January 24 - Now in their 22nd year, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) awards were presented in in London last week when the nominees and sponsors plus shipping and logistics personalities gathered to celebrate the event. The event was

Peter Quantrill , BIFA director general was clearly delighted with the proceedings saying: "There's an old saying that 'you have to be in it to win it'. We had a fantastic response to this year's competition, with six first-time entrants in the finalist shortlist and top quality entries, which were judged by a panel of industry experts. I was especially pleased to re-introduce the Environment award category this year given the ever increasing importance of green issues in supply chain management. BIFA fully appreciates that entering the Awards takes time and effort. I can only applaud the effort put into the entries that were, as ever, of the highest quality."

The winners of the Project Forwarding Award was Allseas Global Logistics and upon receipt managing directorAndrew Morris dedicated the achievement to the passengers and crew of an Ilyushin 76T cargo plane which was destroyed shortly after completing a logistics mission in Africa. The aircraft crashed into Lake Victoria, shortly after takeoff from Entebbe Airport , Uganda with the loss of all aboard.