The Awards

Logistics & Transport Awards will see limelight in 2021, aimed at recognising past triumphs and acknowledging the future strategies of logistics and supply chain companies from around the region. The awards will cater to individuals and companies from a variety of sectors— from transportation, cargo, and warehouses, to e-commerce, supply chain, and technology. Companies are welcome to nominate people, projects,and facilities across 18 categories;

the entries will be judged by a carefully selected panel of industry experts

The awards presentation will happen at a gala dinner in a five-star venue – both a celebration and an essential networking opportunity. Winners will receive a commemorative trophy, plus extensive print and online coverage of their success in Logistics News ME . Nominate yourselves now, to stand a chance to win at the most-promising industry awards event of 2021.

Award Categories

COMPANY AWARDS

This award category recognises the most efficient and respected Express Logistics Provider in the region. Judges will be looking at a consistent track record and strong client portfolio. Incorporation of recent trends such as e-commerce logistics, last mile delivery, and inclusion of technology will all be taken into consideration.
Entries for the Express Logistics Provider of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, workforce, headquarters
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, opening new offices, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Details of key partnerships formed during the last 12 months
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
The Warehouse Facility/Firm of the Year seeks to award a distinguished facility that meets several criteria on the list of what makes a warehouse ideal:
  • Proximity to the city’s central hub and transportation modes such as railways and ports
  • Safety and security
  • Parking space
  • Adequate storage space
  • Relevant material handling appliances and technology
  • Disaster and emergency management
  • Designed to meet the needs of the product it caters to i.e., perishables, chemicals, dry goods, etc
  • Skilled workforce
Entries for the Warehouse Facility/Firm of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, warehouse(s) location, workforce
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Features of the warehouse
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
Consumer goods suppliers in the F&B, retail, e-commerce and other product sectors have to constantly keep up with market demand and supply from distributors. This is where logistics providers step in to provide agile and optimum services, thus completing the supply chain cycle smoothly.
Entries for the FMCG Logistics Provider of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Products handled and key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
Technology has played a pivotal role in transforming the logistics landscape, and tech companies constantly strive to offer the next ‘big thing’ to increase productivity in the supply chain. The Most Innovative Technology for Logistics award recognises such companies and their unique product offerings for the market, in fields such as warehouse, express delivery, supply chain management, and more.
Entries for the Most Innovative Technology for Logistics category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Technology solutions and target markets
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
This award is for companies displaying excellence in freight forwarding, in terms of service and efficiency in ocean, air, road or rail freight.
Entries for the Freight Forwarding Company of the Year should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Volume of freight handled in past year
  • Services provider and countries that you cater to
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
  • Challenging projects taken on in the past 12 months
Free zones act as a vital hub for trade coming in and out of the region. Free zones are a popular choice for companies looking to set up business in a new location, with the UAE alone boasting more than 40 free zones. This award aims to recognise such free zones and to appreciate the extent of trade that they have driven in the region.
Entries for Free zone of the Year should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the free zone, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Trade volumes in the past one year
  • Demonstrate ways in which the free zone has grown in the past year in terms of clients operating in the zone, business initiatives, technology innovation
  • Key industries served
Since the advent of autonomous transport, be it driverless trains or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the region has stood witness to rampant innovation in the field of transporting both passengers and goods. This award aims to recognise such a transport company, who provide services that not only imbibe technology, but also set the path for others to follow.
Entries for Innovation in Transport should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year
  • Technology innovations that the company has brought to the market
  • Sustainability initiatives in the field of transport
The rise of the digital era has paved the way for several new companies in the market. These companies rely on fresh ideas and technology to change the way business is done, and while they may not be the biggest companies in the sector, they are certainly challenging the ‘traditional’ notion of the industry. This award aims to recognise these new players that are trying to change the logistics and transportation landscape, one solution at a time.
Entries for the Logistics Startup of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years (or less, if valid) or nearest estimates
  • Funding and investment
  • Technology solutions and target market
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
This award recognises companies that provide optimal temperature controlled services, while balancing energy consumption, costs and efficiency.
Entries for the Cold Chain Service Provider category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce
  • Cold chain services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served and customer feedback
A supply chain manager oversees everyday operations of a business, ensuring logistical operations run smoothly, and that the correct ratio of demand and supply is maintained through the service offering.
Entries for the Supply Chain Manager of the Year should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the person, his full job title, job duration with the company
  • Details of projects worked on during the period for the company
  • Evidence of strong organisational ability during the period
  • Evidence of managing complexity and overcoming challenges during the process
It isn’t a norm to find a female working in the transport and logistics industry, and as such it is still a rarity. This award aims to honour and celebrate the most inspirational women working within the industry and raise awareness of the diverse opportunities available – encouraging greater numbers of women to work in the sector.
Entries for the Women Professional in Logistics & Transport should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the person, her full job title, job duration with the company
  • Details of projects worked on during the period for the company
  • Evidence of strong organisational ability during the period
  • Evidence of managing complexity and overcoming challenges during the process
This award recognises the effort of an individual that has demonstrated their commitment to the logistics and transport industry and has continuously contributed over a significant period of time.
Entries for the Lifetime Achievement in the Logistics & Transport Sector should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the person, full job title, job duration with the company
  • Details of projects worked on during the period for the company
  • Evidence of strong organisational ability during the period
