ENTRIES INTO THE HEAVY LIFT AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

  • When you enter you will be required to register yourself, upon doing so, you will receive an email. Once you've received this please click the Activate link in the email to confirm the set up.
  • You will then be able to complete your entry. All entries to the awards are free of charge.
  • You can return at any point using your login credentials to manage your account and modify your entry until the closing date.
  • To enter the awards please complete an entry form on the website filling out all relevant fields and uploading your PDF submission for each category. 
  • PDF submissions should be approximately 1000 words fulfilling the category criteria – entries that do not comply will be marked down or rejected.
  • Read the description of the category you wish to enter carefully to ensure you are eligible to make an entry.

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Airfreight Solution of the Year

This award will be presented for an outstanding project cargo shipment that has been executed by air in the last 12 months. This category can be entered by an airline, operator, forwarder, or as a combined entry from partners on a specific project. This project solution could include multiple flights or utilise the full capacity of an aircraft. Entries could include examples of bespoke engineering or consider ground handling and equipment challenges.

The judges will be looking for a company or partnership that has demonstrated:

  • The timely delivery of a complex project
  • Safe and efficient loading procedures
  • Customer satisfaction
  • A thorough knowledge of the challenges involved in the movement of project cargo by air
  • Evidence of how these challenges have been overcome in this specific project
This category is now closed

Environment Award

This award will be presented to the company that has shown a considered approach to environmental concerns through either an initiative launched in the past 12 months, or within the day-to-day running of operations in the past 12 months and the long-term strategy of the organisation.

The judges will be looking for evidence of one or more of the following:

  • The operation of and investment in low-emission equipment and technology
  • Compliance with – or keeping ahead of – the latest environmental regulations affecting the sector
  • Planning for future changes in environmental policy
  • The development of a thorough understanding of respective environmental concerns, and the training of staff in these challenges
  • Putting environmental concerns at the forefront of activities
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Excellence in Engineering - Sponsored by: DHL Industrial Projects

This award will be presented to the transport engineering team of a company that has taken part in a complex project in the past 12 months, which has demonstrated its ability to overcome unusual challenges using customised engineering solutions.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Contribution to improved safety standards across the project
  • Commitment to cost-efficiency and minimised disruption for the client
  • High-quality engineering solutions using innovative equipment
  • Extensive planning and a proactive approach to the client’s request
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Innovation Award

This award will be presented to the company that has developed an innovative piece of equipment or technology designed to improve the lift or transport of heavy and oversize cargoes.

The judges will be looking for a product that demonstrates one or more of the following:

  • Innovative thinking
  • Clear enhancements in handling capabilities and durability
  • Improvements in cost and time efficiencies for the customer
  • A step forward in terms of technology 
  • High safety and environmental standards
  • Tangible results that can be quantified, qualified and substantiated by examples.

*Entries must be based on an initiative that has been launched and is in use. Concepts will not be considered by the judges.

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    Overland Transport Provider of the Year - Sponsored by: Goldhofer

    This award will be presented to an equipment-owning company that has executed an outstanding overland project cargo movement – by road, rail or inland waterway – in the last 12 months. Entries should demonstrate a commitment to the safe, efficient and innovative transport of heavy and oversize project cargoes.

    The judges will be looking for:

    • The timely delivery of a complex project 
    • Commitment to improved safety standards across the project
    • Customer satisfaction
    • A thorough knowledge of the challenges involved in the overland movement of project cargo
    • Evidence of how these challenges have been overcome in this specific project through the use of equipment, technology or planning

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    Port / Terminal Operator of the Year - Sponsored by UTC Overseas

    This award will be presented to the port authority or terminal operator that has demonstrated its heavy lift cargo handling capabilities.

    The judges will be looking for evidence of:

    • Safe and efficient handling of oversize cargoes
    • Investment in new equipment and facilities for the storing and handling of oversize cargoes
    • Maintenance of existing facilities
    • Minimised waiting times for customers
    • Investment in technology to optimise loading procedures
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    Project Logistics Provider of the Year - Sponsored by: AAL

    This award will be presented to the logistics provider that has developed its project cargo services to adapt to new market opportunities and challenges, as well as customer demands.

