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Heavy Lift Awards category spotlight: Shipping Line of the Year

HLPFI takes a look at the Shipping Line of the Year award, sponsored by Trans Global Projects Group (TGP). 


The Shipping Line of the Year award will be presented to a carrier that has demonstrated its ability to successfully and efficiently move heavy and oversize project cargoes around the world by sea.

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

The judges will want to see evidence of:

  • A 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 

The entry deadline for all categories is April 3, 2020. You can submit your entries via the Heavy Lift Awards website. Please contact if you have any queries about the entry process.


About our sponsor 


The Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) is a leading expert for freight and project management headquartered in England, with offices on six continents. TGP’s subsidiaries include Natco Switzerland, Natco Germany and NPT Brasil.

In addition to project logistics management, TGP's core activities include ship chartering, aviation logistics, logistics consultancy and transport engineering. The Group also offers a wide spectrum of services in global freight forwarding, supply chain management and integrated logistics as well as value-added services such as biosecurity, procurement, customs brokerage and insurance.

TGP delivers professional project management globally, with a growing presence in key markets in Asia-Pacific, Africa, Europe, Middle East and South America.

Find out more about TGP here.


Our 2019 winner 

Kyriacos Panayides, managing director at AAL, received the first Shipping Line of the Year award at the ceremony in Antwerp.

Last year, AAL won the 2019 Shipping Line of the Year award, with one of our judges commenting: “AAL has an excellent approach for future challenges and a top class engineering department, backed by a reliable performance in the heavy lift shipping sector.” Its proven track record for delivery, safety and commitment to the industry earned AAL the inaugural trophy.


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

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