HLPFI takes a look at the Airfreight Solution of the Year award, sponsored by Sarens.

The Airfreight Solution of the Year 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, broker, 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

Entry deadline: April 3, 2020 

About our sponsor 

Sarens’ mission is to be the reference point in crane rental services, heavy lifting, and engineered transport. With state of the art equipment and value engineering, the company offers creative and intelligent solutions to today's heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges.

With more than 100 entities in 65 countries operating without borders, Sarens handles small-scale to mega-scale projects. It currently employs 4,452 professionals. Safety and excellence are key drivers for Sarens and the company strives daily to establish a safe space for everyone and everything related to its operations.

Sarens has been the market leader for over 60 years; over four Sarens family generations are intimately involved in the business.

Sarens continues to build its future on the foundations of its rich past and ensures that its clients will always stay ahead of the game when it comes to heavy lifting and engineered transport innovation.


Our 2019 winner

Hansa Meyer won the Airfreight Solution of the Year Award for its involvement in a project to deliver 12 oversize modules from Chile to Bolivia using the AN-225 aircraft.

Timely delivery, safe and efficient loading procedures and customer satisfaction were just some of the criteria for this category and our winner – Hansa Meyer Global Transport – demonstrated all of this and more with its project involving the delivery of 12 160-tonne heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) modules from Chile to Bolivia using the AN-225 Mriya aircraft. 

Our judges were particularly impressed with the management of the tight schedule, how Hansa Meyer deployed teams in remote areas and the company’s engineering performance in order to deliver the urgently needed equipment. 

The Heavy Lift Awards 2020 ceremony will take place on October 21 at the Royal Lancaster hotel in London, UK.