    The judges will be looking for evidence of how this development - alongside sound technical capability and high safety standards - has shaped the success of your project forwarding business and prepared your company for the future.

    Entries should include evidence of:

    • A deep understanding of your client base and their requirements
    • An ability to adapt to changing market conditions
    • Strategy for growth and enhancement of current services
    • A considered approach to safety and environmental issues within the organisation
    • A solid recruitment and training programme

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    Project of the Year

    This award will be presented for the successful execution of a large-scale, complex logistics project, involving the door-to-door delivery of multiple oversize and/or heavy cargoes.

    This award can be entered jointly to reflect logistics and/or transport partners or individually if you are the project lead.

    The judges will be looking for a project that demonstrates:

    • Unique techniques and innovative approaches to overcome project challenges
    • The use of multiple transport modes
    • The employment of advanced equipment and/or technology

    Entries should include evidence/examples of:

    • Detailed planning
    • Safety considerations
    • Benefits to client

    *Entered projects could be ongoing but must have reached a milestone in the past 12 months

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      Safety Award

      This award will be presented to a company or team from the project cargo supply chain (including both carriers, equipment owners, operators and logistics providers) that has consistently upheld the highest safety standards in its overall operations, or launched a specific initiative designed to improve safety in a particular area of operation.

      The judges will be looking for:

      For an overall safety policy -

      • Complied with the latest safety regulations and accreditations in its field
      • Demonstrated a superior safety record with regards to accidents and injuries at work
      • Implemented staff training in the relevant safety standards
      • Demonstrated an active commitment to improving safety standards across the heavy lift and specialised transport sector

      For a specific initiative -

      • A brief description of the initiative or programme that was launched and the industry/operations it was aimed at
      • What safety issue(s) it was designed to address
      • The outcome of the initiative and evidence of its success
      • Testimonials/ comments from those that took part in the initiative

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      Ship Operator of the Year - Sponsored by: Trans Global Projects Group

      This award will be presented to a carrier that has demonstrated its ability to successfully and efficiently support the movement of heavy and oversize project cargoes around the world by sea in the past 12 months.

      Entries should demonstrate the carrier’s ability to adapt its business to challenging market conditions and the changing needs of its customers.

      Entries must be from a company that operates at least 4 vessels on long-term charter contracts. The entries can include tramp, liner or semi-liner service operators, including breakbulk, ro-ro, container, semi-submersible and deck carriers that serve the heavy lift market.

      The judges will want to see evidence of:

      • Proactive approach to safety and environmental regulations
      • An optimised fleet capable of supporting a wide range of customers and markets
      • The implementation of new technology or techniques to support the loading of complex cargoes

      Entries must include:

      • Testimonials from clients
      • Examples of clear commitment to safety and efficiency
      • Examples of shipments completed in past 12 months
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      Training Award

      This award will be presented either to a company that has adopted an innovative and successful approach to training staff in day-to-day operations/provided a comprehensive apprenticeship scheme, or a company that has provided a training programme for a particular aspect of the heavy lift and project logistics sector.

      The judges will be looking for:

      For an overall training policy/apprenticeship scheme 

      • Evidence of a well-considered, consistent and successful approach to training staff
      • Unique training techniques, potentially utilising new technology or equipment 
      • The teaching of the most up-to-date standards in the company’s sector
      • Evidence of the success of the training programme – testimonials from those that have been trained by the company; clear evidence of progression from those that have taken part in the programme

      For a specific training programme:

      • A description of the training programme and the industry/issues it is designed to address; as well as the training methods
      • Unique training techniques, potentially utilising new technology or equipment
      • Added benefit to participants and clear evidence of progression from companies that have undertaken the programme
      • Testimonials from those that have successfully completed the programme

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      Lifetime Achievement Award - Sponsored by Sarens

      This award will be presented to the individual that has made a long-lasting impact on the heavy lift, specialised transport and project forwarding industry.

      The Lifetime Achievement Award will recognise an individual for a lifetime of innovation and leadership.

      This category is now closed