In the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2020, DB Schenker took first place in the project forwarding category, sponsored by Peter Lole Insurance Brokers, defeating fellow finalists Atlantic Pacific Global Logistics; RIF Worldwide; Specialist Logistics Services; and Ucargo.

On behalf of the judges, Tracey Meaney of Peter Lole Insurance Brokers commented: “DB Schenker provided a great demonstration of strategic project forwarding skills in aiding Hitachi Rail to review its import process for the transit of 135 railcars and panels being shipped from Japan to its manufacturing site in the UK for the UK West Coast Main Line.

“DB Schenker’s out-of-the-box thinking and critical examination of the existing methodology found a new route for this large-scale cargo, resulting in improved Customs clearance, shorter delivery times, cost savings and a greener footprint.”