Logistics industry praised at FTA Awards

FTA Logistics Awards winners Photo: Professional Images/@ProfImages

The logistics industry is to be applauded for keeping Britain trading, despite uncertain market conditions, according to a leading government transport minister.

During a speech at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Logistics Awards 2019, Baroness Vere of Norbiton, parliamentary under secretary of state, Department for Transport, congratulated the logistics industry on its determination to protect the supply chain, despite difficult political and economic conditions.  

Meanwhile, the Air Business of the Year award, sponsored by Port of Dover, was won by Antonov Airlines.

Overseeing the event was FTA’s director of marketing and communications, Kevin Green, who commented on the success of the evening: “FTA’s Logistics Awards have always celebrated success, innovation and dedication, and this year was no exception. A highly anticipated event that surpassed even the greatest of expectations, this year’s ceremony certainly lived up to its reputation as the logistics occasion of the year.

Following a record number of entrants this year, 15 companies and individuals eneded up celebrating after scooping awards during the event:  

Most Innovative Company of the Year sponsored by Siemens Financial Services 

Most Innovative Product of the Year sponsored by ITT Hub 

Wheely-Safe Ltd 

Road Freight Operator of the Year sponsored by Port of Dover 

Collett & Sons Ltd 

Rail Business of the Year sponsored by Manpower 

Tarmac and Railfreight Services in partnership 

Air Business of the Year sponsored by Port of Dover 

Antonov Airlines 

Water Business of the Year sponsored by CF Fertilisers 

PD Ports Group 

Retail and Manufacturing Shipper of the Year sponsored by Santander 

Radwell International Ltd. 

Public Services Operator of the Year sponsored by CEVA Logistics 


Van Operator of the Year sponsored by FTA Recovery  

JN Bentley  

Logistics Partner of the Year sponsored by Brigade Electronics  

The Very Enterprising Community Interest Company 

Diversity Champion of the Year sponsored by Multimodal 

Amey Fleet Services 

Rising Star of the Year sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres 

Sarah-Jayne Owen of CEVA Logistics 

FTA Lifetime Achievement Award 

Tommy Williams and John Williams from Maritime Transport 

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]