HLPFI takes a look at the Safety Award, sponsored by deugro group. 

The Safety Award will be presented to a company or team from the project cargo supply chain (including 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

Entry deadline: April 3, 2020


About our sponsor 

Safety first! At the deugro group, we are committed to a culture of health and safety - without compromise. Because our most important goal is to raise awareness of and lead a strong health and safety culture at all times, we are pleased to sponsor once again the Safety Award of the Heavy Lift Awards 2020.

The deugro group, which is present in over 40 countries around the world, consists of four independent companies that offer far-reaching competence, experience and know-how in their fields of business:
•    deugro – Project freight forwarding
•    dship – Global ocean transportation
•    dteq – Transport engineering solutions
•    dhaulage – Specialised transportation assets

The deugro group redefines the one-stop-shop concept for complex logistics services and unifies the dedication, synergies and competencies of all deugro group companies. The deugro group stands for entrepreneurial, dynamic, best-in-class service and has a solid reputation for its client-centric and best minds approach, while upholding the highest quality, HSE and compliance standards.


Our 2019 winner 

Gert Hendrickx, sales director at Sarens, was presented with the Safety Award at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards. 

In 2019, the Safety Award went to Belgium-headquartered Sarens. The launch of its own training centre, combined with its innovative app that encourages a much greater compliance for reporting incidents, resonated with our judges, who felt that Sarens showcased a superior safety record and active commitment to improving safety standards across the heavy lift and specialised transport sector. 

Sarens’ group marketing and communications manager, Kleopatra Kyrimi, commented on the company's double success: “We are proud of the awards we received. They show how hard we work for innovation and safety.” 

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