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Winners revealed at Heavy Lift Awards

Almost 400 guests gathered at the inaugural Heavy Lift Awards ceremony last night at the Hilton Old Town hotel in Antwerp to celebrate the achievements of the heavy lift, specialised transport and project logistics sector.

Photo credit: Jonathan Ramael

The night kicked off with a drinks reception, followed by a three-course dinner, guest speech from football icon Ruud Gullit, and the eagerly awaited awards presentation.

A huge thank you to everybody that attended the event, as well as our category sponsors - AAL, Beluga Projects Logistic, Blue Water Shipping, CJ ICM Logistics, deugro group, Goldhofer, Red Box Energy Services, RTL, Sarens, Trans Global Projects and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean - and associate sponsors, Port of Antwerp and AntwerpXL, and Jonmoore International.

 

Congratulations to all of our winners:

Innovation Award

Winner – Sarens: SGC 250 crane

 

Port/Terminal Operator of the Year

Sponsor – Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean

Winner – Duluth Cargo Connect

 

Forwarder Network of the Year

Sponsor – CJ ICM Logistics

Winner – Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN)

 

Environment Award

Sponsor – Blue Water Shipping

Winner – Grimaldi Group

 

Safety Award

Sponsor – deugro group

Winner – Sarens

 

Training Award

Sponsor – RTL

Winner – Industrial Training International (ITI)

 

Airfreight Solution of the Year

Sponsor – Sarens

Winner – Hansa Meyer Global Transport

 

Overland Transport Provider of the Year

Sponsor – Goldhofer

Winner – Barnhart Crane & Rigging

 

Shipping Line of the Year

Sponsor – Trans Global Projects

Winner – AAL

 

Excellence in Engineering

Sponsor – Red Box Energy Services

Winner – ALE

 

Project Logistics Provider of the Year

Sponsor – AAL

Winner – Blue Water Shipping

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsor – Beluga Projects Logistic

Winner – Steve Drugan, senior vice president of deugro group

 

Keep an eye on the HLPFI website over the next few days for more information and photos of the awards evening.

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