducing the sector’s impact on the environment, without the need for regulation or additional taxation.

Full details on the LCRS and how to apply for the new award is available at www.fta.co.uk/lcrs.  The closing date for entries is 1700 hours on Thursday 2 March 2017.

Opening Times

Tues 1st May 2018 10:00 - 17:00

Awards/VIP Dinner 19:00 - 24:00

Wed 2nd May 2018 10:00 - 19:00

Multimodal Mixer 17:00 - 19:00
(Late night opening & happy hour)

Thurs 3rd May 2018 10:00 - 15:00


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