The Awards - 2019 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 Eddie Stobart
Eddie Stobart is a leading logistics and supply chain organisation in the UK. The business was initially formed in 1970 by its eponymous founder Edward Stobart, and went on to become, and continues to be, one of the UK’s most well-known companies in the supply chain sector. It is recognised for its high levels of service and benefits from a significant base of long term relationships with blue chip customers.
From its headquarters in Warrington, operating some 2,200 vehicles, 3,800 trailers and 24 distribution centres throughout the UK and Europe, Eddie Stobart provides its services to a range of national and international customers. With many of these, Eddie Stobart has had a long standing relationship for more than ten years. One of Eddie Stobart’s key differentiators is its pay-as-you-go, scale enabled, shared-user network approach which maximises fleet and warehouse utilisation, allowing Eddie Stobart to provide its customers with cost effective supply chain solutions. This flexibility, together with IT-supported network planning, allows Eddie Stobart to reduce empty vehicle miles, thus improving utilisation levels to above 86%, compared with the industry average of 71%.
Since passing into its current ownership in April 2014, Eddie Stobart has focused its business on growing a balanced portfolio across the following core sectors: E-Commerce, Manufacturing, Industrial & Bulk, Retail and Consumer.
Air Cargo Operator of the Year Sponsored by Pallite
As an alternative packaging specialist, PALLITE® provides a viable alternative to wooden pallets and crates that is 100% recyclable. Our lightweight paper pallets, pallet boxes, layer pads and components are designed to reduce the total cost of shipping consignments, while boosting organisations’ green credentials. Stronger than standard cardboard pallets and boxes, they carry heavy loads with ease thanks to their innovative ‘honeycomb-cell’ design. Our award-winning products are used by businesses across all industries, including the aerospace, automotive, healthcare, pharmaceutical, and food sectors.
PALLITE® PIX, the latest addition to the range, was developed when our customers asked us to help them find a solution for consolidating their pick-faces. Suffering from lack of space, low efficiency and poor pick accuracy, we set about to create a solution that would flex around their ever-changing requirements. With multiple versions and specifications available, we're sure to have the right solution for your warehouse.
Rail Freight Operator of the Year 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
- 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.
Road Freight Operator of the Year Award Sponsored by Maritime Transport
Maritime Transport Ltd is an award winning, market-leading multi-modal logistics company. Starting as a container transport business, Maritime have diversified into distribution, warehousing, container storage, freight management and most recently they launched Maritime Intermodal, the rail division of their business whilst also being announced as the Strategic Rail Freight Interchange Operator at SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.
With one of the most experienced, hands-on teams in the industry and comprehensive networks across the UK, Maritime can provide the right solution to any requirement.
Maritime have been awarded Road Freight Operator of the Year at the Multimodal Awards for three consecutive years and so they are proud to be sponsoring this award in 2019.
3PL of the Year Award Sponsored by Maersk
A.P. Moller - Maersk is an integrated container logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As the global leader in shipping services, the company operates in 130 countries and employs roughly 70,000 people.
Young Logistics Professional of the Year Sponsored by Forth Ports
At Forth Ports we do so much more than simply manage cargo passing through our eight ports across the UK. We streamline our customers’ supply chains by adding value and removing complexity. By utilising our marine assets, services and property portfolio together, customers can benefit from our truly portcentric offering at every port.
We are a port operator of seven ports in Scotland - Grangemouth, Dundee, Leith, Rosyth, Methil, Burntisland and Kirkcaldy - and Port of Tilbury on the Thames. From these locations we provide a high level of handling and supply chain related services to a range of sectors. We provide an array of services including ship handling, bespoke consolidation hubs and rail and barge services for onward distribution from our ports.
Training and Development is also a key part of our business, operating a Logistics Academy – East of England in Tilbury and a Skills and Business Centre in Grangemouth offering high-quality range of learning and development services from Apprenticeship schemes to specialised industry course to employees, customers and businesses within the Logistics sector.
Shipper of the Year Sponsored by Bristol Port Company
In 1991 First Corporate Shipping Limited, a private company owned by Terence Mordaunt and David Ord, purchased a 150 year lease of the Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock Estate from Bristol City Council.
Since 1991 the tonnage throughput has increased from 4m tonnes to 12m tonnes and annual revenue from GBP22m to GBP75m. Over GBP400m has been invested in the dock estate and the Port is now recognised as being one of the most productive and technically advanced in Europe.
The key advantages of Bristol are:-
The Port can handle much larger ships than its competitors in the South of England - up to 130,000 tonnes dead weight.
Bristol is recognised as the most economical port distribution location in the UK, reaching some 42 million people within a 250 km radius.
Huge consumer markets in the Midlands and London, as well as the fast growing South West and South Wales, are within easy reach.
Bristol has the best motorway access. Both Avonmouth and Portbury have their own dedicated motorway junctions on the M5 - just seven miles from the M4 interchange and four miles from the Second Severn Crossing.
Bristol's entire 2,600 acre Dock Estate is zoned for industrial use and can offer spacious sites adjacent to the Port. Royal Portbury Dock is a modern facility, having been completed in 1978.
Both Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock are rail connected.
Bristol Port is fully compliant with the ISPS code and has been certified by the UK Government authorities (TRANSEC).
The above factors combined with creative and efficient management provide a climate for innovation, but that is not enough to ensure Bristol's continuing competitiveness. That is why we will continue to invest in the technology, the skills and the people who make it happen.
Multimodal 2019 Personality of the Year 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