  • Evidence of managing complexity and overcoming challenges during the process
Handling a variety of cargoes associated with capital projects, large and small, including bulk, break bulk, containerized, and special cargoes. Logistics companies that deliver professional people and certified equipment to make the transfers between ships, barges, marshalling areas, warehouses, and ground transportation while minimizing the risk of lost and damaged freight, as well as loss of production time.
This award aims to recognise such integrated logistics company, who provide services that not only imbibe technology, but also set the path for others to follow.
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year
  • Technology innovations that the company has brought to the market
  • Sustainability initiatives in the field of logistics
The supply chain and logistics sectors are being transformed by a new generation of innovative solutions such as artificial intelligence, big data, robotics, automation, and blockchain technology. Whether societal, economic or environmental, innovators are scrutinizing the industry’s greatest challenges and developing new business models and concepts with which to address them.
This award aims to recognise such a logistics company, who provide services that not only imbibe technology, but also set the path for others to follow.
Entries for Innovation in Transport should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year
  • Technology innovations that the company has brought to the market
  • Sustainability initiatives in the field of logistics
Seamless logistics is required to get everything from pre-assembled components down to the last screw to the right place at the right time. As automotive specialist, companies offer solutions for complex logistics requirements for in-bound production material and the distribution of spare parts.
This award aims to recognise such automotive logistics company, who provide services that not only imbibe technology, but also set the path for others to follow.
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year
  • Technology innovations that the company has brought to the market
  • Sustainability initiatives in the field of logistics
Entries for the Terminal Handling Company of the year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, headquarters, workforce, services provided
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year
  • Technology innovations that the company has brought to the market
  • Sustainability initiatives in the field of logistics
This award recognises the air freight operators going out of their way to deliver outstanding services to their customers.
Entries for the Air Cargo Operator of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, air cargo location, workforce
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Features of the cargo planes
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
This award recognises the air freight operators going out of their way to deliver outstanding services to their customers.
Entries for the E-Commerce Company of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 1,000 words:
  • Name of the company, air cargo location, workforce
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Features of the cargo planes
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
This award will recognise third-party logistics for outsourcing eCommerce logistics processes to a third-party business, including inventory management, warehousing, and fulfilment. Third-party logistics are now being referred to as supply chain integration of warehousing operations and transportation services.
Entries for the 3PL Company of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 600 words:
  • Name of the company, location, workforce, etc.
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
A lot of infrastructure and construction projects across the region need top-notch breakbulk partners. This award will honour the breakbulk logistics providers who have outperformed in this challenging sector.
Entries for the Breakbulk Operator of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 600 words:
  • Name of the company, location, workforce, etc.
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Key clients served
Contenders for the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiative of the Year award will need to provide details of an initiative successfully executed in the past 12 months. The category is open to all companies operating within the logistics sector in the GCC. Special merit will be awarded to companies that can demonstrate the initiative has had a wider impact in the industry.
Entries for the CSR Initiative of the Year should support their nominations by providing the following information in no more than 600 words:
  • Details of the CSR initiative and why it was introduced
  • Explain how the initiative has delivered results and how success was measured
  • Explain how the initiative has changed or benefitted the culture of the company
This category will acknowledge the biggest and smallest firms in online and brick-and-mortar retail in the region that are discovering new ways to increase the speed of delivery and product offerings to customers while limiting costs and offering top-notch service.
Entries for the Retail Supply Chain of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 600 words:
  • Name of the company, location, workforce, etc.
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
The award CEO of the Year will go to the senior executive of a leading logistics company who can demonstrate the greatest impact on his/ her logistics-related business in the last 12 months.
Entries for the CEO of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 600 words:
  • How has the executive demonstrated his/her leadership ability?
  • How has the executive contributed to his/her company’s financial success?
  • What has the executive done to boost operational performance?
  • What has the executive done to manage their own professional development?
  • How has the executive shown their commitment to the improvement of the regional logistics industry?
Air cargo is a large component of the logistics industry. With this category we honour the companies that do the repair, service, or inspection of an aircraft or aircraft component to ensure that air cargo and crew are safe and secure onboard.
Entries for the MRO of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 600 words:
  • Name of the company, location, workforce, etc.
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies
The award will recognise a digital service provider in the logistics industry. Digital freight providers use automation to connect shippers and carriers to minimise human intervention and error while streamlining freight procurement.
Entries for the Digital Solutions Provider of the Year category should support their nomination by providing the following information in no more than 600 words:
  • Name of the company, location, workforce, etc.
  • Financial results for the previous two years or nearest estimates
  • Demonstrate ways in which the company has grown in the past year in terms of revenue, profit, expanding its service offering in the region
  • Key clients served
  • Customer feedback and vital case studies

Nomination

How to nominate:

  • Click “Submit Nominations’ on the event homepage
  • Complete nomination details, such as name of company or person you are nominating
  • Answer all of the required questions clearly
  • In your submission, be sure to include details showing why your entry deserves to win over others
  • Collate all your supporting documents to a single PDF file no larger than 10MB and email with the nomination to the following: jochebed@bncpublishing.net

The team will confirm whether your nomination has been received and a confirmation email will be sent to you. Any further queries can be e-mailed to the addresses above

Nomination deadline: August 15th, 2021

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Contact us

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