Air Cargo News Awards 2022: winners revealed!

By Rebecca Jeffrey

Air Cargo News Awards. Photo: Source Telling Photography

A total of 15 companies walked away with a prestigious Air Cargo News Award on Friday night at a grand ceremony in the UK.

230 people attended the 38th Air Cargo News Awards ceremony, presented by actress, writer and comedian Lucy Porter at the Runnymede on Thames hotel in Surrey.

Companies scooped an award based on a mix of direct voting by supply chain professionals and company submissions judged by an esteemed panel of industry experts.

In the judged categories, new for this year, the Air Cargo Environment Award was won by DHL Global Forwarding, sponsored by dnata.

The judges also highly commended United Cargo.

LATAM Cargo was named winner of the Air Cargo Pharma Award.

The judges highly commended both Brussels Airport Company and Changi Airport Group in this category.

The winner of the Best Freighter Operator category, sponsored by Awery Aviation Software, was Qatar Airways.

Cargolux Airlines International and Etihad Cargo were both also shortlisted.

Budapest Airport was recognised as the Cargo Hub of the Year, sponsored by Etihad Cargo .

The judges Highly Commended Brussels Airport Company and Changi Airport Group

The Ground Handler of the Year award, presented by the Humanitarian Logistics Association, was won by dnata.

Swissport was highly commended by the judges in this category.

Another new category for 2022, Air Cargo Project of the Year, was won by LATAM Cargo and presented by Heavy Lift and Project Forwarding International.

CharterSync was also highly commended in this category.

The GSSA of the Year award, sponsored by American Airlines Cargo, went to FlyUs Aviation Group.

The judges highly commended Network Airline Services.

CargoAi won the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo-sponsored Innovation Award – Digital.

The judges highly commended WebCargo by Freightos.

The Liege Airport-sponsored Innovation Award – Product was won by Teksbotics.

The judges highly commended Temp-Ex.

Voted for winners 

In the voted-for categories, Ethiopian Airlines was crowned Cargo Airline of the Year 2022, sponsored by FlyUs Aviation Group.

Moving onto the regional winners, Ethiopian Airlines also won the Best Cargo Airline – Africa award.

American Airlines Cargo took the Best Cargo Airline – Americas award, sponsored by Swissport.

Cargolux Airlines International won the Best Cargo Airline – Europe trophy.

The Best Cargo Airline – Middle East was won by Emirates SkyCargo, sponsored by Air Partner.

The Best Cargo Airline – Asia prize was scooped by China Airlines, sponsored by Network Aviation Group.

For the voted-for awards, shipper and freight forwarder readers were asked to vote on the Air Cargo News website, over a two-month period, for the airline that provides the best overall customer experience and service in each region.

Thanks to our independent expert judges for giving up their time and effort to scrutinise the entries.

We’d also like to praise our charity partner for the evening, the Humanitarian Logistics Association, for the work it has been doing to help people requiring humanitarian assistance.

Keep an eye on the awards website for further updates and images from the night. A full write-up of the event will appear in the Autumn issue of Air Cargo News. #ACNAwards22



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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]