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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.

A full guide to help you enter is available here: Download the Heavy Lift Awards Entry Guide

Entries close at 5:00PM on the 12 April 2019.

Airfreight Solution of the Year

This award will be presented to an airline, operator or forwarder that has executed an outstanding project cargo shipment by air in the last 12 months.The judges will be looking for a complex project solution demonstrating:

  • Timely delivery
  • Safe and efficient loading procedures
  • Customer satisfaction

Environment Award - Sponsored by: Blue Water Shipping

This award will be presented to the company that has shown a considered approach to environmental concerns within the day-to-day running of operations and the long-term strategy of the organisation.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • 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

Excellence in Engineering - Sponsored by: Red Box Energy Services

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

Forwarder Network of the Year - Sponsored by: CJ ICM Logistics

This award will be presented to the project freight forwarder network that has provided a superior offering to its members, and has demonstrated its ability to compete with large multinational forwarders on global project contracts.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • The introduction of added-value services for members
  • A conscientious and thorough approach to vetting new members
  • Successful annual meetings
  • Examples of members benefitting from the network through improved business or joint projects

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:

  • 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

Lifetime Achievement Award - Sponsored by: Beluga

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.

The winner of this award is selected by our independent panel of judges, but nominations are welcome.

If you would like to recommend a candidate for this award, please contact with a short explanation of why you think your nomination deserves to be considered for this category.

This category is now closed

Overland Transport Provider of the Year - Sponsored by: Goldhofer

This award will be presented to an equipment-owning provider of overland transport services by road, rail or inland waterway that has demonstrated its commitment to the safe, efficient and innovative transport of heavy and oversize project cargoes.

The judges will be looking for an operator that has demonstrated:

  • Use of thorough planning and surveying to minimise disruption
  • Use of innovative equipment and techniques to overcome challenges during transport
  • Understanding of regional permit and escort challenges
  • Evidence of safe and on-time delivery
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Dedication to communication with the industry about issues affecting the sector 

Port / Terminal Operator of the Year

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

Project Logistics Provider of the Year - Sponsored by: AAL

This award will be presented to the logistics provider that has demonstrated technical capability across a wide range of projects and industries.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Unique techniques and innovative approaches
  • Thorough planning procedures
  • Taking safety and environmental issues into consideration
  • Use of new technology or IT systems
  • A solid recruitment and training programme
  • Working closely with clients to anticipate needs

Safety Award - Sponsored by: deugro group

This award will be presented to a company or team from the project cargo supply chain (including both equipment owners, operators and logistics providers) that has consistently upheld the highest safety standards.

The judges will be looking for evidence that the company has:

  • 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

Shipping Line of the Year - Sponsored by: Trans Global Projects

This award will be presented to the carrier that has demonstrated its ability to successfully and efficiently support the movement of heavy and oversize project cargoes around the world by sea, and adapt to changing market conditions.

The judges will want to see evidence of one or more 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
  • Streamlined booking and documentation process
  • Expanded coverage or increased capacity

Training Award - Sponsored by: RTL LLC

This award will be presented either to a company that has adopted an innovative and successful approach to training staff, or a company that has provided a comprehensive training programme for the heavy lift and project logistics sector.

The judges will be looking for:

  • Evidence of a well-considered, consistent and successful training programme
  • Unique training techniques, potentially utilising new technology or equipment
  • The teaching of the most up-to-date standards in the company’s sector
  • Testimonials from those that have successfully completed the training programme
  • Clear evidence of progression from those that have undertaken the programme